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Why it's Not All Rocket Science: Scientific Theories and Experiments Explained

Why it's Not All Rocket Science: Scientific Theories and Experiments Explained (Paperback)

By Cave, Robert

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Examines 100 extraordinary projects, theories and experiments that have been conducted in the name of science. From spider monkeys to human cyborgs, and from swimming in syrup to chaos theory, the author places each experiment and discovery in its scientific context.

ISBN 9780500292006
Published 1 September 2016 by Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight

Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight (Hardback)

By Marren, Peter

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At the age of five, British writer and naturalist Peter Marren had what he refers to as his Nabokov moment, catching a butterfly and feeling its dust between his fingers. As he writes, The hands of 5-year-olds are damp and clumsy. When the butterfly slithered and shot out from be ...

ISBN 9780226395883
Published 15 September 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time

The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Canales, Jimena

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On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson's theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher ...

ISBN 9780691173177
Published 15 September 2016
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The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us

The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Yanofsky, Noson S.

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Many books explain what is known about the universe. This book investigates what cannot be known. Rather than exploring the amazing facts that science, mathematics, and reason have revealed to us, this work studies what science, mathematics, and reason tell us cannot be revealed. ...

ISBN 9780262529846
Published 15 September 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists
 

The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

By Millar, David; Millar, Ian; Millar, John; Millar, Margaret

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An alphabetically organized, illustrated biographical dictionary covering the work of over 1500 key scientists from 40 countries.

ISBN 9780521000628
Published 4 September 2002 by Cambridge University Press
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Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History
 

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History (Hardback)

By Chaline, Eric

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Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, organic minerals, and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of their material cultures.

ISBN 9781742379500
Published 1 August 2012 by Allen & Unwin
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A Concise History of Mathematics
 

A Concise History of Mathematics (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

By Struik, Dirk J.

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Traces development of concepts and techniques in mathematics and identifies important mathematicians of the past.

ISBN 9780486602554
Published 1 August 1987 by Dover Publications Inc.
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Series Dover Books on Mathematics
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Gorillas in the Mist
 

Gorillas in the Mist (Paperback)

By Fossey, Dian

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Inspiring the award-winning film, Fossey's 13 years experience in the remote African rain forests with the endangered mountain gorillas are accounted in this classic work, which remains an enduring testament to one of the longest field studies of primates. Photos.

ISBN 9780618083602
Published 16 November 2000 by Houghton Mifflin
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The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind

The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind (Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside)

By Grayling, A. C.

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Best-selling author A. C. Grayling explains how, fuelled by original and unorthodox thinking, war and technological invention, the seventeenth century became the crucible of modernity

ISBN 9781408870389
Published 23 March 2016 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars (Hardback)

By Holt, Nathalia

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The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

ISBN 9780316338929
Published 10 May 2016 by Little, Brown
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