Furry Logic

Autore: Matin Durrani
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472914104
Grandezza: 18,47 MB
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Furry Logic looks in detail at the animals that use cool physics in weird and intriguing ways as part of their daily battle to survive. It details the role of physics in the lives of a number of animals, as uncovered by scientists researching the field of biomechanics. The book is divided into seven chapters, each representing a separate arm of physics. Each chapter examines the animals' key features before describing the ways they use physics, how this was discovered, and what remains to be found out. We learn: · how pistol shrimps can generate a force strong enough to destroy aquarium glass using their claws · how whales hear using fat · how cats and dogs lap up milk thanks to the laws of surface tension · why reindeer use ultraviolet light for foraging · how a male peacock's train generates infrasound' to attract a mate · how ants navigate thanks to magnetic fields · how mosquitoes survive collisions with raindrops. Furry Logic makes the incredible interdisciplinary world of animal biomechanics accessible to all, in an enthralling and entertaining read.

Furry Logic

Autore: Jane Seabrook
Editore:
ISBN: 9781607747161
Grandezza: 18,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1949
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""A collection of adorable watercolor illustrations of animals paired with humorous sayings about life and its little challenges"--Provided by publisher"--

Furry Logic Wild Wisdom

Autore: Jane Seabrook
Editore: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781580088169
Grandezza: 49,96 MB
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Exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings depicting animals caught up in the joy and drudgery of life are paired with old adages given a new spin for our times.

Furry Logic

Autore: Jane Seabrook
Editore:
ISBN: 9781580086714
Grandezza: 56,16 MB
Formato: PDF
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The sequel to 2004Us "Furry Logic," this is a humorous collection of quotes and drawings that captures the emotional essence of being a parent.

Laugh At Life

Autore: Jane Seabrook
Editore: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740755866
Grandezza: 49,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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The long-awaited follow-up title to FURRY LOGIC A GUIDE TO LIFE'S LITTLE CHALLENGES offers another menagerie of cleverly rendered animals and the simple, yet deep ruminations that match these natural comedians. The artwork reflects a zoologist's understanding of animals matched with an illustrator's eye for colour and human nature, and these appealing images are deftly matched with exactly the right quotations - and clever, funny ones at that - to convey the meaning. Topics range from the challenges of relationships to the enjoyment of life's many and diverse pleasures.

Furry Logic Love

Autore: Jane Seabrook
Editore:
ISBN: 9781580088176
Grandezza: 56,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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"Artist Jane Seabrook presents a new menagerie of sweet and snarky animals who have a lot to say about love and relationships"--Provided by publisher.

Furry Logic 10th Anniversary Edition

Autore: Jane Seabrook
Editore: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607747170
Grandezza: 21,72 MB
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The adorable and high-profile Furry Logic series celebrates its 10th anniversary with a menagerie of illustrated animals and hilarious sayings about life, love, and everything in between. No one understands the ups and downs of life's little challenges better than the frisky critters of Furry Logic. The inspirational and tongue-in-cheek advice from series creator Jane Seabrook and her plucky animal characters will tickle the fancy and the funnybone of readers everywhere. Each intricately illustrated spread features a member of the animal kingdom with a unique take on life, from the adorably grumpy owl who advises "Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with" to the fluffy hawk who admonishes, "If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished." So join the original flock of penguins, bears, frogs, and more in celebrating a decade of wit and wisdom with ten new illustrated spreads for fans looking for fresh inspiration. From the Hardcover edition.

An Illustrated Book Of Bad Arguments

Autore: Ali Almossawi
Editore: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1615192263
Grandezza: 60,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human Journey The antidote to fuzzy thinking, with furry animals! Have you read (or stumbled into) one too many irrational online debates? Ali Almossawi certainly had, so he wrote An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments! This handy guide is here to bring the internet age a much-needed dose of old-school logic (really old-school, a la Aristotle). Here are cogent explanations of the straw man fallacy, the slippery slope argument, the ad hominem attack, and other common attempts at reasoning that actually fall short—plus a beautifully drawn menagerie of animals who (adorably) commit every logical faux pas. Rabbit thinks a strange light in the sky must be a UFO because no one can prove otherwise (the appeal to ignorance). And Lion doesn’t believe that gas emissions harm the planet because, if that were true, he wouldn’t like the result (the argument from consequences). Once you learn to recognize these abuses of reason, they start to crop up everywhere from congressional debate to YouTube comments—which makes this geek-chic book a must for anyone in the habit of holding opinions.

Storm In A Teacup The Physics Of Everyday Life

Autore: Helen Czerski
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248976
Grandezza: 73,15 MB
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A physicist explains daily phenomena from the mundane to the magisterial. Take a look up at the stars on a clear night and you get a sense that the universe is vast and untouchable, full of mysteries beyond comprehension. But did you know that the key to unveiling the secrets of the cosmos is as close as the nearest toaster? Our home here on Earth is messy, mutable, and full of humdrum things that we touch and modify without much thought every day. But these familiar surroundings are just the place to look if you’re interested in what makes the universe tick. In Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She guides us through the principles of gases (“Explosions in the kitchen are generally considered a bad idea. But just occasionally a small one can produce something delicious”); gravity (drop some raisins in a bottle of carbonated lemonade and watch the whoosh of bubbles and the dancing raisins at the bottom bumping into each other); size (Czerski explains the action of the water molecules that cause the crime-scene stain left by a puddle of dried coffee); and time (why it takes so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle). Along the way, she provides answers to vexing questions: How does water travel from the roots of a redwood tree to its crown? How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and witty, Czerski shares her stunning breadth of knowledge to lift the veil of familiarity from the ordinary. You may never look at your toaster the same way.

The Lion In The Living Room

Autore: Abigail Tucker
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476738254
Grandezza: 54,65 MB
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“By turns funny and disturbing, The Lion in the Living Room is full of surprises. Like all the best nonfiction, it will make you think twice about the world around you.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction “Dig deep into the history, biology, and science of house cats in this charming, highly informative read that explains how cats came to rule.” —B&N Reads “Eminently readable and gently funny, Tucker’s blend of pop science and social commentary will appeal to cat lovers as well as a broad general audience with an interest in natural history.” —Library Journal (starred review) A lively adventure through history, natural science, and pop culture in search of how cats conquered the world, the Internet, and our hearts. House cats rule back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, and our bedrooms. Clearly, they own the Internet, where a viral cat video can easily be viewed upwards of ten million times. But how did cats accomplish global domination? Unlike dogs, they offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent rat-catchers and pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still. To better understand these furry strangers in our midst, Abby Tucker travels to meet the breeders, activists, and scientists who’ve dedicated their lives to cats. She visits the labs where people sort through feline bones unearthed from the first human settlements, treks through the Floridian wilderness in search of house cats on the loose, and hangs out with Lil Bub, one of the world’s biggest feline celebrities. Witty, intelligent, and always curious, Tucker shows how these tiny creatures have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. The appropriate reaction to a cuddly kitten, it seems, might not be aww but awe.