The New York Times Book Of Science

Author: The New York Times
ISBN: 9781402793219
Size: 11,10 MB
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For more than 150 years, The New York Times has been in the forefront of science news reporting. These 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. The varied topics range from chemistry to the cosmos, biology to ecology, genetics to artificial intelligence, all curated by the former editor of Science Times, David Corcoran. Big, informative, and wide-ranging, this journey through the scientific stories of our times is a must-have for all science enthusiasts.

The New York Times Book Of Physics And Astronomy

Author: Cornelia Dean
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402793202
Size: 10,87 MB
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A treasury of 125 archival articles covers more than a century of scientific breakthroughs, setbacks and mysteries and includes pieces by Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, includes Malcolm W. Browne on antimatter, James Glanz on string theory and George Johnson on quantum physics.

The New York Times Book Of Medicine

Author: Gina Kolata
Editor: Sterling
ISBN: 9781454902058
Size: 16,25 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fashion a fantastic paper animal parade featuring everything from dinosaurs to a peacock with a huge tail to butterflies, a whale, lion and mama and baby kangaroos. This origami zoo offers 33 enticing projects, all beginning with the same basic steps, plus everything needed to make them.

The New York Times Dictionary Of Misunderstood Misused Mispronounced Words

Author: Laurence Urdang
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579120603
Size: 14,53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents pronunciations and definitions for common terms often misrepresented in oral and written communication.

The New York Times Book Of Mathematics

Author: Gina Bari Kolata
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402793226
Size: 11,20 MB
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Presents a selection from the archives of the New York newspaper of its writings on mathematics from 1892 to 2010, covering such topics as chaos theory, statistics, cryptography, and computers.

The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who

Author: Simon Guerrier
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448142970
Size: 20,34 MB
Format: PDF
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Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They’re also science fiction – but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction? The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend of story and science that will help you see Doctor Who in a whole new light, weaving together a series of all-new adventures, featuring every incarnation of the Doctor. With commentary that explores the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more, Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling – and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries. This book is your chance to be the Doctor's companion and explore what's out there. It will make you laugh, and think, and see the world around you differently. Because anything could be out there. And going out there is the only way to learn what it is.

A Century Of Nature

Author: Laura Garwin
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226284163
Size: 13,47 MB
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Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that provide historical context for each article, explain its insights in graceful, accessible prose, and celebrate the serendipity of discovery and the rewards of searching for needles in haystacks.

Thank You For Being Late

Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Editor: Picador USA
ISBN: 1250141222
Size: 11,78 MB
Format: PDF
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A New York Times Bestseller, One of The Wall Street Journal’s “10 Books to Read Now,” and One of Kirkus Reviews’s Best Nonfiction Books of Year We all sense it—something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once—and it is dizzying. In Thank You for Being Late, version 2.0, with a new afterword, Thomas L. Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world today and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts. His thesis: to understand the twenty-first century, you need to understand that the planet’s three largest forces—Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)—are accelerating all at once. These accelerations are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The year 2007 was the major inflection point: the release of the iPhone, together with advances in silicon chips, software, storage, sensors, and networking, created a new technology platform that is reshaping everything from how we hail a taxi to the fate of nations to our most intimate relationships. It is providing vast new opportunities for individuals and small groups to save the world—or to destroy it. With his trademark vitality, wit, and optimism, Friedman shows that we can overcome the multiple stresses of an age of accelerations—if we slow down, if we dare to be late and use the time to reimagine work, politics, and community. Thank You for Being Late is an essential guide to the present and the future.

The First Scientist

Author: Carlo Rovelli
Editor: Westholme Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781594161315
Size: 17,35 MB
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Translated into English for the first time, an award-winning theoretical physicist discusses the theories of Anaximander, the sixth-century BC Greek philosopher, and examines the influence he had on scientific thinking in a historical and philosophical context.

The New York Times Book Of Science Questions Answers

Author: C. Claiborne Ray
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307813525
Size: 11,41 MB
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Why is glass transparent? Why do cats purr? Why do men have nipples? These are but a handful of the thousands of questions that over the years have been asked and answered in The New York Times "Science Q&A" column. At last, the best and most interesting questions-and their replies-have been collected in a book for general readers. From wild animals to outdoor vegetation, from the human body to the heavens above, The New York Times Book of Science Questions and Answers takes readers on a thoroughly entertaining and informative journey through the world we live in. Like David Feldman's bestselling books Do Penguins Have Knees? and Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?, this is science at its fun-filled best. Featuring answers from a wide variety of leaders across the country in scientific research and education, and illustrated by the delightful drawings of Victoria Roberts, The Times Q&A column is one of the best read features in the Science Times, which is one of the most popular sections of the newspaper. With a daily circulation of 1.2 million people, The New York Times is a leader in conveying scientific information to the general public. This fact-filled handbook for the scientifically curious should prove invaluable as a family reference book, as a classroom resource, as an entertaining subway diversion, and even as a supplement to public libraries' Frequently Asked Questions lists. From the Trade Paperback edition.