Download E-books DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule that Shook the World PDF

By Israel Rosenfield

With humor, intensity, and philosophical and ancient perception, DNA reaches out to quite a lot of readers with its picture portrayal of a sophisticated technology. compatible to be used out and in of the school room, this quantity covers DNA's many marvels, from its unique discovery in 1869 to early-twentieth-century debates at the mechanisms of inheritance and the deeper nature of life's evolution and diversity.

Even readers who lack a historical past in technology and philosophy will examine an important volume from this enticing narrative. The e-book elucidates DNA's courting to overall healthiness and the reason and therapy of affliction. It additionally covers the production of latest lifestyles types, nanomachines, and views on crime detection, and considers the philosophical resources of classical Darwinian thought and up to date, radical adjustments within the knowing of evolution itself. Already those advancements have profoundly affected our notions approximately residing issues. Borin Van Loon's funny illustrations recount the contributions of Gregor Mendel, Frederick Griffith, James Watson, and Francis Crick, between different biologists, scientists, and researchers, and vividly depict the fashionable controversies surrounding the Human Genome venture and cloning.

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Download E-books Introduction to Remote Sensing, Fifth Edition PDF

By James B. Campbell, Randolph H. Wynne

A major textual content for undergraduate- and graduate-level classes, this e-book introduces regularly occurring varieties of distant sensing imagery and their functions in plant sciences, hydrology, earth sciences, and land use research. The textual content offers finished assurance of critical issues and serves as a framework for organizing the significant quantity of distant sensing info on hand on the internet. together with case stories and overview questions, the book's 4 sections and 21 chapters are rigorously designed as autonomous devices that teachers can choose between as wanted for his or her classes. Illustrations contain 29 colour plates and over four hundred black-and-white figures.

New to This Edition
*Reflects major technological and methodological advances.
*Chapter on aerial images now emphasizes electronic instead of analog systems.
*Updated discussions of accuracy evaluation, multitemporal switch detection, and electronic preprocessing.
*Links to prompt on-line movies and tutorials.

 

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Download E-books The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments PDF

By George Johnson

A blinding, impossible to resist selection of the 10 so much ground-breaking and gorgeous experiments in clinical heritage.

With the eye to aspect of a historian and the story-telling skill of a novelist, New York Times technological know-how author George Johnson celebrates those groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time while the realm appeared choked with mysterious forces and scientists have been in awe of sunshine, electrical energy, and the human physique. the following, we see Galileo staring down gravity, Newton breaking up gentle, and Pavlov learning his now well-known canine. this can be technology in its such a lot artistic, hands-on shape, while ingenuity of the brain is the main great tool within the lab and the rewards of a well-considered scan are on based reveal.

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Download E-books Tales From The Underground: A Natural History Of Subterranean Life PDF

There are over a billion organisms in a pinch of soil, but we all know even more approximately deep area than concerning the universe under. In stories from the Underground, Cornell ecologist David Wolfe takes us on a travel via present clinical wisdom of the subterranean global. We stick to the development of discovery from Charles Darwin's experiments with earthworms, to Lewis and Clark's first stumble upon with prairie canines, to using new genetic instruments which are revealing an astonishingly wealthy surroundings underneath our ft. Wolfe plunges us deep into the earth's rocky crust, the place existence can have begun-a global without oxygen and lightweight yet secure from asteroid bombardment. Primitive microbes came upon there are turning our suggestion of the evolutionary tree of lifestyles on its head: amazingly, they symbolize maybe an entire 3rd of earth's genetic range. As Wolfe explains, creatures of the soil can paintings for us, via delivering vital prescription drugs and recycling the basic components of lifestyles, or opposed to us, by way of spreading ailment and contributing to worldwide weather swap. the way forward for our species may possibly rely on how we deal with our residing soil assets. stories from the Underground will eternally modify our appreciation of the flora and fauna around-and beneath-us.

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Download E-books A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable PDF

By Anjan Chakravartty

Medical realism is the view that our greatest medical theories supply nearly precise descriptions of either observable and unobservable features of a mind-independent global. Debates among realists and their critics are on the very center of the philosophy of technology. Anjan Chakravartty strains the modern evolution of realism through reading the main promising techniques followed through its proponents in accordance with the forceful demanding situations of antirealist sceptics, leading to a favorable suggestion for medical realism at the present time. He examines the center ideas of the realist place, and sheds mild on themes together with the different types of metaphysical dedication required, and the character of the clash among realism and its empiricist competitors. via illuminating the connections among realist interpretations of medical wisdom and the metaphysical foundations assisting them, his e-book bargains a compelling imaginative and prescient of the way realism supplies an internally constant and coherent account of medical wisdom.

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Download E-books Hollow Earth: The Long and Curious History of Imagining Strange Lands, Fantastical Creatures, Advanced Civilizations, and Marvelous Machines Below the Earth's Surface PDF

By David Standish

Ideals in mysterious underworlds are as outdated as humanity. however the concept that the earth has a hole inside was once first proposed as a systematic idea in 1691 via Sir Edmond Halley (of comet fame), who recommended that there should be existence down there to boot. Hollow Earth lines the outstanding, incredible, and simply simple bizarre diversifications his rules have taken over the centuries. From technological know-how fiction to utopian societies or even religions, Hollow Earth travels via centuries and cultures, exploring how every one era’s courting to the assumption of a hole earth reflected its hopes, fears, and values. Illustrated with every thing from seventeenth-century maps to Fifties pulp paintings to motion picture posters and extra, Hollow Earth is for a person drawn to the background of odd rules that simply won’t pass away.</Div>

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Download E-books Caveman Logic: The Persistence of Primitive Thinking in a Modern World PDF

By Hank Davis

We see the face of the Virgin Mary staring up at us from a grilled cheese sandwich and promote the uneaten component to our meal for $37,000 on eBay. whereas technology deals a wealth of rational causes for typical phenomena, we regularly like to embody the fantasies that reassured our far-off ancestors. And we’ll even visit conflict to guard our delusions opposed to those that don't percentage them.

These are examples of what evolutionary psychologist Hank Davis calls "Caveman Logic." even though a few examples are humorous, the itself is not any guffawing subject. during this engagingly written publication, Davis encourages us to go beyond the psychological default settings and tribal loyalties that labored good for our ancestors again within the Pleistocene age. Davis laments a latest global during which extra humans think in ESP, ghosts, and angels than in evolution. Superstition and faith get rather severe remedy, even if Davis argues that faith, itself, isn't the challenge yet "an inevitable derivative of ways our minds misperform."

Davis argues, "It’s time to maneuver past the one-size-fits-all, protection and comfort-oriented settings that received our ancestors throughout the terrifying Pleistocene night." against this, Davis advocates an international within which "spirituality" is considered as a deadly instead of an admirable caliber, and indicates ways that we will conquer our innate predisposition towards irrationality. He concludes through declaring that "biology isn't really destiny." simply as a few of us achieve observing our diets, resisting violent impulses, and interesting in unselfish habit, we will be able to learn how to use severe pondering and the insights of technological know-how to steer person attempt and social motion within the carrier of our complete species.

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Download E-books El fin del principio: Una nueva historia del tiempo PDF

By Adam Frank

Por primera vez en los angeles larga senda del pensamiento humano somos capaces de construir un relato detallado y verificable de l. a. historia cósmica. No es que los angeles narración científica de los angeles evolución del cosmos a lo largo de los últimos 13.700 millones de años sea errónea. Es el principio, los angeles génesis, lo que está listo para ser sustituido, el momento singular e importantísimo de los angeles creación. En otras palabras, es el estallido del Gran Estallido lo que estamos decididos a reescribir. 

Los físicos han imaginado a lo largo de décadas que el tiempo simplemente comenzaba, como si Dios hubiera pulsado el botón de encendido, y es momento de sustituir esta visión con algo nuevo que se vislumbra revolucionario. l. a. única pregunta es: ¿a dónde vamos desde aquí? Estamos ante el fin del principio, ante el inicio de una nueva era.

Pero para comprender de qué manera nuestras mayores teorías del universo están a punto de cambiar, antes hemos de comprender cómo llegamos primero al Gran Estallido. Para ello, Adam Frank  aborda  las principles más significativas de l. a. física moderna -desde los angeles teoría de los angeles relatividad de Einstein a los angeles mecánica cuántica-, y elucida cómo nuestra percepción del tiempo ha ido evolucionando a lo largo de los angeles historia, en consonancia con los descubrimientos científicos y los angeles innovación tecnológica. 

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Download E-books The Way of Science: Finding Truth and Meaning in a Scientific Worldview PDF

By Dennis R. Trumble

How technological know-how can express a profound feel of ask yourself, connectedness, and optimism concerning the human condition.

This ebook makes a compelling case that now greater than ever the general public at huge must relish the critical-thinking instruments that technology has to supply and be proficient in simple technology literacy. the writer emphasizes that the equipment and evidence of technological know-how are available to every person, and that, opposite to well known trust, figuring out technological know-how doesn't require amazing intelligence. He additionally notes that medical rationality and significant considering will not be in simple terms solid for our actual health and wellbeing but additionally are absolutely in sync with our optimum ethical codes. He illustrates the various ways that the clinical worldview deals a profound experience of ask yourself, connectedness, and optimism in regards to the human , an inspiring standpoint that satisfies age-old religious aspirations.

At a time of daunting environmental demanding situations and rampant incorrect information, this publication offers a welcome corrective and cause to pray for the long run.

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Download E-books Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes PDF

The first variation of Frans de Waal's Chimpanzee Politics was once acclaimed not just by means of primatologists for its medical success but in addition via politicians, company leaders, and social psychologists for its outstanding insights into the main easy human wishes and behaviors. Twenty-five years later, this publication is taken into account a vintage. that includes a brand new preface that comes with contemporary insights from the writer, this anniversary variation is a close and carefully engrossing account of rivalries and coalitions―actions ruled via intelligence instead of intuition. As we watch the chimpanzees of Arnhem behave in methods we realize from Machiavelli (and from the nightly news), de Waal reminds us back that the roots of politics are older than humanity.

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