The Space Book

Author: Jim Bell
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1402780710
Size: 19.95 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.

Carl Sagan

Author: Gabrielle Borisovna
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781477776827
Size: 20.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Equal parts scientist and public personality, Carl Sagan was one of the most well-known figures of the 20th century. As an adviser to NASA, he helped plan the first moon landing. As an activist, he warned of the dangers of nuclear war. And through his writings and television show, Sagan nurtured the scientific curiosity of audiences around the world, encouraging even the non-scientifically inclined to understand the possibilities that lay in the cosmos and beyond. The remarkable life of the multi-talented Sagan is chronicled within these pages, which survey his personal and professional challenges and his greatest successes.

The Physics Book

Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402778619
Size: 18.47 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

The Biology Book

Author: Michael C. Gerald
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1454910682
Size: 11.84 MB
Format: PDF
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Fresh, wholesome juices are perfect when you're fasting: they're low calorie, rich in vitamins and minerals, and energy boosting. These 100 recipes are specially designed for either a full or intermittent fast. Each tasty juice comes with a calorie count and nutritional information, and will fill you up so you don't feel deprived. Whether you're looking to detox or spur a sluggish metabolism, these juices will help you drink your way to health!

Archimedes To Hawking

Author: Clifford Pickover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199792682
Size: 11.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores the eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe. Throughout this fascinating book, Clifford Pickover invites us to share in the amazing adventures of brilliant, quirky, and passionate people after whom these laws are named. These lawgivers turn out to be a fascinating, diverse, and sometimes eccentric group of people. Many were extremely versatile polymaths--human dynamos with a seemingly infinite supply of curiosity and energy and who worked in many different areas in science. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their unusual talents from an early age. Some experienced resistance to their ideas, causing significant personal anguish. Pickover examines more than 40 great laws, providing brief and cogent introductions to the science behind the laws as well as engaging biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. Throughout, he includes fascinating, little-known tidbits relating to the law or lawgiver, and he provides cross-references to other laws or equations mentioned in the book. For several entries, he includes simple numerical examples and solved problems so that readers can have a hands-on understanding of the application of the law. A sweeping survey of scientific discovery as well as an intriguing portrait gallery of some of the greatest minds in history, this superb volume will engage everyone interested in science and the physical world or in the dazzling creativity of these brilliant thinkers.

The Drug Book

Author: Michael C. Gerald
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402782640
Size: 16.52 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, examines the most important moments in the development of pharmaceuticals and includes discussions of vaccines, homeopathic cures, and controversial treatments.

The Law Book

Author: Michael H. Roffer
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: 1454901683
Size: 19.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Justice may be blind, but this comprehensive collection of 250 fundamental and far-reaching cases, statutes, and trials brings the law to light. From the code of Babylonian king Hammurabi to civil rights, censorship, and the fight for marriage equality, "The Law Book" offers a rich look at the rules by which we live our lives.