The Math Book

The Math Book Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402757964
Year 2009
Pages 527
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
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This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.

The Physics Book

The Physics Book Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402778619
Year 2011
Pages 527
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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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 Medical Book

The Medical Book Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402785852
Year 2012
Pages 527
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.

Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization

Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization Author Ursyn, Anna
ISBN-10 9781466681439
Year 2015-02-28
Pages 572
Language en
Publisher IGI Global
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The representation of abstract data and ideas can be a difficult and tedious task to handle when learning new concepts; however, the advances of emerging technology have allowed for new methods of representing such conceptual data. The Handbook of Research on Maximizing Cognitive Learning through Knowledge Visualization focuses on the use of visualization technologies to assist in the process of better comprehending scientific concepts, data, and applications. Highlighting the utilization of visual power and the roles of sensory perceptions, computer graphics, animation, and digital storytelling, this book is an essential reference source for instructors, engineers, programmers, and software developers interested in the exchange of information through the visual depiction of data.

Archimedes to Hawking

Archimedes to Hawking Author Clifford Pickover
ISBN-10 0199792682
Year 2008-04-16
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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 Space Book

The Space Book Author Jim Bell
ISBN-10 1402780710
Year 2013
Pages 527
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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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.

The Chemistry Book

The Chemistry Book Author Derek B. Lowe
ISBN-10 1454911808
Year 2016-01-05
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.

The Engineering Book

The Engineering Book Author Marshall Brain
ISBN-10 1454908092
Year 2015-04-30
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.

The Mathematics Devotional

The Mathematics Devotional Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1454913223
Year 2014-11-01
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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A year-long inspirational celebration of the beauty and wisdom of mathematics combines sage quotes by such thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman and Robert Heinlein with sumptuous images relating to the world of math.

The Biology Book

The Biology Book Author Michael C. Gerald
ISBN-10 1454910682
Year 2015-01-06
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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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!

The Drug Book

The Drug Book Author Michael C. Gerald
ISBN-10 1402782640
Year 2013
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
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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.

Wonders of Numbers

Wonders of Numbers Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 0195348001
Year 2003-01-16
Pages 417
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers. Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45. From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.

A Brief History of Mathematical Thought

A Brief History of Mathematical Thought Author Luke Heaton
ISBN-10 9780190621766
Year 2017-02-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Emblazoned on many advertisements for the wildly popular game of Sudoku are the reassuring words, "no mathematical knowledge required." Anxiety about math plagues many of us, and school memories can still summon intense loathing. In A Brief History of Mathematical Thought, Luke Heaton shows that much of what many think-and fear-about mathematics is misplaced, and to overcome our insecurities we need to understand its history. To help, he offers a lively guide into and through the world of mathematics and mathematicians, one in which patterns and arguments are traced through logic in a language grounded in concrete experience. Heaton reveals how Greek and Roman mathematicians like Pythagoras, Euclid, and Archimedes helped shaped the early logic of mathematics; how the Fibonacci sequence, the rise of algebra, and the invention of calculus are connected; how clocks, coordinates, and logical padlocks work mathematically; and how, in the twentieth century, Alan Turing's revolutionary work on the concept of computation laid the groundwork for the modern world. A Brief History of Mathematical Thought situates mathematics as part of, and essential to, lived experience. Understanding it requires not abstract thought or numbing memorization but an historical imagination and a view to its origins. --