The Doomsday Handbook

By Alok Jha

We are living in a global absolutely teeming with threats and apocalyptic situations. lots of them are established: terrorism, lethal viruses, worldwide warming and conflict, yet many others such a lot folks can't even think: self-replicating nanobots which can eat a whole planet, high-energy experiments that threaten to suck the Earth right into a mini black gap, or even super-sophisticated clinical gadgets that could placed an finish to the complete universe.

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The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond

By Christophe Galfard

"If Ms. Frizzle have been a physics scholar of Stephen Hawking, she may need written THE UNIVERSE on your HAND, a wild journey in the course of the reaches of time and area, from the inner of a proton to the large Bang to the tough suburbs of a black gap. it is pleasant, excitable, erudite, and cosmic."
―Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling writer of How to not Be Wrong

Quantum physics, black holes, string idea, the massive Bang, darkish topic, darkish power, parallel universes: no matter if we're drawn to those primary ideas of our global, their language is the language of math. which means regardless of our greatest intentions of eventually greedy, say, Einstein's thought of normal Relativity, so much people are fast pointed out brief through a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph.

Christophe Galfard's project in existence is to unfold sleek clinical principles to most people in unique methods. utilizing his massive talents as a super theoretical physicist and profitable younger grownup writer, The Universe on your Hand employs the immediacy of easy, direct language to teach us, no longer clarify to us, the theories that underpin every thing we all know approximately our universe. to appreciate what occurs to a death famous person, we're requested to photograph ourselves floating in house in entrance of it. To get conversant in the quantum global, we're reduced in size to the scale of an atom after which taken on a trip. making use of daily similes and metaphors, addressing the reader at once, and writing tales instead of equations renders those astoundingly complicated rules in an instantaneous and visceral means.

Utterly desirable and completely precise, The Universe on your Hand will locate its position between different classics within the field.

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Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast

Southern California is sandwiched among tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. during the last numerous million years, events of those plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth’s crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with lively faults. circulation alongside those faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and lifts sections of sea coast. Over geologic time, seashores come and move, coastal bluffs retreat, and the ocean rises and falls. Nothing approximately Southern California’s coast is stable.

Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the medical tale of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, shores, bluffs, browsing waves, earthquakes, and similar phenomena. It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the proof for the way the coast's positive factors got here to be and the way they're always altering. With a compelling narrative and transparent illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone outlines how the coast should be altered sooner or later and the way we will most sensible arrange for it.

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Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World

By Carol Ann Rinzler

  • A choice of the Scientific American, History, BOMC2, Quality Paperback and Military ebook Clubs
Our reviewer declared that this publication represents the superior writing approximately technological know-how for the non‑scientist that he has encountered lately. the point of interest, after all, is the foot and the writer offers a magnificent array of proof, figures and tales approximately it, besides loads of heritage, etymology and cultural standpoint. --American organization for the development of Science

"Rinzler in actual fact loved researching her topic and cannot cease herself from occurring interesting digressions, usually citing one or more often than not unrelated topics within the process a paragraph. She's at her most sensible whilst discussing medical heritage and etymology." --  Library Journal

    

"Rinzler lifts the lowly human foot to new heights during this beautiful book." --Booklist (starred evaluation)  

"Stylish, informative, interesting, and pleasantly own . . . no matter if Rinzler is exploring how our toes clarify or remove darkness from such subject matters as evolution, incapacity, racism, vitamin, or wish, she continues a desirable standpoint at the peculiarities of being human." 

--Rain Taxi assessment of Books

"This neat little e-book attracts a transparent photo of our toes, delivering figuring out that extends some distance past the most obvious. Readers frequently wish to stroll clear of a publication feeling they realized something--that the writer left them with a brand new technique to examine an outdated suggestion, and this ebook fulfills that need."   City Book Review/San Francisco & Sacramento (five stars)

               

                        
"An in-depth examine the anatomy and historical past of ft unearths their frequently missed significance in human evolution, drugs and art." --Science News                                                             

                                                                                        

"Carol Ann Rinzler weaves jointly fabric from paintings, literature, technology, and historical past to expand our knowing of the human foot. Her ebook is through turns interesting, enlightening, and altogether satisfying." --Congresswoman CAROLYN B. MALONEY
 
"Among the numerous pleasures of this e-book are the interesting topic, Carol Ann Rinzler's full of life and obtainable writing kind, and the fantastic array of data she has collected from such a lot of diverse fields, together with paintings, anthropology, heritage, biology, linguistics, psychology, and literature. Who knew that the tale of our personal toes should be so fascinating?"
--SANDRA OPDYCKE, writer of No One used to be became Away and Jane Addams and Her imaginative and prescient for America
 
"This booklet will amaze you because it walks you thru evolution, background, mythology, and an exceptional dose of anatomy, to enlighten you in regards to the position of the standard Human Foot in bringing people to the place we're at the present time. completely relaxing, informative, and good written, it's a needs to learn for someone excited about taking good care of our decrease extremity--or attracted to our evolution. in brief, you'll by no means view the foot an identical again."
--GARY STONES, DPM, President, ny nation Podiatric scientific Association
 
"Carol Ann Rinzler has written a stunning and pleasant e-book approximately this 'underwhelming, underreported, and fully vital' a part of the human physique. it really is impressive what you will learn!"
--RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED, Chair, manhattan kingdom meeting well-being Committee

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The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers

By Tom Standage

The Victorian web tells the colourful tale of the telegraph's construction and memorable effect, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. the electrical telegraph nullified distance and shrank the area speedier and additional than ever prior to or when you consider that, and its tale mirrors and predicts that of the net in different ways.

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Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology

Encyclopedia of serious Psychology is a entire reference paintings and is the 1st reference paintings in English that comprehensively seems to be at mental subject matters from severe in addition to overseas issues of view. hence, it is going to entice all dedicated to a serious method around the Encyclopedia of severe Psychology, for substitute analyses of mental occasions, techniques, and practices. The Encyclopedia of serious Psychology presents observation from professional serious psychologists from worldwide who will compose the entries. The Encyclopedia of serious Psychology will function nearly 1,000 invited entries, geared up in a simple to take advantage of A-Z structure. The encyclopedia could be compiled lower than the path of the editor who has released commonly within the box of severe psychology and thanks to his foreign involvements is familiar with the prestige of severe psychology around the globe. The specialist individuals will summarize present critical-psychological wisdom and talk about major themes from a world point of view.

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Randomised Controlled Trials: Questions, Answers and Musings, 2nd Edition

By Alejandro R. Jadad

Randomized managed trials are the most robust and innovative instruments of study. This e-book is a handy and available description of the underlying ideas and perform of randomized managed trials and their position in scientific decision-making.

Structured in a jargon-free question-and-answer layout, every one bankruptcy presents concise and comprehensible details on a special point of randomized managed trials, from the fundamentals of trial layout and terminology to the translation of effects and their use in riding evidence-based medication. The authors finish every one bankruptcy with their musings, going past the proof or citations, and infrequently even past orthodox correctness to proportion their suggestions and issues approximately various points of randomized managed trials, and their position in the health and wellbeing system.

Updated to incorporate insights from the decade, this moment version demanding situations over-reliance on randomized managed trials through debating their strengths and obstacles and discussing their optimum use in sleek healthcare. it is also a brand new and more and more proper bankruptcy at the ethics of randomized trials.

World well known writers and thinkers Drs Jadad and Enkin carry you this helpful booklet for busy healthiness pros who desire to comprehend the idea of randomized managed trials and their impression on scientific, learn or coverage decisions.

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Civilization One: The World is Not as You Thought It Was

By Christopher Knight, Alan Butler

There should have been a Civilization One: a hugely complex precursor to the earliest well-known civilization. that is the end reached during this interesting ebook. Christopher Knight and Alan Butler all started with a quest to crack the secret of the traditional “megalithic yard”-a exact unit of size in response to the motions of the Earth, Moon, and solar. it kind of feels past the comprehension of the supposedly unsophisticated humans of Stone Age Britain, and but the size stored showing in historic constructions. The authors' step forward discovery is going a long way past the belief of prehistory, and has far-reaching theological ramifications.

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The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healthier

So much people imagine that sturdiness hinges on holding an ordinary physique Mass Index. yet study performed over the past decade hit the media in January with explosive information: obese or even reasonably overweight individuals with yes continual diseases—from middle illness to melanoma— frequently dwell longer and fare larger than normalweight people with an analogous ailments.

In this groundbreaking booklet, Carl Lavie, MD, finds the technological know-how in the back of the weight problems paradox and indicates us the right way to in attaining greatest healthiness instead of minimal weight. Lavie not just explains how additional fats presents extra gas to aid struggle disorder, he additionally argues that we’ve gotten so used to framing wellbeing and fitness concerns when it comes to weight problems that we disregard different strength factors of affliction. choosing up the place the bestseller Fat Chance left off, The weight problems Paradox will swap the dialog approximately fat—and what it capability to be fit.

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Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Evolution

By Xuhua Xia

Data research in Molecular Biology and Evolution introduces biologists to DAMBE, a proprietary, straightforward desktop application for molecular facts research. the original mixture of this ebook and software program will enable biologists not just to appreciate the cause in the back of various computational instruments in molecular biology and evolution, but additionally to realize immediate entry to those instruments to be used of their laboratories.
Data research in Molecular Biology and Evolution serves as an first-class source for complex point undergraduates or graduates as good as for pros operating within the box.

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