Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials?From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek, The X-Files, and Apollo 13, outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel ..
Bill Nye has been the public face of science for more than 20 years. In Everything All at Once, the New York Times bestselling author urges readers to become activists and agents of change. Everything All at Once is an exciting, inspiring call to unleash the power of the nerd mindset that exists wi..
First there was Edwin A. Abbott's remarkable Flatland, published in 1884, and one of the all-time classics of popular mathematics. Now, from mathematician and accomplished science writer Ian Stewart, comes what Nature calls ``a superb sequel.`` Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired sto..
Containing 100 fascinating science puzzles, this book shows you how to do everything from boiling water in the palm of your hand to walking on fire. NUME CARTE: How Do You Walk on Fire?: And Other Puzzles: 101 Weird, Wonderful and Wacky Puzzles with Science, HardcoverISBN: 1847325289PRET EDITURA: 57..
Incredible discoveries from the fringes of the universe to the inner workings of our minds--all from nothing It turns out that almost nothing is as curious--or as enlightening--as, well, nothing. What is nothingness? Where can it be found? The writers of the world's top-selling science magazine inv..
So the world didn t end on 10 September 2008, but the possibility may have got you thinking. Examining core philosophical issues facing scientists, Geoffrey Gorham probes such controversial issues as the Large Hadron Collider, intelligent design, the prospect of human extinction, space colonization,..
From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philos..
Two months before the Wright brothersa historic flight at Kitty Hawk, a top scientist declared that ano possible combination of known substances, known forces of machinery and known forms of force can be united in a practical (flying) machine...a Germ theory was first advanced in ancient Sanskrit te..
``Undeniably exquisite . . . Reveal s] not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.`` --Maria Popova ``An excellent introduction to the key issues in science today.`` --P. D. Smith, Guardian `` A] stellar compendium . . . Delightful to read.`` --Publis..
For more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science has been the go-to reference for anyone who needs to write or speak about their research. Whether a student writing a thesis, a faculty member composing a grant proposal, or a public information officer crafting a press release, Scot..
The classic work that shaped the thought of a generation with its powerful insights into the true nature of mind and reality. - Defines culture as a ``cosmic egg`` structured by the mind's drive for logical ordering of its universe. - Provides techniques allowing individuals to break through the vic..
Why does a pickle light up when you plug it into a wall socket? Can iron burn? Are Cheerios magnetic? Explore these strange questions and more in The Electric Pickle, an indispensible collection of 50 madcap experiments based on the periodic table. Each project demonstrates an element's unique prope..
Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a..
To most people paying attention to the collision between industrial society and the hard limits of a finite planet, it's clear that things are going very, very wrong. We no longer have unlimited time and resources to deal with the crises that define our future, and the options are limited to the too..
In the tradition of Michio Kaku's The Future of the Mind, acclaimed technologist and inventor Amir Husain answers the universal question of how we can live amidst the coming age of sentient machines and artificial intelligence--and not only survive, but thrive. The future is now. Artificial ``machin..
A visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future by world-renowned physicist Neil Turok. Every technology we rely on today was created by the human mind, seeking to understand the universe around us. Scientific knowledge is our most precious possession, and our future will be shaped b..
In this revised and expanded edition, William Gurstelle shows ordinary folks how to build a dozen fun and impressively powerful launchers with inexpensive household and hardware store materials. This new edition includes three new projects along with diagrams, photographs, and fascinating science in..