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by Carl Sagan
In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan’s collaborator, Ann ...Audio Book
by BERNARD JAFFE
This book is a classic in the field of popular science. Standard reading since the 1930s, it is one of the few historeis of chemistry to concentrate on the lives of the great chemists. Through these dramatic and human stories, it gives an ...
by Tom Gleeson
<p>Permeability is the primary control on fluid flow in the Earth’s crust and is key to a surprisingly wide range of geological processes, because it controls the advection of heat and solutes and the generation of anomalous pore ...
The Last Alchemist in Paris and Other Episodes
by Lars Öhrström
by J. NORMAN LOCKYER
A pioneer in the fields of astrophysics and astro-archeology, J. Norman Lockyer believed that ancient Egyptian monuments were constructed ""in strict relation to the stars."" In this celebrated study, he explores the relationship between ...
by WILLIAM GILBERT
Much of modern science is based upon the theories and discoveries of William Gilbert, the brilliant English physician and physicist who was the first great experimental scientist. Gilbert was the first to use the word ""electricity,"" to ...
by GEORGIUS AGRICOLA
Originally published in 1556, Agricola's De ReM etallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation - what today would be called the ""scientific approach."" It was therefore the first book to offer detailed ...
by Jules Howard
As you read these words Planet Earth teems with trillions of life-forms, each going about their own business; eating, reproducing, thriving . Yet the life of almost every single entity draws nearer and nearer to certain death. Why? Why is death ...
The Universe as Quantum Information
by Vlatko Vedral
The Real Science Behind Sex Differences
by Cordelia Fine
A passionately argued and much-needed corrective to the belief that men's and women's brains are intrinsically different. ...
by CHARLES DARWIN
Published on the anniversary of Darwin's 200th birthday, these prime excerpts from the great naturalist's landmark work build on the evolutionary concepts introduced in On the Origin of Species. The earlier work provided a basic exposition of ...
by WILDON FICKETT
Detonation, as the authors point out, differs from other forms of combustion ""in that all the important energy transfer is by mass flow in strong compression waves, with negligible contributions from other processes like heat conduction."" ...
by AARON J. IHDE
The Science of Seeing Differently
by Beau Lotto
by GALILEO GALILEI
This is the standard translation of one of the greatest single works by one of Western sciences' greatest single men, the Renaissance physicist Galileo Galilei. Written near the end of his life, the book had to be published abroad and led to ...
Fundamentals and Applications
by Joseph Seckbach
<p>The aim of this new book series (<i>Diatoms: Biology and Applications</i>) is to provide a comprehensive and reliable source of information on diatom biology and applications. The first book of the series, Diatoms Fundamentals & Applications,
by HANS G. HORNUNG
Derived from a course in fluid mechanics, this text for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students employs symmetry arguments to demonstrate the principles of dimensional analysis. The examples provided illustrate the effectiveness ...