Category: Science

The Shark's Paintbrush: Biomimicry and How Nature Is Inspiring Innovation

By Jay Harman

Today, an interdisciplinary and overseas team of scientists, inventors, and engineers are turning to nature to discover dependent recommendations to human difficulties. the primary riding this modification is named biomimicry, and Harman stocks quite a lot of examples of the way we’re borrowing from ordinary versions to invent ecocnomic, eco-friendly recommendations to urgent business demanding situations. aimed toward a enterprise viewers, aspiring marketers, environmentalists, and common technological know-how readers, The Shark’s Paintbrush displays a strength of swap within the new international economic climate that does greater than easily gratify human commercial ambition; it teaches us how one can reside in concord with nature and opens shiny possibilities for a greater future.

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Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future

By Chris Mooney, Sheril Kirshenbaum

Climate swap, the power concern, nuclear proliferation—many of the main pressing difficulties of the twenty-first century require medical suggestions, but the United States is paying much less and no more realization to scientists. for each 5 hours of cable information, lower than one minute is dedicated to technological know-how, and the variety of newspapers with technology sections has gotten smaller from ninety-five to thirty-three within the final two decades. In Unscientific America, journalist and best-selling writer Chris Mooney and scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum clarify this risky situation, providing a wide array of projects which can opposite the present trend.

An impassioned name to fingers, Unscientific America exhorts american citizens to reintegrate technology into public discourse—before it truly is too late.

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Kant on Proper Science: Biology in the Critical Philosophy and the Opus postumum (Studies in German Idealism)

By Hein van den Berg

This book provides a unique remedy of Immanuel Kant’s perspectives on right traditional technology and biology. The prestige of biology in Kant’s method of technological know-how is frequently taken to be frustrating. through interpreting Kant’s philosophy of biology in terms of his perception of right technology, the current e-book determines Kant’s perspectives at the clinical prestige of biology. Combining a huge ideengeschichtlich procedure with a close historic reconstruction of philosophical and medical texts, the ebook establishes very important interconnections among Kant’s philosophy of technological know-how, his perspectives on biology, and his reception of overdue 18th century organic theories. It discusses Kant’s perspectives on technology and biology as articulated in his released writings and within the Opus postumum. The e-book exhibits that even though biology is a non-mathematical technology and the relation among biology and different typical sciences isn't really detailed, Kant did permit for the potential of supplying clinical motives in biology and assigned biology a particular area of research.           

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The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

“Simultaneously sobering and exhilarating, Michael Tennesen’s wide-ranging survey of failures highlights either life’s fragility and its metamorphosing endurance” (Booklist) and describes what lifestyles on the earth might appear like after the following mass extinction.

A becoming variety of scientists agree we're headed towards a mass extinction, maybe in as low as three hundred years. Already there were 5 mass extinctions within the final six hundred million years, together with the Cretaceous Extinction, within which an asteroid knocked out the dinosaurs. notwithstanding those occasions have been at the start harmful, they have been additionally leading movers of evolutionary swap in nature. And we will see a number of the indications of one other extinction occasion coming, as our oceans lose either fish and oxygen, and our lands lose either predators and prey. In The subsequent Species, Michael Tennesen questions what lifestyles should be like after it happens.

In considerate, provocative methods, Tennesen discusses the way forward for nature and no matter if people will make it throughout the bottleneck of extinction. may perhaps lifestyles all at once get very large because it did earlier than the arriving of people? might the conquest of Mars result in one other type of human? may possibly we add our minds right into a laptop and stay in a digital truth? How could we realize the following people? Are they with us now?

Tennesen delves into the background of the planet and travels to rainforests, canyons, craters, and caves world wide to discover the aptitude winners and losers of the following period of evolution. His predictions, in response to stories and interviews with most sensible scientists, have important implications for all times on the earth this present day. The subsequent Species is “an engrossing heritage of lifestyles, the dismal adjustments wrought through guy, and a forecast of lifestyles after the 6th mass extinction” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Pharmacology

By Stanley Zaslau

Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A evaluation of Pharmacology deals up to date, clinically correct board-style questions—perfect for path overview and board prep. 1,000 multiple-choice questions with exact resolution reasons hide usually established subject matters in pharmacology, together with questions relating to medical issues and divided by means of physique platforms. The booklet good points full-color illustrations and provides versatile examine strategies with on-line entry to the questions and solutions on a spouse website.

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Principles of Geology (Penguin Classics)

One of the foremost works within the nineteenth-century conflict among technology and Scripture

Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (1830-33) sought to provide an explanation for the geological country of the fashionable Earth by way of contemplating the long term results of observable traditional phenomena. Written with readability and a stunning highbrow ardour, it's either a seminal paintings of contemporary geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the facts for radical adjustments in weather and geography around the a long time and speculating at the revolutionary improvement of existence. A profound effect on Darwin, Principles of Geology additionally captured the mind's eye of contemporaries similar to Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, remodeling technological know-how with its depiction of the strong forces that form the usual world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger via introductions and notes through exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Why Does E=mc2? (And Why Should We Care?)

By Brian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

What does E=mc2 really suggest? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw pass on a trip to the frontier of twenty-first century technology to unpack Einstein’s recognized equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of strength, mass, and light—while exploding mostly held misconceptions—they exhibit how the constitution of nature itself is contained inside this equation. alongside the best way, we stopover at the location of 1 of the most important clinical experiments ever performed: the now-famous huge Hadron Collider, a big particle accelerator in a position to re-creating stipulations that existed fractions of a moment after the large Bang.

A collaboration among one of many youngest professors within the uk and a unusual renowned physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is among the most fun and obtainable motives of the speculation of relativity.

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Textbook of Clinical Neurology (3rd Edition)

By Christopher G. Goetz

Prepared to process sufferer difficulties how you do, this best-selling textual content courses you thru the assessment of neurologic signs, is helping you decide the main acceptable assessments and interpret the findings, and assists you in successfully dealing with the underlying reasons. Its functional procedure makes it a fantastic reference for scientific practice.* contains functional, evidence-based methods from an across the world well known staff of authors.
* Zeroes in on what you actually need to understand with useful tables that spotlight hyperlinks among neurological anatomy, diagnostic stories, and healing tactics.
* bargains a logical, clinically correct layout so that you can locate the solutions you would like speedy.
* includes a new, up to date layout for simpler reference.
* contains new full-color photographs and up to date illustrations to facilitate comprehension of significant suggestions.
* beneficial properties up to date chapters at the most up-to-date genetic- and immunologic-based cures, advances in pharmacology, and new imaging innovations.
* contains an accelerated and up-to-date CD-ROM so one can view movies of sufferer examinations, obtain all the book's illustrations, and improve examination instruction with evaluate questions.

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