Category: Science

Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World

By Bill Nye

Just as international warfare II known as an previous new release to greatness, so the weather obstacle is asking modern-day emerging early life to motion: to create a greater future.

In UNSTOPPABLE, invoice Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he's most sensible identified and liked. That message is that with a mix of optimism and clinical interest, all stumbling blocks turn into possibilities, and the probabilities of our international develop into unlimited. With a scientist's thirst for wisdom and an engineer's imaginative and prescient of what will be, invoice Nye sees modern day environmental concerns now not as insurmountable, miserable difficulties yet as percentages for our society to upward push to the problem and create a cleanser, more fit, smarter international. we'd like no longer settle for that transportation consumes part our strength, and that two-thirds of the power you set into your automobile is instantly thrown away out the tailpipe. we want now not settle for that risky emissions are the fee we needs to pay for a colourful economic climate and a comfy lifestyles. primarily, we'd like now not settle for that we are going to depart our kids a planet that's soiled, overheated, and depleted of assets. As invoice stocks his imaginative and prescient, he debunks probably the most chronic myths and misunderstandings approximately international warming. while you're performed examining, you may be enlightened and empowered. likelihood is, you can be smiling, too, able to subscribe to invoice and alter the world.

In Unstoppable: Harnessing technology to alter the World, the New York Times bestselling writer of Undeniable: Evolution and the technological know-how of Creation and previous host of "Bill Nye the technology man" matters a brand new problem to modern new release: to make a cleanser, extra effective, and happier world.

Unstoppable is what you get in case you soften down invoice Nye the technological know-how man and switch him right into a booklet. Containing wealthy medical insights on ourselves, our society, and our global, the booklet is a must-read for anyone who has to be scientifically literate within the twenty first century. And that’s in fact, everybody.” ―Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., Astrophysicist on the American Museum of common History

“As basically invoice Nye can, he makes use of the publication to provide an explanation for the technology at the back of weather switch, debunks well known myths, and asks readers to do so of their personal lives to create a sustainable destiny. The publication is shot via with optimism, yet Nye has no illusions approximately what lies forward. The message is straightforward: weather switch is genuine; people are inflicting it; and we don't have any selection yet to construct a greater and purifier world.” ―Salon

Praise for UNDENIABLE:

"Bill Nye, 'the technological know-how Guy,' has develop into a veritable cultural icon....[T]he identify of his new publication on evolution...[is] 'Undeniable,' simply because, definite, there are numerous american citizens who nonetheless deny what Darwin and different scientists in the past proved." -Frank Bruni, The ny Times

"With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, invoice Nye the technology man has spent many years deciphering medical themes, from germs to volcanoes, for tv audiences....In his new ebook, Nye delights in how [evolution] is helping to release the mysteries of every little thing from bumblebees to human origins to our position within the universe." -National Geographic

"When it involves invoice Nye, 'Science man' does not even start to conceal it. whilst he is not being summoned to behave as a voice of explanation for information retailers or best conferences as CEO of the Planetary Society, he's dwelling the lifetime of a best-selling author....His lately released publication, 'Undeniable: Evolution and the technological know-how of Creation,' enlightens readers whereas utilizing a conversational, academic tone. finally, it truly is his skill to collapse even the main complex themes into bite-size items that made him this sort of hit on his '90s kid's express 'Bill Nye, the technological know-how Guy.'" -The Boston Globe

"Mr. Nye writes rapidly and accessibly...[and] makes an eloquent case for evolution."-The Wall highway Journal

"Because [Bill Nye is] a scientist, he has no doubts that the 'deniers' of evolution are flat improper. and since he is a performer, his ebook is enjoyable to learn and straightforward to absorb." -The Washington Post

"Ignite your internal scientist while Nye, identified for offering geeky intel with readability and style, takes on certainly one of society's such a lot hotly debated subject matters (yes, still)." -Time Out New York

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Strange Universe: The Weird and Wild Science of Everyday Life -- on Earth and Beyond

By Bob Berman

An illuminating and interesting medical exploration of daily oddities

Bob Berman's Strange Universe is a special guidebook to a few of the weirder moments in astronomy and astonishingly precise evidence in regards to the international round us. Berman is influenced through an easy philosophy: everybody can comprehend technology. He feels passionately that easy realities of our lifestyles are really incredible, and it in basic terms takes a bit of technology to understand them.

Geared to the nonscientist, Berman's unique essays are full of the trademark wit and cleverness that has earned him acclaim over decades in his columns for Astronomy and observe magazines. He emphasizes curiosities of the wildlife to which every person can relate, and dishes at the little-known secrets and techniques approximately area and a few of science's largest errors (including a truly embarrassing second from Buzz Aldrin's journey to the moon).

Fascinating to somebody drawn to the wonders of our global and the cosmos past, Strange Universe will make you smile and think.

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Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

By Matthew Hart

For hundreds of years, diamonds have symbolized wealth, status and love; despite the fact that, in the back of these symbols lies a global of deceit, monopoly and battle.

Hart follows the diamond path around the world, from the basement room the place Gabi Tolkowsky, the world's maximum diamond cutter, confronted the 599-carat Centenary diamond, to the fogbound smugglers' paradise of Africa's Diamond Coast. He documents the heroic fight of the 24-year previous lady who found a multibillion greenback diamond mine at the Arctic Circle and describes the corporate that feared her such a lot, masterminds of the nice and shadowy diamond cartel.

Combining historical past, technology, company, and experience, Diamond captures the essence of this worthwhile gem and the area that surrounds it.

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Philosophy and the Sciences for Everyone

By Michela Massimi

What is the beginning of our universe? What are darkish topic and darkish strength? what's our position within the universe as people in a position to wisdom? What makes us clever cognitive brokers likely endowed with cognizance? medical learn throughout either the actual and cognitive sciences increases interesting philosophical questions. Philosophy and the Sciences For Everyone introduces those questions and extra. It starts off by means of asking what solid is philosophy for the sciences earlier than interpreting the next questions:

  • The foundation of our universe
  • Dark subject and darkish energy
  • Anthropic reasoning in philosophy and cosmology
  • Evolutionary conception and the human mind
  • What is consciousness?
  • Intelligent machines and the human brain
  • Embodied Cognition.

Each bankruptcy contains an advent, precis and learn questions and there's a thesaurus of technical phrases. Designed for use at the corresponding Philosophy and the Sciences on-line direction provided via the collage of Edinburgh this ebook is usually an excellent creation to principal issues in philosophy of technology and well known science.

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The Organisation of Mind

By Tim Shallice, Rick Cooper

Mind imaging has been immensely invaluable in exhibiting us how the brain works. even if, lots of our principles approximately how the brain works come from disciplines like experimental psychology, synthetic intelligence and linguistics, which of their smooth shape date again to the pc revolution of the Forties, and aren't strongly associated with the subdisciplines of biomedicine. Cognitive technological know-how and neuroscience hence have very separate highbrow roots, and extremely various types. regrettably, those components of information haven't been good built-in so far as better psychological approaches are involved. So how can those be reconciled so that it will improve a whole knowing of the brain and mind?

This is the point of interest of this landmark booklet from leaders within the box. Coming greater than twenty years after Shallice's vintage 'From neuropsychology to psychological structure', 'The agency of Mind' establishes a robust old, empirical, and theoretical foundation for cognitive neuroscience.

The e-book begins by way of reviewing the heritage and highbrow roots of the sector, taking a look at a number of the researchers who guided and prompted it. the elemental ideas - theoretical and empirical and the inferential relation among them - are then thought of with specific emphasis being put on inferences to the service provider of the cognitive procedure from empirical methodologies - neuropsychology and practical imaging. The middle skeleton of the cognitive process is then analysed for the components most important for knowing rational concept. within the 3rd part the elements of straightforward cognitive acts are defined, specifically semantic processing, operating reminiscence, and cognitive operations. within the ultimate part, extra complicated higher-level modulating techniques are thought of, together with, supervisory processing, episodic reminiscence, awareness and problem-solving.

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Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

By Kyle Summers, Bernard Crespi

Richard D. Alexander is an finished entomologist who grew to become his awareness to fixing one of the most difficult difficulties linked to the evolution of human social structures. utilizing impeccable Darwinian good judgment and elaborating, extending and including to the vintage theoretical contributions of pioneers of behavioral and evolutionary ecology like George Williams, William Hamilton and Robert Trivers, Alexander built the main distinct and entire imaginative and prescient of human social evolution of his period. His rules and hypotheses have encouraged numerous biologists, anthropologists, psychologists and different social scientists to discover the evolution of human social habit in ever higher element, and plenty of of his seminal rules have stood the attempt of time and are available to be pillars of our figuring out of human social evolution. This quantity offers vintage papers or chapters by way of Dr. Alexander, every one fascinated about a massive topic from his paintings. Introductions via Dr. Alexander's former scholars and co-workers spotlight the significance of his paintings to the sector, describe more moderen paintings at the subject, and talk about present problems with rivalry and curiosity.

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Rebuilt: My Journey Back to the Hearing World

By Michael Chorost

After Michael Chorost all at once misplaced what used to be left of his listening to, he took the novel step of getting a cochlear implant -- a tiny machine -- put in in his head. A technological wonder, the machine not just restored to him the realm of sound but additionally will be frequently upgraded with new software program. regardless of his intitial worry of the technology's possibly dehumanizing results, Chorost's implant allowed him to hook up with others in astonishing methods: as a cyborg, he discovered approximately love, joined a writing crew, and shaped deeper friendships. extra profoundly, his notion of the area round him was once dramatically altered.

Brimming with perception and written with allure and self-deprecating humor, Rebuilt unveils, in own phrases, the dazzling probabilities of a brand new technological age.

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Weird & Wacky Inventions

By Jim Murphy

Even crazier innovations for children to benefit about!

A hair-cutting computer, a used gum receptacle, leaping footwear, and extra of the strangest innovations ever!

A hat that could tip itself. A suitcase that becomes a bath. a couple of protecting eyeglasses for chickens. those are only 3 of the masses of bizarre innovations that individuals have dreamed up over the past centuries. a few, akin to the mustache protect, made ideal experience after they first seemed. Others have been thought of simply undeniable foolish. Jim Murphy has compiled a set of the most eldritch and wackiest innovations and awarded them in a quiz sort that's tough and enjoyable. basic, transparent reasons are supplied on how the innovations labored or didn't paintings. entire with over a hundred coloured illustrations of those loopy creations, this is often the fitting present for any baby drawn to technological know-how and innovations. a while: 9–12. 127 colour illustrations

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