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The Scientific Companion Exploring the Physical World with Facts Figures and Formulas

The Scientific Companion  Exploring the Physical World with Facts  Figures  and Formulas Author Cesare Emiliani
ISBN-10 1630262269
Release 1995-10
Pages 372
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."" . . infuses into the reader the conviction that science is exciting and can be understood by everyone."" --American Scientist This new edition of the critically acclaimed Scientific Companion offers a comprehensive introduction to the physical sciences: physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology, biology, atmospheric science, and oceanography. Emiliani traces the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to the present, explaining the nature of the galaxy, the Earth, inorganic and organic matter, and the development of scientific thought. More than 50 new illustrations appear throughout--from stunning aerial shots of Earth's topography to striking close-ups of the moon provided by NASA. Hundreds of additional photos, charts, maps, and diagrams, plus 35 tables of the most essential facts, figures, and formulas--from Planck's constant to the laws of thermodynamics, from quantum energy levels to Avogadro's number--make The Scientific Companion an ideal desktop reference. Written for the layperson, sufficiently detailed for students, it is the only book of its kind to bridge the gap between works of popular science and college textbooks.



Experimenting on a Small Planet

Experimenting on a Small Planet Author William W. Hay
ISBN-10 9783319274041
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 819
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This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time. This new edition includes actual data from climate science into 2014. Numerous powerpoint slides allow lecturers and teachers to more effectively use the book as a basis for climate change education.



Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences

Guide to Information Sources in the Physical Sciences Author David Stern
ISBN-10 1563087510
Release 2000
Pages 227
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This popular bibliographic guide offers users an overview of the best and most important paper and electronic information sources in the field of physics. An invaluable reference, research, and collection development tool, David Stern has selected and succinctly annotated a list of hundreds of major resources used by physical scientists and researchers, including bibliographic sources, abstracting and indexing databases, journals, books, online sources, and other subject-specific non-bibliographic tools.



Literature 1988

Literature 1988 Author Astronomisches Rechen-Institut
ISBN-10 9783662123676
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 1305
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From the reviews: "Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts has appeared in semi-annual volumes since 1969 and it has already become one of the fundamental publications in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics and neighbouring sciences. It is the most important English-language abstracting journal in the mentioned branches. ...The abstracts are classified under more than a hundred subject categories, thus permitting a quick survey of the whole extended material. The AAA is a valuable and important publication for all students and scientists working in the fields of astronomy and related sciences. As such it represents a necessary ingredient of any astronomical library all over the world." Space Science Reviews#1 "Dividing the whole field plus related subjects into 108 categories, each work is numbered and most are accompanied by brief abstracts. Fairly comprehensive cross-referencing links relevant papers to more than one category, and exhaustive author and subject indices are to be found at the back, making the catalogues easy to use. The series appears to be so complete in its coverage and always less than a year out of date that I shall certainly have to make a little more space on those shelves for future volumes." The Observatory Magazine#2



The Rise of Animals

The Rise of Animals Author Mikhail A. Fedonkin
ISBN-10 0801886791
Release 2007
Pages 326
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Among the major events in evolutionary history, few rival in importance the appearance of animals. The Rise of Animals—a significant reference providing a comprehensive synthesis of the early radiation of the animal kingdom—fully captures this moment in geologic time. Five of the world's leading paleontologists take us on a journey to the most important fossil sites that serve as unique windows to the earliest animal life—including the Ediacara Hills of Australia, the Russian taiga and tundra, the deserts of southwest Africa, and the rugged coasts of Newfoundland. Each of these places holds a rich fossil record that reveals how the animal form came into existence and why some groups succeeded while others failed. The authors describe the diversification of the Kingdom Animalia into the familiar body plans of today: from simple animals such as sponges to complex groups like mollusks, arthropods, echinoderms, and chordates that appear explosively in the Cambrian. This exquisitely illustrated book reveals the early moments of an evolutionary process that eventually resulted in our own species. An essential resource for paleontologists, biologists, geologists, and teachers, The Rise of Animals is the best single reference on one of earth’s most significant events.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033851158
Release 1995
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Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print 1989

Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print 1989 Author Bowker Editorial Staff
ISBN-10 0835225550
Release 1988
Pages 4665
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Books in Print Supplement

Books in Print Supplement Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025417838
Release 2002
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
ISBN-10 00158119
Release 1995
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American Scientist

American Scientist Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021686426
Release 1942
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Library Journal

Library Journal Author Melvil Dewey
ISBN-10 03630277
Release 1987
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.



Library Journal

Library Journal Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X001267386
Release 1987-07
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Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049090585
Release 2001
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888517
Release 2003
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A User s Guide to the Universe

A User s Guide to the Universe Author Dave Goldberg
ISBN-10 9780470559475
Release 2010-02-02
Pages 304
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Answers to science's most enduring questions from "Can I break the light-speed barrier like on Star Trek?" and "Is there life on other planets?" to "What is empty space made of?" This is an indispensable guide to physics that offers readers an overview of the most popular physics topics written in an accessible, irreverent, and engaging manner while still maintaining a tone of wry skepticism. Even the novice will be able to follow along, as the topics are addressed using plain English and (almost) no equations. Veterans of popular physics will also find their nagging questions addressed, like whether the universe can expand faster than light, and for that matter, what the universe is expanding into anyway. Gives a one-stop tour of all the big questions that capture the public imagination including string theory, quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and the beginning of time Explains serious science in an entertaining, conversational, and easy-to-understand way Includes dozens of delightfully groan-worthy cartoons that explain everything from special relativity to Dark Matter Filled with fascinating information and insights, this book will both deepen and transform your understanding of the universe.



Interaction Design

Interaction Design Author Jenny Preece
ISBN-10 9781119020752
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 584
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This is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human computer interaction, information design, web design and ubiquitous computing. This text offers a cross-disciplinary, practical and process-oriented introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.



Journey through genius

Journey through genius Author William Dunham
ISBN-10 PSU:000023719095
Release 1991-08-01
Pages 300
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A rare combination of the historical, biographical, and mathematicalgenius, this book is a fascinating introduction to a neglected field of human creativity. Dunham places mathematical theorem, along with masterpieces of art, music, and literature and gives them the attention they deserve.