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Why Don t Spiders Stick to Their Webs

Why Don t Spiders Stick to Their Webs Author Robert Matthews
ISBN-10 9781780740027
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 256
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Why can’t we tickle ourselves? When can you drive through the end of a rainbow? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? Is it ever possible to hurt your brain by thinking too much? Most of the great discoveries in science begin with a question. In this bestselling scientific tour of answers both cosmic and quotidian, science columnist and researcher Robert Matthews tackles an array of baffling conundrums, delivering entertaining and enlightening answers from the worlds of biology, physics, meteorology, neuroscience, and much more. From the curious mathematics of odd socks to the real “string theory” mystery – how does string acquire all those unwanted knots? – Matthews reveals the science that proves once and for all that no question is ever too trivial. Robert Matthews is a visiting lecturer in science at Aston University, in Birmingham, England. He has published pioneering research in fields ranging from code-breaking to predicting coincidences, and won the internationally renowned Ig Nobel Prize in Physics for his studies of Murphy’s Law, including the reason why toast so often lands butter-side down. An award-winning science writer, he has contributed to many newspapers and magazines world-wide, and is currently science consultant for Focus magazine, a flagship BBC publication. His book 25 Big Ideas: The Science that’s Changing our World (9781851683918) is also published by Oneworld.


Q   A Author Robert Matthews
ISBN-10 1851684492
Release 2005
Pages 237
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A lighthearted guide to scientific conundrums shares accessible information on a wide variety of topics from the possible causes of the Big Bang and the mysterious fate of odd socks to what would happen to someone in a black hole and the reason it is so difficult to pour ketchup from a full bottle. Original.

Success with STEM

Success with STEM Author Sue Howarth
ISBN-10 9781134739295
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 180
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Success with STEM is an essential resource, packed with advice and ideas to support and enthuse all those involved in the planning and delivery of STEM in the secondary school. It offers guidance on current issues and priority areas to help you make informed judgements about your own practice and argue for further support for your subject in school. It explains current initiatives to enhance STEM teaching and offers a wide range of practical activities to support exciting teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom. Illustrated with examples of successful projects in real schools, this friendly, inspiring book explores: Innovative teaching ideas to make lessons buzz Activities for successful practical work Sourcing additional funding Finding and making the most of the best resources STEM outside the classroom Setting-up and enhancing your own STEM club Getting involved in STEM competitions, fairs and festivals Promoting STEM careers and tackling stereotypes Health, safety and legal issues Examples of international projects An wide-ranging list of project and activity titles Enriched by the authors’ extensive experience and work with schools, Success with STEM is a rich compendium for all those who want to develop outstanding lessons and infuse a life-long interest in STEM learning in their students. The advice and guidance will be invaluable for all teachers, subject leaders, trainee teachers and NQTs.

Amazing Visual Illusions

Amazing Visual Illusions Author Gianni Sarcone
ISBN-10 1848378300
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 128
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Throughout the book, each image is accompanied by an explanation of how it works, the story behind it – when it was discovered or who invented it first – and the details of exactly why it fools the human brain. The book includes many new and previously unpublished illusions, as well as new adaptations of lesser-known illusions. It also includes works by well-known illusion artists such as Bridget Riley, Salvador Dalí, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Oscar Reutersvärd, René Magritte, István Orosz and Rob Gonsalves. There are chapters on the following subjects: optical illusions from the real world (mirage, refraction, afterimage), ambiguous figures, impossible figures, color adaptation, moving illusions and paradoxical illusions.


Spider Author Patrick Mcgrath
ISBN-10 9781501125409
Release 2015-08-18
Pages 224
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Spider is gaunt, threadbare, unnerved by everything from his landlady to the smell of gas. He tells us his story in a storm of beautiful language that slowly reveals itself as a fiendishly layered construction of truth and illusion. With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, Spider is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.


Thinner Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 9781501143762
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 432
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The “extraordinary” (Booklist) novel of one man’s quest to find the source of his nightmare and to reverse it before he becomes…nothing at all. This #1 national bestseller from Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, “pulsates with evil…it will have you on the edge of your seat” (Publishers Weekly). “You can’t do anything…It’s gone too far. You understand, Halleck? Too…far.” Attorney Billy Halleck seriously enjoys living his life of upper-class excess. He’s got it all­—an expensive home in Connecticut, a loving family…and fifty extra pounds that his doctor repeatedly warns will be the death of him. Then, in a moment of carelessness, Halleck commits vehicular manslaughter when he strikes a jaywalking old woman crossing the street. But Halleck has some powerful local connections, and gets off with a slap on the wrist…much to the fury of the woman’s mysterious and ancient father, who exacts revenge with a single word: “Thinner.” Now a terrified Halleck finds the weight once so difficult to shed dropping effortlessly—and rapidly—by the week. Soon there will be nothing left of Billy Halleck…unless he can somehow locate the source of his living nightmare and reverse what’s happened to him before he utterly wastes away…

Grow Up

Grow Up Author Owen Marcus
ISBN-10 0988703521
Release 2013-07-15
Pages 265
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Grow up. Be a man. We've all heard that before, and we often get defensive when we hear it. And as modern men we often live our lives on the defensive - struggling in relationships, on the job and often feeling alone to figure it out ourselves. In the pages of this book, Owen Marcus leads us along an enlightening path toward the authentic self, one that embraces and respects gender and masculinity. Marcus reveals that men aren't immature or broken; they just need clarity, purpose, connection and the support of other men. Grow Up takes you through 9 stages of growing up where you will discover: Why professional success alone does not fulfill What may be missing and how to find it How we inadvertently self-sabotage and how to stop How to honor and attract women as your authentic self How to earn and maintain the respect of your peers How understanding your own Masculine Emotional Intelligence will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling life Owen Marcus has spent years studying and developing effective learning systems for men. Grow Up is the first time the lessons of his group trainings, lectures, seminars, and personal experience have been compiled into a single manuscript. Grow Up is not a "self-help book"; it's a playbook on how to live your own life. Imagine a life where you can dream, love, create and live in the moment with an ease you never thought possible. Take this book home, and watch the unfolding of the remarkable man in you.

The Story book of Science

The Story book of Science Author Jean-Henri Fabre
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433066394853
Release 1917
Pages 398
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The Story book of Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Story book of Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Story book of Science book for free.

Physics a First Course

Physics  a First Course Author Tom Hsu, Ph.d.
ISBN-10 1588921417
Release 2004-06-30
Pages 560
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Physics a First Course has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Physics a First Course also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Physics a First Course book for free.

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science Grades 6 12

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science  Grades 6 12 Author Norman Herr
ISBN-10 9780787972981
Release 2008-08-11
Pages 584
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A resource for middle and high school teachers offers activities, lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, and games for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and the earth and space sciences.

The Mysteries of Sedona

The Mysteries of Sedona Author Tom Dongo
ISBN-10 9781622336654
Release 1990-01-01
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Topics covered inside include: Oak Creek Canyon Indian Involvement The Metaphysical Community Sedona's Famous Vortexes UFOs Over Sedona Rattlesnakes

The Physics of Superheroes

The Physics of Superheroes Author James Kakalios
ISBN-10 9781592405084
Release 2009
Pages 424
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An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.

Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle Author Andrew Smith
ISBN-10 9781101590065
Release 2014-02-11
Pages 432
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A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Winner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction "Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --Rolling Stone “Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” --New York Times Book Review In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean. Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mining of Massive Datasets

Mining of Massive Datasets Author Jure Leskovec
ISBN-10 9781107077232
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 476
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Now in its second edition, this book focuses on practical algorithms for mining data from even the largest datasets.

Splintered Bones

Splintered Bones Author Carolyn Haines
ISBN-10 0307423271
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 384
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She may be a Mississippi belle, but Sarah Booth Delaney is no pampered daddy’s girl. Unwed and over thirty, Sarah has her own set of problems--like coping with regular hauntings by her great-great-grandmother’s nanny, a busybody of a ghost who’s set on marrying her off to the first suitor who comes calling. But when an old friend is in trouble, Sarah Booth doesn’t hesitate to get involved. Splintered Bones Eulalee McBride has confessed to murdering her husband...and she wants Sarah to dig up the dirt on the violent scalawag to prove he got what he deserved. Sarah Booth suspects that her friend is lying through her pearly whites...but why? There’s certainly no lack of suspects in Zinnia, Mississippi, including Bud Lynch, a horse trainer who arouses killer lust in the town’s women. As Sarah Booth begins to put together the pieces of the case, a killer is preparing to strike again. And this time it could send one late-blooming southern sleuth into an early grave. From the Paperback edition.

Chancing It

Chancing It Author Robert Matthews
ISBN-10 9781510723818
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 304
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Make your own luck by understanding probability Over the years, some very smart people have thought they understood the rules of chance?only to fail dismally. Whether you call it probability, risk, or uncertainty, the workings of chance often defy common sense. Fortunately, advances in math and science have revealed the laws of chance, and understanding those laws can help in your everyday life. In Chancing It, award-winning scientist and writer Robert Matthews shows how to understand the laws of probability and use them to your advantage. He gives you access to some of the most potent intellectual tools ever developed and explains how to use them to guide your judgments and decisions. By the end of the book, you will know: How to understand and even predict coincidences When an insurance policy is worth having Why “expert” predictions are often misleading How to tell when a scientific claim is a breakthrough or baloney When it makes sense to place a bet on anything from sports to stock markets A groundbreaking introduction to the power of probability, Chancing It will sharpen your decision-making and maximize your luck.

Science Fair Handbook

Science Fair Handbook Author Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN-10 9781596470293
Release 2001-01
Pages 112
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!