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面白くて眠れなくなる化学 (PHP文庫) (Japanese Editio...
by 左巻 健男

Language

Japanese

Pages

147

Publication Date

April 03, 2017

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ロウソクの火が消えると酸素はどうなる? コーラを飲むと歯や骨が溶ける? ケーキの銀色の粒の正体は? 紅茶にレモンを入れると色が変わる理由は?――人気シリーズ「面白くて眠れなくなる」の第三弾は「化学」がテーマ。中学、高校の理科で勉強する「化学」を題材にさまざまな事象について解説。身の回りのものにこんな秘密があるなんて! と驚くネタが満載です。化学の世界は不思議とドラマに満ちている! 面白く読めて教養も身に付く一冊。 【本書の目次より】爆発とは何だろう?/水を飲み過ぎるとどうなる?/「温泉」「入浴」をめぐるウソ・ホント/「アルカリ性食品は身体によい」はウソ/折り紙の銀紙は金属?/缶詰のみかんのひみつ/洗濯機で手作りスライム/輪ゴムができるまで/水に沈む氷
The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History
by Stephen Jay Gould

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

November 29, 2010

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<p>"Gould is a natural writer; he has something to say and the inclination and skill with which to say it." —P. B. Medawar, <em>New York Review of Books</em></p><br /><p>With sales of well over one million copies in North America alone, the commercial success of Gould's books now matches their critical acclaim. <em>The Panda's Thumb</em> will introduce a new generation of readers to this unique writer, who has taken the art of the scientific essay to new heights.</p><br /><p>Were dinosaurs really dumber than lizards? Why, after all, are roughly the same number of men and women born into the world? What led the famous Dr. Down to his theory of mongolism, and its racist residue? What do the panda's magical "thumb" and the sea turtle's perilous migration tell us about imperfections that prove the evolutionary rule? The wonders and mysteries of evolutionary biology are elegantly explored in these and other essays by the celebrated natural history writer Stephen Jay Gould.</p>
The World As I See It
by Albert Einstein

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

March 14, 2011

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<DIV><P><B>One of the world’s greatest minds addresses religion and science, war and peace, and the treatment of minorities in this authorized collection.</B><BR /><BR /> In the aftermath of the First World War, Albert Einstein writes about his hopes for the League of Nations, his feelings as a German citizen about the growing anti-Semitism and nationalism of his country, and his myriad opinions about the current affairs of his day. In addition to these political perspectives, <I>The World As I See It</I> reveals the idealistic, spiritual, and witty side of this great intellectual as he approaches topics including “Good and Evil,” “Religion and Science,” “Active Pacifism,” “Christianity and Judaism,” and “Minorities.”<BR /><BR /> Including letters, speeches, articles, and essays written before 1935, this collection offers a complete portrait of Einstein as a humanitarian and as a human being trying to make sense of the changing world around him.<BR /><BR /> This authorized ebook features a new introduction by Neil Berger, PhD, and an illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, which includes rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.</P></DIV>
Aliens: The World's Leading Scientists on the Search for Extrater...
by Jim Al-Khalili

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p>In these lively and fascinating essays, scientists from around the world weigh in on the latest advances in the search for intelligent life in the universe and discuss just what that might look like. Since 2000, science has seen a surge in data and interest on several fronts related to E.T. (extraterrestrials); A.I. (artificial intelligence); and SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence). The debate has intensified over whether life exists outside our solar system, what that life would look like, and whether we’ll ever make contact.</p><p>Included here are essays from a broad spectrum of the scientific community: cosmologists, astrophysicists, NASA planetary scientists, and geneticists, to name just a few, discussing the latest research and theories relating to alien life. Some of the topics include: If life exists somewhere in space, what are the odds that it evolves into something we would recognize as intelligent? What will space travel look like in the future, and will it all be done by cyborg technology? How long until we are ruled by robot overlords? (This is actually a serious consideration.) Are we simply a simulation in the mind of some supreme being, acting out a virtual reality game?</p><p>For those who have ever wondered, <i>Is there anybody out there?</i> here are the latest theories and evidence that move us closer to answering that question.</p>
Biology: The Ultimate Self Teaching Guide - Introduction to the W...
by Bobbi Leigh Templeton

Language

English

Pages

108

Publication Date

November 15, 2015

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<h1>Your Introductory Guide to Biology - 3rd EDITION! <br />Free bonus inside! (Right after Conclusion) - <br />Get limited time offer, Get your BONUS right NOW!<br /></h1><br /><br /><b>If you have ever wanted to know more about biology, but thought it would too confusing, then this is the book for you. We take the concepts of biology and put them in simple terms, allowing you to better understand the amazing diversity of our planet! </b><br /><br />With <b>An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Biology</b>, you'll learn about how cells do the work that supports life. You will also come to appreciate the cycle of life, how species interact with each other, the results of changes within the environment and what makes up the biosphere. No matter if you are new to the subject or looking to expand your knowledge of biology, this book provides a unique perspective that will make biology come alive. Explore such topics as the following:<br /><br />•Cells and how they function<br />•What does DNA do<br />•How organs function<br />•Life cycles of plants and animals<br />•Photosynthesis<br />•Biosphere<br />•Mass Extinctions<br /><br />We explore each of these topics to gain a big picture view of biology and how it functions in the real world. This is not just a book defining biology as a study of life, it takes the study and applies to real life interactions. <b>Photosynthesis</b> is not only described, we show how interconnected this process is with so many others. <b>DNA</b> and the critical role it plays in reproduction and the production of proteins is broken down into easy to understand terms. No matter what draws you to biology, this book provides clear cut answers to a variety of topics. <br /><br /><h1>Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download NOW! </h1><h1><br /><br />Ever wondered how changes in the environment effect you? Find out in our chapter on the <b>Biosphere</b>. Get a handle on how <b>Mass Extinctions</b> do just mean a species has disappeared. Find out how they can be a signal of more significant changes in the biodiversity of the earth. Pick up this book to find out how interdependent your own body is, both on your own <b>organs</b>, but also on the other species within your environment. Learn about the <b>lifecycles</b> of your home, planet earth. <br /><br /></h1><h1>Just scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. Download Your Copy TODAY! </h1><h1></h1>
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks
by Ben Goldacre

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

October 12, 2010

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<p>Have you ever wondered how one day the media can assert that alcohol is bad for us and the next unashamedly run a story touting the benefits of daily alcohol consumption? Or how a drug that is pulled off the market for causing heart attacks ever got approved in the first place? How can average readers, who aren't medical doctors or Ph.D.s in biochemistry, tell what they should be paying attention to and what's, well, just more bullshit? </p><p>Ben Goldacre has made a point of exposing quack doctors and nutritionists, bogus credentialing programs, and biased scientific studies. He has also taken the media to task for its willingness to throw facts and proof out the window. But he's not here just to tell you what's wrong. Goldacre is here to teach you how to evaluate placebo effects, double-blind studies, and sample sizes, so that you can recognize bad science when you see it. You're about to feel a whole lot better.</p>
Las bolas de Cavendish (Spanish Edition)
by Fernando Vallejo

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Spanish

Pages

204

Publication Date

April 06, 2016

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<p style="text-align:center"><B>El polémico Fernando Vallejo habla sobre ciencia en este ensayo que no dejará indiferente a nadie.</B></P> <BR> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>En Las bolas de Cavendish se violan todas las leyes delUniverso: desde la equivalencia de la masa y la energía o Ley de Einstein hasta la Tercera Ley de Newton. Unosprofesores de la U de A y sus undergraduates, acalorados en la polémica pero muy orgullosos de que su universidad figure en el ranking de las universidades</P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>del mundo en el puesto 1550, se adentran en los misterios del cosmos.</P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY></P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>Vallejo, el fundador de la nueva ciencia de la imposturología, nos exhorta en este librito sin pretensiones a aumentar el caos que postula la Segunda Ley de la Termodinámica, la del desorden creciente que rige al mundo. Todavía no es el</P> <P ALIGN=JUSTIFY>apocalipsis. Pero ya casi</P>
Arrowsmith
by Sinclair Lewis

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

May 05, 2010

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Arrowsmith is often described as the first 'scientific' novel. The books explores medical and scientific themes in a fictional way and it is difficult to think of an earlier book that does this. Although he was not a doctor, Sinclair Lewis's father was and he was greatly helped in the preparation of the manuscript by the science writer Paul de Kruif. It was de Kruif who brings a reality to the book that is almost biographical.<br />This reality means that the books heralds the real impact of advances in drugs, public health and immunology that were about to change the world. It also satirises those medical and scientific practitioners whose pursuit of fame and fortune, at the expense of truth, remains just as pertinent today.<br />The book was first published in 1925 and was a popular and commercial success. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1926 which was refused by Sinclair Lewis. He was later to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - which he accepted.<br />This edition of Arrowsmith beings back to life one of the great medical/scientific novels. Its theme and insights are as relevant today as they were 90 years ago.<br />
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Bril...
by , Matthew Sands

Language

English

Pages

180

Publication Date

March 22, 2011

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<div>The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, <I>Lectures on Physics</I>-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.</div>
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mys...
by Michael Brooks

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

August 12, 2008

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Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.Science’s best-kept secret is this: even today, thereare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar “anomalies” have revolutionized our world. If history is any precedent, we should look to today’s inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to confront thirteen modern-day anomalies and what they might reveal about tomorrow’s breakthroughs.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

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