The Sciencebook

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426208081
Size: 14.34 MB
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Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detailed text that is complemented by visually arresting graphics. Six major sections are further broken down into subsections that encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power.

The Science Of Everything

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426211686
Size: 47.27 MB
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Providing colorful photography, instructive diagrams and everyday examples, this exciting resource reveals the science behind virtually everything and is divided into four sections - Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials and Chemistry and Biology and Medicine.

The Book Of Money

Author: Daniel Conaghan
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845336806
Size: 59.71 MB
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ECONOMICS. Global economics have never been more newsworthy. This book helps you understand all the nuances of the world of finance from the International Monetary Fund to company pensions. It answers all the questions you're too afraid to ask, such as how inflation affects interest rates, or how national debt is accrued and paid. It has clear illustrations explaining some of the most complex theories and throughout there are fascinating stories, facts and profiles of key figures. The Book of Money will demystify and explain economics to help you understand the modern financial world.

The Science Writers Handbook

Author: Writers of SciLance,
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738216577
Size: 39.85 MB
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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience? From Thomas Hayden’s chapter on the perfect pitch to Emma Maris’s advice on book proposals to Mark Schrope’s essential information on contracts, the members of SciLance give writers of all experience levels the practical information they need to succeed, as either a staffer or a freelancer. Going beyond craft, The Science Writer’s Handbook also tackles issues such as creating productive office space, balancing work and family, and finding lasting career satisfaction. It is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to prosper as a science writer in the new era of publishing.

The Knowledge Book

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620518X
Size: 52.72 MB
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A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.

The All New Book Of Lists For Kids

Author: Sandra Choron
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618191352
Size: 62.97 MB
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Offers numerous lists of fun, factual, and trivial issues, such as discontinued ice cream flavors and most popular websites for kids, along with "netiquette" tips, helpful references, and more. Original.

How Science Works

Author: Robert Dinwiddie
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785831372
Size: 56.49 MB
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If your scientific knowledge is hazy and you want to keep up with the remarkable stories you’re seeing in the newspapers and on TV, this is the book for you. It will bring you up to speed in the hot areas of modern science, from atomic theory and the Big Bang to health scares and global warming. Bypassing complexities that only the scientists need to know, this book presents easy to follow sketches and summaries that drive home today’s most widely discussed scientific facts and theories. This book presents nine robust chapters, beginning with science basics – the building blocks of the world around us. Next, it gives you a closer look at the observable Universe, with a summary of how the world came into existence and a description of our planet and its environment. Subsequent chapters cover the human organism, our health, and our genes. A final chapter looks into astonishing far out topics in physics and cosmology, including the theory of relativity, string theory, and quantum theory. Illustrated and explained throughout with clear, colorful, down to earth analogies, and filled with truly amazing facts, this book will make you wonder why science wasn’t explained like this when you were in school.

The Big Idea Science Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756666317
Size: 68.72 MB
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Created in partnership with Prentice Hall, The Big Idea Science Book is a comprehensive guide to key topics in science, with a unique difference: 200 specially created digital assets that provide the opportunity for hands-on, interactive learning. Everything in this visually rich ebook falls into four major strands: Living Things, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics. Within these four strands are 24 sections, fleshing out major scientific concepts in thrilling and innovative ways. For example, drag racing illustrates the idea that net force causes an object's motion to change. But what really sets this book apart are the 200 digital assets specially created by Prentice Hall. Delivered to readers on the internet, these assets include: animated art that brings to life scientific processes, and then tests readers' knowledge with interactive quizzes; real world inquiries that allow readers to make hypotheses and test them by synthesizing data and drawing conclusions; animated images and video clips; and virtual laboratories in which readers can experiment and combine virtual chemicals. The book and the interactive assets together provide a spectacular, cutting-edge learning environment for kids 8 and up.

The Wild Cat Book

Author: Fiona Sunquist
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022614576X
Size: 19.64 MB
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From the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, to the prophet Muhammad’s favorite cat, Muezza, and our contemporary obsession with online cat videos, felines have long held a place of honor in their human counterparts’ homes and cultures. But the domestic cat is just one of many feline species, and in The Wild Cat Book cat experts Fiona and Mel Sunquist introduce us to the full panoply of the purring, roaring feline tribe. Illustrated throughout with Terry Whittaker’s spectacular color photographs as well as unique photos from biologists in the field—some the highest quality images ever captured of exceptionally rare species—The Wild Cat Book not only tantalizes with the beauty of cats, but also serves as a valuable and accessible reference on cat behavior and conservation. Comprehensive entries for each of the thirty-seven cat species include color distribution maps and up-to-date information related to the species’ IUCN conservation and management statuses, while informative sidebars reveal why male lions have manes (and why dark manes are sexiest), how cats see with their whiskers, the truth behind our obsession with white lions and tigers, and why cats can’t be vegetarians. The Wild Cat Book also highlights the grave threats faced by the world’s wild cats—from habitat destruction to human persecution. From the extraordinary acrobatics of the arboreal margay—able to cling to a tree branch by a single paw thanks to its unusually flexible ankles—to modern declines in African lion populations, The Wild Cat Book is an instructive and revealing ode to felines of every size and color. Combining science, behavioral observations, and stunning photography, this book will captivate cat fanciers the world over.

The Internet Book

Author: Douglas E. Comer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429824440
Size: 74.81 MB
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The Internet Book, Fifth Edition explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what services the Internet offers. It is designed for readers who do not have a strong technical background — early chapters clearly explain the terminology and concepts needed to understand all the services. It helps the reader to understand the technology behind the Internet, appreciate how the Internet can be used, and discover why people find it so exciting. In addition, it explains the origins of the Internet and shows the reader how rapidly it has grown. It also provides information on how to avoid scams and exaggerated marketing claims. The first section of the book introduces communication system concepts and terminology. The second section reviews the history of the Internet and its incredible growth. It documents the rate at which the digital revolution occurred, and provides background that will help readers appreciate the significance of the underlying design. The third section describes basic Internet technology and capabilities. It examines how Internet hardware is organized and how software provides communication. This section provides the foundation for later chapters, and will help readers ask good questions and make better decisions when salespeople offer Internet products and services. The final section describes application services currently available on the Internet. For each service, the book explains both what the service offers and how the service works. About the Author Dr. Douglas Comer is a Distinguished Professor at Purdue University in the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has created and enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on computer networks and Internets, operating systems, computer architecture, and computer software. One of the researchers who contributed to the Internet as it was being formed in the late 1970s and 1980s, he has served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the group responsible for guiding the Internet’s development. Prof. Comer is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking, the TCP/IP protocols, and the Internet, who presents lectures to a wide range of audiences. In addition to research articles, he has written a series of textbooks that describe the technical details of the Internet. Prof. Comer’s books have been translated into many languages, and are used in industry as well as computer science, engineering, and business departments around the world. Prof. Comer joined the Internet project in the late 1970s, and has had a high-speed Internet connection to his home since 1981. He wrote this book as a response to everyone who has asked him for an explanation of the Internet that is both technically correct and easily understood by anyone. An Internet enthusiast, Comer displays INTRNET on the license plate of his car.