Download Too Far From Home: A Story of Life and Death in Space by Chris Jones PDF

By Chris Jones

On February 1, 2003, ten astronauts have been orbiting the planet. Seven headed again to Earth at the house go back and forth Columbia. They by no means made it. And the 3 males left in the back of stumbled on themselves too faraway from home.

Chris Jones chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered undertaking regulate in Houston and Moscow as they paintings frantically opposed to the clock to carry their males appropriately again to Earth, eventually identifying a plan that felt, at most sensible, like a protracted shot. but even amid the risk, the decision of area is a siren music, and Too faraway from domestic information superbly the majesty and mystique of house go back and forth, whereas reminding us all how perilous it truly is to jump past the sky.

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Download Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth by James Lawrence Powell PDF

By James Lawrence Powell

Over the process the 20 th century, scientists got here to just accept 4 counterintuitive but basic proof concerning the Earth: deep time, continental go with the flow, meteorite influence, and worldwide warming. while first prompt, each one proposition violated clinical orthodoxy and was once quick denounced as scientific—and occasionally religious—heresy. however, after a long time of rejection, scientists got here to simply accept each one theory.

The tales at the back of those 4 discoveries mirror greater than the interesting push and pull of medical paintings. They demonstrate the provocative nature of technology and the way it increases profound and occasionally uncomfortable truths because it advances. for instance, counter to good judgment, the Earth and the sun method are older than all of human life; the interactions one of the relocating plates and the continents they bring account for almost the entire Earth’s floor positive factors; and approximately each vital function of our sun method effects from the opportunity collision of items in area. such a lot extraordinary of all, we people have altered the weather of a whole planet and now threaten the way forward for civilization. This soaking up medical background is the one booklet to explain the evolution of those 4 principles from heresy to fact, exhibiting how technological know-how works in perform and the way it unavoidably corrects the errors of its practitioners. Scientists might be fallacious, yet they don't remain mistaken. within the procedure, amazing rules are born, established, and through the years take root.

“James Lawrence Powell breaks new floor. His scholarship is deep, and his tales are well-written and enriched with human aspect. a person with an curiosity in how technology progresses will cash in on studying this book.” —Spencer Weart, director emeritus of the guts for heritage of Physics of the yankee Institute of Physics, writer of The Discovery of worldwide Warming

“This transparent and well-written e-book deals 4 vintage examples that express how technological know-how progresses—despite tricky competition, regularly accredited rules are frequently slowly changed through more recent, larger ones. As an apocryphal scientific institution dean informed incoming scholars: ‘Half of what we are going to train you within the subsequent 4 years is inaccurate. the matter is that we don’t understand which half.’ James Lawrence Powell’s new name offers a full of life examine how the sciences, for that reason the geosciences, quite work.” —Seth Stein, Northwestern college, writer of Disaster Deferred: How New technological know-how is altering Our View of Earthquakes within the New Madrid Seismic Zone

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Download Science of Olfaction by Anne Harrington, Vernon Rosario (auth.), Michael J. Serby PDF

By Anne Harrington, Vernon Rosario (auth.), Michael J. Serby MD, Karen L. Chobor MS (eds.)

A e-book similar to this one unavoidably involves the trouble of a lot of people. Its first seed was once a workshop in 1988 that one among us (K. L. C. ) designed and directed on the urban collage of recent York Graduate heart as a part of a sequence of meetings and workshops on subject matters in neuropsychology spon­ sored through the Institute for examine in Behavioral Neuroscience (IRBN). at the moment, reports within the efficacy of olfaction instead modality of stimulation in brain-injured adults have been happening at IRBN. The paintings­ store helped to spark many new principles between IRBN's employees, resulting in numerous initiatives in medical intervention, a few of that are mentioned during this quantity. We quickly stumbled on that scientific curiosity in olfaction was once progressively expanding, and that this modality was once in lots of methods on a par with the remainder. besides growth within the scientific research of olfaction, an abundance of labor has been released within the uncomplicated technological know-how of the sector. rules resembling the regeneration of olfactory neurons and using those neurons in trans­ plantation took carry and have been proved to be workable ones. those enhance­ ments in addition to a large quantity of ideas that let a more in-depth examine the anatomy and body structure of olfaction, have contributed to the speeded up velocity with which this box is now advancing. Dr.

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Download Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011: by Maribel Yasmina Santos, José Mendes, Adriano Moreira, Monica PDF

By Maribel Yasmina Santos, José Mendes, Adriano Moreira, Monica Wachowicz (auth.), Beniamino Murgante, Osvaldo Gervasi, Andrés Iglesias, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan (eds.)

The five-volume set LNCS 6782 - 6786 constitutes the refereed complaints of the overseas convention on Computational technology and Its purposes, ICCSA 2011, held in Santander, Spain, in June 2011. The 5 volumes include papers offering a wealth of unique examine ends up in the sector of computational technology, from foundational concerns in desktop technological know-how and arithmetic to complicated purposes in almost all sciences using computational innovations. the themes of the totally refereed papers are based in accordance with the 5 significant convention subject matters: geographical research, city modeling, spatial facts; towns, applied sciences and making plans; computational geometry and functions; computing device aided modeling, simulation, and research; and cellular communications.

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Download Organic Chemistry (8th Edition) by John E. McMurry PDF

By John E. McMurry

Grasp natural chemistry with the aid of this confirmed bestseller! John McMurry's natural Chemistry is constantly praised because the such a lot basically written ebook on hand for the path. In John McMurry's phrases: "I wrote this e-book simply because i admire writing. i am getting nice excitement and pride from taking a classy topic, turning it round till I see it essentially from a brand new perspective, after which explaining it in uncomplicated words." via his lucid writing and talent to teach the sweetness and common sense of natural chemistry, McMurry makes studying stress-free. the top praise that may be given to a chemistry ebook applies to McMurry: it really works!

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Download The Meaning of Science: An Introduction to the Philosophy of by Tim Lewens PDF

By Tim Lewens

Technological know-how has produced factors for every little thing from the mechanisms of insect navigation to the formation of black holes and the workings of black markets. yet how a lot do we belief technology, and will we really be aware of the realm via it? How does technological know-how paintings and the way does it fail? and the way can the paintings of scientists help—or hurt—everyday humans? those usually are not questions that technology can resolution by itself. this is often the place philosophy of technological know-how is available in. learning technological know-how with no philosophy is, to cite Einstein, to be “like a person who has obvious millions of timber yet hasn't ever visible a forest.” Cambridge thinker Tim Lewens exhibits us the wooded area. He walks us in the course of the theories of seminal philosophers of technology Karl Popper and Thomas Kuhn and considers what technology is, how some distance it could actually and will achieve, and the way we will be able to be certain the character of its truths and myths.

those philosophical matters have outcomes that reach a ways past the laboratory. for example: What position may still scientists have in coverage discussions on environmental concerns akin to fracking? What are the biases at play within the look for a organic functionality of the feminine orgasm? If mind scans can be utilized to illustrate determination was once made a number of seconds earlier than somebody truly makes a wakeful selection, what does that let us know in regards to the threat of loose will?

via reading technology via this philosophical lens, Lewens finds what physics can train us approximately truth, what biology teaches us approximately human nature, and what cognitive technology teaches us approximately human freedom. A masterful research of the largest clinical and moral problems with our age, The that means of Science forces us to confront the sensible, own, and political reasons of science—and why it issues to we all.

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Download 200 Puzzling Physics Problems by P. Gnädig, G. Honyek, K. F. Riley PDF

By P. Gnädig, G. Honyek, K. F. Riley

This article is going to improve a student's skill to use the legislation of physics to functional occasions and difficulties that yield extra simply to intuitive perception than to complicated arithmetic. those difficulties, selected nearly completely from classical (non-quantum) physics, are posed in obtainable nontechnical language and require the coed to choose the appropriate framework within which to research the placement. The booklet could be beneficial to undergraduates getting ready for "general physics" papers. a few physics professors will also locate the more challenging questions not easy. The mathematical necessities are minimum and don't transcend trouble-free calculus. This interesting e-book of physics difficulties will end up instructive, difficult and enjoyable

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