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Why Can't Elephants Jump?


and 113 More Science Questions Answered

Mick O'Hare

 (Edited by)

Profile 2010
Paperback 
 

Following the bestselling Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?, here is another selection of readers' questions and answers from New Scientist magazine's Following the bestselling Why Don't Penguins' Feet Freeze?, here is another selection of readers' questions and answers from New Scientist magazine's 'Last Word' column. Topics include food and drink (What is the difference between a shaken and a stirred martini?), animals (Do mosquitos get malaria?) and transport (Does a Formula One car generate enough downforce to stick to the ceiling?) ...more
 

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The Mystery of Metamorphosis


A Scientific Detective Story

Frank Ryan


Chelsea Green 2011
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The idea of 'metamorphosis' conjures up stories from mythology and science fiction, but many real creatures undergo wondrous transformations which remThe idea of 'metamorphosis' conjures up stories from mythology and science fiction, but many real creatures undergo wondrous transformations which remain some of the least understood phenomena in nature. Evolutionary biologist Frank Ryan elucidates the last two centuries of debate between the scientists who have tried to solve this riddle. He brings the story up to date with Don Williamson's iconoclastic theory that the origins of metamorphosis could lie in the fusion of completely different species. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. ...more
 

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Accurate Clock Pendulums



Robert James Matthys


Oxford University Press 2004
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Stars and Planets



Richard Happer


Collins 2013
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Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen with the naked eye, and a good pair of binoculars is enough to reveal some detail in the planets of theMercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen with the naked eye, and a good pair of binoculars is enough to reveal some detail in the planets of the Solar System. With clear and concise explanatory text, large colour illustrations, photographs and star charts, this introduction to astronomy explains the formation of stars, galaxies and nebulae, provides a guide to the constellations and gives advice on how to get started with star-gazing. Published in association with the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. ...more
 

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Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?


And 101 Other Intriguing Science Questions

Mick O'Hare

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Profile 2008
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Scientific Lives



John Aubrey


Hesperus 2011
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This selection from Brief Lives, Aubrey's enormous work of 17th century biography, brings together his writings on 39 scientists, past and contemporarThis selection from Brief Lives, Aubrey's enormous work of 17th century biography, brings together his writings on 39 scientists, past and contemporary and including Robert Boyle, John Dee, Edmund Halley, William Harvey and the cartographer Wenceslaus Hollar. Foreword by Ruth Scurr. ...more
 

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A Scientific Theology


Volume One: Nature

Alistair E McGrath


T&T Clark 2006
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Science & Theology in the Reformation: Studies in Theological


Interpretation & Astronomical Observation in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Charlotte Methuen


T&T Clark 2008
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Philip's Astro Box


Contains All You Need to Start the Fascinating Hobby of Astronomy

Philip's


Philip's 2010
Paperback Illustrated
 

This starter kit for budding astronomers includes a planisphere - an adjustable circular chart that shows the position of the stars and constellationsThis starter kit for budding astronomers includes a planisphere - an adjustable circular chart that shows the position of the stars and constellations, as viewed from the northern hemisphere, at any given hour during the year - a large fold-out star chart and a month-by-month 'star finder' guide. The boxed set also contains a book, Stargazing with a Telescope, that explains how to choose, set up and use a telescope to observe and photograph the night sky. ...more
 

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The Star of Bethlehem



David Collins


Amberley 2012
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British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Before 1800


(Three volumes)

Blanche Henrey


Oxford University Press 1999
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From the anonymous treatise on grafting published by Wynkyn de Worde circa 1520, to the first of Humphry Repton's great works on landscape gardening pFrom the anonymous treatise on grafting published by Wynkyn de Worde circa 1520, to the first of Humphry Repton's great works on landscape gardening published in 1793. Henry's monumental work offers a detailed history of English books and pamphlets on botany, gardening, horticulture and silviculture. Volume I covers 16th and 17th century herbals, gardening books and scientific and floristic works, with a bibliography. Volume II is devoted to the 18th century and covers an increasingly wide field of interest, from herbals to books on plants of economic importance. Volume III comprises a comprehensive bibliography for the 18th century. Our own Sandpiper reprint. (1975) ...more
 

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The Voyage of the Beagle



Charles Darwin


WhiteStar 2006
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In 1831, the Royal Navy brig Beagle embarked on a five-year voyage to map the coast of South America. Aboard was a young naturalist, Charles Darwin. HIn 1831, the Royal Navy brig Beagle embarked on a five-year voyage to map the coast of South America. Aboard was a young naturalist, Charles Darwin. His account of the journey, first published in 1845, offers an exciting narrative of his adventures in Patagonia and Peru, the Falklands and the Galapagos Islands, enriched with precise, vivid descriptions of the plants and animals that would later provide the basis for his ground-breaking theory of evolution. ...more
 

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Fields of Influence


Conjunctions of Artists and Scientists, 1815-1860

James Hamilton

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Birmingham University Press 2001
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The Most Human Human


What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive

Brian Christian


Penguin 2011
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Brian Christian has been talking to the world's leading artificial intelligences, which are now capable of behaving and thinking in ways that used to Brian Christian has been talking to the world's leading artificial intelligences, which are now capable of behaving and thinking in ways that used to be considered exclusive to humankind. In an entertaining and thought-provoking book he explores the implications for aspects of our lives from chess and video games to psychiatry and criminal law, asking whether we need to rethink what being human means. ...more
 

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Cosmic Imagery


Key Images in the History of Science

John D Barrow


Bodley Head 2008
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John D Barrow traces the progress of science by studying the scientific images which have proved the most striking and influential, ranging from the fJohn D Barrow traces the progress of science by studying the scientific images which have proved the most striking and influential, ranging from the first graph and ancient diagrammatic proofs of Pythagoras' theorem to the mushroom cloud of atomic explosions and the spectacular photographs captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Described by the Sunday Times as 'a captivating pictorial and literary journey', Cosmic Imagery illuminates the connections between art and science, demonstrating the power of the visual presentation of new advances. ...more
 

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