Stephen Hawking: His Life and Work

By Kitty Ferguson

Stephen Hawking is without doubt one of the so much amazing figures of our time - a Cambridge genius who has earned foreign superstar and turn into an thought to those that have witnessed his overcome incapacity. this can be Hawking's lifestyles tale by way of Kitty Ferguson, written with support from Hawking himself and his shut associates.

Updated and considerably extended from her past booklet of 1992, this conscientiously researched, as much as the minute biography supplies a wealthy photo of Hawking's lifestyles - his youth, the heartrending starting of his fight with motor neurone disorder, his ever-increasing overseas repute, and his lengthy own conflict for survival in pursuit of a systematic knowing of the universe. all through Kitty Ferguson additionally summarizes and explains the state-of-the-art technology during which Hawking has been engaged.

Stephen Hawking is written with the readability and ease for which all Kitty Ferguson's books were praised. the result's a charming account of a unprecedented existence and brain.

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Nature's Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything

By Doug Macdougall

"Radioactivity is sort of a clock that by no means wishes adjusting," writes Doug Macdougall. "It will be not easy to layout a extra trustworthy timekeeper." In Nature's Clocks, Macdougall tells how scientists who have been trying to comprehend the earlier arrived on the creative strategies they now use to figure out the age of gadgets and organisms. by way of studying radiocarbon (C-14) dating—the top identified of those methods—and numerous different recommendations that geologists use to decode the far-off earlier, Macdougall unwraps the final century's advances, explaining how they demonstrate the age of our fossil ancestors akin to "Lucy," the timing of the dinosaurs' extinction, and definitely the right a while of tiny mineral grains that date from the start of the earth's historical past. In full of life and available prose, he describes how the technology of geochronology has constructed and flourished. pertaining to those advances during the tales of the scientists themselves—James Hutton, William Smith, Arthur Holmes, Ernest Rutherford, Willard Libby, and Clair Patterson—Macdougall exhibits how they used ingenuity and concept to build one among glossy science's most important accomplishments: a timescale for the earth's evolution and human prehistory.

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The Age of Sustainable Development

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is likely one of the world's so much perceptive and unique analysts of worldwide improvement. during this significant new paintings he provides a compelling and useful framework for the way worldwide voters can use a holistic means ahead to deal with the possible intractable around the globe difficulties of power severe poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable improvement.

Sachs deals readers, scholars, activists, environmentalists, and coverage makers the instruments, metrics, and functional pathways they should in achieving Sustainable improvement ambitions. way over a rhetorical workout, this publication is designed to notify, motivate, and spur motion. according to Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia collage, his 13 years advising the United countries secretary-general at the Millennium improvement ambitions, and his contemporary presentation of those principles in a well-liked on-line direction, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark book and clarion demand all who care approximately our planet and worldwide justice.

Visit http://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for extra instructing fabrics for college kids and teachers, together with bankruptcy summaries, key options, challenge units, and slides.

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La Représentation Des Données Géographiques: Statistique Et Cartographie

By Denise Pumain, Michèle Béguin

Il est si facile de faire mentir une carte ou des statistiques... Dans une société où los angeles carte et l'image ont acquis une significance considérable, il est donc essentiel de connaître les innovations et les méthodes qui permettent de traiter l'information statistique et de los angeles cartographier correctement. Avant tout manuel destiné aux étudiants en sciences humaines, cet ouvrage articule autour d'un texte très pédagogique une grande variété d'illustrations et cartes : les auteurs indiquent les erreurs les plus courantes à ne pas faire et explorent les différents modes de représentation des données : diagrammes, histogrammes, cartes thématiques, cartes par anamorphose, traitements univariés et multivariés. Des cartes de los angeles Tchétchénie publiées dans l. a. presse aux données plus spécialisées, les représentations graphiques des données géographiques n'auront plus de secrets and techniques pour vous. --Mattieu Reno --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Operative Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Derived from Sam W. Wiesel’s four-volume Operative strategies in Orthopaedic Surgery, this single-volume source includes the easy, step by step details you must optimistically practice the entire variety of shoulder and elbow surgeries. in a single handy position, you’ll locate the complete Shoulder and Elbow part, in addition to correct chapters from the activities drugs element of Operative ideas in Orthopaedic Surgery. very good full-color illustrations and step by step factors assist you grasp surgical options, pick out the easiest process, keep away from issues, and count on results. Written via worldwide specialists from major associations, Operative suggestions in Shoulder and Elbow surgical procedure, 2d Edition, offers authoritative, easy-to-follow information to either the amateur trainee or skilled surgeon. 

Key Features

  • Step-by-step techniques are illustrated with extraordinary full-color intraoperative pictures and drawings that reveal how you can practice every one technique.
  • Each medical challenge is mentioned within the related concise layout: definition, anatomy, actual tests, pathogenesis, usual heritage, actual findings, imaging and diagnostic reviews, differential analysis, non-operative administration, surgical administration, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, results, and complications.
  • Detailed descriptions of surgical anatomy assist you grasp even the main hard and hugely technical procedures.
  • Extensive use of bullet issues and a hugely templated structure let for fast and straightforward reference.
  • Ideal for fast preoperative overview of the stairs of a process, even if a well-recognized normal or a brand new and evolving technique.

Now with the print variation, benefit from the bundled interactive book version, which might be downloaded in your capsule and phone or accessed on-line and contains gains like:

  • Complete content material with more desirable navigation
  • Powerful seek instruments and clever navigation cross-links that pull effects from content material within the e-book, your notes, or even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for simple navigation
  • Highlighting tool for less complicated reference of key content material in the course of the text
  • Ability to take and proportion notes with neighbors and colleagues
  • Quick reference tabbing to avoid wasting your favourite content material for destiny use

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North Pole, South Pole: The Epic Quest to Solve the Great Mystery of Earth's Magnetism

Why do compass needles aspect north―but now not rather north? What publications the migration of birds, whales, and fish around the world’s oceans? How is Earth in a position to maintain existence below an onslaught of sun wind and cosmic radiation? for hundreds of years, the world’s nice scientists have grappled with those questions, all rooted within the similar phenomenon―Earth’s magnetism.

Over 2,000 years after the discovery of the compass, Einstein known as the resource of Earth’s magnetic box one in every of maximum unsolved mysteries of physics. right here, for the 1st time, is the total background of the hunt to appreciate Earth’s magnetism―from the traditional Greeks’ fascination with lodestone, to the geological discovery that the North Pole has no longer consistently been within the North―and to the surprising glossy conclusions that eventually published the real source.

Richly illustrated and elegantly informed, North Pole, South Pole unfolds the human tale in the back of the technological know-how: that of the inquisitive, persevering, and infrequently dissenting thinkers who unlocked the secrets and techniques at our planet’s core.

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Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology)

Covering ocular pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicology, Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology offers ophthalmologists, toxicologists, and pharmacologists with either an creation to the correct equipment for ocular pharmacology and toxicology in addition to supplying useful methodologies for accomplishing ocular studies. Expert authors have contributed distinctive chapters on learn layout, research, and routes to regulatory acclaim for a number of forms and routes of ophthalmic drugs. As a quantity within the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology sequence, chapters function the type of in-depth specifics and implementation recommendation to make sure winning results.

Practical and authoritative, Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology serves as an excellent foundation of educating within the right layout and behavior of crucial reports to effectively make certain pharmacokinetics and ocular toxicity from the systemic, topical, periocular, or intraocular management of substances or compounds, from using ocular scientific units and from ocular surgical procedures.

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Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

By Stanislas Dehaene

"Brings jointly the cognitive, the cultural, and the neurological in a sublime, compelling narrative. A revelatory work."
-Oliver Sacks, M.D.

The act of analyzing is so simply taken with no consideration that we overlook what an unbelievable feat it truly is. How can a number of black marks on white paper evoke a whole universe of meanings? it truly is much more outstanding once we contemplate that we learn utilizing a primate mind that advanced to serve a wholly diverse objective. during this riveting research, Stanislas Dehaene explores each point of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. an international authority at the topic, Dehaene finds the hidden good judgment of spelling, describes pioneering learn on hiw we strategy languages, and takes us right into a new appreciation of the mind and its wondrous skill to conform.

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Exploring Science Through Science Fiction (Science and Fiction)

By Barry B Luokkala

This e-book makes use of technology fiction movie as a motor vehicle for exploring technology innovations. Over a hundred references to technology fiction motion pictures and tv episodes are incorporated, spanning greater than a hundred years of cinematic background. comprises numerical examples and solutions.   

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The Shadows of Consumption: Consequences for the Global Environment (MIT Press)

By Peter Dauvergne

The Shadows of Consumption provides a hard-hitting analysis: some of the earth's ecosystems and billions of its everyone is in danger from the results of emerging intake. items starting from vehicles to hamburgers supply conveniences and pleasures; yet, as Peter Dauvergne makes transparent, international political and fiscal techniques displace the true expenses of client items into far-off ecosystems, groups, and timelines, tipping into predicament humans and locations with no the ability to withstand. In The Shadows of Consumption, Peter Dauvergne maps the prices of intake that stay hidden within the shadows solid via globalized companies, exchange, and finance. Dauvergne strains the environmental results of 5 commodities: cars, fuel, fridges, pork, and harp seals. In those attention-grabbing histories we examine, for instance, that American officers missed warnings concerning the hazards of lead in fuel within the Nineteen Twenties; why China is now a number one manufacturer of CFC-free fridges; and the way activists have been capable of cease Canada's advertisement seal hunt within the Nineteen Eighties (but are not able to take action now). Dauvergne's leading edge research permits us to determine why such a lot of efforts to regulate the worldwide surroundings are failing at the same time environmentalism is slowly strengthening. He proposes a guideline of "balanced intake" for either shoppers and firms. we all know that we will sort things by way of using a high-mileage automobile, consuming in the neighborhood grown foodstuff, and purchasing energy-efficient home equipment; yet those advancements are incremental, neighborhood, and inadequate. extra the most important than our person efforts to reuse and recycle could be reforms within the international political economic system to minimize the inequalities of intake and proper the imbalance among turning out to be economies and environmental sustainability.

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