- Filename: astronomy-through-the-ages.
- ISBN: 9780203212738
- Release Date: 2003-05-20
- Number of pages: 320
- Author: Sir Robert Wilson
- Publisher: CRC Press
From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity and quantum mechanics, and of origin and nature of the universe. It conveys not only the intrinsic fascination of the subject, but also the human side and the scientific method as practised by Kepler, defined and elucidated by Galileo, and then demonstrated by Newton.
- Filename: astronomy-for-all-ages.
- ISBN: 0762708093
- Release Date: 2000
- Number of pages: 214
- Author: Philip S. Harrington
- Publisher: Globe Pequot
Suggests activities to help familiarize both children and adults with constellations, planets, and phases of the moon.
- Filename: perilous-planet-earth.
- ISBN: 0521819288
- Release Date: 2003-06-12
- Number of pages: 522
- Author: Trevor Palmer
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A readable 2003 account of the history of natural disasters throughout history.
- Filename: scientific-development-and-misconceptions-through-the-ages.
- ISBN: 031330226X
- Release Date: 1999
- Number of pages: 286
- Author: Robert E. Krebs
- Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Discover the intriguing development of science and the scientific process while examining how it has often been hindered as well as advanced by misconceptions.
- Filename: janice-vancleave-s-science-through-the-ages.
- ISBN: 9780471208303
- Release Date: 2002-10-18
- Number of pages: 128
- Author: Janice VanCleave
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How much would you weigh on Mars? What can exploding balloons tell us about weather? Why do heavy ships stay afloat on water? How can you lift an elephant with one finger? You'll discover the answers to these and many other fascinating questions when you journey through science history with Janice VanCleave as your guide. Packed with fun facts, activities, and experiments, Janice VanCleave's Science Through the Ages introduces you to the amazing stories behind some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow instructions for hands-on experiments, as well as clear explanations that reveal the many ways science has helped people--from ancient times right up through today! You'll find out how to use Stone Age tools to make art, build a simple telescope, look at your own blood vessels (did you know you have thousands of miles of them?), construct a stethoscope, create a model of Galileo's gas thermometer, and much more. As with all of Janice VanCleave's books, the materials are safe, inexpensive, and easily found around the house. So take a time-traveling tour of discovery and get ready for hours and hours of fascinating science fun--at home or in the classroom.
- Filename: alchemists-through-the-ages.
- ISBN: 9781602063150
- Release Date: 2007-04-01
- Number of pages: 320
- Author: Arthur E. Waite
- Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Alchemy-the word itself conjures up images of charlatans mixing potions and concocting remedies during the Middle Ages in a futile quest to transform lead into gold. But the roots of alchemy can be traced back more than 2,500 years to locales as disparate as Egypt, India, and China, and it was considered serious science until as recently as the 16th century. In this highly regarded volume first published in 1888, Arthur E. Waite examines the lives and works of more than fifty alchemists, from the year 850 through the end of the 18th century. Readers will learn about such renowned figures as Thomas Aquinas, Roger Bacon, and Pope John XXII, and decide for themselves whether alchemy was the true precursor to modern chemistry or a pseudo-science populated by quacks. American-born British author ARTHUR EDWARD WAITE (1857-1942) was co-creator of the famous 1910 Rider-Waite Tarot deck. Among his numerous books are Book of Ceremonial Magic, Devil Worship in France, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
- Filename: math-through-the-ages.
- ISBN: 0883857367
- Release Date: 2004
- Number of pages: 273
- Author: William P. Berlinghoff
- Publisher: MAA
An informal and accessible overview of the history of mathematics.
- Filename: the-five-ages-of-the-universe.
- ISBN: 9780684865768
- Release Date: 2000-06-19
- Number of pages: 288
- Author: Fred C. Adams
- Publisher: Simon and Schuster
THE FIVE AGES OF THE UNIVERSE is a riveting biography of the universe which describes for the first time five distinct eras that Adams and Laughlin themselves defined as a result of their own research. From the first gasp of inflation that caused the Big Bang, through the birth of stars, to the fading of all light, THE FIVE AGES OF THE UNIVERSE describes the death of our own sun, tremendous fiery supernovae explosions, dramatic collisions of galaxies, proton decay, the evaporation of black holes and the possibility of communications when there are no planets or stars or even black holes left. This is a voyage to a land of red giants, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, great walls larger than galaxies and WIMPs. With daring uncharacteristic of most scientists, the authors have applied themselves to the question of what precise kind of biology could possibly exist when, say, carbon atoms no longer exist. What, ultimately, is a lifeform? Their insight into the fundamental physics that allows life is both fascinating and provocative. Readers will find all the strange colour of science fiction with none of the fiction in this awesome scientific epic.
- Filename: gardner-s-art-through-the-ages.
- ISBN: 0495410586
- Release Date: 2008-01
- Number of pages: 1088
- Author: Kleiner
- Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions—plus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, you'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly and help you study for your exams—for example, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).