Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe

While scientists peer via a telescope on the far away stars in outer house or use a particle-accelerator to investigate the smallest elements of topic, they observe that an analogous legislation of physics govern the entire universe normally and all areas. Physicists name the everlasting, ubiquitous fidelity of the legislation of physics symmetry. Symmetry is the fundamental underlying precept that defines the legislation of nature and for this reason controls the universe. This all-important perception is without doubt one of the nice conceptual breakthroughs in sleek physics and is the root of latest efforts to find a grand unified conception to provide an explanation for all of the legislation of physics.

Nobel Laureate Leon M. Lederman and physicist Christopher T. Hill clarify the supremely based suggestion of symmetry and all its profound ramifications to lifestyles on the earth and the universe at huge during this eloquent, obtainable well known technology ebook. They not just basically describe options typically reserved just for physicists and mathematicians, yet additionally they instill an appreciation for the profound great thing about the universe’s inherent design.

Central to the tale of symmetry is an imprecise, unpretentious, yet tremendous proficient German mathematician named Emmy Noether. although nonetheless little recognized to the area, she inspired no much less a scientist than Albert Einstein, who praised her "penetrating mathematical thinking." In a few of her earliest paintings she proved that the legislation of the conservation of strength was once hooked up to the assumption of symmetry and hence laid the mathematical foundation for what could be the most crucial notion of contemporary physics.

Lederman and Hill exhibit techniques in regards to the universe, in accordance with Noether’s paintings, which are principally unknown to the general public and feature wide-reaching implications in reference to the massive Bang, Einstein’s idea of relativity, quantum mechanics, and plenty of different parts of physics. via inventive analogies and illustrations, they convey those incredible notions to lifestyles. This e-book will open your eyes to a universe you by no means knew existed.

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Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It

By Craig Timberg

"Remarkable... reads like a detective novel."—The New Yorker

In this groundbreaking paintings that reads like a detective novel, longtime Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg and award-winning AIDS researcher Daniel Halperin inform the dazzling tale of ways Western colonial powers unwittingly sparked the AIDS epidemic after which fanned the flames. Drawing on striking new technological know-how, Tinderbox overturns the traditional knowledge at the origins of this lethal pandemic, and in a riveting narrative that stretches from colonial Leopoldville to Eighties San Francisco to South Africa this present day, it unearths how human palms unleashed this epidemic and will now conquer it, if purely we examine the teachings of the earlier.

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Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima

By Diana Preston

In 1898, Marie Curie first defined a phenomenon she known as "radioactivity." A half-century later, physicists might stand ahead of sunrise within the New Mexico wilderness, slathering themselves with sunscreen-and fearing that the approaching attempt detonation could ignite Earth's surroundings in a cataclysmic chain response and rework our planet right into a burning star.

this is often the epic tale of Curie's quest to release the secrets and techniques of the fabric international; of the scientists-Rutherford, Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer-who equipped upon her paintings; of the day the 1st weapon of mass destruction dropped on Hiroshima, bringing either unexpected terror and unexpected peace, and of the hot period of world uncertainty that emerged in its wake. With the readability of serious technology writing, the vividness of ancient narrative and the perception of biography, Before the Fallout is an unforgettable and sweeping account of the clinical discovery that modified the area.

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Wholeness and the Implicate Order

By David Bohm

David Bohm was once one of many greatest clinical thinkers and philosophers of our time. even though deeply prompted by way of Einstein, he was once additionally, extra strangely for a scientist, encouraged by means of mysticism. certainly, within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties he made touch with either J. Krishnamurti and the Dalai Lama whose teachings contributed to shaping his paintings. In either technological know-how and philosophy, Bohm's major difficulty was once with realizing the character of fact more often than not and of attention particularly. during this vintage paintings he develops a conception of quantum physics which treats the totality of lifestyles as an unbroken complete. Writing sincerely and with out technical jargon, he makes complicated rules obtainable to an individual attracted to the character of truth.

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The Aha! Moment: A Scientist's Take on Creativity

This e-book is set having rules and―a for much longer haul―making them paintings. David Jones, top identified for his Daedalus column, tells a large number of reports approximately creators and their creations, together with his personal fantastical-seeming contributions to mainstream technology corresponding to the unrideable bicycle and chemical gardens in area. His thought of creativity endows every one folks with a Random-Ideas Generator, a Censor, and an Observer-Reasoner. Jones applies his concept to a variety of bizarre medical experiments that he has performed for severe medical papers, for demanding published expositions, and for displays to a television viewers. He even indicates new ones, now not but attempted!

Creativity is as necessary to technology as interest, actual instinct, and intelligent deduction from well-planned experiments. yet, says Jones, ingenuity is especially doubtful. Even for the best inventors, approximately eighty percentage of rules fail. Jokiness can assist, and so can plenty of random info. Jones has lots of smart suggestion that would support spark that madly wonderful inner most concept within the first place―and will motivate you to take it further.

Neither dense nor tough, The Aha! Moment is engrossing, edifying, and scientifically severe; but it's flippantly written and asks plenty of foolish questions. As Jones exhibits, it might probably frequently pay to take an absurd suggestion seriously.

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Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy

By Berthold Block

Color Atlas of Ultrasound Anatomy, moment Edition provides a scientific, step by step advent to common sectional anatomy of the belly and pelvic organs and thyroid gland, crucial for spotting the anatomic landmarks and diversifications noticeable on ultrasound. Its handy, double-page layout, with greater than 250 snapshot quartets displaying ultrasound pictures at the left and explanatory drawings at the correct, is perfect for speedy comprehension. moreover, each one snapshot is observed via a line drawing indicating the location of the transducer at the physique and a three-D diagram demonstrating the positioning of the scanning airplane in every one organ.

Special features:

  • More than 60 new ultrasound photos within the moment version
    that have been got with cutting-edge apparatus for the best quality
  • A important origin on average sectional planes for
    abdominal scanning, with full-color photos demonstrating probe placement on
    the physique and diagrams of organs proven
  • Front and again conceal flaps exhibiting general sonographic
    dimensions of organs for simple reference

    Covering all
    relevant anatomic markers, measurable parameters, and basic values, and
    including either transverse and longitudinal scans, this pocket-sized reference is
    an crucial studying instrument for clinical scholars, radiology citizens, ultrasound technicians, and scientific sonographers.

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    Clinical Skills for OSCEs

    The correct examine consultant could make the adaptation for an keen, or crushed, scholar. This instruction manual is an crucial research relief for these getting ready to take their aim established medical exam (OSCE) or expert and Linguistics overview Board (PLAB) exams. because the assessments require demonstrable abilities, scientific abilities for OSCE supplies step by step profiles of all of the services wanted for achievement. From cranial tests and listening to checks to psychiatric exams and simple existence aid, the entire valuable proficiencies are designated. Written via ultimate 12 months clinical scholars for his or her friends, this publication is gifted in a constant and effortless style.

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    The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

    By Jonathan Eig

    A Chicago Tribune "Best Books of 2014" • A Slate "Best Books 2014: employees choices" • A St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Best Books of 2014"
    The attention-grabbing tale of 1 of an important medical discoveries of the 20th century.

    We understand it easily as "the pill," but its genesis used to be whatever yet easy. Jonathan Eig's masterful narrative revolves round 4 imperative characters: the fiery feminist Margaret Sanger, who used to be a champion of contraception in her crusade for the rights of ladies yet ignored her personal young ones in pursuit of loose love; the gorgeous Katharine McCormick, who owed her fortune to her filthy rich husband, the son of the founding father of foreign Harvester and a schizophrenic; the visionary scientist Gregory Pincus, who used to be brushed aside by means of Harvard within the Thirties because of his experimentation with in vitro fertilization yet who, after he used to be approached by means of Sanger and McCormick, grew passionate about the assumption of inventing a drug which could cease ovulation; and the telegenic John Rock, a Catholic health care professional from Boston who battled his personal church to turn into an significantly powerful recommend within the attempt to win public popularity of the drug that will be advertised through Searle as Enovid.

    Spanning the years from Sanger’s heady Greenwich Village days within the early 20th century to trial exams in Puerto Rico within the Fifties to the cusp of the sexual revolution within the Sixties, this can be a grand tale of radical feminist politics, medical ingenuity, institution competition, and, finally, a sea swap in social attitudes. Brilliantly researched and promptly written, The delivery of the Pill is gripping social, cultural, and clinical history.

    eight pages of illustrations

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    Alternative Energy Technologies: An Introduction with Computer Simulations (Nano and Energy)

    By Gavin Buxton

    Alternative power assets have gotten more and more vital in a global striving for strength independence, fresh air, and a reprieve from worldwide warming. sunlight cells, wind strength, and biofuels are a few of the competing substitute strength assets hoping to realize a foothold in our destiny power combine, and the industrial merits of those applied sciences are always expanding as bills are diminished and efficiencies elevated.

    Alternative strength applied sciences: An creation with machine Simulations

    explores the technology and engineering in the back of a couple of rising substitute strength applied sciences, together with polymer sun cells, algae biofuels, and synthetic leaves. It additionally addresses the environmental desire for those applied sciences. even though, in contrast to its predecessors, this e-book employs uncomplicated desktop versions carried out inside of spreadsheet environments to simulate diversified points of the choice strength applied sciences and accordingly educate the subject material.

    This specific approach:

    • Provides a twin creation to substitute strength applied sciences and computing device simulation
    • Elucidates the basic behaviors and complicated interactions in the replacement power systems
    • Makes desktop simulation trouble-free and available to readers with out earlier programming experience

    Featuring investigative workouts that deepen knowing and encourage additional study, Alternative power applied sciences: An advent with laptop Simulations makes an awesome introductory textbook for undergraduate scholars and a necessary expert reference for experimental researchers.

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