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The author recounts the story of how the atomic bomb was developed, from the discovery at the turn of century of the vast energy locked inside the atom, to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan during the Second World War.
This text introduces the student to state-of-the-art laser research techniques. Requiring only a low-cost, low-power laser, it presents a series of experiments exploring the interaction of light with matter for in-class demonstrations or student activities.
Jabir ibn Hayyan, for a long time the reigning alchemical authority both in Islam and the Latin West, has exercised numerous generations of scholars.
In the past three decades, reflections on the growth of scientific knowledge have inspired historians, sociologists, and some philosophers to contend that scientific objectivity is a myth. Kitcher resurrects notions of objectivity and progress in science by identifying both the limitations of idealized treatments of the growth of knowledge and...
By Matt Ridley
Sex is as fascinating to scientists as it is to the rest of us. A vast pool of knowledge has been gleaned from research into the nature of sex, from the contentious problem of why the wasteful reproductive process exists at all, to how individuals choose their mates and what...
By Les Kirkup
This student--friendly text integrates topics of fundamental importance such as keeping a laboratory notebook, analysing experimental data and report writing with the necessary tools to perform procedures.
The main theme of this book is the shaping of scientific theories and institutions in Russia and the former Soviet Union by social, economic and political factors. Major sections include the Tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, and relations between science and Soviet society.
Describes popular techniques along with helpful do's and don'ts and computer programs. This book enables investigators to evaluate confocal images, use the dyes, and design calcium buffers appropriate to their research needs. It is designed for laboratory use by graduate students, technicians, and researchers in various disciplines.
By Partha Ghose
Natural phenomena and ordinary, everyday things often contain surprises and puzzles when we attempt to understand them in terms of basic physical principles. Trying to explain what we see around us can even help us to understand physical principles more fully. This book focuses on puzzles, both simple and advanced,...