Название: The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain Автор: John Kounios, Mark Beeman Издательство: Independently Published Год: 2015 Формат: EPUB, AZW3 Размер: 15 Мб Язык: английский / English
The Eureka Factor is the most authoritative and engaging book about the science and practical enhancement of creative insight. It has now been reissued in paperback by the authors, John Kounios and Mark Beeman, the cognitive neuroscientists who discovered how the brain has aha moments—sudden creative insights. They explain how aha moments happen, when we need them, and how we can have more of them to enrich our lives and empower personal and professional success. Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves, conferring both personal growth and practical advantage.
Название: The Particle at the End of the Universe Автор: Sean Carroll Издательство: Oneworld Publications Год: 2012 Формат: EPUB Размер: 15 Мб Язык: английский / English
Winner of the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books It was the universe’s most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider don’t happen without incredible risks – and occasional skullduggery. In the definitive account of this landmark event, Caltech physicist and acclaimed science writer Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.
Название: A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You Автор: Sean B. Carroll Издательство: Princeton University Press Год: 2020 Формат: EPUB Размер: 18 Мб Язык: английский / English
From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world. Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world.
Название: The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion Автор: Sean Carroll Издательство: Dutton Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB, AZW3 Размер: 10 Мб Язык: английский / English
The most trusted explainer of the most mind-boggling concepts pulls back the veil of mystery that has too long cloaked the most valuable building blocks of modern science. Sean Carroll, with his genius for making complex notions entertaining, presents in his uniquely lucid voice the fundamental ideas informing the modern physics of reality. Physics offers deep insights into the workings of the universe but those insights come in the form of equations that often look like gobbledygook. Sean Carroll shows that they are really like meaningful poems that can help us fly over sierras to discover a miraculous multidimensional landscape alive with radiant giants, warped space-time, and bewilderingly powerful forces.
Название: A Guide to the Creatures in Your Neighbourhood Автор: Коллектив Издательство: Murdoch Books ISBN: 192261632X Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 272 Размер: 17,1 МБ Язык: Английский
Whether you want a delicious dinner on the table without fuss or you’re looking for inspiration for sweet treats and baking, Everyday Favourites has the recipe for you. With more than 70 classic recipes that you will cook again and again, this book is packed full of affordable family favourites.
Название: A History of the World Through Body Parts Автор: Kathy Petras Издательство: Chronicle Books Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 17 Мб Язык: английский / English
A grab bag of historic spleens, chins, and more, this is your ultimate literary dissection of body parts throughout history! From famous craniums to prominent breasts, ancient spleens and bound feet, this book will bring history to life in a whole new way. With their inimitable wit and probing intelligence, authors Kathy and Ross Petras look at the role the human body has played throughout history as each individual part becomes a jumping-off point for a wider look at the times. In far-ranging, quirky-yet-interrelated stories, learn about Charles II of Spain's jaw and the repercussions of inbreeding, what Anne Boleyn's heart says about the Crusades and the trend of dispersed burials, and what can be learned about Lady Xoc's pierced tongue. A History of the World Through Body Parts is packed with fascinating little-known historical facts and anecdotes that will entertain, enlighten, and delight even the most well-read history buff.
Название: Observing our Solar System: A Beginner’s Guide Автор: Tom Kerss Издательство: Collins Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 67 Мб Язык: английский / English
Study the ever-changing face of the Moon, watch the steady march of the planets against the stars, witness the thrill of a meteor shower, or the memory of a once-in-a-generation comet. The sights in our Solar System are dynamic reminders of our planet's position as part of a larger neighborhood. Study the ever-changing face of the Moon, watch the steady march of the planets against the stars, witness the thrill of a meteor shower, or the memory of a once-in-a-generation comet. In a few short generations, scientists have taken us from wondering about the nature of the Solar System to exploring every corner of it with advanced robotic probes, and inexpensive but powerful telescopes have become ubiquitous, allowing all of us to follow in the footsteps of Galileo as explorers.
Название: Universal Life: An Inside Look Behind the Race to Discover Life Beyond Earth Автор: Alan Boss Издательство: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0190864052 Год: 2019 Формат: PDF Страниц: 233 Размер: 16,6 МБ Язык: Английский
After decades of painstaking planning, NASA's first dedicated exoplanet detection mission, the Kepler space telescope, was launched in 2009 from Cape Canaveral. Kepler began a years-long mission of looking for Earth-like planets amongst the millions of stars in the northern constellations of Lyra and Cygnus.
Название: Space 2.0: Revolutionary Advances in the Space Industry Автор: Joseph N. Pelton Издательство: Springer ISBN: 3030152804 Год: 2019 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 218 Размер: 12,5 МБ Язык: Английский
A true revolution has rocked the space industry, as Silicon Valley and new startup companies around the world have shaken up the status quo. This has in turn triggered a hefty response among traditional aerospace companies, launching the sector into the new Space 2.0. This book explains how and why this remarkable change has happened, starting from the industry’s origins during the Space Age and working its way to the present day.