By Diana Preston
In 1898, Marie Curie first defined a phenomenon she referred to as "radioactivity." A half-century later, physicists may stand ahead of sunrise within the New Mexico wilderness, slathering themselves with sunscreen-and fearing that the upcoming try detonation may perhaps ignite Earth's surroundings in a cataclysmic chain response and remodel our planet right into a burning star.
this can be the epic tale of Curie's quest to release the secrets and techniques of the cloth global; of the scientists-Rutherford, Bohr, Einstein, Oppenheimer-who outfitted upon her paintings; of the day the 1st weapon of mass destruction dropped on Hiroshima, bringing either surprising terror and unexpected peace, and of the recent 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 medical discovery that modified the area.
Now with up to date ACLS algorithms An creation to scientific Emergency drugs is a much-needed source for people working towards during this demanding box. It takes a singular process, describing intimately the simplest and most modern equipment together with preliminary sufferer overview, new release of differential diagnoses, problem-solving and administration of difficult stipulations in keeping with proposing signs. in contrast to different textbooks, during which the prognosis is understood, this textbook techniques scientific difficulties as clinicians process sufferers - with out complete wisdom of the ultimate prognosis. It presents an realizing of ways to procedure sufferers with undifferentiated stipulations, ask the ideal questions, assemble historic facts, make the most of actual exam abilities and order and interpret laboratory and radiographic exams. It offers present administration and disposition innovations with controversies provided, together with pearls and precis issues for every subject coated. The booklet is multi-author, each one contributor selected as a result of a music list in educating in addition to being the world over acknowledged specialists within the uniqueness.
Marc Hauser's eminently readable and entire e-book Moral Minds is progressive. He argues that people have developed a common ethical intuition, unconsciously propelling us to carry judgments of correct and improper autonomous of gender, schooling, and faith. adventure tunes up our ethical activities, guiding what we do in place of how we bring our ethical verdicts.
For countless numbers of years, students have argued that ethical judgments come up from rational and voluntary deliberations approximately what should be. the typical trust this day is that we succeed in ethical judgements via consciously reasoning from principled causes of what society determines is true or fallacious. this angle has generated the extra trust that our ethical psychology is based fullyyt on adventure and schooling, constructing slowly and topic to significant version throughout cultures. In his groundbreaking ebook, Hauser indicates that this dominant view is illusory.
Combining his personal state-of-the-art examine with findings in cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, economics, and anthropology, he examines the results of his idea for problems with bioethics, faith, legislation, and our daily lives.
Mixing memoir, technology, historical past and theology, man Consolmagno takes us in this exploration of Vatican technological know-how. We journey the Vatican's meteorite assortment and learn the way astronomy progresses regardless of its dearth of tactile proof. It seeks to end up that no longer all faith is adverse to technological know-how.
By Joe Schwarcz
By way of asking questions corresponding to Is your orange juice pasteurized? or Did the girl who whipped up the icing in your cake put on fake fingernails? this ebook types hokum from real technology in terms of meals security. Investigating every thing from the overall healthiness advantages of chocolate and oxygenated water to the motives of nutrients poisoning and the therapeutic strength of prayer, brief commentaries use wit and humor to debunk folklore and misconceptions. Indicating which nutrition reports may be depended on, this consultant offers the data had to purchase, shop, and cook dinner foodstuff with out risking lifestyles and limb.
By Francis Bacon, Rose-Mary Sargent
Author note: Rose-Mary Sargent (Editor)
Publish yr note: First released in 1999
The such a lot entire assortment to be had in paperback of Bacon's philosophical and medical writings, this quantity bargains Bacon's significant works of their entirety, or in noticeable choices, revised from the vintage nineteenth century variations of Spedding, Ellis, and Heath. choices from a few of Bacon's usual histories around out this variation via exhibiting the kinds of compilations that he believed may such a lot give a contribution to the 3rd a part of his nice Instauration.
Each paintings has a separate short advent indicating the most important issues constructed. In her normal advent, Sargent offers a biographical cartoon of Bacon's youth, schooling, and felony occupation, discusses the key elements of his philosophical undertaking, and lines his impression on next normal philosophy. additionally, she appears to be like on the essentially unfavourable reviews of Bacon's methodological writings by means of philosophers of technology within the first 1/2 the 20 th century, the reassessments of his works that happened because the effect of logical empiricism declined, and the present revival of curiosity in Bacon that coincides with the focal point on experimental perform today.
A bibliography and index entire the textual content.
Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A assessment of Anatomy and Embryology deals up to date, clinically correct board-style questions—perfect for path evaluation and board prep. nearly four hundred multiple-choice questions with certain solution motives conceal often proven themes in anatomy and embryology, together with scientific issues addressed in Moore, Clinically orientated Anatomy and Sadler, Langman's scientific Embryology. Readers will locate USMLE-style medical vignette questions in addition to content material evaluation questions. The ebook is seriously illustrated with anatomical photos, scientific photos that painting signs, and radiological pictures together with ultrasounds, puppy scans, MRIs, CT scans, and X-rays.
Online entry to the questions and solutions on a significant other web site offers versatile examine options.
By David E. Brody, Arnold R. Brody
Sieben. Eine Zahl, die schon lange eine besondere Bedeutung für viele Menschen hat: Siebenmeilenstiefel, sieben Zwerge, sieben Todsünden, die sieben Leben einer Katze, sieben Weltwunder. Und nun schreiben die Brüder Brody (einer ist Anwalt, der andere Pathologe) ein Buch, in dem sie die sieben größten Rätsel der Wissenschaft enthüllen. Dabei wollen sie nicht zu modernen Brüdern Grimm werden, uns Lesern mit modernen technischen Märchen und Zauberworten (Fachchinesisch) eine unbegreifliche Welt zeigen.
Nein, sie haben den Anspruch, die wichtigsten wissenschaftlichen Entwicklungen der letzen 500 Jahre verständlich darzustellen. Im New Yorker unique trägt das Buch in etwa den Untertitel: Die Naturwissenschaften, wie Sie sie gern in der Schule gehabt hätten. Dem wird das Buch auch gerecht. Es nimmt uns mit in die Welt der Grundgesetze der Physik, fasziniert uns mit dem Bau der Atome, beschreibt Einsteins Theorien verstehbar, zeigt die Wunder des Kosmos und Evolution und erklärt uns die Grundlagen moderner Biologie und Genetik.
Mit sprachlichem Geschick und interessanten Anekdoten nehmen uns die Brüder an der Hand und zeigen uns die weite Welt der Wissenschaft und der Menschen, die diese Welt erforscht haben und weiterhin erforschen. Im Schlußkapitel fassen Sie die Geschichte der Forschung unter dem Aspekt zusammen, wie Wissenschaft funktioniert und welche rasanten Veränderungen sich in den letzten Jahren und Jahrzehnten ergeben haben. Immer wieder unterstützen sie den Lesefluß durch erläuternde Grafiken und strukturierende Überschriften.
Wer naturwissenschaftliche Themen schon irgendwie spannend fand, aber durch trockenen Unterricht und viel zu komplizierte Formeln abgeschreckt wurde, findet hier ein Buch, das sein Interesse zurückgewinnen kann. Viel Spaß beim Schmökern. --Sven A. Zörner -- Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Wer weiß schon, dass der junge Newton die entscheidende proposal zur Entdeckung der Schwerkraft erhielt, als er entspannt im Garten seiner Mutter saß und den berühmten Apfel vom Baum fallen sah? Fundamentale wissenschaftliche Entdeckungen und Erkenntnisse wie die der Schwerkraft, der Atome, der Relativitätstheorie oder der Theorie des Urknalls werden in dieser Wissenschaftsgeschichte auf gutverständliche, spannende Weise dargeboten.
By Walter Alvarez
Sixty-five million years in the past, a comet or asteroid greater than Mt. Everest slammed into the Earth, inflicting an explosion comparable to the detonation of 100 million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized impactor and particles from the influence web site have been blasted out during the surroundings, falling again to Earth all over the globe. negative environmental failures ensued, together with a huge tsunami, continent-scale wildfires, darkness, and chilly, by way of sweltering greenhouse warmth. while stipulations again to general, part the genera of crops and animals on the earth had perished.This awful tale is now largely accredited because the method to a good clinical homicide secret: what prompted the extinction of the dinosaurs? In T. rex and the Crater of Doom, the tale of the medical detective paintings that went into fixing the secret is informed by way of geologist Walter Alvarez, one of many 4 Berkeley scientists who chanced on the 1st proof for the enormous impression. it's a saga of excessive event in distant elements of the realm, of sufferer information assortment, of lonely highbrow fight, of lengthy sessions of frustration ended by way of unexpected breakthroughs, of excessive public debate, of friendships made or misplaced, of the pleasure of discovery, and of enjoyment as a desirable tale unfolded.Controversial and largely attacked through the Eighties, the influence concept acquired affirmation from the invention of the large effect crater it estimated, buried deep underneath more youthful strata on the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. The Chicxulub Crater used to be chanced on by way of Mexican geologists in 1950 yet remained virtually unknown to scientists somewhere else till 1991, while it used to be famous because the biggest influence crater on the earth, relationship accurately from the time of the good extinction sixty-five million years in the past. Geology and paleontology, sciences that lengthy held that each one adjustments in Earth historical past were calm and sluggish, have now been pressured to acknowledge the serious function performed by way of infrequent yet devastating catastrophes just like the effect that killed the dinosaurs.
By Jonathan Weiner
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the Los Angeles Times ebook Prize
On a barren region island within the center of the Galapagos archipelago, the place Darwin obtained his first inklings of the speculation of evolution, scientists, Peter and Rosemary supply, have spent 20 years proving that Darwin didn't be aware of the energy of his personal idea. For one of the finches of Daphne significant, average choice is neither infrequent nor gradual: it really is happening by means of the hour, and we will be able to watch.
In this dramatic tale of groundbreaking clinical examine, Jonathan Weiner follows those scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and are available up with a brand new figuring out of existence itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of conception and explication within the culture of Stephen Jay Gould.
With a brand new preface.