Introducing Infinity

A Graphic Guide

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Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318839

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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Infinity is a profoundly counter-intuitive and brain-twisting subject that has inspired some great thinkers – and provoked and shocked others. The ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. And a German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers. Brian Clegg and Oliver Pugh’s brilliant graphic tour of infinity features a cast of characters ranging from Archimedes and Pythagoras to al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Cantor, Venn, Gödel and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Prepare to enter a world of paradox.

Eine kleine Geschichte der Unendlichkeit

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Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364404371X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Philosophen und Mathematiker hat das Nachsinnen über das Wesen des Unendlichen buchstäblich den Verstand geraubt – und dennoch ist es ein Konzept, das immer wieder unser Leben bestimmt. In diesem mit Anekdoten und Geschichten gespickten Buch nimmt uns Brian Clegg mit auf eine Reise durch das Grenzland zwischen dem extrem Großen und dem Ultimativen, von Archimedes, der die Zahl der Sandkörner bestimmte, die das Universum füllen würden, bis zu den neuesten Theorien über die physikalische Realität des Unendlichen.

Introducing Epigenetics

A Graphic Guide

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Author: Cath Ennis

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848319037

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Epigenetics is the most exciting field in biology today, developing our understanding of how and why we inherit certain traits, develop diseases and age, and evolve as a species. This non-fiction comic book introduces us to genetics, cell biology and the fascinating science of epigenetics, which is rapidly filling in the gaps in our knowledge, allowing us to make huge advances in medicine. We’ll look at what identical twins can teach us about the epigenetic effects of our environment and experiences, why certain genes are 'switched on' or off at various stages of embryonic development, and how scientists have reversed the specialization of cells to clone frogs from a single gut cell. In Introducing Epigenetics, Cath Ennis and Oliver Pugh pull apart the double helix, examining how the epigenetic building blocks and messengers that interpret and edit our genes help to make us, well, us.

Science for Life

A manual for better living

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Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318197

Category: Science

Page: 400

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In Science for Life acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg cuts through the vested interests and confusing contradictory statements that litter the media and the internet, to give a clear picture of what science is telling us right now about changing our lives for the better. Discover the much-advertised antioxidants that aren’t good for you, the truth about fat and sugar and why one of the healthiest foods contains carcinogens and 21 E-numbers. Find out what does and what doesn’t enhance brainpower – from the failure of playing Mozart to babies to the surprising abilities of caffeine and nicotine. Understand the tools that advertisers use to persuade us and how to turn the psychological pressure back on them. From the shortcomings of the five second rule to the truth about phone masts and nuclear power, kept up-to-date on a partnering website, Science for Life is your guide to surviving and thriving in the modern world.

Introducing Particle Physics

A Graphic Guide

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Author: Tom Whyntie

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848317646

Category: Science

Page: 192

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What really happens at the most fundamental levels of nature? Introducing Particle Physics explores the very frontiers of our knowledge, even showing how particle physicists are now using theory and experiment to probe our very concept of what is real. From the earliest history of the atomic theory through to supersymmetry, micro-black holes, dark matter, the Higgs boson, and the possibly mythical graviton, practising physicist and CERN contributor Tom Whyntie gives us a mind-expanding tour of cutting-edge science. Featuring brilliant illustrations from Oliver Pugh, Introducing Particle Physics is a unique tour through the most astonishing and challenging science being undertaken today.

Ethik

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Author: Dave Robinson,Chris Garratt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935254243

Category:

Page: 174

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Marxismus

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Author: Rupert Woodfin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935254304

Category:

Page: 176

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More Great Theories of Science

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Author: Brian Clegg,William Rankin,J. P. McEvoy

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781848317505

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Using comic-book style illustration combined with accessible but authoritative text, the Introducing Graphic Guide series is a uniquely brilliant way to get your head around some of humankind's most thrilling ideas.Infinity is a profoundly counter-intuitive and brain-twisting subject that has inspired some great thinkers - and provoked and shocked others. Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide is a brilliant graphic tour of infinity features a cast of characters ranging from Archimedes and Pythagoras to al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Cantor, Venn, G�del and Mandelbrot, and shows how infinity has challenged the finest minds of science and mathematics. Introducing Consciousness presents the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and covers the scientific attempts to explain consciousness in terms of neural mechanisms, cerebral computation and quantum mechanics. It also introduces readers to zombies, ghosts in machines and Schrodinger's cat. Stephen Hawking is the world-famous physicist; to the public he is a tragic figure - a brilliant scientist and author of the 9 million-copy-selling 'A Brief History of Time', and yet confined to a wheelchair and almost completely paralysed. Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide guide explores his life, and the evolution of his work from his days as a student.

The Joy of x

Die Schönheit der Mathematik

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Author: Steven Strogatz

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.

Light Years

The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light

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Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318154

Category: Science

Page: 288

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This is the story of light and the people who were determined to unlock the secrets of one of the greatest puzzles of the Universe. Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg recounts how civilisations from the Ancient Egyptians to the Mayans understood light spiritually, and looks at the first scientific grapplings with light by the ancient Chinese sage Mo Ti, the Greek philosopher Empedocles, Arab genius Alhazen and others. Clegg also explores the contribution of artists such as Brunellschi, Leonardo de Vinci and Durer to our understanding of light and examines the great revolutionaries of light theory including Galileo, Descartes, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday and Albert Einstein. In this new edition of one of his best-loved books, Clegg finally discusses the work of scientists such as Maxwell, Edison and Gould that led to light-driven inventions from the camera to the laser, CDs and optical computers and explains the mind-bending advances of quantum physics.

The Quantum Age

How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

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Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848316992

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The stone age, the iron age, the steam and electrical ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the quantum age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small. Quantum physics lies at the heart of every electronic device from smartphones to lasers; quantum superconductors allow levitating trains and MRI scanners, while superfast, ultra-secure quantum computers may soon be a reality. Yet quantum particles such as atoms, electrons and photons remain mysterious, acting totally unlike the objects we experience directly. With his trademark clarity and enthusiasm, acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg reveals the amazing world of the quantum that lies all around us.

Geometry of Design

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Author: Kimberly Elam

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985848

Category: Architecture

Page: 107

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Kimberly Elam fA1/4hrt den Leser auf eine geometrische Reise und gibt Einsicht in den Designprozess, indem sie visuelle Beziehungen untersucht, die sowohl auf mathematischen Prinzipien als auch auf grundlegenden Eigenschaften des Lebens basieren. Elams ErklArungen machen die mathematischen Beziehungen, die sich hinter diesen Designs verbergen, offensichtlich, und ihre EinfA1/4hrung in die Technik der visuellen Analyse macht dieses Buch zu einer unerlAsslichen Hilfe fA1/4r jeden, der grafisch arbeitet. Die Autorin behandelt dabei nicht nur die klassischen Proportionierungssysteme wie den Goldenen Schnitt und wurzelbasierte Rechtecke, sondern auch weniger bekannte Systeme wie z.B. die Fibonaccifolge.

Mathematik

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Author: Timothy Gowers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187067

Category:

Page: 207

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Quanten

Einstein, Bohr und die große Debatte über das Wesen der Wirklichkeit

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Author: Manjit Kumar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827010193

Category:

Page: 540

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Die großen Fragen - Mathematik

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Author: Tony Crilly

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827429188

Category: Mathematics

Page: 203

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Die großen Fragen behandeln grundlegende Probleme und Konzepte in Wissenschaft und Philosophie, die Forscher und Denker seit jeher umtreiben. Anspruch der ambitionierten Reihe ist es, die Antworten auf diese Fragen zu präsentieren und damit die wichtigsten Gedanken der Menschheit in einzigartigen Übersichten zu bündeln. Im vorliegenden Band Mathematik, der einen Bogen spannt vom Beginn des Zählens und den idealen Platonischen Körpern bis zur Chaostheorie und dem Fermat’schen Theorem, setzt sich Tony Crilly mit jenen 20 Fragen auseinander, die das Herz der Mathematik und unseres Verständnisses der Welt bilden.

Introducing Romanticism

A Graphic Guide

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Author: Duncan Heath

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music, and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. This was the age of the 'Romantic revolution', when modern attitudes to political and artistic freedom were born. When we think of Romanticism, flamboyant figures such as Byron or Shelley instantly spring to mind, but what about Napoleon or Hegel, Turner or Blake, Wagner or Marx, who also emerged from this great period of turmoil and change?

Illusionen

die Abenteuer eines Messias wider Willen

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Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548221175

Category:

Page: 127

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Pascal, Fermat und die Berechnung des Glücks

eine Reise in die Geschichte der Mathematik

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Author: Keith J. Devlin

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406590993

Category: Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie - Geschichte

Page: 204

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Der Autor stellt die Entstehung der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und den damit verbundenen Wandel des menschlichen Alltagslebens dar.

Quantenphysik f?r Dummies

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Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527668004

Category: Science

Page: 316

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Die Quantenphysik, auch Quantenmechanik, ist ein zentrales, wenn auch von vielen Sch?lern und Studenten ungeliebtes Thema der Physik. Aber keine Panik! Steven Holzner erkl?rt Ihnen freundlich, verst?ndlich, kompetent, was Sie ?ber Quantenphysik wissen m?ssen. Er erl?utert die Grundlagen von Drehimpuls und Spin, gibt Ihnen Tipps, wie Sie komplexe Gleichungen l?sen und nimmt den klassischen Problemen der Quantenphysik den Schrecken. Dabei arbeitet er mit Beispielen, die er ausf?hrlich erkl?rt und gibt Ihnen so zus?tzliche Sicherheit auf einem vor Unsch?rfen wimmelnden Feld.