The Math Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

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This book covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, beginning millions of years ago with ancient "ant odometers" and moving through time to our modern-day quest for new dimensions.

The Science Book

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454930068

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Award-winning author Clifford A. Pickover gathers into one fully illustrated volume the most important thinkers and ideas in the history of science. This unique omnibus edition includes 250 thoughtfully selected entries from many of the science-based books in the Sterling Milestones series, from biology and chemistry to engineering, math, and physics. Featuring a new introduction by Pickover, The Science Book showcases humanity's greatest achievements.

The Math Book

250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435148031

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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The Space Book

From the Beginning to the End of Time, 250 Milestones in the History of Space and Astronomy

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Author: Jim Bell

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781402780714

Category: Science

Page: 527

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Presents a series of 250 significant events in the history of astronomy and space exploration, from the original formation of the galaxies, to the space mission to the planet Mars, to speculation about the end of the universe.

The Medical Book

From Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons : 250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402785856

Category: Medical

Page: 527

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Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.

The Chemistry Book

From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

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Author: Derek B. Lowe

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454911807

Category: Science

Page: 528

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From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.

The Engineering Book

From the Elevator to the Electron Microscope, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering

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Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454908098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.

The Biology Book

From the Origin of Life to Epigenics, 250 Milestones in the History of Biology

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Author: Michael C. Gerald,Gloria Gerald

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781454910688

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Fresh, wholesome juices are perfect when you're fasting: they're low calorie, rich in vitamins and minerals, and energy boosting. These 100 recipes are specially designed for either a full or intermittent fast. Each tasty juice comes with a calorie count and nutritional information, and will fill you up so you don't feel deprived. Whether you're looking to detox or spur a sluggish metabolism, these juices will help you drink your way to health!

The Physics Book

From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402778612

Category: Science

Page: 527

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Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

The Mathematics Devotional

Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Mathematics

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781454913221

Category: MATHEMATICS

Page: 388

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A year-long inspirational celebration of the beauty and wisdom of mathematics combines sage quotes by such thinkers as Pythagoras, Richard Feynman and Robert Heinlein with sumptuous images relating to the world of math.

The Law Book

From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law

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Author: Michael H. Roffer

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454927877

Category:

Page: 528

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Explores 250 of the most fundamental cases, laws and trials that have changed our world. Examines diverse topics from around the globe. Offers authoriative context to ancient documents, as well as contemporary issues.

The Drug Book

From Arsenic to Xanax, 250 Milestones in the History of Drugs

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Author: Michael C. Gerald

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402782640

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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Covering everything from ancient herbs to cutting-edge chemicals, examines the most important moments in the development of pharmaceuticals and includes discussions of vaccines, homeopathic cures, and controversial treatments.

The Psychology Book

From Shamanism to Cutting-Edge Neuroscience, 250 Milestones in the History of Psychology

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Author: Wade E. Pickren

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454927884

Category:

Page: 528

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This stunningly illustrated book in Sterling's 'Milestones' series chronicles the history of psychology through 250 landmark events, theories, publications, experiments and discoveries.

Death and the Afterlife

A Chronological Journey, from Cremation to Quantum Resurrection

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454914341

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Throughout history, the mystery of death has captivated artists, scientists, philosophers, physicians, and theologians. This eerie chronology ventures to the borderlines of science and sheds light into the darkness, exploring such diverse topics as the Maya death gods, golems, sEances, zombies, and quantum immortality. With the turn of every page, readers will encounter beautiful artwork and unexpected insights about death and what may lie beyond.

The Medical Book

250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435148048

Category: Medicine

Page: 528

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The history of medicine is as old as the history of human civilization. In The Medical Book, popular science writer Clifford A. Pickover explores 250 milestone discoveries in medicine that span more than 12,000 years. Whether writing on 'hard science' topics such as DNA structure, reverse transcriptase and AIDS, polymerase chain reaction, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ideas from the medical fringe such as witch doctors, patent medicines, bloodletting, and near-death experiences, Pickover brings insight and acumen to the broad spectrum of medical studies and makes it understandable to all readers. This volume is abundantly illustrated in full colour with clinical and historical art.

Computer Book

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Author: Simson L. Garfinkel,Rachel Grunspan

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454926214

Category: Computers

Page: 528

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With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events--encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest technologies--this highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science. The topics include the first spam message, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, early programming languages and operating systems such as BASIC and UNIX, the microcomputer revolution, hacking, virtual reality, and more.

The Strangest Man

The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom

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Author: Graham Farmelo

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465019927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. One of Einstein’s most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Dirac’s personality is legendary. He was an extraordinarily reserved loner, relentlessly literal-minded and appeared to have no empathy with most people. Yet he was a family man and was intensely loyal to his friends. His tastes in the arts ranged from Beethoven to Cher, from Rembrandt to Mickey Mouse. Based on previously undiscovered archives, The Strangest Man reveals the many facets of Dirac’s brilliantly original mind. A compelling human story, The Strangest Man also depicts a spectacularly exciting era in scientific history.

Fractal 3D Magic

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781454912637

Category: Art

Page: 155

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Filled with more than 200 intricate and eye-popping 3D designs, which can be viewed with the accompanying 3D glasses, a rare glimpse into the world of computer-generated fractal art provides background on everything from the classic Mandelbrot set to ethereal fractal flames. Original.

The Philosophy Book

From the Rigveda to the New Atheism, 250 Milestones in the History of Philosophy

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Author: Gregory Bassham

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454918479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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Archimedes to Hawking

Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

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Author: Clifford Pickover

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199792689

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores the eponymous physical laws--from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe. Throughout this fascinating book, Clifford Pickover invites us to share in the amazing adventures of brilliant, quirky, and passionate people after whom these laws are named. These lawgivers turn out to be a fascinating, diverse, and sometimes eccentric group of people. Many were extremely versatile polymaths--human dynamos with a seemingly infinite supply of curiosity and energy and who worked in many different areas in science. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their unusual talents from an early age. Some experienced resistance to their ideas, causing significant personal anguish. Pickover examines more than 40 great laws, providing brief and cogent introductions to the science behind the laws as well as engaging biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. Throughout, he includes fascinating, little-known tidbits relating to the law or lawgiver, and he provides cross-references to other laws or equations mentioned in the book. For several entries, he includes simple numerical examples and solved problems so that readers can have a hands-on understanding of the application of the law. A sweeping survey of scientific discovery as well as an intriguing portrait gallery of some of the greatest minds in history, this superb volume will engage everyone interested in science and the physical world or in the dazzling creativity of these brilliant thinkers.