Be A Volcanologist

Author: Suzy Gazlay
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836889307
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Be A Volcanologist. Provides facts and challenge questions about volanoes, eruptions, lava, and the work done by volcanologists.

Volcanoes

Author: Jayne Keedle
Publisher: Gareth Stevens
ISBN: 9780836891553
Size: 60.50 MB
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Volcanoes. Explores the most powerful and unforgettable volcanic events.

Trick Or Truth

Author: Anthony Aguirre
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319274953
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Trick Or Truth . The prize-winning essays in this book address the fascinating but sometimes uncomfortable relationship between physics and mathematics. Is mathematics merely another natural science? Or is it the result of human creativity? Does physics simply wear mathematics like a costume, or is math the lifeblood of physical reality? The nineteen wide-ranging, highly imaginative and often entertaining essays are enhanced versions of the prize-winning entries to the FQXi essay competition “Trick or Truth”, which attracted over 200 submissions. The Foundational Questions Institute, FQXi, catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality, but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources.

Incoming

Author: Ted Nield
Publisher: Granta
ISBN: 1847083714
Size: 48.13 MB
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Incoming . Astonishing new research suggests that 470 million years ago, a stupendous collision in the Asteroid Belt (whose debris is still falling today) bombarded the Earth with meteorites of all sizes. A revolutionary idea is emerging that the resulting ecological disturbance may have been responsible for the single greatest increase in biological diversity since the origin of complex life – the hitherto unexplained Great Ordovician Biodiversity Event. Introducing these fresh discoveries to a wider public for the first time, Ted Nield challenges the orthodox view that meteorite strikes are always bad news for life on Earth. He argues that one of the most widely known scientific theories – that dinosaurs were wiped out by a strike 65 million years ago – isn’t the whole picture, and that the causes of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction (of which the dinosaurs’ demise was a part) were much more varied and complex. Meteorites have been the stuff of legend throughout human history, interpreted as omens of doom or objects of power. But only in the eighteenth century, when the study of falling space debris became a science, were meteorites used to unlock the mysteries of our universe. Incoming! traces the history of meteorites from the first recorded strike to the video recordings made routinely today, showing how our interpretations have varied according to the age in which they fell, and how meteorite impacts were given fresh urgency with the advent of the atom bomb. Introducing a wealth of fascinating characters alongside extraordinary new research, Ted Nield has written the perfect introduction to the science and history of 'the falling sky'.

Makers Of Science

Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195216806
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Makers Of Science. Includes biographies of the most influential scientists and thinkers, from Aristotle and Galileo to Isaac Newton and Antoine Lavoisier.

Violent Earth

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405391065
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Violent Earth. An explosive guide to the dynamic forces that shape our planet Violent Earth is a spectacular visual exploration of the some of the most awe-inspiring and dramatic events that our planet can throw at us; earthquakes, eruptions, mud slides, tsunamis and more. Feel their terrifying force as they leap off the page through powerful photography, specially commissioned artworks and fascinating infographics. Covering every aspect of seismology, vulcanology and tectonics, Violent Earth explores the science behind predicting when major events will occur and profiles the areas of key geological activity such as earthquake zones, volcanic sites and plate boundaries. Plus, read about the significant incidents that have happened to our world in recorded history including the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the recent tsunami in Japan. Violent Earth is a fascinating read for enthusiasts of any age, ideal for students and a spectacular reference book for the whole family.

Eruptions That Shook The World

Author: Clive Oppenheimer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496395
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Eruptions That Shook The World. What does it take for a volcanic eruption to really shake the world? Did volcanic eruptions extinguish the dinosaurs, or help humans to evolve, only to decimate their populations with a super-eruption 73,000 years ago? Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm. Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer explores rich geological, historical, archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records (such as ice cores and tree rings) to tell the stories behind some of the greatest volcanic events of the past quarter of a billion years. He shows how a forensic approach to volcanology reveals the richness and complexity behind cause and effect, and argues that important lessons for future catastrophe risk management can be drawn from understanding events that took place even at the dawn of human origins.

Science On The Internet

Author: Jazlin V. Ebenezer
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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Science On The Internet. The Internet holds great potential for augmenting traditional sources of science information for elementary, middle, and high school classes. But how can teachers mine that information lode effectively, appropriately, and easily? With the second edition of this handy, helpful book. Here is everything science teachers could want to know about finding reliable science websites on the Internet, using the Internet to create hands-on science activities, and building a science curriculum based on Internet resources. For present and future elementary school science teachers who want to achieve Internet literacy themselves and their students.

Bad Astronomy

Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471422075
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Bad Astronomy. Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?