Concise History of Science & Invention

An Illustrated Time Line

Author: Jolyon Goddard

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205449

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8272

An accessible reference offers a panoramic perspective on scientific inventions that reflect the human race's efforts to understand and master the universe, sharing chronological and geocultural coverage of ten distinct eras.

The History of Science and Technology

A Browser's Guide to the Great Discoveries, Inventions, and the People who Made Them, from the Dawn of Time to Today

Author: Bryan H. Bunch,Alexander Hellemans

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618221233

Category: Science

Page: 776

View: 340

Organized by historical period and categorized by subject, this reference covers noted scientists and inventors, inventions, scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and scientific concepts.

The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction

Author: Mark Bould,Sherryl Vint

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136820418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 5918

The term ‘science fiction’ has an established common usage, but close examination reveals that writers, fans, editors, scholars, and publishers often use this word in different ways for different reasons. Exploring how science fiction has emerged through competing versions and the struggle to define its limits, this Concise History: provides an accessible and clear overview of the development of the genre traces the separation of sf from a broader fantastic literature and the simultaneous formation of neighbouring genres, such as fantasy and horror shows the relationship between magazine and paperback traditions in sf publishing is organised by theme and presented chronologically uses text boxes throughout to highlight key works in sf traditions including dystopian, apocalyptic and evolutionary fiction includes a short overview and bullet-pointed conclusion for each chapter. Discussing the place of key works and looking forward to the future of the genre, this book is the ideal starting point both for students and all those seeking a better understanding of science fiction.

God Is Here to Stay

Science, Evolution, and Belief in God

Author: Thomas R. McFaul,Al Brunsting

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087180X

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 3954

God Is Here to Stay offers new insights into one of humankind's most profound questions: Does God exist? During the past ten years, theists and new atheists have argued to prove or disprove God's existence. Examining the pros and cons of each side leads to one overarching conclusion: The existence of God can be neither proven nor disproven with complete certainty, even though both sides draw on modern science to support their views. Drs. Thomas R. McFaul and Al Brunsting approach the question of God's existence from an entirely fresh perspective. They examine scientific knowledge in several areas ranging across the physical sciences and human experience to explain how the universe operates within very narrow and highly structured boundaries. Most importantly, they create an innovative L-M Confidence Scale to establish confidence levels, not proofs, on how scientific discoveries impact belief in God. McFaul and Brunsting describe the three stages of scientific evolution. In stage 1, the world's religions developed divergent pre-scientific views. Modern science started with stage 2, during which atheists predicted that science would eventually eradicate religion. In stage 3, the authors show how science, evolution, and belief in God have become increasingly integrated and mutually supportive.

A Concise History of the Jewish People

Author: Naomi E. Pasachoff,Robert J. Littman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543669

Category: History

Page: 347

View: 7192

This book describes the most important events and people in Jewish history from Abraham to the present day, in a very concise, accessible way. These 'read-bites' include up-to-date essays discussing the impact of 9-11; the Iraq War, Muslim Fundamentalism, and rise of European anti-Semitism on the Jewish People.

Gardner's Art through the Ages: A Concise History of Western Art

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415140

Category: Art

Page: 544

View: 5696

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the Western world's great artistic traditions, plus all of the online study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition includes new artists and art works and provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-century British Literature

Author: Ashley Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415572452

Category: History

Page: 211

View: 3252

In The Routledge Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature Ashley Dawson identifies the key British writers and texts, shaped by era-defining cultural and historical events and movements from the period. He provides: Analysis of works by a diverse range of influential authors Examination of the cultural and literary impact of crucial historical, social, political and cultural events Discussion of Britain's imperial status in the century and the diversification of the nation through Black and Asian British Literature Readers are also provided with a comprehensive timeline, a glossary of terms, further reading and explanatory text boxes featuring further information on key figures and events.

The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy

Author: Michael Hoskin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576000

Category: Gardening

Page: 362

View: 1646

Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences, and one which has repeatedly led to fundamental changes in our view of the world. This book covers the history of our study of the cosmos from prehistory to a survey of modern astronomy and astrophysics. It does not attempt to cover everything, but deliberately concentrates on the important themes and topics, including stellar astronomy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries--the source of many important concepts in modern astronomy--and the Copernican revolution, which led to the challenge of ancient authorities in many areas other than astronomy. This is an essential text for students of the history of science and for students of astronomy who require a historical background to their studies.

National Geographic Concise History of the World

An Illustrated Timeline

Author: Neil Kagan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792283645

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 1649

A fascinating chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, personalities, and more that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world, and includes dozens of maps, informational sidebars, artifacts, and coverage of local customs, lifestyles, climate, and other topics. 35,000 first printing.

A Concise History of Kentucky

Author: James Klotter

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813129259

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1741

Kentucky is most commonly associated with horses, tobacco fields, bourbon, and coal mines. There is much more to the state, though, than stories of feuding families and Colonel Sanders’ famous fried chicken. Kentucky has a rich and often compelling history, and James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter introduce readers to an exciting story that spans 12,000 years, looking at the lives of Kentuckians from Native Americans to astronauts. The Klotters examine all aspects of the state’s history—its geography, government, social life, cultural achievements, education, and economy. A Concise History of Kentucky recounts the events of the deadly frontier wars of the state’s early history, the divisive Civil War, and the shocking assassination of a governor in 1900. The book tells of Kentucky’s leaders from Daniel Boone and Henry Clay to Abraham Lincoln, Mary Breckinridge, and Muhammad Ali. The authors also highlight the lives of Kentuckians, both famous and ordinary, to give a voice to history. The Klotters explore Kentuckians’ accomplishments in government, medicine, politics, and the arts. They describe the writing and music that flowered across the state, and they profile the individuals who worked to secure equal rights for women and African Americans. The book explains what it was like to work in the coal mines and explains the daily routine on a nineteenth-century farm. The authors bring Kentucky’s story to the twenty-first century and talk about the state’s modern economy, where auto manufacturing jobs are replacing traditional agricultural work. A collaboration of the state historian and an experienced educator, A Concise History of Kentucky is the best single resource for Kentuckians new and old who want to learn more about the past, present, and future of the Bluegrass State.

A Concise History of Italy

Author: Christopher Duggan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760399

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 309

Comprehensively updated new edition of Christopher Duggan's acclaimed introduction to the history of Italy.

Landmarks in the History of Science

Great Scientific Discoveries From a Global-Historical Perpective

Author: Basil Evangelidis

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622732494

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7045

The Quest for a World History of Science is a concise History of Science from an World History standpoint. It begins with Ancient Greek Science, as the first self-conscious and well-documented scientific effort in global level. After presenting the main contributions of the Greeks in philosophy, mathematics, geometry, geography and astronomy, turns to the History of Science in China and its exchanges with India and Islam. The next chapter represents the age of the oceanic discoveries, which created the inexorable presuppositions for the genesis of the global trade and a world system. The fourth chapter refers to the history of metallurgy and electromagnetism. The fifth to the history of petroleum. The sixth to the history of computers and information technologies. The seventh focuses on important aspects of modern scientific conceptions of the universe and the last one, the eighth chapter, examines the relation between philosophy and history of science.

A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

Author: Jean-Louis Tassoul,Monique Tassoul

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865395

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 9585

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early 1960s tell the story in fluent prose. About half of the book covers most of the theoretical research done from 1940 to the close of the twentieth century, a large body of work that has to date been little explored by historians. The first chapter, which outlines the period from about 3000 B.C. to 1700 A.D., shows that at every stage in history human beings have had a particular understanding of the sun and stars, and that this has continually evolved over the centuries. Next the authors systematically address the immense mass of observations astronomy accumulated from the early seventeenth century to the early twentieth. The remaining four chapters examine the history of the field from the physicists perspective, the emphasis being on theoretical work from the mid-1840s to the late 1990s--from thermodynamics to quantum mechanics, from nuclear physics and magnetohydrodynamics to the remarkable advances through to the late 1960s, and finally, to more recent theoretical work. Intended mainly for students and teachers of astronomy, this book will also be a useful reference for practicing astronomers and scientifically curious general readers.