The Engineering Book

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

Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454908098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 9133

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 Math Book

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

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402757969

Category: Mathematics

Page: 527

View: 647

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 Chemistry Book

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

Author: Derek B. Lowe

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454911807

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 4219

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 Space Book

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

Author: Jim Bell

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781402780714

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 9970

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 Physics Book

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

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402778612

Category: Science

Page: 527

View: 475

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 Law Book

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

Author: Michael H. Roffer

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454927877

Category:

Page: 528

View: 2649

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

Author: Michael C. Gerald

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402782640

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 7090

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 Biology Book

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

Author: Michael C. Gerald,Gloria Gerald

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781454910688

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 1081

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 Psychology Book

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

Author: Wade E. Pickren

Publisher: Sterling Milestones

ISBN: 9781454927884

Category:

Page: 528

View: 7799

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

The Philosophy Book

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

Author: Gregory Bassham

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454918479

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

View: 8170

The Handy Technology Answer Book

Author: Naomi Balaban,James Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595940

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 5347

Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?

The Medical Book

250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435148048

Category: Medicine

Page: 528

View: 3962

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.

The Medical Book

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

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402785856

Category: Medical

Page: 527

View: 3670

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.

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Repair Things

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508172854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 5787

This guide walks the reader through the many options open to students interested in construction, installation, and maintenance. With detailed information on needed preparation and certification, this book gives readers a solid overview of these high-growth industries.

The Math Book

250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781435148031

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

View: 9038

How Transistors Work

Author: James Roland

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 151241011X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 415

Did you know that electric current can be controlled? Have you ever wondered how that might be done? Transistors can act as amplifiers, taking in a small current and sending out a larger one, or as switches, turning electric current on and off. But how do these different transistors work? How are they used in our electronic devices? Discover the history of how transistors were developed, explore how different types of transistors can play different roles in electronics, and learn where transistors may be taking technology in the future!

How "God" Works

A Logical Inquiry on Faith

Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling Ethos

ISBN: 9781454910619

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 2664

Uses a scientific approach to answer the question of whether God exists, and examines the thinking processes and techniques that help inform a person's faith.

The Memoirs of Mustapha Hussain

Malay Nationalism Before UMNO

Author: Mustapha Hussain,Insun Sony Mustapha

Publisher: Utusan Publications

ISBN: 9789676116987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

View: 3891

"Mustapha Hussain was an extraordinary man, even for one who lived in extraordinary times. This English language translation of his memoirs traces his coming of age in a village in Perak in the early 20th century. He reminds us of a lost world and his perceptions growing up in a Minangkabau Malay community increasingly exposed to Chinese and Indian immigrants. After successfully making it to an English school in the tin capital of Taiping, he moves on to the Agricultural College at Serdang where he is later selected to become a lecturer." "His English medium education does not prevent him from working with other young Malays to form and lead the Young Malays Union (KMM), evidently inspired by Kemal Ataturk's Young Turks. Somewhat reluctantly, he follows the Japanese to Singapore where he is responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of Malay soldiers in the British colonial armed forces. Instead of collaborating further with the Japanese Occupation, he chooses to return to a difficult existence eking out a living on a Perak farm." "After the war, he rejoins the anti-colonial nationalist movement, but manages to avoid the severe repression against the radical Malay youth of early 1948. Later, in 1951, he loses the nomination for the presidency of UMNO by only one vote to Tunku Abdul Rahman, who went on to lead the country to independence and serve as its first Prime Minister. This extraordinary memoir must be read by anyone interested in Malay life in colonial Malaya, the origins and development of radical Malay nationalism as well as Malay politics in the mid-20th century more generally."--BOOK JACKET.

Engineers

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465435972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

View: 1382

Now in paperback, Engineers tells the story of the brilliant minds that have constructed our man-made world, from ancient pyramids to modern spaceflight Discover the mathematical genius of Archimedes, the elegance of Leonardo da Vinci, and modern pioneers such as Ferdinand Porsche, alongside innovations such as quake-resistant design, the evolution of flight, and the Large Hadron Collider This full-color book covers more than 100 architects, designers, and engineers in detail, including blueprints of their work, biographical information, and insights into the particular genius of each. Engineers also includes timeline spreads to add context for the groundbreaking — and sometimes controversial — projects that made history With original sketches and drawings as well as contemporary photography, Engineers makes an ideal gift book for artists, architects, scientists, and those who are fascinated by technology.

Engineering

An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985323097

Category:

Page: 168

View: 2545

Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in the 7th installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables? series.Engineering is all around us. From our bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers, to our cars, computers and smartphones, engineering shapes our world and influences just about everything we see and do. And it's been that way for longer than you might think. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life and expanded the scope of our civilization, the story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. In a series of 100 enlightening articles, this book tells that incredible story by exploring the biggest names, grandest achievements and greatest inventions of the engineering world from prehistory all the way up to present day. Carefully curated, beautifully illustrated and addictively fun, this volume is your ultimate guide to the dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers and builders that make our world.