Science and the Secrets of Nature

Books of Secrets in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Author: William Eamon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691026022

Category: History

Page: 490

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By explaining how to sire multicolored horses, produce nuts without shells, and create an egg the size of a human head, Giambattista Della Porta's Natural Magic (1559) conveys a fascination with tricks and illusions that makes it a work difficult for historians of science to take seriously. Yet, according to William Eamon, it is in the "how-to" books written by medieval alchemists, magicians, and artisans that modern science has its roots. These compilations of recipes on everything from parlor tricks through medical remedies to wool-dyeing fascinated medieval intellectuals because they promised access to esoteric "secrets of nature." In closely examining this rich but little-known source of literature, Eamon reveals that printing technology and popular culture had as great, if not stronger, an impact on early modern science as did the traditional academic disciplines.
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Science Secrets

The Truth about Darwin's Finches, Einstein's Wife, and Other Myths

Author: Alberto A. Martinez

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822944073

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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"Accessibly written in an engaging style, this book examines classic popular stories in the history of science. Some of the myths discussed include Franklin's Kite, Newton's Apple, and Thomson's plum pudding model of the atom. Martn̕ez successfully holds readers' attention by relying on rich documentation from primary sources to debunk speculations that have become reified over time. He argues that although scientists have disagreed with one another, the disagreements have been productive. Features includes extensive primary source documentation and detailed explanations of how to compare contradictory sources in order to determine which accounts are truly valid"-- Provided by publisher.
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Sport Science Secrets

From Myth to Facts

Author: Gordon W. Russell

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552126382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 227

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Much of what we know about behavior in the sportsworld is hidden away in scientific journals and college textbooks and only occasionally trickles down to the general public. Sport Science Secrets presents the latest and best evidence available and in so doing dispels the mystery and misunderstanding surrounding a wide range of issues. Professor Russell's goal in writing this book is to bridge the gap between the world of sport scientists and those of us who enjoy sports as participants and/or spectators. In short, this book is a must read for those who want to find out what sport scientists know. Arm yourself with the facts!
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Science Secrets

Author: Robyn Supraner

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780893754273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Instructions for doing simple experiments which prove basic scientific principles.
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Hidden Light

Science Secrets of the Bible

Author: David Medved

Publisher: The Toby Press/KorenPub

ISBN: 1592641857

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Hidden Light is a far-reaching exploration of the scientific principles embedded in the Tanakh. Dr. David Medved draws on cosmology, astronomy,mathematics, chemistry, geology, and archeology to illuminate various biblical issues and phenomena. He demonstrates how the language of Psalm 19 anticipates the most recent findings on pulsars, binary star systems, and gravitational wave projects, provides an ingenious exploration of the chemical properties of tekhelet, and uses gematria to determine the value of pi. Hidden Light stimulates dialogue, debate, and collaboration between scientists and biblical scholars, and provides a fascinating approach to teaching science in religious schools.
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Wind

Science Secrets

Author: Jason Cooper

Publisher: Rourke Publishing (FL)

ISBN: 9781589527812

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735210640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The instant New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller Instant Washington Post Bestseller "Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice." --The Wall Street Journal Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don't know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of "when" decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork. Timing, it's often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science. Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married? In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
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The Highlights big book of science secrets

101 amazing experiments

Author: Lisa Feder-Feitel,Highlights for Children, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780760704493

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Engaging science experiments, puzzles, and projects relating to a broad range of topics including food, weather, water, senses, and light. Organized in steps with clear illustrations.
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The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

Author: Simon Guerrier,Dr. Marek Kukula

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142970

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Doctor Who stories are many things: thrilling adventures, historical dramas, tales of love and war and jelly babies. They’re also science fiction – but how much of the science is actually real, and how much is really fiction? The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a mind-bending blend of story and science that will help you see Doctor Who in a whole new light, weaving together a series of all-new adventures, featuring every incarnation of the Doctor. With commentary that explores the possibilities of time travel, life on other planets, artificial intelligence, parallel universes and more, Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula show how Doctor Who uses science to inform its unique style of storytelling – and just how close it has often come to predicting future scientific discoveries. This book is your chance to be the Doctor's companion and explore what's out there. It will make you laugh, and think, and see the world around you differently. Because anything could be out there. And going out there is the only way to learn what it is.
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Your Skin, Younger

New Science Secrets to Naturally Younger Skin

Author: Alan C. Logan,Mark G. Rubin,Phillip Levy

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1581827059

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 302

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World-renowned dermatologists' expert nutrition advice for attaining naturally younger-looking skin Your Skin, Younger presents clear, scientific evidence of the skin's aging process and how it is directly impacted by diet, stress, intestinal function, and even cooking techniques. Written by top dermatology and nutrition experts, the book reveals what you can do—naturally—to reverse bad effects for nourished, younger-looking skin. Loaded with delicious recipes, creative food preparation techniques, stress-busters, exercise and personal training tips, and other habits that promote sound, restful, restorative sleep and better overall skin care, this is the one-stop resource for expert, need-to-know advice. Your Skin, Younger also exposes many skin care myths and the major chemical offenders in cosmetics and topical skincare products, as well as what to look for and what to avoid in oral dietary supplements and topical ingredients.
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Direct to Brain Windows, Remote Neuron Reading and Writing and Other Science Big Secrets, Lies, and Mistakes

Author: Ted Huntington

Publisher: Ted Huntington

ISBN: 0988192209

Category:

Page: 364

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If you have to read this book, then you do not get Direct-to-Brain Windows! The first ever tell-all book about Direct-to-Brain Windows. Do you see little semi-transparent windows and videos in front of your eyes? No?! Then you are excluded too! It sounds crazy, but getting video directly to our eyes and ears removes the need to look at a screen or to wear headphones, and is just as safe and harmless. Ted Huntington breaks the silence for the first time in history by telling the public openly and explicitly many secret details about Direct-to-Brain Windows, remote neuron reading, writing, and muscle moving. But perhaps even more importantly, Huntington reveals the truth about many "science" lies, frauds, secrets and mistaken beliefs. It's shocking, vicious, and beyond belief, to realize that many millions secretly see inside houses and heads in windows in front of their eyes, but for centuries, have denied that same benefit to millions of other fine people - not even telling them that such a thing happened long ago in the past. But it's all there, clearly spelled out by many heroic thinkers through the many dark centuries of silence and violence.
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Gace Special Education Mathematics and Science Secrets

Gace Test Review for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators

Author: Gace Exam Secrets Test Prep

Publisher: Mometrix Secrets Study Guides

ISBN: 9781627339704

Category: Education

Page: 166

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** GACE Special Education: Reading, English Language Arts, and Social Studies Secrets helps you ace the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive GACE Special Education: Reading, English Language Arts, and Social Studies Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. GACE Special Education: Reading, English Language Arts, and Social Studies Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to GACE Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific GACE exam, and much more...
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NES General Science Secrets Study Guide

NES Test Review for the National Evaluation Series Tests

Author: Mometrix Media LLC

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781627338332

Category: Study Aids

Page: 180

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** NES General Science Secrets helps you ace the National Evaluation Series Tests, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive NES General Science Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. NES General Science Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to NES Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific NES exam, and much more...
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Secrets to Success for Science Teachers

Author: Ellen Kottler,Victoria Brookhart Costa

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412966264

Category: Education

Page: 283

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Provides teachers with practical ideas and strategies for promoting inquiry, building literacy, implementing technology, and achieving meaningful instruction in the science classroom.
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Virginia SOL Grade 5 Science Secrets Study Guide

Virginia SOL Test Review for the Virginia Standards of Learning Examination

Author: Virginia Sol Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Publisher: Mometrix Media Llc

ISBN: 9781627331913

Category: Study Aids

Page: 80

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** Virginia SOL Grade 5 Science Secrets helps you ace the Virginia Standards of Learning Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Virginia SOL Grade 5 Science Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Virginia SOL Grade 5 Science Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Virginia SOL Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; Along with a complete, in-depth study guide for your specific Virginia SOL exam, and much more...
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The Wonderful Secrets Of Science

Author: RAJIV TAMBE

Publisher: Leadstart Publishing PvtLtd

ISBN: 9381836736

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 33

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Weigh an elephant?,Make a Water Mountain?, Create a Magnet?, Separate Salt and Pepper?,Make Flowers Blush?, See a Rainbow? And much, much more....These virtually zero-expenditure, fantastic experiements have been tried and tested, and can be done by children both at home and school, on their own. Narrated as wonderfully engaging stories, many seemingly difficult scientific concepts and phenomena are explained simply but memorably. Each story inculcates a scientific view and temperament in young, bright and inquistive minds. Children will love reading these amusing stories and performing the innovative experiments.
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Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500–1800

Author: Ms Elaine Leong,Professor Alisha Rankin

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409482391

Category: Science

Page: 260

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Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.
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Secrets Of Occult Science

Author: L. R. Chawdhri

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 9781845570231

Category: Occultism

Page: 144

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God has created this world and everything in it has a meaning. It is for man to discover these hidden meanings or messages and decipher them, for his own good. Ancient civilisations like those of the Hindus, Greeks, Romans, Chaldaeans, Chinese and Sumerians considered these hidden meanings to be of vital significance in the context of the destiny and personality of human beings. Dreams, omens, moles on a person's body, twitching of certain parts of the body, handwriting -- all have a hidden meaning for us to discover. What sun sign we are born under and how it affects our personality and life; the use of lucky charms and Tantric articles to mitigate evil influences and attain good health, wealth and happiness; modern yantras like Crystal Ball Gazing and the Mystic Eye, are all dealt with in this book in a simple and interesting manner for the uninitiated reader, as well as for astrologers, palmists and others.
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Big Box of Science Fun

Author: John Clark

Publisher: Red Kite Books

ISBN: 9781909720008

Category:

Page: 48

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A set with an illustrated book and components, this work aims to help kids discover the world of science, and also to help them get more out of their science lessons at school. The components included are: prism, compass, light bulb and holder, plastic figure, insulated wire, marble, 2 crocodile clips, 2 mirrors, 2 bar magnets, 2 balloons.
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