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.

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: Science

Page: 490

View: 1075


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." To popular readers of the early modern era, they offered a hands-on, experimental approach to nature that made scholastic natural philosophy seem abstract and sterile. 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. Medieval interest in the secrets of nature was spurred in part by ancient works such as Pliny's Natural History. As medieval experimenters adapted ancient knowledge to their changing needs, they created their own books of secrets, which expressed the uncritical, empiricist approach of popular culture rather than the subtle argumentation of scholastic science. The crude experimental methodology advanced by the "professors of secrets" became for the "new philosophers" of the seventeenth century a potent ideological weapon in the challenge of natural philosophy.

Sport Science Secrets

From Myth to Facts

Author: Gordon W. Russell

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552126382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 227

View: 4513


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!

Science Secrets

Author: Robyn Supraner

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN: 9780893754273

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 6244


Instructions for doing simple experiments which prove basic scientific principles.

Hidden Light

Science Secrets of the Bible

Author: David Medved

Publisher: The Toby Press/KorenPub

ISBN: 1592641857

Category: Religion

Page: 170

View: 8853


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.

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

Author: Simon Guerrier,Dr. Marek Kukula

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142970

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 381


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.

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

View: 8771


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.

Summary & Analysis of When

The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing | A Guide to the Book by Daniel Pink

Author: ZIP Reads

Publisher: ZIP Reads


Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735210640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8397


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.