What Would Happen?

Serious Answers to Silly Questions

Author: Crispin Boyer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426327706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 2524


Provides answers to "what would happen if" scenarios, including what would happen if someone got sucked into a black hole, humans could fly, and dinosaurs still existed.

And Then You're Dead

A Scientific Exploration of the World's Most Interesting Ways to Die

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1925575225

Category: Science

Page: 202

View: 9994


"Entertaining - if harrowing." - New York Times Book Review What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only Speedos? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? And Then You're Dead offers serious answers to these horribly interesting questions. Paul Doherty and Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy and more along the way. Illustrated with straightforward technical art and leavened by small doses of dry humour, And Then You're Dead is both scientifically informative and gruesomely entertaining.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8115


The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Why Do Onions Make Me Cry?

Answers to Everyday Science Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask

Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 198211083X

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 3469


Discovery Channel host and acclaimed writer Jay Ingram helps you find the answers to questions you've never really settled, like “What is déjà vu?” “Why do we blink?”, “Why are yawns contagious?” and the perennial “Do we really use only 10% of our brains?” Note that this book is a combined and abridged edition of The Science of Why and The Science of Why2. Have you ever wondered if people really do weird things during the full moon? How about whether fingernails grow faster than toenails? And do we really dream in color? Jay Ingram is here to put these and many other long-lived scientific uncertainties to rest in this whimsically illustrated guide to the science of everyday life. Combining the wit of What If? by Randall Munroe and the accessible science smarts of ASAP Science, this new collection features answers to common queries with part sections that address the supernatural, the human body, the animal kingdom, the natural world, and more. It includes fun facts, myth busters and line drawings, all with the end goal of delighting and surprising your inner science geek. Whether these questions have been on your mind constantly, or occasionally resurface like the myth of Loch Ness (Is it real?), whether they’re silly (Why does my pee smell like asparagus?) or serious (Why does time speed up as I age?) or just plain frustrating (Why do mosquitoes love me?), Ingram will settle them once and for all.

Mathematics — The Music of Reason

Author: Jean Dieudonne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540533467

Category: Mathematics

Page: 287

View: 9562


This book is of interest for students of mathematics or of neighboring subjects like physics, engineering, computer science, and also for people who have at least school level mathematics and have kept some interest in it. Also good for younger readers just reaching their final school year of mathematics.

Medici Effect

What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics

Author: Frans Johansson

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422148033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 3845


Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.

Methodology, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science

Essays in Honour of Wolfgang Stegmüller on the Occasion of His 60th B Irth Day, June 3rd, 1983. Reprinted from the Journal Erkenntnis, Vol. 19, Nos 1,2 and 3

Author: Carl G. Hempel,H. Putnam,Wilhelm K. Essler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027716460

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

View: 3721


Wolfgang Stegmuller was born on June 3rd, 1923, at Natters near Innsbruck. He received his doctorates in economics and philosophy in 1945 and 1947 respectively, and his qualification (Habilitation) for lecturing in philosophy in 1949. He has been Professor of Philosophy, Logic, and Philosophy of Science at the Ludwig Maximilian University at Munich since 1958. He reintroduced analytic philosophy and philosophy of science in Germany by teaching and by publishing both introductory texts and research work in these areas; the present understanding of the term "Wissenschaftstheorie" is largely shaped by his work. At the same time he has shown a remarkable ability to interpret philosophical work in other areas of philosophy, even when that work is shaped by different premises and proceeds by very different methods and standards of clarity than his own. He is one of the very few philosophers in the world to have succeeded in creating an important new line of research in technical philosophy while keeping a synoptic view of what is transpiring in philosophy as a whole. Among Stegmuller's major publications are the books Hauptstromungen der Gegenwartsphilosophie, Metaphysik, Wissenschaft, Skepsis, Probleme und Resultate der Wissenschaftstheorie und Analytischen Philosophie, The Struc­ turalist View of Theories, and Rationale Rekonstruktion von Wissenschaft und ihrem Wandel (which contains an "Autobiographische Einleitung"). Some of these books have been translated into English and Spanish.

What if?

What Would Happen If …?

Author: Dr. Knut Olsen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491711868

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 3346


Every month, millions of people enter the term ‘what if’ on Google and other online search engines. What do they expect to find? The answer is something like the information you’ll find in this collection of trivia, witticisms, and plain old useful information. Author Knut Olsen addresses questions like these: What if Adam had been gay? What if nobody drank alcohol? What if you could call God? A: The phone operator would probably charge you a fortune. What if you put all the condoms in the world on top of each other? What if you fired a gun on a train moving as fast as a bullet? What if we knew how much Governments around the world waste of taxpayers’ money? You’ll discover the answers to these and more than one thousand other “what if” questions on a wide range of topics, including family, religion, music, sex, politics and much more. As you read the questions and answers, you’ll think, laugh, and often be surprised. We are surrounded by what-ifs, and some of them are so serious that you might not be prepared to consider them. While some are unthinkable or unrealistic, many are fun. Either way, sit back and enjoy the ride!