Category: Science

  • Download E-books Science in the 20th Century and Beyond PDF

    By Jon Agar

    A compelling historical past of technological know-how from 1900 to the current day, this can be the 1st booklet to survey glossy advancements in technology in the course of a century of exceptional swap, clash and uncertainty. The scope is global.

    Science's declare to entry common truths concerning the wildlife made it an impossible to resist source for business empires, ideological courses, and environmental campaigners in this interval. technology has been on the center of 20th century historical past - from Einstein's new physics to the new york venture, from eugenics to the Human Genome venture, or from the wonders of penicillin to the guarantees of biotechnology. For a few technological know-how might in basic terms thrive if independent and saved cut loose the political global, whereas for others technology was once the easiest advisor to a deliberate and higher destiny. technology was once either a regimen, if crucial, a part of an orderly society, and the disruptive resource of bewildering transformation.

    Jon Agar attracts on a wave of modern scholarship that explores technological know-how from interdisciplinary views to provide a readable synthesis that might be excellent for a person thinking about the profound position of technology within the glossy global.
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  • Download E-books Nаturе Mаgаzinе (12 May 2016) PDF

    Assessment: Nature is a popular clinical magazine, first released on four November 1869. even if such a lot medical journals at the moment are hugely really good, Nature is without doubt one of the few journals, besides different weekly journals resembling technological know-how and lawsuits of the nationwide Academy of Sciences, that also publishes unique examine articles throughout quite a lot of medical fields. in lots of fields of clinical learn, vital new advances and unique study are released as articles or letters in Nature.
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  • Download E-books Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice PDF

    Western Europe supported a hugely constructed and various scientific neighborhood within the overdue medieval and early Renaissance sessions. In her soaking up background of this advanced period in medication, Siraisi explores the interior workings of the clinical neighborhood and illustrates the connections of drugs to either usual philosophy and technical skills.
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  • Download E-books Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships PDF

    By Dario Maestripieri

    Most people don’t discover that after they trade emails with an individual, a person, they're truly showing sure unstated ideas approximately dominance and hierarchy. an analogous principles control the alternate of grooming habit in rhesus macaques or chimpanzees. apparently, many of the significant elements of human nature have profound commonalities with our ape ancestors: the violence of warfare, the depth of affection, the necessity to dwell together.

    While we regularly think that our habit in daily occasions displays our special personalities, the alternatives we freely make, or the affects of the environment, we hardly think about that others behave in those occasions in nearly the precise an analogous manner as we do. In Games Primates Play, primatologist Dario Maestripieri examines the curious unstated customs that govern our habit. those styles and customs seem to be encouraged via unfastened will, but they're so related from individual to individual, and throughout species, that they display even more than our chosen choices.

    Games Primates Play uncovers our evolutionary legacy: the sophisticated codes that govern our habit are the results of thousands of years of evolution, predating the emergence of recent people. to appreciate the foundations that govern primate video games and our social interactions, Maestripieri palms readers with wisdom of the medical rules that ethologists, psychologists, economists, and different behavioral scientists have came across of their quest to resolve the complexities of habit. As he realizes, every thing from how we write emails to how we make love depends on the legacy of our primate roots and the stipulations that existed see you later ago.

    An idiosyncratic and witty method of our deep and complicated origins, Games Primates Play finds the ways that our primate nature drives a lot of our lives.

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  • Download E-books Atrapados: Cómo las máquinas se apoderan de nuestras vidas (Spanish Edition) PDF

    Un potente e inquietante análisis de nuestra dependencia de las nuevas tecnologías, por el autor de Superficiales. ¿Qué está haciendo net con nuestras mentes?

    ¿Somos capaces de decidir qué tareas dejamos en manos del ordenador y cuáles nos reservamos? ¿Dedicamos nuestra atención a lo que queremos? Las nuevas tecnologías suponen un ahorro de trabajo, pero ¿podrían erosionar nuestra libertad?

    Cada día, diversas aplicaciones nos ayudan a hacer ejercicio o incluso buscar pareja. Confiamos en una voz man made que nos guía paso a paso hasta nuestro destino. Las redes sociales nos incitan a recuperar amistades. l. a. automatización es imparable y ya se está apropiando incluso de las profesiones más cualificadas: los software program substituyen el ojo clínico del médico, el oído del músico, los angeles mano del arquitecto o los angeles pericia del piloto. Coches que conducen solos, ataques con drones militares... l. a. realidad supera con creces lo que hasta hace poco nos parecía ciencia ficción.

    Tejido a base de curiosidades históricas y lúcidas descripciones de las últimas tendencias tecnológicas, económicas, psicológicas y neurocientíficas, Atrapados nos brinda una visión realista y alarmante de un poderoso fenómeno que está determinando nuestras vidas.

    Carr lleva años cuestionando las ventajas reales de las tecnologías de los angeles información y favoreciendo el debate sobre un tema controvertido que nos afecta a todos.

    La crítica ha dicho...
    «De lectura obligatoria para todo aquel que tenga un smartphone.»
    Jonathen Safran Foer, autor de Todo está iluminado

    «Fascinante y revelador. Atrapados suscita l. a. necesaria reflexión sobre nuestra excesiva dependencia de las máquinas.»
    Publishers Weekly

    «Atrapados es un ensayo oportuno y real en el que Nicholas Carr reflexiona sobre las consecuencias nocivas de los angeles tecnología. Su lectura genera ganas de réplica.»
    Mercedes Cebrián, Babelia

    «Carr demuestra de manera tan elegante como convincente que es el momento de recuperar el arte de pensar y un mundo en el que las máquinas estés supeditadas a las necesidades humanas.»
    Donald Norman

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  • Download E-books Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us PDF

    By Charles Fletcher

    Fletcher's 1st version of "Climate switch: What the technological know-how Tells Us" areas robust emphasis at the peer-reviewed literature in reporting the affects of weather swap at the ocean, terrestrial ecosystems, the water cycle, human groups, risky climate styles, and strength destiny Earth structures. The book deals distinct dialogue of greenhouse gases, oceanic and atmospheric methods, Pleistocene and Holocene paleoclimate, the human fingerprints of weather swap, modeling weather, sea point upward push, weather affects on fiscal sectors, and unsafe climate styles linked to weather change.

    Fletcher deals the 1st genuine textbook to give the technological know-how surrounding weather swap on the correct point for an undergraduate scholar. His polished writing kind makes this an unique learn whereas the pedagogical aid and association is helping scholars larger establish and comprehend key innovations, principles and phrases. each one bankruptcy is geared up with studying targets, pupil routines, movies, clinical citations to advertise additional studying, and inventive considering difficulties to underpin school room discussion.

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  • Download E-books What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do the Opposite PDF

    By David DiSalvo

    This ebook finds a awesome paradox: what your mind wishes is usually now not what your mind wishes. actually, a lot of what makes our brains "happy" results in blunders, biases, and distortions, which make getting out of our personal method super tough.

    Author David DiSalvo provides proof from evolutionary and social psychology, cognitive technological know-how, neurology, or even advertising and marketing and economics. And he interviews the various best thinkers in psychology and neuroscience at the present time. From this research-based platform, DiSalvo attracts out insights that we will be able to use to spot our brains’ foibles and switch our understanding into edifying motion. eventually, he argues, the study doesn't serve up ready-made solutions, yet offers us with actionable clues for overcoming the plight of our complex brains and, hence, dwelling extra fulfilled lives.
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