The Code Book for Young People [EPUB]
31 May 2016, 13:53
2002 | EPUB | 7.25MB
For those curious about Alan Turing, breaking Nazi Germany's Enigma Code, or The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Simon Singh's The Code Book for Young People has all you need to know about the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing.
Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the past--and the future--in a whole new way.
30-Second Anatomy [EPUB]
30 May 2016, 13:38
2013 | EPUB | 10.09MB
We all know our eyes from our elbows but what are the duodenum, the basal ganglia, and the islets of Langerhans? Could you locate any of them, let alone say how they make you tick? For an instant, edifying diagnosis of your amazing self, inside and out, simply digest these 50 easy-to-swallow topics.
Anatomy gets straight to the heart of the matter: how your body operates. Whether you are a student of medicine or biology, an artist, an athlete, or simply dying to know what your physician means when he mentions your plexus or your humerus, this is the quickest route to get under your own skin. Or, indeed, to understand exactly how your own skin works. Dissecting the detail of everything from your bones to your brain into 30-second summaries, using no more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture, this is the hip way to understand the basic structures and systems that are you. Illustrated with gory graphics and supported by biographies of medical pioneers, timelines, and glossaries, it’s the book of body parts that would have kept Burke and Hare in at nights.
30-Second Evolution [EPUB]
30 May 2016, 13:36
2015 | EPUB | 13.17MB
Adapt or die: it's nature's most famous imperative. But how does evolution actually happen? It's too slow to see, but it's going on all around you, all the time. Even if you're on top of the key terms-variation? Natural selection? Parent-offspring conflict?-you still need some context to put them in. From populations to speciation, and polymorphism to evolutionary psychology, here's the one-stop source for all you need to know.
30-Second Evolution unlocks the laboratory of life, dissecting it into the 50 most significant topics that provide the missing links to understand the natural world's four-billion-year ancestry and the process of natural selection in which species either adapt in myriad ways- mutation, ingenuity, and intelligence-to meet the challenges of a changing environment, or die. Unravel the development of living organisms, at micro and macro level-from genes to geniuses.