The Everything Guide to the Human Brain [EPUB]
09 May 2016, 14:34
2013 | EPUB | 3.16MB
An essential guide for understanding the inner workings of your brain!
- Do you really only use 10 percent of your brain?
- Can a bump to the head really restore memories?
- Does your brain ever lie to you?
- Why do you always forget where your glasses are, but never how to read?
The brain makes you who you are. This fascinating organ creates your personality and controls your reactions and emotions. It's responsible for how you perceive the world around you--all while controlling hundreds of physical functions like breathing, moving, circulation, and digestion. The brain is simply amazing!
The Everything Guide to the Human Brain will help you to unlock the mysteries of the brain. You'll learn how the brain communicates with each part of the body, how it affects your emotional life, why you dream, and how you remember things. And you'll also get in-depth descriptions of brain disorders and how science and medicine are working to heal or reverse them. Written in plain English, this ultimate user's guide will help you learn about the most influential part of your body!
The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters [EPUB]
09 May 2016, 12:13
2012 | EPUB | 3.05MB
The Power of the Sea describes our struggle to understand the physics of the sea, so we can use that knowledge to predict when the sea will unleash its fury against us. In a wide-sweeping narrative spanning much of human history, Bruce Parker, former chief scientist of the National Ocean Service, interweaves thrilling and often moving stories of unpredicted natural disaster with an accessible account of scientific discovery.
The result is a compelling scientific journey, from ancient man's first crude tide predictions to today's advanced early warning ability based on the Global Ocean Observing System. It is a journey still underway, as we search for ways to predict tsunamis and rogue waves and critical aspects of El Niño and climate change caused by global warming.
The Great Scientists: From Euclid to Stephen Hawking [EPUB]
09 May 2016, 12:10
2005 | EPUB | 11.35MB
From skyscrapers to jet aircraft, from mobile phones to computers, the products of modern science surround us on all sides.
Perhaps the most significant product of science, however, is not the microwave, or the space station or the widescreen TV; it is the scientific method itself. Those societies that have actively embraced this method have flourished.
The men and women who appear in The Great Scientists haver all excelled in their chosen field of science; some have excelled across a range of scientific areas, while still others can, with some justification, claim to be the founders of their own disciplines.
The road into the light of reason has not always been an easy one: skepticism, mockery, threats and worse have often been the lot of the experimental scientist who has dared to challenge the accepted 'truths'. Yet they have persevered, and in doing so have provided a shining example for the rest of humanity.
The great scientists have burned, in Bertrand Russell's telling phrase, 'wiht all the noonday brightness of human genius. The Great Scientists tells their story.