Ancient Computing Technology: From Abacuses to Water Clocks by Michael Woods

By Michael Woods

Were you aware . . .Ancient cultures measured time competently with water clocks? An engineer within the first century B.C. designed an odometer to calculate distance traveled? humans computed the 1st values of pi approximately 4 thousand years in the past? Computing expertise is as previous as human society itself. the 1st people on the earth used simple computing abilities. They counted via carving tally marks in bone. They used physique components and easy instruments to degree. Over the centuries, historic peoples realized extra approximately computing. humans within the old heart East used scales to degree items for buying and selling. the traditional Egyptians wrote textbooks together with multiplication and department difficulties. the traditional chinese language constructed an abacus for quick calculations. historical Greeks made advances in geometry. What forms of instruments and methods did old mathematicians use? Which in their innovations and discoveries have stood the attempt of time? and the way did the ancients set the degree for our personal glossy computing? study extra in historic Computing expertise.

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Aging. Modern theories and therapies by Joseph Panno

By Joseph Panno

Makes an attempt to appreciate the getting older method have generated plenty of theories yet few sensible cures. conventional remedies deal with age-related ailments equivalent to melanoma and arthritis yet don't opposite the getting older procedure itself. a typical development in gerontology is to go looking for genes that experience a demonstrable impression on lifespan, the so-called toughness genes. Many such genes were pointed out, and even supposing the manipulation of those genes doesn't cease the getting older approach, they supply many useful insights into the mobile mechanisms of getting older. extra lately, curiosity has became to using cloning know-how, stem phone research, and genetic manipulation in an effort to produce a good rejuvenation remedy for cells and the physique as an entire.

getting older, Revised variation describes the sector of gerontology and the various theories that scientists have built through the years to provide an explanation for the age-related adjustments that take place in approximately all animals.

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The scientific Sherlock Holmes : cracking the case with by James O'Brien

By James O'Brien

Essentially the most renowned and widely recognized characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an everlasting charm established mostly on his uncanny skill to take advantage of outstanding deductions from the main mundane proof. the first actual phrases that Sherlock Holmes ever says to Dr. Watson are, "How are you? you've been in Afghanistan, I perceive." Watson responds, "How on the earth do you know that?" And so a crime-solving legend is born.

In The clinical Sherlock Holmes, James O'Brien offers an in-depth examine Holmes's use of technology in his investigations. certainly, one explanation for Holmes's allure is his common use of the medical process and the immense medical wisdom which he drew upon to unravel mysteries. for example, in center of the publication, the writer unearths that Holmes used to be a pioneer of forensic technological know-how, applying fingerprinting good prior to Scotland backyard itself had followed the strategy. one of many extra beautiful elements of the e-book is how the writer contains real-world historical past on themes reminiscent of handwriting research, describing the way it was once used to catch the recent York Zodiac killer and to clinch the case opposed to the Lindbergh child kidnapper.

Sherlock Holmes used to be acquainted with a number of sciences, so much particularly chemistry. hence the ebook takes an in depth examine Holmes the chemist and discusses, for instance, chemical poisons corresponding to carbon monoxide, chloroform, and Prussic acid (the historic identify for hydrogen cyanide). the writer additionally debunks Isaac Asimov's recognized statement that Holmes was once a blundering chemist. moreover, the e-book discusses arithmetic, physics, biology, astronomy, meteorology, and geology, consistently within the context of Holmes's exploits.

Sherlock Holmes keeps to fascinate thousands of readers and picture goers alike. The clinical Sherlock Holmes is a must-read for the legion of fanatics of this so much loved of all fictional detectives. The paperback model will proceed to curiosity fundamental teams: the group of avid Holmes enthusiasts who meet usually to rejoice and speak about the tales, and the medical group. What scientist wouldn't desire to be "the so much excellent reasoning and staring at computing device that the realm has seen"? Sherlock Holmes, Watson assures us, used to be accurately that. Scientists appreciate Holmes's devotion to truth, his highbrow brilliance, and how he separates emotion from his paintings, and may be specifically attracted through a booklet that explicitly discusses Holmes from a systematic perspective.

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Student solutions manual for Mathematical methods for by K. F. Riley

By K. F. Riley

Mathematical equipment for Physics and Engineering, 3rd version is a hugely acclaimed undergraduate textbook that teaches all of the arithmetic for an undergraduate path in any of the actual sciences. in addition to lucid descriptions of all of the subject matters and lots of labored examples, it comprises over 800 workouts. New stand-alone chapters supply a scientific account of the 'special services' of actual technology, hide a longer diversity of functional purposes of complicated variables, and provides an advent to quantum operators. This options handbook accompanies the 3rd variation of Mathematical equipment for Physics and Engineering. It comprises whole labored options to over four hundred routines mainly textbook, the odd-numbered routines, which are supplied with tricks and solutions. The even-numbered routines haven't any tricks, solutions or labored strategies and are meant for unaided homework difficulties; complete recommendations can be found to teachers on a password-protected website, www.cambridge.org/9780521679718.

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The Inner Solar System: The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and by Erik Gregersen

By Erik Gregersen

We might imagine we have now an knowing approximately our planetary neighborsMercury, Venus, and Marsbut regardless of our proximity, those rocky, silicate-based planets nonetheless carry numerous mysteries. via a trove of pictures and a story bursting with element, this quantity imparts what's at the moment identified approximately this small nook of the Galaxy. interest approximately Earth and those 3 buddies can be chuffed, whereas readers examine there's a lot but to find. attention-grabbing sidebars permit for deeper comprehension and exploration.

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Technologies for Education: A Practical Guide by Ann E. Barron, Gary W. Orwig, Karen S. Ivers and Nick

By Ann E. Barron, Gary W. Orwig, Karen S. Ivers and Nick Lilavois

Staying on best of technological swap could be a problem, yet this publication brings support. featuring an updated assessment of the applied sciences which are having an effect on schooling, this fourth variation will give you the most recent information regarding a wide number of issues and demonstrates how applied sciences can most sensible be utilized in academic settings. you'll by no means lag in the back of back in terms of knowing all that contemporary applied sciences need to provide! issues include:· educating with expertise· special effects Animation and 3D· digital fact electronic Audio and Voice attractiveness· electronic Video creation· neighborhood region Networks· Telecommunications· the web· Distance studying applied sciences· software program and

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The Paleozoic Era: Diversification of Plant and Animal Life by John P Rafferty

By John P Rafferty

Characterised by way of a surge in biodiversity and evolutionary improvement, the Paleozoic period ushered within the beginnings of existence as we all know it. inside those pages, readers will detect the fossil and geologic proof from this time that finds a dynamic planet, the place new species of vegetation and animals have been consistently rising and continents have been breaking up and reforming. whereas a few of the species from this period at the moment are extinct and the continents are particularly solid, remnants of this period nonetheless proceed to shed much-needed gentle at the stipulations of Earth, either prior and current.

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