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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation
4.6 out of 5 stars with 37 reviews
Sparked by a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. In this book, he expands the points he has made, and claims that this debate is not so much about religion versus science, as about the nature of science itself.
With infectious enthusiasm, he reveals the mechanics of
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
4.1 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
The secret history of our most vital organ - the human heart
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first ''explorers'' who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries - which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived - to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process.
Thought of as the seat of our soul,
Einstein: His Life and Universe
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.8 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
How did Einstein's mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.
Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk, a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate, became the mind
The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey From Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos
4.9 out of 5 stars with 92 reviews
From the best-selling author of The Drunkard's Walk and Subliminal, and coauthor of The Grand Design (with Stephen Hawking): an account of scientific discovery from the invention of stone tools to theories of quantum physics - a history at once inspiring and entertaining.
In this fascinating and illuminating work, Leonard Mlodinow guides us through the critical eras and events in the development of science, all of which, he demonstrates, were propelled forward by humankind's collective
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
4.1 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a 10th planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one more planet being added to our solar system, Brown's find ignited a firestorm of controversy that riled the usually sedate world of astronomy and launched him into the public eye. The debate culminated in the demotion
Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music,2nd Edition
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ean: 9780750307628, isbn: 0750307625,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
There has always been a close connection between physics and music. From the great days of ancient Greek science, ideas and speculations have passed backward and forward between natural philosophers (physicists) and musical theorists. Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music, Second Edition explores the story of that relationship in an entertaining and user-friendly way. The book provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the physics involved in every stage of the music making