By Donald W. Braben
By Stephanie Ruphy
By David Siegel Bernstein
Written through an writer who's either a knowledge scientist and a technology fiction author, this interesting and available booklet makes use of renowned technological know-how fiction video clips, tales, and television indicates to provide an explanation for the technological know-how in the back of renowned narrative techniques like time go back and forth, lightsabers, AI, genetic mutation, asteroids, cyborgs, black holes, alien invasion, the zombie apocalypse, and more.
What can be a extra enjoyable approach to discover the area of technological know-how than via its use—accurately or fantastically—in technology fiction leisure: videos, books, and television shows?
Learn approximately relativity via Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and the motion picture Interstellar; black holes and wormholes in reference to Contact and Planet of the Apes; theories in regards to the starting place of lifestyles as mirrored in Battlestar Galactica, celebrity Trek: the following Generation, and The Hitchhiker's advisor to the Galaxy; desktop technological know-how and synthetic intelligence in connection with A.I. man made Intelligence; and lots more and plenty, a lot, more.
Written with wit, readability, and a very good feel of enjoyable, Blockbuster technology will encourage technological know-how fiction enthusiasts to get fascinated by actual technology whereas additionally placing a fascinating popular culture spin on technological know-how for any curious reader.
By Darin Hayton
By Robert E. Krebs,Carolyn A. Krebs
This reference paintings describes the trial-and-error experiments, discoveries, and innovations of early people who lived from sooner than recorded heritage to the center a while. Krebs travels in the course of the historical sessions of Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica, to the classical Greek and Roman classes, and at last to the Christian period, offering scholars with the hyperlink among technology and background, whereas revealing information regarding many cultures all over the world. each one access offers the who, while, and the place of every discovery, invention, or scan. Entries contain calendars, gunpowder, anesthesia, birth control, spontaneous new release, the Arctic Circle, language, and tides.
Part of the Groundbreaking Experiments, innovations, and Discoveries during the Ages sequence, this booklet offers readers with an in depth glance early people' relation to international round them and the medical developments they made. it will likely be worthwhile to school and school scholars, lecturers, and most people attracted to the heritage and technology at the back of historical civilizations.
By John Playfair
This ebook is a replica of the unique booklet released in 1836 and will have a few imperfections corresponding to marks or hand-written notes.
By Alfred North Whitehead
"One of the main necessary books at the relation of philosophy and technology which has seemed for plenty of years." — The Cambridge Review
"A nice contribution to Natur-philosophie, some distance the best contribution . . . made by way of anyone guy. — Mind
In addition to his fabulous achievements in theoretical arithmetic, Alfred North Whitehead exercised an in depth wisdom of philosophy and literature that informs and elevates all of his works. This booklet represents one among his most important achievements within the box of usual philosophy. The thought of Nature originated with Whitehead's Tarner Lectures, and it deals undergraduate scholars and different readers an soaking up exploration of the elemental difficulties of substance, house, and time.
Whitehead's discussions are highlighted by means of a feedback of Einstein's approach to reading effects, and via his substitute improvement of the distinguished conception of the 4-dimensional space-time manifold.
By Ian Hesketh
Tell me, sir, is it in your grandmother's or your grandfather's aspect that you're descended from an ape?
In June of 1860, a few of Britain's so much influential medical and spiritual experts accrued in Oxford to listen to a heated debate at the advantages of Charles Darwin's lately released Origin of Species. The Bishop of Oxford, "Soapy" Samuel Wilberforce, clashed swords with Darwin's so much outspoken supporter, Thomas Henry Huxley. The latter's triumph, amid quips approximately apes and ancestry, has turn into a mythologized occasion, symbolizing the meant battle among technology and Christianity. yet did the controversy fairly occur during this way?
Of Apes and Ancestors argues that this one-dimensional interpretation was once built and disseminated through Darwin's supporters, changing into an imagined victory within the fight to beat Anglican dogmatism. by means of reconstructing the Oxford debate and thoroughly contemplating the person views of the most members, Ian Hesketh argues that non-public jealousies agendas performed a formative function in shaping the reaction to Darwin's speculation, with spiritual anxieties overlapping with an entire host of alternative cultural and medical issues. An soaking up learn, Of Apes and Ancestors sheds gentle at the origins of a debate that keeps, unresolved, to this day.
By Paul H Barrett
By Matthew Lavine