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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.
Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III, and of William's sister, Caroline, who assisted him in his observations of the night sky and became an accomplished astronomer in her own right. Together, they transformed our view of the universe from the unchanging, mechanical creation of Newton's clockmaker god to the ever-evolving, incredibly dynamic cosmos that it truly is. William was in his forties when his amateur observations using a homemade telescope led to his discovery of Uranus, and an invitation to King George's court. He coined the term "asteroid," discovered infrared radiation, was the first to realize that our solar system is moving through space, discovered 2,500 nebulae that form the basis of the catalog astronomers use today, and was unrivalled as a telescope builder. Caroline shared William's passion for astronomy, recording his observations during night watches and organizing his papers for publication. She was the first salaried woman astronomer in history, a pioneer who herself discovered nine comets and became a role model for women in the sciences. Written by the world's premier expert on the Herschels, Discoverers of the Universe traces William and Caroline's many extraordinary contributions to astronomy, shedding new light on their productive but complicated relationship, and setting their scientific achievements in the context of their personal struggles, larger-than-life ambitions, bitter disappointments, and astonishing triumphs.
Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context. Translation and notes by Stillman Drake
An extraordinarily accessible, illuminating chronicle of the great moments of scientific discovery in the 20th century, and an exploration into the minds of the remarkable men and women behind them. We know and read the literary masterpieces; how many of us have had the opportunity not only to read but understand the masterpieces of science that describe the very moment of discovery? The last century has seen an explosion of creativity and insight that led to breakthroughs in every field of science: from the theory of relativity to the first quantum model of the atom to the mapping of the structure of DNA, these discoveries profoundly changed how we understand the world and our place in it. Alan Lightman tells the stories of two dozen breakthroughs made by such brilliant scientists as Einstein, Bohr, McClintock and Pauling, among others, drawing on his unique background as a scientist and novelist to reveal the process of scientific discovery at its greatest. He outlines the intellectual and emotional landscape of each discovery, portrays the personalities and human drama of the scientists involved, and explains the significance and impact of the work. Finally, he gives an unprecedented and exhilarating guided tour through each of the original papers.
In this textbook there are many problems that ask you to look at situations in new and different way. This chapter offers some strategies to approach these problems. Although some of the problems in this chapter are fictitious, they give you a chance to practice skills that you will use throughout the book and throughout life.
The algebra you find in this book won't look quite like the algebra you may have seen in older textbooks. The mathematics we learn and teach in school has to change continually to reflect changes in our world. Our workplaces are changing, and technology is present everywhere, fundamentally changing the work we do. There are some new topics that are now possible to explore with technology, and some standard topics that can be approached in new ways.
A procedure that you do over and over, each time building on the previous stage, is recursive. You'll see recursion used in many different ways throughout this book. In this lesson you'll draw fractal design using a recursive procedure. After you draw the design, you'll work with fractions to examine its parts.
When it first appeared, Discovering an Evangelical Heritage was widely regarded as a groundbreaking historical work. The continued relevance of the issues with which this book deals justifies its reappearance twelve years after its first advent challenged countless people to rethink their Evangelical heritage. If anything, the challenge is even greater now to follow the example set by the forebears of twentieth century evangelicalism. For instance, Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army and ardent feminist, offers a powerful testimony to the impact that Christian witness can and should have upon society. Likewise, abolitionist Theodore Weld, converted under the ministry of Charles G. Finney, showed what a response to the radical call of Christ means as he strove to right social injustice and inequity during his day. Despite the hardship and consequences of living out their faith, these and other evangelical forerunners left a heritage to be remembered and an example to be followed. Like the author himself, the reader will be challenged to rethink his or her own relationship with Evangelicalism and will have to reflect upon the broader significance of that movement in American culture.
This new edition of Discovering Art History is an in-depth, comprehensive approach to art. The program includes an extensive survey of Western art, studies of non-Western art, as well as an introduction to art appreciation. Engaging studio activities throughout the text are keyed to chapter content. This premier art history program will show students how the visual arts serve to shape and reflect ideas, issues, and themes from the time of the first cave paintings to the twenty-first century. The Student Book includes:In-depth profiles of artists, artistic periods, and movements Vibrant maps, timelines, and diagrams Student profiles for peer comparison of studio exercises
Offers a positive explanation and fresh biblical defense for equality between the sexes, fosters dialogue between those who disagree on this issue, and encourages women as well as men to celebrate gender complementarity without the trappings of male hierarchy.
This is a step-by-step tutorial that covers the basics of working with the MicroStrategy platform.If you are a BI developer who would like to use MicroStrategy to build BI apps, this book is ideal for you. This book is also for mid-management executives who need to analyze data and Excel files that are too complicated to manage. A basic concept of BI is assumed.
Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS FUNDAMENTALS provides the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
DISCOVERING COMPUTERS& MICROSOFT OFFICE 2010: A FUNDAMENTAL COMBINED APPROACH is designed to provide you with everything you need for your Intro to Computers course in ONE book. This new offering from the Shelly Cashman Series combines the best selling Discovering Computers, computer concepts material with step-by-step instruction for Microsoft Office 2010 applications content to provide you with a single offering for your Intro to Computers course.
Daisy Gillard led a quiet life in her father's little shop, until the handsome pediatrician Mr. Jules der Huizma swept her away to Holland! It was a secret joy for Daisy that Jules seemed to want to spend time with her. But Daisy knew her feelings couldn't lead anywhere, because Jules was promised to another woman. . . But he was so attentive and charming, Daisy was starting to hope that she would become Jules's bride. . .
With this book, students bridge the gap between art instruction, artistic impression, and personal discovery as they explore all facets of the drawing process. Covers: Exercises, tips and captions enhance student understanding; Techniques and sidebars; Artist biographies and high-interest anecdotes personalize art history and the drawing experience; In-depth artist profiles allow students to examine how contemporary artists view their own work and the creative process.
When You Least Expect It...P.I. Lauren Carter has worked hard to get where she is. So when the chance to seek out and bring home a top-notch business heir lands in her lap, Lauren is determined to do the job right. Too bad Duncan Bishop seems perfectly happy living in the sleepy ski town of Silver Creek, Nevada. And in truth, the magic of small-town living soon shrouds her in its protective embrace. Not only that, but spending so much time with Duncan has shaken her cool, professional demeanor. Now, torn between her rapidly growing feelings for Duncan and dedication to her job, Lauren realizes that this assignment can make or break her carefully crafted plans for the future.Return to Silver Creek: You can go home again...
Equip students to read and understand authentic short stories with vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills.<P> Features:<P> * Classic and contemporary stories give students a thorough background in North American literature.<P> * Every chapter gives students practice in guessing meaning from context, which research shows is one of the most important skills for reading unadapted texts.<P> * Students also learn to think critically, make inferences, discuss what they read, and write responses to the work.
Discovering Fiction is a two-level reading course that introduces students to authentic American literature. Designed for high-intermediate to advanced students, the text provides interactive lessons developed around each story. Literary term explanations enhance students' appreciation of literature.
The essential textbook for beginning level food and nutrition courses. "Discovering Food and Nutrition" helps students learn to plan nutritious meals and snacks within limits of time and money, to shop wisely, to work in a kitchen safely and efficiently, and to prepare a variety of foods. "Discovering Food and Nutrition" is an introductory foods program for middle school with short chapters, engaging photos and charts, and a comfortable reading level. It offers middle school students and high school students with special needs the motivation to learn how to become active, engaged students of food preparation, nutrition and consumer skills.
The essential textbook for beginning level food and nutrition courses. Totally revised! This colorfully illustrated text teaches students to plan nutritious meals, identify the limits of time and money, shop wisely, and work in the kitchen safely.
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