Physics

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 098532306X
Size: 14.30 MB
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In the fourth book in the successful Ponderable series, here is the essential guide to physics, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines the foundations upon which all scientific knowledge rests. Without physics, everything else- from astronomy to zoology- would be a meaningless conjecture. Follow physics through the ages as great scientists, such as Thales, Galilio, Feynman, and many others, gradually unpick the fabric of the universe to reveal an array of fundmental forces, intangible particles and indestructible energy. Today, physics discoveries made headline news as we confirm the fresh mysteries of the Higg boson, supersymmetry, and dark energy.

Philosophy

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985323078
Size: 16.57 MB
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Presents a history of philosophy chronologically organized, offering descriptions of the "schools" of philosophy and brief profiles of notable philosophers.

Mathematics

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985323043
Size: 14.99 MB
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Presents the history of mathematics, from the inception of counting and positional notation to the development of such disciplines as geometry, algebra, group theory, and string theory.

Chilled

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472911421
Size: 17.54 MB
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The refrigerator. This white box that sits in the kitchen may seem mundane nowadays, but it is one of the wonders of 20th century science – life-saver, food-preserver and social liberator, while the science of refrigeration is crucial, not just in transporting food around the globe but in a host of branches on the scientific tree. Refrigerators, refrigeration and its discovery and applications provides the remarkable and eye-opening backdrop to Chilled, the story of how science managed to rewrite the rules of food, and how the technology whirring behind every refrigerator is at play, unseen, in a surprisingly broad sweep of modern life. Part historical narrative, part scientific mystery-lifter, Chilled looks at the ice-pits of Persia (Iranians still call their fridge the 'ice-pit'), reports on a tug of war between 16 horses and the atmosphere, bears witness to ice harvests on the Regents Canal, and shows how bleeding sailors demonstrated to ship's doctors that heat is indestructible, featuring a cast of characters such as the Ice King of Boston, Galileo, Francis Bacon, and the ostracised son of a notorious 18th-century French traitor. As people learned more about what cold actually was, scientists invented machines for making it, with these first used in earnest to chill Australian lager. The principles behind those white boxes in the kitchen remain the same today, but refrigeration is not all about food – for example, a refrigerator is needed to make soap, penicillin or orange squash; without it, IVF would be impossible. Refrigeration technology has also been crucial in some of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last 100 years, from the discovery of superconductors to the search for the Higgs boson. And the fridge will still be pulling the strings behind the scenes as teleporters and intelligent computer brains turn our science-fiction vision of the future into fact.

The Elements

Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0985323035
Size: 20.29 MB
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Covering one hundred scientific breakthroughs, presents a history of the periodic table, traces the discovery of the elements, discusses the life and works of the great chemists, and poses questions alongside developments in culture, world events, and invention.