Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments (Harvest Original)

By Alex Boese

When Tusko the Elephant woke in his pen on the Lincoln Park Zoo at the morning of August three, 1962, little did he understand that he used to be approximately to turn into the try topic in an test to figure out what occurs to an elephant given a big dose of LSD. In Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese finds to readers the result of not just this clinical trial yet of ratings of alternative outrageous, fun, and provocative experiments present in the records of contemporary technology.

Why can’t humans tickle themselves? may the common puppy summon assist in an emergency? Will infants instinctually decide a well-balanced vitamin? Is it attainable to revive lifestyles to the useless? learn Elephants on Acid and locate out!

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The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

By Carl Sagan

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on an exceptional studying experience, providing his bright and startling perception into the mind of guy and beast, the foundation of human intelligence, the functionality of our such a lot haunting legends--and their extraordinary hyperlinks to fresh discoveries.
"A historical past of the human mind from the large bang, fifteen billion years in the past, to the day ahead of yesterday...It's a delight."
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Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introducing Method to Mayhem

Philosophers of technological know-how have lengthy used reconstructive reasoning to advance historic factors overlaying the origins of average phenomenon. the appliance of the medical strategy is a strong software for fixing crimes via reconstruction of the occasions. Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introducing way to Mayhem demonstrates find out how to use the clinical procedure and workout the severe considering that's crucial for the advance of sound facts and the development of trustworthy reasons.

  • Provides a transparent but rigorous account of the clinical process obtainable to non-philosophers
  • Supplies examples exhibiting the applying of clinical how you can the reconstruction of occasions that depart actual proof at crime scenes
  • Presents self-contained chapters―each with particular issues approximately how a scene reconstruction is outfitted upon the research of particular actual evidence
  • Discusses the scope and obstacles of actual facts and the ensuing analyses that they aid in crafting medical crime scene reconstructions
  • Includes case reviews of crime scene reconstructions from Dr. Nordby’s event, entire with colour pictures and laboratory notes

Moving systematically from case to case, this quantity is an important reference for forensic and legislation enforcement execs who have to step into new or strange parts to appreciate how technology might help them do their jobs. It allows forensic scientists to use the traditional sciences to casework in capturing and nonshooting instances. It additionally educates legal professionals who have to comprehend medical facts and the method of crime scene reconstruction from the clinical aspect of view.

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The Making of Modern Science: Science, Technology, Medicine and Modernity: 1789 - 1914

Of the entire innovations of the 19th century, the scientist is among the so much remarkable. In progressive France the technology scholar, taught by way of males energetic in learn, used to be born; and a iteration later, the graduate scholar doing a PhD emerged in Germany. In 1833 the observe ‘scientist’ used to be coined; 40 years later technology (increasingly specialized) used to be a turning into a occupation. males of technology rivalled clerics and critics as sages; they have been honoured as nationwide treasures, and buried in country funerals. Their new rules invigorated the lifetime of the brain. Peripatetic congresses, nice exhibitions, museums, technical faculties and laboratories blossomed; and new industries in accordance with chemistry and electrical energy introduced prosperity and tool, fiscal and army. Eighteenth-century steam engines preceded figuring out of the physics underlying them; yet electrical telegraphs and cars have been utilized technological know-how, dependent upon painstaking interpretation of nature. the information, discoveries and innovations of scientists reworked the area: lives have been longer and more healthy, towns and empires grew, societies turned city instead of agrarian, the neighborhood grew to become international. And via the outlet years of the 20 th century, technology used to be spreading past Europe and North the United States, and ladies have been starting to be obvious within the ranks of scientists.

Bringing jointly the folks, occasions, and discoveries of this fascinating interval right into a vigorous narrative, this publication should be crucial analyzing either for college students of the historical past of technology and for a person attracted to the principles of the realm as we all know it this day.

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Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Evolution

By Xuhua Xia

Data research in Molecular Biology and Evolution introduces biologists to DAMBE, a proprietary, easy computing device software for molecular facts research. the original mix of this ebook and software program will permit biologists not just to appreciate the purpose in the back of quite a few computational instruments in molecular biology and evolution, but additionally to realize speedy entry to those instruments to be used of their laboratories.
Data research in Molecular Biology and Evolution serves as an first-class source for complex point undergraduates or graduates as good as for pros operating within the box.

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Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family Friendly Experiments from the Pantry (Hands-On Family)

By Liz Lee Heinecke

At-home technological know-how offers an atmosphere for freedom, creativity and invention that isn't consistently attainable in a college surroundings. on your personal kitchen, it’s easy, low-cost, and enjoyable to whip up a few remarkable technological know-how experiments utilizing daily ingredients.
 
Science will be as effortless as baking. Hands-On kin: Kitchen technology Lab for Kids deals fifty two enjoyable technology actions for households to do jointly. The experiments can be utilized as person initiatives, for events, or as academic actions groups.
 

Kitchen technology Lab for Kids will tempt households to prepare dinner up a few physics, chemistry and biology of their personal kitchens and again yards. the various experiments are secure sufficient for tots and fascinating adequate for older little ones, so households can become aware of the enjoyment of technology jointly.

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Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics

Many scientists regard mass and effort because the fundamental foreign money of nature. in recent times, notwithstanding, the idea that of data has won significance. Why? during this booklet, eminent scientists, philosophers and theologians chart a number of features of knowledge, from quantum details to organic and electronic details, which will know how nature works. starting with a old therapy of the subject, the e-book additionally examines actual and organic methods to details, and its philosophical, theological and moral implications.

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On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines

By Sandra Blakeslee, Jeff Hawkins

From the inventor of the PalmPilot comes a brand new and compelling idea of intelligence, mind functionality, and the way forward for clever machines

Jeff Hawkins, the guy who created the PalmPilot, Treo clever mobile, and different hand held units, has reshaped our dating to pcs. Now he stands able to revolutionize either neuroscience and computing in a single stroke, with a brand new figuring out of intelligence itself.

Hawkins develops a robust concept of the way the human mind works, explaining why pcs aren't clever and the way, according to this new concept, we will eventually construct clever machines.

The mind isn't a working laptop or computer, yet a reminiscence approach that shops studies in a manner that displays the genuine constitution of the realm, remembering sequences of occasions and their nested relationships and making predictions in line with these thoughts. it really is this memory-prediction process that kinds the foundation of intelligence, belief, creativity, or even consciousness.

In an attractive kind that would captivate audiences from the in simple terms curious to the pro scientist, Hawkins indicates how a transparent knowing of ways the mind works will make sure that us to construct clever machines, in silicon, that would exceed our human skill in spectacular ways.

Written with acclaimed technological know-how author Sandra Blakeslee, On Intelligence offers to fully transfigure the chances of the know-how age. it's a landmark publication in its scope and readability.

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Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators

By William Stolzenburg

A provocative examine how the disappearance of the world's nice predators has disillusioned the fragile stability of our surroundings, and what their disappearance portends for the long run, by way of an acclaimed technology journalist.

It wasn't goodbye in the past that wolves and nice cats, colossal fish and flying raptors governed the height of nature's nutrients pyramid. no longer so anymore. All yet exterminated, those predators of the not-too-distant earlier were decreased to minor avid gamers of the fashionable period. And what of it? flora and fauna journalist William Stolzenburg follows within the wake of nature's topmost carnivores, and unearths chaos of their absence. From the brazen mobs of deer and marauding raccoons of yard the United States to streamsides of Yellowstone nationwide Park overwhelmed by means of great herds of elk; from urchin-scoured reefs within the North Pacific to ant-devoured islands in Venezuela, Stolzenburg leads a startling travel via extraordinary, impoverished landscapes of pest and plague. For an individual who has seldom given inspiration to the meat-eating beasts so lately lacking from the internet of existence, here's a international of cause to imagine again.

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The Identity of Man (Great Minds Series)

By Jacob Bronowski

Technological know-how has known as into query many conventional assumptions approximately human nature. within the age of the human genome venture, this truism is much more seen than it used to be in 1965, whilst scientist and historian of rules Jacob Bronowski first added the lectures upon which this publication is predicated. Has technological know-how printed that we're primarily simply complicated machines? Or is human id greater than the sum of its parts?

With his present for conveying the thrill of rules, Bronowski discusses the impression of technological know-how on our experience of self and the necessity to think again ethics in gentle of the clinical point of view. As either a practising scientist and an writer of books on poetry, he makes attention-grabbing connections among the makes use of of the mind's eye in technological know-how and in literature. while technology creates experiments to check hypotheses concerning the outdoors global, literature offers "experiments" in poetry and prose, permitting readers to event what it capability to be totally human and pertaining to the individual's internal lifestyles to that of each person. within the quest for realizing, technology discovers the proof approximately truth whereas artwork depicts the reality of human event.

Bronowski argues real humanistic philosophy needs to provide equivalent position to the internal, subjective imaginative and prescient of the humanities and the outer, goal viewpoint of technological know-how because they're either items of 1 self-conscious artistic mind's eye. within the base line, he emphasizes that those views converge in revealing a extra enlightened, common ethics, one who fosters tolerance, mutual realizing, an appreciation of variations, and a feeling that all of us proportion a standard future as human individuals in nature's cosmic drama.

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