The Elements

An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Ponderables
ISBN: 9781627950947
Category: Science
Page: 168
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Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they are used in household materials.

The Elements

An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985323035
Category: Science
Page: 144
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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.

The Elements

An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table
Author: Tom Jackson,Worth Press Ltd
Publisher: Worth Press Limited
ISBN: 9781849310659
Category: Chemical elements
Page: 144
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In this essential guide to the Periodic Table, we track the history of the powerful yet elegant tool that lays bare the building blocks of the Universe. The journey begins just as the first cities are forming, and follows the contributions made by philosophers, alchemists, industrialists, and great scientists as they gather force to create this masterpiece of accumulated knowledge. Includes a removable fold-out concertina neatly housed in the back of the book. This fold-out provides a 12-page Timeline History of the Periodic Table that embeds the story of chemistry in historical context and shows Who Did What When at a glance.

Mathematics

An Illustrated History of Numbers
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Ponderables
ISBN: 9781627950954
Category: Mathematics
Page: 168
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"Includes foldout timeline with over 1,000 milestone facts" -- Cover.

The Universe

An Illustrated History of Astronomy
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985323059
Category: Science
Page: 144
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Covering one hundred scientific breakthroughs, presents a history of astronomy and man's quest to understand the universe.

The Periodic Table

An infographic guide to the elements
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781781316719
Category: Science
Page: 224
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The Periodic Table: An infographic guide to the elements is a fresh new approach to a truly remarkable and instantly recognizable piece of science! Combining cutting edge science with visually fascinating infographics, The Periodic Table allows you to compare and contrast all the different elements at a glance. Which is the densest? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some of them radioactive? Including a big picture view of the periodic table and how atoms work, this book also offers a fact-filled visual guide to each element, from hydrogen to oganesson. Each one is accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.

Physics

An Illustrated History of the Foundations of Science
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Ponderables
ISBN: 9781627950961
Category: Science
Page: 144
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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. Our journey begins with the first attempts to understand reality, Mother Nature -- or as the ancient Greeks called it, physics. Follow the journey through history as great scientists, such as Thales, Galileo, Feynman, and many others, gradually unpick the fabric of the Universe, revealing an array of fundamental forces, intangible particles, and indestructible energy. Today, physics discoveries make headline news as we confirm the fresh mysteries of the Higgs boson, supersymmetry, and dark energy.

Chilled

How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911423
Category: Science
Page: 288
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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.

Engineering

An Illustrated History from Ancient Craft to Modern Technology
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985323097
Category:
Page: 168
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Combining engaging text with captivating images and helpful diagrams, renowned science writer Tom Jackson guides readers through the history of Engineering in the 7th installment of the groundbreaking Ponderables? series.Engineering is all around us. From our bridges, tunnels and skyscrapers, to our cars, computers and smartphones, engineering shapes our world and influences just about everything we see and do. And it's been that way for longer than you might think. From the crudely knapped hand axes of our human ancestor Homo Habilis to the mind-blowing ways in which modern engineering has improved our quality of daily life and expanded the scope of our civilization, the story of engineering is the story of humankind itself. In a series of 100 enlightening articles, this book tells that incredible story by exploring the biggest names, grandest achievements and greatest inventions of the engineering world from prehistory all the way up to present day. Carefully curated, beautifully illustrated and addictively fun, this volume is your ultimate guide to the dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers and builders that make our world.

Elements

The Ultimate Guide to the Building Blocks of Our Universe
Author: Jack Challoner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780233005508
Category: Chemical elements
Page: 160
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The Elements: An Interactive Guide to the Building Blocks of Our Universe is an illustrated reference book to the elements that make up everything in our universe. General information about the properties, behaviour and occurrence of the elements, their main compounds and their principal uses is given. It is authoritative and accessible, with a sense of wonder about the way the material world works, thanks to the protons, neutrons and electrons that make up the atoms of the elements.

Philosophy

An Illustrated History of Thought
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985323073
Category: Philosophy
Page: 144
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Presents a history of philosophy chronologically organized, offering descriptions of the "schools" of philosophy and brief profiles of notable philosophers.

A History of Science

Index
Author: Henry Smith Williams,Edward Huntington Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 1890
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Cosmic Imagery

Key Images in the History of Science
Author: John D. Barrow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393061772
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Uses iconic images to teach the history of modern science, from early depictions of the constellations to magnifications of single atoms.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of America


Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754816171
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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A fully illustrated expert guide to over 350 mammals, amphibians and reptiles of the United States, Canada and South America.

A History of Science


Author: Henry Smith Williams,Edward Huntington Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Reactions

An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe
Author: Theodore Gray
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316508748
Category: Science
Page: 224
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The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray's iconic "Elements" trilogy. The first two titles, Elements and Molecules, have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. With Reactions bestselling author Theodore Gray continues the journey through our molecular and chemical world that began with the tour de force The Elements and continued with Molecules. In The Elements, Gray gave us a never-before-seen, mesmerizing photographic view of the 118 elements in the periodic table. In Molecules, with the same phenomenal photographic acumen, plus beautifully rendered computer generated graphics, he showed us how the elements combine to form the content that makes up our universe, from table salt to oxygen to the panoply of colors and smells that surround us. At last, we've reached Reactions, in which Gray once again puts his photography and storytelling to work demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts the characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including chapters such as "Fantastic Reactions and Where to Find Them," "On the Origin of Light and Color," "The Boring Chapter," in which we learn about reactions such as paint drying, grass growing, and water boiling, and "The Need for Speed," including topics such as weather, ignition, and fire.

The Brain

An Illustrated History of Neuroscience
Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985323080
Category:
Page: 144
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Here is the essential guide to the human brain, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines the three pounds of matter inside our heads that does all our thinking for us. With 100 billion nerve cells joined by thousands more to every corner of the body, the brain is wired together with 100 trillion connections. That makes each and every human brain a contender for the most complex system in the universe, endowing us with an intellect that far outstrips any other creature. However, one difficult question remains: Are we intelligent enough to understand our own brains? Follow the journey as history's greatest brains, including Avicenna, Thomas Willis, Charles Darwin, and Paul Broca, try to figure it out by linking structure to function. How does the brain control the body, make sense of our surroundings, and allow us to understand, empathize with, and love other people--and their brains? And how does it create that most mysterious feature of the universe, consciousness? 100 chronological articles tell the story of neuroscience from the dawn of history to the present day. Authoritative text, exciting imagery, and helpful diagrams accompany each of the steps along the way. Biographies of great neuroscientists and a functional map of the brain boost the content for all readers. This simple guide to neuroscience draws together current understanding and sets out the basics of the field. A 24-page removable foldout concertina neatly housed at the back of the book includes a 12-page Timeline History of the Brain and 12 pages of optical illusions that demonstrate how our view of the world comes entirely from the brain--which can sometimes be fooled.

Biology


Author: Tom Jackson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781627950930
Category: Science
Page: 144
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Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of life--the most complex process in the Universe. From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology seeks to understand how it is that something can be alive, how it fends off death and how it leaves more life in its wake. We follow the journey through the history of life science to find out why the dolphin got its name (it is the 'womb fish'), how a seven-foot strand of DNA is able to build your body, and what gives a lobster its blue blood. The great names, such as Darwin and Linnaeus, are joined by lesser known discoverers, such as Karl von Frisch who discovered that bees dance, and Jan Baptist van Helmont who found a plant uses air and water to grow. Biology today is still very much a live science, finding a purpose in robot design and helping us to understand non-living complex systems like the Internet. Biology has changed the way we understand ourselves. What will it tell us next? - Contains 100 chronological articles that tell the story of biology from the dawn of history to the present day - Authoritative text, exciting imagery and helpful diagrams accompany each of the steps along the way - Biographies of great life scientists and a chart of the tree of life - A simple guide to biology draws together current understanding to set out the basics of the science - The Imponderables looks at what questions biology still needs to answer. Also contains a 24-page removable foldout concertina neatly housed at the back of the book. This fold-out concertina includes a 12-page Timeline History of Biology and 12 full pages of amazing electron micrographs called Our Hidden World.

The Study of Sociology


Author: Herbert Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: 411
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The Elements Book

A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465466045
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Kids can go on a visual tour of the 118 chemical elements of the periodic table, from argon to zinc, with The Elements Book. Cataloged by type, each element's properties and atomic structure is explained. More than 1,000 full-color photographs showcase the natural forms of each element, as well as a wide range of unexpected everyday objects in which it is found, to make them relevant to a child's world. From hydrogen to sodium to nickel, kids will learn fun facts and be amazed. Supporting STEM education initiatives and designed in DK's signature style, The Elements Book brings the periodic table to life.