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Pathways to Physical Science, FET level 4 - Textbook (Paperback): Pathways to Physical Science, FET level 4 - Textbook (Paperback)
R417 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R58 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days
The Character of Physical Law (Paperback, Reissued [New Ed.]): Richard P. Feynman The Character of Physical Law (Paperback, Reissued [New Ed.])
Richard P. Feynman; Introduction by Paul Davies
R228 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R69 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A series of classic lectures, delivered in 1960 and recorded for the BBC. This is Feynman's unique take on the problems and puzzles that lie at the heart of physical theory - with Newton's Law of Gravitation; on whether time can ever go backwards; on maths as the supreme language of nature.

This collection demonstrates Feynman's knack of finding the right everyday illustration to bring out the essence of a complicated principle - for example, the brilliant analogy between the law of conservation energy and the problem of drying yourself with wet towels.
L'Univers (French, Hardcover): Carole Scott, Jocelyne de Pass L'Univers (French, Hardcover)
Carole Scott, Jocelyne de Pass
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
What Are You Optimistic About? - Today's Leading Thinkers On Why Things Are Good And Getting Better (Paperback): John... What Are You Optimistic About? - Today's Leading Thinkers On Why Things Are Good And Getting Better (Paperback)
John Brockman
R290 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R17 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: "What are you optimistic about?"

Spanning a wide range of topics--from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world--What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future.

Hands-on Start To Wolfram Mathematica (2nd Edition) (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Cliff Hastings, Kelvin Mischo, Michael Morrison Hands-on Start To Wolfram Mathematica (2nd Edition) (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Cliff Hastings, Kelvin Mischo, Michael Morrison
R769 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R200 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Strange Order of Things - Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures (Paperback): Antonio Damasio The Strange Order of Things - Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures (Paperback)
Antonio Damasio
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
One, Two, Three...Infinity - Facts and Speculations of Science (Paperback, New edition): George Gamow One, Two, Three...Infinity - Facts and Speculations of Science (Paperback, New edition)
George Gamow
R220 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R56 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.

The Demon-Haunted World - Science As A Candle In The Dark (Paperback, 1st Ballantine Books Ed): Carl Sagan The Demon-Haunted World - Science As A Candle In The Dark (Paperback, 1st Ballantine Books Ed)
Carl Sagan 1
R350 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought."

*Los Angeles Times



"POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing."

*The Washington Post Book World



How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.



Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.



"COMPELLING."

*USA Today



"A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity."

*The Sciences



"PASSIONATE."

*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

A Mind for Numbers - How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (Paperback): Barbara Oakley A Mind for Numbers - How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (Paperback)
Barbara Oakley
R260 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R55 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a higher level of math competency, "A Mind for Numbers" offers the tools you need to get a better grasp of that intimidating but inescapable field. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley knows firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. She flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options--both to rise in the military and to explore other careers--she returned to school with a newfound determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life.
In "A Mind for Numbers," Dr. Oakley lets us in on the secrets to effectively learning math and science--secrets that even dedicated and successful students wish they'd known earlier. Contrary to popular belief, math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there's only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions--you just need the creativity to see them. For example, there are more than three hundred different known proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. In short, studying a problem in a laser-focused way until you reach a solution is not an effective way to learn math. Rather, it involves taking the time to step away from a problem and allow the more relaxed and creative part of the brain to take over. "A Mind for Numbers "shows us that we all have what it takes to excel in math, and learning it is not as painful as some might think

Handbook of Forgiveness (Hardcover): Everett L. Worthington Handbook of Forgiveness (Hardcover)
Everett L. Worthington
R2,031 Discovery Miles 20 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is a need in both public and professional sectors for a deeper, and more complete understanding of forgiveness, as we are - in the author's own words - "on the threshold of an age of forgiveness and reconciliation." And yet despite continued interest and development in the field, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and academics have long been without a comprehensive resource on which to base their work. The Handbook of Forgiveness summarizes the state of the science in the research, practice, and teaching of forgiveness. Chapters approach forgiveness and reconciliation from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in fields such as biology, personality, social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and international/political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatments of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical interventions strategies in order to appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. This volume is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the understanding of the science of forgiveness. The Handbook of Forgiveness has been chosen as a Book of Distinction by Templeton Press.

Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research - A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs (Paperback): Phil Dee Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research - A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs (Paperback)
Phil Dee
R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From PhD student to post-doc, Phil Dee has been sharing his career experiences with fellow scientists in his regular and acclaimed Science Next Wave column since 2000. Now his invaluable and entertaining advice is available in this compact warts-and-all guide to getting your science PhD and subsequent post-doctoral employment as a researcher. Phil Dee offers you the inside track on what life in the lab is really like with down-to-earth suggestions for making the most productive use of your time, dealing with personal relationships in science and maintaining your morale, as well as dealing with more practical issues like how to design a good poster. As well as being based on the author's own experiences, the book brings together a wealth of advice from other scientists who have made it in science, and from a few who haven't. The book will be accessible to all early career scientists worldwide.

Heroes of the Space Age - Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars... Heroes of the Space Age - Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars (Paperback)
Rod Pyle
R352 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R101 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Science Tests and Reviews (Hardcover): Buros Center for Testing Science Tests and Reviews (Hardcover)
Buros Center for Testing
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Science Tests and Reviews, consisting of science sections of the first seven MMYs and Tests in Print II, includes 217 original test reviews written by 81 specialists, 18 excerpted test reviews, 270 references on the construction, use, and validity of specific tests, a bibliography on in-print science tests, references for specific tests, cumulative name indexes for specific tests with references, a publishers directory, title index, name index, and a scanning index. The 97 tests covered fall into the following categories: 23 general; 14 biology; 35 chemistry; 3 geology; 6 miscellaneous; and 16 physics.

The Natural Laws of Children - Why Children Thrive When We Understand How Their Brains Are Wired (Paperback): Celine Alvarez The Natural Laws of Children - Why Children Thrive When We Understand How Their Brains Are Wired (Paperback)
Celine Alvarez
R378 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R107 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science (Paperback): Gemma Anderson Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science (Paperback)
Gemma Anderson
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In recent history, the arts and sciences have often been considered opposing fields of study, but a growing trend in drawing research is beginning to bridge this divide. Gemma Anderson's Drawing as a Way of Knowing in Art and Science introduces tested ways in which drawing as a research practice can enhance morphological insight, specifically within the natural sciences, mathematics, and art. Inspired and informed by collaboration with contemporary scientists and Goethe's studies of morphology, as well as the work of artist Paul Klee, this book presents drawing as a means of developing and disseminating knowledge, and of understanding and engaging with the diversity of natural and theoretical forms, such as animal, vegetable, mineral, and four dimensional shapes. Anderson shows that drawing can offer a means of scientific discovery and can be integral to the creation of new knowledge in science as well as in the arts.

The Astounding Science Puzzle Book (Paperback): Matt Brown The Astounding Science Puzzle Book (Paperback)
Matt Brown 1
R190 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R40 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

An engaging and witty puzzle book for science fans all over the world. The Astounding Science Puzzle Book features a series of mini quizzes of 10-15 questions on quirky topics, including 'Marvellous maths and peculiar patterns', 'Wonderful wordplay' and 'Wonders and fragilities of the body'. This handsome book makes exploring maths, physics, chemistry and biology exciting and challenging, and is perfect for any quiz lover. The trivia is based on science but also extends to popular culture, history and language - with Nobel Prize winners alongside Elvis Presley, and the moons of Mars alongside Jurassic Park. The book is interweaved with puzzles, including witty anagrams, logic puzzles, crosswords, dingbats and other illustrated puzzles. Aspiring code-breakers should keep their eyes peeled for hidden puzzles as well. From the Big Bang to Beatles lyrics - this book is perfect for any trivia lover.

IB Skills: Science - A Practical Guide (Paperback): IB Skills: Science - A Practical Guide (Paperback)
R400 Discovery Miles 4 000 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Presentation Skills for Scientists - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Edward Zanders, Lindsay MacLeod Presentation Skills for Scientists - A Practical Guide (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Edward Zanders, Lindsay MacLeod
R511 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R73 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It is now widely recognised that professional presentation skills are an indispensable cornerstone of a successful scientific career. This updated second edition provides a concise and accessible guide to preparing and delivering scientific presentations. Its highly practical 'how-to' style focuses on the issues that are of immediate concern to the busy scientist. The text covers all of the important aspects of scientific presentations, including knowing your audience, producing visual material, controlling nerves and handling questions. It also includes advice on presenting in English for non-native speakers, helping them to improve the clarity and effectiveness of their presentations. Links are included throughout the text to the accompanying website, which contains annotated video clips of speakers delivering a talk and demonstrates the common problems encountered, as well as exercises designed to overcome them. It also contains image files to demonstrate the design issues to consider when creating visual material.

Computational Biology - A Hypertextbook (Paperback): Scott T. Kelley, Dennis Didulo Computational Biology - A Hypertextbook (Paperback)
Scott T. Kelley, Dennis Didulo
R1,527 R1,363 Discovery Miles 13 630 Save R164 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An introduction to the world of bioinformatics. Massive increases in computing power and the ability to routinely sequence whole genomes of living organisms have begun to fundamentally alter our understanding of biology, medicine, and agriculture. At the intersection of the growing information and genomics revolutions sits bioinformatics, which uses modern computational power to reveal patterns in biological data sets, especially DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. Computational Biology: A Hypertextbook, by Scott Kelley and Dennis Didulo, provides a wonderful introduction for anyone who wants to learn the basics of bioinformatics. This book is more than a textbook because of the wealth of online ancillary materials and how the print and electronic components are integrated to form a complete educational resource.

Rapport Sur L'exposition Publique Des Produits De L'industrie Fran Aise De 1844 (Paperback): Halphen-G Rapport Sur L'exposition Publique Des Produits De L'industrie Fran Aise De 1844 (Paperback)
Halphen-G
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Revue Technique De L'exposition Universelle De Chicago En 1893 (Paperback): Grille-A Revue Technique De L'exposition Universelle De Chicago En 1893 (Paperback)
Grille-A
R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Le Ons  L Mentaires D'histoire Naturelle, Par Demandes Et Par R Ponses,   L'usage Des Enfants (Paperback): Cotte-L Le Ons L Mentaires D'histoire Naturelle, Par Demandes Et Par R Ponses, L'usage Des Enfants (Paperback)
Cotte-L
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
River Out of Eden - A Darwinian View of Life (Paperback): Richard Dawkins River Out of Eden - A Darwinian View of Life (Paperback)
Richard Dawkins
R232 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R40 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The No.1 SUNDAY TIMES bestseller. A fascinating explanation of how evolution works, from bestselling author of THE GOD DELUSION, Richard Dawkins. The river of Dawkins's title is a river of DNA, flowing through time from the beginning of life on earth to the present - and onwards. Dawkins explains that DNA must be thought of as the most sophisticated information system imaginable: 'Life is just bytes and bytes of information,' he writes. Using this perspective, he describes the mechanisms by which evolution has taken place, gradually but inexorably, over a period of three thousand million years. It is the story of how evolution happens, rather than a narrative of what has actually happened in evolution. He discusses current views on the process of human evolution, including the idea that we all trace back to a comparatively recent African 'Eve', and speculates that the 'information explosion' that was unleashed on Earth when DNA came into being has almost certainly happened in other places in the universe.

Game Theory and Politics (Paperback): Steven J. Brams Game Theory and Politics (Paperback)
Steven J. Brams
R353 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This illuminating and instructive survey demonstrates both the insights and the pitfalls that result from applying game theoretic models to the analysis of problems in political science. Using real-life examples, it shows how game theory can explain and elucidate complex political situations, from warfare to presidential vetoes. 1975 edition. 24 figures.

Stuff Matters - Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World (Paperback): Mark Miodownik Stuff Matters - Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World (Paperback)
Mark Miodownik 1
R301 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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