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Plate Tectonics: A Ladybird Expert Book - Discover how our planet works from the inside out (Hardcover): Iain Stewart Plate Tectonics: A Ladybird Expert Book - Discover how our planet works from the inside out (Hardcover)
Iain Stewart 1
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** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR THE INQUISITIVE AND CURIOUS. ** Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. Discover in this accessible and authoritative introduction the fundamental theory of how our dynamic planet works. Written by the celebrated geologist, academic and popular science presenter Iain Stewart, Plate Tectonics explores the Earth as a planetary machine and investigates the people and ideas that changed the way we look at the world. You'll learn about the make up of the Earth in the past and the present, from monsoon-like currents in our planet's radioactive interior to magnetic force lines and what the planet would look like without water. - Our planet as an active living system - The planetary force field - Fault lines that cross continents - How plates tectonics protects life on Earth - And much more . . . Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

101 Things You Don't Know about Science and No One Else Does Either (Hardcover): James S. Trefil 101 Things You Don't Know about Science and No One Else Does Either (Hardcover)
James S. Trefil
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This View of Life - Completing the Darwinian Revolution (Hardcover): David Sloan Wilson This View of Life - Completing the Darwinian Revolution (Hardcover)
David Sloan Wilson
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BTEC First in Applied Science: Principles of Applied Science Unit 1 Revision Workbook (Paperback): Jennifer Stafford-Brown BTEC First in Applied Science: Principles of Applied Science Unit 1 Revision Workbook (Paperback)
Jennifer Stafford-Brown
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Resources designed to support learners of the new next generation BTEC First in Applied Science: Principles of Applied Science specification*. This Revision Workbook is specifically written for the externally assessed Unit 1: Principles of Science in Award 1 of the Level 2 BTEC Firsts in Applied Science. With lots of revision practice and guided questions, guidance on how to answer the extended-writing 6-mark questions, as well as answers, this Workbook is designed to complement classroom and home learning and help students prepare for the external test. * From 2012, Pearson's BTEC First qualifications have been under re-development, so schools and colleges could be teaching the existing 2010 specification or the new next generation 2012-2013 specification. There are different Student Books to support each specification. If learners are unsure, they should check with their teacher or tutor.

Black Holes & Time Warps - Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Paperback, New edition): Kip Thorne Black Holes & Time Warps - Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Paperback, New edition)
Kip Thorne; Foreword by Stephen W Hawking
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Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe?

Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time.

Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers.

n this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know?

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (Paperback): Sam Kean, Tim Folger The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2018 (Paperback)
Sam Kean, Tim Folger
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Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality - The Quantum Mysteries Solved (Paperback, New Ed): John Gribbin Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality - The Quantum Mysteries Solved (Paperback, New Ed)
John Gribbin
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Accessible exploration of one of the most exciting areas of scientific inquiry - the nature of light. Following on from his bestseller, SCHRODINGER'S CAT, John Gribbin presents the recent dramatic improvements in experimental techniques that have enabled physicists to formulate and test new theories about the nature of light. He describes these theories not in terms of hard-to-imagine entities like spinning subnuclear particles, but in terms of the fate of two small cats, separated at a tender age and carried to opposite ends of the universe. In this way Gribbin introduces the reader to such new developments as quantum cryptography, through which unbreakable codes can be made, and goes on to possible future developments such as the idea that the ?entanglement' of quantum particles could be a way to build a STAR TREK style teleportation machine.

Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference (Paperback, International Edition): Donald T.... Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference (Paperback, International Edition)
Donald T. Campbell, Thomas D. Cook, William R. Shadish
R797 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R120 (15%) In stock

This long awaited successor of the original Cook/Campbell Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings represents updates in the field over the last two decades. The book covers four major topics in field experimentation:

The Cartoon Guide to Physics (Paperback, HarperPerennial ed): Larry Gonick, Art Huffman The Cartoon Guide to Physics (Paperback, HarperPerennial ed)
Larry Gonick, Art Huffman; Illustrated by Larry Gonick
R346 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R105 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit card bill -- if you imagine that Ohm's Law dictates how long to meditate -- if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car -- you need The Cartoon Guide to Physics to set you straight.

You don't have to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Physics explains them all: velocity, acceleration, explosions, electricity and magnetism, circuits -- even a taste of relativity theory -- and much more, in simple, clear, and, yes, funny illustrations. Physics will never be the same!

Science Research Writing For Non-native Speakers Of English (Paperback): Hilary Glasman-Deal Science Research Writing For Non-native Speakers Of English (Paperback)
Hilary Glasman-Deal
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This book is designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English. It can also be used by English speakers and is a practical, user-friendly book intended as a fast, do-it-yourself guide for those whose English language proficiency is above intermediate. The approach is based on material developed from teaching graduate students at Imperial College London and has been extensively piloted. The book guides the reader through the process of writing science research and will also help with writing a Master's or Doctoral thesis in English. Science writing is much easier than it looks because the structure and language are conventional. The aim of this book is to help the reader discover a template or model for science research writing and then to provide the grammar and vocabulary tools needed to operate that model. There are five units: Introduction, Methodology, Results, Discussion/Conclusion and Abstract. The reader develops a model for each section of the research article through sample texts and exercises; this is followed by a Grammar and Writing Skills section designed to respond to frequently-asked questions as well as a Vocabulary list including examples of how the words and phrases are to be used.

Physical Sciences, Fet level 3 - Textbook (Paperback): Physical Sciences, Fet level 3 - Textbook (Paperback)
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Knowing Her Place - Positioning Women in Science (Paperback): Valerie Bevan, Caroline Gatrell Knowing Her Place - Positioning Women in Science (Paperback)
Valerie Bevan, Caroline Gatrell
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More women are studying science at university and they consistently outperform men. Yet, still, significantly fewer women than men hold prestigious jobs in science. Why should this occur? What prevents women from achieving as highly as men in science? And why are so few women positioned as `creative genius' research scientists? Drawing upon the views of 47 (female and male) scientists, Bevan and Gatrell explore why women are less likely than men to become eminent in their profession. They observe three mechanisms which perpetuate women's lowered `place' in science: subtle masculinities (whereby certain forms of masculinity are valued over womanhood); (m)otherhood (in which women's potential for maternity positions them as `other'), and the image of creative genius which is associated with male bodies, excluding women from research roles.

The Astounding Science Puzzle Book (Paperback): Matt Brown The Astounding Science Puzzle Book (Paperback)
Matt Brown 1
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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.

Think I'll Go Eat a Worm (Paperback): Amy Wright Think I'll Go Eat a Worm (Paperback)
Amy Wright
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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
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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

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Applied Science (Paperback): Stephen Hoare, Paul Hatherly, Debbie Brunt, Mike Hill, Roya... Cambridge Technicals Level 3 Applied Science (Paperback)
Stephen Hoare, Paul Hatherly, Debbie Brunt, Mike Hill, Roya Vahdati-Moghaddam
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Exam Board: Cambridge Level: KS4 Subject: Science First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2017 Support your teaching of the new Cambridge Technicals 2016 suite with Cambridge Technical Level 3 Laboratory Skills, developed in partnership between OCR and Hodder Education; this textbook covers content in each specialist pathway and ensures your ability to deliver a flexible course that is both vocationally focused and academically thorough. Cambridge Technical Level 3 Laboratory Skills is matched to the new specification and includes units for the specialist pathways in environmental science, food science and human science. - Ensures effective teaching of each specialist pathway offered within the qualification. - Focuses learning on the skills, knowledge and understanding demanded from employers and universities. - Provides ideas and exercises for the application of practical skills and knowledge. - Developed in partnership between Hodder Education and OCR, guaranteeing quality resources which match the specification perfectly

Mathematics - Its Content, Methods and Meaning (Paperback): A.D. Aleksandrov, A.N. Kolmogorov, M.A. Lavrentev Mathematics - Its Content, Methods and Meaning (Paperback)
A.D. Aleksandrov, A.N. Kolmogorov, M.A. Lavrentev
R701 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R223 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "...nothing less than a major contribution to the scientific culture of this world," this major survey features the work of 18 outstanding mathematicians. Primary subjects include analytic geometry, algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, the calculus of variations, functions of a complex variable, prime numbers, and theories of probability and functions. Other topics include linear and non-Euclidean geometry, topology, functional analysis, more. 1963 ed.

Basic Science and Electronics - Electrical Installation Series: Foundation Course (Paperback, New edition): Basic Science and Electronics - Electrical Installation Series: Foundation Course (Paperback, New edition)
R766 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R120 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This study book is designed to give the background Electrical Science required for basic Electrical Installation work. It covers Science, Electronics, Sources of Electricity and their Effects, and Associated Mathematics. The Electronics topics are covered in a way that is related to Electrical Installation work. The construction and use of components considers how they can be tested and, if necessary, replaced.

Funding Ranking 2009 - Institutions - Regions - Networks Thematic Profiles of Higher Education Institutions and Non-University... Funding Ranking 2009 - Institutions - Regions - Networks Thematic Profiles of Higher Education Institutions and Non-University Research Institutions in Light of Publicly Funded Research (Paperback)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Dfg)
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Following on from previous publications in 1997, 2000, 2003 and2006, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German ResearchFoundation) presents its fifth "Funding Ranking", an overview ofthe distribution of awards to universities and non-universityresearch institutions in Germany. The scope of the report hasincreased considerably compared to previous editions. Alongside thereport's central indicator - DFG awards per individual researchinstitution - the document also covers a wide range of additionalindicators regarding publicly financed research in one of theworld's leading industrial countries. For the first time, the report also includes information on R&Dfunding for selected federal programmes, for thematic prioritieswithin the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme, and forcollaborative industrial research funded by the German Federationof Industrial Cooperative Research Associations "Otto vonGuericke". The third party funding indicators, which each depictindividual aspects of publicly financed research, represent intotal approximately 80 percent of all public third party fundingfor university research.

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
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The End of Animal Farming - How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food (Hardcover): Jacy... The End of Animal Farming - How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food (Hardcover)
Jacy Reese
R513 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Wonders of Creation - Design in a Fallen World (Hardcover): Stuart Burgess, Andy McIntosh Wonders of Creation - Design in a Fallen World (Hardcover)
Stuart Burgess, Andy McIntosh; Edited by Brian Edwards
R532 R415 Discovery Miles 4 150 Save R117 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Life on Mars? - Case for a Cosmic Heritage (Hardcover): Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe Life on Mars? - Case for a Cosmic Heritage (Hardcover)
Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe; Volume editing by Paul R. Goddard
R421 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R137 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This text expounds in a logical and scientific manner the idea that life did not originate on earth, but was added to it from the comets. When Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe first made this proposal in the 1970s, they had few takers - because the theory flew in the face of established beliefs. This text argues that in recent years, evidence to support this theory has accumulated from many different directions and grown to the point of being compelling. This work should be of value to readers interested in general science, the origin of man and the meaning of life.

The Dutch Polder Model in science and research (Paperback, 0): Wim Saarloos, Jos Dijck The Dutch Polder Model in science and research (Paperback, 0)
Wim Saarloos, Jos Dijck
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Scientific research in the Netherlands is doing remarkably well. Dutch researchers, universities and institutes reside at or near the top of international rankings. [-]In this essay, Jos van Dijck and Wim van Saarloos, the president and vice-president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), explore how such a small country could become a global player in science and research. They highlight interconnectedness, collaboration, trust, and interwoven research and education among the quintessentially Dutch factors that paved the way to the success. [-]They also show, however, that the country's efforts to reach the top sometimes chip away at these trusted foundations. Investments in its research base are lagging, and some typically Dutch strengths have recently come under pressure. [-]They close off with some suggestions on how the country may turn the tide, prolong its great achievements, and ensure a leading role for Dutch research in the nation's future.[-]

Introduction to Meta-Analysis (Hardcover): Michael Borenstein, Larry V. Hedges, Julian P. T. Higgins, Hannah Rothstein Introduction to Meta-Analysis (Hardcover)
Michael Borenstein, Larry V. Hedges, Julian P. T. Higgins, Hannah Rothstein
R973 R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Save R263 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology. "Introduction to Meta-Analysis" Outlines the role of meta-analysis in the research processShows how to compute effects sizes and treatment effectsExplains the fixed-effect and random-effects models for synthesizing dataDemonstrates how to assess and interpret variation in effect size across studiesClarifies concepts using text and figures, followed by formulas and examplesExplains how to avoid common mistakes in meta-analysisDiscusses controversies in meta-analysisFeatures a web site with additional material and exercises

"A superb combination of lucid prose and informative graphics, written by four of the world's" "leading experts on all aspects of meta-analysis. Borenstein, Hedges, Higgins, and Rothstein" "provide a refreshing departure from cookbook approaches with their clear explanations of" "the what and why of meta-analysis. The book is ideal as a course textbook or for self-study." "My students, who used pre-publication versions of some of the chapters, raved about the" "clarity of the explanations and examples." David Rindskopf, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, & Editor of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.""

"The approach taken by" Introduction to Meta-analysis "is intended to be primarily conceptual, " "and it is amazingly successful at achieving that goal. The reader can comfortably skip the" "formulas and still understand their application and underlying motivation. For the more" "statistically sophisticated reader, the relevant formulas and worked examples provide a superb" "practical guide to performing a meta-analysis. The book provides an eclectic mix of examples" "from education, social science, biomedical studies, and even ecology. For anyone considering" "leading a course in meta-analysis, or pursuing self-directed study, Introduction to" "Meta-analysis would be a clear first choice." Jesse A. Berlin, ScD

Introduction to Meta-Analysis "is an excellent resource for novices and experts alike. The book" "provides a clear and comprehensive presentation of all basic and most advanced approaches" "to meta-analysis. This book will be referenced for decades." Michael A. McDaniel, Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Virginia Commonwealth University

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