By Edward Hooper
Hailed either for its revelations and its extreme clarity, this amazing paintings of investigative reporting examines the myriad theories in regards to the foundation of AIDS -- and provides compelling facts that an experimental polio vaccine administered in Africa within the Fifties ended in probably the most devastating infectious ailments in human history.
-- The book will coincide with international AIDS knowledge Day.
-- this can be a landmark paintings -- the fruits of a decade of analysis, related to greater than six hundred interviews and research of greater than 4,000 clinical texts.
-- Readers of Laurie Garrett's the arriving Plague, Gina Kolata's Flu, and Randy Shilts's And the Band performed On can be excited about The River.
By Richard Phillips Feynman, Laurie M. Brown
It is a selection of medical papers by means of Richard Feynman, well known for his or her great content material and the author's notable variety. they're grouped by means of subject: direction necessary method of the principles of quantum mechanics and quantum box thought, renormalized quantum electrodynamics, concept of superfluid liquid helium, idea of the Fermi interplay, polarons, gravitation, partons, machine thought, and extra. reviews on Feynman's issues are supplied via the editor, including biographical notes and a whole bibliography of Feynman's guides.
By Leon N. Cooper
Does technological know-how have limits? the place does order come from? do we comprehend recognition? Written by way of Nobel Laureate Leon N. Cooper, this ebook locations urgent medical questions within the broader context of the way they relate to human adventure. broadly thought of to be a hugely unique philosopher, Cooper has written and given talks on a wide number of matters, starting from the connection among artwork and technological know-how, attainable limits of technological know-how, to the relevance of the Turing attempt. those essays and talks were introduced jointly for the 1st time during this interesting ebook, giving readers a chance to event Cooper's precise viewpoint on various topics. Tackling a various spectrum of subject matters, from the clash of religion and technological know-how as to if realizing neural networks could lead on to machines that imagine like people, this booklet will captivate somebody attracted to the interplay of technological know-how with society.
By Thierry Goudon
This e-book offers the mathematical foundation for investigating numerically equations from physics, existence sciences or engineering. instruments for research and algorithms are faced to a wide set of correct examples that convey the problems and the constraints of the main naïve techniques. those examples not just give you the chance to place into perform mathematical statements, yet modeling concerns also are addressed intimately, throughout the mathematical perspective.
By Joseph Rosen
1. what's Symmetry? -- 2. the math of Symmetry: team concept -- three. workforce concept endured -- four. Symmetry: The Formalism -- five. program of Symmetry -- 6. Approximate Symmetry and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking -- 7. Symmetry in approaches, Conservation, and Cosmic concerns -- eight. Symmetry: the idea that -- nine. Symmetry in technology -- 10. extra Symmetry in technology
By Carolyn Johnsen
The yank public, govt, and the inside track media continuously grapple with myriad coverage matters relating to technology and know-how. these matters contain worldwide warming, power, stem-cell examine, future health care, youth autism, nutrients safeguard, and genetics, to call yet a number of. while the general public is proficient on such issues, percentages enhance for reasoned coverage judgements. reporters have in most cases bridged the distance among scientists and the general public, however the instances now demand extra engagement from the specialists. The authors during this assortment write convincingly approximately why scientists and engineers may still shake off their ivory-tower reticence and take technological know-how to the people. Taking technology to the folks calls on scientists and engineers to shine their writing and conversing abilities with the intention to converse extra basically approximately their paintings to the general public, coverage makers, and journalists who hide technological know-how. The authors symbolize a variety of event and authority, together with exotic scientists who write good approximately technological know-how, federal officers who converse to Congress approximately technological know-how, and technological know-how newshounds who weigh in with their very own services. during this long-overdue quantity, scientists, engineers, and newshounds will locate either a resounding reason for speaking good approximately technological know-how and lots of functional equipment for doing so.
By Evelyn Reed
Primatology and prejudice --
Sociobiology and pseudoscience --
An resolution to "The Nake Ape" and different books on aggression --
Lionel Riger's "Men in Groups": self-portrait of a woman-hater --
Anthropology and feminism: an trade of perspectives --
The problem of the matriarchy --
The misconceptions of Claude Levi-Strauss on "The basic constructions of Kinship" --
Evolutionism and antievolutionism.
By Jean-Christophe Zufferey
This e-book demonstrates how bio-inspiration can result in totally self sustaining flying robots with out hoping on exterior aids. so much latest aerial robots fly in open skies, faraway from hindrances, and depend on exterior beacons, more often than not GPS,to localise and navigate. in spite of the fact that, those robots can not fly at low altitude or in limited environments, and but this poses completely no hassle to bugs. certainly, flying bugs show effective flight keep watch over features in advanced environments regardless of their restricted weight and comparatively tiny mind size.
From sensor suite to regulate ideas, the literature on flying bugs is reviewed from an engineering viewpoint in an effort to extract beneficial ideas which are then utilized to the synthesis of synthetic indoor flyers. synthetic evolution can be utilised to go looking for replacement keep watch over platforms and behaviors that fit the restrictions of small flying robots. in particular, the fundamental sensory modalities of bugs, imaginative and prescient, gyroscopes and airflow feel, are utilized to enhance navigation controllers for indoor flying robots. those robots are able to mapping sensor details onto actuator instructions in actual time to keep up altitude, stabilize the direction and stay away from hindrances. the main famous results of this novel procedure is a 10-gram microflyer able to absolutely self sustaining operation in an office-sized room utilizing fly-inspired imaginative and prescient, inertial and airspeed sensors.
This ebook is meant for all these inautonomous robotics,in academia and undefined.
By José Chabás
The Alfonsine Tables turned the most computing instrument for astronomers for approximately 250 years, from their compilation in Toledo ca. 1272 to the variation in 1551 of latest tables in accordance with Copernicus's astronomical versions. It consisted of a collection of astronomical tables which, through the years, was once offered in lots of varied codecs. Giovanni Bianchini (d. after 1469), an astronomer energetic in Ferrara, Italy, used to be one of the few students of that prolonged interval to bring together a coherent and insightful set in response to the Alfonsine Tables. His tables, defined and analyzed the following for the 1st time, performed a awesome position within the transmission of the Alfonsine Tables and of their transition from manuscript to print. Medieval and Early smooth Science, 10