But far from being just a big rock out in space, the Moon has a phenomenal power over the earth, with its ability to create great waves, dictate the length of the day and summon the seasons. She uncovers the way the Moon has captured our imaginations, contemplates how it was formed, and uncovers why we need the Moon to protect our fragile earth.
Using items in the NASA archive together with expert narrative guidance, this history of how Americans got to space begins with Wernher von Braun's vision for voyaging to Mars and ends with Elon Musk's contemporary plan to get there. It covers the founding of NASA, the first American astronauts in space, the moon landings, the Challenger disaster, and the Hubble Telescope repairs--
This book explores the lives and achievements of two Irish sisters, Edith and Florence Stoney, who pioneered the use of new electromedical technologies, especially X-rays but also ultraviolet radiation and diathermy.
In 1965 Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered the heat afterglow of the big bang.
- How Satyendra Nath Bose and Albert Einstein in 1924 predicted the existence of a weird state of matter close to absolute zero in which trillions of atoms behave as a single entity.
Isaac Newton has become an intellectual avatar for our modern age, the man who, as even children know, was inspired to codify nature's laws by watching an apple fall from a tree. This book is a cultural history of the interrelated origins of modern science, the concept of a genius and fame.
Love drugs and anti-love drugs exist and more powerful versions will be available in the near future: What are the ethics of using them, how will they affect society, and will they take the magic out of love? A cutting-edge book by two prominent ethicists on 'love drugs', and the implications they may have for us all. -- .
Introducing Meteorology provides a succinct overview of the science of the. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting.
Cats have mastered the art of chilling out and, with a little help from this book, now you can too! Turn to this collection of care-free kitties for a dose of relaxation and inspiration. It's the purr-fect way to press 'paws' and enjoy a few moments of peace and quiet.
Of the 1586 lunar craters that have been named to honor scientists and philosophers, only 28 honor a woman. Who were these women? This book recounts their exemplary lives and inspiring achievements. Along the way, the book explains some of the science, and provides interesting facts about the Moon.