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.
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.
The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human ageing, covering both theory and clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine.
In the depths of the Cotswolds, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, lies one of the most beautiful tree gardens in the world. Known as Westonbirt Arboretum. Here you can find around 15,000 trees, each one lovingly labelled. Illustrated with artwork depicting the tree and leaf, this book will educate and entertain with features of landscape.
This is the story of our search for life on other planets, from 16th-century heretic Giordano Bruno to the Kepler Space Telescope today. Astronomer Lucas Ellerbroek interviews the leading figures in the field, to give first-hand accounts of the modern history of exo-planet hunting.
Science is Beautiful collects the most fascinating microscopic photographs of our diseases along with the medicines we use to treat them.Featured are some of the most illuminating microscopic images of bacteria, viruses and cancers ever captured. These photographs are profoundly fascinating - and also beautiful.
The history of the computer is entwined with that of the modern world and most famously with the life of one man, Alan Turing. How did this device, which first appeared a mere 50 years ago, come to structure and dominate our lives so totally? An enlightening mini-biography of a brilliant but troubled man.
What does it mean if a mind can exist unharmed within a deeply damaged brain?Through cutting edge research and case studies that are poignant, tragic and uplifting, Dr Owen maps this inner universe of the self, showing us what it means to be alive and human.