Darwin And The True Story Of The Dinosaurs

Author: Luca Novelli
Publisher: Flashes of Genius
ISBN: 9781613738733
Size: 55.60 MB
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When Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859, he forever altered the way people looked at their place in the world humans were just another animal species that evolved from more primitive life forms. After graduating college, Charles was hired as a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle where he would collect the specimens he would use to make the case for biologic evolution through natural selection. By the time he returned to England in 1836 he was a celebrity, but it would be more than 20 years before he published his groundbreaking work. Darwin s theory ultimately helped Richard Owen solve the riddle of the enormous fossils found all over the world they were not dragon bones of lore, but the remnants of extinct species that once inhabited the earth.Darwin and the True Story of the Dinosaurs is a fast-paced, entertaining biography of the naturalist who changed humankind s understanding of its origins. In addition to its lively story, it includes 220 illustrations, a glossary, and sidebars covering related topics, from fossils to continental drift to medicine in the 19th century."

Einstein And The Time Machine

Author: Luca Novelli
Publisher: Flashes of Genius
ISBN: 9781613738658
Size: 38.36 MB
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Albert Einstein wasn't afraid to think for himself. And as a young man, he had little choice--after barely passing his final exams in college, he couldn't find a job in physics and had to take a job reviewing inventors' patent applications at an office in Bern, Switzerland. But in his free time he wrote papers with fantastical theories. That light is both a wave and a particle. That matter can become energy, and energy can become matter. That space can "bend" and time is relative. Other scientists ignored him at first, but in time would realize he was absolutely correct about nearly everything, and it turned the world of physics upside down. Einstein and the Time Machine is a fast-paced, entertaining biography of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century. In addition to its lively story, it includes 190 illustrations, a glossary, and sidebars covering related topics, from time travel to the Nobel Prize to the origin of the universe--the Big Bang.

The Growth Of Biological Thought

Author: Ernst Mayr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674364462
Size: 78.69 MB
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An incisive study of the development of the biological sciences chronicles the origins, maturation, and modern views of the classification of life forms, the evolution of species, and the inheritance and variation of characteristics

Gesture And Speech

Author: André Leroi-Gourhan
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262121736
Size: 43.50 MB
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Combines in one volume "Technics and Language", in which anthropologist Leroi-Gourhan looks at prehistoric technology in relation to the development of cognitive and liguistic faculties, and "Memory and Rhythms", which addresses instinct and intelligence from a sociological viewpoint.

How Did I Begin

Author: Mick Manning
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1445158604
Size: 30.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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If you choose to share 'the facts of life' with children at a young age, this is the perfect book to do so. It gently guides the reader through each stage of a child's development within the womb with charming illustrations and simple explanations, inviting lots of discussion and providing answers to all those questions. Shortlisted for the Junior Science Book Award (now the Royal Society's Science Prize).