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Just Six Numbers

Just Six Numbers

The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

  • Author: Martin Rees
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0786723580
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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Just Six Numbers

Just Six Numbers

The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

  • Author: Martin Rees
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0786723580
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6954
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DivThe genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists/div

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity

  • Author: Lee Smolin
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465013244
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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"It would be hard to imagine a better guide to this difficult subject."--Scientific American In Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, Lee Smolin provides an accessible overview of the attempts to build a final "theory of everything." He explains in simple terms what scientists are talking about when they say the world is made from exotic entities such as loops, strings, and black holes and tells the fascinating stories behind these discoveries: the rivalries, epiphanies, and intrigues he witnessed firsthand. "Provocative, original, and unsettling." -The New York Review of Books "An excellent writer, a creative thinker."-Nature

Inside Graduate Admissions

Inside Graduate Admissions

Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

  • Author: Julie R. Posselt
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674915666
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 262
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Advanced degrees are necessary for careers that once required only a college education. Yet little has been written about who gets into grad school and why. Julie Posselt pulls back the curtain on this secret process, revealing how faculty evaluate applicants in top-ranked doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Cosmic Jackpot

Cosmic Jackpot

Why Our Universe is Just Right for Life

  • Author: P. C. W. Davies
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618592265
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 315
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The physicist-author of The Mind of God looks at cutting-edge scientific discoveries to explore why many of the fundamental features of the physical universe--from the speed of light to the carbon atom--seem tailor-made to produce life, offering a revealing study of the radical multiverse theory and its implications in terms of the nature of reality, time, life, and the cosmos. 35,000 first printing.

The Ancestor's Tale

The Ancestor's Tale

A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547525125
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 688
  • View: 1967
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With unparalleled wit, clarity, and intelligence, Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most renowned evolutionary biologists, has introduced countless readers to the wonders of science in works such as The Selfish Gene. Now, in The Ancestor's Tale, Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago. Throughout the journey Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and a riveting read.

Our Final Hour

Our Final Hour

A Scientist's Warning

  • Author: Martin Rees
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 9780786740697
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 5050 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life.

Gravity's Fatal Attraction

Gravity's Fatal Attraction

Black Holes in the Universe

  • Author: Mitchell Begelman,Martin Rees
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316139468
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Richly illustrated with the images from observatories on the ground and in space, and computer simulations, this book shows how black holes were discovered, and discusses our current understanding of their role in cosmic evolution. This second edition covers new discoveries made in the past decade, including definitive proof of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way, evidence that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating, and the new appreciation of the connection between black holes and galaxy formation. There are entirely new chapters on gamma-ray bursts and cosmic feedback. Begelman and Rees blend theoretical arguments with observational results to demonstrate how both approaches contributed to this subject. Clear illustrations and photographs reveal the strange and amazing workings of our universe. The engaging style makes this book suitable for introductory undergraduate courses, amateur astronomers, and all readers interested in astronomy and physics.

From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science

  • Author: Martin Rees
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393083985
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 160
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One of our greatest scientific minds reflect on the role of science in the twenty-first century. Science is often portrayed as an obscure, difficult discipline, governed by elite researchers and inaccessible to the general public. In this riveting, inspiring new book, preeminent astrophysicist Martin Rees overturns this view, urging improved communication between researchers and laypeople. In order to shape debates over healthcare, energy policy,space travel, and other vital issues, ordinary citizens must develop a “feel” for science—the one truly global culture—and engage directly with research rather than relying on pundits’ and politicians’ interpretations. Recognized as an expert on the political and ethical impact of science, Rees demonstrate show we must solve the new challenges we face—from population growth to climate change—by devising strategies with a long-term, global perspective. In the process, he offers insights into the prospects for future discoveries while also explaining science’s intrinsic limits. Just as importantly, Rees reminds us that science should be a source of pleasure and wonder for specialists and nonspecialists alike.

Confident Data Skills

Confident Data Skills

Master the Fundamentals of Working with Data and Supercharge Your Career

  • Author: Kirill Eremenko
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749481552
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 272
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Data science is the most exciting skill you can master. Data has dramatically changed how our world works. From entertainment to politics, from technology to advertising and from science to the business world, data is integral and its only limit is our imagination. If you want to have a vibrant and valuable professional life, being skilled with data is the key to a cutting-edge career. Learning how to work with data may seem intimidating or difficult but with Confident Data Skills you will be able to master the fundamentals and supercharge your professional abilities. This essential book covers data mining, preparing data, analysing data, communicating data, financial modelling, visualizing insights and presenting data through film making and dynamic simulations. In-depth international case studies from a wide range of organizations, including Netflix, LinkedIn, Goodreads, Deep Blue, Alpha Go and Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. show successful data techniques in practice and inspire you to turn knowledge into innovation. Confident Data Skills also provides insightful guidance on how you can use data skills to enhance your employability and improve how your industry or company works through your data skills. Expert author and instructor, Kirill Eremenko, is committed to making the complex simple and inspiring you to have the confidence to develop an understanding, adeptness and love of data.

The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm

How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World

  • Author: Pedro Domingos
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465061923
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1383
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"Wonderfully erudite, humorous, and easy to read." --KDNuggets In the world's top research labs and universities, the race is on to invent the ultimate learning algorithm: one capable of discovering any knowledge from data, and doing anything we want, before we even ask. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos lifts the veil to give us a peek inside the learning machines that power Google, Amazon, and your smartphone. He assembles a blueprint for the future universal learner-the Master Algorithm-and discusses what it will mean for business, science, and society. If data-ism is today's philosophy, this book is its bible.

On the Future

On the Future

Prospects for Humanity

  • Author: Martin Rees
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780691180441
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
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A provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science from world-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes--good and bad--are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterized by short-term thinking, polarizing debates, alarmist rhetoric, and pessimism. In this short, exhilarating book, renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees argues that humanity's prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow. The future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges. If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, we must think rationally, globally, collectively, and optimistically about the long term. Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics, and artificial intelligence--if pursued and applied wisely--could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war. At the same time, further advances in space science will allow humans to explore the solar system and beyond with robots and AI. But there is no "Plan B" for Earth--no viable alternative within reach if we do not care for our home planet. Rich with fascinating insights into cutting-edge science and technology, this accessible book will captivate anyone who wants to understand the critical issues that will define the future of humanity on Earth and beyond.

Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces

Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

  • Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465025293
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

The Sciencebook

The Sciencebook

Everything You Need to Know about the World and how it Works

  • Author: National Geographic,National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426208081
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 431
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Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detailed text that is complemented by visually arresting graphics. Six major sections are further broken down into subsections that encompass everything from microscopic life to nuclear power.

Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

  • Author: Joshua Foer
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101475973
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory. From the United States Memory Championship to deep within the author's own mind, this is an electrifying work of journalism that reminds us that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. From the Trade Paperback edition.

MONEY Master the Game

MONEY Master the Game

7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

  • Author: Tony Robbins
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476757879
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 688
  • View: 3458
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In his first book in two decades, Anthony Robbins turns to the topic that vexes us all: How to secure financial freedom for ourselves and for our families. “If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down” (Forbes.com). Tony Robbins is one of the most revered writers and thinkers of our time. People from all over the world—from the disadvantaged to the well-heeled, from twenty-somethings to retirees—credit him for giving them the inspiration and the tools for transforming their lives. From diet and fitness, to business and leadership, to relationships and self-respect, Tony Robbins’s books have changed people in profound and lasting ways. Now, for the first time, he has assembled an invaluable “distillation of just about every good personal finance idea of the last forty years” (The New York Times). Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. With advice about taking control of your financial decisions, to setting up a savings and investing plan, to destroying myths about what it takes to save and invest, to setting up a “lifetime income plan,” the book brims with advice and practices for making the financial game not only winnable—but providing financial freedom for the rest of your life. “Put MONEY on your short list of new books to read…It’s that good” (Marketwatch.com).

Art of Doing Science and Engineering

Art of Doing Science and Engineering

Learning to Learn

  • Author: Richard R. Hamming
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482283190
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 376
  • View: 5735
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Highly effective thinking is an art that engineers and scientists can be taught to develop. By presenting actual experiences and analyzing them as they are described, the author conveys the developmental thought processes employed and shows a style of thinking that leads to successful results is something that can be learned. Along with spectacular successes, the author also conveys how failures contributed to shaping the thought processes. Provides the reader with a style of thinking that will enhance a person's ability to function as a problem-solver of complex technical issues. Consists of a collection of stories about the author's participation in significant discoveries, relating how those discoveries came about and, most importantly, provides analysis about the thought processes and reasoning that took place as the author and his associates progressed through engineering problems.

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

  • Author: Naomi Oreskes,Erik M. Conway
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1608193942
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 355
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"Anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should read this book."-Al Gore

Peak

Peak

Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

  • Author: Anders Ericsson,Robert Pool
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544456254
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 336
  • View: 5149
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“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin “Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [Peak]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—Fortune Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you. “The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of The Talent Code “Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

Influence (rev)

Influence (rev)

The Psychology of Persuasion

  • Author: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0688128165
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 320
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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"-and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader-and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success.