All About Chemistry

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241250587

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4200

An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask... Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? All About Chemistry takes an amazing look at the what, why and how of science. From the geeky Greeks to explosive elements kids can enter a world of discovery as they find out the extraordinary way our world works. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
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Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115102

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 7060

Stephen Hawkings Vermächtnis In seinem letzten Buch gibt Stephen Hawking Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit und nimmt uns mit auf eine persönliche Reise durch das Universum seiner Weltanschauung. Seine Gedanken zu Ursprung und Zukunft der Menschheit sind zugleich eine Mahnung, unseren Heimatplaneten besser vor den Gefahren unserer Gegenwart zu schützen. Zugänglich und klar finden Sie in diesem Buch Hawkings Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. - Warum gibt es uns Menschen überhaupt? - Und woher kommen wir? - Gibt es im Weltall andere intelligente Lebewesen? - Existiert Gott? - In welchem Zustand befindet sich unser Heimatplanet? - Werden wir auf der Erde überleben? - Retten oder zerstören uns Naturwissenschaften und Technik? - Hilft uns die künstliche Intelligenz, die Erde zu bewahren? - Können wir den Weltraum bevölkern? - Wie werden wir die Schwächsten – Kinder, Kranke, alte Menschen – schützen? - Wie werden wir unsere Kinder erziehen? Brillanter Physiker, revolutionärer Kosmologe, unerschütterlicher Optimist. Für Stephen Hawking bergen die Weiten des Universums nicht nur naturwissenschaftliche Geheimnisse. In seinem persönlichsten Buch beantwortet der Autor die großen Fragen des menschlichen Lebens und spricht die wichtigsten Themen unserer Zeit an. Zugänglich und klar erläutert er die Folgen des menschlichen Fortschritts – vom Klimawandel bis hin zu künstlicher Intelligenz – und diskutiert seine Gefahren. Hier finden Sie Hawkings Antworten auf die Urfragen der Menschheit. Ein großer Appell an politische Machthaber und jeden Einzelnen von uns, unseren bedrohten Heimatplaneten besser zu schützen.
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It's Elementary!

Putting the crackle into chemistry

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405325690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 376

This children's book takes the everyday matter of chemistry and transforms it into a subject of wonder, fun and discovery. It's Elementary! is full of amazing facts, fantastic images and an incredible world of elements to explore. From the stone age to twentieth century, readers can follow the story of ever increasing knowledge of what the elements are and how they are in everything around us. All the basics are here, but in a way that readers can relate to, like finding out what elements make the colours in a firework and what's in a bottle of mineral water. It's Elementary! is not just a reference book: it's an interactive book that gets readers thinking and appeals to readers of all ages.
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Der stumme Frühling

Author: Rachel Carson

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406704220

Category: Nature

Page: 348

View: 5398

Der stumme Frühling erschien erstmals 1962. Der Titel bezieht sich auf das eingangs erzählte Märchen von der blühenden Stadt, in der sich eine seltsame, schleichende Seuche ausbreitet … Das spannend geschriebene Sachbuch wirkte bei seinem Erscheinen wie ein Alarmsignal und avancierte rasch zur Bibel der damals entstehendenÖkologie-Bewegung. ZumerstenMal wurde hier in eindringlichem Appell die Fragwürdigkeit des chemischen Pflanzenschutzes dargelegt. An einer Fülle von Tatsachen machte Rachel Carson seine schädlichen Auswirkungen auf die Natur und die Menschen deutlich. Ihre Warnungen haben seither nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren.
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Cracking the AP Chemistry

2004-2005

Author: Paul Foglino,Princeton Review

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375763823

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 9221

Provides techniques for achieving high scores on the AP chemistry exam and includes full-length practice tests.
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The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Robert C. Solomon,Kathleen M. Higgins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133610641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 9993

Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. You'll explore timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, gaining the context you need for an understanding of the foundational issues, as well as the confidence to establish your own informed positions on these big questions. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Surviving Chemistry AP Exam 2014-2015

Questions for Exam Practice

Author: Effiong Eyo

Publisher: E3 Scholastic Publishing

ISBN: 1497504600

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 7520

Surviving Chemistry AP Exam 2014 - 2015. Completely revised to fit the new AP Chemistry 6 Big Ideas concepts, testing and scoring formats. The only book that you need the last couple of weeks before your exam. . 14 Days of organized and engaging practice question sets. . 4 total AP Practice Exams for a great chance at a 5. . Easy to use Scoring Guidelines to all Free Response questions. . Clean, simplified, and easy-to-understand Answers with Clean and Clear Explanations. . Easy to use Scoring Worksheet to determine your AP Chem score for all 4 practice tests. . Over 20 PES, mass spec and analysis questions. . Over 100 questions based on graphs, diagrams and tables. . A question or more for just about every Learning Objective. We took our time to remove, revise, and/or replace over 90% of the questions from our 2013 Edition. Our book is 2014 Ready!! Please preview.
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50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know

Author: Hayley Birch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848666683

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6900

Chemistry is at the cutting edge of our lives. How does a silicon chip work? How can we harness natural products to combat human disease? And is it possible to create artificial muscles? Providing answers to these questions and many more, 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know is an engaging guide to the world of chemistry. From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology, chemistry offers some fascinating insights into our origins, as well as continuing to revolutionize life as we know it. In 50 short instalments, this accessible book discusses everything from the arguments of the key thinkers to the latest research methods, using timelines to place each theory in context - telling you all you need to know about the most important ideas in chemistry, past and present. Contents include: Thermodynamics, Catalysts, Fermentation, Green Chemistry, Separation, Crystallography, Microfabrication, Computational Chemistry, Chemistry Occurring in Nature, Manmade Solutions: Beer, Plastic, Artificial Muscles and Hydrogen Future.
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1,001 GED Practice Questions For Dummies

Author: Stuart Donnelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119301009

Category: Study Aids

Page: 464

View: 2711

1,001 practice opportunities for passing the GED test Ready to take the GED test? Get a head start on a high score with 1,001 GED Test Practice Questions For Dummies. Inside, you'll find 1,001 practice questions on all four sections of the GED test: Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies, and Reading & Language Arts. All of the question types and formats you'll encounter on the exam are here, so you can study, practice, and increase your chances of scoring higher on the big day. Earning a passing score on the GED test will boost your self-esteem, enable you to continue your education, and qualify you for better-paying jobs—it's a win-win! If you're preparing for this important exam, there are 1,001 opportunities in this guide to roll up your sleeves, put your nose to the grindstone, and get the confidence to perform your very best. Includes free, one-year access to practice questions online Offers 1,001 GED test practice questions—from easy to hard Lets you track your progress, see where you need more help, and create customized question sets Provides detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every question Study with the book or study online—or do a little of both—and get ready to pass the GED test with flying colors!
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The Big Questions

Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics and Physics

Author: Steven E. Landsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847399290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1048

What's wrong with stealing? What's the best way to blood test a pot-bellied pig? Should we tolerate intolerance? In the wake of his enormously popular books, The Armchair Economistand More Sex is Safer Sex, Steven Landsburg uses concepts from maths, economics and physics to address the big questions in philosophy: Where does knowledge come from? What's the difference between right and wrong? Do our beliefs matter? Is it possible to know everything? Provocative, utterly entertaining and always surprising, The Big Questions challenges readers to re-evaluate their most fundamental beliefs and reveals the relationship between the loftiest philosophical quests and our everyday lives.
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Chemistry

The Practical Science

Author: Paul B. Kelter,Michael D. Mosher,Andrew Scott

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618000720

Category: Science

Page: 1055

View: 6963

From core concepts to current applications, Chemistry: The Practical Science promotes an interrogative approach that develops effective problem solvers and critical thinkers for today's world. Using the text and its pedagogical features as a model, students learn to appreciate the role of questioning in the process of chemistry and begin to think like chemists. In addition, applications woven throughout the narrative, examples, and exercises present core chemical concepts in the context of everyday life. This integrated approach encourages curiosity and demonstrates the relevance of chemistry and its uses in students' lives, their future careers, and their world. Chemistry introduces new topics as an instructor would in the classroom. The authors' approach to problem solving prompts students to begin by asking questions about the topic, think critically to arrive at a solution, evaluate their answers, and uncover related information about the concepts being explored. A dynamic art program, comprehensive end-of-chapter materials, and powerful technology resources complete this innovative textbook program. Real-world applications integrated throughout the chapter-opening case studies, examples, and exercises demonstrate why chemistry matters, as well as its uses in industry, the human body, and the environment. Boxed essays explore scientific applications; connections between nano-level interactions and chemistry at the macro level; and current, controversial topics related to chemistry. In addition, Applications Icons highlight Chemical Encounters and other real-world applications in the narrative. Sample worked-out exercises complement the authors' problem-solving approach and help students develop critical-thinking skills. Each exercise begins with a Question, followed by First Thoughts to capture and maintain student interest. The worked-out Solution, accompanied by Further Insights, extends the concept. Finally, Practice problems and corresponding End-of-Chapter Exercises provide an opportunity for students to apply this approach independently. Designed for optimal student support, Here's What We Know So Far in-chapter summaries reinforce complex or important chemical concepts, and The Bottom Line end-of-chapter reviews highlight the main topics of each chapter and provide key words with definitions and page references for further review. End-of-chapter problems test students' understanding of key concepts and problem-solving skills. Organized by chapter section and in pairs, Skills Review and Chemical Applications and Practices are followed by increasingly challenging Comprehensive Problems and Thinking Beyond the Calculation exercises that involve multiple concepts. The dynamic art program promotes visual learning and resonates with students who expect exciting and appealing graphics. Molecular-level illustrations of key concepts help students connect nanoscale activity to macroscale phenomena, while electrostatic potential maps use vibrant colors to demonstrate the distribution of electrons within a molecule. For further visual learning, the HM ClassPresent CD offers scaleable, searchable animations and lab demonstration videos for use in classroom presentations. The innovative technology program reinforces concepts and allows students to practice problem-solving strategies. Interactive teaching and learning tools—from Chemwork interactive homework problems to video lessons from Thinkwell—present content in a variety of formats to meet different learning styles. Accuracy reviewers worked diligently to ensure the integrity of content, exercises, and supplements for Chemistry: The Practical Science.
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CliffsNotes AP Chemistry

Author: Angela Woodward Spangenberg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544519841

Category: Study Aids

Page: 448

View: 1592

Test prep for the AP Chemistry exam, with 100% brand-new content that reflects recent exam changes Addressing the major overhaul that the College Board recently made to the AP Chemistry exam, this AP Chemistry test-prep guide includes completely brand-new content tailored to the exam, administered every May. Features of the guide include review sections of the six "big ideas" that the new exam focuses on: Fundamental building blocks Molecules and interactions Chemical reactions Reaction rates Thermodynamics Chemical equilibrium Every section includes review questions and answers. Also included in the guide are two full-length practice tests as well as a math review section and sixteen discrete laboratory exercises to prepare AP Chemistry students for the required laboratory experiments section on the exam.
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The five biggest unsolved problems in science

Author: Arthur W. Wiggins,Charles M. Wynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 234

View: 7489

An in-depth look at the most intriguing puzzles in science toda In this illuminating book, professors Arthur Wiggins and Charles Wynn explore what they believe are the five biggest science problems LI>Physics: Why do some particles have mass, while others have none? LI>Chemistry: By what series of chemical reactions did atoms form the first living things? LI>Biology: What is the complete structure and function of the proteome? LI>Geology: Is accurate, long-range weather forecasting possible? LI>Astronomy: Why is the universe expanding faster and faster? P>Wiggins and Wynn carefully explain each of these problems, then discuss the theories that address them. Some of the many topics covered include string theory, the human genome, chaos theory, and protein folding Featuring humorous illustrations from renowned science cartoonist Sidney Harris, this book invites you to explore the events that led to these problems and the cutting-edge efforts being made to solve them. The authors also provide Idea Folders, which contain additional details about the unsolved problems, and Resources for Digging Deeper, such as books, periodicals, and Web sites
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

the final book from Stephen Hawking

Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473696003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3125

THE No.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.
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AP Chemistry Crash Course Book + Online

Author: Adrian Dingle

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738685526

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 6821

REA's Crash Course for the AP* Chemistry Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement* Score in Less Time Completely Revised for the New 2014 Exam! Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement* Chemistry exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP* Chemistry is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know Fully revised for the 2014 AP* Chemistry exam, this Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP* Chemistry course description outline and sample AP* test questions. It covers only the information tested on the new exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our targeted review focuses on the Big Ideas that will be covered on the exam. Explanations of the AP* Chemistry Labs are also included. Expert Test-taking Strategies This Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following this advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test. Take REA's Online Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP* exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP* Chemistry student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement* exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP* Chemistry!
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Untersuchungen über die radioaktiven Substanzen

Author: Marie Curie

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845722223

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 2506

Marie Sklodowska Curie, Trägerin des Nobelpreises für Physik und für Chemie, untersuchte die von Henri Becquerel beobachtete Strahlung von Uranverbindungen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann Pierre entdeckte sie das Radium und das Polonium und prägte den Begriff „radioaktiv“. Ihre Forschungsergebnisse fasste sie in ihrer hier vorliegenden Dissertation zusammen, die innerhalb eines Jahres in fünf Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Sorgfältig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe aus dem Jahr 1904.
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The Big Questions

A Short Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

View: 455

Posted in Philosophy

Chemical Evolution and the Origin of Life

Author: Horst Rauchfuss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540788239

Category: Nature

Page: 339

View: 8772

How did life begin on the early Earth? We know that life today is driven by the universal laws of chemistry and physics. By applying these laws over the past ?fty years, en- mous progress has been made in understanding the molecular mechanisms that are the foundations of the living state. For instance, just a decade ago, the ?rst human genome was published, all three billion base pairs. Using X-ray diffraction data from crystals, we can see how an enzyme molecule or a photosynthetic reaction center steps through its catalytic function. We can even visualize a ribosome, central to all life, translate - netic information into a protein. And we are just beginning to understand how molecular interactions regulate thousands of simultaneous reactions that continuously occur even in the simplest forms of life. New words have appeared that give a sense of this wealth of knowledge: The genome, the proteome, the metabolome, the interactome. But we can’t be too smug. We must avoid the mistake of the physicist who, as the twentieth century began, stated con?dently that we knew all there was to know about physics, that science just needed to clean up a few dusty corners. Then came relativity, quantum theory, the Big Bang, and now dark matter, dark energy and string theory. Similarly in the life sciences, the more we learn, the better we understand how little we really know. There remains a vast landscape to explore, with great questions remaining.
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Organic Chemistry

Pearls of Wisdom

Author: Thomas Vallombroso

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781584090168

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 6275

Physical Sciences
Posted in Medical

Rocket Boys - Roman einer Jugend

Author: Homer Hickam

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 395967726X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8790

Für die einen ist Sputnik nur ein heller Fleck am Himmel. Doch Sonny bedeutet er die Welt. In der tristen Bergarbeiterstadt Coalwood gibt es für ihn nur zwei Möglichkeiten: Entweder er erhält ein Football-Stipendium am College oder er fristet sein Dasein in der Kohlemine seines Vaters. Doch Sonny hat eine Mission: Er will eine Rakete bauen. Gemeinsam mit seinen Freunden wagt er es, seine Zukunft in neue Bahnen zu lenken. Gegen die Angst. Gegen den Willen seines unnahbaren Vaters. Und für die Hoffnungen einer ganzen Stadt. "Wundervoll" The Times "Durch und durch charmant" New York Times "Der Text ist voller Witz, voller Selbstironie, immer erfüllt von Lebensfreude und liebendem Ernst." Die Welt "Homer Hickam erzählt in diesem fantasievollen Roman seine eigene Entwicklung vom Buben zum Nasa-Ingenieur. Es ist der klassische US-Traum - allerdings amüsant, originell und anschaulich aufgeschrieben." Münchner Merkur
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