By Florence Williams
An attractive narrative approximately a massive, life-giving organ and its imperiled smooth fate.
do you know that breast milk includes ingredients just like hashish? Or that it’s bought on the web for 262 instances the cost of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. yet within the glossy global, the breast is altering. Breasts have become higher, arriving previous, and attracting newfangled chemical substances. more and more, the percentages are stacked opposed to us within the fight with breast melanoma, even between males. What makes breasts so mercurial―and so vulnerable?
during this informative and hugely exciting account, intrepid technological know-how reporter Florence Williams units out to discover the newest clinical findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and drugs. Her research follows the existence cycle of the breast from puberty to being pregnant to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon’s place of work the place she learns in regards to the value of cup dimension in Texas to the laboratory the place she discovers the presence of environmental pollution in her personal breast milk. the result's a desirable exploration of the place breasts got here from, the place they've got ended up, and what we will do to save lots of them. 12 illustrations
By Julie Halls
A pleasing, funny, and downright confusing collection of nineteenth-century innovations as printed via remarkable–and hitherto unseen–illustrations from the British nationwide Archive
Inventions that Didn’t swap the World is an engaging visible journey via essentially the most extraordinary innovations registered with the British experts within the 19th century. In an period whilst Britain used to be the workshop of the area, layout security (nowadays patenting) was once the entire rage, and the it appears lenient approval strategy intended that every one demeanour of unusual curiosities have been painstakingly recorded, in attractive colour illustrations and well-penned explanatory textual content, along the surely nice innovations of the interval. Irreverent observation contextualizes each one submission in addition to taking a funny view on how every one has stood the try of time.
This booklet introduces such gem stones as a ventilating best hat; a synthetic leech; a layout for an aerial laptop tailored for the arctic areas; an anti-explosive alarm whistle; a tennis racket with ball-picker; and a currant-cleaning laptop. here's every little thing the top person might be able to require for an issue he by no means knew he had.
equipped via quarter of application?industry, garments, transportation, clinical, health and wellbeing and safeguard, the house, and leisure?Inventions that Didn’t swap the World finds the worries of a bygone period giddy with the probabilities of a newly industrialized international. 2 hundred colour illustrations
By Clifford A. Pickover
Built-in circuits, and units fabricated utilizing the concepts constructed for built-in circuits, have progressively shrunk, extra advanced, and extra strong. the speed of shrinking is superb – a few elements at the moment are quite a few dozen atoms extensive. This ebook makes an attempt to reply to the questions, “What comes next?” and “How will we get there?”
Nanolithography outlines the current cutting-edge in lithographic suggestions, together with optical projection in either deep and severe ultraviolet, electron and ion beams, and imprinting. distinctive awareness is paid to similar concerns, corresponding to the resists utilized in lithography, the mask (or lack thereof), the metrology wanted for nano-features, modeling, and the restrictions as a result of characteristic side roughness. additionally rising applied sciences are defined, together with the directed meeting of wafer gains, nanostructures and units, nano-photonics, and nano-fluidics.
This e-book is meant as a advisor to the researcher new to this box, examining similar journals or dealing with the complexities of a technical convention. Its target is to provide sufficient heritage details to let any such researcher to appreciate, and have fun with, new advancements in nanolithography, and to head directly to make advances of his/her own.
- Outlines the present cutting-edge in substitute nanolithography applied sciences with a purpose to deal with the longer term aid in dimension of semiconductor chips to nanoscale dimensions
- Covers lithographic suggestions, together with optical projection, severe ultraviolet (EUV), nanoimprint, electron beam and ion beam lithography
- Describes the rising purposes of nanolithography in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and microfluidics
By John Glassie
A Scientific American Best technological know-how e-book of 2012
An Atlantic cord top ebook of 2012
A New York occasions e-book Review “Editor's Choice”
The “fascinating” (The New Yorker) tale of Athanasius Kircher, the eccentric scholar-inventor who was once both an excellent genius or a crackpot . . . or somewhat both.
The pursuits of Athanasius Kircher, the mythical seventeenth-century priest-scientist, knew no bounds. From optics to tune to magnetism to medication, he provided up innovations and theories for every thing, and so they made him recognized throughout Europe. His celebrated museum in Rome featured magic lanterns, talking statues, the tail of a mermaid, and a brick from the Tower of Babel. Holy Roman Emperors have been his buyers, popes have been his pals, and in his spare time he collaborated with the Baroque grasp Bernini.
But Kircher lived in the course of an period of radical transformation, within which the previous method of knowledge—what he referred to as the “art of knowing”— used to be giving strategy to the medical approach and glossy idea. A guy of Misconceptions traces the increase, luck, and eventual fall of this attention-grabbing personality as he tried to return to phrases with a altering world.
With humor and perception, John Glassie returns Kircher to his rightful position as certainly one of history’s so much unforgettable figures.
There have lengthy been allegations that many servicemen have been duped into enjoying trials with poisonous brokers at top-secret Allied learn amenities. In Britain, an entire military of over 21,000 infantrymen had participated in mystery experiments among 1939 and 1989. a few remembered them as risk free, others as destructive, and in remoted instances lethal. Ulf Schmidt bargains a complete historical past of chemical and organic guns study by way of former Allied powers, delivering an important new interpretation of the cover-up of the dying of a British serviceman in 1953. utilizing new archival fabric and together with many interviews with these concerned, he charts the heritage of this "secret technology" from its improvement through the First international warfare to the continuing makes an attempt via the overseas neighborhood to prohibit those weapons.
By David George Gordon
A preeminent professional at the small wonders of the wildlife, David George Gordon playfully and thoughtfully sheds mild at the interesting lives of slugs and snails. protecting every little thing from snail intercourse to the manufacture of artificial slug slime, Gordon takes us on a trip during the languid and magical global of those charismatic invertebrates. From essays like develop your individual Escargot to fundamental gardening guidance, this booklet is brim-full of data at the much-maligned mollusks. even if elimination non-native slugs out of your backyard or following a local snail because it meanders around the woodland flooring, you'll by no means examine those underdogs a similar method back. David George Gordon is the writer of 19 books concerning the wildlife, together with the best-selling Eat-a-Bug Cookbook and The Compleat Cockroach. Karen Luke Fildes is an complete artist who has studied at either the artwork Institute of Seattle and Chapman collage. either dwell in Seattle.
In reaction to pupil suggestions, the 5th variation features:
• A new and up-to-date layout -- now in complete color!
• New medical concerns, medical images, and radiographs
• Concise illustrations and diagrams to elucidate vital material
• Eye-catching case reviews to check your wisdom prior to path and board exams
By Daniel C. Dennett
Can there be freedom and loose will in a deterministic global? popular thinker Daniel Dennett emphatically solutions “yes!” utilizing an array of provocative formulations, Dennett units out to teach how we on my own one of the animals have advanced minds that provide us unfastened will and morality. Weaving a richly precise narrative, Dennett explains in a sequence of strikingly original
arguments—drawing upon evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, economics, and philosophy—that faraway from being an enemy of conventional explorations of freedom, morality, and that means, the evolutionary standpoint could be an fundamental best friend. In Freedom Evolves, Dennett seeks to put ethics at the starting place it merits: a pragmatic, naturalistic, almost certainly unified imaginative and prescient of our position in nature.
By M. S. Bhatia
Ideas of Microbiology is an bold identify for a ebook since it indicates vast assurance of microorganisms. it's written for introductory microbiology simply because having an emphasis on biology and human ailments. it truly is aimed toward scholars in healthiness, allied future health technology and clinical laboratory know-how. it's going to even be an resources to scholars learning meals technological know-how, agriculture, environmental technology, and healthiness management. additionally, it presents an organization starting place for complicated courses within the organic sciences, medication, dentistry, and different health and wellbeing occupation. The scope of microbiology is increasing so quickly that it truly is most unlikely to give it all in a booklet which a pupil new to the sphere can hide in a one direction. we've got as a result attempted to provide chosen parts of microbiology in adequate aspect that the scholar can comprehend them via interpreting the ebook.