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Ignorance: How It Drives Science

Stuart Firestein - 2012 - Science - No preview available
Contrary to the popular view of science as a mountainous accumulation of facts and data, Stuart Firestein takes the novel perspective that ignorance is the main product and driving force of science, and that this is the best way to understand the ...
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Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei

Markus Boettcher, Daniel E. Harris, Henric Krawczynski - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
Written by a carefully selected consortium of researchers working in the field, this book fills the gap for an up-to-date summary of the observational and theoretical status. As such, this monograph includes all used wavelengths, from radio to ...
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Think Complexity: Complexity Science and Computational Modeling

Allen Downey - 2012 - Computers - Limited preview
Enhances Python skills by working with data structures and algorithms and gives examples of complex systems using exercises, case studies, and simple explanations.
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Gung Ho!

Ken Blanchard - 1997 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale ...
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Coronal Seismology: Waves and Oscillations in Stellar Coronae

Alexander Stepanov, Valery V. Zaitsev, Valery M. Nakariakov - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
This concise and systematic account of the current state of this new branch of astrophysics presents the theoretical foundations of plasma astrophysics, magneto-hydrodynamics and coronal magnetic structures, taking into account the full range of ...
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Science in the 20th Century and Beyond

Jon Agar - 2012 - History - Limited preview
Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.
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The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity

Mark Zuss - 2011 - Education - Limited preview
The desire for knowledge is an abiding facet of human experience and cultural development. This work documents curiosity as a sociohistorical force initiating research across the disciplines. Projects generated by theoretical curiosity are ...
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The Ballet of the Planets: A Mathematician's Musings on the Elegance of ...

Donald Benson - 2012 - Mathematics - Limited preview
Explores the mystery of planetary motion, based on the theories that came from famous scientists such as Newton, Archimedes, and Copernicus.
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Prize Fight: The Race and the Rivalry to be the First in Science

Morton A. Meyers - 2012 - SCIENCE - Limited preview
A survey of the competition and human drama that have shaped some of the world's greatest scientific minds and discoveries recounts scandalous stories of stolen authorship claims, fabricated results and elaborate hoaxes.
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