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Professor Ramachandran argues that neuroscience, perhaps more than any other discipline, is capable of transforming man's understanding of himself and his place in the cosmos.

Professor Ramachandran argues that neuroscience, perhaps more than any other discipline, is capable of transforming man's understanding of himself and his place in the cosmos.

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Since time immemorial people have been entranced by structures of great size. From the Colossus of Rhodes and the Great Pyramid, themselves no mean technical achievements, to the mighty Cunard 'Queens' built here in Glasgow, and whichever is transiently the tallest building in the world, beholders have gaped at the gigantic. One simple attraction has been that of comparative scale, so many times the size of a man or a horse or of Nelson's column, as popular illustrations used to show. It was easy for the bystander immediately to apprehend the vast size of these objects...

Since time immemorial people have been entranced by structures of great size. From the Colossus of Rhodes and the Great Pyramid, themselves no mean technical achievements, to the mighty Cunard 'Queens' built here in Glasgow, and whichever is transiently the tallest building in the world, beholders have gaped at the gigantic. One simple attraction has been that of comparative scale, so many times the size of a man or a horse or of Nelson's column, as popular illustrations used to show. It was easy for the bystander immediately to apprehend the vast size of these objects...

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Scientific Horizons: Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity College and Astronomer Royal, delivers four lectures exploring the challenges facing science in the 21st century.In the first lecture he asks who we should trust to explain the risks we face.

Scientific Horizons: Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, Master of Trinity College and Astronomer Royal, delivers four lectures exploring the challenges facing science in the 21st century.In the first lecture he asks who we should trust to explain the risks we face.

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Does science have the answers to help us save our planet?

Does science have the answers to help us save our planet?

  • English for Science

  • Fran Zimmerman , Prentice Hall , 1989

This book is intended to prepare students to participate in basic science courses, especially by aiming to develop concepts of critical thinking and inquiry. It integrates the four basic language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - to facilitate the leap from basic English to academic English and prepare students to comprehend and use college-level science material

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This book is intended to prepare students to participate in basic science courses, especially by aiming to develop concepts of critical thinking and inquiry. It integrates the four basic language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - to facilitate the leap from basic English to academic English and prepare students to comprehend and use college-level science material

  • Epistemic Cultures - How the Sciences Make Knowledge

  • Karin Knorr Cetina , Harvard University Press , 1999

Comtemporary western societies are becoming "knowledge societies," that run on expert processes and expert systems epitomised by science and structured into all areas of social life. By looking at epistemic cultures in two sample cases, this book addresses pressing questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organisation, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order

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Comtemporary western societies are becoming "knowledge societies," that run on expert processes and expert systems epitomised by science and structured into all areas of social life. By looking at epistemic cultures in two sample cases, this book addresses pressing questions about how such expert systems and processes work, what principles inform their cognitive and procedural orientations and whether their organisation, structures and operations can be extended to other forms of social order

  • Infotech - English for computer users

  • Santiago Remacha Esteras , Cambridge University Press , 1999

This book is a comprehensive course for intermediate level learners who need to understand and use the English of computing for study and work

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This book is a comprehensive course for intermediate level learners who need to understand and use the English of computing for study and work

  • Insights of Genius - Imagery and Creativity In Science And Art

  • Arthur I. Miller , Copernicus , 1996

In this book Arthur Miller brings together some of the profoundest mysteries of both art and science. Displaying a subtle grasp of subjects as divergent as quantum physics, Cubist painting, and philosophy of mind, the author shows how some of the great geniuses of the past few centuries had to change the way they saw in order to achieve their greatest works

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In this book Arthur Miller brings together some of the profoundest mysteries of both art and science. Displaying a subtle grasp of subjects as divergent as quantum physics, Cubist painting, and philosophy of mind, the author shows how some of the great geniuses of the past few centuries had to change the way they saw in order to achieve their greatest works

  • Life In The Freezer

  • Alistair Fothergill , BBC Books , 1993

"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth

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"Life in the Freezer" is an exciting new natural history of the Antarctic. Less celebrated than its northern equivalent, it boasts an equal blend of extraordinary wildlife and stunning scenery. In this book, Alastair Fothergill traces the region's seasonal cycle and explains how marine, mammal, bird and plant life survive in one of the harshest climates on earth

  • Measurements and their Uncertainties - A Practical Guide to Modern Error Analysis

  • Ifan G. Hughes & Thomas P.A. Hase , Oxford University Press , 2010

This hands-on guide is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. It introduces the necessary concepts where needed, with key points illustrated with worked examples and graphic illustrations. In contrast to traditional mathematical treatments it uses a combination of spreadsheet and calculus-0based approaches, suitable as a quick and easy on-the-spot reference. The emphasis throughout is on practical strategies to be adopted in the laboratory.

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This hands-on guide is primarily intended to be used in undergraduate laboratories in the physical sciences and engineering. It assumes no prior knowledge of statistics. It introduces the necessary concepts where needed, with key points illustrated with worked examples and graphic illustrations. In contrast to traditional mathematical treatments it uses a combination of spreadsheet and calculus-0based approaches, suitable as a quick and easy on-the-spot reference. The emphasis throughout is on practical strategies to be adopted in the laboratory.

  • Oxford English for Careers: Technology 1, Student's Book

  • Eric H. Glendinning , Oxford University Press , 2007

Oxford English for Careers is a new, up-to-date course where you learn what you need to know for a career in technology. Learn the English you need to do the job; practise language in real work situations; Learn specialist vocabulary on every page.

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Oxford English for Careers is a new, up-to-date course where you learn what you need to know for a career in technology. Learn the English you need to do the job; practise language in real work situations; Learn specialist vocabulary on every page.

  • Oxford English for Information Technology

  • Eric H. Glendinning & John McEwan , Oxford University Press , 2002

This course is designed for people studying Information Technology and Computing, or working in the IT sector. It is suitable for use in universities, technical schools and adult education programmes with intermediate to advanced level students who want to improve and extend their language skills in the context of IT.

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This course is designed for people studying Information Technology and Computing, or working in the IT sector. It is suitable for use in universities, technical schools and adult education programmes with intermediate to advanced level students who want to improve and extend their language skills in the context of IT.

  • The Language Web

  • Jean Aitchison , Cambridge University Press , 1997

In this book, Jean Aitchison discusses, among other things, the evolution of language in the human species and how it is acquired by children

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In this book, Jean Aitchison discusses, among other things, the evolution of language in the human species and how it is acquired by children

Presenter Hannah Fry reveals how much our planet can change in just a single day and how these daily changes are essential to our existence.

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Presenter Hannah Fry reveals how much our planet can change in just a single day and how these daily changes are essential to our existence.

In the second episode, Fortey travels to the rainforests of Madagascar - an ancient island that has spawned some of the most extraordinary groups of plants and animals anywhere in the world.

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In the second episode, Fortey travels to the rainforests of Madagascar - an ancient island that has spawned some of the most extraordinary groups of plants and animals anywhere in the world.

In the final episode, Richard travels to Madeira to examine what happens to a volcanic island as it nears the end of its life-cycle and starts sinking back into the sea.

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In the final episode, Richard travels to Madeira to examine what happens to a volcanic island as it nears the end of its life-cycle and starts sinking back into the sea.

Hannah Fry takes a spectacular look at the science of size. Hannah starts by asking whether things could be bigger, including Earth and living things.

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Hannah Fry takes a spectacular look at the science of size. Hannah starts by asking whether things could be bigger, including Earth and living things.

Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald followed healthcare staff and Covid patients during the first wave of the virus - but found an unexpected story

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Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald followed healthcare staff and Covid patients during the first wave of the virus - but found an unexpected story

Through moving and intimate interviews with public health officials and scientists, this film chronicles 54 days in which the United States made crucial decisions about the spread of Covid-19.

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Through moving and intimate interviews with public health officials and scientists, this film chronicles 54 days in which the United States made crucial decisions about the spread of Covid-19.

54 Days tells the story of the events that led to the lockdown and the gulf between what Chinese officials and scientists knew and what they told the world.

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54 Days tells the story of the events that led to the lockdown and the gulf between what Chinese officials and scientists knew and what they told the world.

Diarmaid MacCulloch examines the concept of scepticism in Western Christianity.

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Diarmaid MacCulloch examines the concept of scepticism in Western Christianity.

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In his own inimitable style, Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.

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For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. In his own inimitable style, Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.

As the highest water bills ever land on doormats across the UK this April, this film investigates the future of the world's water, and paints a disturbing picture of a world running out of the most basic of life's essentials.

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As the highest water bills ever land on doormats across the UK this April, this film investigates the future of the world's water, and paints a disturbing picture of a world running out of the most basic of life's essentials.

Absolute Zero is the ultimate limit of cold – a Holy Grail as exciting for scientists as the North and South Poles were to the great polar explorers. The Conquest of Cold is an epic journey from dark beginnings to an ultra-cool frontier.

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Absolute Zero is the ultimate limit of cold – a Holy Grail as exciting for scientists as the North and South Poles were to the great polar explorers. The Conquest of Cold is an epic journey from dark beginnings to an ultra-cool frontier.

The Conquest of Cold charts the attempts of many great names in science such as Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday and Antoinne Lavoisier to grapple with the perplexing mystery of cold.

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The Conquest of Cold charts the attempts of many great names in science such as Francis Bacon, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday and Antoinne Lavoisier to grapple with the perplexing mystery of cold.

Ever wondered what would happen in your own home if you were taken away, and everything inside was left to rot? The answer is revealed in this fascinating programme.

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Ever wondered what would happen in your own home if you were taken away, and everything inside was left to rot? The answer is revealed in this fascinating programme.

  • All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

  • Adam Curtis

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computer

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A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines we have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computer

A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines they have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.

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A series of films about how humans have been colonised by the machines they have built. Although we don't realise it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.

This looks at how the idea of nature as a self-regulating ecosystem is a machine fantasy.

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This looks at how the idea of nature as a self-regulating ecosystem is a machine fantasy.

Why do humans find the machine vision so beguiling - does it excuse our failure?

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Why do humans find the machine vision so beguiling - does it excuse our failure?