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Download E-books Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments (Harvest Original) PDF

By Alex Boese

When Tusko the Elephant woke in his pen on the Lincoln Park Zoo at the morning of August three, 1962, little did he understand that he was once approximately to turn into the attempt topic in an test to figure out what occurs to an elephant given an incredible dose of LSD. In Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese finds to readers the result of not just this medical trial yet of rankings of different outrageous, a laugh, and provocative experiments present in the records of contemporary technological know-how.

Why can’t humans tickle themselves? may the common puppy summon assist in an emergency? Will infants instinctually choose a well-balanced nutrition? Is it attainable to revive existence to the lifeless? learn Elephants on Acid and locate out!

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Download E-books Dealing with Uncertainties: A Guide to Error Analysis PDF

By Manfred Drosg

Dealing with Uncertainties is an cutting edge monograph that lays detailed emphasis at the deductive method of uncertainties and at the form of uncertainty distributions. this angle has the possibility of facing the uncertainty of a unmarried facts aspect and with units of knowledge that experience diverse weights. it's proven that the inductive procedure that's customary to estimate uncertainties is in truth now not compatible for those circumstances. The procedure that's used to appreciate the character of uncertainties is novel in that it's thoroughly decoupled from measurements. Uncertainties that are the final result of recent technological know-how supply a degree of self assurance either in clinical information and in info in lifestyle. Uncorrelated uncertainties and correlated uncertainties are absolutely lined and the weak spot of utilizing statistical weights in regression research is mentioned. The textual content is amply illustrated with examples and comprises greater than one hundred fifty difficulties to aid the reader grasp the subject.

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Download E-books Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Human Imagination: SETI at the Intersection of Science, Religion, and Culture (Space and Society) PDF

The quest for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) represents essentially the most major crossroads at which the assumptions and strategies of clinical inquiry come into direct touch with―and in lots of instances clash with―those of faith. certainly, on the center of SETI is identical query that motivates many drawn to faith: what's the position of humanity within the universe? either scientists concerned with SETI (and in different components) and people drawn to and devoted to a few non secular traditions are engaged in considering these kind of questions, no matter if their respective techniques and solutions vary considerably. This e-book explores this intersection with a spotlight on 3 middle issues: 1) the connection among technological know-how and faith because it is expressed in the framework of SETI study, 2) the underlying assumptions, lots of that are tacitly dependent upon cultural values universal in American society, that experience formed the ways that SETI researchers have conceptualized the character in their pastime and represented rules concerning the capability impression touch may need on human civilization, and three) what kind of empirical proof we would manage to entry as a manner of pondering the social influence that touch with alien intelligence may need for humanity, from either spiritual and cultural views. The e-book  built because of a direction the writer teaches on the college of Texas at Austin: faith, technological know-how, and the quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

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Download E-books The Illustrious Dead: The Terrifying Story of How Typhus Killed Napoleon's Greatest Army PDF

By Stephan Talty

“Gripping . . . a compelling tale of private hubris and humbling defeat.”
—Jack Weatherford,author of the New York Times bestseller Genghis Khan and the Making of the
Modern global

In a masterful twin narrative that pits the heights of human ambition and fulfillment opposed to the supremacy of nature, New York Times bestselling writer Stephan Talty tells the tale of a effective ruler and a tiny microbe, antagonists whose fight could form the trendy world.

In the spring of 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte used to be on the top of his powers. Forty-five million known as him emperor, and he commanded a kingdom that was once the richest, such a lot cultured, and complicated in the world. No military may possibly stand opposed to his impeccably expert, brilliantly led forces, and his persisted sweep throughout Europe appeared inevitable.

Early that 12 months, reinforced by way of his successes, Napoleon grew to become his attentions towards Moscow, helming the biggest invasion in human historical past. definitely, Tsar Alexander’s outnumbered troops might collapse by contrast strong strength.

But one other strong and historical enemy awaited Napoleon’s males within the Russian steppes. Virulent and quick, this microscopic foe might deliver the emperor to his knees.

Even because the Russians retreated sooner than him in disarray, Napoleon chanced on his military disappearing, his frantic medical professionals powerless to give an explanation for what had struck down one hundred thousand squaddies. The emperor’s vaunted army brilliance without notice appeared lifeless, and whilst the Russians positioned their very own occupied capital to the torch, the crusade grew to become a determined race in the course of the frozen panorama as troops persevered to die via the hundreds of thousands. via all of it, with tragic heroism, Napoleon’s disease-ravaged, freezing, ravenous males by some means rallied, repeatedly, to cries of “Vive l’Empereur!”

Yet Talty’s sweeping story takes us some distance past the doomed heroics and bloody clashes of the battlefield. The Illustrious Dead delves deep into the origins of the pathogen that eventually ended the potent emperor’s desires of worldwide conquest and exposes this “war plague’s” hidden function all through historical past. A story of 2 unstoppable forces assembly at the highway to Moscow in an epic conflict of killer microbe and peerless military, The Illustrious Dead is a ancient whodunit within which one million lives grasp within the balance.

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Download E-books The Printing Ink Manual PDF

The Printing Ink guide was once first released in 1961 below the auspices of the Society of British Printing Ink brands with the item of supplying an authoritative paintings on printing ink know-how. This, the fourth variation, keeps that function and offers a finished learn of the present 'state of the artwork' within the ink undefined. For these beginning within the printing ink it's a textbook facing all facets of the formula and manufacture of printing ink. For the ink technician it's a sensible guide and worthy resource of reference. For printers and clients of revealed fabric the handbook provides precious info at the nature and behavior of ink either at the printing press and because the comprehensive print. Readers with a bit clinical wisdom can have no trouble in utilizing the guide. yet as in earlier versions, enough chemistry and physics were brought to help the complex technician and examine scientist.

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Download E-books Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology (Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology) PDF

Covering ocular pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicology, Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology offers ophthalmologists, toxicologists, and pharmacologists with either an advent to the correct equipment for ocular pharmacology and toxicology in addition to delivering functional methodologies for undertaking ocular studies. Expert authors have contributed certain chapters on research layout, research, and routes to regulatory acclaim for a variety of forms and routes of ophthalmic drugs. As a quantity within the Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology sequence, chapters characteristic the type of in-depth specifics and implementation recommendation to make sure profitable results.

Practical and authoritative, Ocular Pharmacology and Toxicology serves as an amazing foundation of teaching within the right layout and behavior of crucial reports to appropriately be certain pharmacokinetics and ocular toxicity from the systemic, topical, periocular, or intraocular management of substances or compounds, from using ocular clinical units and from ocular surgical procedures.

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Download E-books Creativity Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention byCsikszentmihalyi PDF

Creativity is ready shooting these moments that make lifestyles worthy residing. mythical psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi finds what results in those moments-be it the thrill of the artist on the easel or the scientist within the lab-so that this data can be utilized to complement people's lives. Drawing on approximately 100 interviews with remarkable humans, from biologists and physicists, to politicians and company leaders, to poets and artists, in addition to his thirty years of study at the topic, Csikszentmihalyi makes use of his well-known movement concept to discover the artistic strategy. He discusses such rules as why inventive people are usually noticeable as egocentric and boastful, and why the "tortured genius" is essentially a delusion. most crucial, he explains why creativity has to be cultivated and is important for the way forward for our kingdom, if no longer the area.

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Download E-books Deadly Feasts: Tracking the Secrets of a Terrifying New Plague PDF

By Richard Rhodes

During this fabulous and gripping clinical detective tale. Richard Rhodes follows virus hunters on 3 continents as they music the emergence of a perilous new mind affliction that first kills cannibals in New Guinea, then farm animals and kids in Britain and France -- and that has already been traced to nutrition animals within the usa. In a brand new Afterword for the paperback, Rhodes reviews the newest U.S. and around the globe advancements of a burgeoning international danger.

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Download E-books Alucinaciones (Argumentos Anagrama) PDF

No vemos con los ojos, sino con el cerebro; de ahí que muchas veces veamos cosas que no están delante de nosotros, cosas que a veces llamamos apariciones, fantasmas o visiones, conceptos, todos ellos, que obedecen al término genérico de alucinaciones». Pero las alucinaciones no son sólo visuales. Como nos explica Oliver Sacks en su nuevo y fascinante libro, las alucinaciones también pueden ser olfativas o auditivas. Cuántas veces hemos «oído» que alguien nos llamaba y al volvernos no había nadie; o hemos experimentado un olor cuya presencia es físicamente imposible; o hemos creído que alguien nos seguía; o hemos «visto» algo que l. a. razón nos cube que no pertenece a nuestro mundo. Asociadas en l. a. mentalidad renowned con l. a. locura, las alucinaciones obedecen muchas veces a un uncomplicated problema neurológico con nombre y apellido, y tienen más que ver con los angeles privación sensorial, l. a. ebriedad, los angeles enfermedad o algún tipo de lesión. Quienes padecen migrañas pueden ver arcos de luz o figuras liliputienses. los angeles gente que pierde los angeles vista puede compensar su carencia con un rico mundo visible alucinatorio, e incluso el basic hecho de dormirnos o despertarnos puede causar que el mundo onírico y el actual se fusionen en una imaginería imposible. Gran parte de nuestra fantasía well known y nuestro folklore se basa en las alucinaciones, sin las cuales no podemos comprender figuras como los ángeles, las brujas y los alienígenas, ni tampoco algunas obras de autores tan conocidos como Dostoievski, Evelyn Waugh, August Strindberg o Amy Tan, víctimas todos ellos de alucinaciones en algún momento de su vida. Pero las alucinaciones no son fenómenos negativos sino positivos, y constituyen, de hecho, una de las mejores ventanas que poseemos para asomarnos a los angeles complejidad de los circuitos cerebrales y a los angeles forma en que éstos nos muestran los angeles realidad o, a veces, crean los angeles suya propia. Oliver Sacks vuelve a hacer gala de su singular talento como narrador, su sentido del humor y su inmensa cultura para plantear cuestiones que ponen en entredicho nuestra percepción del mundo y, muchas veces, nuestra propia identidad. Desde las visiones religiosas y su explicación fisiológica hasta el uso de drogas psicodélicas como puerta a una percepción inside que los sentidos nos niegan, los relatos del health care provider Sacks van más allá del mero historial médico y constituyen una auténtica historia cultural de l. a. percepción, un estudio antropológico de una supuesta anormalidad que no es, en el fondo, más que el reverso de lo que normalmente conocemos como realidad. «Oliver Sacks es mi héroe, y para mí todos sus libros son el libro del año» (Hilary Mantel, Wall road Journal). «Fascinante. los angeles comprensión del general practitioner Sacks hacia sus pacientes y su perspectiva filosófica transforman simples casos clínicos en relatos que iluminan las complejidades del cerebro humano y los misterios de l. a. mente humana» (Michiko Kakutani, ny Times). «Otra joya de libro. Sacks integra hábilmente l. a. literatura, el arte y los angeles historia médica en sus fascinantes relatos» (Library Journal).

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By Tawee Tunkasiri

The most topic of this certain quantity is that of clever and shrewdpermanent fabrics and their software. One specific objective is to motivate the 'cross-fertilization' of those fabrics with nanomaterials.The major subject matters coated are: units, processing, functions, modeling and characterization of quite a lot of fabrics together with piezoelectric ceramics/polymers, magnetostrictive fabrics, shrewdpermanent structural fabrics and composites, electro-optics and different photonic structures, carbon and different nanotubes, new nano and micro fabrics, biomedical fabrics, sensors and divers clever materials.This large insurance as a result makes this publication a superb instruction manual at the subject.

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