Alice in Quantumland

Alice in Quantumland Author Robert Gilmore
ISBN-10 0387914951
Release 1995-07-21
Pages 184
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Hurry, hurry, hurry! Step right up! Welcome to Quantumland! Fall into an atom and dodge electrons! See the amazing Emperor think his clothes into existence! Dance with the Three Quark Brothers at the Particle MASSquerade! An you need is a sense of adventure-no mathematics required! Alice in Quantumland is Robert Gilmore's amazing fantasy ride through the landscape of quantum physics-the interrelated group of theories on the nature of subatomic particles that modern scientists use to, explain the physical universe. Through the allegory of Alice's adventures and encounters, Gilmore makes the essential features of the quantum world clear and accessible. It is a thrilling introduction to some essential, often difficult-to-grasp concepts about the world we inhabit. You've heard about Alice's adventures through the looking glass. Well, Alice is about to embark on another amazing journey. She's going to shrink again-to the size of a nuclear particle-but she's not going down the rabbit hole. She's headed for Quantumland. And what is Quantumland? Think of it as an intellectual amusement park smaller than an atom, where every ride, game, and attraction demonstrates a different aspect of quantum mechanics-the often baffling, always intriguing theoretical framework that seems to provide the most accurate explanations of the way things arc in the physical world. In this masterful blend of fantasy and science, Robert Gilmore uses the allegory of Alice's travels to make the uncertainty principle, Pauli's principle, high-energy particle physics, and other crucial parts of quantum theory accessible and exciting. Once in Quantumland, Alice experiences various quantum effects (at one point going backward in time and running into herself). She also meets a number of strange characters who help her (and you) understand the nature of the quantum world. There is: * the Uncertain Accountant, whose attempts to balance the books at the Heisenberg Energy Bank arc being flummoxed by energy fluctuations; * the State Agent, Who shows Alice how atoms can bc two places at once; * the Three Quark Brothers, who take Alice around the floor in one of the Castle Rutherford's famous Collider Dances; * the Emperor, whose conscious mind makes his new clothes real; and more. Cleverly conceived and written, and delightfully illustrated, Alice in Quantumland brings some crucial yet often elusive scientific concepts within reach of the everyday reader. You don't need to know much about mathematics to follow our heroine's escapades. There is only one equation in the entire book! All you need is a taste for intellectual adventure and healthy curiosity about the world around us.



Alice s Wonderland

Alice s Wonderland Author Catherine Nichols
ISBN-10 9781627885010
Release 2014-11-05
Pages 219
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Alice's Wonderland dives down the rabbit hole and looks at the dazzling ways that Wonderland has been imagined by artists, filmmakers, writers, and more. Get a behind-the-scenes looks at how the books were created, meet Alice Liddell, the inspiration for the fictional Alice, and view the original manuscript copy of Alice in Wonderland, illustrated in Carroll's own hand. The fantastical world imagined by Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) - where a white rabbit carries a pocket watch, a crying baby morphs into a squealing pig, and a flamingo is used as a croquet mallet - has inspired countless artists to produce some of their best work. Illustrators such as John Tenniel, chose to tackle the work directly, producing illustrations, films, and shows that strive to accurately depict Wonderland. Others, such as artist Salvador Dali and director Tim Burton, freely adapted Dodgson's creation, using it as a springboard for their own incredible interpretations. Lushly illustrated paintings, artwork, and sketches, Alice's Wonderland explores how artists in different fields like art, music, theater, film, and more have interpreted Carroll's works through the ages. A must-have book for any Alice fan.



Cosmogenesis

Cosmogenesis Author R. Laurence Moore
ISBN-10 0198022212
Release 1991-03-21
Pages 336
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Religion in America is up for sale. The products range from a plethora of merchandise in questionable taste--such as Bible-based diet books (More of Jesus. Less of Me), Rapture T-shirts (one features a basketball game with half its players disappearing in the Rapture--the caption is "Fast Break"), and bumper stickers and frisbees with inspirational messages--to the unabashed consumerism of Jim Bakker's Heritage USA, a grandiose Christian theme park with giant water slide, shopping mall, and office complex. We tend to think of these phenomena--which also include a long line of multimillionaire televangelists and the almost manic promotion of Christmas giving--as a fairly recent development. But as R. Laurence Moore points out in Selling God, religion has been deeply involved in our commercial culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century. In a sweeping, colorful history that spans over two centuries of American culture, Moore examines the role of religion in the marketplace, revealing how religious leaders have borrowed (and invented) commercial practices to promote religion--and how business leaders have borrowed (and invented) religion to promote commerce. It is a book peopled by a fascinating roster of American originals, including showman P.T. Barnum and circuit rider Lorenzo Dow, painter Frederick Church and dime novelist Ned Buntline, Sylvester Graham (inventor of the Graham cracker) and the "Poughkeepsie Seer" Andrew Jackson Davis, film directors D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, Norman Vincent Peale and Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Moore paints insightful portraits of figures such as Mason Locke Weems (Weems's marriage of aggressive marketing and a moral mission--in such bloodly, violent tales as The Drunkard's Looking Glass or God's Revenge Against Adultery--was an important starting point of America's culture industry), religious orator George Whitefield (who transformed church services into mass entertainment, using his acting talents to enthrall vast throngs of people), and Dwight Moody, a former salesman for a boot-and-shoe operation who founded a religious empire centered on the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago (and who advertised his meetings in the entertainment pages of the newspaper). Moore also shows how the Mormons pioneered leisure activities (Brigham Young built the famed Salt Lake Theater, seating 1,500 people, months before work on the Tabernacle started), how Henry Ward Beecher helped the ardent Protestant became the consummate consumer (explicitly justifying the building of expensive mansions, and the collecting of art and antique furniture, as the proper tendencies of pious men), and how the First Amendment, in denying religious groups the status and financial solvency of a state church, forced them to compete in the marketplace for the attention of Americans: religious leaders could either give in to the sway of the market or watch their churches die. Ranging from the rise of gymnasiums and "muscular Christianity," to the creation of the Chautauqua movement (blending devotional services with concerts, fireworks, bonfires, and humorous lectures), to Oral Robert's "Blessing Pacts" and L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology, Selling God provides both fascinating social history and an insightful look at religion in America.



Scrooge s Cryptic Carol

Scrooge s Cryptic Carol Author Robert Gilmore
ISBN-10 0387948007
Release 1996-08-29
Pages 251
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Physicist Robert Gilmore, author of the popular Alice inQuantumland, here presents a delightful takeoff onCharles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, where the threevisitations represent Science Past (the Spirits of Energyand Entropy, who explain the laws of thermodynamics,equilibrium and that troublesome HEAT DEATH sign),Science Present (the ......



Trying to understand the Universe From the Big Bang to the Brain

Trying to understand the Universe  From the Big Bang to the Brain Author Bruce Hoeneisen
ISBN-10 9789978443286
Release 2013-05-31
Pages 210
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This popular science book is about questions and the search for answers. Where do we come from and why? Where are we going to and when? What is the Universe made of? What makes the world tick? Why does time advance? Is the quantum world understandable? Can we comprehend relativity, curved space-time and black holes? How did the first living cell form? What is the code of DNA? How do species evolve? Why did nature invent sexual reproduction? Why did one species take-off and develop culturally far more than any other? What are the limits of sustainability of planet Earth? How is the brain programmed? How does consciousness emerge, or why do we awaken? Why are we not automata? Why?



Alice im Wunderland Der Zauberer von Oz Geschenkschuber

Alice im Wunderland   Der Zauberer von Oz  Geschenkschuber Author Lewis Carroll
ISBN-10 3851956788
Release 2000-01
Pages 103
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Gino Tarozzi Philosopher of Physics Studies in the philosophy of entanglement on his 60th birthday

Gino Tarozzi Philosopher of Physics  Studies in the philosophy of entanglement on his 60th birthday Author VV.
ISBN-10 9788891709172
Release 2014
Pages 204
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Fundamentals of Natural Computing

Fundamentals of Natural Computing Author Leandro Nunes de Castro
ISBN-10 9781420011449
Release 2006-06-02
Pages 696
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Natural computing brings together nature and computing to develop new computational tools for problem solving; to synthesize natural patterns and behaviors in computers; and to potentially design novel types of computers. Fundamentals of Natural Computing: Basic Concepts, Algorithms, and Applications presents a wide-ranging survey of novel techniques and important applications of nature-based computing. This book presents theoretical and philosophical discussions, pseudocodes for algorithms, and computing paradigms that illustrate how computational techniques can be used to solve complex problems, simulate nature, explain natural phenomena, and possibly allow the development of new computing technologies. The author features a consistent and approachable, textbook-style format that includes lucid figures, tables, real-world examples, and different types of exercises that complement the concepts while encouraging readers to apply the computational tools in each chapter. Building progressively upon core concepts of nature-inspired techniques, the topics include evolutionary computing, neurocomputing, swarm intelligence, immunocomputing, fractal geometry, artificial life, quantum computing, and DNA computing. Fundamentals of Natural Computing is a self-contained introduction and a practical guide to nature-based computational approaches that will find numerous applications in a variety of growing fields including engineering, computer science, biological modeling, and bioinformatics.



New Scientist

New Scientist Author
ISBN-10 CHI:41256711
Release 1994
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Journal of the Indian Institute of Science

Journal of the Indian Institute of Science Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006124976
Release 1997
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Once Upon a Universe

Once Upon a Universe Author Robert Gilmore
ISBN-10 9781475741650
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 225
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First Snow White encounters one of the Little People, then one of the Even Smaller People, and finally one of the Truly Infinitesimal People. And no matter how diligently she searches, the only dwarves she can find are collapsed stars! Clearly, she's not at home in her well-known Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but instead in a strange new landscape that features quantum behavior, the wavelike properties of particles, and the Uncertainty Principle. She (and we) must have entered, in short, one of the worlds created by Robert Gilmore, physicist and fabulist.



Alice im Quantenland

Alice im Quantenland Author Robert Gilmore
ISBN-10 9783322850096
Release 2013-07-01
Pages 239
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Alice sitzt gelangweilt vor dem Fernseher; da fällt ihr Blick auf "Alice im Wunderland", das sie kürzlich gelesen hat. Sie sehnt sich danach, vergleichbare Abenteuer zu erleben, stürzt und fällt in Ohnmacht. In ihrem Traum fällt sie durch den Bildschirm hindurch, wo sie - verkleinert - auf die Elektronen trifft, die als Strahl den Bildschirm zum Leuchten bringen. Das ist erst der Anfang der Geschichte, in der Alice nach und nach die Besonderheiten der Quantenwelt kennenlernt. Sie begegnet Menschen wie Niels Bohr, die sie unter ihre Fittiche nehmen, und steht mit Elektronen und Quarks auf du und du. In dieser neuen Form der Geschichte von Alice beschreibt Robert Gilmore - selbst angesehener Physiker - kenntnisreich und amüsant, welche Besonderheiten uns die Welt der Elektronen und Quarks bietet. Schließlich wird Alice (und damit den Lesern) klargemacht, daß nach 70 Jahren der Forschung auf diesem Gebiet ungelöste Fragen an die Grundlagen der Quantentheorie übriggeblieben sind, die vielleicht nie gelöst werden können. Rezension erschienen in: junge wissenschaft Ausgabe / Band 12Jg., Heft 45, S. 60f Feb. 97 (...) ist es dem Autor in hervorragender Weise gelungen, eine didaktisch äußerst wertvolle Darstellung der Quantenmechanik zu präsentieren(...) (...)erreicht damit einen wesentlich größerenLeserkreis(...) (...)sehr abgerundetes Bild der Quantenphysik(...) (...)in sehr geschickter Weise(...) (...)in sehr prägnanter Form, jedoch in fachlicher Hinsicht völlig korrekt(...) (...)Als besonders gelungen darf man die Übersetzung aus dem englischen Original bezeichnen(...) (...)Sehr lobenswert erwähnt werden muß wohl auch die vom deutschen Übersetzer vorgenommene Aktualisierung beim inzwischen gelungenen Nachweis des top-Quark am Fermilab(...) (...)Der rezensent ist davon überzeugt, daß auch der versierte Physiker dieses Buch mit großem Genuß lesen muß(...)



Chemical Heritage

Chemical Heritage Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049351334
Release 1993
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Children s Book Review 1994

Children s Book Review  1994 Author Beverly Baer
ISBN-10 0810305984
Release 1995-04-01
Pages 1050
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Provides access to reviews of children's books and periodicals that are indexed by Book Review Index.



Bandersnatch

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ISBN-10 IND:30000046988469
Release 1995
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Whitaker s Books in Print

Whitaker s Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045631895
Release 1998
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Has Feminism Changed Science

Has Feminism Changed Science Author Londa L. Schiebinger
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D01656406P
Release 1999
Pages 252
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Do women do science differently? And how about feminists--male or female? The answer to this fraught question, carefully set out in this provocative book, will startle and enlighten every faction in the "science wars." Has Feminism Changed Science? is at once a history of women in science and a frank assessment of the role of gender in shaping scientific knowledge. Science is both a profession and a body of knowledge, and Londa Schiebinger looks at how women have fared and performed in both instances. She first considers the lives of women scientists, past and present: How many are there? What sciences do they choose--or have chosen for them? Is the professional culture of science gendered? And is there something uniquely feminine about the science women do? Schiebinger debunks the myth that women scientists--because they are women--are somehow more holistic and integrative and create more cooperative scientific communities. At the same time, she details the considerable practical difficulties that beset women in science, where domestic partnerships, children, and other demanding concerns can put women's (and increasingly men's) careers at risk. But what about the content of science, the heart of Schiebinger's subject? Have feminist perspectives brought any positive changes to scientific knowledge? Schiebinger provides a subtle and nuanced gender analysis of the physical sciences, medicine, archaeology, evolutionary biology, primatology, and developmental biology. She also shows that feminist scientists have developed new theories, asked new questions, and opened new fields in many of these areas.