The environment is an amazing gift of nature to the mankind. It consists of many small and big organisms, which reside together in this environment. They follow a proper food chain and live together.In past few decades, after the development of mankind and the different techniques, humans have developed in every field. This development is a positive aspect, but there came a time when these different aspects of development have harmed the environment.There are many adverse effects of the human deeds on the environment, and humans are continuously exploiting the natural resources of the Earth. This exploitation has led to the depletion of natural resources such as coal, iron, minerals, oils, etc.To understand the fact that environment and its components are precious, a thorough discussion is done here. This will provide a basic idea of the environment, the environmental science, and the ways by which environment can be saved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrea Giordani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122660/bk_acx0_122660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Though medical science began with the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, dissection and the study of the human body was prohibited for religious reasons until the Renaissance. Only in 1628 did William Harvey theorize that blood circulates in the body; germs weren´t discovered until the 19th century. Since then, surgery and drugs have greatly reduced deaths and pain from accident and disease. Genetic research and biotechnology hold the promise of even greater advances in the 21st century. The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history´s most successful journeys: 4,000 years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edwin Newman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001741/bk_blak_001741_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of chapters from the previous five volumes in the Rational Science series. We discuss the difference between objects and concepts, hypothesis and theory, and science and technology. What is science? What do scientists do? What is the Rational Scientific Method? We learn about light, time, and mass, the Big Bang Theory, black holes, and Mach’s principle. We find out about dinosaurs and why they were so big. We look at a couple hypotheses on planetary and solar system formation. From atom to sun, we learn to think about reality in new ways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Gilmore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101194/bk_acx0_101194_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It has never been easier for organizations to gather, store, and process data. Use of data science is driven by the rise of big data and social media, the development of high-performance computing, and the emergence of such powerful methods for data analysis and modeling as deep learning. Data science encompasses a set of principles, problem definitions, algorithms, and processes for extracting non-obvious and useful patterns from large datasets. It is closely related to the fields of data mining and machine learning, but broader in scope. This book offers a brief history of the field, introduces fundamental data concepts, and describes the stages in a data science project. It considers data infrastructure and the challenges posed by integrating data from multiple sources, introduces the basics of machine learning, and discusses how to link machine learning expertise with real-world problems. The book also reviews ethical and legal issues, developments in data regulation, and computational approaches to preserving privacy. Finally, it considers the future impact of data science and offers principles for success in data science projects. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Sorensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002850/bk_gdan_002850_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Science is humanity´s greatest achievement. It ranges from the study of the universe itself to the smallest particles of matter contained within it - and everything in between. It explores everything from the big bang to theories about the end of the universe. If you want to better understand our physical world, as most of us do, gaining a basic understanding of science itself is profoundly important - yet many are intimidated by the breathtaking scope of such an endeavor. Now an award-winning science teacher has taken out the intimidation, harnessing that breathtaking scope into a series of 60 exciting, comprehensive, and accessible lectures that let you explore and understand the wealth of ideas, discoveries, and principles in all of the physical and biological sciences. You learn that understanding science comes from understanding not only its component disciplines - each of which has its own theories, pioneers, problems, and fundamental questions - but of knowing how these disciplines work with one another to create an entire mosaic of human knowledge. The lectures have been crafted to make those relationships crystal-clear, with an integrated approach that takes you through all of the major disciplines that fall under the umbrella of ´´science,´´ including physics, chemistry, Earth science, geophysics, and biology. Each lecture covers one of the 60 fundamental principles of the scientific world - offering you new knowledge and insight into topics such as the scientific method, gravitation, atoms, the big bang, plate tectonics, volcanoes, proteins, ecosystems, and electricity. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert M. Hazen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000303/bk_tcco_000303_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Did you know that San Diego’s Frozen Zoo is home to preserved DNA samples from over 8,000 endangered or threatened species, or that the tell-tale smell of freshly mowed grass is actually the plant’s version of a distress call? And what about Henrietta Lacks, the ´´immortal woman” whose cancer cells have been divided and multiplied for research purposes for over 60 years? Even if you think you have a handle on all things trivia, you´re guaranteed a big surprise with Now I Know: Science. This special collection from the Now I Know archives will challenge your knowledge of the fascinating stories behind the world´s greatest facts. Now I Know: Science is the ultimate challenge for any know-it-all who thinks they have nothing left to learn about science. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicholas Techosky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016453/bk_adbl_016453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An homage to the men and women of science, and an exposition of Einstein’s place in scientific history.... In this fascinating collection of articles and speeches, Albert Einstein reflects not only on the scientific method at work in his own theoretical discoveries, but eloquently expresses a great appreciation for his scientific contemporaries and forefathers, including Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Max Planck, and Niels Bohr. While Einstein is renowned as one of the foremost innovators of modern science, his discoveries uniquely his own, through his own words it becomes clear that Einstein viewed himself as only the most recent in a long line of scientists driven to create new ways of understanding the world and to prove their scientific theories. Einstein’s thoughtful examinations explain the ´´how” of scientific innovations both in his own theoretical work and in the scientific method established by those who came before him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Turetsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009049/bk_adbl_009049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Humans have always had the need to tell. In the dark millennia of prehistory, people used fingers or made incisions on bones. For about 4,000 years, early civilizations developed elaborate numbering systems to record transactions for everything from business to astronomy cycles. The hand tools calculation appeared millennia later. Today the prodigious complexity of calculations, as well as the whole set of activities with no apparent relationship to numbers, is made by sophisticated ´´electronic brains´´ called computers. Experts are rushing to point out that a computer is a brain, is just another tool, another machine designed to reduce work or extend our dominion over the world. In this book you will learn more about the science of computing through subtle explanations and summarized chapters. Once you learn about the importance and necessity of the study of history in general and, more specifically, the history of science and technology, it is easy to see that the study of the history of computing is an impressive relief in the vast landscape of scientific knowledge. Just remember that the impact of this technology on our society is immense and our increasing dependence on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/064723/bk_acx0_064723_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Rocket Science, Jay Lake´s first novel, Vernon Dunham´s friend Floyd Bellamy has returned to Augusta, Kansas after serving in World War II, but he hasn´t come back empty-handed: he´s stolen a super-secret aircraft right from under the Germans. Vernon doesn´t think it´s your ordinary run-of-the-mill aircraft. For one thing, it´s been buried under the Arctic ice for hundreds of years. When it actually starts talking to him, he realizes it doesn´t belong in Kansas-or anywhere on Earth. The problem is, a lot of folks know about the ship and are out to get it, including the Nazis, the U.S. Army-and that´s just for starters. Vernon has to figure out how to communicate with the ship and unravel its secrets before everyone catches up with him. If he ends up dead, and the ship falls into the wrong hands, it won´t take a rocket scientist to predict the fate of humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Aiello. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012734/bk_adbl_012734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lars Nielsen and Noreen Burlingame provide a brief, understandable, user-friendly guide to all aspects of Data Science. The authors address the various skills required, the key steps in the Data Science process, software technology related to the effective practice of Data Science, and the best rising academic programs for training in the field. Contents: Data Science Summarized * What is Big Data * Hadoop * Data Management * Data Cleaning * Data Modeling for Unstructured Data * Predictive Analysis * Creativity and Intuition (or Posing the Right Question, at the Right Time, for the Right Data) * Data Visualization (or Telling the Story) * Cassandra * Academic Programs 1. Language: English. Narrator: Owen Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016140/bk_acx0_016140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.