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Killers in the brain : essays in science and technology from the Royal Institution

Author: Peter Day; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : University Press, 1999.
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This selection of essays offers an account of thinking in areas of science and technology. The subjects are wide-ranging, from Simon Conway Morris discussing the fossils of the Burgess Shale, and a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Day; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
ISBN: 019850540X 9780198505402
OCLC Number: 44795101
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The philosopher's tree : Faraday today at the Royal Institution / Peter Day --
The fossils of the Burgess Shale and the Cambrian "explosion" : their implications for evolution / Simon Conway Morris --
Brain killers : understanding degenerative diseases of the brain / Nancy J. Rothwell --
The science of Murphy's law / Robert A.J. Matthews --
God, time, and cosmology / Russell Stannard --
The human singing voice / David M. Howard --
Asthma and allergy : disorders of civilization / Stephen T. Holgate --
El Niño and its significance / Crispin Tickell.
Responsibility: edited by P. Day.

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