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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Peter Day; Royal Institution of Great Britain.
|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.|
"This is a small collection of eight short essays on science and technology, which were presented as lecture-style discourses at the Royal Institution in London. The intention was to make the