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From atoms to infinity; readings in modern science

Author: Clifford D Simak; Minneapolis morning tribune.
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Articles published in 1963 and 1964 by the Minneapolis tribune in its Science reading series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford D Simak; Minneapolis morning tribune.
OCLC Number: 1457266
Notes: Articles published in 1963 and 1964 by the Minneapolis tribune in its Science reading series.
Description: xix, 330 pages illustrations, maps 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. The importance of scientific research / Hugh Odishaw --
Astronomy. The dimensions of the universe / Harlow Shapley --
The origin of the universe / Harlow Shapley --
Life in the universe / Harlow Shapley --
Our place in the Galaxy / Clifford D. Simak --
Mathematics / Isaac Asimov. The history of numerals --
The advantages of the metric system --
An easy way to handle big numbers --
The concept of infinity --
Meteorology / Harry Wexler. The earth's atmosphere --
How the weather is made --
Forecasting the weather --
Future forecast and weather control --
Archaeology / Frank C. Hibben. How man first came to America --
The Folsom man --
The Clovis mammoth hunters --
The Sandia cave men --
The earth. The shape and size of the earth / Isaac Asimov --
The pear-shaped earth / John A. O'Keefe --
The structure of the earth / Isaac Asimov --
Project Mohole / Willard Bascom --
The methods and problems of drilling under the sea / Willard Bascom --
Rockets and satellites / Willy Ley. The history of rocketry. (Cont.) How a rocket works --
How a satellite works --
Future uses of satellites --
Plasma physics / John Chapman. The fourth state of matter --
How we can use plasma : the world of MHD --
Unlimited power for the future --
The atom / Isaac Asimov. The electron --
The proton and the neutron --
The structure of the atom --
Isotopes --
Antimatter --
Cancer / Victor Cohn. The cell --
Viruses --
Chemistry against cancer --
Cancer epidemiology.
Responsibility: [edited by Clifford D. Simak] Drawings by Victor Lazzaro.

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Articles published in 1963 and 1964 by the Minneapolis tribune in its Science reading series.

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