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The infographic guide to science

Author: Tom Cabot
Publisher: Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Utilizes the power of visual design and authoritative text to illustrate the fundamentals of science. Starting from the point of physical origin, Cabot moves through quarks, atoms, molecules and stars; to planet building, organic chemistry, the emergence of life, and finally on to sentience, the human mind, and its quest to understand the Universe. The visuals provided give insight into how the world really works,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Illustrated works
Miscellanea
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Cabot
ISBN: 9781770857919 1770857915
OCLC Number: 945359241
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. From the Big Bang to artificial intelligence --
Powers of ten: from Trafalgar Square to superclusters. Part one. Universe. The geometry of the universe --
(The shape of space) ---
The unfurling fundamental forces --
(The first millionth of a second --
Gravity/strong force/weakforce/electromagnetism) --
Components of matter --
(Hadrons and leptons) --
Matter and missing matter --
(Matter and dark matter) --
Big Bang to 380,000 year later --
(The cosmic background radiation) --
Electromagnetism radiation --
(The spectrum --
Black bodies --
Incandescence) --
Relativity --
(Black holes --
Gravity waves) --
Atomic theory --
(Rutherford --
Bohr --
Quantum models) --
Quantum energy states --
(Electrons --
Resonance --
Emission spectra) --
Star formation --
(Dying stars --
Shockwaves --
New stars) --
Stellar nucleosynthesis --
(The dawn of chemistry) --
The elements --
(Periodic table --
Elemental composition) --
Chemical reactivity --
(Electron orbitals --
Periodicity --
Ionization energy --
Spectral lines) --
Metals --
(Characteristics --
Exotic metals --
Prevalence) --
Carbon --
(Bonding structure --
Allotropes) --
States of matter --
(State change --
Exotic forms) --
Supernovae --
(Type 2 supernova --
High-mass nucleosynthesis) --
Radioactive elements --
(Nuclides --
Superheavy elements --
Radioactive decay --
Natural radiation) --
Nuclear fission --
(Chain reactions --
Nuclear power --
Bomb design) --
Star lifecycles --
(Types and scales --
Red giants --Quasars --
Neutron stars) --
Galaxies --
(Structures --
Clusters --
Superclusters) --
Black holes --
(Schwarzchild --
Kerr --
Lifesize holes) --
The Sun --
(Solar lifecycle --
Anatomy of a star --
Comparative scales) --
Abstract --
(Pi to 1,001 decimal places). Part two. Earth. Planet formation --
(Interstellar dust --
Pre-solar nebula --
Atmospheric composition --
Frost line) --
The Solar System --
(Major planets and moons --
Composition --
Scale) --
The Solar System: non-planetary bodies --
(Logarithmic map --
The Oort Cloud --
Scale and classification) --
The Moon and other moons --
(Origin and composition --
Other moons) --
The Earth --
(Formation --
Structure --
Composition --
Early history) --
The lithosphere --
(Convection --
Magnetic filed --
Man-made holes) --
Plat tectonics --
(Tectonic plates --
Ocean-floor spreading) --
Earthquakes --
(Energy and scale --
Seismic waves) --
Our atmosphere --
(Change in composition --
Opacity --
Human exploration) --
Climate zones: atmospheric circulation --
(Surface winds --
Ocean currents) --
Meteorology --
(Dynamics --
Air masses --
Weather --
Cloud formation) --
Climate extremes --
(Global zones --
Hottest/coldest --
Wettest/driest --
Atmospheric pressure) --
Solar activity and climate --
(Sunspots --
Solar cycles --
Historical climate change) --
Climate change: snowball Earth --
(Glaciations --
Mass extinctions --
Greenhouse effects) --
Water and aqueous chemistry --
(Chemistry --
Physical properties --
Bonding --
Surface tension) --
Organic chemistry --
(The molecules --
Structures and polarity --
Hydrophilic --
Hydrophobic) ---
Proteins --
(Amino acids --
Levels of structure --
Size and weight) --
DNA coding --
(Nucleobases --
Transcription --
Protein synthesis --
The code of life) --
Abstract --
(Earth's internal composition). Part three. Life. Abiogenesis --
(Origins of life --
Theories of chemical evolution) --
First life: chemistry changes --
(Elemental composition) --
Protocell: the first cell --
(Liposomes --
Ion gradients) --
Cell membranes --
(Bilipids --
Cell proteins --
Ion pumps/motors) --
Kingdoms of life --
(Domains --
Phylogenetic tree --
Scale of life) --
Eukaryotic cells --
(The cell nucleus --
Endosymbiont theory) --
Mitochondria --
(Nanotechnology --
Power generation) --
Viruses --
The Great Oxygenation Event --
(First extinction event --
Banded iron formations --
Evolution of life) --
Photosynthesis and primary production --
(Chlorophyll --
Efficiency --
C3/C4 plants) --
Metabolic pathways --
(Citric acid cycle --
Catabolism/anabolism --
Efficiency of energy generation) --
Enzymes --
(Mechanism --
Transition states --
Substrates/products) --
The immune system: biological self-recognition --
(Cells --
Immunoglobulin) --
Chromosomes: structure and packing --
(Length of DNA --
The genome enigma) --
Cell reproduction --
(Mitosis --
Interphase --
Speed) --
Sexual reproduction and variation --
(Meiosis --
Recombination --
Mutation) --
Bacteria --
(Forms --
The human microbiota) --
Single-cell life --
(Colonies --
Multicellular life) --
Precambrian life --
(The Ediacara biota --
Glaciation --
Preservation) --
Bilaterians --
(Symmetry in nature --
Basic body plans --
Triploblasts) --
Mass extinction events and evolution --
(Emergence of modern phyla --
Winners and losers) --
The Cambrian explosion --
(Diversification --
Burgess Shales --
The lost genera) --
The chordates --
(Evolutionary emergence of vertebrates --
Body plan --
The brain) --
Fish --
(Evolution of the jaw --
The Devonian Age) --
Marine habitats --
(Ocean topography --
The aqueous biosphere) --
Gills versus lungs --
(Air and water --
Physical chemistry --
Breathing). Invasion of the land --
(Devonian terrestialization --
Insects --
Fish to reptiles) --
Carboniferous Period --
(Insects --
Carbon burial --
Coal reserves) --
Arthropods --
(Radiation and dominance --
Megafauna) --
Amniotes --
(Conquering the land --
Eggs) --
Dinosaurs --
(Dinosaur intelligence --
Gait and speed) --
Trees and forests --
(The rise and fall of the Boreal Age) --
Pterosaurs: vertebrate flight --
Angiosperms and flying insects --
(Flowers --
Co-evolution --
Diversity and radiation) --
Vertebrate vision --
(Acuity --
Bifocal vision) --
The Chicxulub impactor --
(The last great extinction --
Deccan Traps volcanism) --
Bird migration --
(Flyways --
Record-breaking species) --
The rise of the mammals --
(Size and diversification --
Spread of grasslands) --
Gestation --
(Placentals --
Vivipary --
Length and body size --
Litter size) --
Evolutionary adaptation and return --
(Sea to land --
Land to air --
Land to sea) --
Evolution of grasses --
(Spread of grasslands --
Grazing mammals --
Hypsodonty) --
The biosphere and the carbon cycle --
(Energy flows) --
Abstract --
(Extinct mammalian RNA). Part four. Human. Primates --
(Evolution --
brain size) --
Early humans --
(The Laetoli footprints) --
The human diaspora --
(Out of Africa --
Global migrations --
Ribosomal RNA) --
Human anatomy --
(Evolution of the human body) --
Digestion --
(System --
pH and function) --
The circulatory system --
(Vessels --
Pressure and flow) --
Hormones --
(Endocrine system --
Homeostasis) --
Language evolution --
(Linguistic family trees --
The rise and fall of languages) --
Brain evolution: size and complexity --
(Cerebral neurons --
Connectivity) --
Perception --
(Senses --
Exotic senses) --
Taste --
(Flavor wheel) --
Neurotransmission --
(Synapse --
Neurotransmitters --
Neurophysiology) --
Emotion --
(Models of personality and feeling) --
Learning and memory --
(Information processing --
Neuroanatomy) --
Computing --
(Growth in power and miniaturization) --
Artificial intelligence --
(Weak and strong AI --
Cognitive science --
The binding problem) --
Abstract --
(The human molecule).
Responsibility: Tom Cabot.

Abstract:

Utilizes the power of visual design and authoritative text to illustrate the fundamentals of science. Starting from the point of physical origin, Cabot moves through quarks, atoms, molecules and stars; to planet building, organic chemistry, the emergence of life, and finally on to sentience, the human mind, and its quest to understand the Universe. The visuals provided give insight into how the world really works, covering all the major branches of scientific understanding. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of different subject areas, the book features physics, cosmology, chemistry, earth science, biology, non-science, medicine, engineering, and computer technology. --From publisher description.

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