Blue Genes and Polyester Plants
365 More Suprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries
By (author) Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
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Blue Genes and Polyester Plants by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Book DescriptionWhat is the world's largest single-celled organism? What type of grass can support more weight per square inch than concrete? What male mammal makes breast milk? Why are dancing cockroaches so fascinating to mathematicians? Get ready to find out fascinating facts about everything from blue roses and deep earthquakes to singing sand dunes and ticking hourglasses. "Blue Genes and Polyester Plants" takes you on a lively tour of the universe's astonishing oddities and extremes. Based on cutting-edge scientific research, here are hundreds of juicy tidbits culled from every corner of science - including biology, medicine, engineering, technology, zoology, chemistry, and astronomy. This exciting overview of modern science is sure to inform, entertain, and astound.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471145752
(230mm x 157mm x 16mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Theory That Would Not Die, Paperback (September 2012)
Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, this book offers an account of Bayes' rule for general readers, It traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace.
Nobel Prize Women in Science, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only about 3 percent have been women. This book explores the reasons for this disparity by examining the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize - winning project.
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Author Biography - Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
SHARON BERTSCH McGRAYNE is the author of 365 Surprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries (also published by Wiley) and Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries.
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