by Simon Mawer, Gregor Mendel Planting The Seeds Of Genetics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gregor Mendel Planting The Seeds Of Genetics book, Gregor Mendel's discoveries were so far in advance of their day that it wasn't until 50 years had passed that their importance was recognised by the scientific community. Providing an account of scientific history, this work presents the narrative through the work of the life-scientists who built their own research on Mendel's discoveries.
by Judith M. Taylor, Visions Of Loveliness Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Visions Of Loveliness book, Gardeners of today take for granted the many varieties of geraniums, narcissi, marigolds, roses, and other beloved flowers for their gardens. Few give any thought at all to how this incredible abundance came to be or to the people who spent a good part of their lives creating it. These breeders once had prosperous businesses and were important figures in their communities but are only memories now. They also could be cranky and quirky. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, new and exotic species were arriving in Europe and the United States from all over the world, and these plants often captured the imaginations of the unlikeliest of men, from aristocratic collectors to gruff gardeners who hardly thought of themselves as artists. But whatever their backgrounds, they all shared a quality of mind that led them to ask “What if?” and to use their imagination and skills to answer that question themselves. The newest rose from China was small and light pink, but what if it were larger and came in more colors? Lilac was very nice in its way, but what if its blossoms were double and frilly? While there are many books about plant collectors and explorers, there are none about plant breeders. Drawing from libraries, archives, and the recollections of family members, horticultural historian Judith M. Taylor traces the lives of prominent cultivators in the context of the scientific discoveries and changing tastes of their times. Visions of Loveliness is international in scope, profiling plant breeders from many countries—for example, China and the former East Germany—whose work may be unknown to the Anglophone reader. In addition to chronicling the lives of breeders, the author also includes chapters on the history behind the plants by genus, from shrubs and flowering trees to herbaceous plants.
by Ellen Kottler, Secrets To Success For Science Teachers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Secrets To Success For Science Teachers book, This easy-to-read guide provides new and seasoned teachers with practical ideas, strategies, and insights to help address essential topics in effective science teaching, including emphasizing inquiry, building literacy, implementing technology, using a wide variety of science resources, and maintaining student safety.
by Russell Haitch, Eyes Of The Heart Seeing God In An Age Of Science Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Eyes Of The Heart Seeing God In An Age Of Science book, Growing up in a world shaped by science and technology, young people may easily lose sight of God. Or, as this book shows, their eyes of the heart can become opened like never before. With wit and insight, Russell Haitch offers a model for unifying faith and science that does not compromise either good science or Christian convictions.In Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science, Haitch puts this model to the acid test by showing how it resolves long-standing (and still heated) issues of creation and evolution.Compelling stories and clear explanations make this book appealing to a wide audience, including parents, youth workers, and young people themselves. The ideas are deep--Haitch covers a lot of ground, from Einstein and Hawking to Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen. But the book's arguments are easy to follow, and its bite-size chapters are enjoyable to read.
by John Grant, Eureka Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Eureka book, Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Darwin, Hawking — we know the names, but how much do we really know about these people? Galileo gained notoriety from his battle with the Vatican over the question of heliocentrism, but did you know that he was also an accomplished lute player? And Darwin of course discovered the principle by which new species are formed, but his bold curiosity extended to the dinner table as well. (And how many people can say they've eaten an owl!) In Eureka! John Grant — author of Debunk It!, Discarded Science, Spooky Science and many others — offers fifty vivid portraits of groundbreaking scientists, focusing not just on the ideas and breakthroughs that made them so important but also on their lives and their various...quirks.
by Edward Edelson, Gregor Mendel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gregor Mendel book, Explores the life of Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk whose experiments with pea plants became a foundation for modern genetics.
by Allan Franklin, Once Can Be Enough Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Once Can Be Enough book, There has recently been considerable discussion of a “replication crisis” in some areas of science. In this book, the authors argue that replication is not a necessary criterion for the validation of a scientific experiment. Five episodes from physics and genetics are used to substantiate this thesis: the Meselson-Stahl experiment on DNA replication, the discoveries of the positron and the omega minus hyperon, Mendel’s plant experiments, and the discovery of parity nonconservation. Two cases in which once wasn’t enough are also discussed, the nondiscovery of parity nonconservation and the search for magnetic monopoles. Reasons why once wasn’t enough are also discussed.