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Download E-books The Physics of Golf PDF

By Theodore P. Jorgensen

This revised and multiplied bestseller incorporates a new bankruptcy on placing, a brand new appendix at the basic physics coated within the booklet, elevated insurance of recent membership layout, and an up to date reference part. As within the past ebook, many of the arithmetic is relegated to a technical appendix. the 1st variation of this e-book was once enthusiastically acquired by way of the either the technological know-how press in Physics this day, IEEE Spectrum, and Nature and the golfing international in American golfing professional and golfing Week.

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Download E-books So You Want a Meade LX Telescope!: How to Select and Use the LX200 and Other High-End Models (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) PDF

By Lawrence Harris

For a person contemplating paying for a high-end Meade telescope, this publication bargains an skilled user's consultant to what can truly be completed with it. It additionally bargains a consultant to the various software program applications on hand to help optimizing and really utilizing the scope.

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Download E-books Fundamental Planetary Science: Physics, Chemistry and Habitability PDF

A quantitative creation to the sunlight method and planetary platforms technology for complicated undergraduate scholars, this enticing new textbook explains the wide range of actual, chemical, and geological techniques that govern the motions and homes of planets. The authors offer an summary of our present wisdom and speak about a number of the unanswered questions on the leading edge of study in planetary technological know-how and astrobiology at the present time. They mix wisdom of the sun process and the houses of extrasolar planets with astrophysical observations of ongoing big name and planet formation, supplying a finished version for figuring out the beginning of planetary platforms. The e-book concludes with an advent to the basic homes of dwelling organisms and the connection that existence has to its host planet. With greater than 2 hundred routines to aid scholars tips on how to follow the techniques coated, this textbook is perfect for a one-semester or two-quarter path for undergraduate scholars.

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Download E-books Missions and Conversions: Creating the Montagnard-Dega Refugee Community (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion) PDF

By T. Pearson

This insightful ethnography explores cross-cultural touch within the highlands of Vietnam, Christian conversion, refugee exile, and the formation of the Dega refugee neighborhood within the usa.

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Download E-books The Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained PDF

By DK

Every 12 months huge numbers of individuals absorb the learn of astronomy, regularly at novice point. there are many simple books out there, choked with vibrant pictures, yet missing in right reasons of ways and why issues are as they're. many folks finally desire to transcend the 'coffee-table ebook' degree and learn this interesting topic in higher intensity. This e-book is written for them. moreover, many folks sit down for public examinations during this topic every year and this e-book can be meant to be of use to them. all of the subject matters from the GCSE syllabus are coated right here, with pattern questions on the finish of every bankruptcy. Astronomy Explained presents a finished therapy of the topic in additional intensity than is mostly present in effortless works, and may be of curiosity to either beginner astronomers and scholars of astronomy.

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Download E-books Imaging the Southern Sky: An Amateur Astronomer's Guide (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series) PDF

By Stephen Chadwick

This e-book isn't approximately imaging from the southern hemisphere, yet really approximately imaging these components of the sky that lie south of the celestial equator. the various astronomical items awarded also are available to northern hemisphere imagers, together with these in either america and Europe. Imaging the Southern Sky discusses over a hundred and fifty of the easiest southern gadgets to photograph, together with nebulae, galaxies, and planetaries, each followed by means of a astonishing colour snapshot. This ebook additionally comprises sections on either photograph shooting and processing innovations and so makes an amazing all-in-one creation. in addition, since it includes an in-depth research of ways to seize the entire gadgets, a lot of that are hardly imaged by way of amateurs and pros alike, it's also tremendous priceless for the extra complex imager.

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Download E-books Apocalypse When?: Calculating How Long the Human Race Will Survive (Springer Praxis Books) PDF

By Willard Wells

Any formulation for predicting human survival will invite controversy. This booklet offers a different research of the probabilities of human survivability within the brief and long-term. It develops a formulation for survival in keeping with 4 separate measures.

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Download E-books Stardust, Supernovae and the Molecules of Life: Might We All Be Aliens? PDF

The place have been the amino acids, the molecules of lifestyles, created: might be in a lightning hurricane within the early Earth, or even somewhere else within the cosmos? This ebook argues that at the very least a few of them should have been produced within the cosmos, and that the truth that the Earthly amino acids have a particular handedness offers a massive clue for that clarification. The ebook discusses a number of versions that purport to provide an explanation for the handedness, finally presenting a brand new clarification that contains cosmic processing of the amino acids produced in area. The ebook presents a travel for laypersons that features a definition of existence, the large Bang, stellar nucleosynthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, molecules, and supernovae and the debris they produce.

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Download E-books The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue (The Routledge Guides to the Great Books) PDF

By Maurice A. Finocchiaro

 The booklet in 1632 of Galileo’s Dialogue at the leader international platforms, Ptolemaic and Copernican marked a vital second within the ‘scientific revolution’ and helped Galileo develop into the ‘father of contemporary science’. The Dialogue includes Galileo’s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and technique, and a serious affirmation of Copernicus’s speculation of the earth’s movement. besides the fact that, the booklet additionally led Galileo to face trial with the Inquisition, in what turned often called ‘the maximum scandal in Christendom’.

In The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogue, Maurice A. Finocchiaro introduces and analyzes:

  • the highbrow historical past and old context of the Copernican controversy and Inquisition trial;
  • the key arguments and opinions that Galileo provides on each side of the ‘dialogue’;
  • the Dialogue’s content material and importance from 3 detailed issues of view: technology, technique, and rhetoric;
  • the enduring legacy of the Dialogue and the continuing software of its method of different areas.

This is a vital creation for all scholars of technological know-how, philosophy, heritage, and faith short of an invaluable consultant to Galileo’s nice classic.

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