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On the Shoulders of Giants

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ISBN 13 : 0226520862
Pages : 348 pages
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On the Shoulders of Giants

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ISBN 13 : 0309042348
Pages : 240 pages
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Download On the Shoulders of Giants PDF Format Full Free by National Research Council and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 1990-01-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What mathematics should be learned by today's young people as well as tomorrow's workforce? On the Shoulders of Giants is a vision of richness of mathematics expressed in essays on change, dimension, quantity, shape, and uncertainty, each of which illustrate fundamental strands for school mathematics. These essays expand on the idea of mathematics as the language and science of patterns, allowing us to realize the importance of providing hands-on experience and the development of a curriculum that will enable students to apply their knowledge to diverse numerical problems.


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On the Shoulders of Giants

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351427075
Pages : 296 pages
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ISBN 13 : 9780980557800
Pages : 212 pages
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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ISBN 13 : 1787563375
Pages : 200 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1498291414
Pages : 334 pages
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ISBN 13 : 0768496438
Pages : 194 pages
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On the Shoulders of Giants

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ISBN 13 : 1351427067
Pages : 296 pages
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On the Shoulders of Medicine's Giants

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1493913352
Pages : 251 pages
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Pages : 1300 pages
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Download On The Shoulders Of Giants PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Hawking and published by Running PressBook Pub. This book was released on 2002-09-18 with total page 1300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World-renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed our perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of seven classic works on physics and astronomy. His choice of landmark writings by some of the world's great thinkers traces the brilliant evolution of modern science and shows how each figure built upon the genius of his predecessors. On the Shoulders of Giants includes, in their entirety, On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres by Nicolaus Copernicus; Principia by Sir Isaac Newton; The Principle of Relativity by Albert Einstein; Dialogues Concerning Two Sciences by Galileo Galilei with Alfonso De Salvio; plus Mystery of the Cosmos, Harmony of the World, and Rudolphine Tables by Johannes Kepler. It also includes five critical essays and a biography of each featured physicist, written by Hawking himself.


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On the Shoulders of Giants

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Publisher : Random House
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ISBN 13 : 1473565553
Pages : 416 pages
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ISBN 13 : 1402220405
Pages : 512 pages
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Roman Religion and the Cult of Diana at Aricia

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521851589
Pages : 404 pages
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Download Roman Religion and the Cult of Diana at Aricia PDF Format Full Free by C. M. C. Green and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sanctuary dedicated to Diana at Aricia flourished from the Bronze age to the second century CE. From its archaic beginnings in the wooded crater beside the lake known as the 'mirror of Dianea' it grew into a grand Hellenistic-style complex that attracted crowds of pilgrims and the sick. Diana was also believed to confer power on leaders. This book examines the history of Diana's cult and healing sanctuary, which remained a significant and wealthy religious center for more than a thousand years. It sheds new light on Diana herself, on the use of rational as well as ritual healing in the sanctuary, on the subtle distinctions between Latin religious sensibility and the more austere Roman practice, and on the interpenetration of cult and politics in Latin and Roman history.


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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13 : 9780191542503
Pages : 384 pages
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Download The Carmelites and Antiquity PDF Format Full Free by Andrew Jotischky and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2002-07-18 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Carmelites, the only contemplative religious order to have been founded in the Crusader States, first emerged as a group of hermits living on Mount Carmel, a site associated with the prophet Elijah. Soon after migrating to the West, in the mid-thirteenth century, they began to develop the geographical associations into a complex historical tradition based on the claim to have been founded by the prophet. Carmelite historical myths were first developed as a response to the threat of suppression, but increasingly came to form the basis of a distinctive ecclesiology and mission. This book, which is the first full-length study of the Carmelite historical legendary, examines the circumstances under which the traditions were constructed, describes the evolution of the traditions themselves from the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, and places them within the wider context of historical writing by religious orders, and attitudes to the past more generally in the later Middle Ages.


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Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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ISBN 13 : 1447151283
Pages : 344 pages
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Download Mapping Scientific Frontiers PDF Format Full Free by Chaomei Chen and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-07-30 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an examination of the history and the state of the art of the quest for visualizing scientific knowledge and the dynamics of its development. Through an interdisciplinary perspective this book presents profound visions, pivotal advances, and insightful contributions made by generations of researchers and professionals, which portrays a holistic view of the underlying principles and mechanisms of the development of science. This updated and extended second edition: highlights the latest advances in mapping scientific frontiers examines the foundations of strategies, principles, and design patterns provides an integrated and holistic account of major developments across disciplinary boundaries “Anyone who tries to follow the exponential growth of the literature on citation analysis and scientometrics knows how difficult it is to keep pace. Chaomei Chen has identified the significant methods and applications in visual graphics and made them clear to the uninitiated. Derek Price would have loved this book which not only pays homage to him but also to the key players in information science and a wide variety of others in the sociology and history of science.” – Eugene Garfield “This is a wide ranging book on information visualization, with a specific focus on science mapping. Science mapping is still in its infancy and many intellectual challenges remain to be investigated and many of which are outlined in the final chapter. In this new edition Chaomei Chen has provided an essential text, useful both as a primer for new entrants and as a comprehensive overview of recent developments for the seasoned practitioner.” – Henry Small Chaomei Chen is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, and a ChangJiang Scholar at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Information Visualization and the author of Turning Points: The Nature of Creativity (Springer, 2012) and Information Visualization: Beyond the Horizon (Springer, 2004, 2006).


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ISBN 13 : 142997964X
Pages : 320 pages
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Publisher : Elsevier
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ISBN 13 : 178063210X
Pages : 190 pages
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Download Scientific Publishing PDF Format Full Free by Hans Roosendaal and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2010-01-20 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scientific Publishing addresses the issue of business models in scientific publishing and how these relate to the research process (e.g. support or inhibit this process). The researcher is taken as the starting point for the considerations to arrive at a comprehensive description of the publishing process as an integral part of the research process. The properties of different business models are tested against this description, allowing an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of these models in supporting the research process. Examines business models in scientific publishing and how these relate to the research process i.e. support or inhibit the process The researcher is taken as the starting point to provide a comprehensive description of the publishing process as an integral part of the research process The various scenarios for scientific publishing are discussed and the consequences for stakeholders, such as, Higher Education Institutions and Libraries