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  • The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the Worldby Paul Parsons

    Rough Guides Ltd 2012; Not Available

    The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the World is a light-hearted yet well-informed look at threats to the very existence of life on Earth, how we might be able to deal with them and-if things go truly, horribly wrong-how we might just be able to survive. Written by scientist and sci fan Paul Parsons, this gripping book examines scenarios ranging... more...

  • The Deep-Sky Observer?s Yearby Paul Parsons

    Springer London 2012; US$ 99.00

    Deep-sky observing - that's looking at the stars, nebulae and galaxies - is easily the most popular field for amateur astronomers. The big problem faced by non-professional observers is what to look at - what's visible at a paticular time of year. The Deep-sky Observer's Year is a month-by-month guide to the best objects to view. Objects are given... more...

  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughsby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2012; US$ 18.99

    Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will... more...

  • How to Destroy the Universeby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2012; US$ 12.99

    How to survive an earthquake. How to make an invisibility cloak. How to turn lead into gold. How to read someone's mind. Physics = tedious and unfathomable, right? No longer. If you thought physics was all about measuring the temperature of an ice bucket or trying to understand complicated equations, think again. How to Destroy the Universe... more...

  • Science 1001by Dr Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; US$ 13.99

    Science 1001 provides clear and concise explanations of the most fundamental and fascinating scientific concepts. Distilled into 1001 bite-sized mini-essays arranged thematically, this unique reference book moves steadily from the basics through to the most advanced of ideas, making it the ideal guide for novices and science enthusiasts. Whether... more...

  • The Periodic Tableby Gail Dixon; Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    As one of the most recognizable images in science, the periodic table is ingrained in our culture. First drawn up in 1869 by Dmitri Mendeleev, its 118 elements make up not only everything on our planet but also everything in the entire universe. The Periodic Table looks at the fascinating story and surprising uses of each of those elements, whether... more...

  • 50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Gail Dixon; Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2016; US$ 14.99

    50 Science Ideas You Really Need to Know is your guide to the biggest questions and deepest concepts from across the whole of science. What was the Big Bang? How did life on Earth arise? What does quantum mechanics tell us about the universe? Is true artificial intelligence possible? And does life exist on other planets? Moving from the basics... more...

  • Design of Visualizations for Human-Information Interactionby Kamran Sedig; Paul Parsons

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 52.00

    Interest in visualization design has increased in recent years. While there is a large body of existing work from which visualization designers can draw, much of the past research has focused on developing new tools and techniques that are aimed at specific contexts. Less focus has been placed on developing holistic frameworks, models, and theories... more...

  • Thorps in a Changing Landscapeby Paul Cullen; Richard Jones; David Parsons

    University Of Hertfordshire Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    Considering the minor settlements of England?s Danelawvillages known as thorps or thropsthis history demonstrates how place-name evidence can be used to understand early cultures. By integrating linguistic and archaeological approaches, it establishes a compelling connection between the creation of these place-names and the fundamental changes taking... more...

  • 30-Second Theoriesby Paul Parsons; Martin Rees; Susan Blackmore

    Icon Books Ltd 2010; US$ 11.65

    When it comes to big science, very few things are conclusively known. From Quantum Mechanics to Natural Selection, what we have instead are theories - ideas explain why things happen the way they do. Suitable for those keen on expanding their mind with science's thrilling ideas, this work contains profiles of key scientists behind each theory. more...