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Ideas from physics

General introduction to physics dating from the 1970s.
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1973

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On growth and form

It is a book the way things grow, and the shapes they take. Here a great man of science  who was also a poet tells of the shape of horns, of teeth of tusks; of jumping fleas and slipper limpets; of buds and seeds, bees' cells and drops of; rain of the potter's thumb and the spider's web; of...
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1971

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Statistics for biologists (second edition)

 This is a lucid introduction to the principles and more elementary techniques of statistical reasoning, particularly as they are relevant to the biologist.
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1974

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Intelligent eye: with 3D illustrations

 This book suggests that the brain-function man has inherited from his biological past has been fundamentally modified by the uniquely human invention of symbols - language, tallies and numbers. Illustrations and examples of man's developing abilities are drawn fro widely diverse fields: from Egyptian ...
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1971

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Introduction to crystallography

 This book is designed as an introductory text: it assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, and only a minimum understanding of chemistry, physics and mathematics if needed. It provides a sound foundation from which to proceed to the use of more advanced techniques, such as X-ray diffraction, in the study of...
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1971

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Basic statistics: a primer for the Biomedical Sciences (2nd edition)

This introduction to modern statistics for biomedical applications has been revised to make it even more useful to people in Public Health, epidemiology, and medical research. Retaining its nonmathematical approach, the text requires only one year of high school algebra as a prerequisite. The author has added two...
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1978

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Patterns in nature

 Celebrates the aesthetic and scientific aspects of the explosions spiraling, branching, and meandering found in nature.
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1977

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Ambidextrous universe: left, right, and the fall of parity

The Ambidextrous Universe is a popular science book by Martin Gardner, covering aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in human culture, science and the wider universe.
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1979

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Earth history 1 and 2 (open university science foundation course)

The main aim of these two units is to give you some insight into the methods used to reconstruct events in the Earth's history. So far, we have devoted most of our attention to the structure and evolutions of the Earth's crust. Now we examine the Earth's surface, what past environments must have been like and how...
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1971

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Earth, its shape, internal structure and composition/the Earth's magnetic field (open university science foundation course)

Topics include:The EarthThe Earth in the Solar SystemThe Earth as a BodySeismic Waves and their use in determining the internal structure of the EarthThe internal structure and composition of the Earth
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1971

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