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Space, Cosmology and Fiction

Beginning with the confrontation between Galileo and the Church, this book follows some of the discoveries which led to modern cosmology and technology, to the excitement of science fiction, and modern space technology.

The chapters in this booklet are:

*Early views on the Universe -...

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1980 - 1989

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Energy: the Power to Work

This book from the SISCON series looks at past discoveries about energy, electricity generation, the hazards of nuclear energy and as stocks of fossil fuels run down, uncertainties about alternative energy supply.

Chapters in this booklet are:

*Trying to understand - What is energy?,...

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1980 - 1989

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Evolution and the Human Population

This book from the SISCON series starts with Darwin's ideas about natural selection; including the religious and scientific reactions. It then discusses some of the achievements and problems of genetics up to the 1980s.

Chapters in this booklet are:

*What is evolution? - The animals...

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1980 - 1989

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Health, Food and Population

This book from the SISCON series looks at attempts to eradicate disease by good sanitation and vaccination. It discusses concerns in the 1980s over the testing of medicines and explores some Third World health issues.

The chapters in this booklet are:

*Public health in Britain -...

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1980 - 1989

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Technology, Invention and Industry

This book from the SISCON series contains stories of inventions, studies two important modern industries (plastics and microelectronics) and looks at the effects of their developments on society in the 1980s.

Chapters in this booklet are:

*Ingredients for invention -...

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1980 - 1989

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The Atomic Bomb

This book from the SISCON series tells the story of the atomic bomb: from early discoveries in nuclear physics; development of the first bombs and their use in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; to fears in about nuclear warfare.

The chapters in this booklet are:

*Science on the payroll...

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1980 - 1989

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How Can We Be Sure?

This book from the SISCON series looks at the history of scientific theories, including evidence, prediction and creativity. It asks questions such as: What is it possible to be certain about? Are experts always right?

The chapters in this booklet are:

*Why we need to know - Are the...

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1980 - 1989

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Beyond the Visible: One Hundred Years of X-Rays

Written for the Association for Science Education (ASE) in 1995 to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of X-rays by Röntgen, this book contains units of study for Post-16 students on subjects such as the applications of X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance.

Some units are also suitable for Key...

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1990 - 1999

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Colourful Chemistry

Written by F.C. Brown and published by the English Universities Press, this book contains guidance on how to carry out a number of laboratory experiments in which colour plays an essential part.

The activities look at extracting and using dyes, in making pigments, turning them into paints and using these...

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1970 - 1979

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Special Study: Metallurgy

This Nuffield Advanced Chemistry Special Study enabled students to see something of the scope of the field of metallurgy, and to appreciate its dependence upon chemical principles. The objectives were to: *consider the relationships between the physical and chemical properties of metallic materials and their uses...

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1970 - 1979

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