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The 1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America s greatest achievements in space Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P Henson Octavia Spencer Janelle Monae Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as human computers used pencils rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets and astronauts into space Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women some of the brightest minds of their generation Originally relegated to teaching math in the South s segregated public schools they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II when America s aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff Suddenly these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills and they answered Uncle Sam s call moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory Even as Virginia s Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white... counterparts the women of Langley s all-black West Computing group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War and complete domination of the heavens Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan Mary Jackson Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden four African American women who participated in some of NASA s greatest successes It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives and their country s future more
The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes illustrated in full color Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that s perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it How to make homemade mac n cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff but far tastier How to roast a succulent moist turkey forget about brining and use a foolproof method that works every time As Serious Eats s culinary nerd-in-residence J Kenji L pez-Alt has pondered all these questions and more In The Food Lab Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes delving into the interactions between heat energy and molecules that create great food Kenji shows that often conventional methods don t work that well and home cooks can achieve far better results using new but simple techniques In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1 000 full-color images you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes how to make the... crispiest creamiest potato casserole ever conceived and much more Over 1000 color photographsmore
A groundbreaking book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres slowing disease and improving life Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds While many factors contribute to aging and illness Dr Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase the enzyme that replenishes telomeres which protect our genetic heritage Dr Blackburn and Dr Elissa Epel s research shows that the length and health of one s telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans the number of years we remain healthy active and disease-free THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel s findings together with research from colleagues around the world cumulatively show that sleep quality exercise aspects of diet and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres and... that chronic stress negative thoughts strained relationships and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres from pregnancy through adolescence And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level with neighborhoods characterized by trust green spaces and safe streets THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives more
Clear writing and illustrations Clear explanations of difficult concepts Clear communication of the ways in biochemistry is currently understood and practiced For over 35 years in edition after bestselling edition Principles of Biochemistry has put those defining principles into practice guiding students through a coherent introduction to the essentials of biochemistry without overwhelming them The new edition brings this remarkable text into a new era Like its predecessors Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry Sixth Edition strikes a careful balance of current science and enduring concepts incorporating a tremendous amount of new findings but only those that help illustrate biochemistry s foundational principles With this edition students will encounter new information emerging from high throughput DNA sequencing x-ray crystallography and the manipulation of genes and gene expression and other techniques In addition students will see how contemporary biochemistry has shifted away from exploring metabolic pathways in isolation to focusing on interactions among pathways They will also get an updated understanding of the relevance of biochemistry to the study of human disease especially diabetes as well as the important role of... evolutionary theory in biochemical research These extensive content changes as well as new art and powerful new learning technologies make this edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry the most impressive yet See what s in the LaunchPadmore
Shigley s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect with a modern emphasis on design and new applications The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years
NOTE You are purchasing a standalone product MasteringEngineering does not come packaged with this content If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for 0134116992 9780134116990 Engineering Mechanics Dynamics plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package 14 e Package consists of 0133915387 9780133915389 Engineering Mechanics Dynamics 0133941299 9780133941296 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Engineering Mechanics Statics Dynamics MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics Dynamics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Professor Hibbeler s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession as well as many of the author s students The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems which are intended to help students develop conceptual... understanding and build problem-solving skills The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines stressing practical realistic situations encountered in professional practice and having varying levels of difficulty More information on http www pearsonhighered com hibbeler-14e-info index html Also Available with MasteringEngineering -- an online homework tutorial and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results Interactive self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track With a wide range of activities available students can actively learn understand and retain even the most difficult concepts The text and MasteringEngineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems more
You know the authors names You recognize the title You ve probably used this book yourself This is The Elements of Style the classic style manual now in a fourth edition A new Foreword by Roger Angell reminds readers that the advice of Strunk White is as valuable today as when it was first offered This book s unique tone wit and charm have conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers Use the fourth edition of the little book to make a big impact with writing
Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition by Moran Shapiro Boettner and Bailey continues its tradition of setting the standard for teaching students how to be effective problem solvers Now in its eighth edition this market-leading text emphasizes the authors collective teaching expertise as well as the signature methodologies that have taught entire generations of engineers worldwide Integrated throughout the text are real-world applications that emphasize the relevance of thermodynamics principles to some of the most critical problems and issues of today including a wealth of coverage of topics related to energy and the environment biomedical bioengineering and emerging technologies
Thermodynamics An Engineering Approach eighth edition covers the basic principles of thermodynamics while presenting a wealth of real-world engineering examples so students get a feel for how thermodynamics is applied in engineering practice This text helps students develop an intuitive understanding by emphasizing the physics and physical arguments Cengel and Boles explore the various facets of thermodynamics through careful explanations of concepts and use of numerous practical examples and figures having students develop necessary skills to bridge the gap between knowledge and the confidence to properly apply their knowledge
As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts As with previous editions Molecular Biology of the Cell Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced Protein structures better illustrate structure function relationships icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer clearer or better images As a new feature each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting What We Don t Know introducing students to challenging areas of future research Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology tissues and stem cells pathogens and the immune system
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