We shouldn't just look at our body as just a body, it is really a cool advanced lab that you can actually study and learn about a ton of things about your body and how your body relates to a ton of things. This is the original form of hair pigment — red hair is the result of a mutation at some point in the history of human development. I'd say it's a beach book, but we aren't generally the beach type. The picture projected on your retina, for example, is upside down — the brain turns it over. A great introduction to the many branches of science and beyond. His sense of humour comes across, but never at the expense of imparting information.
Good stuff, but unlikely to rock the worlds of science geeks. Does this help explain why the mirror works the way it does? Through fresh eyes, Marching on the stomach, 6. Someone wearing these inverting glasses starts seeing things properly again. The significance of water in biology. Two by two What do you mean, attractive? You can not only learn about what the future technology would be, but you can learn about what kind of struggles it took to create the devices that help our body today.
Like the previous book, Clegg looks at the body by showing us examples how they pertain outside the body — for example, Following on from my review of In-flight Science by the same author, I moved into this one with interest. The point of your nose, which was pointing into the mirror is now pointing out of the mirror. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. He explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses once separate creatures; how your eyes consume million-year-old photons of light; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time; and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot. Many mammals fluff up their fur when threatened to make themselves look bigger and so more dangerous. Take as close a look at the hair as you can. Your body is a window on the universe.
I personally think that you should visit the website at this link. In this book you are going to use the human body, your body, to explore the most extreme aspects of science. Why does it treat the two directions differently? For example, Clegg follows a photon of light from a star to your eye, and teaches you about cosmology and quantum theory. Brian has Masters degrees from Cambridge University in Natural Sciences and from Lancaster University in Operational Research, a discipline originally developed during the Second World War to apply the power of mathematics to warfare. It swaps back and front.
Locked up in a cell, 4. So what is a non-scientist going to get from this book? In effect, what the mirror does is turn an image inside out. Not being a science type myself, I did not think that I would enjoy reviewing this book but I was wrong, as the author has a talent for rendering potentially complex subjects much simpler and uses good examples to ensure that it is understood. I wondered why human beings are so badly equipped to cope with the discomforts and dangers of the natural world. Experiment — On reflection Hold up a book or magazine in front of you, closed, with the front cover towards you.
The expanding universe The probable Big Bang Playing with models The out-of-control universe A quasar too far Black hole myths Building a black hole The non-eternal sunshine The power source of life Is there anybody out there? The reason we have the illusion of a left-right switch is down to your brain. Brian Clegg does a wonderful job of introducing readers to a number of scientific fields while using the human body as the template of the journey. This 224-page book is composed of the following nine chapters: 1. It has since been widely applied to problem solving and decision making in business. This is entirely a book for those proto-scientists.
Great use of converging sciences at an accessible level to explain the human body. I know it sounds corny, but placed in the right pair of small hands this book could change the world. You know what I mean. Here there should not be an argument that my genre is fiction or something other etc. He explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses once separate creatures; how your eyes consume million-year-old photons of light; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time; and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot. The title, alas, promises more than it can provide.
So I'm recommending this book for a wide audience, both scientists and non-scientists. And despite the nay-sayers it works for scientists also. These tangents always have a point, illustrating the fundamental science that underlies reality, and we will always, in the end, return to that most miraculous of constructs that is the human body. I think that Brian Clegg also wants people to understand that our body not only provides an ideal place to do experiments on and try to understand, but it also helps you function and complete the task that you want to get done. But the dog, with her thick fur coat and hard padded feet, was impervious to both the weather and the vegetation.