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King Solomon's Ring

Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than ...
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Man Meets Dog

How, why and when did man meet dog and cat? How much are they in fact guided by instinct, and what sort of intelligence have they? What is the nature of their affection or attachment to the human race? Professor Lorenz says that some dogs are descended from wolves and some from jackals, with ...
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Einstein's Century Project

The Story of a Formula

Albert Einstein turned classical physics on its head with his search for a new theory of gravitation. Since the days of Newton it had been generally assumed that time always travelled at the same speed, but Einstein changed all that and the consequences of his research are still of prime ...

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Symbiosis: An Alliance For Life

"I'll be your bodyguard in exchange for sweets." This is how the arrangement between ant and greenfly could be described. The ant protects the greenfly from ladybirds and is rewarded with homemade syrup-a mutually beneficial pact: a symbiosis. Nature has endless ...


Brilliant Failures

From continental drift to telephone - brilliant inventors frequently faced a tough initial struggle against their colleagues' scepticism. Pioneers of new ideas in science and technology traditionally encountered major frustrations in pitching their ideas and standing up for them ...


dtv-Atlas The Earth

Physical Geography

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1,10)

If you're not satisfied with these few words as an account of the creation of the earth, but want to know more about cartography, the ...
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dtv-Atlas Astronomy

With 135 color charts by Harald and Ruth Bukor

Contents:

A history of astronomy - Instruments and research methods - Spherical and gravitational astronomy - The planetary system - Comets, meteors and interplanetary matter - The Milky Way - The stars: their origins, formation and life-cycle - Extragalactic space - Cosmology - An ...
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On Aggression

On Agression has had significant impact on the social as well as the biological sciences and is now a classic point of reference for investigations of man's behavioral patterns. Written by a Nobel Prize winner and one of the most distinguished pioneers in the field of animal behavior, the ...
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On Becoming Human

An Evolutionary Perspective

Africa was the cradle of Man. All the major changes in body form and function which characterize Man took place on the African savanna, where wildlife was abundant and varied. There, our earliest ancestors attained the upright stance, the feet for walking long distances and the skillful hands for ...
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dtv-Atlas Ecology

With 122 charts in colour by Rudolf and Rosemarie Fahnert

The ›dtv-Atlas of Ecology‹ introduces the basic theories and methodology used in this area and presents the issues and problems relating to the subject. Starting with elementary ecological processes and eco-systems, recent processes and developments are shown using case studies from real life.

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dtv-Atlas Physics (2 volumes)

The two-volume ›dtv-Atlas of Physics‹ presents the basic principles and research findings in physics, i.e. mechanics, thermodynamics, optics, electricity, solid-state physics and modern physics. Each subject is dealt with under a separate heading. Colour charts and diagrams are ...
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dtv-Atlas Chemistry (2 volumes)

The two-volume ›dtv-Atlas of Chemistry‹ outlines the basics principles of and advances made in modern chemistry. It is designed to be used by school-children, laboratory assistants, technicians, students, teachers and the general public alike. Volume 1 is an introduction to general and inorganic ...
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