Télécharger le livre :  Time, Progress, Growth and Technology

This book addresses the current challenges of sustainable development, including its social, economic and environmental components. The author argues that we need to develop a new concept of time based on inter-generational solidarity, which focuses both on the long-...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2020-09-18
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
34,80
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Télécharger le livre :  Understanding Innovation Through Exaptation

This book explores the role of exaptation in diverse areas of life, with examples ranging from biology to economics, social sciences and architecture. The concept of exaptation, introduced in evolutionary biology by Gould and Vrba in 1982, describes the possibility...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2020-07-09
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
84,39
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Télécharger le livre :  Computer Meets Theoretical Physics

This book provides a vivid account of the early history of molecular simulation, a new frontier for our understanding of matter that was opened when the demands of theoretical physicists were met by the availability of the modern computers. Since their inception,...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2020-06-17
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
39,02
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Télécharger le livre :  NANO-CHIPS 2030

In this book, a global team of experts from academia, research institutes and industry presents their vision on how new nano-chip architectures will enable the performance and energy efficiency needed for AI-driven advancements in autonomous mobility, healthcare, and...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2020-06-08
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
94,94
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Télécharger le livre :  Morphogenesis Deconstructed

This book is about morphogenesis as the genesis of forms. It is not restricted to plants growing from seed or animals developing from an embryo (although these do supply the most abundant examples) but also addresses kindred processes, from inorganic to social to...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2020-01-02
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF
52,74
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Télécharger le livre :  WITTGENSTEINIAN (adj.)

“Tell me," Wittgenstein once asked a friend, "why do people always say, it was natural for man to assume that the sun went round the earth rather than that the earth was rotating?" His friend replied, "Well, obviously because it just looks as though the Sun is going...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-11-22
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
84,39
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Télécharger le livre :  On Art and Science

Einstein once remarked "After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well". In this volume, some of the world’s leading thinkers come...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-11-02
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
52,74
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Télécharger le livre :  The Reality of Time Flow

It is commonly held that there is no place for the 'now’ in physics, and also that the passing of time is something subjective, having to do with the way reality is experienced but not with the way reality is. Indeed, the majority of modern theoretical physicists and...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-04-25
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
73,84
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Télécharger le livre :  Particles, Fields and Forces

How can fundamental particles exist as waves in the vacuum?How can such waves have particle properties such as inertia? What is behind the notion of “virtual” particles? Why and how do particles exert forces on one another? Not least: What are forces anyway? These are...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-04-23
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
52,74
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Télécharger le livre :  Information—Consciousness—Reality

This open access book chronicles the rise of a new scientific paradigm offering novel insights into the age-old enigmas of existence. Over 300 years ago, the human mind discovered the machine code of reality: mathematics. By utilizing abstract thought systems, humans...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-04-10
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
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Télécharger le livre :  Spirals and Vortices

This richly illustrated book explores the fascinating and ubiquitous occurrence of spirals and vortices in human culture and in nature. Spiral forms have been used as elements in the arts for thousands of years, whereas their role in nature and science – from DNA and...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-04-04
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
73,84
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Télécharger le livre :  What is Fundamental?

Are there truly fundamental entities in nature? Or are the things that we regard as fundamental in our theories – for example space, time or the masses of elementary particles – merely awaiting a derivation from a new, yet to be discovered theory based on elements that...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2019-03-21
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
73,84
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Télécharger le livre :  Stepping Stones to Synthetic Biology

This book explores fascinating topics at the edge of life, guiding the reader all the way from the relation of life processes to the second law of thermodynamics and the abundance of complex organic compounds in the universe through to the latest advances in synthetic...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2018-10-10
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
73,84
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Télécharger le livre :  Computer Simulations in Science and Engineering

This book addresses key conceptual issues relating to the modern scientific and engineering use of computer simulations. It analyses a broad set of questions, from the nature of computer simulations to their epistemological power, including the...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2018-09-20
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
34,80
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Télécharger le livre :  Wandering Towards a Goal

This collection of prize-winning essays addresses the controversial question of how meaning and goals can emerge in a physical world governed by mathematical laws. What are the prerequisites for a system to have goals? What makes a physical process into a signal? Does...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2018-05-30
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF
73,84
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Télécharger le livre :  The Map and the Territory

This volume presents essays by pioneering thinkers including Tyler Burge, Gregory Chaitin, Daniel Dennett, Barry Mazur, Nicholas Humphrey, John Searle and Ian Stewart. Together they illuminate the Map/Territory Distinction that underlies at the foundation of the...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2018-02-13
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF
94,94
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Télécharger le livre :  The Essential Tension

'The Essential Tension' explores how agents that naturally compete come to act together as a group. The author argues that the controversial concept of multilevel selection is essential to biological evolution, a proposition set to stimulate new debate. The idea of one...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2017-11-28
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
73,84
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Télécharger le livre :  The Computability of the World

In this thought-provoking book Küppers, an internationally renowned physicist, philosopher and theoretical biologist, addresses a number of science's deepest questions: Can physics advance to the origin of all things and explain the unique phenomena of life, time and...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2017-11-28
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
31,64
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Télécharger le livre :  The Seneca Effect

The essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2017-08-22
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
63,29
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Télécharger le livre :  Chemical Complexity

This book provides an outline of theoretical concepts and their experimental verification in studies of self-organization phenomena in chemical systems, as they emerged in the mid-20th century and have evolved since. Presenting essays on selected topics, it was prepared...
Editeur : Springer
Parution : 2017-08-10
Collection : The Frontiers Collection
Format(s) : PDF, ePub
60,12
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