Rat anatomy, Female, Pointer to ileocaecal junction 2, (direct/above view)
Rat anatomy, Female, Pointer to ileocaecal junction 2, (direct/above view). Rat dissection stills taken from FARID (Functional Anatomy of the Rat [Interactive Dissection]). This resource was authored by Megan Quentin-Baxter and David Dewhurst, with Graham Irving and Stephen Mera at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Histology, lachrynal gland x10, (direct/above view)
Histology, lachrynal gland x10, (direct/above view). Rat dissection stills taken from FARID (Functional Anatomy of the Rat [Interactive Dissection]). This resource was authored by Megan Quentin-Baxter and David Dewhurst, with Graham Irving and Stephen Mera at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Quotations from Louisa May Alcott ;'s Novel, Little Women
A thought provoking collection of Creative Quotations from Louisa
May Alcott (1832-1888); Her book "Little Women," 1868, sold millions of copies.
Philip Pullman Interview on Writing Technique
This is an interview with author Philip Pullman. He discusses The Golden Compass and his writing technique. He also talks about a new book that he is writing.
The Subtle Knife Book Trailer
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullma. Summary of the story with pictures. The book is a fantasy novel set in a strange place that is parallel to Earth.
Richard Dawkins at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2009
Richard Dawkins talks about his latest book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence For Evolution" at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2009. Filmed by Mirage TV
'Why Evolution Is True' by Jerry Coyne, AAI 2009
Jerry Coyne explains 'Why Evolution is True' (also the title of his excellent new book) at the Atheist Alliance International 2009 conference, sponsored by The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Buy Jerry Coyne's new book "Why Evolution Is True" at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Why-Evolution-True-Jerry-Coyne/dp/0670020532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257299004&sr=8-1 Jerry Coyne's Blog: http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com Download Quicktime version: Small: http://c0
'There is grandeur in this view of life' by Richard Dawkins, AAI 2009
Richard Dawkins' talk at the 2009 Atheist Alliance International Conference in Burbank, California. He expands the last paragraph of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" as a framework for the talk. This is also the framework for the last chapter of Dawkins' new book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution". See more about "The Greatest Show on Earth" at: http://richarddawkins.net/thegreatestshowonearth Download Quicktime Web: http://c0116791.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/
Brian Greene: The Search For Hidden Dimensions
Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse". To learn more about String Theory, watch Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe" on NOVA: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/ Also see Brian Greene's book on String Theory "The Elegant Universe": http://www.amazon.com/Elegant-Universe-Superstrings-Dimensions-Ultimate/dp/0375708111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274165084&sr=8-1 Or Brian Greene's book o
The HP Phenomenon: Innovation & Business Transformation
[Recorded December 7, 2009] Hewlett-Packard HP is now (Dec 2009) the largest high-tech company on the globe, with its roots and headquarters in Silicon Valley. However, HP has not always garnered the same attention from authors, historians and the media as given to other technology companies. So, what is it that drove the success of this large and profitable company? The book, The HP Phenomenon, describes how it came to be that HP never really a computing company got to this leadership posi
Grace Hopper & the Invention of the Information Age
[Recorded March 4, 2010] According to author Kurt Beyer, Grace Hopper is arguably as important a figure to computing as Bill Gates, Larry Ellison and Steve Jobs, and serves as a responsible, civic-oriented role model for current and future technical and business leaders. A Hollywood movie about the life of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992) would go like this: a young professor abandons the ivy-covered walls of academia to serve her country in the Navy after Pearl Harbor and finds
Boom Britain - Documenting the Nation's Life on Film
A landmark project that will transform our understanding of British documentary cinema post-1945 encompassing a season at BFI Southbank, a 4-disc DVD boxset, a new book, a Mediatheque collection and a touring programme of extraordinary films. Find out more at http://www.bfi.org.uk/boombritain.html
Authors@Google: Matt Ridley
In this clear-sighted book, Matt Ridley demonstrates that the world is getting better, and at an accelerating rate: food, income and lifespan are up; disease, child mortality and violence are down?all across the globe. Necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing down; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the internet and the mobile phone are enriching people's lives as never before. The pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon rea
Authors@Google: Jonathan Bender
There are 62 LEGO bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a master model builder for The LEGO Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks. What is it about the ubiquitous, brightly colored toys that makes them so hard for everyone to put down? In search of answers and adventure, Jonatha
Authors@Google: Albert László Barabási
The Authors@Google program welcomed Albert László Barabási to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "BURSTS: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do" "In BURSTS (April 2010), Barabasi, Director of the Center for Network Science at Northeastern University, shatters one of the most fundamental assumptions in modern science and technology regarding human behavior. Barabasi argues that, rather than being random, humans actually act in predictable patterns. We go along for long peri
Authors@Google: Matthew Moseley
Matthew Moseley joined the Authors@Google team in Mountain View on July 9, 2010 to talk about his book Dear Dr. Thompson: Felony Murder, Hunter S. Thompson and the last Gonzo campaign. About Dear Dr. Thompson: Sometimes the only thing it takes to change a life is a letter. While serving a life sentence at Colorado Women's Correctional Facility in Canon City, twenty-five-year-old Lisl Auman wrote an off-chance letter to legendary Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson to complain that his books
Authors@Google: Paul Ingrassia
The Authors@Google team welcomed Paul Ingrassia to Google's New York office to discuss his book, "Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster". "Paul Ingrassia is the former Detroit bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993 (with Joseph B. White) for reporting on management crises at General Motors, Ingrassia has chronicled the auto industry for more than twenty-five years. His latest book, "Crash Course: the American Autom
Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Thomas Mallon received the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award in 1994 and won a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1987. His novels include "Henry and Clara," "Two Moons," "Dewey Defeats Truman," "Aurora 7" and several works of nonfiction. He is a former literary editor of GQ and has contributed frequently to The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's. He was appointed a member of the Nati
Anita Silvey: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Anita Silvey appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: The author of "100 Best Books for Children" and "500 Great Books for Teens," Anita Silvey has devoted 35 years to promoting books that will turn young people -- and families -- into readers. To do this she has appeared on NPR, "The Today Show," "60 Minutes" and radio programs in the United States and Canada to talk about books for children and teenagers. As Publisher's Weekly has said, "It would be hard to find a
Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival
National best selling author Brad Meltzer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of "The Book of Fate," as well as the best-sellers "The Tenth Justice," "Dead Even," and "The First Counsel," among others. His latest work is also his first nonfiction book, "Heroes for My Son." It comprises a collection of essays on heroes - from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks - that he has been working on since his son was born about