• Des premiers automates à la reconnaissance faciale et aux robots humanoïdes, cette histoire mondiale vous présente un fascinant panorama de l'intelligence artificielle. En 100 découvertes illustrées, Clifford Pickover explore tous les domaines où l'IA intervient : médecine, informatique, culture, philosophie... Il nous offre un regard sur les origines de l'intelligence artifielle et sur son avenir, et ce qu'elle signifie pour l'humanité.

  • Bestseller international, ce livre présente 250 découvertes mathématiques, depuis le premier odomètre de l'Antiquité aux sept problèmes du millénaire. Les grandes idées sont expliquées et illustrées par de magnifiques images.
    De Pythagore à Maryam Mirzakhani, première femme à recevoir la médaille Fields, retrouvez les personnalités qui ont marqué l'histoire des mathématiques. Cette nouvelle édition actualisée intègre les découvertes les plus récentes.
    Vous pouvez plonger dans ce livre et le lire d'une traite, ou bien le déguster au gré de vos envies, pour découvrir les mystères et les beautés de l'univers mathématique.

  • Chronique des croyances et des pratiques les plus étranges et emblématiques sur la mort et l'au-delà, cette quête en terre macabre s'aventure aux frontières mouvantes entre psychologie, culture, biologie et physique, à la recherche de dieux mayas, de golems, de séances médiumniques, de zombies et d'immortalité quantique. Au détour de chaque page, une image saisissante accompagne un texte concis qui viendra élargir votre connaissance de la mort, de ce qu'elle signifie pour vous, et de ce qui pourrait venir après.

  • Quand a-t-on découvert les premiers microbes? Qu'est-ce que le qi? Un organisme vivant congelé pourra-t-il ressusciter dnas le futur?

    Des pratiques chamaniques de la Préhistoire jusqu'aux plus récentes thérapies géniques, ce livre retrace 250 grandes étapes de l'histoire de la médecine.Chaque découverte est expliquée et illustrée par une magnifique image en couleur.Les plus grands savants sont présents : retrouvez Hippocrate, Ambroise Paré, Sigmund Freud ou encore Louis Pasteur.Vous pouvez plonger dans ce livre et le lire d'une traite ou bien le déguster au gré de vos envies, pour découvrir les incroyables progrès dans notre connaissance du corps humain et des maladies.Retrouvez tous Les Beaux Livres du Savoir

  • Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you dont have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar evolution to the fundamental reasons why the universe permits life to flourish. He alternates sections that explain the mysteries of the cosmos with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialog between futuristic humans and their alien peers (who embark on a journey beyond the readers wildest imagination). This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers. Told in Pickovers inimitable blend of fascinating state-of-the-art science and whimsical science fiction, and packed with numerous diagrams and illustrations, The Stars of Heaven unfolds a world of paradox and mystery, one that will intrigue anyone who has ever pondered the night sky with wonder.

  • A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life's astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination. Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain's own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?

  • Prenez un crayon ! Détendez-vous ! Puis partez pour un voyage imaginaire vers les frontières les plus reculées des mathématiques, de l'esprit et du sens comme l'annonce son auteur, Clifford Pickover.
    Dorothée et le Dr Oz explorent les chemins de traverse étranges et surprenants des férus des nombres. Préparez-vous pour une odyssée bouleversante. Les problèmes, casse-tête et mystères défiant l'esprit vont des nombres zèbres et des nombres premiers circulaires au nombre de Légion (un nombre si grand qu'un billion semble dérisoire en comparaison). Les labyrinthes étranges, les conséquences bizarres et les tableaux vertigineux des problèmes mathématiques divertiront les passionnés de tous niveaux.
    Les tests mis au point par l'énigmatique Dr Oz afin d'évaluer l'intelligence humaine vont tourmenter les méninges des fans de casse-tête les plus avides. Testez vos capacités sur une batterie de sujets mathématiques : géométrie et labyrinthes, suites, séries, ensembles, arrangements, probabilités et erreurs, théorie des nombres, arithmétique et même quelques problèmes du monde physique. Avec ses nombreuses illustrations, voici une introduction originale et amusante aux nombres et à leur rôle dans la créativité, l'informatique, les jeux, la logique voire la folie.

  • Covers 250 milestones in mathematical history, from the magic squares from centuries ago to the discovery of pi. This book helps readers learn about: cicada-generated prime numbers, magic squares from centuries ago, the discovery of pi and calculus and the butterfly effect.

  • Chronologically documents two hundred and fifty medical milestones from 10,000 B.C. to modern times, including the history of separating conjoined twins, the discovery of viruses, and the Human Genome Project.

  • Le beau livre de la physique Nouv.

    Ce livre présente 250 inventions et théories physiques, du Big Bang à nos jours et même au-delà, jusqu'à la fin des temps...
    Dans cette nouvelle édition actualisée, les grandes théories sont expliquées et illustrées par de magnifiques images. Retrouvez les savants qui ont marqué l'histoire: Archimède, Galilée, Newton, Einstein et bien d'autres.
    Plongez dans ce livre, lisez-le d'une seule traite ou dégustez-le au gré de vos envies pour découvrir les secrets de notre univers.

  • Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional geometry.
    No subject in mathematics has intrigued both children and adults as much as the idea of a fourth dimension. Philosophers and parapsychologists have meditated on this mysterious space that no one can point to but may be all around us. Yet this extra dimension has a very real, practical value to mathematicians and physicists who use it every day in their calculations. In the tradition of Flatland, and with an infectious enthusiasm, Clifford Pickover tackles the problems inherent in our 3-D brains trying to visualize a 4-D world, muses on the religious implications of the existence of higher-dimensional consciousness, and urges all curious readers to venture into "the unexplored territory lying beyond the prison of the obvious." Pickover alternates sections that explain the science of hyperspace with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialogue between two futuristic FBI agents who dabble in the fourth dimension as a matter of national security. This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers.
    Surfing Through Hyperspace concludes with a number of puzzles, computer experiments and formulas for further exploration, inviting readers to extend their minds across this inexhaustibly intriguing scientific terrain.

  • Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar evolution to the fundamental reasons why the universe permits life to flourish. He alternates sections that explain the mysteries of the cosmos with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialog between futuristic humans and their alien peers (who embark on a journey beyond the reader's wildest imagination). This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers. Told in Pickover's inimitable blend of fascinating state-of-the-art science and whimsical science fiction, and packed with numerous diagrams and illustrations, The Stars of Heaven unfolds a world of paradox and mystery, one that will intrigue anyone who has ever pondered the night sky with wonder.

  • Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers.
    Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45.
    From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.

  • "Bucky Fuller thought big," Wired magazine recently noted, "Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." In his newest book, Cliff Pickover outdoes even himself, probing a mystery that has baffled mystics, philosophers, and scientists throughout history--What is the nature of time?
    In Time: A Traveler's Guide, Pickover takes readers to the forefront of science as he illuminates the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe--time itself. Is time travel possible? Is time real? Does it flow in one direction only? Does it have a beginning and an end? What is eternity? Pickover's book offers a stimulating blend of Chopin, philosophy, Einstein, and modern physics, spiced with diverting side-trips to such topics as the history of clocks, the nature of free will, and the reason gold glitters. Numerous diagrams ensure readers will have no trouble following along.
    By the time we finish this book, we understand a wide variety of scientific concepts pertaining to time. And most important, we will understand that time travel is, indeed, possible.

  • Who were the five strangest mathematicians in history? What are the ten most interesting numbers? Jam-packed with thought-provoking mathematical mysteries, puzzles, and games, Wonders of Numbers will enchant even the most left-brained of readers.
    Hosted by the quirky Dr. Googol--who resides on a remote island and occasionally collaborates with Clifford Pickover--Wonders of Numbers focuses on creativity and the delight of discovery. Here is a potpourri of common and unusual number theory problems of varying difficulty--each presented in brief chapters that convey to readers the essence of the problem rather than its extraneous history. Peppered throughout with illustrations that clarify the problems, Wonders of Numbers also includes fascinating "math gossip." How would we use numbers to communicate with aliens? Check out Chapter 30. Did you know that there is a Numerical Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? You'll find it in Chapter 45.
    From the beautiful formula of India's most famous mathematician to the Leviathan number so big it makes a trillion look small, Dr. Googol's witty and straightforward approach to numbers will entice students, educators, and scientists alike to pick up a pencil and work a problem.

  • Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional geometry.
    No subject in mathematics has intrigued both children and adults as much as the idea of a fourth dimension. Philosophers and parapsychologists have meditated on this mysterious space that no one can point to but may be all around us. Yet this extra dimension has a very real, practical value to mathematicians and physicists who use it every day in their calculations. In the tradtion of Flatland, and with an infectious enthusiasm, Clifford Pickover tackles the problems inherent in our 3-D brains trying to visualize a 4-D world, muses on the religious implications of the existence of higher-dimensional consciousness, and urges all curious readers to venture into "the unexplored territory lying beyond the prison of the obvious." Pickover alternates sections that explain the science of hyperspace with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialogue between two futuristic FBI agents who dabble in the fourth dimension as a matter of national security. This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers.
    Surfing Through Hyperspace concludes with a number of puzzles, computer experiments and formulas for further exploration, inviting readers to extend their minds across this inexhaustibly intriguing scientific terrain.

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