The Great Irish Science Book

Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all.

Author: Luke O'Neill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780717185580

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Page: 96

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Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all. From the very big to the very small - vast galaxies to microscopic atoms - travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. Discover the Irish scientists that have helped to shape our world and find out how to become one yourself. How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years' time? Discover the answers to these questions and a lot more in this thrilling and engrossing book packed with fascinating phenomena, vibrant illustrations, experiments you can do yourself, and heaps of fun facts.

Never Mind the B ll cks Here s the Science

In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Ireland’s favourite scientist Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them: DO WE HAVE CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES?

Author: Luke O'Neill

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717186415

Category: Science

Page: 352

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In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Ireland’s favourite scientist Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them: DO WE HAVE CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES? CAN WE ESCAPE WORKING IN BULLSH*T JOBS? MUST WE VACCINATE? ARE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BRAINS DIFFERENT? WILL WE DESTROY THE PLANET? As he covers topics such as global pandemics, addiction and euthanasia, Luke’s trademark easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. Arriving at science’s definitive answers to some of the most controversial issues human beings have to contend with, Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science is a celebration of science and hard facts in a time of fake news and sometimes unhelpful groupthink.

The Great Irish Weather Book

Have you ever wondered why the sky is blue, what makes a rainbow, or how lightning happens? Then come on an epic adventure with this huge, colorful book! Packed with illustrations and mind-blowing facts.

Author: Joanna Donnelly

Publisher: Gill & Company

ISBN: 9780717180936

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Page: 96

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There's nothing the Irish like more than talking about the weather! Here meteorologist Joanna Donnelly explains what weather is and how it happens. From cold fronts to climate change, satellites to storms, this book contains everything you've ever wanted to know about the weather. Beautifully illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree, and containing lots of interesting facts and experiments, this is a book that every curious child will love.

Keep Calm and Trust the Science

In these compelling diaries, Luke reveals what life was like behind the scenes as he endeavored to keep calm and trust that the science would save us.Set against a national backdrop of banana-bread baking, TikTok dancing, and outdoor bingo, ...

Author: Luke O'Neill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780717191819

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Page: 320

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What is life like at the edge of science in a pandemic? World renowned immunologist Professor Luke O'Neill tells all, sharing his diaries from the front-line of the scientific fight for a vaccine as the world grappled with Covid 19.

Irish Science Fiction

This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English.

Author: Jack Fennell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781381194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Irish Science Fiction revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. Science fiction springs from pseudo-science rather than 'proper' science, because pseudo-science is more easily converted into narrative; in this book it is argued that different cultures produce distinct pseudo-sciences, and thus, unique science fiction traditions. Fennell's innovative framework is used to examine Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and in English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in their historical context, Irish Science Fiction analyses a body of literature that has largely been ignored by Irish literature researchers. This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English.

Black 47 and Beyond

The broad scope of this book is matched by its remarkable range of sources, published and archival. The book will be the starting point for all future research into the Irish famine.

Author: Cormac Ó Gráda

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691217920

Category: History

Page: 320

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Here Ireland's premier economic historian and one of the leading authorities on the Great Irish Famine examines the most lethal natural disaster to strike Europe in the nineteenth century. Between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, the food source that we still call the Irish potato had allowed the fastest population growth in the whole of Western Europe. As vividly described in Ó Gráda's new work, the advent of the blight phytophthora infestans transformed the potato from an emblem of utility to a symbol of death by starvation. The Irish famine peaked in Black '47, but it brought misery and increased mortality to Ireland for several years. Central to Irish and British history, European demography, the world history of famines, and the story of American immigration, the Great Irish Famine is presented here from a variety of new perspectives. Moving away from the traditional narrative historical approach to the catastrophe, Ó Gráda concentrates instead on fresh insights available through interdisciplinary and comparative methods. He highlights several economic and sociological features of the famine previously neglected in the literature, such as the part played by traders and markets, by medical science, and by migration. Other topics include how the Irish climate, usually hospitable to the potato, exacerbated the failure of the crops in 1845-1847, and the controversial issue of Britain's failure to provide adequate relief to the dying Irish. Ó Gráda also examines the impact on urban Dublin of what was mainly a rural disaster and offers a critical analysis of the famine as represented in folk memory and tradition. The broad scope of this book is matched by its remarkable range of sources, published and archival. The book will be the starting point for all future research into the Irish famine.

The Irish Culture Book 2 Student Book

A. Do you like science? Why/why not? In pairs/small groups, test your scientific knowledge. IRISH SCIENCE QUIZ: FAMOUS IRISH SCIENTISTS 1.

Author: Ian O'Malley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326130285

Category: Ireland

Page: 60

View: 457

THE IRISH CULTURE BOOK 2 is a book of activities designed to foster discussion on aspects of Irish culture. It can be used by anyone with an interest in exploring Irish culture, most especially in a learning, multicultural environment. The book is particularly useful for students of English as a Second Language (ESL) and can be used as part of a language course or as a self-access book. The book can help develop speaking skills and improve fluency. The conversations deepen critical thinking skills essential for success in a new culture and also for studying in university programs. The book is full of interesting and thought-provoking activities that give users great opportunities for comparative reflection on their own cultures and help develop cross cultural awareness. There are over 350 questions, over 100 quotations including Irish proverbs; as well as questionnaires, matching and correcting exercises; quizzes and creative problem-solving tasks.

The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume IV

The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891 James H. Murphy ... resulted, in 1877, in the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, establishing a National Library, ...

Author: James H. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198187319

Category: History

Page: 732

View: 890

Includes bibliographical references (p. [612]-702) and index.

The Irish Culture Book 2 Teacher Resource Book

IRISH SCIENCE QUIZ: FAMOUS IRISH SCIENTISTS 1. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) has been called the 'father of modern Chemistry'. With his air pump experiments, ...

Author: Ian O'Malley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326975048

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 752

THE IRISH CULTURE BOOK is a photocopiable resource book of activities designed to foster discussion on aspects of Irish culture. It can be used by anyone with an interest in exploring Irish culture, most especially in a learning or multicultural environment. The book is particularly useful for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and can be used by language students as a self-access book. The book can help students develop speaking skills and improve fluency. The conversations deepen critical thinking skills essential for success in a new culture and also for studying in university programs. The book is full of interesting and thought-provoking activities and gives users great opportunities for comparative reflection on their own cultures. There are over 350 questions, over 100 quotations including Irish proverbs; as well as questionnaires, matching and correcting exercises; quizzes and creative problem-solving tasks. All listenings are available to download for free at: www.irishculturebook.com

The Irish Culture Book 2 Activity Book

IRISH SCIENCE QUIZ: FAMOUS IRISH SCIENTISTS 1. 10. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) has been called the 'father of modern Chemistry'. With his air pump experiments, ...

Author: Ian O'Malley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244363544

Category:

Page:

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The Times Great Irish Lives

In this volume, The Times brings together a unique and fascinating collection of obituaries.

Author: Times Uk

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008262655

Category:

Page: 464

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Discover the fascinating lives of the figures that have shaped Ireland from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Explore the rich history of the island's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive.The Irish have contributed richly to the world, most notably in literature, but also in the arts, law, politics, religion, scholarship, science, soldiering and sport. In this volume, The Times brings together a unique and fascinating collection of obituaries. The list includes people who have made the greatest impact in their fields, others who have led particularly interesting or influential lives, and a selection of notable Irish figures in the history of The Times.The obituaries have been compiled and edited by Dubliner Charles Lysaght. A lawyer, biographer and reviewer, Charles is a long-time writer of obituaries for The Times. In his introduction, he discusses the nature of Times obituaries and how they have reflected the sometimes troubled and controversial relationship of the newspaper with Ireland.This book features the major Irish figures of influence from the last 200 years covering a diverse range of people, from Daniel O'Connell to Ian Paisley, James Joyce to Maureen Potter. The updated second edition built on the first by adding some of Ireland's most notable characters from the modern era, such as Maeve Binchy, Conor Cruise O'Brien and Terry Wogan, while this paperback version brings things right up to date with further additions including Ken Whitaker, Martin McGuinness and Mavis Arnold.

The Times Great Irish Lives

In this volume, The Times brings together a unique and fascinating collection of obituaries.

Author: Charles Lysaght

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9780008211516

Category:

Page: 432

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Discover the fascinating lives of the figures that have shaped Ireland from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Explore the rich history of the island's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive. The Irish have contributed richly to the world, most notably in literature, but also in the arts, law, politics, religion, scholarship, science, soldiering and sport. In this volume, The Times brings together a unique and fascinating collection of obituaries. The list includes people who have made the greatest impact in their fields, others who have led particularly interesting or influential lives, and a selection of notable Irish figures in the history of The Times. The obituaries have been compiled and edited by Dubliner Charles Lysaght. A lawyer, biographer and reviewer, Charles is a long-time writer of obituaries for The Times. In his introduction, he discusses the nature of Times obituaries and how they have reflected the sometimes troubled and controversial relationship of the newspaper with Ireland. This book features the major Irish figures of influence from the last 200 years and includes a diverse range of people, from Daniel O'Connell to Ian Paisley, James Joyce to Maureen Potter. This updated second edition builds on the first by adding some of Ireland's most notable characters from the modern era, such as Maeve Binchy, Conor Cruise O'Brien and Terry Wogan.

A Brilliant Void

An astronomer challenges an emperor. A hunter pursues the last dinosaur. A young Kerryman emigrates to the Moon to seek his fortune.

Author: Jack Fennell

Publisher: Recovered Voices

ISBN: 9781999700850

Category: English fiction

Page: 256

View: 104

An astronomer challenges an emperor. A hunter pursues the last dinosaur. A young Kerryman emigrates to the Moon to seek his fortune.

Flashes of Brilliance

Flashes of Brilliance coincides with the Irish governmentâ??s 2006 St. Patrickâ??s Day theme of â??Ireland, a Knowledge-Based Societyâ?. This is the only anthology of Irish scientists and science today.

Author: Dick Ahlstrom

Publisher: Prism

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 174

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Flashes of Brilliance highlights scientific research in Ireland. Written by award-winning journalist Dick Ahlstrom, the Science Editor of the Irish Times, this book features articles on 75 men and women whose work is transforming the world of cutting-edge science in Ireland today. Collected from the Science Today page of the Irish Times, the book includes pieces on astronomy, physical sciences, computer sciences, biosciences, engineering, and geosciences. Flashes of Brilliance coincides with the Irish governmentâ??s 2006 St. Patrickâ??s Day theme of â??Ireland, a Knowledge-Based Societyâ?. This is the only anthology of Irish scientists and science today.


The Great Irish Famine and Factors that contributed to its Intensity

The website www.grin.com is an ideal platform for presenting term papers, final papers, scientific essays, dissertations and specialist books.

Author: Matthias Giepen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640817796

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 26

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Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, University of Kassel, language: English, abstract: The aim of this paper is to find out which factors contributed most to the intensity of the Great Irish Famine and to evaluate the measures of the two governments that had to deal with the Great Famine. Firstly, a chronological overview is given. After this, several influencing factors like the pre-Famine situation in Ireland or government measures will be reviewed and evaluated.

Irish Innovators in Science and Technology

This book of pen-portraits of men and women involved in Irish science and technology is a step in redressing the neglected state of the history of Irish science.

Author: R. Charles Mollan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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This book of pen-portraits of men and women involved in Irish science and technology is a step in redressing the neglected state of the history of Irish science. It should assist in bridging the gap between the earlier Irish scientific tradition and the present scientific activities of our universities and research institutes.


The Oxford History of the Irish Book Volume V

The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000 Clare Hutton, Patrick Walsh ... which can be of great help in attacking the more diYcult 'whys' and 'hows.

Author: Clare Hutton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199249113

Category: History

Page: 747

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Part of a series providing an authoritative history of the book in Ireland, this volume comprehensively outlines the history of 20th-century Irish book culture. This book embraces all the written and printed traditions and heritages of Ireland and places them in the global context of a worldwide interest in book histories.