Download Machiavelli and Empire (Ideas in Context) by Mikael Hörnqvist PDF

By Mikael Hörnqvist

Mikael Hörnqvist demanding situations us to reconsider the final which means and value of Machiavelli's political considering. Machiavelli and Empire combines shut textual research of The Prince and The Discourses with a extensive historic procedure, to set up the significance of empire-building and imperial technique in Machiavelli's notion. the first context of Machiavelli's paintings, Hörnqvist argues, isn't the mirror-for-princes style or medieval and Renaissance republicanism more often than not, yet a convention of Florentine imperialist republicanism courting again to the past due thirteenth-century, according to the dual notions of liberty at domestic and empire in a foreign country. Weaving jointly topics and subject matters drawn from modern Florentine political debate, Medicean ritual and Renaissance triumphalism, this examine explores how Machiavelli in his chancery writings and theoretical works promoted the lengthy status aspirations of Florence to turn into a very good and increasing empire, modelled at the instance of the traditional Roman republic. this can be a specific and significant work.

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Download Drosophila oder die Versuchung: Ein Genetiker der DDR gegen by Erhard Geißler PDF

By Erhard Geißler

Wer erinnert sich heute noch an die Tabuisierung der Genforschung in der Sowjetunion, die mit dem Namen Lyssenko eng verbunden ist. Trotz dieses ideologisch begründeten Verdikts ist es dem Autor gelungen, erfolgreich Genforschung in der DDR zu betreiben. Erhard Geißler wurde "Herr" über one hundred twenty Stämme der Fruchtfliege Drosophila, lange Zeit das wichtigste Versuchsobjekt der Vererbungsforscher. Rechtzeitig vor dem Mauerbau lernte er in Köln den Umgang mit Bakterien sowie Viren und in der "Frontstadt Westberlin" die Dressur der Fliege.
Nahezu 60 Jahre struggle er auf dem traditionsreichen biomedizinischen Forschungscampus in Berlin-Buch tätig, zu DDR-Zeiten in den Instituten der Akademie der Wissenschaften; seit deren Auflösung im Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in Berlin, wo der Achtzigjährige als Gastwissenschaftler immer noch forscht und publiziert. Er engagierte sich als Genetiker zunehmend für eine internationale Ächtung biologischer Waffen.
Dieses Buch ist mehr als eine unterhaltsame Autobiographie, es enthält faszinierende information aus der Wissenschaftsgeschichte der DDR, vor allem auf dem Gebiet der experimentellen Krebsforschung und der biologischen Rüstungskontrolle.

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Download Adiós a casi todo (Diarios de Pániker 5) (Spanish Edition) by Salvador Pániker PDF

By Salvador Pániker

Adiós a casi todo es, por el momento, los angeles última entrega de los diarios de Salvador Pániker y prosigue los angeles serie iniciada por Cuaderno amarillo, Variaciones 95, Diario de otoño y Diario del anciano averiado.

El quinto de los dietarios de Salvador Pániker abarca los años que van del 2004 al 2010 y, como en volúmenes anteriores, en él da cuenta de su vida más íntima, de l. a. realidad del momento social y de su pensamiento filosófico. Con su sabiduría elegante, estos textos no esquivan esa devastación llamada vejez, con sus preguntas y, si cabe, algunas respuestas.

En las páginas de los diarios de Paniker, el lector encontrará una paideia cada vez más elaborada, una propuesta «musical» para afrontar los angeles parte ultimate de los angeles vida y para hacer más llevadera l. a. convivencia con el sufrimiento, otra de las preocupaciones más acuciantes del Pániker maduro.

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«Pániker habla desde los angeles consistencia de una madurez expresiva y emocional apta para recrear con verdad y belleza (incluso con verdad y crudeza) l. a. experiencia de l. a. decrepitud cuando todavía no es abismal ni paralizante, sino una compañera estable [...] incapaz de detener los angeles fiesta de un hombre fundamentalmente feliz, equilibrado y hedonista, escéptico y creyente, important y sosegado.»
Jordi Gracia, El País

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Download Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their by Amanda Adams PDF

By Amanda Adams

The first girls archaeologists have been Victorian period adventurers who felt such a lot at domestic while farthest from it. Canvas tents have been their domain names, sizzling heart japanese deserts their gardens of inquiry and exertions. due to them, triumphing rules approximately female nature — gentle, nurturing, submissive — have been upended. Ladies of the Field tells the tale of 7 striking ladies, every one a pioneering archaeologist, each one headstrong, shrewdpermanent, and brave, who burst into what was once then a truly younger technology. Amanda Adams takes us with them as they hack away at underbrush below a blazing solar, conflict swarms of biting insects, go back and forth on camelback for weeks on finish, and think the thrill of unearthing heritage at an archaeological web site. Adams additionally unearths the goals of those striking ladies, their love of the sphere, their ardour for containing the previous of their arms, their fascination with human origins, and their utter forget for convention.

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Download Adventures of a Mathematician by S. M. Ulam,Daniel Hirsch,William G. Matthews,Françoise PDF

By S. M. Ulam,Daniel Hirsch,William G. Matthews,Françoise Ulam,Jan Mycielski

The autobiography of mathematician Stanislaw Ulam, one of many nice clinical minds of the 20th century, tells a narrative wealthy with amazingly prophetic speculations and peppered with energetic anecdotes. As a member of the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory from 1944 on, Ulam helped to precipitate the most dramatic alterations of the postwar global. He used to be one of the first to take advantage of and recommend desktops for clinical examine, originated principles for the nuclear propulsion of house autos, and made primary contributions to lots of cutting-edge so much difficult mathematical projects.

With his wide-ranging pursuits, Ulam by no means emphasised the significance of his contributions to the examine that ended in the hydrogen bomb. Now Daniel Hirsch and William Mathews demonstrate the real tale of Ulam's pivotal position within the making of the "Super," of their historic creation to this behind-the-scenes examine the minds and concepts that ushered within the nuclear age. An epilogue through Françoise Ulam and Jan Mycielski sheds new gentle on Ulam's personality and mathematical originality.

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Download The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention by Leslie Berlin PDF

By Leslie Berlin

Hailed because the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce used to be a super inventor, a number one entrepreneur, and a bold chance taker who piloted his personal jets and skied mountains available basically through helicopter. Now, in The guy at the back of the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not just this colourful person but additionally the colourful interaction of know-how, enterprise, funds, politics, and tradition that defines Silicon Valley.
Here is the lifetime of a high-tech significant. The co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel, Noyce co-invented the built-in circuit, the digital middle of each sleek desktop, motor vehicle, cellphone, complex weapon, and online game. With entry to never-before-seen records, Berlin paints a desirable portrait of Noyce: an bold and extremely aggressive multimillionaire who exuded a "just parents" kind of allure, a Midwestern preacher's son who rejected geared up faith yet could guidance his staff to "go off and do anything wonderful," a guy who by no means appeared again and occasionally paid a value for it. additionally, this vibrant narrative sheds gentle on Noyce's buddies and co-workers, together with a few of the best-known managers, enterprise capitalists, and artistic minds in Silicon Valley. Berlin attracts upon interviews with dozens of key gamers in sleek American business--including Andy Grove, Steve Jobs, Gordon Moore, and Warren Buffett; their memories of Noyce provide readers a privileged, first-hand glance contained in the dynamic global of high-tech entrepreneurship.
A sleek American luck tale, The guy at the back of the Microchip illuminates the triumphs and setbacks of 1 of crucial inventors and marketers of our time.

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Download Looking for Darwin by Lloyd Spencer Davis PDF

By Lloyd Spencer Davis

An award-winning zoologist travels in Charles Darwin's footsteps, and looking for the which means of life.In probably the most inhospitable areas in the world, zoologist Lloyd Spencer Davis comes nose to nose with an enraged leopard seal. Towering ice cliffs, a ferocious creature of the deep, and the extraordinary Antarctic setting all flip Davis's international view on its head. 'What the hell am I doing here?' this question units Davis on a quest for perception and which means in an international that also pitches theories of evolution opposed to trust in a writer; the technological know-how of normal choice opposed to a religion that says our international was once crafted through clever layout. With a self-deprecating grin packed together with his cabin luggage - even if his passport is not - Davis comes to a decision to stick with the travels of the eminent nineteenth-century naturalist, Charles Darwin: the guy who did extra to alter our realizing of this planet than the other biologist. trying to find Darwin provides us a private and intimate perception into Darwin and what drove the fellow. it's also an try and unravel that in the first place panicked - after which far-reaching - query, that first hit Davis at the colossal ice. With a wealth of study and bright imagery - in addition to a disarming honesty -Lloyd Spencer Davis takes the reader on an unforgettable global tour.

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Download Vita divisa: Storia di Bruno Pontecorvo, fisico o spia by Frank Close,G. G. Panini,Giorgio P. Panini PDF

By Frank Close,G. G. Panini,Giorgio P. Panini

los angeles comunicazione sulle possibili attività spionistiche di Bruno Pontecorvo, spedita da Washington, venne intercettata da Kim Philby, un agente inglese che agiva come spia in keeping with i sovietici, nel luglio del 1950. Sei settimane più tardi, Pontecorvo, un fisico di Harwell, il laboratorio di fisica nucleare del Regno Unito, sparì senza lasciare traccia all'età di 37 anni, proprio qualche mese dopo los angeles condanna della spia atomica Klaus Fuchs, un suo collega. Quando ricomparve, cinque anni più tardi, Pontecorvo si trovava dall'altra parte della cortina di ferro. period uno dei più geniali scienziati della sua generazione, ed period al corrente di molti segreti: aveva infatti lavorato al long island undertaking anglo-canadese e aveva fornito un contributo fondamentale alle ricerche sulla fissione nucleare. Quando sparì, però, il controspionaggio del Regno Unito sostenne che le informazioni in suo possesso non erano tali da mettere in pericolo los angeles sicurezza dell'Occidente. Quella dello scienziato fu una personalità divisa in due parti complementari: in una Bruno Pontecorvo, ricercatore estroverso, sempre in vista, brillante, e nell'altra Bruno Maksimovic Pontekorvo, figura enigmatica, oscura, strettamente legata, con devoto impegno, al sogno comunista. Oggi, grazie alla possibilità di accedere a nuovi archivi e carteggi, e dopo aver intervistato membri della famiglia e i colleghi scienziati, Frank shut si chiede se los angeles fuga di Pontecorvo fu davvero l'atto finale di una carriera da spia, cercando di a long way luce sulla vita di un uomo segnato dall'avvento dell'era atomica e della guerra fredda.

«Ti hanno richiamato quelli dell'MI5, dopo che gli ho spedito l. a. tua lettera?» Quando ho incominciato a fare ricerche sulla vita di Bruno Pontecorvo, il fisico nucleare scomparso nel 1950 al di là della cortina di ferro, all'apice della guerra fredda, non prevedevo che qualcuno mi avrebbe rivolto una story domanda e males che meno che avrei risposto affermativamente. Ciò nonostante, los angeles mia corrispondenza con il controspionaggio inglese mi ha portato a risolvere un enigma vecchio di sessantanni: perché Pontecorvo period fuggito improvvisamente, proprio qualche mese dopo l. a. condanna del suo collega, l. a. spia atomica Klaus Fuchs? los angeles risposta, ovvia - ovvero che Pontecorvo period «la seconda spia piú letale della storia», in line with citare l. a. descrizione che il Congresso degli united states piú tardi ne avrebbe dato -, ha circolato in keeping with decenni, ma non è mai stata prodotta alcuna prova del fatto che Pontecorvo abbia passato segreti atomici ai sovietici, né si sono avanzate ipotesi sulle informazioni che potrebbe aver divulgato. In contrasto con quanto comunemente si crede, né l'FBI né l'MI5 hanno mai individuato end up contro di lui. Dunque, se è stato una spia, Pontecorvo ha svolto assai bene il suo lavoro.

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Download The K2 Man (and His Molluscs): The Extraordinary life of by Catherine Moorehead,Rob Burns,Rhoda Burns PDF

By Catherine Moorehead,Rob Burns,Rhoda Burns

top-of-the-line mountaineer of his day,' claimed Kenneth Mason in his definitive mountain climbing heritage, domicile of Snow. Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an historical and fascinating Surrey aristocratic family members with royal connections, not just came across the 1st approach to the 'savage mountain', K2, yet went directly to be the 1st severe explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam. He broke the Asiatic high-altitude mountain climbing list thrice, utilizing a 'garden hatchet' as an ice-axe, observed his assistant killed by way of headhunters and socialised with each person from his 'coolies' to the Maharajah of Kashmir. again in England, he grew to become one of many UK's maximum ordinary Historians, a Darwinist collector between creditors of geological and ornithological specimens. His choice of freshwater molluscs types the foundation of all sleek technology within the topic. And he turned one of many UK's maximum surveyors, protecting over 22,000 sq. miles of latest territory, together with 23 new glaciers and at the very least dozen first ascents of peaks over 5000m. Remarkably, he additionally came upon time to color an enormous portfolio of watercolours, together with the 1st shut sighting of K2, defined through the British Library as a 'national treasure'. (Several of those watercolours are illustrated during this book.) His own existence was once both fascinating: 3 marriages - to an Afghan landowner's daughter, an English socialite, then a civil servant's daughter 23 years more youthful than himself - used to be advanced by way of non secular conversions from Anglicanism to Islam then to Buddhism. His powerful personality as a student at nice London associations equivalent to the common background Museum continues to be the stuff of legend, whereas his financial disaster in later existence required the marketing of the 'family pile', the outstanding, royally-furnished Shalford Park. and because of a younger indiscretion in Kashmir, he harboured a gloomy mystery which got here again to hang-out him close to the top of his lengthy and vibrant lifestyles. this can be the 1st and permitted biography of an excellent guy. Godwin-Austen's deepest papers are being made public for the 1st time. They turn out that he was once one of many UK's maximum explorers, on a par with Sir Richard Burton, and surpassing the explorations of David Livingstone, Captain prepare dinner or Captain Scott. For mountaineers, scientists, scholars of biography and historians of the Raj and the nice online game, this biography bargains new and and unique fabric - a 'must' for the explorer's bookshelf.

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Download Fairyland: Un poeta homosexual y su hija en el San Francisco by Alysia Abbott,Juanjo Estrella González PDF

By Alysia Abbott,Juanjo Estrella González

En 1973, tras l. a. muerte de su mujer en un accidente de coche, el poeta Steve Abbott se traslada con Alysia, su hija de dos años, a San Francisco, una ciudad que en aquel momento hierve de hombres gais en busca de liberación. Aunque pocos de ellos están además criando a una niña.

Steve se sumerge de inmediato en l. a. vibrante escena cultural de San Francisco. Lleva a Alysia a fiestas de adultos, los angeles pone delante del micrófono en sus lecturas poéticas y hace que se sienta cómoda en un ambiente de artistas, pensadores y escritores, en un frenesí de apartamentos y compañeros de piso que cambian sin parar.

Durante un tiempo, a Alysia su vida le parece de cuento de hadas, pero al llegar a los angeles adolescencia algo empieza a no encajar. El mundo —pronto lo aprende— es hostil a los angeles diferencia. Y por si aquello fuera poco una misteriosa enfermedad empieza a hacer estragos en los angeles comunidad homosexual, poniendo en peligro a todos los habitantes de su universo. Incluido a su padre.

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