Download Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist: by Guy Consolmagno PDF

By Guy Consolmagno

mixing memoir, technological know-how, background and theology, man Consolmagno takes us in this exploration of Vatican technology. We travel the Vatican's meteorite assortment and find out how astronomy progresses regardless of its dearth of tactile proof. It seeks to turn out that now not all faith is adverse to science.

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Download Adventures in Physics and Pueblo Pottery: Memoirs of a Los by Francis H. Harlow PDF

By Francis H. Harlow

Francis H. Harlow (b. 1928) is very considered as a number one authority on Pueblo Indian pottery, a box of analysis he pursued on his personal after relocating to New Mexico to paintings at Los Alamos nationwide Laboratories as a physicist. during this memoir, Harlow describes his lifestyles starting to be up in Washington nation, carrier within the US military in the course of international struggle II, collage years, and his fifty-year occupation as a physicist at Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory in New Mexico. It was once his circulation to the Southwest that supplied the impetus for his lifelong “hobby”—the examine of Pueblo background and pottery. His contributions to the sphere of fluid dynamics were no much less impressive. Harlow’s medical and scholarly objectives have been augmented by way of his inventive expertise as a painter, a ability he utilized to his paintings in pottery and science.

Francis H. Harlow is among the major specialists on Pueblo Indian pottery and a retired physicist from Los Alamos Laboratories.

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Download Aristoteles: Lehrer des Abendlandes (German Edition) by Hellmut Flashar PDF

By Hellmut Flashar

Kein antiker Denker hat die geistige Entwicklung des Abendlandes so nachhaltig geprägt wie Aristoteles (384-322 v. Chr.). Hellmut Flashar – langjähriger Herausgeber der deutschen Aristoteles-Ausgabe – beschreibt in diesem Buch anschaulich Leben und Epoche des wirkungsmächtigen Philosophen und erläutert höchst verständlich seine Werke.
Aristoteles wurde in dem nordgriechischen Städtchen Stageira geboren. Sein Vater struggle Leibarzt des makedonischen Königs, und auch seine Mutter stammte aus einer Arztfamilie. Das intellektuell geprägte Umfeld blieb Aristoteles auch dann erhalten, als seine Eltern früh starben und sein Vormund, der gleichfalls am makedonischen Hof verkehrte, sich um eine möglichst gute Ausbildung seines Zöglings bemühte. So schickte er ihn zur Vervollkommnung seiner Bildung im adjust von 17 Jahren an die seinerzeit beste Adresse: Platons Akademie in Athen. Dort wurde er der Meisterschüler des bedeutenden Philosophen, dem er sich Zeit seines Lebens verbunden fühlte – auch wenn er dessen Ansichten, vor allem die platonische Ideenlehre, verwarf und sich stärker der Empirie verpflichtet fühlte. Die intellektuelle Entwicklung, die Aristoteles in der Folgezeit nahm, blieb auch den Zeitgenossen nicht verborgen, und so wurde er 343/2 von Philipp II. gebeten, die Erziehung des damals dreizehnjährigen makedonischen Prinzen Alexander zu übernehmen. Auch wenn wir nicht den Lehrplan kennen, den sich der größte Philosoph der Antike für den nachmaligen größten Feldherrn der Antike – Alexander den Großen – ausgedacht hat, so kennen wir doch weite Teile seines bahnbrechenden Œuvres, die durch das Mittelalter und die Neuzeit bis in unsere Tage überliefert wurden und unser Denken geprägt haben. Sie stehen – Werk für Werk – im Mittelpunkt dieser wunderbar luziden Einführung.

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Download Joan Robinson and the Americans by MarjorieShepherd Turner PDF

By MarjorieShepherd Turner

staff with useful talents and a feeling in their personal worthy could make their jobs, pay, perks, and profession possibilities assorted from these in their coworkers in sophisticated and not-so-subtle methods. This e-book indicates how such person preparations should be made reasonable and appropriate to coworkers, and priceless to either the worker and the employer.

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Download Argonaut: The Submarine Legacy of Simon Lake (West Texas A&M by John J. Poluhowich PDF

By John J. Poluhowich

From the encouraged fiction of Jules Verne to the darkish threat of the chilly conflict, submarines have captivated thousands for greater than a century. Many were credited for the discovery of the submarine, yet one major determine has been heavily neglected by way of either historians and the govt. with out the efforts of Simon Lake, underwater navigation will be very assorted from what it really is this present day. Argonaut: The Submarine Legacy of Simon Lake illustrates the impression of Lake's construction and passion.

Simon Lake was once the vintage American inventor, entire with a rival, John Holland, who reaped so much of history's compliment for submarine layout. besides the fact that, it used to be Lake who introduced his first operating submarine in 1894 on the age of twenty-seven within the rivers of his local New Jersey. In 1898, his metal vessel, the Argonaut, accomplished a thousand-mile trek up the Atlantic coast. He obtained accolades from his non secular mentor, Jules Verne, for his efforts. regardless of the potential of executive contracts, Lake remained deepest, utilizing his invention to accumulate a fortune from underwater salvage.

Questionable governmental trials led to military contracts for submarines being presented to Lake's rival, the Holland Torpedo Boat corporation (later the electrical Boat Company), prompting Lake to construct submarines for Russia and Austria. the U.S. wouldn't request Lake's provider till 1908 and wouldn't realize his contributions to underwater navigation till after his loss of life in 1945. although, there's little question that Lake's paintings helped give you the foundation for contemporary submarine layout and construction.

John J. Poluhowich has ready the main entire biography of Simon Lake, devoting chapters to Lake's early fascination with the belief of underwater navigation, his struggles with layout, and unhappiness within the govt. Argonaut presents Lake as an unsung hero worthwhile of compliment and appreciation from the trendy medical community.

Argonaut is perfect for the final reader, scholars of heritage and sea exploration, in addition to for an individual encouraged by way of Lake's spirit of mind's eye and perseverance.

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Download Alexander von Humboldt's Translantic Personae by Vera M Kutzinski PDF

By Vera M Kutzinski

Who used to be Alexander von Humboldt? used to be he relatively a lone genius? used to be he one other eu apologist for colonialism within the Americas or the daddy of Latin American independence? was once he a roving Romanticist, or did his sensibilities belong to the Enlightenment?

Naturalist, thinker, historian, and proto-sociologist--to identify just a few of the fields to which he contributed--, Humboldt is very unlikely to comprise in one identification or definition. His voluminous writings diversity throughout such a lot of various fields of data that his scholarly-scientific personae expanded even in the course of his lifetime, they usually have endured to proliferate due to the fact that his demise in 1859. A family observe during the 19th century, Humboldt used to be ultimately eclipsed via Charles Darwin (whose personal travels have been encouraged via Humboldt’s) and disappeared from view for a lot of the 20 th century, significantly within the usa. The essays during this assortment testify to the renewed curiosity that Alexander von Humboldt’s multi-faceted paintings is inspiring within the twenty-first century, specifically between cultural and literary historians from either side of the Atlantic.

This publication was once initially released as a distinct factor of Atlantic Studies.

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Download Connexions: The Unseen Hand of Tony Hunt by Nigel Dale PDF

By Nigel Dale

Tony Hunt spent the six many years of his expert and private existence interacting with the elite within the fields of engineering, structure and business layout – this is often his tale. His existence and occupation are defined, displaying how he shaped lasting relationships with architects, buyers, artists, photographers, commercial designers, writers, critics and along with his personal employees. Connexions demonstrates the best way he was once in a position to adapt his engineering suggestions in collaboration with architects within the formative levels of the layout procedure to discover structural recommendations sympathetic to their architectural aspirations. It examines the hunt for technological increase and Hunt’s ardour for commercial and product layout which led him to favour an industrialized component-based method of engineering in structure. He confirmed an unerring skill to spot and exhibit key elements inside of a layout, targeting the way in which they hooked up jointly, and tested a realistic wisdom and event of the know-how required for his or her manufacture. the result of Hunt's contribution, and the numerous prestigious commissions he obtained, while operating with the iteration of acclaimed architects rising from the Architectural organization, the Royal collage of paintings and from Yale college scholarships within the early interval of his profession, are well-documented and publicised. Direct comparisons with the nice ecu and American architect engineers corresponding to Richard Buckminster Fuller, Charles Eames, Fritz Haller and Jean Prouvé are justifiably made. Connexions additionally concentrates at the own relationships that Hunt shaped in the course of his occupation and, by way of connection with earlier and modern architects, engineers, business designers, artists, etc., where that Tony Hunt occupies within the historical past of united kingdom design.

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Download Fantastic Realities:49 Mind Journeys and A Trip to Stockholm by Frank Wilczek PDF

The marvelous fact that's glossy physics is open on your exploration, guided by way of one in all its fundamental architects and interpreters, Nobel Prize winner Frank Wilczek.

Some jokes, a few poems, and extracts from spouse Betsy Devine's gleaming chronicle of what it truly is prefer to pass though a Nobel Prize offer effortless leisure. there is additionally a few historical past, a few philosophy, a few exposition of frontier technology, and a few frontier technology, to your lasting edification.

49 items, together with many from Wilczek's award-winning Reference body columns in Physics Today, and a few by no means prior to released, are accrued via kind and topic right into a dozen chapters, every one with a revealing, witty introduction.

Profound principles, offered with sort: What can be larger? Enjoy.


  • Constructing This international, and Others
  • Musing on Mechanics
  • Making gentle of Mass
  • QCD Exposed
  • Breathless on the Heights
  • At Sea within the Depths
  • Once and destiny History
  • Methods of Our Madness
  • Inspired, annoyed, Inspired
  • Big Ideas
  • Grand Occasions
  • Breaking into Verse
  • Another Dimension

Readership: scholars, scientists and lay people.

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