By Guy Consolmagno
By Guy Consolmagno
By Francis H. Harlow
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Francis H. Harlow is among the major specialists on Pueblo Indian pottery and a retired physicist from Los Alamos Laboratories.
By Hellmut Flashar
By MarjorieShepherd Turner
By John J. Poluhowich
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.
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.
By Jane Lancaster
By Nigel Dale
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.
Readership: scholars, scientists and lay people.
By Michael McCloskey