Download Going Somewhere: Truth About a Life in Science by Andrew Marino PDF

By Andrew Marino

Going someplace is a dynamic autobiographical narrative approximately biophysicist Andrew Marino’s occupation in technological know-how because the Sixties. The e-book explores—with a intensity and drama that come up from own involvement—an enormously wide selection of science-related concerns: the functionality of electrical energy in dwelling issues; the impression of company and army energy on technological know-how; the operation of the NIH, FDA, and different nation and federal corporations facing human well-being; the matter of clinical “experts” in criminal settings; the distorting impact of the physics version of technological know-how on biology; the function of chaos thought in experimental biology; and the most important public misconceptions approximately how technological know-how features. those issues come up within the lengthy process Marino’s clinical and felony actions within the complicated 35-year debate over the wellbeing and fitness hazards of EMFs.

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Download Las pioneras: Las mujeres que cambiaron la sociedad y la by Rita Levi-Montalcini,Giuseppina Tripodi,Lara Cortés PDF

By Rita Levi-Montalcini,Giuseppina Tripodi,Lara Cortés Fernández

“Este libro —escribe l. a. mítica bióloga Rita Levi-Montalcini, Premio Nobel de Medicina— está destinado a las nuevas generaciones. Su objetivo es hacerlas conscientes de las fundamentales aportaciones científicas que hicieron sus antepasadas desde dos siglos antes de l. a. period cristiana hasta el siglo XX. Durante siglos las mujeres estuvieron excluidas. En el pasado las que destacaban por su sabiduría se consideraban brujas y eran enviadas a los angeles hoguera, e incluso cuando se abolió esta persecución, tan feroz como absurda, los filósofos y los científicos, incluidos los conocidos como ‘ilustrados’, siguieron alimentando el mito de los angeles absoluta superioridad intelectual del hombre”. Para demostrar que las mujeres también tienen un pasado, y un presente, científico, mostrando al mismo tiempo las injusticias y dependencias que tuvieron que sufrir a lo largo de siglos, el procedimiento que Rita Levi-Montalcini y Giuseppina Tripodi han seguido en este apasionado y apasionante libro es presentar los angeles incuestionable evidencia que proporcionan sucintas biografías de mujeres científicas como las matemáticas Hipatia, Sophie Germain, Sofia Kovalevskaia y Emily Noether, las astrónomas Caroline Herschel, Williamina Fleming, Henrietta Leavitt, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Margaret Burbidge y Vera Rubin, Mary Wortley Montagu, a los angeles que tanto debe l. a. vacunación moderna, las físicas Émile du Châtelet, Marie Curie, Lise Meitner, Irène Joliot-Curie, Maria Goepper Mayer y Chien-Shiung Wu, químicas como Rosalind Franklin y biólogas como Gerty Cori, Barbara McClintock, Dorothy Crowfoot Hodkin y Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard .

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Download John Niederhauser: Recollections of a Life in Science and by Paul D. Peterson,Clay S. Griffith,R. Steven Turner PDF

By Paul D. Peterson,Clay S. Griffith,R. Steven Turner

John Niederhauser is remembered and commemorated during this autobiographical memoir as probably the most very important agricultural scientists of the final century, amazing for his contributions to plant pathology and international agriculture, particularly his paintings within the Fifties on past due blight illness of potatoes. in addition to successful the area foodstuff Prize in 1990, Niederhauser was once additionally a player in different remarkable occasions akin to the Soviet collectivist test, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Mexican Agricultural software, the golf green Revolution, and the improvement of the method of overseas Agricultural examine facilities (IARCs).

This booklet used to be initially concepted in 2002 as a biography that might be compiled with Niederhauser’s aid and counsel. as a result of unexpected scheduling conflicts of either editors and the tragic demise of Niederhauser in 2005, the publication replaced path just a little to develop into the autobiographical tribute that it really is this day. Niederhauser’s reviews and remark from past models of the e-book have been used because the origin of the publication, with a distinct emphasis on findings taken from his quite a few released and unpublished notes and papers.

This e-book is a smart learn for heritage buffs in addition to people with a keenness for plant pathology. the tale of Neiderhauser’s existence is interlaced along with his personal remark in addition to stories and images of his lifestyles and his many contributions to the technology community.

Comments from Colleagues of John Niederhauser...

"He used to be a completely marvelous and fascinating person. His lifestyles tale is attention-grabbing – packed with drama and event. He was once a type of individuals who was once higher than existence and will allure near to a person. His love of potatoes used to be with out restrict and his recognize for potato past due blight as an adversary used to be rather well positioned. His contribution to our figuring out of the pathogen, Phytophthora infestans was once actually transformative. His workforce, operating within the Toluca Valley of Mexico found the A2 mating style there and tested that sexual replica was once a standard section of the lifestyles background of this organism there. those discoveries confirmed that the inhabitants of P. infestans in primary Mexico was once assorted from another inhabitants of this organism worldwide."
-- Dr. William Fry, Cornell University

"John Niederhauser used to be an fanatic, in addition to a devoted potato scientist, expansive raconteur, and vigorous Little League Baseball founder in Mexico. A member of the 1st board of administrators of our non-profit, The Potato Museum, John used to be chuffed to proportion with us his insights as to how the potato may possibly lessen international starvation. He provided us his writings, or even a few of his potato equipment accumulated from around the globe. We revered that he understood and hooked up with farmers, and used to be keen to profit from the locals, whereas even as sharing his substantial services with them. An indefatigable vacationer, with his spouse, Ann, John relished the worldʼs variations and but overjoyed within the commonality of almost all people he met."
-- Meredith and Tom Hughes, Co-founders of The Potato Museum and FoodMuseum.com

“John and Ann Niederhauser have been terribly beneficiant to the APS origin and, consequently, destiny generations of plant pathologists. presents integrated a donation of a giant component of John’s international foodstuff Prize to set up the toilet and Ann Niederhauser Endowment to aid examine on ailments of meals vegetation in constructing nations. additionally they directed a element of these profits to supply a funds prize for the APS foreign provider Award. In 2001, the loo S. Niederhauser scholar shuttle Award used to be tested to aid scholar participation on the annual APS assembly. John enjoyed scholars and interacting with them; the tale of his lifestyles will motivate many and his generosity will profit plant pathology in perpetuity.”
-- Dr. Stella Melugin Coakley, APS beginning Chair Emeritus

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Download De La Pampa a los Estados Unidos (Spanish Edition) by René Favaloro PDF

By René Favaloro

El reconocido cirujano recuerda sus diez años de trabajo en equipo con
eminentes personalidades de l. a. medicina durante su estadía en la
Cleveland health facility, que derivaron en las técnicas quirúrgicas para el
implante del by-pass de safena.


La vida de los hombres oculta razones, decisiones y matices que solo los
protagonistas de esas vidas conocen a fondo. El testimonio del doctor
Favaloro permite a los lectores adentrarse en una vida apasionante,
tanto por las convicciones que l. a. alientan como por los abundantes
episodios anecdóticos que ayudan a entenderla. los angeles carrera profesional
del médico argentino que viajó a Estados Unidos para perfeccionarse y
logró convertirse en un cirujano eminente está aquí junto a las
profundas reflexiones de un hombre cuyos múltiples intereses provocan
curiosidad, admiración y respeto.
Nada de lo humano fue ajeno para quien eligió el oficio de mejorar la
vida. El empeño vocacional a través del paso de los años, la
especialización y sus vínculos con los angeles vida cotidiana, las obligaciones y
el exilio, l. a. libertad y el arraigo son temas que «De los angeles Pampa a los
Estados Unidos» aborda con deslumbrante lucidez.

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Download Galileo: Watcher of the Skies by David Wootton PDF

By David Wootton

Galileo (1564–1642) is likely one of the most crucial and debatable figures within the heritage of technology. A hero of recent technological know-how and key to its beginning, he was once additionally a deeply divided guy: a pupil dedicated to the institution of medical fact but pressured to concede the significance of religion, and a super analyst of the elegantly mathematical workings of nature but bungling and insensitive together with his personal family.

Tackling Galileo as astronomer, engineer, and writer, David Wootton locations him on the middle of Renaissance tradition. He lines Galileo via his early rebellious years; the beginnings of his clinical occupation developing a “new physics” his stream to Florence looking cash, prestige, and larger freedom to assault highbrow orthodoxies; his trial for heresy and slim get away from torture; and his condominium arrest and actual (though now not highbrow) decline. Wootton finds a lot that's new—from Galileo’s untimely Copernicanism to a formerly unrecognized illegitimate daughter—and, controversially, rejects the normal orthodoxy which holds that Galileo was once a superb Catholic.

Absolutely important to Galileo’s significance—and to technological know-how extra broadly—is the telescope, the possibility of which Galileo used to be the 1st to know. Wootton makes transparent that it completely revolutionized and galvanized medical exercise to find new and formerly unimagined proof. Drawing widely on Galileo’s voluminous letters, a lot of that have been self-censored and sly, this can be an unique, arresting, and hugely readable biography of a tough, impressive Renaissance genius.

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Download King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered by G. Wayne Miller PDF

By G. Wayne Miller

Few of the nice tales of drugs are as palpably dramatic because the invention of open-heart surgical procedure, but, beforehand, no journalist has ever introduced all the exciting specifics of this triumph to life.

This is the tale of the healthcare professional many name the daddy of open-heart surgical procedure, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, who, in addition to colleagues at collage clinic in Minneapolis and a small band of pioneers in different places, complete what many specialists thought of to be an very unlikely feat: He opened the guts, repaired deadly defects, and made the brilliant routine.

Acclaimed writer G. Wayne Miller attracts on archival study and specific interviews with Lillehei and mythical pioneers reminiscent of Michael DeBakey and Christiaan Barnard, taking readers into the lives of those medical professionals and their sufferers as they development towards their landmark fulfillment. within the culture of works through Richard Rhodes and Tracy Kidder, King of Hearts tells the tale of a big and gripping piece of forgotten technology history.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Shaping Ecology: The Life of Arthur Tansley by Peter G. Ayres PDF

By Peter G. Ayres

Sir Arthur Tansley used to be the prime determine in ecology for the 1st half the 20 th century, founding the sphere, and forming its first expert societies. He was once the 1st President of the British Ecological Society and the 1st chair of the sphere reviews Council. His paintings as a botanist is taken into account seminal and he's well-known as one of many giants of ecology through the international.

Ecology underpins the rules and practices of contemporary conservation and the upkeep of biodiversity. It explains the reasons of, and gives strategies to, difficulties of weather swap. but ecology is a tender technological know-how, slightly a hundred years previous. Its origins lie in phytogeography, the naming and mapping of plants.

Shaping Ecology is a publication a few multi-faceted guy whose buddies integrated Bertrand Russell, Marie Stopes, Julian Huxley, GM Trevelyan, and Solly Zuckerman. old context is equipped through Tansley's kin for his mom and dad moved within the Fabian-socialist international of John Ruskin and Octavia Hill, either instrumental within the origin of the nationwide belief. whereas Britain used to be really sluggish to guard its eco-friendly areas and natural world, it did identify in 1913 the 1st expert Ecological Society on the planet. Tansley used to be its President. setting up the British crops Committee and beginning a chain of foreign Phytogeographic tours, he replaced phytogeography into ecology.

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Download Einstein: His Space and Times (Jewish Lives) by Steven Gimbel PDF

By Steven Gimbel

The generally held view of Albert Einstein is of an eccentric genius for whom the pursuit of technology used to be every little thing. yet really, the intense innovator whose conception of Relativity eternally reshaped our realizing of time was once a guy of his instances, continuously politically engaged and pushed through powerful ethical rules. An avowed pacifist, Einstein’s distrust of authority and outspoken social and clinical perspectives earned him dying threats from Nazi sympathizers within the years previous international battle II. To him, technology supplied not just a method for knowing the habit of the universe, yet a starting place for contemplating the deeper questions of lifestyles and a fashion for the global Jewish group to achieve self assurance and satisfaction in itself.
 
Steven Gimbel’s biography offers Einstein within the context of the area he lived in, delivering a desirable portrait of a outstanding person who remained actively engaged in foreign affairs all through his lifestyles. This revealing paintings not just explains Einstein’s theories in comprehensible phrases, it demonstrates how they without delay emerged from the realities of his occasions and helped create the area we are living in today.

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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 extremely considered as a number one authority on Pueblo Indian pottery, a box of research 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 transforming into up in Washington nation, provider within the US military in the course of global struggle II, collage years, and his fifty-year profession as a physicist at Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory in New Mexico. It used to be his circulate to the Southwest that supplied the impetus for his lifelong “hobby”—the learn of Pueblo background and pottery. His contributions to the sphere of fluid dynamics were no much less amazing. Harlow’s clinical and scholarly targets have been augmented through his inventive expertise as a painter, a ability he utilized to his paintings in pottery and science.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Francis H. Harlow is likely one of the best professionals on Pueblo Indian pottery and a retired physicist from Los Alamos Laboratories.

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Download Tesla - L'éclair de génie: L'histoire et les découvertes du by Massimo TEODORANI PDF

By Massimo TEODORANI

Tout sur sa vie, sa formation, ses innovations et ses penchants, son intelligente sensibilité...

L’histoire de l. a. technology n’a pas toujours rendu l’hommage qu’ils méritaient à ses acteurs principaux. Au contraire, elle a souvent fait l. a. half belle à des imposteurs, des opportunistes dénués de scrupules ou à de véritables plagiaires. Nikola Tesla a été l’un des plus grands inventeurs que le monde ait jamais connus.

Nous lui devons l’énergie électrique – le courant alternatif en particulier – que nous utilisons tous les jours, mais aussi d’autres découvertes très nombreuses comme les ampoules fluorescentes (néon), los angeles radio, los angeles télévision, le radar, los angeles turbine, les robots, les appareils électro-thérapeutiques, autant d’innovations qui ont trop souvent été attribuées aux stars des livres scolaires : Edison pour l’énergie électrique, Marconi pour l. a. radio... Nombre de personnes connaissent vaguement ou ont entendu parler de sa carrière, pluridisciplinaire mais contrariée, et sa mémoire est aujourd’hui encore occultée, comme celle de tous les génies incompris.

De nombreuses personnes considèrent Nikola Tesla comme le personnage le plus génial de toute l’histoire de l’humanité, après Léonard de Vinci , pour ses qualités intellectuelles, l. a. quantité et l. a. variété de sa construction, et pour ses intérêts versatiles qui ne concernaient pas seulement l. a. technology et l. a. technologie, mais également los angeles philosophie, los angeles sociologie et même le mysticisme.

Nous pourrions résumer le yet de ses recherches et le sens qu’il donnait à sa vie par sa célèbre word : « Le développement progressif de l’homme dépend des innovations. Elles sont le résultat le plus vital des facultés créatives du cerveau humain. Le yet de ces facultés est los angeles domination complète de l’esprit sur le monde matériel, l. a. réalisation de los angeles possibilité de canaliser les forces de l. a. nature afin de satisfaire les exigences humaines ».

Le plus grand mystère à l. a. base de l’oeuvre et de los angeles vie de Nikola Tesla réside sûrement dans los angeles façon dont son esprit était structuré. Tous les plans de ses expériences étaient mémorisés dans son esprit. Il était littéralement assoiffé de savoir et il était conscient qu’il aurait pu reprendre un raisonnement ou poursuivre une expérience à n’importe quel second vu que les idées restaient indélébilement imprimées dans son esprit.

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