Download The Chance of War by Brian Gillham PDF

By Brian Gillham

In each one decade following the tip of global warfare II books were released that take as their topic the function of technological know-how and engineering within the clash. those books have all had issues in universal. they've been interested by the technological know-how and engineering instead of with the scientists and the engineers. furthermore the scientists were overwhelmingly actual scientists. the opportunity of warfare has been written with a spotlight at the women and men who did the paintings whether or not they have been chemists, engineers, nutritionists, pathologists, physiologists, physicists, psychologists or had left college with little or no clinical schooling. With exceptions each one bankruptcy takes as its textual content a person or small team of people and areas their wartime efforts within the context in their life’s paintings: how they have been capable of take the opportunity of battle and the way their wartime adventure resulted in post-war fulfilment (or often times failure).

Highlights of the textual content include

• A remedy of the very important position performed by means of ladies in global struggle II that is going way past traditional bills of the SOE, the land military and radar operators. The dietary rehabilitation of the prisoners at Belsen, the elucidation of the chemical constitution of penicillin, the easiest how you can hire the radar-foxing equipment referred to as ‘Window’, the garage of blood for mass transfusion and the upkeep of publicizes via the BBC.
• A learn of the administration of dietary concerns with a different specialise in Sheffield’s ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ and the research, utilizing a latest computing device set of rules, of the rations carried via the lengthy diversity wasteland Group.
• an outline of the little-known yet important half performed by means of psychologists within the realizing of the constitution of human vigilance and within the mental examine of evacuees.
• An acknowledgement of the valuable half performed via the non-scientist within the technology and know-how of global warfare II. The barrister, the tree health practitioner, the hat-trimmer and the penicillin girls.
• The tragic loss to the state as a result of the wartime demise of the inventor of stereophonic recording and sound transmission.

The readership for the opportunity of conflict is anticipated to be various. it's going to comprise readers of money owed of global battle II, those that like technology truth books awarded for the layman whist now not compromising the technology content material and the viewers for biography.

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Download James Watt, Chemist: Understanding the Origins of the Steam by David Philip Miller PDF

By David Philip Miller

In the Victorian period, James Watt grew to become an iconic engineer, yet in his personal time he was once additionally an influential chemist. Miller examines Watt’s illustrious engineering profession in gentle of his parallel curiosity in chemistry, arguing that Watt’s belief of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings.

Part I of the book—Representations—examines the way in which James Watt has been portrayed through the years, emphasizing sculptural, pictorial and textual representations from the 19th century. As an incredible contributor to the improvement of arguably crucial expertise of industrialization, Watt grew to become a logo that many teams of thinkers have been apprehensive to assert. half II—Realities—focuses on reconstructing the unsung "chemical Watt" rather than the lionized engineer.

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Download Beyond Uncertainty: Heisenberg, Quantum Physics, and The by David C. Cassidy PDF

By David C. Cassidy

"Exhaustively designated but eminently readable, this is often a big book."Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Cassidy doesn't a lot exculpate Heisenberg as clarify him, with a transparency that makes this biography a excitement to read."Los Angeles Times

"Well crafted and readable . . . [Cassidy] presents a nuanced and compelling account of Heisenberg's life."The Harvard ebook Review

In 1992, David C. Cassidy’s groundbreaking biography of Werner Heisenberg, Uncertainty, used to be released to resounding acclaim from students and critics. Michael Frayn, within the Playbill of the Broadway construction of Copenhagen, observed it as certainly one of his major assets and “the general paintings in English.” Richard Rhodes (The Making of the Atom Bomb) known as it “the definitive biography of an excellent and tragic physicist,” and the Los Angeles Times praised it as “an vital ebook. Cassidy has sifted the checklist and brilliantly particular Heisenberg’s actions.” No booklet that has seemed on account that has rivaled Uncertainty, now out of print, for its intensity and wealthy aspect of the lifestyles, occasions, and technology of this fabulous and arguable determine of twentieth-century physics.

Since the autumn of the Soviet Union, long-suppressed info has emerged on Heisenberg’s function within the Nazi atomic bomb undertaking. In Beyond Uncertainty, Cassidy translates this and different formerly unknown fabric in the context of his immense study and tackles the vexing questions of a scientist’s own accountability and guilt whilst serving an abhorrent army regime.

David C. Cassidy is the writer of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the yankee Century, Einstein and Our World, and Uncertainty.

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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 battle 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 regulate 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 Maria Montessori: Leben und Werk einer großen Frau (German by Rita Kramer,Gudrun Theusner-Stampa PDF

By Rita Kramer,Gudrun Theusner-Stampa

Die vorliegende kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Leben und Werk Maria Montessoris läßt erkennen, welchem historischen Zusammenhang sich ihre Ideen verdanken und mit welchem kämpferischen Mut sie sich für den sozialen Fortschritt eingesetzt hat.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Download Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck (Stanford by Jost Lemmerich,Ann Hentschel PDF

By Jost Lemmerich,Ann Hentschel

James Franck (1882–1964) used to be one of many 20th century's most valuable scientists, identified either for his contributions to physics and for his ethical braveness. throughout the Nineteen Twenties, Franck used to be a well-liked determine within the German physics neighborhood. His examine into the constitution of the atom earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1925. After the Nazis seized strength in 1933, Franck resigned his professorship at Gottingen in protest opposed to anti-Jewish rules. He quickly emigrated to the us, the place, on the collage of Chicago, he begun cutting edge study into photosynthesis.

When the second one international battle all started, Franck used to be recruited for the ny undertaking. With Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard, he created a managed nuclear chain response which ended in the construction of a nuclear weapon. through the ultimate months of the warfare, even though, Franck grew desirous about the results of utilizing this sort of weapon. He grew to become the primary writer of the distinguished "Franck Report," which advised Truman to not use the atomic bomb and warned nuclear palms race opposed to the Soviet Union will be an inevitable end result. After the warfare, Franck became his realization again to photosynthesis; his discoveries stimulated chemistry in addition to physics.

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Download La vida es matemática: Las ecuaciones que explican los by John Allen Paulos,Dulcinea Otero-Piñeiro PDF

By John Allen Paulos,Dulcinea Otero-Piñeiro

Toda vida humana, asegura el conocido matemático John Allen Paulos, es una sutil realización de patrones matemáticos, y nuestra existencia obedece a rules y ciclos gobernados por los números. Para explicar el papel que el cálculo estadístico, los angeles teoría de probabilidades o las leyes de l. a. lógica desempeñan en nuestra existencia, Paulos recurre a episodios de su propia biografía. Nos enteramos así de que padeció los estragos de un nefasto profesor de matemáticas o que todavía le remuerde los angeles conciencia por haber tenido una pequeña influencia en los angeles elección de George W. Bush como presidente de Estados Unidos. O de que los principios matemáticos gobiernan l. a. esperanza de vida o las preferencias que nos inclinan a enamorarnos.

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Download Der unbekannte Gagarin: Die letzten Geheimnisse von Juri by Gerhard Kowalski PDF

By Gerhard Kowalski

Er struggle der erste Mensch im Weltraum, um ihn ranken sich viele Legenden, im Kalten Krieg warfare der wahre Gagarin ein streng gehütetes Staatsgeheimnis. Gerhard Kowalski hat inzwischen Zugang zu den geheimen Archiven Russlands erhalten und konnte dadurch manchen Mythos entzaubern und manches Geheimnis lüften.
In diesem Buch erhalten Sie Informationen über den Menschen Juri Gagarin - abseits seines Weltraumfluges.

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Download Le mie invenzioni: L'autobiografia di un genio (Italian by Nikola Tesla,Valentina Di Tommaso PDF

By Nikola Tesla,Valentina Di Tommaso

l. a. vita di Nikola Tesla è circondata di così tante leggende che si potrebbe persino dubitare del fatto che egli sia esistito veramente.
Ingegnere straordinario, dotato di un'immaginazione prodigiosa, che gli permetteva di visualizzare le sue macchine nei minimi particolari senza doverne disegnare i modelli su carta, Tesla fu uno dei grandi innovatori della fisica moderna, un inventore geniale che riuscì a tradurre in realtà quasi three hundred delle sue «visioni» e che anticipò los angeles futura robotica (sviluppata con il nome di «Teleautomatica»).
Bistrattato a lungo, quando non dimenticato, Tesla fu un personaggio eccentrico: giocatore d'azzardo e incallito fumatore in gioventù, si votò poi completamente, con numerous autodisciplina, agli studi di ingegneria e alla ricerca tecnica. Convinto che lo scopo della scienza fosse quello di preservare los angeles vita degli uomini e di dominare il mondo materiale in line with il benessere e le necessità umane, a questo lavorò con instancabile energia fino alla morte, conducendo un'esistenza solitaria e modesta.
Tesla pubblicò questa incredibile autobiografia a puntate, nel corso del 1919, sulla rivista «Electrical Experimenter», rivolgendosi soprattutto ai giovani lettori con l. a. speranza di stimolarli a coltivare con passione i primi slanci creativi, che spesso modellano in modi imprevedibili i futuri destini.

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Download Galileo (Christian Encounters Series) by Mitch Stokes PDF

By Mitch Stokes

We know about existence during the lives of others. Their reviews, their trials, their adventures turn into our faculties, our chapels, our playgrounds. Christian Encounters, a sequence of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights vital lives from every age and parts of the Church via prose as obtainable and concise because it is own and fascinating. a few are ordinary faces. Others are unforeseen guests. Whether the individual is Galileo, William F. Buckley, John Bunyan, or Isaac Newton, we're now residing on the planet that they created and comprehend either it and ourselves greater within the mild in their lives. Their relationships, struggles, prayers, and needs uniquely remove darkness from our shared experience.

HERO OR HERETIC? GENIUS OR BLASPHEMER?

It's no secret how profound a task Galileo performed within the medical Revolution. much less explored is the Italian innovator's honest, guiding religion in God. during this exhaustively researched biography that reads like a page-turning novel, Mitch Stokes attracts on his services in philosophy, common sense, math, and technological know-how to attune smooth ears with Galileo's arguable genius.

Emerging from an identical Florentine milieu that produced Dante, da Vinci, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Amerigo Vespuci, Galileo puzzled with a patience that spurred his international towards an unabating period of discovery. Stokes confronts the parable that Galileo's stance on heliocentricity stood astride a church vs. technology divide and explores his calculations for the size of Dante's hell, his knowing of movement, and his invention of the pendulum clock.

To learn this quantity is to trip via Galileo's amazing existence: from his inquisitive youth to his loss of life days, while, even though blind and decrepit, he soldiered on, dictating mathematical options and mentoring younger proteges. 

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