Download Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man by William Lanouette,Bela Silard PDF

By William Lanouette,Bela Silard

Well-known names reminiscent of Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are typically those who encompass the construction of the atom bomb. One identify that's hardly pointed out is Leo Szilard, identified in clinical circles as “father of the atom bomb.” the guy who first built the assumption of harnessing power from nuclear chain reactions, he's apparently buried with slightly a hint within the historical past of this recognized and debatable topic.

Born in Hungary and informed in Berlin, he escaped Hitler’s Germany in 1933 and that first 12 months constructed his inspiration of nuclear chain reactions. as a way to hinder Nazi scientists from stealing his rules, he saved his theories mystery, until eventually he and Albert Einstein pressed the USA govt to analyze atomic reactions and designed the 1st nuclear reactor. even though he began his occupation out lobbying for civilian regulate of atomic strength, he concluded it with founding, in 1962, the 1st political motion committee for hands keep watch over, the Council for a Livable World.

Besides his profession in atomic power, he additionally studied biology and sparked rules that received others the Nobel Prize. The Salk Institute for organic stories in l. a. Jolla, California, the place Szilard spent his ultimate days, was once built from his strategies to mixture technology and social issues.

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Download Brain, Mind, and Medicine: Charles Richet and the Origins of by Robert Guskind PDF

By Robert Guskind

Charles Richet was once some of the most impressive figures within the historical past of scientific technology. he's top identified for his paintings at the body's immune reactions to international ingredients for which he gained the Nobel Prize in medication in 1913. Richet was once additionally a poet, playwright, historian, bibliographer, political activist, classical pupil, and pioneer in plane design.Brain, brain, and medication is the 1st significant biography of Richet in any language. Wolf brilliantly situates Richet's paintings within the highbrow currents of Europe in the course of the latter half the 19th and early 20th century. Richet used to be a modern of Wilhelm Wundt and William James. All 3 thought of psychology to be a side of body structure ruled via organic legislation. yet whereas James and Wundt thought of realization as a approach encouraged by means of adventure with no a lot connection with neural buildings, Richet's concentration used to be at the mind itself as formed via genetics and adventure and serving because the organ of the mind.Brain, brain, and drugs illuminates an important bankruptcy in medical and cultural historical past. it may be learn by means of clinical scientists, historians, and participants attracted to medication and psychology.

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Download André-Louis Cholesky: Mathematician, Topographer and Army by Claude Brezinski,Dominique Tournès PDF

By Claude Brezinski,Dominique Tournès

This booklet lines the lifetime of Cholesky (1875-1918), and offers his relatives background. After an advent to topography, an English translation of an unpublished paper via him the place he defined his strategy for linear platforms is given, studied and changed in its old context. His different works, together with books, also are defined in addition to his involvement in educating at a pretty good college by way of correspondence. the tale of this college and its founder, Léon Eyrolles, are addressed. Then, a massive unpublished e-book of Cholesky on graphical calculation is analyzed intimately and in comparison to related modern courses. The biography of Ernest Benoit, who wrote the 1st paper the place Cholesky´s approach is defined, is supplied. numerous records, highlighting the existence and the character of Cholesky, finish the book.

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Download La memoria secreta de las hojas: Una historia de árboles, by Hope Jahren,María José Viejo Pérez,Ignacio Villaro Gumpert PDF

By Hope Jahren,María José Viejo Pérez,Ignacio Villaro Gumpert

La memoria secreta de las hojas no es solo un libro, es el fascinante debut de una mujer consagrada a l. a. ciencia, el retrato conmovedor de una larga amistad y una exposición sorprendente del mundo de las plantas que cambiará radicalmente nuestra forma de contemplar los angeles naturaleza.

En su ópera prima, desire Jahren nos presenta un revelador tratado sobre l. a. vida de las plantas que además versa sobre el trabajo y sobre el amor, y sobre cómo se pueden mover montañas cuando ambos van a l. a. par.

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Download Paul Dirac: The Man and his Work by Abraham Pais,Maurice Jacob,David I. Olive,Michael F. Atiyah PDF

By Abraham Pais,Maurice Jacob,David I. Olive,Michael F. Atiyah

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac was once one of many founders of quantum conception. he's numbered along Newton, Maxwell and Einstein as one of many maximum physicists of all time. jointly the lectures during this quantity, initially awarded at the party of the commitment rite for a plaque commemorating Dirac in Westminster Abbey, supply a different perception into the connection among Dirac's personality and his clinical achievements. The textual content starts off with the commitment handle given through Stephen Hawking on the rite. Then Abraham Pais describes Dirac as an individual and his method of his paintings. Maurice Jacob explains how Dirac was once resulted in introduce the idea that of antimatter, and its relevant position in glossy particle physics and cosmology, by means of an account via David Olive of the starting place and enduring impression of Dirac's paintings on magnetic monopoles. eventually, Sir Michael Atiyah explains the deep and frequent importance of the Dirac equation in mathematics.

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Download Men of Physics Lord Rayleigh–The Man and His Work: The by Robert Bruce Lindsay,D. ter Haar PDF

By Robert Bruce Lindsay,D. ter Haar

males of Physics: Lord Rayleigh–The guy and His paintings provides an appraisal of the importance of Rayleigh's medical paintings, including extracts from his released papers.
The booklet starts off via offering a biographical cartoon of John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919). The textual content then discusses Lord Rayleigh's contributions to technology, together with the actual phenomena, optical tools, electric criteria, and the idea of relativity. decisions from Rayleigh’s clinical papers, that are integrated within the booklet, also are thought of. those choices contain papers in regards to the thought of resonance; the depth and polarization of the scattered mild; the manufacture and thought of diffraction-gratings; and the binaural impression. different chosen papers contain these in regards to the software of the main of reciprocity to acoustics; the soundness of fluid move; the Rayleigh disk; and acoustic streaming. The research of floor waves in elastic solids; the invention and isolation of argon; sound propagation; and electromagnetic radiation are the opposite subject matters incorporated within the number of papers within the ebook.
Physicists will locate the publication invaluable.

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Download Down to Your Underwear, Please - Life as a Cornish Osteopath by Amanda King PDF

By Amanda King

all the way down to Your undies, Please is a non-fiction, but witty glimpse into the area of an osteopath. Its target market are either certified clinical and allied professions and the basically curious layman, because it files the lifestyles and trip of Amanda King, a registered osteopath dependent within the West state.

Amanda’s trip starts in past due 2002, and the early chapters painting the highs, lows and sometimes downright hilarious occasions which happened in the course of her 5 years’ education in North London, via to her qualification and her establishing in perform in Cornwall. It tells of the various varied sufferers she treats, and the customarily not going illnesses that befall them, in addition to the abnormal events that her existence as an osteopath have ended in, leaving the reader in without doubt that no days during this occupation are alike.

The publication additionally examines the proof that exists for a few of the extra debatable innovations utilized in osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy resembling excessive pace thrusting (bone crunching), cranial osteopathy and coverings for bronchial asthma sufferers, a few of that have been referred to as into doubt in recent times. The studies and the reviews expressed are these of the writer, yet the place facts exists it's referenced in an in depth appendix, which has been integrated with a purpose to continue major textual content freed from technical matters and jargon.

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Download Robert Recorde: Tudor Scholar and Mathematician (Scientists by Gordon Roberts PDF

By Gordon Roberts

This captivating biography tells, for the 1st time, the entire tale of 1 of Tudor England’s so much enigmatic figures. A Welshman born in Tenby, south Wales, c.1512, Robert Recorde used to be knowledgeable at either Oxford and Cambridge. This publication, the 1st specified biography of this Tudor pupil, reports the various elements of his astonishingly wide-ranging occupation and finally tragic existence. It provides a richly exact and entirely rounded photograph of Recorde the guy, the college educational and theologian, the surgeon, the mathematician and astronomer, the antiquarian, and the author of highly profitable textbooks. Crown appointments introduced Recorde into clash with the scheming Earl of Pembroke, and finally set him at odds with Queen Mary I. As an highbrow out of his intensity in political intrigue, beset by way of spiritual turmoil, Recorde finally succumbed to the hazards that closed inexorably round him.

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Download Viva Margherita (Italian Edition) by Corrado Lamberti PDF

By Corrado Lamberti

Nel pomeriggio di una bella giornata dell'aprile 1979, un giovane insegnante di fisica si ferma davanti al pesante cancello che chiude il giardino dell'Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste.
Lo aspetta l. a. direttrice, alla quale deve sottoporre il progetto di una nuova rivista dal taglio divulgativo.
Catapultato dal caso in un'avventura editoriale, l'improvvisato redattore si presenta con l. a. preoccupazione di chi sta in line with affrontare un esame troppo difficile, ma advert accoglierlo trova una signora sorridente e schietta, entusiasta dell'idea di diffondere l'astronomia tra il pubblico degli appassionati.
Un incontro che gli cambierà los angeles vita e darà inizio a una lunga collaborazione e a una profonda amicizia.
Ripercorrendo i momenti più significativi del loro rapporto, Corrado Lamberti offre in questo libro un ritratto di Margherita Hack nel quale mette in luce i tanti insegnamenti che ne ha ricevuto.
Lo sguardo affettuoso e acuto dell'allievo segue los angeles maestra nel tenace e appassionato lavoro, nell'appuntamento quotidiano con l. a. colonia di gatti da sfamare, nel confronto con i colleghi universitari, nelle passeggiate sul Carso e nella relazione affettiva e professionale con Aldo, il suo compagno.
E anche nei momenti meno gloriosi della sua vita, come quello dei pasti, quando Margherita e Aldo, in una cucina tristemente sfornita di cibo che non sia quello in step with gli amati felini, cuociono in acqua fredda una generosa porzione di spaghetti, che trasferiranno maldestramente nei piatti con l'aiuto di due forchette, ignorando del tutto l'uso dello scolapasta!
Un racconto brioso e ricco di informazioni e aneddoti che ricostruisce il periodo d'oro delle riviste di astronomia e invita a scoprire los angeles preziosa eredità della più amata delle scienziate italiane.

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Download It's Been a Good Life by Isaac Asimov,Janet Jeppson Asimov PDF

By Isaac Asimov,Janet Jeppson Asimov

New one-volume autobiography spans Asimov's lifestyles for the 1st time!
As essentially the most proficient and prolific writers of the 20th century, Isaac Asimov grew to become mythical for his inexhaustible creativity, wide-ranging highbrow interest, and skill for explaining advanced matters in transparent, concise prose. whereas regaling his readers with a huge opus of just about interesting and illuminating technological know-how fiction and nonfiction books, he additionally stumbled on time to jot down a three-volume autobiography. Now those volumes were condensed into one through Asimov's spouse, Janet, who additionally stocks excerpts from letters he wrote to her. jointly those writings offer an intimate portrait of an inventive genius whose love of studying and fidgeting with rules is obvious on each web page.
Reading this autobiography is like sitting down with Isaac Asimov and experiencing his witty, enticing, and marvelous character firsthand. we're handled to many outstanding tales approximately his upbringing in Depression-era Brooklyn, his early fascination with the recent technological know-how fiction pulp magazines, the fun of his first released tale, the production of his recognized tale "Nightfall," the genesis of the basis sequence, and the evolution of his artistic existence as a author.
He additionally finds his internal techniques approximately and stories with a variety of luminaries in technological know-how and technological know-how fiction. notably, Asimov's autobiography conveys unbounded enthusiasm for his craft, the infectious pleasure of studying and developing, entire highbrow honesty, his powerful humanist convictions, and his countless fund of excellent humor and optimism even on the finish of his existence - all instructed within the energetic transparent writing variety that used to be his trademark.
Although Janet Jeppson Asimov concludes this paintings with a stunning revelation approximately her husband's demise, the quantity is obviously meant as a party - because the identify indicates - of an excellent, inventive existence. As a poignant coda to this paintings, Janet has appended one brief tale that used to be Isaac's favourite, and his four-hundredth essay in this innovations approximately science.

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