Download An Einstein Encyclopedia by Alice Calaprice,Daniel Kennefick,Robert Schulmann PDF

By Alice Calaprice,Daniel Kennefick,Robert Schulmann

This is the one so much whole consultant to Albert Einstein's existence and paintings for college students, researchers, and browsers alike. Written by way of 3 top Einstein students who draw on their mixed wealth of craftsmanship received in the course of their paintings at the amassed Papers of Albert Einstein, this authoritative and available reference gains multiple hundred entries and is split into 3 elements protecting the non-public, medical, and public spheres of Einstein’s life.

An Einstein Encyclopedia includes entries on Einstein’s beginning and loss of life, relatives and romantic relationships, honors and awards, academic associations the place he studied and labored, citizenships and immigration to the United States, leisure pursuits and travels, plus the folks he befriended and the background of his records and the Einstein Papers venture. Entries on Einstein’s medical theories offer worthwhile heritage and context, in addition to information about his assistants, collaborators, and opponents, in addition to physics strategies concerning his paintings. assurance of Einstein’s position in public existence contains entries on his Jewish identification, humanitarian and civil rights involvements, political and academic philosophies, faith, and more.

Commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the speculation of basic relativity, An Einstein Encyclopedia additionally contains a chronology of Einstein’s lifestyles and appendixes that supply details for extra studying and learn, together with an annotated checklist of a range of Einstein’s courses and a assessment of chosen books approximately Einstein.

  • More than a hundred entries hide the wealthy info of Einstein’s own, specialist, and public life
  • Authoritative entries clarify Einstein’s family members relationships, medical achievements, political actions, non secular perspectives, and more
  • More than forty illustrations contain pictures of Einstein and his circle plus archival materials
  • A chronology of Einstein’s existence, appendixes, and proposals for additional studying offer crucial information for extra research

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Download When I was a Fish by Mike Bruton PDF

By Mike Bruton

This fast moving, hugely readable e-book not just recounts the extreme lifetime of Mike Bruton, one of many top fish biologists in Africa, but additionally explores and discusses a number of the concerns and issues within which he used to be concerned as a scientist, conservationist and technological know-how educator. via humorous, extraordinary and infrequently alarming episodes in the course of his occupation, Bruton indicates that an aquatic scientist’s existence is a narrative worthy telling!

He turned passionate about fish in the course of his early formative years and carried this ardour with him all through his occupation. Bruton used to be born within the city the place the 1st dwelling coelacanth was once came across and studied at Rhodes college in South Africa even as the nice ichthyologist, Professor JLB Smith, who defined ‘old fourlegs’. He therefore grew to become Director of the Ichthyology Institute verified in Smith’s identify and pioneered searches for the coelacanth off the coast of southern Africa and within the Western Indian Ocean utilizing the German learn submersible, ‘Jago’. including colleagues from South Africa, the united states, Canada and Germany he made many new discoveries at the biology of this notable fish and campaigned the world over for its conservation.

Mike’s learn at the freshwater fish of Africa and the center East bring about entanglements with crocodiles, hippopotami, sizeable snakes and army operations but additionally allowed him to give a contribution to overseas efforts to preserve wetlands and endangered species. He additionally made significant contributions to our knowing of the ways that fish are tailored to their watery environments and the way they made that epic evolutionary transition from water onto land. even if you're a fisherman, aquarist or sushi eater, you can be serious about those brilliant stories of a guy who virtually grew to become a fish!

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Download The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards: by Pamela C. Swallow PDF

By Pamela C. Swallow

This biography highlights the achievements of America's first specialist degreed woman scientist, Ellen Swallow Richards (1842--1911). The booklet takes the reader from Richards's adolescence on a Massachusetts farm the place she used to be schooled at domestic, to her the world over popular successes in a number of branches of science.

• Schools, faculties, and libraries are looking for extra books approximately impressive, profitable girls. Richards lead the way for girls to go into a number of fields of technological know-how formerly believed to be the area of men.
• Currently there's a lot emphasis on meals; Richards pioneered during this box, instructing the yankee public approximately fat, carbohydrates, proteins and energy at a time while scarcely somebody knew in their importance.
• Ellen Swallow Richards pioneered a number of fields of technology and know-how, commencing doorways for ladies to develop into chemists, biologists, geologists, ecologists, nutritionists, dietitians, technological know-how lecturers, professors, and residential economists.
• Richards begun the ecology move, really correct in brand new global as a growing number of recognition is being paid to the overall healthiness of our planet.

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Download La bicicletta di Einstein (Italian Edition) by Etienne Klein PDF

By Etienne Klein

«Il vocabolario di Klein è poetico, le sue parole e il suo entusiasmo vi sedurranno.»
Libération

«Dalla penna di Klein nasce un Einstein vivissimo, idealista e romantico, un genio con lo sguardo di un ragazzino.»
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Albert Einstein non è stato solo uno dei massimi scienziati della storia, è diventato una vera e propria icona. los angeles sua figura suscita entusiasmo e in keeping with molti è fonte di ispirazione. C’è perfino chi tiene le sue foto appese alle pareti di casa, quasi si trattasse di un amico. Lo fa anche Étienne Klein, che sin da ragazzo ne ha subito il fascino e che in questo libro ne segue passo passo le tracce in step with ricostruire los angeles storia dell’uomo e dello scienziato, con le sue vicende personali e los angeles vita pubblica da mostro sacro della cultura, i legami di amicizia e gli amori (primo fra tutti, l. a. ricerca). L'autore tenta di ritrovare il cittadino del mondo che è stato Einstein nei vari Paesi in cui ha vissuto, va in giro in bicicletta come faceva lui, si sdraia sui medesimi prati a contemplare il cielo, passeggia nelle stesse città (Aarau, Zurigo, Berna, Praga…) Seguendolo dalla nativa Ulm fino all’esilio negli Stati Uniti, scrive l. a. biografia personale e appassionata di un genio della scienza, un intellettuale di rara perspicacia, uno strenuo difensore della libertà e un personaggio profondamente umano, sempre presente nell'attualità, nonostante los angeles distanza nel pace. Le intuizioni e le scoperte scientifiche del padre delle due teorie della relatività, raccontate con parole semplici, partendo dai luoghi stessi in cui sono nation concepite.

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Download Le tue antenate (Universale Gallucci) (Italian Edition) by Rita Levi-Montalcini,Giuliano Ferri PDF

By Rita Levi-Montalcini,Giuliano Ferri

Hanno dovuto lottare contro i pregiudizi e il maschilismo in line with poter studiare ed entrare nei laboratori. Hanno rischiato di vedersi strappare le loro scoperte fondamentali, spesso attribuite ai soli colleghi uomini. Sono nation capaci di caricarsi del doppio impegno della famiglia e della ricerca. Rita Levi-Montalcini ci racconta 70 donne eccezionali e ce le indica come esempi di emancipazione, genio e perseveranza. Le loro conquiste sono country in step with sempre.

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Download Missing & Murdered by Alan Morris PDF

By Alan Morris

What can human bones let us know of a person’s lifestyles, or maybe demise? How can details from bones clear up mysteries either sleek and historic? And what makes the research of skeletonised human continues to be so vital in southern Africa? The solutions to those and different questions are contained in lacking & Murdered, which lays naked the attention-grabbing global of forensic anthropology. because the approval for television programmes resembling the CSI trilogy and Silent Witness attests, everyone is excited about forensic technological know-how as a method of fixing crimes, and during this booklet Alan G. Morris follows the pathway into forensics through the fields of anthropology and anatomy. He makes the perform of forensic anthropology, the talents base of skeletal biology and the learn of archaeological skeletons highly available to the layperson in a chain of interesting situations, from muti murders and political killings to the paintings of the lacking folks job group. An informative, unique and engrossing learn from one exciting bankruptcy to the next.

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Download A Passion for the Past: The Odyssey of a Transatlantic by Ivor Noël Hume PDF

By Ivor Noël Hume

Ivor Noël Hume has committed his lifestyles to uncovering numerous lives that came
prior to him. In A ardour for the Past the world-renowned archaeologist turns
to his personal lifestyles, sharing with the reader a narrative that starts amid the bombed-out rubble of
post–World warfare II London and ends on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island, the place the historical past of
British the USA begun. Weaving the non-public with the pro, this can be the chronicle of an
impressive lifestyles advised through accident scarcely plausible at the same time fiction.

Born into
the great lifetime of pre-Depression England, Noël Hume used to be a baby of the Nineteen Thirties who had his
silver spoon suddenly snatched away whilst the conflict started. by way of its finish he used to be enduring a interval of
Dickensian poverty and clinging to aspirations of changing into a playwright. as a substitute, he found
himself gathering antiquities from the shore of the river Thames and, stumbling upon this new
ardour, changing into an "accidental" archaeologist.

From these beginnings emerged
a occupation that led Noël Hume into the depths of Roman London and, later, to Virginia’s
Colonial Williamsburg, the place for thirty-five years he directed its division of archaeology.
His discovery of within sight Martin’s Hundred and its massacred population is perhaps
Noël Hume’s best-known success, yet as those chapters relate, it was once infrequently his
final, his pursuit of the previous taking him to such unique locations as Egypt, Jamaica, Haiti,
and to shipwrecks in Bermuda.

When the writer begun his occupation, old archaeology
didn't exist as an instructional self-discipline. It fell to Noël Hume’s books, lectures, and
tv displays to aid deliver it to the leading edge of his occupation, the place it stands
this present day. This tale of a lifestyles, and a occupation, not like the other finds to us how the previously
unimagined can come to appear fantastically inevitable.

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Download Einstein's Pacifism and World War I (Modern Jewish History) by Virginia Iris Holmes PDF

By Virginia Iris Holmes

To know the way Albert Einstein’s pacifist and internationalist inspiration matured from a younger inclination to pragmatic tasks and savvy insights, Holmes supplies readers entry to Einstein in his personal phrases. via his deepest writings, she exhibits how Einstein’s suggestions and emotions in line with the warfare advanced from horrified disbelief, to ironic alienation from either the war’s violence and patriotic help for it through the German humans, to one of those bleak patience. in the meantime, his outward responses advanced, from helping tasks of different pacifists, to constructing his personal philosophy of a postwar order, to being the impetus in the back of tasks.

In the start of the postwar interval, Einstein’s writing mirrored an optimism approximately Germany’s new Weimar Republic and belief within the laudatory results of army defeat and financial trouble at the German humans. He essentially supported the rules in US President Woodrow Wilson’s "Fourteen issues" speech. but Einstein’s enthusiasm lowered as he grew to become upset within the early Weimar Republic’s leaders and as his aversion to the tradition of violence constructing in Germany grew. He additionally felt angry on the betrayal of Wilson’s rules within the Treaty of Versailles. Drawing upon own correspondence and public proclamations, Holmes bargains an intimate and nuanced exploration of the pacifist considered one in every of our best intellectuals.

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Download Humboldt's Mexico: In the Footsteps of the Illustrious by Myron Echenberg PDF

By Myron Echenberg

The incalculable impact of Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) on biology, botany, geology, and meteorology deservedly earned him the popularity because the world’s so much illustrious scientist earlier than Charles Darwin. Humboldt’s breath-taking explorations of Mexico and South the US from 1799 to 1804 are similar to Europe’s moment “discovery” of the recent global – this time, a systematic one. His Political Essay at the state of latest Spain is a foundational record approximately Mexico and its cultures and continues to be broadly consulted through anthropologists, geographers, and historians.

In Humboldt’s Mexico, Myron Echenberg offers an easy advisor with old and cultural context to Humboldt’s travels in Mexico. Humboldt packed a life of clinical stories into one daunting 12 months, and shortly after released a four-volume account of his findings. His adventures variety largely from inspections of colonial silver mines and hikes to the summits of volcanoes to meticulous exam of mystery Spanish colonial information in Mexico urban and clinical discussions of archaeological websites of pre-Hispanic Indigenous cultures. Echenberg lines Humboldt’s trip, as defined in his courses, his diary, and different writings, around the heartland of Mexico, whereas additionally pursuing Humboldt’s existence, his technological know-how, his reviews, his impact on students of his time and after, and a number of the efforts via others to honour and every now and then to denigrate his legacy.

Part historical past, half travelogue, and continually hugely readable and informative, Humboldt’s Mexico is a fascinating account of a talented scientist and visionary that levels throughout issues as various and huge as typical historical past used to be in his era.

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Download Making Medicine Scientific: John Burdon Sanderson and the by Terrie M. Romano PDF

By Terrie M. Romano

In Victorian Britain clinical drugs encompassed an array of actions, from laboratory study and using clinical applied sciences throughout the implementation of sanitary measures that tired canals and avoided the adulteration of milk and bread. even though so much practitioners supported clinical medication, controversies arose over the place judgements can be made, within the laboratory or within the hospital, and by way of whom -- clinical practitioners or examine scientists. during this examine, Terrie Romano makes use of the lifestyles and eclectic profession of Sir John Burdon Sanderson (1829-1905) to discover the Victorian crusade to make medication scientific.

Sanderson, in lots of methods a prototypical Victorian, started his specialist paintings as a clinical practitioner and clinical Officer of future health in London, then turned a pathologist and physiologist and finally the Regius Professor of drugs at Oxford. His profession illustrates the common help in this period for a drugs according to technology. In Making drugs Scientific, Romano argues this aid was once fueled via the optimism attribute of the Victorian age, whilst the appliance of medical the right way to a variety of social difficulties was once anticipated to accomplish growth. airborne dirt and dust and ailment in addition to the fabric tradition of experimentation -- from frogs to pictures -- symbolize the tangible context during which Sanderson lived and labored. Romano's distinct portrayal unearths a desirable determine who embodied the untidy nature of the Victorian age's shift from an highbrow method rooted in faith to at least one in response to science.

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