Download Is Anyone Out There?: Personal Adventures in the Search for by Gerrit Verschuur PDF

By Gerrit Verschuur

While many folks wonder whether extraterrestrial (ET) clever life-forms exist, few folks have the learning and instruments to behavior our personal seek. yet Gerrit L. Verschuur, PhD, does. For over 40 years, Verschuur saved a magazine of his techniques, questions, and pioneering paintings within the astronomical look for radio indications from ET.

Is an individual Out There? is Verschuur’s autobiographical account of his trip into the unknowns of human event. the 1st radio astronomer to behavior a look for radio signs from extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) utilizing the world’s greatest radio telescopes, Verschuur released his leads to a technical magazine edited via Carl Sagan.

However, over the subsequent numerous years, he started to doubt humankind’s skill to obtain alien radio signals—and this trust produced a virulent response from colleagues who sought after NASA to speculate extra money within the seek. in its place, Verschuur committed his lifestyles to searching for alternative routes to verify the life of ETI utilizing substitute equipment for making contact—including conversation with the one ETI we unequivocally comprehend exists: dolphins.

This candid telling of a scientist’s look for ETI will captivate an individual who wonders if we're actually by myself within the universe.

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Download Stephen Jay Gould: Reflections on His View of Life by Patricia Kelley,Robert Ross,Warren D. Allmon PDF

By Patricia Kelley,Robert Ross,Warren D. Allmon

thought of via many in the course of his lifetime because the so much famous scientist on this planet, Stephen Jay Gould left a major and influential physique of labor. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the heritage of technology, Gould supplied significant insights into our figuring out of the historical past of existence. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, release macroevolution on a brand new direction, and supply a context during which the organic developmental levels of an organism's embryonic development should be built-in into an realizing of evolution. This booklet is a collection of reflections at the many components of Gould's highbrow existence through the folk who knew and understood him top: former scholars and trendy shut collaborators. commonly a serious evaluate of his legacy, the chapters usually are not technical contributions yet really supply a mixture of highbrow bibliography, own memoir, and mirrored image on Gould's different medical achievements. The paintings contains the main entire bibliography of his writings to this point and provides a multi-dimensional view of Gould's life-work to not be present in the other volume.

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Download Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect by Charles Thorpe PDF

By Charles Thorpe

At a time whilst the ny venture was once synonymous with large-scale technological know-how, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67) represented the hot sociocultural strength of the yankee highbrow. Catapulted to repute as director of the Los Alamos atomic guns laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key place within the compact among technology and the country that built out of worldwide struggle II. via tracing the making—and unmaking—of Oppenheimer’s wartime and postwar clinical id, Charles Thorpe illustrates the struggles over the position of the scientist in terms of nuclear guns, the country, and culture.

 

A fashionable highbrow biography, Oppenheimer maps out alterations within the roles of scientists and intellectuals in twentieth-century the United States, eventually revealing alterations in Oppenheimer’s personality that coincided with altering attitudes towards technological know-how in society.

 

“This is an outstandingly well-researched e-book, a excitement to learn and wonderful by means of the prime quality of its observations and judgments. it will likely be of distinct curiosity to students of recent background, yet non-specialist readers will benefit from the readability that Thorpe brings to universal misunderstandings approximately his subject.”—Graham Farmelo, Times larger schooling Supplement

 

“A attention-grabbing new standpoint. . . . Thorpe’s e-book presents the simplest viewpoint but for knowing Oppenheimer’s Los Alamos years, which have been serious, in spite of everything, not just to his lifestyles yet, for higher or worse, the background of mankind.”—Catherine Westfall, Nature

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Download General Motors: Life Inside The Factory: One Blue-Collar by Richard Thomas Gall PDF

By Richard Thomas Gall

This e-book portrays lifestyles within a normal vehicles manufacturing unit within the 1970’s. have you questioned why or how ‘the lazy hourly employees’ got here to be that means? This fantasy is debunked during the booklet. a person who has ever labored hourly for common cars, the large 3, or any huge production corporation will benefit from the stories supplied during this publication. they'll locate themselves reminiscing long ago approximately their very own paintings stories. an individual who has had an in depth relative that labored in a manufacturing unit should want to learn this booklet to get a believe of what their family went via whereas incomes a residing.

The publication involves the lovely end that basic Motor’s best executives wasted an important quantity of human assets through the years. They regarded down upon the manufacturing facility employees and taken care of them as though they have been ‘disposable employees.’ They by no means tried to faucet into the giant and nearly incalculable quantity of brainpower to be had simply because they only brushed off their class ‘hourly employee’ as lifeless. They handled them as though they have been the resource of all in their difficulties. They by no means even thought of that with 400 thousand hourly staff they could have had the assets correct in entrance of them to aid in fixing the substantial and intricate difficulties that exist within the each day international of labor.

In today’s aggressive production surroundings Lean production has stepped into the vanguard for development. one of many pillars of Lean production is recognize for the employee. If you’re an government chief, supervisor or a scholar of lean you’ll are looking to learn this e-book to work out how to not do it. One concept of administration says that in case you don’t like what you notice round you cross glance in a replicate first simply because your team is a mirrored image of your pondering and actions.

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Download Het verdriet van Darwin (Dutch Edition) by Jan De Laender PDF

By Jan De Laender

Charles Darwins evolutietheorie dwingt ons te erkennen dat we bestaan zonder zin of reden, dat we zijn voortgebracht door een proces dat geen goedheid kent. Dit boosaardig proces schept bij middel van pijn en dood en het zorgt ervoor dat een diep egoïsme de kern vormt van al wat leeft. Het Heelal heeft ons voortgebracht, maar het is onverschillig voor ons lot. Het heeft ons niet gewenst en het bemint ons niet. Van God is al helemaal geen sprake! Dat is de diepe boodschap van Darwins theorie. De wetten van de biologie maken echte goedheid onmogelijk. Ze zorgen ervoor dat bedrog, wederzijdse uitbuiting en wreedheid onontkoombare componenten van alle menselijke betrekkingen zijn. Het verdriet over het boosaardige en vooral zinloze proces van evolutie is het verdriet van Darwin en alle waarheidzoekers zullen het vroeg of laat moeten delen. In dit boek beschrijft psycholoog Jan De Laender aan de hand van de biografie van Charles Darwin (1809-1882) de invloed van de evolutietheorie op de menswetenschappen. Hij benadrukt dat achter het rationalisme, dat eigen is aan het evolutionaire denken en dat ons kan bevrijden van het waandenken van iemand als Freud of Lacan, niet alleen pijn, maar ook veel troost zit verscholen. De toekomst van de menswetenschappen, zoals de psychologie, zit niet in de erfenis van het ongebreidelde waandenken van de twintigste eeuw, maar in het rationalisme van Darwin en zijn medestanders.

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JAN DE LAENDER was once medical professional in de psychologie. Tot voor kort doceerde hij aan de Europese Hogeschool Brussel (EHSAL) en aan de Lessius Hogeschool te Antwerpen. Hij is een korte tijd televisiejournalist geweest bij de Vlaamse Radio en Televisie (VRT), de toenmalige BRT. Hij schreef eerder Het hart van de duisternis. Psychologie van de menselijke wreedheid (1996).

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Download Vendere tutto: Jeff Bezos e l'era di Amazon (Italian by Brad Stone PDF

By Brad Stone

l. a. STORIA DEFINITIVA DI AMAZON E DEL SUO AMBIZIOSO, INTRAPRENDENTE, CONTROVERSO FONDATORE: JEFF BEZOS

AMAZON.COM è nata inviando libri according to posta e ha cavalcato l. a. prima ondata dell’isteria dot-com. Ma il suo visionario fondatore Jeff Bezos non si accontentava di essere un libraio alla moda; voleva che Amazon offrisse un assortimento illimitato e una comodità senza pari, a prezzi più bassi di chiunque altro: voleva che diventasse il “negozio globale”. consistent with realizzare l. a. sua grandiosa visione, ha sviluppato una cultura aziendale improntata a un’ambizione sfrenata e a segreti mai rivelati. Almeno fino a oggi.

Per los angeles prima volta, il reporter di Bloomberg Businessweek Brad Stone intervista dipendenti ed ex dipendenti di Amazon, i familiari di Bezos, e presenta ai lettori l. a. vera storia di Amazon, arricchita da testimonianze dirette.

Rispetto agli altri grandi innovatori della tecnologia – Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg – Bezos è un uomo estremamente riservato. Ma l. a. sua incessante ricerca di nuovi mercati sospinge Amazon in avventure emozionanti e rischiose, come il Kindle e il cloud computing, consistent with trasformare il commercio come Henry Ford trasformò l’industria: con una temerarietà pari solo al suo impegno in keeping with offrire los angeles purchaser event perfetta. Vendere tutto è los angeles biografia completa e definitiva dell’Internet corporation che ha piazzato una delle leading e più grandi scommesse sul internet e che ha cambiato in line with sempre il nostro modo di leggere e di fare procuring. È los angeles vera e attesissima storia dell’azienda che incarna los angeles nostra epoca e un ritratto intimo e profondo dell’iconico imprenditore che l’ha fondata.

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Download Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their by Amanda Adams PDF

By Amanda Adams

The first girls archaeologists have been Victorian period adventurers who felt so much at domestic whilst farthest from it. Canvas tents have been their domain names, sizzling center japanese deserts their gardens of inquiry and exertions. because of them, triumphing rules approximately female nature — delicate, nurturing, submissive — have been upended. Ladies of the Field tells the tale of 7 amazing girls, each one a pioneering archaeologist, every one headstrong, shrewdpermanent, and brave, who burst into what used to be then a really younger technological know-how. Amanda Adams takes us with them as they hack away at underbrush less than a blazing sunlight, conflict swarms of biting insects, trip on camelback for weeks on finish, and believe the thrill of unearthing historical past at an archaeological website. Adams additionally finds the goals of those remarkable ladies, their love of the sector, their ardour for containing the prior of their palms, their fascination with human origins, and their utter fail to remember for convention.

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Download The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel: The Lost Heroine by Emily Winterburn PDF

By Emily Winterburn

Caroline Herschel chronicled either her deepest lifestyles and her lifestyles in technology in a sequence of diaries and autobiographies which she stored for relations. She additionally stored notebooks and commentary notes. but in 1788, the 12 months of her brother’s marriage, all diaries and journals ceased. therefore, we've nearly no checklist of the last decade within which, mockingly, she made her such a lot influential mark on technology, within which she came upon eight comets and have become the 1st girl to have a paper learn on the Royal Society . She destroyed all of her notebooks and diaries from this time, and her notes in basic terms resume in 1797, leaving us to piece jointly those misplaced ten years of 1 of the main influential ladies of science.

Here, for the 1st time, physicist Emily Winterburn appears deep into Caroline’s lifestyles and wonders why, within the 12 months following the wedding of her brother and incessant significant other, Caroline sought after no checklist of her existence to stay. was once she ate up with grief and jealousy? by way of piecing jointly – from letters, recollections and infrequently museum items – a close account of that point, we get to determine a brand new aspect to Caroline and the tale of 10 striking years.

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Download The Land Beyond: A Memoir by Jack Ives PDF

By Jack Ives

Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and shortly after he performed an instrumental position within the institution of the McGill Sub-Arctic examine Laboratory in critical Labrador-Ungava. This interesting account of his fifty-plus years dwelling and dealing within the arctic is at the same time a light-hearted, successful memoir and a choice to motion at the problems with environmental know-how and conservation which are inextricably intertwined with lifestyles within the north. blending own impressions of key figures of the postwar medical increase with the highbrow drama of box study, The Land Beyond is a memorable depiction of a existence in science.

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