Download Rudolf Steiner: Leben und Lehre (German Edition) by Heiner Ullrich PDF

By Heiner Ullrich

Ob Waldorfpädagogik, biologisch-dynamische Landwirtschaft, ganzheitliche Medizin oder organische Architektur: quick jeder ist schon – freiwillig oder unfreiwillig – in die Einflusszone Rudolf Steiners geraten. Heiner Ullrich porträtiert knapp und kenntnisreich den Begründer der Anthroposophie und seine umfassende, kaum einen Lebensbereich auslassende Lehre. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt dabei der Waldorfpädagogik, dem größten Erfolg Rudolf Steiners.
Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925) hat sein Leben in seiner Autobiographie als eine geradlinige Entwicklung zu höherer Erkenntnis dargestellt. Spätere Biographen sind diesem Selbstbild gefolgt. Eine kritische Gesamtdarstellung von Leben und Lehre des Esoterikers, den Kurt Tucholsky den «Jesus Christus des kleinen Mannes» nannte, ist dagegen längst überfällig. Heiner Ullrich beschreibt die erstaunliche Karriere Steiners vom Sohn eines kleinen Bahnbeamten in der österreichischen Provinz über den Goethe-Enthusiasten und Prediger der Theosophie bis zum weltweit beachteten Begründer der Anthroposophie. Er bietet einen verständlichen Überblick über die anthroposophische Lehre und beschreibt ihre wichtigsten Anwendungsfelder von der Landwirtschaft über Heilpädagogik und Medizin bis hin zur Waldorfpädagogik.

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Download Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of by Craig S. Harwood,Gary B. Fogel PDF

By Craig S. Harwood,Gary B. Fogel

The Wright brothers have lengthy acquired the lion’s percentage of credits for inventing the plane. yet a California scientist succeeded in flying gliders 20 years prior to the Wright’s powered flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Quest for Flight reveals the fantastic accomplishments of John J. Montgomery, a prolific inventor who piloted the glider he designed in 1883 within the first managed flights of a heavier-than-air craft within the Western Hemisphere.

Re-examining the historical past of yank aviation, Craig S. Harwood and Gary B. Fogel current the tale of human efforts to take to the skies. They exhibit that history’s approximately unique specialise in brothers resulted from a long public crusade the Wrights waged to learn from their aeroplane patent and create a monopoly in aviation. Countering the aspersions solid on Montgomery and his paintings, Harwood and Fogel construct a solidly documented case for Montgomery’s pioneering position in aeronautical innovation.

As a scientist gaining knowledge of the legislation of flight, Montgomery invented easy tools of plane regulate and balance, subtle his theories in aerodynamics over many years of analysis, and taken frequent awareness to aviation by means of staging public demonstrations of his gliders. After his first flights close to San Diego within the Eighties, his pursuit endured via a sequence of glider designs. those experiments culminated in 1905 with managed flights in Northern California utilizing tandem-wing Montgomery gliders introduced from balloons. those flights reached the top altitudes but attained, verified the effectiveness of Montgomery’s designs, and helped switch society’s angle towards what was once thought of “the most unlikely artwork” of aerial navigation.

Inventors and aviators operating west of the Mississippi on the flip of the 20 th century haven't obtained the popularity they deserve. Harwood and Fogel position Montgomery’s tale and his exploits within the broader context of western aviation and technology, laying off new mild at the purposes that California used to be the epicenter of the yankee aviation from the very beginning.

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Download Breve historia de mi vida (Spanish Edition) by Stephen Hawking,Ana Guelbenzu PDF

By Stephen Hawking,Ana Guelbenzu

La mente maravillosa de Stephen Hawking ha deslumbrado al mundo entero revelando los misterios del universo. Ahora, por primera vez, el cosmólogo más brillante de nuestra period explora, con una mirada reveladora, su propia vida y evolución intelectual.

Breve historia de mi vida
cuenta el sorprendente viaje de Stephen Hawking desde su niñez en el Londres de l. a. posguerra a sus años de fama internacional. Espléndidamente ilustrada con fotografías poco conocidas, esta autobiografía concisa, ingeniosa y sincera presenta a un Hawking raramente vislumbrado en sus libros anteriores: el alumno inquisitivo cuyos compañeros de clase apodaron «Einstein»; el bromista que una vez hizo una apuesta con un colega sobre los agujeros negros; o el joven padre de familia que se esforzó por hacerse un sitio en el mundo académico.

Escrito con su humildad y humor característicos, Hawking se sincera sobre los desafíos a los que se enfrentó tras ser diagnosticado, con 21 años, de esclerosis lateral amiotrófica. Traza su desarrollo como pensador, explica cómo l. a. perspectiva de una muerte temprana lo empujó hacia numerosos desafíos intelectuales y habla sobre los angeles génesis de su obra maestra, Historia del tiempo, sin duda una de las obras más importantes del siglo xx.

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Download From Lysander to Lightning: Teddy Petter, Aircraft Designer by Glyn Davies PDF

By Glyn Davies

The Lysander, Canberra, Lightning and Folland Gnat are substantial names on this planet of aviation, yet now not so their clothier, ‘Teddy’ Petter. simply 3 facets certain jointly those top-class plane: they have been each one radical, all winning in Britain and in a foreign country, and have been all born of the genius of Teddy Petter.
This publication tells the tale of Petter’s lifestyles and kin, from his skill to motivate loyalty in his groups to his developments to his eccentricities, all the way down to his retirement to a spiritual commune in France. the following Davies not just explores his lifestyles, but additionally expands at the nature of his impressive plane, and why they have been so legendary.

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Download Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of by Rebekah Higgitt PDF

By Rebekah Higgitt

Higgitt examines Isaac Newton's altering legacy through the 19th century. She makes a speciality of 1820–1870, a interval that observed the construction of the really expert and secularized position of the "scientist." whilst, researchers received larger entry to Newton's records. those have been used either through those that needed to undermine the normal, idealised depiction of clinical genius and those that felt obliged to guard Newtonian hagiography. Higgitt indicates how debates approximately Newton's personality influenced historic scholarship and resulted in the advance of a brand new services within the historical past of science.

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Download Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and One by Alice Dreger PDF

By Alice Dreger

New York occasions e-book Review 
"[S]mart, delightful... a wonderfully enjoyable schooling in ethics, activism and science.”

Editors's selection, New York occasions ebook Review

An impassioned safeguard of highbrow freedom and a clarion name to highbrow accountability, Galileo’s center Finger is one American’s eye-opening tale of lifestyles within the trenches of medical controversy. for 2 a long time, historian Alice Dreger has led a lifetime of remarkable engagement, combining activist carrier to sufferers of unethical clinical learn with protection of scientists whose paintings has outraged id politics activists. With spirit and wit, Dreger bargains in Galileo’s center Finger an unforgettable imaginative and prescient of the significance of rigorous fact looking in today’s the United States, the place either the loose press and unfastened scholarly inquiry fight below dire fiscal and political threats.

This illuminating chronicle starts with Dreger’s personal learn into the remedy of individuals born intersex (once known as hermaphrodites). recognition of the stunning surgical and moral abuses performed within the identify of “normalizing” intersex children’s gender identities moved Dreger to turn into an across the world well-known sufferer rights’ activist. yet while the intersex rights circulate succeeded, Dreger started to discover how a few fellow innovative activists have been utilizing lies and private assaults to silence scientists whose information printed uncomfortable truths approximately people. In learning one such case, Dreger abruptly grew to become the objective of simply all these attacks.

Troubled, she determined to aim to appreciate more—to shuttle the rustic to ferret out the reality in the back of a variety of controversies, to acquire an international view of the character and prices of those battles. Galileo’s heart Finger describes Dreger’s lengthy and harrowing trips among the 2 camps for which she felt equivalent empathy: social justice activists decided to win and researchers made up our minds to place tough truths earlier than convenience. finally what emerges is a lesson concerning the intertwining of justice and of truth—and a lesson of the significance of liable students and reporters to our fragile democracy.

Booklist (starred review)
"A crusader within the mildew of muckrackers from a century ago, Dreger doesn’t try and disguise her politics or her time table. as a substitute she advocates for swap intelligently and passionately. hugely recommended."

Kirkus (starred review)
“Let us be thankful that there are writers like Dreger who've the wits and the center to struggle for truth.” 

Jared Diamond, writer of Guns, Germs, and Steel and The global until eventually Yesterday
“Alice Dreger may win a prize for this year’s so much gripping novel, with the exception of something: her tales are actual, and this isn’t a unique.  Instead, it’s a thrilling account of advanced reliable men and undesirable men, and the pursuit of justice.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Decision Science and Technology: Reflections on the by James Shanteau,Barbara A. Mellers,David A. Schum PDF

By James Shanteau,Barbara A. Mellers,David A. Schum

Decision technology and Technology is a compilation of chapters written in honor of a amazing guy, Ward Edwards. between Ward's many contributions are major accomplishments, both of which might were adequate for a really unusual profession. First, Ward is the founding father of behavioral determination thought. This interdisciplinary self-discipline addresses the query of ways humans truly confront judgements, in preference to the query of the way they should still make judgements. moment, Ward laid the foundation for sound normative platforms by way of noticing which initiatives people can do good and which initiatives desktops should still practice. This quantity, geared up into 5 components, displays these accomplishments and extra.
The e-book is split into 4 sections: `Behavioral selection concept' examines theoretical descriptions and empirical findings approximately human selection making. `Decision research' examines subject matters in choice analysis.`Decision in Society' explores concerns in societal selection making. the ultimate part, `Historical Notes', presents a few ancient views at the improvement of the choice conception. inside those sections, significant, multi-disciplinary students in choice idea have written chapters exploring a few very daring topics within the box, as an exam of the book's contents will exhibit.
the most cause of the well-being of the choice research box is its shut hyperlinks among idea and functions that experience characterised it through the years. during this quantity, the chapters via Barron and Barrett; Fishburn; Fryback; Keeney; Moreno, Pericchi, and Kadane; Howard; Phillips; Slovic and Gregory; Winkler; and, notably, von Winterfeldt concentrate on these hyperlinks. determination technological know-how initially constructed out of quandary with actual determination difficulties; and utilized paintings, akin to is represented during this quantity, can assist the sector to stay strong.

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Download Recent Advances in Statistics: Papers in Honor of Herman by M. Haseeb Rizvi,Jagdish S. Rustagi,David Siegmund PDF

By M. Haseeb Rizvi,Jagdish S. Rustagi,David Siegmund

fresh Advances in facts: Papers in Honor of Herman Chernoff on His 60th Birthday is a suite of papers on records in honor of Herman Chernoff at the party of his sixtieth birthday. subject matters coated variety from sequential research (including designs) to optimization (including keep watch over theory), nonparametrics (including huge pattern theory), and statistical graphics.

Comprised of 27 chapters, this ebook starts with a dialogue on optimum preventing of Brownian movement, via an research of sequential layout of comparative medical trials. A two-sample sequential try out for shift with one pattern measurement mounted upfront is then offered. next chapters specialise in set-valued parameters and set-valued information; huge deviations of the utmost probability estimate within the Markov chain case; the restricting habit of a number of roots of the possibility equation; and optimum uniform price of convergence for nonparametric estimators of a density functionality and its derivatives. The e-book concludes through contemplating importance and self belief degrees, closed areas and types, and discrete distributions.

This monograph might be of curiosity to scholars, researchers, and experts within the fields of arithmetic and statistics.

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Download The Remarkable Life of William Beebe: Explorer and by Carol Grant Gould PDF

By Carol Grant Gould

When William Beebe had to comprehend what was once happening within the depths of the sea, he had himself diminished a half-mile down in a four-foot metal sphere to see-five occasions deeper than someone had ever long gone within the Nineteen Thirties. whilst he desired to hint the evolution of pheasants in 1910, he trekked taking walks during the mountains and jungles of the a long way East to find each species. To decipher the complicated ecology of the tropics, he studied the interactions of each creature and plant in a small sector from the pinnacle down, surroundings the rising box of tropical ecology into dynamic motion.

William Beebe's interest in regards to the flora and fauna was once insatiable, and he did not anything by means of halves. because the first biographer to determine the letters and personal journals Beebe saved from 1887 till his dying in 1962, technological know-how author Carol supply Gould brings the lifestyles and instances of this groundbreaking scientist and explorer compellingly to light.

From the Galapagos Islands to the jungles of British Guiana, from the Bronx Zoo to the deep seas, Beebe's biography is a riveting experience. A best-selling writer in his personal time, Beebe was once a fearless explorer and considerate scientist who positioned his lifestyles at the line in pursuit of data. the original glimpses he supplied into the advanced internet of interactions that retains the earth alive and respiring have encouraged generations of conservationists and ecologists. This interesting biography of a very good naturalist brings William Beebe ultimately to the popularity he deserves.

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