Der seltsamste Mensch: Das verborgene Leben des by Rössler,Farmelo,Reimara Rössler

By Rössler,Farmelo,Reimara Rössler

Der seltsamste Mensch ist der mit dem Costa-Buchpreis ausgezeichnete Bericht über Paul Dirac, den berühmten Physiker, der manchmal als der englische Einstein bezeichnet wird. Er battle einer der führenden Pioniere der großen Revolution in der Wissenschaft des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts: der Quantenmechanik. Und er conflict 1933 der jüngste Theoretiker, der den Nobelpreis für Physik erhalten hatte. Dirac struggle seltsam wortkarg, nahm alles wörtlich und seine gehemmte paintings zu kommunizieren und seine mangelnde Empathiefähigkeit wurden legendär. Während seiner erfolgreichsten Schaffensperiode bestanden seine Postkarten ins Elternhaus nur aus Berichten über das Wetter. Auf der foundation zuvor nicht entdeckter Unterlagen aus dem Familienarchiv verbindet Graham Farmelo eine kenntnisreiche Schilderung der wissenschaftlichen Leistungen mit einem einfühlsamen Portrait des Individuums Paul Dirac. Er zeigt einen Menschen, der trotz extremer sozialer Gehemmtheit fähig ist zur Liebe und zu treuer Freundschaft. Der seltsamste Mensch ist eine außerordentliche menschlich berührende tale ebenso wie ein fesselnder Bericht über eine der aufregendsten Zeiten der Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

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The Metaphysics of Scientific Realism by Brian Ellis

By Brian Ellis

This ebook offers a big assertion at the dominant philosophy of technological know-how through one of many world's top metaphysicians. Brian Ellis's new publication develops the metaphysics of medical realism to the purpose the place it starts to tackle the features of a primary philosophy. As most folks comprehend it, clinical realism isn't but one of these thought. it isn't sufficiently common, and has no believable functions in fields except the well-established sciences. however, Ellis demonstrates that the unique arguments that resulted in medical realism could be deployed extra extensively than they initially have been to fill out a extra whole photograph of what there's. Ellis indicates that reasonable theories of quantum mechanics, time, causality and human freedom can all be constructed satisfactorily, and ethical idea may be recast to slot inside of this complete metaphysical framework.

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Beatlemania: Technology, Business, and Teen Culture in Cold by André Millard

By André Millard

The status, expertise, and good fortune of the Beatles desire no creation. Nor does the realm want one other booklet exploring the band's ability and its effect on song and society within the usa, Britain, and the remainder of the area. André Millard in its place experiences the Beatlemania phenomenon from an unique perspective—the courting one of the tune enterprise, recording applied sciences, and teenagers and younger grownup tradition of the period.

Millard argues that, regardless of the Beatles’ undeniable ability, they wouldn't have attained the worldwide acceptance and been as influential with out the convergence of vital advancements within the manner song used to be produced, recorded, bought, and ate up. because the moment business Revolution hit complete swing and child boomers got here of age, the reel-to-reel recorder and different technological advances sped the evolution of the song enterprise. Musicians, recording studios and list labels, and song lovers used and interacted with music-making and -playing expertise in new methods. better caliber machines made hearing files and the radio an event that you could simply proportion with others, no matter if they weren’t within the related actual area. even as, a rise in cross-Atlantic commerce—especially of leisure products—led to a freer alternate of principles and types of expression, particularly one of the heart and reduce periods within the U.S. and the united kingdom. At that time, Millard argues, the Beatles rode their striking musicianship and cultural savvy to an remarkable bond with their fans—and spawned Beatlemania.

Refreshing and insightful, Beatlemania deals a deeper knowing the times of the Fab 4 and the band’s long term results at the enterprise and tradition of music.

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Isaac Beeckman on Matter and Motion by Klaas van Berkel,Maarten Ultee

By Klaas van Berkel,Maarten Ultee

The contribution of the Dutch craftsman and pupil Isaac Beeckman to early sleek clinical idea hasn't ever been thoroughly stated. strangely loose from the limitations of conventional normal philosophy, he constructed a view of the area during which every little thing, from the movement of the heavens to musical harmonies, is defined via decreasing it to topic in movement. His principles deeply motivated Descartes and Gassendi. Klaas van Berkel has succeeded in unearthing and explicating Beeckman's clinical notebooks, permitting us to keep on with how he constructed his new philosophy, nearly day by way of day.

Beeckman used to be virtually forgotten until eventually the invention of his notebooks within the early 20th century. Isaac Beeckman on topic and Motion is the 1st full-length research of the guidelines and factors of this impressive determine. Van Berkel's very important research first relates Beeckman's existence, putting him within the non secular, highbrow, academic, and social context of the Dutch Republic in its golden age. Van Berkel then analyzes the notebooks themselves and the character and improvement of Beeckman's "mechanical philosophy." He demonstrates how Beeckman's artisanal historical past and non secular convictions formed his traditional philosophy, whilst the decisive effect stems from the tutorial philosophy of the sixteenth-century French thinker Peter Ramus.

Historians of technological know-how and the philosophy of technology will locate the substance of Beeckman's idea and the unraveling of its progress and improvement hugely fascinating. Van Berkel's account offers a brand new and entire interpretation of the origins of the mechanical philosophy of nature, the philosophy that culminated within the paintings of Isaac Newton.

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Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German by Birgit Bergmann,Moritz Epple,Ruti Ungar

By Birgit Bergmann,Moritz Epple,Ruti Ungar

A spouse book to the overseas exhibition 'Transcending culture: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking educational Culture', explores the operating lives and actions of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking international locations throughout the interval among the criminal and political emancipation of the Jews within the nineteenth  century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. It highlights the real function Jewish mathematicians performed in all components of mathematical tradition through the Wilhelmine Empire and the Weimar Republic, and  remembers their emigration, flight or demise after 1933.

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The Vegetable Work (The R.A.M.S. Library of Alchemy Book 27) by Johan Hollandus,Philip Wheeler

By Johan Hollandus,Philip Wheeler

Johan Isaac Hollandus (late 16th Century) is expounded to were the 2 Isaacs Hollandus, father and son, Dutch adepts, who wrote ‘De Triplici Ordinari Exiliris et Lapidis Theoria’, ‘Mineralia Opera Sue de Lapide Philosophico’ and different works on Alchemy. the main points in their operations on metals could be the so much particular which were given in writing, and will were brushed aside by means of a few due to this very readability. John learn, a Professor of Chemistry, in his ‘Prelude to Chemistry, an overview of Alchemy,’ dismisses the writing of the Hollandus pair in a number of phrases, potentially simply because their readability of aspect led him to suspect a ruse.

This is likely one of the most sensible and most simply understood books at the vegetable work.

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CCTV: A Technology Under the Radar? by Inga Kroener

By Inga Kroener

significant country and non-covert surveillance begun in earnest at first of the 20th century. through the beginning of the twenty-first century, the united kingdom used to be some of the most surveilled societies in the world. This groundbreaking quantity by way of Inga Kroener analyses the actual blend of things that experience created this surveillance nation. Kroener argues opposed to the inevitability of the increase of CCTV that's so usually present in this literature, to map out the early heritage of CCTV, tracing its improvement from a device for schooling, defense and delivery throughout the Nineteen Fifties, to at least one of politics within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, to finally develop into a device of surveillance throughout the Nineteen Nineties. inside this research, the advanced position of the general public in 'allowing' the frequent and swift dissemination of CCTV is mentioned and the illustration of CCTV within the media is usually studied. This quantity might be of curiosity to all students operating within the fields of surveillance reviews; technological know-how, know-how and society departments; and social historians extra generally.

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Die Cellularpathologiein ihrer Begründung auf physiologische by Rudolf Virchow

By Rudolf Virchow

Die Cellularpathologiein ihrer Begründung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre
Rudolf Virchow, deutscher Arzt an der Berliner Charité, Archäologe und Politiker (1821-1902)

«Die Cellularpathologiein ihrer Begründung auf physiologische und pathologische Gewebelehre», von Rudolf Virchow. Ein dynamisches Inhaltsverzeichnis ermöglicht den direkten Zugriff auf die verschiedenen Abschnitte.

- Präsentation
- Vorrede Zur Ersten Auflage
- Vorrede Zur Zweiten Auflage
- Vorrede Zur Dritten Auflage
- Die Zelle Und Die Cellulare Theorie
- Die Physiologischen Gewebe
- Physiologische Eintheilung Der Gewebe
- Die Pathologischen Gewebe
- Die Ernährung Und Ihre Wege
- Weiteres Über Ernährung Und Saftleitung
- stream Und Blutmischung
- Das Blut
- Blutbildung Und Lymphe
- Pyämie Und Leukocytose
- an infection Und Metastase
- Theorie Der Dyscrasien
- Das Peripherische Nervensystem
- Rückenmark Und Gehirn
- Leben Der Elemente-thätigkeit Und Reizbarkeit
- Nutritive Und Formative Reizung-neubildung Und Entzündung
- Passive Vorgänge-fettige Degeneration
- Amyloide Degeneration-verkalkung
- Gemischte, Activ-passive Prozesse-entzündung
- Die Normale Und Pathologische Neubildung-geschichte Des Knochens
- Die Pathologische, Besonders Die Heterologe Neubildung
- shape Und Wesen Der Pathologischen Neubildungen

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The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the by Phil Torres,Russell Blackford

By Phil Torres,Russell Blackford

We stay in a surely exact interval of human background, one within which the alarmist's hackneyed caution that "The finish is near!" may truly come actual. the realm is cluttered with more and more robust complex applied sciences. international warming and biodiversity loss are unchecked catastrophes that would most likely push society to the edge of cave in. How are we to reply to this case? What will we do to maximise the likelihood of a good consequence for our species? The End surveys the increasing desert of big-picture dangers earlier than us. It bargains a accomplished and precise research of our evolving existential concern, inclusive of hazards from artificial biology, nanotechnology, nuclear weaponry, and (possibly, quickly) superintelligence. yet knowing the technological know-how of dangers isn't really sufficient to successfully mitigate them: one should also comprehend the social, political, and particularly non secular contexts within which complex applied sciences are being developed. The End provides this information by way of displaying how faith-based trust in non secular eschatologies (or end-times narratives) is inching us ever in the direction of an earthly apocalypse. motion has to be taken instantly to dodge a catastrophe. The query is whether or not humanity will decide upon cause over religion, statement over revelation, and technology over religion.

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Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields (Routledge Library by Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

By Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

First released in1966, this is offered a accomplished evaluate of 1 of the main elusive medical speculations by way of the pre-eminent genius of the 20th century. the idea is considered by way of a few scientists with deep suspicion, by way of others with optimism, yet all agree that it represents an severe problem. because the writer herself affirms, this paintings isn't meant to be an entire treatise or ‘didactic exposition’ of the idea of unified fields, yet relatively a device for additional learn, either through scholars physicists.

Dealing with the entire significant components of analysis which jointly contain the advance of a operating version, the writer levels over conservation equations, variational rules, ideas of round symmetry, and treats a big variety of Einstein’s personal equations. the ultimate bankruptcy shows difficulties linked to the unified box idea, specifically the energy-momentum tensor and geodesics.

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