Download E-books Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize PDF

From a starting in an Egyptian Delta city and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage via time his personal existence and the split-second global of the femtosecond. during this attractive exposé of his lifestyles and paintings until eventually his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, Zewail explores in non-technical language the panorama of molecules glimpsed at the scale of 1 quadrillionth of a moment: the femtosecond, zero. 000 000 000 000 001 moment. Zewail enriches the adventure into the unusual territory of femtochemistry with insightful analogies and illustrations to assist either the overall reader and the scientifically prone. He likewise attracts classes from his lifestyles tale up to now, and he meditates at the effect the revolution in technology has had on our sleek international in either built and constructing international locations. He indicates a concrete plan of action for the realm of the have-nots, and ends the ebook with desire for Egypt in constructing the nation's maximum traditional source its early life to construct a extra promising destiny, and for the US to improve a brand new imaginative and prescient locally and internationally.

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Download E-books "Almost a Man of Genius": Clémence Royer, Feminism, and Nineteenth-Century Science (Lives of Women in Science) PDF

Clemence Royer was once a 19th-century Frenchwoman most likely most sensible identified for generating the 1st French translation of Charles Darwin. in spite of the fact that, her efforts went a lot extra, encompassing anthropology, physics, philosophy, cosmology, and chemistry. during this full-scale biography, Harvey, a technological know-how historian and previous affiliate editor of Cambridge University's Darwin Correspondence venture, strains Royer's striking existence.

A feminist who made lifelong enemies nearly as simply as she made buddies, Royer used to be by no means capable of adopt formal, complex schooling and was once a manufactured from her personal self-study efforts. simply in her previous few years was once she officially well-known through a number of specialist societies and provided the French Legion of Honor. Harvey contains an summary of prior biographical remedies, the textual content of an 1874 verbal exchange on "Women, technology, and the delivery Rate," and wide notes.

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Download E-books American Science in the Age of Jackson (History Amer Science & Technol) PDF

By George H. Daniels

In this primary attempt to outline an American clinical group, initially released in 1968, George Daniels has selected for particular examine the fifty six scientists such a lot released within the sixteen medical journals pointed out as “national” throughout the interval 1815 to 1845. In this reprint version, with a brand new preface and creation, Daniels indicates how American scientists emerged from a disorganized team of amateurs right into a expert physique sharing a typical orientation and customary goals.

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Download E-books The Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages ([Sources of medieval history]) PDF

By Richard C Dales

The scientists of the 12th century have been bold, unique, creative, and specially decided to find in basic terms rational reasons of traditional phenomena. Their severe curiosity within the flora and fauna for its personal sake, their behavior of exact remark, and the excessive price they position on guy as a rational being portend a brand new age within the historical past of medical proposal. This e-book deals a complete sampling of medieval clinical idea within the context of an historic narrative.

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Download E-books The Honors Class: Hilbert's Problems and Their Solvers PDF

By Ben Yandell

This eminently readable booklet makes a speciality of the folks of arithmetic and attracts the reader into their attention-grabbing global. In a enormous tackle, given to the foreign Congress of Mathematicians in Paris in 1900, David Hilbert, might be the main revered mathematician of his time, built a blueprint for mathematical study within the new century. Jokingly known as a average creation to thesis writing with examples, this choice of difficulties has certainly turn into a guiding proposal to many mathematicians, and people who succeeded in fixing or advancing their suggestions shape an Honors category between study mathematicians of this century. In a extraordinary hard work of affection and with the help of a number of the significant avid gamers within the box, Ben Yandell has written a desirable account of the achievements of this Honors classification, masking mathematical substance and biographical facets.

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Download E-books Schonland: Scientist and Soldier: From lightning on the veld to nuclear power at Harwell: the life of Field Marshal Montgomery's scientific adviser PDF

By Brian Austin

Schonland: Scientist and Soldier is a biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972). Schonland was once a huge contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth technology, either in peace and conflict. this isn't only a clinical biography, yet a biography that tells a lot of a hugely put scientist and administrator, of the expanding engagement among technological know-how and the army, and of fixing military-diplomatic relationships among Britain and South Africa. the writer has drawn on a great quantity of basic and secondary resource fabric, from either South African and British information, to supply a great biography that's very readable and engaging.

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Download E-books A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein PDF

By Stephen Hawking

With statement by means of the best physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, this anthology has garnered awesome reports. PW has referred to as it “a gem of a set” whereas New Scientist journal notes the “thrill of examining Einstein’s personal words.” From the writings that exposed the recognized concept of Relativity, to different papers that shook the medical international of the twentieth century, A Stubbornly chronic Illusion belongs in each technological know-how fan’s library.

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Download E-books Linus Pauling: A Life In Science And Politics PDF

One of the few unquestioned greats of twentieth-century technological know-how, Linus Pauling was once the one individual to obtain unshared Nobel Prizes—one in chemistry, for decoding the quantum physics of huge molecules, and one in peace, for assisting to finish nuclear bomb checking out. His brilliance used to be allied with a definite stubbornness, and while he died in 1994, on the age of ninety three, he was once embroiled in controversy relating to his advocacy of nutrition C as a remedy for melanoma. in line with thirty years of interviews, this masterful biography is full of insights into the lifestyles and paintings of this advanced, attention-grabbing man.

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Download E-books Gilbert Onderdonk: The Nurseryman of Mission Valley, Pioneer Horticulturist (On the Edge: New Women's Fiction; 2) PDF

By Evelyn Oppenheimer

Gilbert Onderdonk traveled to Texas in 1851 as a twenty-two-year-old invalid looking for wellbeing and fitness. by the point of his loss of life in 1920 on the strong age of ninety-one, he were a pioneer botanist and horticulturist, a rancher, a accomplice soldier, a tourist all through Mexico for the U.S. division of Agriculture, a prolific letter author and essayist, a shuttle author for newspapers, and a guy of family members, estate, overseas acceptance, and popularity between horticultural specialists in Europe for his paintings in South Texas.

It used to be Gilbert Onderdonk who all started and constructed construction of fruit in Texas and contributed a lot to the data and later paintings of Luther Burbank in California. Onderdonk actually planted the root of the significant creation of Texas fruit today.

From Onderdonk’s letters and travelogues, Oppenheimer weaves a biography that tells of roping wild mustangs, of turning out to be and delivery culmination and seedlings to growers as a long way far away as France, and of writing the 1st well known shuttle experiences on Mexico.

The earliest catalogs from the nursery company that Onderdonk had all started in 1870 are such a lot outstanding for his gleaming writing and drawings, in addition to his astute forecasts of agriculture within the country. His 1888 catalogue is reproduced within the book.

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