By Dr. John C Lilly
The guts of the Cyclone is an autobiographical paintings authored via famed fringe scientist and psychedelic pioneer, Dr. John C. Lilly. this is often his most popular booklet and his first mainstream paintings, environment the tone for his twin profession as scientist and explorer of human recognition. In intimate element, Lilly tells the tale of the way he left mainstream technological know-how to turn into an explorer of the "far out locations" of the human brain. utilizing his personal mind as a laboratory, and using each approach to attention alteration at his disposal --including LSD, isolation tanks, and zany new age stumble upon teams -- Lilly takes us on his decades-long quest to find the real nature of awareness and truth, overturning a lot of his personal assumptions and people of mainstream technological know-how alongside the way in which. This forty fifth Anniversary version has new Afterwords via Lilly's pals and co-workers, Lee Perry and Adam Trombly.
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar, identified easily as Chandra in the course of the medical international, has develop into a mythical determine for his prolific contributions to physics, astrophysics and utilized arithmetic. Chandra died in August, 1995. He had forbidden a memorial of the normal variety, celebrating his existence. This ebook, which incorporates a few 30 articles by means of his former scholars, his affiliates and his colleagues, is in a feeling a memorial quantity. It says little approximately his medical achievements, yet exhibits the human part of Chandra and a number of the aspects of his character, his reminiscence, his wit and the breadth of his wisdom of paintings, tune, literature, and the arts in most cases.
A spouse to "Mathematical Apocrypha," (published in 2002) this moment quantity of anecdotes, tales, quips, and ruminations approximately arithmetic and mathematicians is bound to delight. It differs from different books of its style in that a few of the tales are from the 20 th century and lots of approximately at present residing mathematicians. some of the most sensible tales come from the author's first-hand adventure. The writing is energetic, enticing, and informative. There are tales the reader might need to proportion with scholars and associates, associates, and family members. the aim of the e-book is to discover and to have a good time the various features of mathematical lifestyles. The tales display mathematicians as extreme, human, and sympathetic. they need to resonate with readers all over the place. This ebook will entice scholars from highschool via graduate college, to school and to mathematical scientists of all stripes, and likewise to physicists, engineer, and someone drawn to arithmetic.
This can be an exhilarating if now not rambling account of occasions of Raymond Smullyan's 4 lives as a mathematical philosopher, musician, magician, and writer including innovations that come to his brain as he recollects them. This publication comprises issues from a few of Smullyan's twenty-six books, in addition to lots of his favourite anecdotes and jokes. It additionally provides a few generalizations of theorems of the good logicians Gödel and Tarski, and discusses good judgment often, and the way he gained his spouse with a common sense trick! Smullyan additionally relates a few of his instructing studies, and expresses his perspectives on mathematical schooling, and the way our current textbooks are basically chargeable for its decline! approximately his lifestyles as a pianist, Smullyan relates much approximately his reports with the Piano Society an excellent association to which he's a staunch contributor, and the way he has had such pleasant relatives with a lot of its individuals. final yet no longer least, Smullyan recounts how he has identified a few gorgeous women through the years.
By Robert Lomas
"L’uomo che ha inventato il XX secolo" è los angeles biografia di Nikola Tesla, il testo più esauriente mai scritto sulla vita e sulle invenzioni del geniale scienziato, colui che ha regalato all’umanità los angeles corrente alternata, l’illuminazione a fluorescenza, los angeles radio, l’energia idroelettrica, los angeles sismologia - solo in keeping with citare alcune invenzioni.
La storia della sua vita è stata una straordinaria serie di successi scientifici, alternati a un gran numero di disastri commerciali e personali. Perseguitato dalla sfortuna e sfruttato da coloro che gli stavano intorno, i riconoscimenti e i lauti guadagni che avrebbe dovuto ricevere in line with il suo lavoro furono usurpati da alcuni degli imprenditori più famosi d’America, Edison e Westinghouse su tutti. Dopo l. a. misteriosa morte, tutte le informazioni su Tesla e sulle sue invenzioni sono kingdom deliberatamente secretate dall’FBI.
Utilizzando scritti autografi, articoli dell’epoca, trascrizioni di tribunali e dossier dell’FBI recentemente desecretati, questo libro delinea los angeles reale portata del genio scientifico di Tesla, e racconta l’incredibile storia di come il suo nome e i suoi meriti sono stati dimenticati.
My Heavens! charts the growth of the author’s personal big observatory from perception, via layout, making plans and development, to utilizing an observatory of the type that each one novice astronomers aspire to possess. For people with extra modest objectives, the ebook deals many tricks, information and layout beneficial properties for smaller observatories. Comparisons are made with related huge tasks within the united states. the tale doesn’t finish with the development of the observatory, yet is going directly to describe the author’s selection of apparatus, atmosphere it up, and his personal strategies for acquiring impressive astronomical pictures like these displayed in his book.
By Homer Hickam
From the number one bestselling writer of October Sky comes this wealthy, unforgettable story. With an identical spectacular storytelling that distinctive his first memoir, Homer Hickam takes us deeper into the soul of his West Virginia native land at a second whilst its exact lifestyle is buffeted by means of forces of time and alter.
It is fall 1959. Homer “Sonny” Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are of their senior 12 months at vast Creek excessive, and the city of Coalwood unearths itself at a painful crossroads.
The traces will be felt in the Hickam domestic, the place Homer Sr. struggles to avoid wasting the mine, and his spouse, Elsie, is feeling more and more remoted from either her kin and the townspeople. Sonny, regardless of a blossoming dating with a neighborhood lady, reveals his personal temper darkened by way of an unexplainable disappointment.
Then, with the vacations imminent, hassle on the mine and the coming of an attractive younger outsider carry unforeseen alterations in either the Hickam kin and the city of Coalwood ... as this luminous memoir strikes towards its poignant end.
By Leonard Warren
Adele Marion Fielde, born in 1839, was once a instructor, an evangelist, a social activist, scientist, lexicographer, author and lecturer. As an American missionary in China, she turned an area instructor and evangelist, suffering to reconcile her Baptist upbringing along with her stressed mind. As an brisk social activist, she was once a big determine within the suffragist move, the abolition of the slave alternate and the founding of 2 hospitals. As a scientist she carried out seminal study that's nonetheless mentioned and studied today.
This booklet presents an in-depth biographical learn of the lifetime of this impressive lady, exploring her influence on her modern society, and her abiding effect at the clinical and educational groups to the current day.
The writer examines the social and non secular constraints on Fielde's existence and paintings and discusses her efforts to go beyond those during the building of a private process of trust which emphasised the significance of aiding others. He demonstrates how, as a girl of significant power and highbrow skill, she used to be capable of impression the medical and political groups regardless of their winning detrimental perspective in the direction of women.
Adele Marion Fielde might be of important curiosity to students focused on the research of gender and the background of technology.
This ebook will pay tribute to a unprecedented researcher and character, Manuel Cardona. He had major impact within the improvement of technology and contained in the medical neighborhood. The e-book includes contributions by way of former collaborators and scholars of Prof. Manuel Cardona. the fast contributions care for own encounters with Manuel Cardona describing his awesome character. This comprises descriptions of clinical discussions, Manuel Cardona's involvement in social justice and his huge, immense wisdom approximately human tradition, languages and history.
By Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton, Edward Hutchings
A New York Times bestseller―the outrageous exploits of 1 of this century's maximum clinical minds and a mythical American original.
Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. right here he recounts in his inimitable voice his event buying and selling rules on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and concepts on playing with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the main deeply held nuclear secrets and techniques; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; portray a unadorned woman toreador. briefly, this is Feynman's existence in all its eccentric―a flamable mix of excessive intelligence, limitless interest, and raging chutzpah.
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