By Richard Holmes
The Age of ask yourself is a colourful and completely soaking up heritage of the lads and girls whose discoveries and innovations on the finish of the eighteenth century gave delivery to the Romantic Age of Science. while younger Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian seashore in 1769, he was hoping to find Paradise. encouraged by way of the medical ferment sweeping via Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain prepare dinner looking for new worlds. different voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly stick to in Richard Holmes's exciting evocation of the second one medical revolution. throughout the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who perpetually replaced the general public belief of the sunlight method; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gasoline experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the good Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who have been encouraged through the medical breakthroughs in their day, Holmes brings to existence the period during which we first discovered either the awe-inspiring and the scary chances of science—an period whose results are with us nonetheless.
By Howard R. Turner
Throughout the Golden Age of Islam (seventh via 17th centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and employees created a distinct tradition that has inspired societies on each continent. This publication bargains an absolutely illustrated, hugely obtainable advent to an incredible element of that culture--the medical achievements of medieval Islam. Howard Turner opens with a historic evaluation of the unfold of Islamic civilization from the Arabian peninsula eastward to India and westward throughout northern Africa into Spain. He describes how a keenness for wisdom led the Muslims in the course of their centuries of empire-building to assimilate and extend the clinical wisdom of older cultures, together with these of Greece, India, and China. He explores medieval Islamic accomplishments in cosmology, arithmetic, astronomy, astrology, geography, drugs, common sciences, alchemy, and optics. He additionally exhibits the ways that Muslim medical fulfillment encouraged the development of technological know-how within the Western international from the Renaissance to the trendy period. This survey of old Muslim medical achievements bargains scholars and normal readers a window into one of many world's nice cultures, one that is experiencing a extraordinary resurgence as a spiritual, political, and social strength in our personal time.
By Roy Chapman Andrews, Ann Bausum, Charles Gallenkamp
By Richard P. Feynman
A portrait of the past due Nobel Prize-winning physicist according to his personal phrases and people of his neighbors, family members, and associates recounts his early enthusiasm for technology, paintings at the atom bomb and the inquiry into the Challenger catastrophe, and different studies. 15,000 first printing
By Dr. John C Lilly
During this new-age vintage of medical learn, Dr. John C. Lilly stocks his ground-breaking idea of the interplay among the brain and the mind. utilizing his own experiments in solitude, isolation, and confinement, he combines those states with LSD, mysticism, and different catalysts to realize a brand new figuring out into the interior areas of the human awareness. Dr. Lilly information his experiments in getting to know the far-out areas and demonstrates how he courses such areas and reviews via his approach to self-metaprogramming. Dr. Lilly explains: "In the province of the brain, what's believed to be precise is correct of turns into precise, inside limits to be chanced on experientially or experimentally. those limits are additional ideals to be transcended. within the province of the brain, there are not any limits." exhibiting a frankness that's refreshingly goal, the heart of the Cyclone deals a rational clinical clarification of the way the brain works in these certain states of realization. --- from book's dustjacket
By Nikolai N. Vorob'ev, S. Kotz
This publication, translated following a suggestion from prime video game
theorists within the usa, relies on lectures given by means of the writer to
economics scholars on the college of Leningrad. Formal mathe-
matical must haves are just effortless linear algebra and research;
the booklet presents the coed with a comparatively uncomplicated introductory textual content
which comprises the elemental mathematical equipment used in the idea
of video games. useful examples, a lot of them from economics, serve
mainly as an interpretation of the mathematical foundations of the
theory instead of as a sign of its real or strength applicability.
This sleek textual content fills a spot within the present textbook literature on online game
An appendix to the interpretation of the Russian unique incorporates a col-
lection of chosen difficulties and a bibliography either one of that have been
prepared via the translator.
By George D. Morgan
AN UNSUNG HEROINE OF the distance AGE—HER tale eventually TOLD.
This is the intense actual tale of America's first woman rocket scientist. informed through her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's the most important contribution to launching America's first satellite tv for pc and the author's labyrinthine trip to discover his mother's misplaced legacy--one buried deep less than a life of secrets and techniques political, technological, and personal.
In 1938, a tender German rocket fanatic named Wernher von Braun had goals of creating a rocket that can fly him to the moon. In Ray, North Dakota, a tender farm lady named Mary Sherman used to be attending highschool. In an age while women not often dreamed of a profession in technological know-how, Mary desired to be a chemist. A decade later the desires of those disparate contributors may coalesce in methods neither can have imagined.
World struggle II and the chilly conflict house race with the Russians replaced the fates of either von Braun and Mary Sherman Morgan. while von Braun and different most sensible engineers couldn't discover a method to the repeated disasters that plagued the nascent US rocket application, North American Aviation, the place Sherman Morgan then labored, used to be given the problem. spotting her expertise for chemistry, corporation administration grew to become the task over to younger Mary.
In the top, the US succeeded in launching rockets into house, yet in basic terms due to the joint efforts of the bright farm lady from North Dakota and the well-known German scientist. whereas von Braun went directly to turn into a high-profile determine in NASA's manned house flight, Mary Sherman Morgan and her contributions fell into obscurity--until now.
By Andrew Brown
J.D. Bernal, often called "Sage," used to be a unprecedented guy and multifaceted personality. A scientist of striking highbrow skill and a number one determine within the improvement of X-ray crystallography, he used to be a polymath, a fervent Marxist, and lots more and plenty well-liked around the globe. even if he himself by no means received a Nobel Prize, numerous of his exceptional scholars went directly to achieve this, together with Dorothy Hodgkin, Max Perutz, and Aaron Klug. Andrew Brown has had remarkable entry to Bernal's papers and diaries, and this biography contains formerly unpublished fabric on Bernal's function in the course of the moment global struggle. Bernal not just replaced the process technology, yet used to be witness to (and frequently a player in) old occasions (the Easter uprising, the nice Strike, the anti-fascist flow and pacific reasons, civil safeguard, RAF bombing approach, the making plans for D-Day, post-war rebuilding, and nuclear weapons.) one of many few males conversant in Downing highway, the White apartment and the Kremlin, he left attention-grabbing debts of Churchill, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Louis Mountbatten and Picasso, in addition to the century's maximum scientists. Brown's compelling account covers all elements of Bernal's exceptional, colourful, and bohemian existence, and introduces this towering determine of twentieth century technology to a large viewers.
By Sherman Stein
Many of us have heard issues approximately Archimedes: he was once the best mathematician of antiquity, and he ran bare from his bathtub crying 'Eureka!'. even though, few everyone is acquainted with the particular accomplishments upon which his enduring recognition rests, and it's the objective of this booklet to shed mild upon this subject. Archimedes' skill to accomplish a lot with the few mathematical instruments at his disposal used to be incredible. He made basic advances within the fields of geometry, mechanics, and hydrostatics. No nice mathematical services is needed of the reader, and the ebook is definitely illustrated with over a hundred diagrams. it's going to turn out attention-grabbing to scholars mathematicians alike.
By National Academy of Sciences, Office of the Home Secretary
Biographical Memoirs is a sequence of essays containing the lifestyles histories and chosen bibliographies of deceased individuals of the nationwide Academy of Sciences. The sequence offers a checklist of the lifestyles and paintings of a few of the main exceptional leaders within the sciences, as witnessed and interpreted through their colleagues and friends. They shape a biographical heritage of technology in America--an vital a part of our nation's contribution to the highbrow background of the realm.