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Read e-book online From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their PDF

By Emilio Segrè

A major determine in twentieth-century physics bargains impressions and memories of the field's improvement. Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè (1905–89) knew and labored with lots of smooth physics' preeminent scientists. during this basic yet based historical past, he deals compelling perspectives not just of the milestones of clinical discovery but in addition the personalities involved—their attitudes and politics in addition to their trials and triumphs. Highlights comprise a profile of Albert Einstein, from his unconventional early life to his position as science's elder statesman; the beauty yr of 1932, which witnessed the discoveries of the neutron, positron, and deuterium; and the 1st steps in development particle accelerators.
A pupil and colleague of Enrico Fermi, Segrè made quite a few very important contributions to nuclear physics, together with participation within the long island venture. Segrè is additional well known for his narrative talents as a historian. This ebook is a spouse to the author's From Falling our bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries, additionally to be had from Dover Publications.

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Get L'ottimista impaziente: Bill Gates in parole sue (Italian PDF

By Lisa Rogak,L. Rogak,Ilaria Katerinov

Ammirato in tutto il mondo according to il genio imprenditoriale e dipinto da alcuni come un despota aziendale, invoice Gates ha avuto un impatto indiscusso sull’ascesa dell’economia digitale negli ultimi 30 anni. Anche i suoi critici più severi devono riconoscerne il ruolo essenziale: ha contribuito a dare inizio a una delle più grandi rivoluzioni dell’industria moderna afferrando l’importanza del software program nell’ascesa del pc e trasformando una tecnologia arcana e specialistica in uno strumento comune in ufficio e a casa.
Considerato in step with molto pace l’anti-Jobs, non solo in keeping with los angeles competizione delle reciproche aziende ma soprattutto in keeping with le differenze caratteriali spesso ingigantite dai media (l’uno attaccato alla realtà l’altro visionario, l’uno “industriale”, l’altro con il genio del design), oggi che è rimasto “solo” può essere apprezzato senza pregiudizi nella sua grandezza. Grandezza che gli ha permesso di mettere almeno uno dei suoi prodotti in tutte le nostre case, ma anche di riconoscere i meriti dell’avversario, se consistent with esempio nel 2012 ha dichiarato: “Il Macintosh – di tutte le macchine che ho visto – è l’unica che ha creato un nuovo standard”.
In questa raccolta di riflessioni, battute e intuizioni – basata su più di tre decadi di interviste, dichiarazioni pubbliche e incontri con i media – il creatore di Microsoft è ritratto “in presa diretta”, senza filtri, in step with evidenziarne l. a. complessa personalità e trarre ispirazione dai pensieri e dalle convinzioni che ne hanno fatto uno degli imprenditori e filantropi di maggior successo del nostro tempo.

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Download PDF by John Perry: George Washington Carver (Christian Encounters Series)

By John Perry

Christian Encounters, a sequence of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights very important lives from every age and parts of the Church. a few are ordinary faces. Others are unforeseen site visitors. yet all, via their relationships, struggles, prayers, and wishes, uniquely remove darkness from our shared experience.

A iteration of 20th-century americans knew him as a gradual, stoop-shouldered outdated black guy who enjoyed crops and found greater than 100 makes use of for the standard peanut. George Washington Carver is going past the general public photograph to chronicle the adventures of 1 of history's most provoking and memorable males.

George Washington Carver was once born a slave. After his mom used to be abducted in the course of the Civil warfare, his former vendors raised him as their very own baby. He was once the 1st black graduate of Iowa nation, and became down a wage from Thomas Edison greater than the U.S. President to stick on the suffering Tuskegee Institute, the place he taught and inspired bad black scholars for almost part a century.

Carver was once an award-winning painter and acclaimed botanist who observed God the author in all of nature. The extra he realized concerning the international, the extra confident he used to be that every little thing in it was once a present from the Almighty, that every one humans have been equivalent in His sight, and that how you can achieve appreciate from his fellow guy used to be to not call for it, yet to earn it.

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Get Concorde, A Designer’s Life: The Journey to Mach 2 PDF

By Ted Talbot

Concorde flew for 34 years and continues to be unrivaled. a lot has been written in regards to the aeroplane itself, yet fairly little in regards to the those that designed it. This ebook is in part an autobiography and encompasses a few of the group, a number of technicalities and an excellent degree of the lighter part of the activity, particularly in the course of the interval of exact layout. Ted Talbot, who started his profession at BAC as an aerodynamicist and have become leader layout engineer, has mixed the technical narrative with own and relations recollections to remind the reader that engineers have a lifestyles too. the trail to Mach 2 was once bumpy, with threats of cancellation and competition from the americans and the Russians, yet this often indicated to the Concorde staff that they have been at the correct path!

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Download e-book for kindle: An Impossible Invention: The True Story of the Energy Source by Mats Lewan,Marco Renieri,John Joss

By Mats Lewan,Marco Renieri,John Joss

chilly fusion is an strength resource which may supply fresh water to Planet Earth, zero-emission automobiles with limitless mileage, an answer to the weather situation and lots more and plenty extra. it really is fresh, compact, uncomplicated, inexhaustible and . . . bodily very unlikely. at the least that's what technology has thought of when you consider that an notorious and rejected clinical declare in 1989.

But in January 2011 the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi tested a sloppily-wrapped machine that boiled water with warmth emanating from anything that chilly fusion.

Too stable to be actual, a few acknowledged. Fraud, in accordance with others.

A Swedish expertise journalist was once one of many few who selected to take Rossi heavily. In An very unlikely Invention we stick to his look for the reality approximately Rossi and the unusual gadget -- the E-Cat. He exhibits that the most unlikely appears attainable, that the area faces basic change.

This is the second one version of the book, published on December 1, 2014. It includes minor corrections and some updates to the 1st variation which was once first released on April 2, 2014.

More information regarding this publication -- updates, web publication, publication and errata -- are available on the book's website animpossibleinvention.com .

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Read e-book online Aristide Bergès, une vie d'innovateur: De la papeterie à la PDF

By Louis André

Pionnier de l’hydroélectricité et des « hautes chutes » des Alpes françaises, Aristide Bergès est un personnage marquant de l’histoire des strategies et de l’industrie française.
Issu de los angeles bourgeoisie industrielle rurale, il devra batailler longtemps contre un père tout-puissant. Sa fuite amoureuse à Londres pour y épouser l. a. belle Marie, tailleuse de gowns de son état, au mépris de l’avis paternel, ses débuts difficiles dans les chemins de fer, les emprunts auxquels il doit recourir pour lancer ses affaires illustrent les stumbling blocks qu’il a eus à franchir.
Rien n’altère pourtant l’énergie de cet homme qui a l’innovation chevillée au corps. Homme de verbal exchange, il invente los angeles métaphore de « l. a. houille blanche » pour frapper l’imagination. Cet ouvrage dévoile l. a. trajectoire d’un homme à l. a. fois ingénieur, innovateur et entrepreneur, créateur d’une des plus grandes papeteries de France. Il révèle aussi le père de famille, le shopper préoccupé par le progrès social, aux prises avec les turbulences de l. a. crise économique, avec ses difficultés et ses doutes, ses enthousiasmes et ses limites.
Pour l. a. première fois, une biographie complète de ce personnage du panthéon process français restitue un portrait intime de l’homme derrière los angeles determine héroïsée du père de l. a. houille blanche.

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Download PDF by Andre Lwoff,Agnes Ullmann: Origins of Molecular Biology: A Tribute to Jacques Monod

By Andre Lwoff,Agnes Ullmann

Origins of Molecular Biology: A Tribute to Jacques Monod includes contributions of scientists narrating their reviews with Jacques Monod. considerably, the historical past of varied discoveries Jacques Monod made is spread out.
This ebook photographs Jacques Monod during the eyes of his technician, secretary, friends, pals, or even competitors. It notes that the depiction of an identical discovery can be advised otherwise through diverse scientists who labored even as within the comparable laboratory. The character of the contributor occasionally affects the narration.
Through this booklet, you will find out how an exceptional scientist gets, discusses, rejects, accepts, assimilates, and creates rules; how principles are become experiments; how experimental effects are interpreted and the way innovations are born. In a observe, it tells how technological know-how is constructed.

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Download e-book for iPad: Avicenna (Beck Paperback) (German Edition) by Gotthard Strohmaier

By Gotthard Strohmaier

Kaum ein anderer nicht-christlicher Denker des Mittelalters ist so sehr Teil der abendländischen Geistesgeschichte geworden wie der persische Muslim Avicenna (um 980–1037). Durch seine Vermittlung gelangten die Werke des Aristoteles wieder nach Westeuropa. Sein enzyklopädisches Hauptwerk „Buch der Genesung der Seele“ hatte prägenden Einfluß auf Albert den Großen und Thomas von Aquin. Gotthard Strohmaier schildert das abenteuerliche Leben Avicennas, gibt eine Einführung in sein Werk auf dem neuesten Stand der Forschung und skizziert Avicennas Bedeutung für das abendländische Denken.

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Simone Turchetti's The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear PDF

By Simone Turchetti

In the autumn of 1950, newspapers world wide said that the Italian-born nuclear physicist Bruno Pontecorvo and his kinfolk had mysteriously disappeared whereas returning to Britain from a vacation journey. simply because Pontecorvo was once identified to be a professional operating for the united kingdom Atomic strength learn institution, this raised instant difficulty for the protection of atomic secrets and techniques, specially while it grew to become identified within the following months that he had defected to the Soviet Union. used to be Pontecorvo a undercover agent? Did he comprehend and move delicate information regarding the bomb to Soviet specialists? on the time, nuclear scientists, protection group of workers, Western govt officers, and reporters assessed the case, yet their efforts have been inconclusive and speculations fast grew to become to silence. within the years seeing that, a few have downplayed Pontecorvo’s wisdom of atomic weaponry, whereas others have claimed him as a part of a secret agent ring that infiltrated the new york Project.

           

The Pontecorvo Affair attracts from newly disclosed assets to problem earlier makes an attempt to unravel the case, delivering a balanced and well-documented account of Pontecorvo, his actions, and his attainable motivations for defecting. alongside the way in which, Simone Turchetti reconsiders where of nuclear physics and nuclear physicists within the 20th century and divulges that because the discipline’s promise of army and commercial makes use of got here to the fore, so did the enforcement of recent secrecy provisions at the few specialists on this planet focusing on its application.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Tragic Sense of Life: Ernst Haeckel and the Struggle by Robert J. Richards

By Robert J. Richards

Prior to the 1st global conflict, extra humans realized of evolutionary concept from the voluminous writings of Charles Darwin’s optimal champion in Germany, Ernst Haeckel (1834–1919), than from the other resource, together with the writings of Darwin himself. yet, with detractors starting from paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould to modern day creationists and advocates of clever layout, Haeckel is healthier referred to as a divisive determine than as a pioneering biologist. Robert J. Richards’s highbrow biography rehabilitates Haeckel, offering the main exact degree of his technology and paintings but written, in addition to a relocating account of Haeckel’s eventful life.

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