By Kenneth Brower
The tale of a father and son who look for life's that means in very other ways. "In the culture of Carl Sagan and John McPhee, a bracing cerebral voyage prior intergalactic hoopla and backwoods retreats."--Kirkus Reviews
By Joy Harvey
A feminist who made lifelong enemies nearly as comfortably as she made acquaintances, Royer was once by no means capable of adopt formal, complex schooling and was once a made of her personal self-study efforts. in simple terms in her previous couple of years used to be she officially well-known via numerous expert societies and presented the French Legion of Honor. Harvey contains an outline of past biographical remedies, the textual content of an 1874 conversation on "Women, technology, and the delivery Rate," and wide notes.
By Nathaniel C. Comfort
This biographical examine illuminates some of the most very important but misunderstood figures within the heritage of technological know-how. Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), a geneticist who built-in classical genetics with microscopic observations of the habit of chromosomes, was once considered as a genius and as an unorthodox, approximately incomprehensible philosopher. In 1946, she found cellular genetic components, which she known as "controlling elements." Thirty-seven years later, she gained a Nobel Prize for this paintings, turning into the 3rd lady to obtain an unshared Nobel in technological know-how. given that then, McClintock has develop into a symbol of female clinical pondering and the tragedy of narrow-mindedness and bias in technology. utilizing McClintock's examine notes, newly to be had correspondence, and dozens of interviews with McClintock and others, convenience argues that McClintock's paintings was once neither neglected within the Nineteen Fifties nor fully accredited twenty years later. Nor used to be McClintock marginalized by means of scientists; in the course of the a long time of her alleged rejection, she remained a distinct determine in her box. convenience replaces the "McClintock fable" with a brand new tale, wealthy with implications for our knowing of ladies in technological know-how and medical creativity. (20010601)
By Alfred I. Tauber
This attention-grabbing highbrow historical past is the 1st severe research of the paintings of Elie Metchnikoff, the founder of glossy immunology. Metchnikoff authored and championed the idea that phagocytic cells actively protect the host physique opposed to pathogens and diseased cells. His application constructed from comparative embryological reviews that sought to set up genealogical kin among species on the sunrise of the Darwinian revolution. during this clinical biography, Tauber and Chernyak discover ore Metchnikoff's improvement as an embryologist, exhibiting the way it ready him to suggest his idea of host-pathogen interplay. They speak about the profound effect of Darwin's idea of evolution on Metchnikoff's growth, and the effect of nineteenth century debates on vitalism, teleology, and mechanism. As a case research of clinical discovery, this paintings bargains lucid perception into the method of artistic technology and its dependence on cultural and philosophic resources. Immunologists and historians of technology and medication will locate it an soaking up and obtainable account of a outstanding person.
By Ellen Daniell
This booklet tells the tale of a pro problem-solving workforce that for greater than 25 years has empowered its participants by means of offering functional and emotional help. the target of “Group,” as Ellen Daniell and 6 different individuals name their bimonthly gatherings, is cooperation in a aggressive international. And the target of each different Thursday is to motivate those that consider remoted or under pressure in a piece or educational atmosphere to contemplate the advantages of any such group—a team during which everyone seems to be in your side.Each of the high-achieving contributors in crew (including individuals of the nationwide Academy of Sciences, a senior scientist at a prestigious examine institute, and collage professors and directors) has came across the aid of the others to be an important a part of her personal good fortune. Daniell offers specified examples of ways contributors support each other navigate profession setbacks or different problems. She exhibits that crew aid, dialogue, and alertness of universal event carry to mild useful suggestions and broader views. In an inspirational end, the writer deals recommendation and functional instructions when you wish to determine a gaggle in their personal.
By Ramanujan Srinivasa Aiyangar
Srinivasa Ramanujan is, arguably, the best mathematician that India has produced. His tale is kind of strange: even supposing he had no formal schooling inmathematics, he taught himself, and controlled to supply many very important new effects. With the aid of the English quantity theorist G. H. Hardy, Ramanujan obtained a scholarship to visit England and learn arithmetic. He died very younger, on the age of 32, abandoning 3 notebooks containing nearly 3000 theorems, nearly all with no facts. G. H. Hardy and others strongly steered that notebooks be edited and released, and the result's this sequence of books. This quantity dealswith Chapters 1-9 of booklet II; each one theorem is both proved, or a connection with an explanation is given.
By Rachel Laudan, Larry Laudan, Arthur Donovan (auth.), Arthur Donovan, Larry Laudan, Rachel Laudan (eds.)
By John Rezaiyan
"In distinction to standard combustion, gasification applied sciences supply the potential of changing carbonatious fabric together with low or negative-value feedstocks, comparable to petroleum coke, and diverse waste material into usable strength assets or chemical feedstocks. With increasingly more businesses working and advertising and marketing structures in accordance with gasification innovations around the globe, this publication combines the latest info and real-world event in constructing coal and biomass gasification technologies.".
"Gasification applied sciences: A Primer for Engineers and Scientists discusses gasification strategies and some great benefits of every one know-how, together with gasoline clean-up applied sciences and people utilized in hybrid structures and gas cells. It additionally money owed for the first items which are recovered and explains how those items are purified and will be used as gas or for functions in petrochemical strategies. The e-book describes the stipulations during which optimum price intermediate items will be recovered, concentrating on key components corresponding to oxygen and air blown reactors, working temperature, inner and exterior heating, and reactor design.
The authors additionally identify how gasification can assist meet renewable strength ambitions, tackle issues approximately worldwide warming, and give a contribution to reaching Kyoto Protocol commitments." "Gasification applied sciences presents a multidimensional and well-rounded exam of present know-how, examine, functions, and improvement demanding situations for the large-scale commercialization of this more and more well known technology."--BOOK JACKET. Read more...
By Christoph Lüthy