Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten by Keith Devlin

By Keith Devlin

A compelling firsthand account of Keith Devlin's ten-year quest to inform Fibonacci's story

In 2000, Keith Devlin got down to learn the lifestyles and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly referred to as Fibonacci, whose publication Liber abbaci has really actually affected the lives of every body alive this day. even if he's most famed for the Fibonacci numbers—which, it so occurs, he did not invent—Fibonacci's maximum contribution was once as an expositor of mathematical rules at a degree traditional humans might comprehend. In 1202, Liber abbaci—the "Book of Calculation"—introduced smooth mathematics to the Western global. but Fibonacci was once lengthy forgotten after his loss of life, and it used to be no longer until eventually the Nineteen Sixties that his real achievements have been ultimately recognized.

Finding Fibonacci is Devlin's compelling firsthand account of his ten-year quest to inform Fibonacci's tale. Devlin, a math expositor himself, saved a diary of the venture, which he attracts on the following to explain the project's highs and lows, its fake begins and disappointments, the tragedies and unforeseen turns, a few hilarious episodes, and the occasional fortunate breaks. additionally, you will meet the original members Devlin encountered alongside the way in which, those that, each one for his or her personal purposes, grew to become occupied with Fibonacci, from the Yale professor who traced glossy finance again to Fibonacci to the Italian historian who made the an important archival discovery that introduced jointly all of the threads of Fibonacci's fantastic story.

Fibonacci helped to restore the West because the cradle of technological know-how, know-how, and trade, but he vanished from the pages of heritage. this is often Devlin's seek to discover him.

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Herschel at the Cape: Diaries and Correspondence of Sir John by David S. Evans,Terence J. Deeming,Betty Hall Evans,Stephen

By David S. Evans,Terence J. Deeming,Betty Hall Evans,Stephen Goldfarb

Sir John Herschel, one of many founders of Southern Hemisphere astronomy, was once a guy of terribly extensive pursuits. He made contributions to botany, geology, and ornithology, in addition to to astronomy, chemistry, and arithmetic. all through his medical profession he stored a diary, recording his private and non-private lifestyles. The diaries from 1834 to 1838, years spent making astronomical observations on the Cape of excellent wish, are reproduced during this e-book and turn out to be even more than a normal scientist's logbook. They current own and social background, literary commentaries, the result of shut observations of nature and diverse clinical experiments, the thrill of trip, political intrigues, gossip, and philosophical reflections—all interpreted via an alert and flexible brain. within the current transcription, the fabric has been enriched with chosen correspondence of Sir John and his spouse girl Herschel (neé Margaret Brodie Stewart).
Sir John committed his operating time on the Cape essentially to a scientific commentary of the southern sky, complementing his previous "sweeping" of the northern sky at Slough, England. He later grew to become one of many founders of images, yet on the Cape he used an easy optical machine, the digicam lucida, within the construction of diverse panorama drawings. a lot of those, in addition to reproductions of sketches inside the diaries and botanical drawings made via Sir John and woman Herschel, are used to demonstrate this publication. Sir John was once additionally a number one spirit within the starting place of the tutorial process of the Cape and a supporter of exploratory expeditions into the interior.
because the son of Sir William Herschel, in his day the main well-known British astronomer and the discoverer of the planet Uranus, Sir John used to be already celebrated while he arrived from England. each person of observe, resident on the Cape or traveling, went to determine him. He was once supported in his paintings through his spouse, who ran a massive institution and bore an incredible relations, yet who however stumbled on time to commute within the state around the western Cape with him and to help in his observations.
The diaries and letters are supplemented by means of in particular worthy editorial notes that supply a lot wanted and hugely fascinating info relating individuals and occasions pointed out and defined by way of Sir John. the entire unique manuscript fabric utilized in this quantity is held through the Harry Ransom heart on the college of Texas at Austin. Sir John's digicam lucida drawings are from the South African Public Library in Cape Town.

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Tarmac's Broken Dreams: The Story of Svarog by Rod Lawless

By Rod Lawless

initially, this used to be to be an account of an try at the Outright British motorbike Land pace checklist. occasionally lifestyles has a fashion of veering off track and shedding us into unpleasantness. this can be the booklet for you for you to comprehend what's on hand within the realm of know-how for quick motorcycles, and if technological know-how intrigues you and also you wish whatever simply that little bit varied. if you'd like to grasp what makes the adaptation among making the grade and simply lacking it by way of a beard hair, or in case you imagine your brain/mind is infallible, there's something in the following for you.

This is the genuine tale of dedication, of brotherhood and strain which could holiday a difficult guy right down to his middle. it really is in regards to the highs and lows of going for this type of identify as quickest guy On Wheels. With boundary breaking know-how, most sensible mystery airplane layout, overdue nights, early mornings, this is often approximately commitment and the way occasionally, it doesn't matter what you do, luck is often simply over the wall. it really is approximately frustration, ailing wellbeing and fitness, destructive conditions and all in all a bloody lengthy fight. it is also approximately camaraderie, enjoyable, event and what the longer term may perhaps carry. if you happen to imagine what occurred right here could not occur to you, imagine again.

If you have got a fascination or maybe only a passing curiosity in pace, you can find anything in those pages of use or interest.

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Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies, Volume 32 by Hayden Lorimer,Charles W. J. Withers

By Hayden Lorimer,Charles W. J. Withers

This quantity of Geographers Biobibliographical Studies brings jointly essays on 4 Frenchmen, a Czech, and 3 Englishmen. The lives of our matters expand from the overdue Enlightenment and the period of 'polite technological know-how' in Regency Britain to the 1st decade of the twenty first century. those geographers and their experiences are associated not just of their local services - from Brazil, French Indo-China to Scandinavia and South Africa - but in addition through their dedication to the advance of geography as a technology and as a self-discipline. the following, in several settings and at diverse occasions, we will be able to see how the lived event of geographers' lives formed the contours of the subject.

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A story of optical fiber: Optical cable field test realized by Kunio Masuno

By Kunio Masuno

電電公社(現NTT)研究所でただひとり
光ファイバから光ケーブル、現場試験まで経験した研究者が綴る
日本で最初の光ファイバケーブル現場試験に至るまでの記録

・光ファイバはどのようにして実現されたか
・光ファイバ、光ケーブルの研究開発の歴史
・世界初の大規模現場試験

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Emil du Bois-Reymond: Neuroscience, Self, and Society in by Gabriel Finkelstein

By Gabriel Finkelstein

Emil du Bois-Reymond is an important forgotten highbrow of the 19th century. In his personal time (1818--1896) du Bois-Reymond grew well-known in his local Germany and past for his groundbreaking learn in neuroscience and his provocative addresses on politics and tradition. This biography by way of Gabriel Finkelstein attracts on own papers, released writings, and modern responses to inform the tale of a massive clinical determine. Du Bois-Reymond's discovery of transmission of nerve indications, his suggestions in laboratory instrumentation, and his reductionist method all helped lay the rules of contemporary neuroscience.In addition to describing the pioneering experiments that earned du Bois-Reymond a seat within the Prussian Academy of Sciences and a professorship on the college of Berlin, Finkelstein recounts du Bois-Reymond's relations origins, deepest existence, public carrier, and lasting effect. Du Bois-Reymond's public lectures made him a celeb. In talks that touched on technological know-how, philosophy, historical past, and literature, he brought Darwin to German scholars (triggering days of discussion within the Prussian parliament); requested, at the eve of the Franco-Prussian battle, no matter if France had forfeited its correct to exist; and proclaimed the secret of attention, heralding the age of doubt. the 1st smooth biography of du Bois-Reymond in any language, this booklet recovers a major bankruptcy within the background of technological know-how, the background of rules, and the background of Germany.

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La scienza universale (Italian Edition) by Fritjof Capra,C. Capararo

By Fritjof Capra,C. Capararo

"C’è una figura che, prima di Galileo, di Bacone e di Newton, ha saputo tracciare un preciso e rivoluzionario quadro della scienza moderna attraverso un rigoroso approccio empirico allo studio della natura: Leonardo da Vinci.
Uomo, scienziato, artista, studioso, Leonardo ci ha lasciato un’opera insuperabile, che si cube comprenda più di 100.000 disegni e oltre 6000 pagine di appunti, dimostrando un amore e un interesse sconfinato according to l. a. natura nelle sue molteplici forme.
Basandosi su un’analisi dei suoi manoscritti giunti fino a noi, Capra presenta un resoconto del metodo scientifico del grande genio del Rinascimento e dei risultati da lui ottenuti, valutandoli nella prospettiva del pensiero scientifico odierno. L’immagine che ne emerge è quella di un pensatore sistemico, di un ecologista e di un teorico della complessità, di uno scienziato – l’autentico inventore del moderno metodo sperimentale – che period according toò al contempo anche un artista con un profondo rispetto consistent with l. a. vita in ogni sua espressione."

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Can Do: Biography of Chung Sul Youn Kim by David Valley

By David Valley

a tender Korean woman survived near-death
experiences along with her family members in the course of the
Korean warfare and got here to the United States
for her university schooling in 1951.
She was once time and again faced with language
difficulties and prejudice.
It used to be a relentless problem for her, yet with her
"I can do it" perspective she established that a
woman from an "underdeveloped country"
could outperform American male scientists.
She used to be unaware on the time, yet she used to be a pioneer within the Women's Lib flow in 1951.

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The Quotable Edison by Michele Wehrwein Albion

By Michele Wehrwein Albion

Thomas Edison used to be the "Wizard of Menlo Park." A prolific inventor and holder of various patents, he was once also referred to as a "magician," "the Napoleon of Science," and the "Inventor of the Age." yet he used to be additionally a realistic joker, a self-made guy with a definite disdain for well mannered society, an bold explorer, and a public intellectual.

The Quotable Edison bargains a wealth of his insightful, enlightening, and occasionally funny reviews and witticisms on a variety of topics, from company to politics, from faith to meals, from recommendation to boys to reviews on women’s clothing.

Famous for his dictum that "Genius is one percentage proposal, ninety-nine percentage perspiration," Edison provided many different gems.

- On faith, "Satan is the scarecrow of the spiritual cornfield."
- at the English, "The English usually are not a creative humans; they don’t consume sufficient pie."
- On paintings and company, "I’ve been operating shifts so much of my lifestyles. plenty of different males paintings shifts too, yet [they] dedicate the opposite one to poker."
- at the legislation, "A lawsuit is the suicide of time."

And his stated ultimate phrases: "It’s very appealing over there. "

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Il Canepardo (Italian Edition) by Alessandra Rando

By Alessandra Rando

Il Canepardo, antagonista del Gattopardo, diffonde un messaggio di positività e ottimismo, raccogliendo storie di vita di artisti, imprese, associazioni, eccellenze del territorio che hanno creduto nella Sicilia. Si tratta di un crossover di esperienze nel quale ogni racconto offre uno spunto di riflessione. In un momento storico in cui alla Sicilia vengono affiliate peculiarità nelle loro accezioni esclusivamente damaging, gli Autori decidono di andare controcorrente, portando alla ribalta il valore autentico e sano di un’Isola viva, ricca di risorse inventive e orgogliosamente protesa verso il futuro.

Prefazione di Gianluca Basile

All'interno le storie tratte dai dialoghi e dalle interviste con Giovanni Caccamo, Teresa Mannino, i Soldi Spicci,Antonio Longo,TMR, Asilat, Orange-Fiber, Orlandina Basket, Vincenzo Modica, ACIO, My Outfit Italia, Barbara Labate, Martina Caruso, B&B Re Umberto, Al-Cantàra, Melina Tricoli, Mago wooded area, Taobuk, Natale Giunta, Birrificio Messina.

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