Henry Oldenburg: Shaping the Royal Society by Marie Boas Hall

By Marie Boas Hall

Henry Oldenburg, born in 1619 in Bremen, Germany, first got here to England as a diplomat on a project to determine Oliver Cromwell. He stayed on in England and in 1662 turned the Secretary of the Royal Society, and its most sensible identified member to the full realized international of his time. via his wide correspondence, now released, he disseminated the Society's beliefs and techniques at domestic and out of the country. He fostered and inspired the skills of many scientists later to be way more recognized than he, together with Newton, Flamsteed, Malpighi, and Leeuwenhoek with whom, as with many others, he constructed actual friendship. He based and edited the Philosophical Transactions, the world's oldest clinical journal.

His occupation sheds new mild at the highbrow global of his time, specially its clinical features, and at the improvement of the Royal Society; his deepest existence expands our wisdom of social mobility, the city society, and the non secular perspectives of his time.

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Freud: El crepúsculo de un ídolo (Spanish Edition) by Michel Onfray

By Michel Onfray

El prestigioso filósofo francés Michel Onfray, autor del best-seller Tratado de ateología, ha escrito un ataque virulento contra el psicoanálisis, y en specific contra el freudismo, vehementemente argumentado y que ha creado una gran polémica en Francia. Onfray parte en este libro de una thought basic pero radical: Freud quiso construir una «ciencia» y no lo consiguió; quiso «probar» que el inconsciente tenía sus leyes, su lógica intrínseca, sus protocolos de experimentación, y usó todos los medios a su alcance para adornar el psicoanálisis con los angeles apariencia de lo científico. Con gran rigor, Michel Onfray reexamina las obras de Freud, así como su biografía, para desvelar sus inconsistencias y contradicciones y ofrecer una conclusión implacable: el psicoanálisis no es más que el producto de influencias de los angeles psicología, de los angeles literatura y de los angeles filosofía, pero en ningún caso es l. a. ciencia a los angeles que aspiraba su fundador. «Un ensayo potente, inteligente e inquietante, escrito de manera easy y directa, hábilmente argumentado y organizado en torno a una tesis sistemáticamente desarrollada.» ROBERT MAGGIORI, Libération «Un libro tan contundente como Tratado de ateología.» Livres Hebdo «No sólo importante sino también apasionante. Este libro ya es un clásico. Como cube Onfray, ya period hora de sacar a Freud de l. a. leyenda para introducirlo en l. a. historia, donde será discutido, atacado y, por supuesto, defendido.» Le Point

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The Quiet Revolution of Caroline Herschel: The Lost Heroine by Emily Winterburn

By Emily Winterburn

Caroline Herschel chronicled either her deepest lifestyles and her existence in technological know-how in a sequence of diaries and autobiographies which she saved for kin. She additionally stored notebooks and statement notes. but in 1788, the yr of her brother’s marriage, all diaries and journals ceased. for that reason, we've got virtually no checklist of the last decade within which, mockingly, she made her so much influential mark on technology, during which she chanced on eight comets and have become the 1st lady to have a paper learn on the Royal Society . She destroyed all of her notebooks and diaries from this time, and her notes in simple terms resume in 1797, leaving us to piece jointly those misplaced ten years of 1 of the main influential girls of science.

Here, for the 1st time, physicist Emily Winterburn seems deep into Caroline’s existence and wonders why, within the 12 months following the wedding of her brother and incessant spouse, Caroline sought after no checklist of her existence to stay. was once she ate up with grief and jealousy? via piecing jointly – from letters, recollections and infrequently museum items – an in depth account of that point, we get to determine a brand new aspect to Caroline and the tale of 10 awesome years.

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Max Weber: Preuße, Denker, Muttersohn (German Edition) by Dirk Kaesler

By Dirk Kaesler

Max Weber ist einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts, doch er warfare nicht unser Zeitgenosse. Wer ihn verstehen will, muss eintauchen in die bürgerlichen Lebenswelten einer vergangenen Zeit. Dirk Kaesler zeigt in seiner lang erwarteten, glänzend erzählten Biographie den Menschen Max Weber in seiner Epoche – den Jahren zwischen der Gründung des Deutschen Kaiserreichs und seinem Untergang.
Nur wenige andere Denker werden so häufig als Interpret unserer Gegenwart in Anspruch genommen wie Max Weber. Etwa, wenn es um die Frage geht, ob Politiker „Charisma“ haben oder nicht, wenn behauptet wird, dass Politik das „Bohren harter Bretter“ sei oder wenn erörtert wird, ob der Protestantismus „Schuld“ am Kapitalismus trage. Doch es battle nicht unsere Welt, die Weber zu seinen Theorien inspirierte. Dirk Kaesler rekonstruiert die Entstehung von Webers Werk im Kontext der damaligen Ideen und Kontroversen, zeichnet seine wissenschaftlichen und politischen Aktivitäten nach und entschlüsselt eindrucksvoll den Menschen Max Weber. Dabei wird deutlich, wie sehr Leben und Werk dieses brillanten Theoretikers und düsteren Visionärs, dessen eigentliche Leidenschaft der Politik galt, geprägt waren durch seinen familiären Hintergrund, durch Vorfahren, Eltern und Verwandte, durch alte Kaufmannsdynastien, aufgeklärte Protestantinnen und einen pragmatischen Politiker.

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Wisdom of the Martians of Science:In Their Own Words with by Balazs Hargittai,Istv谩n Hargittai

By Balazs Hargittai,Istv谩n Hargittai

Wisdom of the Martians of Science refers to 5 scientists whose brilliance assisted in shaping the trendy international. John von Neumann was once a pioneer of the fashionable machine; Theodore von Kármán was once the scientist at the back of the U.S. Air strength; Leo Szilard initiated the improvement of nuclear guns; the Nobel laureate Eugene P Wigner was once the world's first nuclear engineer; and Edward Teller was once the daddy of the hydrogen bomb. They have been born and raised in Budapest, have been compelled out of Hungary after which from Germany, they grew to become americans, and committed themselves to the safety of the USA and the loose World.

They contributed major discoveries to basic technological know-how starting from the homes of fabrics to the applying of the symmetry precept in physics, to making info conception, to video game thought. The components within which we will be able to find out about their knowledge contain purposes of technological know-how to prior, current and destiny real-world wishes; security; schooling; setting; human nature; humor; politics; faith; climate amendment, and others.

This e-book indicates the knowledge of the Martians by means of offering their ideas and ideas of their personal phrases and putting them into context. Their knowledge is exciting, witty, provocative and idea upsetting. It prolonged over many facets of existence and tradition that impinge on our lifestyles. whereas we won't continuously trust what they are saying, they're by no means uninteresting. the ability in their phrases and their philosophies will encourage the readers to pursue their very own dreams.

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Bootstrap Geologist: My Life in Science by Gene Shinn

By Gene Shinn

In Bootstrap Geologist Shinn enthusiastically stocks the highs and lows of his amazing lifestyles. Taking readers all over the world in addition to under the sea, he recounts the painstaking technique of info amassing that may result in paradigm-breaking discoveries. He emphasizes the significance of box technological know-how and pointedly addresses the use and abuse of clinical examine and the emergence of market-funded research.

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China and Albert Einstein: The Reception of the Physicist by Danian HU

By Danian HU

this can be the 1st wide research in English or chinese language of China's reception of the prestigious physicist and his thought of relativity. In a sequence of biographical reviews of chinese language physicists, Hu describes the chinese language assimilation of relativity and explains how chinese language physicists provided arguments and theories in their personal. Hu's account concludes with the troubling tale of the destiny of overseas principles comparable to Einstein's within the chinese language Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), whilst the speculation of relativity used to be denigrated besides Einstein's principles on democracy and international peace.

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Schonland: Scientist and Soldier: From lightning on the by Brian Austin

By Brian Austin

Schonland: Scientist and Soldier is a biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972). Schonland was once an incredible contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth technology, either in peace and struggle. this isn't only a medical biography, yet a biography that tells a lot of a hugely put scientist and administrator, of the expanding engagement among technology and the army, and of fixing military-diplomatic relationships among Britain and South Africa. the writer has drawn on a large quantity of fundamental and secondary resource fabric, from either South African and British records, to supply an excellent biography that's very readable and interesting.

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Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race by David Scott,Alexei Leonov

By David Scott,Alexei Leonov

With a foreword by means of Neil Armstrong and an creation through Tom Hanks
In this exact twin autobiography, astronaut David Scott and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov recount their unparalleled lives and careers spent at the leading edge of technological know-how and area exploration. This booklet unearths, in a truly own method, the drama of 1 of the main bold contests ever launched into by way of guy, set opposed to the clash that after held the realm in suspense: the conflict among communism and Western democracy. in the course of the men’s memoirs, their braveness emerges from their perseverance in occasions of awesome trouble and danger.

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Niels Bohr's Times: In Physics, Philosophy, and Polity by Abraham Pais

By Abraham Pais

The lifetime of Niels Bohr spanned occasions of innovative swap in technological know-how itself in addition to its impression on society. in addition to Albert Einstein, Bohr will be thought of to be this century's significant motive force at the back of the hot philosophical and mathematical descriptions of the constitution of the atom and the nucleus.

Abraham Pais, the acclaimed biogrpaher of Albert Einstein, the following strains Bohr's growth from his well-to-do origins in overdue nineteenth-century Denmark to his place at centre degree on the planet political scene, really in the course of the moment global conflict and the improvement of atomic weapons.

Pais' description strikes in the course of the technological know-how because it used to be prior to Bohr, because it grew to become due to Bohr, and thence to Bohr's medical and philosophical legacy. That legacy is contained either in concept because it is now universally enshrined, in addition to in its perform in such nice Danish associations as Riso. yet greater than that, Pais captures the essence of Bohr, the intensely inner most kin determine who, regardless of appalling own tragedy, turned the most enjoyed cultural figures of recent

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