Molecular Memories by Robert G. Jahn,Brenda J. Dunne

By Robert G. Jahn,Brenda J. Dunne

In 1979, Bob Jahn and Brenda Dunne, people with drastically assorted backgrounds, studies, and types, and who had little in universal past a shared imaginative and prescient, joined forces to create the original scholarly company that turned the PEAR laboratory at Princeton University's Engineering tuition. Over the following 28 years their "molecular bond," with its linked complementarity, supplied the basis for a awesome own friendship and artistic specialist partnership. simply because it is barely within the interplay of the constituent "atoms" in a actual molecule that the features of the unified procedure turn into obvious, this ebook makes an attempt to trap the magic, and the humor, of that dynamic bond via an collection of vignettes that illustrate their shared voyage of discovery.

"One of the best collaborations in sleek technology is that of Robert G. Jahn and Brenda J. Dunne for 3 many years on the Princeton Engineering Anomalies learn (PEAR) Laboratory. The striking, prolific result of their joint learn is oblique proof in their premise that subjectivity and emotional closeness can form the actual international. At a second whilst our knowing of realization is eventually rising from the ideology of materialism, the main classes from the Jahn-Dunne collaboration offer very important counsel for humanity's future." - Larry Dossey, MD, government Editor of Explore: The magazine of technology and therapeutic and writer of 1 brain: How Our person brain is a part of a better realization and Why It Matters - Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, writer of Nurse training and Holistic Nursing

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Machiavelli: oder Die Kunst der Macht (German Edition) by Volker Reinhardt

By Volker Reinhardt

Volker Reinhardt legt mit diesem Buch die erste Biographie über Machiavelli seit Jahrzehnten vor. Er beschreibt dessen Kindheit und Jugend im Florenz der Renaissance, den Aufstieg zum Politiker und Diplomaten sowie sein Leben als Literat und von den Mächtigen verfolgter Provokateur. Das Ergebnis ist ein neues Bild von Machiavelli als einem Theoretiker der Macht, der in seinem eigenen Leben und Werk auf Macht und Täuschung verzichtete.
Machiavellis Lehre, wie guy Macht erlangt, ist bis heute eine kalte Dusche: ethical, Recht und faith soll der Fürst als Fassade einsetzen, um seine Gegner in falscher Sicherheit zu wiegen. Keinesfalls darf er selbst daran glauben. Viele haben sich voller Abscheu von Machiavelli abgewandt, aber es gibt auch eine Reihe von Bewunderern, die von Friedrich Nietzsche über Hannah Arendt bis zu heutigen Nutzanwendungen für den Alltag reicht. Wie lebt jemand, der die Techniken der Macht durchschaut, aber selbst keine Macht hat? Volker Reinhardt zeigt, dass sich hinter dem illusionslosen Zyniker Machiavelli ein Idealist verbirgt, der an die perfekte Republik und das gute Leben glaubt. Gerade dieser Machiavelli hat uns bis heute etwas zu sagen.

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Der Alchemist Leonhard Thurneysser: Die Lebensgeschichte des by Klaus-Dieter Sedlacek

By Klaus-Dieter Sedlacek

Der im Jahr 1531 geborene Leonhard Thurneysser erlernte als Sohn eines Goldschmieds in Basel die Kunst seines Vaters, übernahm aber bald die Stellung eines Famulus bei Dr. Huber, welchem er Arzneien bereiten und Schriften des Paracelsus vorlesen musste. Bereits mit 17 Jahren heiratete er eine Witwe. Mittellos und unerfahren, wie er struggle, geriet er Wucherern in die Hände. Notgedrungen verließ er heimlich seine Frau und seine Vaterstadt, um ein abenteuerliches Wanderleben zu führen.
Jahre später kam er zur Ruhe, heiratete erneut nach der Auflösung seiner ersten Ehe und wandte sich dem Studium der Medizin, Alchemie und Astrologie im Sinne des Paracelsus zu. Nachdem er der leidenden Kurfürstin Sabina durch eine von ihm verordnete Kur Linderung verschafft hatte, begann für ihn eine Periode ungewöhnlicher Erfolge durch seine Tätigkeit als Heilkünstler, Alchemist, Astrologe, Naturforscher und vor allem als Geschäftsmann in Berlin.
Nach langer Abwesenheit besuchte er wieder Basel und verheiratete sich zum dritten Mal. Diese Frau indes, die Tochter des Baseler Patriziers Herbrott, stürzte ihn ins Unglück ...
Diese wahre und bewegende Lebensgeschichte basiert auf der Grundlage historischer Quellen.

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Street Science: A Physicist's Wanderings off the Beaten by Theodore Modis

By Theodore Modis

the tale revolves round a physicist, disappointed via hard-science study that veers off the crushed tune yet can't shun being medical even if confronted with esoteric and religious endeavors. He turns into conscious of the truth that basic truths expressed by way of medical legislation input everyday life in refined and ubiquitous ways in which humans may take advantage of with out inevitably being aware of it. whilst his therapist means that a much bigger house may possibly decrease conjugal quarrels, he's reminded of the perfect gasoline legislation, which stipulates that expanding the quantity decreases the temperature and strain. may possibly this therapist have intestine wisdom of the legislation of physics? The book's protagonist keeps a physics-applied-to-life procedure whereas he wanders clear of technological know-how. He therefore reveals secrets and techniques reminiscent of Mozart most likely death simply because he was once getting as regards to having exhausted his power for innovation in track, and inclusive of exact companions being intrinsically risky. yet in all situations there's a therapy, or what might have been one on the time. within the form of a twenty-first century model of Plato s dialogues the reader discovers startling insights on existence s many percentages and ambiguities, from dealing with company and private relationships to discovering function in a single s lifestyles. This publication will titillate the brain of all science-friendly readers.

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Galileo: Watcher of the Skies by David Wootton

By David Wootton

Galileo (1564–1642) is without doubt one of the most crucial and arguable figures within the historical past of technology. A hero of contemporary technological know-how and key to its delivery, he used to be additionally a deeply divided guy: a pupil dedicated to the institution of clinical fact but compelled to concede the significance of religion, and an excellent analyst of the elegantly mathematical workings of nature but bungling and insensitive together with his personal family.

Tackling Galileo as astronomer, engineer, and writer, David Wootton areas him on the middle of Renaissance tradition. He strains Galileo via his early rebellious years; the beginnings of his clinical occupation developing a “new physics” his flow to Florence looking funds, prestige, and bigger freedom to assault highbrow orthodoxies; his trial for heresy and slim break out from torture; and his condominium arrest and actual (though now not highbrow) decline. Wootton unearths a lot that's new—from Galileo’s untimely Copernicanism to a formerly unrecognized illegitimate daughter—and, controversially, rejects the usual orthodoxy which holds that Galileo was once an outstanding Catholic.

Absolutely vital to Galileo’s significance—and to technological know-how extra broadly—is the telescope, the opportunity of which Galileo was once the 1st to know. Wootton makes transparent that it completely revolutionized and galvanized clinical exercise to find new and formerly unimagined evidence. Drawing commonly on Galileo’s voluminous letters, lots of which have been self-censored and sly, this can be an unique, arresting, and hugely readable biography of a tough, striking Renaissance genius.

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Biowarrior: Inside the Soviet/Russian Biological War by Igor V. Domaradskij

By Igor V. Domaradskij

This amazing memoir by way of a number one Russian scientist who labored for many years on the nerve middle of the top-secret "Biopreparat" deals a chilling investigate the organic guns software of the previous Soviet Union, vestiges of which nonetheless exist this day within the Russian Federal Republic. Igor Domaradskij calls himself an "inconvenient man": a committed scientist yet a nonconformist who used to be usually in clash with executive and army apparatchiks. during this e-book he finds the lethal nature of the learn he participated in for nearly fifteen years.

Domaradskij is going into nice aspect concerning the secrecy, intrigue, and the bureaucratic maze that enveloped the Biopreparat scientists, making them believe like helpless pawns. What stands proud in his account is the hasty, patchwork nature of the Soviet attempt in bioweaponry. faraway from being a smooth-running, terrifying monolith, this used to be an firm cobbled jointly out of the conflicts and contretemps of squabbling social gathering bureaucrats, army know-nothings, and stressed, formidable scientists. In many ways the inefficiency and absence of responsibility during this method make all of it the extra scary as a global possibility. For at the present time its dimensions are nonetheless no longer totally recognized, neither is it yes that anyone crew is totally answerable for the proliferation of this deadly weaponry.

Biowarrior is tense yet precious analyzing for an individual wishing to appreciate the character and dimensions of the organic probability in an period of overseas terrorism.

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Start Up vincenti: Dall'idea al successo (Business & by Jason L. Baptiste,B. Di Bello

By Jason L. Baptiste,B. Di Bello

Oggi è più semplice che mai lanciare una startup. Tuttavia, in un mondo che quasi non pone ostacoli d'accesso e in cui tutti aspirano a creare il nuovo fb, l. a. concorrenza è spietata. Se kingdom muovendo i primi passi e non avete a disposizione i fondi e il sostegno in keeping with garantirvi un lancio di successo, come farete a distinguervi da tutti gli altri? Jason Baptiste conosce los angeles risposta. Dopo aver lanciato l. a. sua prima startup mentre studiava ancora al collage, è stato il co-fondatore della sua startup attuale, Onswipe, trasformandola in una società multimilionaria in meno di un anno. Oggi, area of expertise della sua esperienza di imprenditore giovane ma tenace e servendosi di esempi tratti dalle vicende delle startup più famose del momento, guida tutti coloro che aspirano a diventare dei colossi digitali attraverso ogni fase del processo, dal try di un'idea all'acquisizione di utenti fino alla definizione del tariffario più idoneo. Il tutto, servendosi di soluzioni pratiche e a basso costo. Ecco alcune delle sue strategie. Realizzate il prodotto che avreste sempre voluto in line with voi: Dennis Crowley, fondatore di Foursquare, realizzò una prima versione del prodotto perché desiderava rimanere in contatto con i suoi ex-colleghi. Non è necessario che l'idea sia affascinante perché produca reddito: Dropbox ha riscosso un successo planetario perché period los angeles risposta a un problema molto diffuso, ovvero quello dell'archiviazione virtuale on-line. consistent with conquistare clienti fateli diventare vostri fan: il sito di servizi in keeping with los angeles gestione del funds raccolse los angeles sua prima base di utenti offrendo gratuitamente consigli preziosi sulla gestione delle finanze personali. Baptiste vi dimostrerà che non avete bisogno di una laurea in economia, un fondo fiduciario o addirittura esperienza nella gestione della vostra azienda in step with diventare una big name del mondo tecnologico. Startup vincenti è una guida completa e facile da seguire che può aiutare qualsiasi imprenditore a realizzare l. a. propria suggestion a costo zero.

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Bones for Barnum Brown: Adventures of a Dinosaur Hunter by Roland Bird,V. Theodore Schreiber,Edwin H. Colbert,James O.

By Roland Bird,V. Theodore Schreiber,Edwin H. Colbert,James O. Farlow

Roland Thaxter chicken, universally and affectionately recognized to pals and colleagues as R. T., accomplished a type of Horatio Alger luck within the medical international of dinosaur reports. compelled to drop out of college at a tender age by way of in poor health overall healthiness, he used to be a cowboy who traveled from activity to activity by way of motorbike till he met Barnum Brown, Curator of Vertebrae Paleontology on the American Museum of common background in ny and a pacesetter within the learn of dinosaurs. starting in 1934, chook spent a long time as an worker of the museum and as Brown's right-hand guy within the box. His chart of the Howe Quarry in Wyoming, an incredible sauropod boneyard, is without doubt one of the most intricate paleontological charts ever produced and a piece of artwork in its personal correct. His crowning success was once the invention, assortment, and interpretation of big Cretaceous dinosaur trackways alongside the Paluxy River close to Glen Rose and at Bandera, Texas. A trackway from Glen Rose is on show on the American Museum and on the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin. His interpretation of those trackways confirmed that a huge carnosaur had pursued and attacked a sauropod, that sauropods migrated in herds, and that, opposite to then-current trust, sauropods have been capable of aid their very own weight out of deep water. those behavioral interpretations expected later dinosaur stories by means of not less than decades.

From his first assembly with Barnum Brown to his discoveries at Glen Rose and Bandera, this very human account tells the tale of Bird's amazing paintings on dinosaurs. In a vibrantly descriptive type, chicken recorded either the depth and pleasure of box paintings and the cautious and painstaking element of laboratory reconstruction. His memoir provides a brilliant photograph of camp existence with Brown and the interior workings of the well-known American Museum of ordinary historical past, and it bargains a brand new and humanizing account of Brown himself, one of many giants of his field.

Bird's memoir has been supplemented with a transparent and concise advent to the sphere of dinosaur research and with beneficiant illustrations which delineate some of the sorts of dinosaurs.

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Light Is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William by Graeme K. Hunter

By Graeme K. Hunter

Light is a Messenger, is the 1st biography of William Lawrence Bragg, who used to be in basic terms 25 whilst he received the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics-the youngest individual ever to win a Nobel Prize. It describes how bragg came upon how one can use X-rays to figure out the association of atoms in crystals and his pivotal function in constructing this system to the purpose that the buildings of the main complicated molecules identified to man-the proteins and nucelic acids-could be solved. even if Bragg's Nobel Prize used to be for Physics, his study profoundly affected chemistry and the recent box of molecular biology, of which he turned a founding determine. This booklet explains how those progressive clinical occasions happened whereas Bragg struggled to emerge from the shadow of his father, Sir William Bragg, and amidst a career-long competition with the intense American chemist, Linus Pauling.

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The Land Beyond: A Memoir by Jack Ives

By Jack Ives

Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and shortly after he performed an instrumental position within the institution of the McGill Sub-Arctic study Laboratory in crucial Labrador-Ungava. This attention-grabbing account of his fifty-plus years residing and dealing within the arctic is at the same time a light-hearted, successful memoir and a decision to motion at the problems with environmental expertise and conservation which are inextricably intertwined with lifestyles within the north. blending own impressions of key figures of the postwar medical growth with the highbrow drama of box learn, The Land Beyond is a memorable depiction of a existence in science.

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