Father Benito Viñes: The 19th-Century Life and Contributions by Luis E. Ramos Guadalupe,Oswaldo Garcia

By Luis E. Ramos Guadalupe,Oswaldo Garcia

Before Doppler radar and broadcast climate stories, Spanish-born Benito Viñes (1837–1893) spent a long time looking at the skies at Belen Observatory in colonial Cuba, mostly issuing climate reviews and forecasts to neighborhood newspapers. And ahead of hurricane trackers and emergency indicators, Viñes made it his undertaking to coach the general public what he was once studying in regards to the climate. He built the 1st community of climate statement stations within the Caribbean, and his examine laid the basis for the storm caution structures we use at the present time. His occasionally eerily actual storm forecasts helped keep many lives—earning him the nickname “the storm Priest.”

Father Benito Viñes is an interesting examine the lifetime of a guy who labored at the innovative of climate technological know-how whereas nonetheless closing dedicated to his spiritual lifestyles. It explores Viñes as either pioneer within the research of tropical meteorology and a colonial Jesuit priest. With notes that placed his lifestyles into glossy context, this publication places a far deserved highlight on a determine who performed a vital position in making our lives safer.

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Men of Physics Lord Rayleigh–The Man and His Work: The by Robert Bruce Lindsay,D. ter Haar

By Robert Bruce Lindsay,D. ter Haar

males of Physics: Lord Rayleigh–The guy and His paintings provides an appraisal of the importance of Rayleigh's clinical paintings, including extracts from his released papers.
The booklet starts off by way of offering a biographical cartoon of John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842-1919). The textual content then discusses Lord Rayleigh's contributions to technology, together with the actual phenomena, optical tools, electric criteria, and the speculation of relativity. choices from Rayleigh’s medical papers, that are incorporated within the publication, also are thought of. those decisions comprise papers concerning the concept of resonance; the depth and polarization of the scattered gentle; the manufacture and concept of diffraction-gratings; and the binaural impression. different chosen papers contain these concerning the program of the primary of reciprocity to acoustics; the steadiness of fluid movement; the Rayleigh disk; and acoustic streaming. The learn of floor waves in elastic solids; the invention and isolation of argon; sound propagation; and electromagnetic radiation are the opposite issues integrated within the collection of papers within the publication.
Physicists will locate the e-book invaluable.

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Of Firebirds & Moonmen: A designer's story from the Golden by Norman J. James

By Norman J. James

This is a designer’s tale from the Golden Age, of Firebirds and Moonmen. it's the author’s tale of the way, via likelihood and situation, he used to be to dwell a 13-1/2 12 months odyssey, operating with the main gifted humans typically cars, on of the main interesting tasks that any one may possibly ever dream of. At GM Styling, less than Harley Earl, to develop into accountable for the layout of the Firebird III, the gasoline turbine experimental automobile that, part a century later, can arguably be thought of the arch-typical illustration for the idea that motor vehicle. Then, to stick with that, to get involved within the earliest critical improvement of manned and unmanned autos for lunar exploration, and for that rests at the moon at the present time.

The tale is instructed in 3 elements. First is the early interval, the place hardships and kin bonds mood and situation a polio survivor to desert his highschool training, to develop into a mechanical engineer, and to simply accept a school scholarship to review commercial layout, an artwork curriculum, at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, long island. this era keeps, nearly as a condensed direction, at the basics of layout. Key components evolve round the teachings of mentors Alexander Kostellow and Rowena Reed.

In the second one part, the writer is in Detroit and the equipment and politics of normal automobiles Styling, throughout the peak of the Motoramas, are unique. The layout of the Firebird III is the center of the publication and is its cause of current. because the final surviving member of the 4 principals in its layout (Harley Earl, Bob McLean and Stefan Habsburg being the others), the writer feels obligated to guarantee that the tale at the back of these closed studio doorways is instructed. the tale progresses from the Firebird III’s inception, as a Harley Earl imaginative and prescient, via its layout and construct part then to its Motorama movie construction, for presentation in most cases ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria.

In the 3rd section, the writer makes a occupation switch, shifting to an aerospace organizational constitution and accepting his function as a group participant, chargeable for conducting his talents within the help of workforce pursuits. commercial layout, conceptual and drawing abilities are utilized within the Mechanisms crew for the formula of mechanical structures on manned and unmanned lunar exploration automobiles. the thrill of knowing that the crowd was once “in at the ground-floor” of lunar exploration is just tempered now by means of a déjà vu feeling: of knowing that NASA is once more at that very same time limit, making plans for a go back to the moon in 2024.

During this era, the writer served less than Sam Romano, who might later develop into the pinnacle the Lunar Roving automobile (LRV) application, with Dr. Greg Bekker because the leader Scientist and Ferenc Pavlics because the mobility professional. those humans, and others, are the Moonmen.

Of Firebirds & Moonmen is seriously documented with photos, illustrations and photographs, which have been ready at common vehicles as thought and agreement deliverables. they're supplemented with own images and different pics accumulated or ready particularly for the publication. All illustrations, company and private, are through the author.

The ebook is a enjoyable learn, and lots of amateurs the right age to recollect the early days of spaceflight will relate to the trail James as a telescope maker and novice astronomer
-Dennis di Cicco-



Excerpts from the publication are incorporated in GM’s on-line residing historical past – Generations of GM Wiki, in occasion in their centennial anniversary in 2008. The author’s contribution is at the Firebird III, its inception as outlined by way of Harley Earl and its first ""flight,"" in filming for the 1959 Motorama in Mesa, Arizona.

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Firebird III – Filming for Motorama

common automobiles Styling from 1953 to 1961 is the topic of this attention-grabbing ebook by way of Norm James who labored there and had a big function in styling the Firebird III. All of th

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My Life in the Golden Age of Chemistry: More Fun Than Fun by F. Albert Cotton

By F. Albert Cotton

A big within the box and every now and then a polarizing determine, F. Albert Cotton’s contributions to inorganic chemistry and the world of transitions metals are mammoth and indisputable. In his personal phrases, My lifestyles within the Golden Age of Chemistry: extra enjoyable than enjoyable describes the overdue chemist’s youth and faculty years in Philadelphia, his graduate education and study contributions at Harvard with Geoffrey Wilkinson, and his educational profession from changing into the youngest ever complete professor at MIT (aged 31) to his vast time at Texas A&M. Professor Cotton’s autobiography bargains his designated point of view at the advances he and his contemporaries completed via the most prolific occasions in glossy inorganic chemistry, in learn at the then-emerging box of organometallic chemistry, metallocenes, a number of bonding among transition steel atoms, NMR and ESR spectroscopy, hapticity, and extra. operating in the course of a time of beneficiant executive investment of technological know-how and robust sponsorship for strong learn, Professor Cotton’s event and observations supply perception into this prolific and intriguing interval of chemistry.

  • Offers own and sometimes wry point of view from this renowned chemist and recipient of a few of science’s optimum honors: the U.S. nationwide Medal of technology (1982), the Priestley Medal (the American Chemical Society's optimum reputation, 1998), club within the U. S. nationwide Academy of Sciences and corresponding overseas our bodies, and 29 honorary doctorates
  • Details the heritage in the back of the advance and emergence of groundbreaking learn in organometallic chemistry and transition metals
  • Provides beautifully-written and fascinating perception right into a "Golden Age of Chemistry" and the paintings of traditionally well known chemists

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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 past due 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 reports are associated not just of their local services - from Brazil, French Indo-China to Scandinavia and South Africa - but additionally through their dedication to the improvement of geography as a technological know-how and as a self-discipline. right here, in numerous settings and at diverse occasions, we will see how the lived adventure of geographers' lives formed the contours of the subject.

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The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking by Andrew Bunnie Huang

By Andrew Bunnie Huang

For over a decade, Andrew "bunnie" Huang, one of many world's so much esteemed hackers, has formed the fields of hacking and undefined, from his cult-classic e-book Hacking the Xbox to the open-source computer Novena and his mentorship of assorted startups and builders. In The Hacker, Huang stocks his reviews in production and open undefined, developing an illuminating and compelling occupation retrospective.

Huang’s trip starts off along with his first stopover at to the remarkable electronics markets in Shenzhen, with compartments overflowing with capacitors, reminiscence chips, voltmeters, and probability. He stocks how he navigated the overpowering global of chinese language factories to deliver chumby, Novena, and Chibitronics to existence, protecting every little thing from making a invoice of fabrics to picking the manufacturing unit to most sensible healthy his needs.

Through this selection of own essays and interviews on subject matters starting from the legality of opposite engineering to a comparability of highbrow estate practices among China and the us, bunnie weaves engineering, legislations, and society into the tapestry of open hardware.

With hugely distinctive passages at the fine details of producing and a accomplished tackle the problems linked to open resource undefined, The Hacker is a useful source for aspiring hackers and makers.

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Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham, early by Martha Bergland,Paul G. Hayes

By Martha Bergland,Paul G. Hayes

With masterful storytelling, Bergland and Hayes exhibit how Lapham combined his starving interest with an equable temperament and a keenness for aspect to create a legacy that remains appropriate today.

—John Gurda

In this lengthy past due tribute to Wisconsin’s first scientist, authors Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes discover the amazing lifestyles and achievements of bring up Lapham (1811–1875). Lapham’s skill to watch, comprehend, and meticulously catalog the flora and fauna marked all of his paintings, from his days as a teenage surveyor at the Erie Canal to his final nice contribution as country geologist.

Self-taught, Lapham mastered botany, geology, archaeology, limnology, mineralogy, engineering, meteorology, and cartography. A prolific author, his 1844 consultant to the territory was once the 1st publication released in Wisconsin. requested past due in lifestyles which box of technology was once his strong point, he answered easily, “I am learning Wisconsin.”

Lapham pointed out and preserved hundreds of thousands of botanical specimens. He surveyed and mapped Wisconsin’s effigy mounds. He used to be a strength in the back of the construction of the nationwide climate carrier, lobbying for a typhoon caution method to guard nice Lakes sailors. instructed in compelling aspect via Lapham’s letters, journals, books, and articles, learning Wisconsin chronicles the lifestyles and occasions of Wisconsin’s pioneer citizen-scientist.

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La mia vita in bicicletta (Italian Edition) by Hack Margherita

By Hack Margherita

Montiamo in sella con Margherita Hack in line with ripercorrere con un'ironia garbata tutta toscana l. a. sua vita al ritmo di dolci o sfrenate pedalate. l. a. celebre astrofisica ci racconta come è passata dal triciclo alla bici da corsa. In mezzo ci sono le salite fiorentine, l'università; il secondo conflitto mondiale e il rifiuto di aderire al fascismo: l'amore in step with Aldo che, prima di diventare suo marito, fu grande amico d'infanzia e di giochi al Bobolino; l. a. passione according to il ciclismo e l'atletica: l. a. carriera; l'affetto in keeping with gli animali; i viaggi all'estero; Trieste e le gite a due ruote a respirare libera nella natura, o le piacevoli nuotate a Barcola… Negli ultimi capitoli, quasi una pedalata civile, ci descrive il suo impegno culturale e politico, l'attenzione all'ambiente e le sue considerazioni sul dibattito dell'energia nucleare. Infine ci racconta los angeles sua "quarta giovinezza" lontana dalla bicicletta, ormai "appesa al chiodo", ma ancora ricca di sogni e di ideali.

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La lezione di Rita Levi-Montalcini (SAGGI ITALIANI) (Italian by Giuseppina Tripodi

By Giuseppina Tripodi

"Questo saggio racconta il mio lungo percorso di vita e di lavoro: ne emergono gli interessi e le iniziative verso le quali sono stata da sempre attratta, iniziative che hanno, consistent with me, un grande valore etico." Così Rita Levi-Montalcini sintetizza i temi e le riflessioni che Giuseppina Tripodi, da oltre quarant'anni sua fidata collaboratrice, ha intrecciato in questo libro narrando l. a. storia, l'altruismo, gli insegnamenti, le scoperte e le battaglie accorate. All'inizio della sua attività, Rita Levi-Montalcini voleva andare in Africa e curare i lebbrosi, e nel corso della sua lunga vita è rimasta idealmente fedele a questo scopo, che è poi riuscita a realizzare grazie alla sua Fondazione da sempre orientata a difendere il ruolo della donna, elevare il livello culturale femminile e l. a. consapevolezza dei propri mezzi. "Il suo impegno sociale" scrive l. a. Tripodi "contagia le persone, le motiva a confrontarsi con il mondo circostante e a muoversi in una realtà in costante mutamento, senza più confini se non quelli determinati dalle distanze sociali e culturali." l. a. lezione di Rita Levi-Montalcini, oltre a fornirci un ritratto inedito e sincero della grande scienziata, ci restituisce il senso più profondo della sua vita, «la centralità della character e il ne ultimo del concetto della ragion d'essere», in step with dimostrare che anche los angeles più straordinaria scoperta sarebbe sterile, se non fosse rivolta al miglioramento della vita dell'umanità, e in particolare di coloro che soffrono.

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Alan Turing, het Enigma: Het boek waarop de film The by Andrew Hodges,Patty Adelaar,Ronnie Boley,Stina de

By Andrew Hodges,Patty Adelaar,Ronnie Boley,Stina de Graaf,Arjanne van Luipen,Nannie de Nijs-Blik Plasman,Nicole Seegers

Er is niet veel overdreven aan de stelling dat de Britse wiskundige Alan Turing de geallieerden heeft gered in hun strijd tegen de Nazi's, dat hij de uitvinder was once van de laptop, de bedenker van kunstmatige intelligentie en een voorloper in de strijd om vrijheid voor homoseksuelen - en dat alles voordat hij, forty-one jaar oud, zelfmoord pleegde.

Deze schitterende biografie vertelt het definitieve verhaal van een uitzonderlijk genie en een even uitzonderlijk leven. Alan Turings grote kracht was once zijn briljante analytische geest gecombineerd met zijn gave voor het ontwerpen van 'intelligente' machines. In 1940 wist hij met zijn vindingen de Duitse Enigma-code te kraken - de code waarmee de Duitse lucht- en zeemacht alle communicatie beveiligde. Hij bracht er het Duitse oorlogscommando een slag mee toe die de oorlog bekortte en vele mensenlevens redde. Het used to be niet Turings enige wapenfeit. Al voor de oorlog werkte de briljante wiskundige aan het thought van een universele computer, een idee dat hij in 1945 uitwerkte tot de allereerste digitale computer.

In 1952 kwam een abrupt einde aan de glansrijke carrière van Alan Turing, toen hij door de autoriteiten werd opgepakt wegens homoseksualiteit, een strafbaar feit dat in die tijd nog actief werd vervolgd.

In het land dat hij zes jaar lang in het belang van de vrijheid had gediend, volgde een veroordeling en een mensonterende behandeling. In 1954 pleegde Alan Turing, forty-one jaar oud, zelfmoord. Alan Turing, het Enigmaverscheen voor het eerst in 1983 en kreeg een glorieuze ontvangst. Enkele jaren geleden volgde een herziene editie, ingeleid door Douglas Hofstadter.

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