Robert Recorde: Tudor Scholar and Mathematician (Scientists by Gordon Roberts

By Gordon Roberts

This spell binding biography tells, for the 1st time, the full tale of 1 of Tudor England’s so much enigmatic figures. A Welshman born in Tenby, south Wales, c.1512, Robert Recorde used to be trained at either Oxford and Cambridge. This e-book, the 1st specified biography of this Tudor student, stories the various points of his astonishingly wide-ranging occupation and eventually tragic lifestyles. It provides a richly certain and completely rounded photograph of Recorde the fellow, the college educational and theologian, the health practitioner, the mathematician and astronomer, the antiquarian, and the author of highly winning textbooks. Crown appointments introduced Recorde into clash with the scheming Earl of Pembroke, and finally set him at odds with Queen Mary I. As an highbrow out of his intensity in political intrigue, beset through non secular turmoil, Recorde ultimately succumbed to the risks that closed inexorably round him.

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O grande fora da lei: A origem do GTA (Portuguese Edition) by David Kushner,Fábio M. Barreto

By David Kushner,Fábio M. Barreto

"Quando o crime compensa."
Como um grupo de jovens estudantes com grandes sonhos e pouca experiência revolucionam a cultura e a indústria? No caso da bilionária indústria do videogame, que movimenta mais dinheiro que Hollywood, chegando a US$ seventy five bilhões, ajuda se a turma for liderada por iconoclastas ousados com a visão de um fora da lei e a ética de trabalho de um puritano, que cresceram loucamente apaixonados por filmes de gangues, video games e rap. Pois é este o improvável perfil dos irmãos Sam and Dan Houser, responsáveis pelo jogo mais revolucionário, controverso e bem-sucedido da história - a franquia Grand robbery car (GTA).

Em "O Grande Fora da Lei: a origem do GTA", o aclamado escritor, jornalista e gamer inveterado David Kushner nos conduz por uma divertida jornada com altos riscos e lucros exorbitantes do mundo cada vez mais acelerado dos maiores avid gamers da indústria dos video games - e de seus inimigos prontos para derrubá-los. Kushner revela de forma brilhante a história não contada das pessoas que criaram o produto que definiu uma geração e enfureceu outra. Elaborado por mais de uma década com reportagens, entrevistas e muitas horas jogando, o livro de Kushner mergulha fundo nos bastidores de GTA, até então mantidos em segredo e alimentados por rumores e mitos. Além disso, ele examina a violenta reação cultural e política que ajudou a manter sua vida comercial em alta ao mesmo pace em que ameaçava a existência do próprio jogo. A franquia enfrentou processos e disputas judiciais com o objetivo de tirá-lo de circulação, movidos pelo falso moralismo e puritanismo da cultura norte-americana - e sobreviveu.

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Stephen Jay Gould: Reflections on His View of Life by Patricia Kelley,Robert Ross,Warren D. Allmon

By Patricia Kelley,Robert Ross,Warren D. Allmon

thought of through many in the course of his lifetime because the such a lot recognized scientist on the planet, Stephen Jay Gould left a big and influential physique of labor. A Harvard professor of paleontology, evolutionary biology, and the background of technological know-how, Gould supplied significant insights into our realizing of the historical past of existence. He helped to reinvigorate paleontology, release macroevolution on a brand new direction, and supply a context within which the organic developmental phases of an organism's embryonic progress should be built-in into an realizing of evolution. This booklet is a collection of reflections at the many components of Gould's highbrow existence via the folk who knew and understood him most sensible: former scholars and popular shut collaborators. quite often a serious evaluate of his legacy, the chapters aren't technical contributions yet particularly provide a mixture of highbrow bibliography, own memoir, and mirrored image on Gould's various medical achievements. The paintings comprises the main whole bibliography of his writings up to now and gives a multi-dimensional view of Gould's life-work to not be present in the other volume.

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Stephen Hawking: Una vita alla ricerca della teoria del by Kitty Ferguson,Daniele Didero,Manuela Carozzi

By Kitty Ferguson,Daniele Didero,Manuela Carozzi

Questa è l’incredibile storia vera di un uomo che ha dedicato l. a. sua vita a scrivere il libretto di istruzioni in keeping with l’universo. Dalla nascita sotto le bombe all’infanzia nella grande casa che risuonava di musica e di bizzarro lessico familiare. Dai giorni di scuola, chief naturale tra i compagni che lo soprannominarono “Einstein” nonostante i voti scarsi, alla terribile scoperta dei primi sintomi di una malattia degenerativa incurabile, l. a. sclerosi laterale amiotrofica. È il 1963 e Stephen Hawking ha ventun anni. Secondo i dottori gliene restano da vivere al massimo altri due. Con l. a. minaccia di una morte prematura che incombe sulla sua testa, questo svogliato studente di fisica di Oxford si lancia nel campo delle ricerche cosmologiche, rendendosi conto che c’è “una quantità di cose importanti che avrei potuto fare se l. a. mia condanna fosse stata sospesa”. Oggi, sta according to festeggiare il settantesimo compleanno, è un genio riconosciuto del nostro pace, e l. a. radiazione che porta il suo nome potrebbe trovare una conferma definitiva.
Questa è anche los angeles storia di una grande avventura del pensiero. Kitty Ferguson, che da oltre vent’anni collabora con Hawking, intreccia con sapienza al racconto della sua vita quello della sua ricerca: los angeles conciliazione fra l. a. relatività generale e l. a. meccanica quantistica, l. a. Teoria M e l. a. prospettiva di una “Teoria del Tutto”, il paradosso dell’informazione, l’espansione dell’universo e l. a. possibile esistenza di un multiverso iperdimensionale. Guidandoci alla scoperta di una vita che ha superato e sconfitto ogni previsione, Ferguson illumina according to noi i meandri di una mente straordinaria. Quella di un uomo che ha trasformato un limite fisico in una rampa di lancio da cui esplorare gli angoli più remoti del cosmo, guidandoci “con gioia dove dovrebbero trovarsi — ma non ci sono — i confini del pace e dello spazio”.

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Las cartas del Beagle (Spanish Edition) by Charles Darwin,Conrad Martens,Martí Soler,Janet

By Charles Darwin,Conrad Martens,Martí Soler,Janet Browne,Federick Burkhardt

El libro reúne, en orden cronológico, l. a. colección completa de las cartas que Darwin envió y recibió durante su viaje a bordo del Beagle entre 1831 y 1836, durante el cual realizó muchas de las observaciones que perfilaron su teoría de los angeles evolución de las especies a través de l. a. selección traditional. El intercambio epistolar muestra cómo los angeles familia y amigos presenciaban, desde Inglaterra, el acopio de experiencias y materiales que lo ayudarían a sustentar dicha teoría, así como el encuentro con otras culturas y formas de vida. Todo ello acompañado de las ilustraciones de Conrad Martens, el paisajista que se unió a l. a. travesía en 1833, durante el paso del navío por Montevideo.

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Hurricane Pioneer: Memoirs of Bob Simpson by Robert H. Simpson,Neal M. Dorst

By Robert H. Simpson,Neal M. Dorst

In 1951, Robert H. Simpson lifted off in a specially-equipped aircraft, flying at once into the trail of a hurricane that might ship most folk working for defense. For greater than 4 hours he saw Typhoon Marge from its eerily calm eye, later describing it in The Bulletin of the yank Meteorological Society as “a coliseum of clouds whose partitions on one aspect rose vertically and at the different have been banked just like the galleries in an exceptional opera house.”

For Simpson this was once only one of his many pioneering explorations of hurricanes and severe storms. Over his decades-long profession his study resulted in nice leaps in our realizing of tropical meteorology and our method of typhoon security. He was once the 1st director of the nationwide typhoon learn venture and the second director of the nationwide storm heart, notwithstanding he could be most sensible referred to as co-creator of the commonly used Saffir-Simpson storm Scale, popular to somebody who has heard a reporter use the phrases “category five.”

Simpson’s memoirs take readers from his adventure with the Corpus Christi storm of 1919 to his travels to check climate around the globe. alongside the best way he crosses paths with different climate greats, together with his trailblazing spouse, meteorologist Joanne Simpson. Hurricane Pioneer is a riveting first-hand account at a progressive time in meteorology.

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Founders of American Industrial Design by Carroll Gantz

By Carroll Gantz

because the nice melancholy all started in 1929, numerous dozen artistic members from a number of creative fields, together with theatre, ads, pictures, type and furnishings layout, pioneered a brand new career. Responding to unheard of public and call for for brand new kinds, those artists entered the economic global in the course of what used to be known as the “Machine Age,” to introduce “modern layout” to the exterior visual appeal and type of industrially produced, sensible, mechanical customer items previously no longer thought of art.
the preferred designs through those “machine designers” elevated revenues and gains dramatically for brands, which helped the economic climate to get well; verified a brand new occupation, business layout; and inside a decade, replaced American items from mechanical monstrosities into smooth, sleek types expressive of the longer term. This ebook is set these commercial designers and the way they based, constructed, expert and arranged today’s occupation of greater than 50,000 practitioners.

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Tierkommunikation mit Gänsehaut: Amelia Kinkade kommuniziert by Amelia Kinkade,Johanna Ellsworth

By Amelia Kinkade,Johanna Ellsworth

Wenn Amelia Kinkade mit wilden, in Freiheit lebenden Tieren Kontakt aufnimmt, bekommt guy Gänsehaut. Da bittet sie telepathisch eine Horde von Elefanten, die eigentlich die Nähe von Menschen scheut, darum, zum Eingang eines Naturparks zu kommen. Die wilden Typen lassen nicht lange auf sich warten, einige betreten sogar das Gebäude der Parkverwaltung, um Kinkade zu begrüßen – während der Parkbesitzer vor Angst erstarrt...
Die Begegnungen von Amelia Kinkade mit Tieren grenzen mitunter – sogar für Experten – an ein Wunder, die manhattan occasions zählt Kinkade zur besten Tierkommunikatorin der Welt.
Doch das Anliegen der Tierschützerin, die von den Cherokee-Indianern abstammt, ist es nicht, mit ihren außergewöhnlichen Fähigkeiten zu glänzen. Kinkades Herzensanliegen ist es, uns zu zeigen, wie clever und weise Tiere tatsächlich sind – und uns zu ermutigen, dafür einzustehen, dass das Leiden, das Menschen Tieren zufügen, endlich ein Ende hat.

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Evolution in the Antipodes: Charles Darwin and Australia by Tom Frame

By Tom Frame

Charles Darwin loved and loathed Australia. the daddy of evolution paid the continent a flying stopover at in the course of in 1836, and was once joyful to place where at the back of him. but Australia's unbelievable flora and fauna prompted him deeply, and his innovative theories nonetheless resonate profoundly in Australian society. 2 hundred years after Darwin's beginning, at a time while evolutionary concept is dealing with demanding situations from those that think in clever layout, award-winning author and Anglican bishop Tom body explores Darwin's existence and instances, and asks if it is attainable for us to think in God and Darwin even as. Drawing on years of exhaustive inquiry and a distinct standpoint, Evolution within the Antipodes is an interesting and considerate account of Charles Darwin's major and enduring impression on Australian lifestyles.

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Showstopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and by G. Pascal Zachary

By G. Pascal Zachary

Showstopper is the dramatic, inside of tale of the production of home windows NT, instructed by Wall road Journal reporter G. Pascal Zachary. pushed via the mythical David Cutler, a picked band of software program engineers sacrifices virtually every thing of their lives to construct a brand new, good, working procedure aimed toward giving Microsoft a platform for progress in the course of the subsequent decade of improvement within the computing business.

similar in lots of how one can the Pulitzer Prize–winning book The Soul of a brand new Machine by Tracy Kidder, Showstopper gets deep contained in the technique of software program improvement, the lives and motivations of coders and the strain to be triumphant coupled with the force for originality and perfection that could pull a various group jointly to create a application together with many thousands of strains of code.

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