The Solvay Conferences on Physics: Aspects of the by Jagdish Mehra

By Jagdish Mehra

Jagdish Mehra's ancient account of the Solvay meetings from 1911 to 1973 demonstrates not just the good effect which those meetings have had at the improvement of contemporary physics, however it additionally exhibits essentially how far-sighted and good­ deliberate have been the intentions of Ernest Solvay whilst he took the initiative for organizing a brand new kind of overseas meetings. unlike the traditional conferences within which stories are given at the profitable answer of medical difficulties, the Solvay meetings have been conceived to assist at once in fixing particular difficulties of surprising trouble. the significance of the quantum constitution of Nature had turn into good below­ stood already by means of 1911, yet at the moment there has been no wish for a solution to the ex­ tremely tricky new questions posed via the atomic phenomena. the hot meetings may still as a result be dedicated basically to thorough discussions of such difficulties be­ tween a small variety of the main useful physicists, and Ernest Solvay was once guided by means of the wish that the discussions could finally bring about a true and tremendous growth. The earliest Solvay meetings which I attended have been these of 1927, 1930 and 1933, and so they served this goal super good. In 1926 the mathematical formalism of quantum-and wave-mechanics approached its ultimate form, however the interpretation used to be nonetheless arguable. Schrodinger was hoping that his subject waves can be regarded as waves in 3-dimensional area and time, and that the discontinuous characteristic of quantum 'jumps' will be refrained from thereby.

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About the Holy Bible by Robert G. Ingersoll

By Robert G. Ingersoll

The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll by way of the prepared Christian Church from the instant he made his first assertion from the pulpit. And, despite their unanimous rejection, his phrases continue to exist via this present day. As proven during this textual content his prose was once terse, biting, slicing and a little smug for he felt it used to be his function to convey the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra reasonable realm. Deemed as being written hundreds of thousands of years after the actual fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of folks stories that have been passed down by means of a handful of people that, for his or her personal harmony and value, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no medical facts that his statements have validity (other than easy good judgment) he asks the questions that experience prompted the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo even though Darwin through...

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Herbert Butterfield: Historian As Dissenter by C.T. McIntire

By C.T. McIntire

Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979) was once a big British historian and spiritual philosopher whose principles, specifically his thought of a "Whig interpretation of history", stay deeply influential. during this highbrow biography - the 1st finished examine of Butterfield - C.T. McIntire specializes in the inventive methods that lay at the back of Butterfield's highbrow accomplishments. Drawing on his investigations into Butterfield's great and numerous output of released and unpublished paintings, McIntire explores Butterfield's principles and techniques. He describes Butterfield's lifelong devotion to his Methodist religion and exhibits how his Christian spirituality lively his historic paintings. He additionally strains the topic of dissent that ran via Butterfield's existence and paintings, proposing a guy who discovered himself at odds with triumphing convictions approximately historical past, morality, politics, faith, and educating, a guy who increased the proposal of dissent into an ethic of residing in rigidity with any proven process.

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American Revolution: biographies by Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell

By Linda Schmittroth, Mary Kay Rosteck, Stacy A. McConnell

Profiles sixty women and men who have been key avid gamers at the British or American aspect of the yankee Revolution, from John Adams, who turned the second one president, to Eliza Wilkinson, who wrote of the day British squaddies looted her South Carolina domestic.

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Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2009 by Mark Grossman

By Mark Grossman

Starting with Frederick Muhlenberg in 1789 and stretching to Nancy Pelosi, the 1st woman Speaker of the home, this new reference paintings offers particular insurance of this crucial political place. Presiding over the home of Representatives and moment the USA presidential line of succession, this place has specific impression over US politics.

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With Thackeray in America by Eyre Crowe

By Eyre Crowe

The British painter Eyre Crowe chronicled, via phrases and images, his six-month American travel with William Makepeace Thackeray. Crowe observed Thackeray within the surprising position of his secretary throughout the latter's lecture journey around the usa in 1852-3, and his illustrated account was once released in 1893 - thirty years after the writer's loss of life - lower than the name, With Thackeray In the USA. Crowe relates that the well known humourist requested him to accompany him for the easy cause that 'Six months tumbling in regards to the international will do you no harm.' an enduring and remarkable partnership used to be shaped, and the main points of the journey have been preserved in Crowe's a laugh working statement in addition to in his artwork.

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Agitprop : the life of an American working-class radical : by Eugene V. Dennett

By Eugene V. Dennett

Agitprop is the memoir of a Washington nation maritime and metal employee who was once an established activist within the American Federation of work, the Congress of business corporations, and the Communist get together. Born to a Massachusetts operating classification socialist kin, Dennett is an idealist who sought to unify theoretical precept, coverage, and perform in his way of life. His lifestyles tale embodies broader issues that make this publication an allegorical depiction of 1 man's trip via twentieth century working-class the US.

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Through Hazel Eyes by Heather Hummel

By Heather Hummel

Via Hazel Eyes is a trip of existence during the eyes of Madison Ragnar, a highschool English instructor who's suffering to get over an emotionally abusive courting. Madison s speckled view of the area is visible via her stricken scholars, a fellow instructor, an exciting guy who enters her existence, and a haunting prior. but every little thing comes into concentration while she learns to belief in herself for the 1st time in thirty years. Madison discovers that the main commanding function performed all through our lives is destiny. there are occasions after we embody it, instances once we curse it, and constantly instances once we are blinded through it. because of blinding destiny, Madison s prior catches as much as her, and with assistance from her scholars, she learns why a mockingbird is worthier than a diamond ring. as the iris is the tunnel to our souls, this is often the place we glance in others to discover unstated solutions. it's the whites of our eyes that carry our sacred secrets and techniques, and understanding that the iris will expose all, the white continues to be natural. Madison Ragnar, via Hazel Eyes.

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