Ben Franklin Stilled the Waves: An Informal History of by Charles Tanford

By Charles Tanford

Benjamin Franklin was once the 1st to document the phenomenon of oil's energy to nonetheless bothered waters and to invest on why it occurred. A century later Lord Rayleigh played an analogous scan. Irving Langmuir did it with minor adaptations in 1917, and received a Nobel Prize for it. Then Langmuir's paintings was once by means of a Dutch pediatrician's in 1925. p each one experimenter observed a bit extra within the outcome than his predecessor had visible, and the sciences of physics, chemistry and biology have all been illuminated by means of the paintings. p Charles Tanford displays at the evolving nature of technology and of person scientists. Recounting ideas in each one trial, he follows the vintage test from Franklin's drawing room to our present-day institutionalized medical institutions and speculates at the resulting adjustments in our method of clinical inquiry.

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Letters of Alexander von Humboldt: Written between the Years by Alexander Von Humboldt

By Alexander Von Humboldt

Ludmilla Assing, the niece of Varnhagen von Ense, used to be the editor of this option of letters from Alexander von Humboldt to her uncle - to who Humboldt had entrusted the renovation in their correspondence - within the interval 1827-58. First released in 1860, Letters of Alexander von Humboldt additionally comprises letters from Varnhagen and different special correspondents to Humboldt. a few passages from Varnhagen's diary also are incorporated to provide a bright statement at the letters, which current special documents of Humboldt's lifestyles, job, and conduct of suggestion, and comprise fabrics of unquestionable significance for portraying a correct photo of his brain and personality. the opposite letters inside the quantity illustrate his world wide circle of correspondents. This assortment was once released after the deaths of either Varnhagen and Humboldt. Explanatory notes and a whole index of names accompany this accredited translation from the unique German.

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Thanks For The Memories ... The Truth Has Set Me Free! The by Brice Taylor

By Brice Taylor

This used to be the toughest ebook i've got ever learn - emotionally. I came upon this publication whereas discovering the Kennedy kinfolk. Be ready to confront every thing you've ever believed approximately recognized politicians and celebrities, in particular those people who are held in excessive honor in our society. The newspaper clippings within the appendix provide concrete facts of relationships that whereas analyzing, you could no longer think to be precise. even if Ms. Ford supplies a startling and concise account of her existence as a slave, be ready for the minimization of Ford's sexual abuse and rape through President John F. Kennedy beginning at age TEN! Be ready to examine bestiality and pedophilia. i discovered Ms. Ford's religion in God inspiring. Her religion is so humble and without meaningless platitudes, it purely provides to her believability.
organize your self to head in the course of the having a look Glass.

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John Dee: 1527-1608 by Charlotte Fell Smith

By Charlotte Fell Smith

John Dee (1527 - 1608) is such a lot recognized for his paintings with Edward Kelley in contacting spirits and transcribing angelic language. Smith offers a transparent retelling in their recognized and tempestuous courting and lays to leisure many of the ridiculous tales approximately Dee. Charlotte Smith’s biography attracts from Dee’s inner most diaries and several other of his very important works together with The booklet of the Mysteries and a real and trustworthy Relation, bringing to gentle all his really extraordinary accomplishments. As a guy of serious studying, he fell below the suspicion of his less-gifted contemporaries and suffered rumor or even imprisonment. yet for the main half, he was once rather recognized in his day, serving as mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer to the royal court docket of britain. Smith credit him for starting up the production of England’s nationwide Library. this can be the 1st entire biography of the 14th-century scientist, thinker, and magician. integrated within the publication are eight plates depicting a few of Dee's works and pertinent memorabilia.

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The Radical Durkheim by Frank Pearce

By Frank Pearce

This appraisal of Durkheim's sociological conception indicates how his arguments could be built to increase our figuring out of social and political swap. due to the fact that an incredible difficulty of the e-book is to improve a extra sufficient photo of the parameters in which a possible socialist society might function, there's a continuous connection with the occur and latent socialist parts of Durkheim's notion. the writer produced this synthesis of principles after reading the works of Marx, Weber and Durkheim and coming to the belief that whereas Marx used to be scathing approximately utopian socialism he was once in no way resistant to its risks and this was once quite actual of his snapshot of communism and of its courting to socialism. He finds how Durkheim is helping supply a critique of Marx's proposal of communism and forces socialists to be slightly much less sanguine in regards to the presence and function of the kingdom and legislation in socialist societies. Later it really is proven that while there are major discontinuities among capitalist and socialist societies that there also are continuities in dating to their kinds of order and their most probably assets of disease. the writer signifies that this is able to support socialists produce much less moralistic reviews of capitalism and enhance extra practical and realizeable political programmes.

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Latitude Zero: 40 000 Km Pour Partir a LA Rencontre Du Monde by Mike Horn

By Mike Horn

Lorsqu'il décide de parcourir en solitaire les forty 000 kilomètres de l'équateur, Mike Horn se lance un défi inouï. Des côtes d'Afrique aux portes de l'Asie, en passant par l'immensité du continent américain, il devra traverser trois océans ; autant de jungles impénétrables ; deux sommets de 6 000 mètres ; des can pay en guerre, rongés par l. a. maladie, envahis d'une faune adversarial et d'une flore vénéneuse. Son exigence est stricte : jamais il ne quittera l. a. " range zéro ", jamais il ne s'éloignera de cette ligne imaginaire... Avec cette aventure où le destin du voyageur bascule au gré des tempêtes et des rencontres, Mike Horn se lance dans un violent face-à-face avec le monde : envoûtante de beauté, sa course croisera l'errance des damnés de l. a. terre, des chercheurs d'or de l'Amazonie aux peuples d'Afrique en guerre.

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Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography by Claire Harman

By Claire Harman

The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to unexpected repute with the booklet of her vintage feminist novel Lolly Willowes in 1926, yet by no means grew to become a standard member of London literary existence, pursuing as an alternative an extended writing occupation in her personal individualistic demeanour. Cheerfully defying social norms of the day, Warner lived in an brazenly gay courting with the poet Valentine Ackland for nearly 40 years. jointly, they have been dedicated participants of the Communist celebration and travelled two times to Spain through the Civil struggle, yet Warner paid for her outspokenness with years of overlook, and channelled a lot of her emotional and highbrow power into letters, poems and heart-breaking diaries that remained unpublished in the course of her lifetime. during this enchanting and enlightening biography, Claire Harman tells the tale of Warner's extraordinary existence and restores her to her rightful position as considered one of Britain's most unusual and really good writers

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