Called by the Wild: The Autobiography of a Conservationist by Raymond F. Dasmann, Paul R. Ehrlich

By Raymond F. Dasmann, Paul R. Ehrlich

15 b/w images A pioneer in overseas conservation and natural world ecology, Raymond Dasmann released his first booklet, the influential textual content Environmental Conservation, while the time period "environment" used to be little identified and "conservation" to most folks easily intended holding or storing. This pleasant memoir tells the tale of an unpretentious guy who helped create and form contemporary environmental circulation. starting from Dasmann's travels to ecological hotspots world wide to his improvement of ideas reminiscent of bioregionalism and ecotourism, this autobiography is a narrative of foreign conservation motion and intrigue, a relocating love tale, and a gripping chronicle of a superb existence. Dasmann takes us from his boyhood days in San Francisco within the early Twenties to his action-packed army provider in Australia in the course of global struggle II, the place he met his destiny spouse, Elizabeth. After returning to the USA, Dasmann obtained his doctorate as a conservation biologist whilst the sphere was once simply being constructed. Dasmann left the security of academia to paintings with conservation organisations world wide, together with the United international locations, and has performed fieldwork in Africa, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, and California. This ebook is either a memoir and an account of the way Dasmann's considering constructed round matters which are very important at the present time. In attractive conversational language, he stocks his innovations on concerns he has grappled with all through his existence, equivalent to inhabitants development and the query of ways sustainability should be measured, understood, and regained. known as via the Wild tells the tale of an inspirational chance taker who reminds us that "the earth is the one identified nature reserve within the complete universe" and that we needs to discover ways to deal with it as such.

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The Legacy of J.C. Kapteyn: Studies on Kapteyn and the by P. C. Van Der Kruit, Klaas Van Berkel

By P. C. Van Der Kruit, Klaas Van Berkel

Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn (1851-1922) of the college of Groningen was once one of many optimal astronomers of his time, leading to a number one position across the world of Dutch astronomy through the 20th century. This quantity, that is the complaints of a unique `legacy' symposium on the party of the 385th anniversary of the collage of Groningen, addresses Kapteyn's effect at the improvement of contemporary astronomy via reviews of his pioneering paintings on statistical astronomy and the constitution of the Sidereal procedure, and his management in constructing foreign collaborations, particularly the Plan of chosen parts. as well as ancient reports on the topic of Kapteyn's individual, paintings, overseas collaborations and organisational efforts, the quantity discusses the effect of Kapteyn at the internationalisation of astronomy and on modern astronomy. It additionally presents a listing of Kapteyn's correspondence.

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James Watt, Chemist: Understanding the Origins of the Steam by David Philip Miller

By David Philip Miller

Within the Victorian period, James Watt grew to become an iconic engineer, yet in his personal time he was once additionally an influential chemist. Miller examines Watt's illustrious engineering occupation in mild of his parallel curiosity in chemistry, arguing that Watt's belief of steam engineering relied upon chemical understandings. half I of the publication - Representations - examines the way in which James Watt has been portrayed through the years, emphasizing sculptural, pictorial and textual representations from the 19th century. As an immense contributor to the improvement of arguably an important know-how of industrialization, Watt grew to become a logo that many teams of thinkers have been frightened to assert. half II - Realities - makes a speciality of reconstructing the unsung 'chemical Watt' rather than the lionized engineer.

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A Biography of Paul Berg : The Recombinant DNA Controversy by Errol C Friedberg

By Errol C Friedberg

With a Foreword by means of Sydney Brenner (Nobel laureate in body structure or medication, 2002)

This biography info the lifetime of Paul Berg (Emeritus Professor at Stanford University), tracing Berg's existence from beginning, in 1926, to the current, with specified emphasis on his huge, immense clinical contributions, together with being the 1st to strengthen know-how that resulted in gene cloning technology. In 1980, Berg acquired a Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work.

as well as his contributions within the learn laboratory, Berg orchestrated and oversaw a ancient assembly at Asilomar, California that founded on a threatening controversy surrounding the belief by means of the various damaging capability of recombinant DNA know-how. This assembly did a lot to stop this controversy and to install position the legislation of recombinant DNA paintings, therefore placing fears to rest.

The recombinant DNA controversy was once a old end result of the invention of gene cloning. significantly, it represented a paramount instance of medical foresight and due diligence by way of the clinical neighborhood, instead of via regulatory entities within the usa and lots of different nations. the last word attractiveness of gene/DNA cloning ended in a brand new period of contemporary biology that flourishes to the present.

This e-book is aimed basically at scientists and people in education. The ebook strives to easily supply details for the final reader, yet isn't in particular adapted for a basic interpreting audience.

whereas many books conceal the recombinant DNA controversy, none have satisfactorily addressed this historical interval and are usually contradictory in regards to the many who is, where's, and why's concerned. also, the nice majority of those have been written via non-scientists. This biography of Paul Berg offers entry to various archived letters and files at Stanford college no longer formerly addressed, and to the chronology of occasions as recalled and documented via him, in addition to different key personalities, lots of whom have been interviewed.

Readership: Researchers, graduate scholars, undergraduates in existence sciences, drugs and chemistry and lay public.

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Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution by Randal Keynes

By Randal Keynes

"A profoundly relocating publication . . . itself a piece of genius." (Publishing information, united kingdom) In a chest of drawers bequeathed by way of his grandmother, writer Randal Keynes came upon the writing case of Charles Darwin's loved daughter Annie, who died on the age of ten. in the field, one of the usual keepsakes of a Victorian girlhood, have been the notes Darwin saved all through Annie's affliction and the eloquent and devastating eulogy he introduced at her funeral. For Keynes, a great-great grandson of Darwin, Annie's writing case grew to become the purpose of access into the tale of Darwin's kin existence and its impact at the improvement of his innovative knowing of man's position in nature. Keynes takes us into the family's deepest international and attracts on a wealth of formerly unseen fabric to inform the tale of Darwin's domestic existence and his inner most fight together with his religion. quite interesting is the unveiling portrait of Emma, Darwin's wife-a advanced and freethinking girl, in lots of methods sooner than her time. As Darwin's theories proceed to form loads of our pondering the roots of human nature, Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution finds the private adventure from which he drew his so much deeply held rules.

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Sea Legs: Tales Of A Woman Oceanographer by Kathleen Crane

By Kathleen Crane

Sea Legs is the tale of Kathleen Crane, one of many first ladies oceanographers out of UCSD's world-renowned Scripps establishment of Oceanography. by means of turns autobiographical and target, Crane tells how her quest for freedom led her to the ocean and her study of deep-sea underwater volcanoes. due to the trouble of operating within the U.S. gender segregated society through the 70s, she felt her basically clinical destiny lay with cooperation with Europeans or even the Soviet Union through the top of the chilly conflict. within the procedure she grew to become an ''accidental diplomat.''

An explorer, environmentalist, and filmmaker, Crane's tale encompasses the world's oceans, politics, and diplomacy, medical espionage, ships, and a keenness for the flora and fauna. At its center, although, it is a tale approximately humanity and the forces that force humans to persevere, regardless of the chances, and do the issues they love.

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God's Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention by John North

By John North

Clocks turned universal in past due medieval Europe and the dimension of time started to rule lifestyle. God's Clockmaker is a biography of England's maximum medieval scientist, a guy who solved significant sensible and theoretical difficulties to construct a unprecedented and pioneering astronomical and astrological clock. Richard of Wallingford (1292-1336), the son of a blacksmith, was once an excellent mathematician with a genius for the sensible resolution of technical difficulties. educated at Oxford, he turned a monk after which abbot of the nice abbey of St Albans, the place he outfitted his clock. even though as abbot he held nice strength, he was once additionally a sad determine, turning into a leper. His success, however, is a notable instance of the sophistication of medieval technological know-how, according to wisdom passed down from the Greeks through the Arabs.

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The Correspondence of Michael Faraday volumen 4 January by Frank James

By Frank James

The entire Correspondence, so that it will include six volumes, is a landmark source for all historians of technological know-how and expertise. approximately two-thirds of the letters during this 4th quantity are formerly unpublished. They problem Faraday's paintings on such diversified subject matters as terrestrial and atmospheric magnetism, the electrification of lighthouses and the speculation of telegraphic retardation, in addition to suggestion to the govt. at the struggle with Russia, his exclusion from the Sandemanian Church and his perspectives on desk turning. Correspondence with such figures as Thomson, Babbage, Brunel, Schoenbein and Whewell.

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Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution by John Gribbin

By John Gribbin

A energetic, attention-grabbing biography of the daddy of quantum mechanics via the bestselling writer of the technological know-how vintage, In seek of Schrödinger's Cat

Erwin Schrödinger, top recognized for his recognized “Schrödinger's Cat” paradox, is among the most famed physicists of the early 20th century and a member of a brand new new release of quantum physicists, together with Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr. but Schrödinger's medical discoveries merely scratch the outside of what makes him so attention-grabbing. extra rumpled than Einstein, a devotee of jap faith and philosophy, and notorious for his substitute way of life, his significant contribution to physics—and the paintings for which he got the Nobel Prize in 1933—was to some degree a unhappiness to him. Regardless, Schrödinger's masterpiece turned an enormous a part of the hot physics of his time. This publication tells the tale of Schrödinger's unusually colourful lifestyles in the course of probably the most fertile and artistic moments within the background of science.

  • The first obtainable, in-depth biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger
  • Takes you into the center of the quantum revolution and explains the eye-catching global of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of contemporary science
  • Written by means of bestselling writer John Gribbin, one among cutting-edge maximum renowned technological know-how writers whose different books comprise In seek of Schrödinger's Cat , In seek of the Multiverse, and Alone within the Universe

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The great physicists from Galileo to Einstein by George Gamow

By George Gamow

Impressive textual content via one of many twentieth century's ultimate physicists dramatically explains how the primary legislation of actual technological know-how developed, from Pythagoras' discovery of frequency ratios within the sixth century BC to ultra-modern examine on straight forward debris. comprises attention-grabbing biographical facts about Galileo, Newton, Huygens, Einstein and others. 136 illustrations.

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