By Oliver Sacks,I. Blum
By Oliver Sacks,I. Blum
By Beverley F Ronalds
Telecommunication has gone through remarkable switch in recent years. 2 hundred years in the past, Sir Francis Ronalds foresaw its improvement and imagined a global of "electrical conversations". His next creations, crucial of which come with an early model of the telegraph, have had major influence on smooth dwelling. Little well-known in the past, his notable legacy is dropped at lifestyles via never-before released assets written by way of humans on the subject of the fellow himself.
In this e-book, info of Sir Francis's innovations — overlaying parts as assorted as electric units, climate forecasting, images, artwork, mass construction, or even fishing — are interwoven with own stories of accomplishment. clean mild is shone on controversies and priority in numerous vital discoveries. utilizing either anecdotal and medical proof, it really is written for these attracted to the pursuit of technology within the nineteenth century and the interesting advancements that have proved necessary to the technological revolution of the twenty first century.
By Thomas Hager
on the sunrise of the 20 th century, humanity used to be dealing with worldwide catastrophe: Mass hunger used to be approximately to turn into a truth. a choice went out to the area’ s scientists to discover an answer.
this can be the tale of the 2 males who chanced on it: very good, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. jointly they found the way to make bread out of air, equipped city-sized factories, and kept thousands of lives.
yet their epochal triumph got here at a cost we're nonetheless paying. The Haber-Bosch method was once extensively utilized to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed hundreds of thousands throughout the global wars. either males have been vilified in the course of their lives; either, dissatisfied and disgraced, died tragically.
The Alchemy of Air is the intense, formerly untold tale of a discovery that modified the best way we develop nutrients and the approach we make war–and that offers to proceed shaping our lives in basic and dramatic ways.
By David Valley
By Raymond Flood,Mark McCartney,Andrew Whitaker
By Ronald S. Calinger
This is the 1st full-scale biography of Leonhard Euler (1707–83), one of many maximum mathematicians and theoretical physicists of all time. during this entire and authoritative account, Ronald Calinger connects the tale of Euler's eventful lifestyles to the superb achievements that position him within the corporation of Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss. Drawing mainly on Euler’s colossal released works and correspondence, which fill greater than 80 volumes up to now, this biography units Euler’s paintings in its multilayered context—personal, highbrow, institutional, political, cultural, spiritual, and social. it's a tale of approximately incessant accomplishment, from Euler’s basic contributions to nearly each quarter of natural and utilized mathematics—especially calculus, quantity conception, notation, optics, and celestial, rational, and fluid mechanics—to his developments in shipbuilding, telescopes, ballistics, cartography, chronology, and tune theory.
The narrative takes the reader from Euler’s youth and schooling in Basel via his first interval in St. Petersburg, 1727–41, the place he won a ecu acceptance through fixing the Basel challenge and systematically constructing analytical mechanics. Invited to Berlin through Frederick II, Euler released his recognized Introductio in analysin infinitorum, devised continuum mechanics, and proposed a pulse idea of sunshine. Returning to St. Petersburg in 1766, he created the analytical calculus of diversifications, constructed the main targeted lunar conception of the time that supported Newton’s dynamics, and released the best-selling Letters to a German Princess—all regardless of eye difficulties that led to near-total blindness. In telling the notable tale of Euler and the way his achievements introduced pan-European contrast to the Petersburg and Berlin academies of sciences, the booklet additionally demonstrates with new intensity and element the valuable function of arithmetic within the Enlightenment.
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By Fritjof Capra,C. Capararo
By Olaf Blumberg
By Edoardo Boncinelli
By Sam Pitroda,David Chanoff
Sam Pitroda turned synonymous with the bright-yellow PCO/STD cubicles that sprang up around the nation, and was once dynamo within the Congress equipment within the Eighties. yet his global got here crashing down while he was once dealt one blow after the other—a center assault, fake corruption fees and the assassination of his pricey good friend Rajiv Gandhi. To make issues worse, he discovered that he had run out of money.
This is the surprising and heart-warming tale of the way one guy on the best hits rock bottom—only to upward push back and make a much bigger dent within the world.