By Clifford A. Pickover
By Clifford A. Pickover
By Mary Orr
Arguing that Flaubert used to be imagining his personal epoch during the eyes of a visionary saint within the fourth century advert, Orr elucidates the dialogues among faith and technological know-how which are the dynamic of the paintings for the 1st time. She additionally insists at the meticulous accuracy and inventive representations of the technology of the paintings, proposing--in the "remapping" analogy of her subtitle--that Flaubert's Temptation is a paradigm of nineteenth-century French, and certainly eu, "literary science."
For nineteenth-century French and Flaubert experts, this booklet then demanding situations bought serious knowledge on a couple of fronts. via his not going protagonist-visionary, Flaubert's "realism," "anti-clericalism" and "orientalism" are all given new airings within the spiritual and medical proof of the 1874 Temptation, as certainly in his "temptation" to jot down the lifetime of his times.
By Arthur Peacocke
Arthur Peacocke, eminent priest-scientist, has accumulated 13 of his essays for this quantity. formerly released in numerous educational journals and edited books, the provocative essays extend upon the subject of the evolution of nature, humanity, and trust. they're grouped in 3 parts.
By Alex Hills
Wi-Fi and the undesirable Boys of Radio takes us again to while the net used to be first rising in popularity, electronic mail took ten mins to load up, and mobile phones have been vast and unwieldy. yet Alex Hills had a imaginative and prescient: humans wearing small hand-held units that have been continuously attached. His unwavering goal used to be to alter the best way we use the web.
After being a teenage "ham operator" and bringing radio, television and phone carrier to the Eskimos of northern Alaska, Dr. Hills led a small band of innovators to beat "the undesirable boys of radio" - the devilishly unpredictable habit of radio waves - and construct the community that may turn into the forerunner to present day wireless.
"I be aware of of nobody so able to telling the wireless tale and explaining so basically how the know-how works. Alex Hills is bound to seize the general public mind's eye with this new book."
~ Jim Geier, primary advisor, Wireless-Nets, Ltd. and wireless writer
"Alex Hills has contributed to the constructing international and to constructing complex instant know-how at one of many world's such a lot tech-savvy universities. engaged on either frontiers, Dr. Hills pioneered instant net and introduced a revolution within the method the area communicates. His tale of ways we "cut the wire" starts off in a spot the place there have been no cords first of all -- distant Alaska."
~ Mead Treadwell, Lieutenant Governor of Alaska and previous Chair, usa Arctic study fee
Alex Hills is exotic carrier Professor of Engineering & Public coverage and electric & machine Engineering at Carnegie Mellon collage. Dr. Hills is usually invited to talk at conventions, meetings, college seminars, company education classes, and group occasions. His talks, with their brilliant tales and transparent motives of know-how, were well-received through audiences in the course of the usa and in additional than twenty overseas nations. An inventor with 11 patents, Dr. Hills can write and converse in technical jargon. yet in his writing, as in his talks, he speaks to every person -- technical experts and the general public alike. humans of all backgrounds were enthusiastic about his contributions to medical American and IEEE Spectrum magazines -- articles that designate know-how in a method that's transparent to any reader.
By Conevery Bolton Valencius
By A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Fans of The Jetsons, megastar Trek, and Star
Wars will study the evidence in the back of the fiction via entries that describe
the clinical innovations and methods at the display, and the way they differ
from the truth. Van Riper exhibits us who innovators like Charles Darwin,
Benjamin Franklin, and Isaac Newton fairly have been ahead of they have been mythologized.
He discusses how animals similar to chimpanzees, dolphins, and elephants are
portrayed in books and flicks, and what we actually find out about animal
intelligence. This ebook lifts the curtain on technology fiction, revealing how and
where clinical legislation were discarded for the sake of a superb plot.
By Alexander Lünen,Charles Travis
With the “spatial flip” in complete swing within the humanities, and plenty of historians facing spatial and geographical questions, one might imagine GIS will be welcomed with open palms. but there looks no normal anticipation by means of historians of applying GIS as a examine device. As pointed out, HGIS are renowned mainly between historic Geographers and Social and monetary Historians. The latter disciplines appear to be predestined to exploit such software program throughout the frequent quantitative technique those disciplines have hired commonly. different historic sub-disciplines, comparable to old historical past, also are very open to this rising know-how because the shortage of written resources during this box should be mitigated by way of inferences made of an HGIS that has archaeological info kept in it, for instance. In so much of contemporary background, in spite of the fact that, using GIS is never obvious. The highbrow gain GIS might lead to turns out no longer be obvious to students from this sub-discipline (and others).
This ebook desires to examine and speak about this controversy. Why does the broader historian neighborhood now not embody GIS extra conveniently? whereas one can't deny that the methodologies associated with a GIS persist with geographical paradigms instead of historic ones, the opportunity of GIS as a 'killer application' for electronic old scholarship can be visible.
This booklet brings jointly authors from Geography and background to debate the price of GIS for historic learn. the point of interest, notwithstanding, are not at the "how", yet at the "why" of GIS in history.
By Daniel J. Cohen
Throughout background, program instead of abstraction has been the renowned motive force in arithmetic. From the compass and sextant to partial differential equations, mathematical advances have been spurred via the need for greater navigation instruments, weaponry, and building equipment. however the non secular upheaval in Victorian England and the fledgling usa opened the way in which for the rediscovery of natural arithmetic, a convention rooted in old Greece.
In Equations from God, Daniel J. Cohen captures the origins of the rebirth of summary arithmetic within the highbrow quest to upward push above universal lifestyles and contact the brain of the deity. utilizing an array of released and personal resources, Cohen indicates how philosophers and mathematicians seized upon the gorgeous simplicity inherent in mathematical legislation to reconnect with the divine and strains the direction wherein the divinely encouraged arithmetic of the Victorian period begot later secular philosophies.
By James Robinson
By Fleeming Jenkin
This e-book offers «The Atomic concept of Lucretius», from Fleeming Jenkin. A dynamic desk of contents permits to leap on to the bankruptcy selected.
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