By Michael Pupin
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Michael Pupin's was once a certainly American tale, the lifelong trip of a boy from rural Serbia, from a city so tiny it seemed on no maps, who grew to become one of many maximum scientists of the early twentieth century, altering the lives of individuals across the world together with his technological innovations-he invented the healing X-ray and made mobilephone communications functional and inexpensive-and supporting to invent the fashionable international we all know this present day. First released in 1922, Pupin's autobiography gained the Pulitzer Prize in 1924, yet Pupin's insightful and incisive phrases are their very own maximum recommendation.
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American physicist and author MICHAEL IDVORSKY PUPIN (1858-1935) was once born in Serbia and emigrated to the USA as undefined. As a professor and researcher at Columbia collage, he invented sonar and made vital discoveries within the fields of X-ray physics and telecommunications.
By Siddhartha Mukherjee,Roberto Serrai
L'imperatore del male è los angeles storia dell'epica lotta contro il cancro. los angeles cronaca degli sforzi in line with debellare una malattia antica – un pace clandestina, quasi da non nominare – che oggi è un'entità multiforme, pervasa di una profonda valenza metaforica, medica, scientifica e politica. Questa «biografia» vuole comprenderne los angeles personalità e demistificarne il comportamento according to capire se sia possibile sradicarla in line with sempre dai nostri corpi e dalla nostra società.
Premio Pulitzer nel 2011, L'imperatore del male è un libro rigoroso, animato dalla scrittura ammaliante e dalla tensione narrativa di un autore straordinario, ma anche dalla pietas di un grande medico. Nato come diario di un anno in ospedale, racconta di vittorie e sconfitte, di offensive seguite da altre offensive, di eroismo e superbia, di spirito di sopravvivenza e capacità di recupero; e, inevitabilmente, dei feriti, dei condannati, dei dimenticati, dei caduti.
By Robert H. Simpson,Neal M. Dorst
For Simpson this used to be only one of his many pioneering explorations of hurricanes and severe storms. Over his decades-long profession his study ended in nice leaps in our knowing of tropical meteorology and our method of typhoon defense. He used to be the 1st director of the nationwide typhoon examine venture and the second director of the nationwide storm heart, even though he should be top often called co-creator of the generally used Saffir-Simpson typhoon Scale, regularly occurring to a person who has heard a reporter use the phrases “category five.”
Simpson’s memoirs take readers from his event with the Corpus Christi typhoon of 1919 to his travels to review climate around the globe. alongside the best way he crosses paths with different climate greats, together with his trailblazing spouse, meteorologist Joanne Simpson. Hurricane Pioneer is a riveting first-hand account at a progressive time in meteorology.
By Anatoly B. Schmidt
This is a memoir of a former Soviet physicist of Jewish descent who got here to the united states as a vacationer and have become a monetary quant. It’s in most cases an émigré tale. It has a few unhappy pages approximately my kin who fled from Nazi Germany and landed in Gulag. My descendants won’t locate their roots on Ancestry.com; I’ve written this piece for them, too. This booklet is additionally a story of a guy who desired to be a scientist and have become one. ultimately, there's a gallery of my failed relationships with a expectantly satisfied finishing (I hold palms crossed).
“Papa, your lifestyles is your paintings and but you write in general approximately women,” my daughter stated. there's a few fact in her phrases and that i placed them within the epigraph.
“You seem to have had an inherently attention-grabbing life,” one autonomous writer said. She rejected my ebook anyway.
“Biographies don’t promote until you’re a celebrity,” one other writer expert me. might be; I’m now not within the advertising and marketing enterprise (you already recognize that). I’ve written this ebook after i began having flashes of my reminiscence that didn’t leave. I placed them onto paper yet they're nonetheless with me.
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Cedar Knolls NJ, October 2012.
By David Fisichella
An engineer whose lifestyles is in shambles meets a blind oceanographer who spends her existence at sea. during this memoir in their courtship, David Fisichella writes of technology, love, experience, and threat at the ocean. He survives heavy climate, an equator crossing, and a pirate assault off the coast of Somalia. He learns how scientists examine ocean physics and why their study is so vital, how humans reside for months on a crowded boat, and what it skill to be operating for, and courting, the manager scientist. instructed with humor, gritty info, and a clean experience of ask yourself approximately our oceans.
By Jole Shackelford
Oxford graphics in technology is an on-going sequence of medical biographies for teens. Written through most sensible students and writers, every one biography examines the character of its topic in addition to the idea approach resulting in his or her discoveries. those illustrated biographies mix available technical info with compelling own tales to painting the scientists whose paintings has formed our realizing of the traditional world.
By Kyle William Loshure
By Corrado Lamberti
Lo aspetta l. a. direttrice, alla quale deve sottoporre il progetto di una nuova rivista dal taglio divulgativo.
Catapultato dal caso in un'avventura editoriale, l'improvvisato redattore si presenta con l. a. preoccupazione di chi sta consistent with affrontare un esame troppo difficile, ma advert accoglierlo trova una signora sorridente e schietta, entusiasta dell'idea di diffondere l'astronomia tra il pubblico degli appassionati.
Un incontro che gli cambierà los angeles vita e darà inizio a una lunga collaborazione e a una profonda amicizia.
Ripercorrendo i momenti più significativi del loro rapporto, Corrado Lamberti offre in questo libro un ritratto di Margherita Hack nel quale mette in luce i tanti insegnamenti che ne ha ricevuto.
Lo sguardo affettuoso e acuto dell'allievo segue los angeles maestra nel tenace e appassionato lavoro, nell'appuntamento quotidiano con los angeles colonia di gatti da sfamare, nel confronto con i colleghi universitari, nelle passeggiate sul Carso e nella relazione affettiva e professionale con Aldo, il suo compagno.
E anche nei momenti meno gloriosi della sua vita, come quello dei pasti, quando Margherita e Aldo, in una cucina tristemente sfornita di cibo che non sia quello in line with gli amati felini, cuociono in acqua fredda una generosa porzione di spaghetti, che trasferiranno maldestramente nei piatti con l'aiuto di due forchette, ignorando del tutto l'uso dello scolapasta!
Un racconto brioso e ricco di informazioni e aneddoti che ricostruisce il periodo d'oro delle riviste di astronomia e invita a scoprire los angeles preziosa eredità della più amata delle scienziate italiane.
By Andrew Brown
Bernal's stressed power and mythical mind took him a long way past technological know-how. An staggering polymath and a fervent Marxist, he used to be one of many vital figures in a sophisticated intelligentsia in an age of extremes. the tale of Bernal's existence displays the intense political and highbrow weather within which he lived. He used to be witness to (and frequently all in favour of) many of the nice occasions of the twentieth century: the Easter uprising, schooldays within the nice struggle, the anti-fascist flow, the Second
World battle, pacifist reasons and nuclear disarmament throughout the chilly warfare. He used to be a pioneer of Operational examine in the course of WW2 and made the 1st target analyses of the consequences of bombing on towns. As this biography exhibits, he performed an important function in making plans the D-Day landings, arriving secretly
on the Normandy shores himself an afternoon later. After the warfare, he turned a global ambassador for Marxism, technological know-how, and peace, and used to be one of many few males acquainted with Downing highway, the White residence and the Kremlin.
Brown's biography units out a existence richly and completely lived. approximately each vital British scientist of the mid-third of the twentieth century looks in its pages, besides artists (Picasso, Hepworth), writers (Leonard and Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, Pablo Neruda) and statesmen (Churchill, Khrushchev, Mao, and Nehru). This compelling account attracts on remarkable entry to Bernal's papers and conflict experiences to piece jointly a stunning snapshot of Bernal: his Irish Catholic youth, his Cambridge
years, his examine, his commitment to technological know-how, his highbrow brilliance, his blind, dependable dedication to Marxism, his unorthodox Bohemian love lifestyles. yet especially, the Bernal who emerges from this frequently severe account is a guy not just of outstanding psychological powers yet of significant warmth,
kindness, and humanity.
By Desmond King-Hele