Download Mayday: Seenotretter über ihre dramatischsten Einsätze by Stefan Krücken,Jochen Pioch,Enver Hirsch,Thomas Steuer PDF

By Stefan Krücken,Jochen Pioch,Enver Hirsch,Thomas Steuer

Sie fahren raus in den Sturm, wenn alle anderen Schiffe längst im Hafen liegen. Sie riskieren alles, um anderen zu helfen. für Fischer und Seeleute sind sie vor der Küste die letzte Lebensversicherung. Und mancher von ihnen hat dafür einen hohen Preis bezahlt.

In Mayday berichten Seenotretter von ihren Einsätzen, ihrem Mut und ihren Ängsten. Einer struggle selbst im Sturm verschollen, einer verlor seinen Bruder an die See. Diese Männer nehmen uns mit an Bord ihrer Kreuzer und sie teilen mit uns ihre Erinnerungen. Ein Buch als Denkmal für Helden auf See, die keine Helden sein wollen.

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Download Galileo's Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy by Mario Biagioli PDF

By Mario Biagioli

In six brief years, Galileo Galilei went from being a a little vague arithmetic professor working a scholar boarding apartment in Padua to a celebrity within the court docket of Florence to the recipient of risky cognizance from the Inquisition for his help of Copernicanism. In that short interval, Galileo made a sequence of astronomical discoveries that reshaped the talk over the actual nature of the heavens: he deeply transformed the practices and standing of astronomy with the advent of the telescope and pictorial proof, proposed a thorough reconfiguration of the connection among theology and astronomy, and remodeled himself from collage mathematician into courtroom philosopher.

Galileo's tools of Credit proposes radical new interpretations of a number of key episodes of Galileo's occupation, together with his early telescopic discoveries of 1610, the dispute over sunspots, and the clash with the Holy place of work over the connection among Copernicanism and Scripture. Galileo's strategies in this time shifted as speedily as his situations, argues Mario Biagioli, and the speed of those adjustments pressured him to reply speedily to the possibilities and dangers posed via unexpected innovations, extra discoveries, and the interventions of his opponents.

Focusing at the points of Galileo's medical lifestyles that reach past the framework of court docket tradition and patronage, Biagioli bargains a revisionist account of the several platforms of exchanges, communique, and credibility at paintings in numerous stages of Galileo's occupation. Galileo's tools of Credit will locate thankful readers between students of technology reviews, ancient epistemology, visible stories, Galilean technology, and overdue Renaissance astronomy.

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Download Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age by Patricia Rife,J.A. Wheeler PDF

By Patricia Rife,J.A. Wheeler

This biography of Lise Meitner (1878-1968), the Austrian Jewish woman physicist on the center of the invention of nuclear fission, additionally appears at significant advancements in physics in the course of her lifestyles. Meitner was once a colleague and good friend of many giants of twentieth century physics: Max Planck, her Berlin mentor, Einstein, von Laue, Marie Curie, Chadwick, Pauli and Bohr. She was once the 1st lady to earn a Ph.D. in physics on the college of Vienna, a pioneer within the learn of radioactive techniques and, along with her nephew Otto Robert Frisch, an interpreter of the method of nuclear fission in 1938. but on the finish of worldwide struggle II, her colleague of thirty years, radiochemist Otto Hahn on my own was once provided the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the “discovery” of nuclear fission — a discovery in accordance with years of analysis within which Meitner used to be at once concerned earlier than her mystery 1938 get away from Nazi Germany to Sweden.

“A tale of 1 of the part dozen such a lot impressive ladies of the 20 th century.” — John Archibald Wheeler, Princeton University

“Patricia Rife’s biography really brings Meitner to lifestyles, either as a scientist and as a woman... Rife weaves Meitner’s own struggles into the social and political cloth of her instances. for instance, the tale of Meitner’s early occupation is informed opposed to the backdrop of the advance of the hot physics, with ample illumination of the restricted customers for girls scientists within the German-speaking global through the early 20th century. while Meitner's tale enters the Nazi period — together with her get away from Germany — it really is as riveting because the most sensible novel.” — Catherine Westfall, expertise and Culture

“A well-written, thorough, readable and engrossing work.” — Gary Goldstein, Peace and alter: a magazine of Peace Research

“Rife has produced a thrilling publication, which reads like a singular and he or she offers justice to Meitner’s lifestyles packed with technology and human stories... [The] e-book is a gorgeous tribute to an excellent scientist; it has much to coach us approximately our international; and it's a nice learn. I warmly suggest it to each person drawn to technology and in history.” — Structural Chemistry

“Lise Meitner involves existence as writer Rife skillfully weaves social, political, and clinical occasions right into a well-researched and documented paintings. Lists of Meitner’s awards and guides and an intensive bibliography entire this glorious book.” — organization of girls in technology Magazine

“The dramatic story of the invention of nuclear fission at the eve of WWII... not only a narrative of ideas... but in addition of the social and highbrow milieu during which those principles have been built. it's also the tale of the way a shy, self-effacing younger girl, via expertise and tough paintings, turned a world-class scientist... Rife tells this tale very well.” — The Antioch Review

“The specific benefit of Rife’s biography of Austrian physicist Meitner is that it locations her existence and paintings in the old context... it truly is complete, more often than not sincerely written... and applicable for undergraduate scholars. barely enough technological know-how is incorporated as to clarify the importance of her work... wide bibliography, informative footnotes.” — Choice

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Download Les carnets d’un astrophysicien: À l’écoute des étoiles by Jean-René Roy PDF

By Jean-René Roy

Ce livre décrit le parcours professionnel d’un astronome québécois reconnu mondialement, Jean-René Roy, en parallèle avec l’évolution fascinante des connaissances astronomiques du milieu du XXe siècle à nos jours. Un témoignage hors du commun : « Je suis astronome. J’ai goé plus d’un millier de nuits à observer étoiles et galaxies au télescope. J’ai contemplé los angeles voûte céleste à partir de sommets de montagnes et de grands déserts qui offraient des views célestes sans pareilles. Je me suis souvent call foré qui d’autre pouvait être là dans les profondeurs cosmiques, quelque half autour d’une autre étoile, dans une autre galaxie, observant et explorant comme mes collègues et moi ici, l’univers, peut-être en pointant ses tools vers notre galaxie, l. a. Voie lactée. Quelqu’un par hasard aurait-il porté recognition au Soleil et à ses microscopiques planètes ?
Avec vous lecteur filant vertigineusement sur un tout petit aspect bleu dans l’espace sidéral, je partage dans les pages qui suivent quelques parcours terrestres et périples cosmiques comme je les conterais à un interlocuteur cosmique. »

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Download Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds by Clifford Pickover PDF

By Clifford Pickover

Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a trip around the centuries because it explores the eponymous actual laws--from Archimedes' legislation of Buoyancy and Kepler's legislation of Planetary movement to Heisenberg's Uncertainty precept and Hubble's legislation of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our daily lives and our knowing of the universe.
Throughout this attention-grabbing booklet, Clifford Pickover invitations us to proportion within the extraordinary adventures of superb, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers grow to be a desirable, varied, and occasionally eccentric staff of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a probably countless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of assorted parts in technology. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange skills from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their rules, inflicting major own pain. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, supplying short and cogent introductions to the technology in the back of the legislation in addition to attractive biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he comprises attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits on the subject of the legislations or lawgiver, and he presents cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the booklet. For numerous entries, he comprises basic numerical examples and solved difficulties in order that readers may have a hands-on realizing of the applying of the law.
A sweeping survey of medical discovery in addition to an fascinating portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in historical past, this brilliant quantity will have interaction each person drawn to technological know-how and the actual international or within the amazing creativity of those really good thinkers.

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Download Machiavelli: oder Die Kunst der Macht (German Edition) by Volker Reinhardt PDF

By Volker Reinhardt

Volker Reinhardt legt mit diesem Buch die erste Biographie über Machiavelli seit Jahrzehnten vor. Er beschreibt dessen Kindheit und Jugend im Florenz der Renaissance, den Aufstieg zum Politiker und Diplomaten sowie sein Leben als Literat und von den Mächtigen verfolgter Provokateur. Das Ergebnis ist ein neues Bild von Machiavelli als einem Theoretiker der Macht, der in seinem eigenen Leben und Werk auf Macht und Täuschung verzichtete.
Machiavellis Lehre, wie guy Macht erlangt, ist bis heute eine kalte Dusche: ethical, Recht und faith soll der Fürst als Fassade einsetzen, um seine Gegner in falscher Sicherheit zu wiegen. Keinesfalls darf er selbst daran glauben. Viele haben sich voller Abscheu von Machiavelli abgewandt, aber es gibt auch eine Reihe von Bewunderern, die von Friedrich Nietzsche über Hannah Arendt bis zu heutigen Nutzanwendungen für den Alltag reicht. Wie lebt jemand, der die Techniken der Macht durchschaut, aber selbst keine Macht hat? Volker Reinhardt zeigt, dass sich hinter dem illusionslosen Zyniker Machiavelli ein Idealist verbirgt, der an die perfekte Republik und das gute Leben glaubt. Gerade dieser Machiavelli hat uns bis heute etwas zu sagen.

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Download The Chance of War by Brian Gillham PDF

By Brian Gillham

In every one decade following the tip of worldwide conflict II books were released that take as their topic the position of technology and engineering within the clash. those books have all had issues in universal. they've been occupied with the technology and engineering instead of with the scientists and the engineers. moreover the scientists were overwhelmingly actual scientists. the opportunity of conflict has been written with a spotlight at the women and men who did the paintings whether or not they have been chemists, engineers, nutritionists, pathologists, physiologists, physicists, psychologists or had left university with little or no clinical schooling. With exceptions every one bankruptcy takes as its textual content a person or small crew of people and locations their wartime efforts within the context in their life’s paintings: how they have been capable of take the opportunity of warfare and the way their wartime adventure ended in post-war fulfilment (or on occasion failure).

Highlights of the textual content include

• A therapy of the very important position performed by way of girls in global battle II that is going way past traditional bills of the SOE, the land military and radar operators. The dietary rehabilitation of the prisoners at Belsen, the elucidation of the chemical constitution of penicillin, the simplest how one can hire the radar-foxing machine referred to as ‘Window’, the garage of blood for mass transfusion and the upkeep of announces through the BBC.
• A learn of the administration of dietary issues with a different concentrate on Sheffield’s ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ and the research, utilizing a contemporary machine set of rules, of the rations carried via the lengthy diversity wilderness Group.
• an outline of the little-known yet very important half performed via psychologists within the knowing of the constitution of human vigilance and within the mental examine of evacuees.
• An acknowledgement of the crucial half performed by means of the non-scientist within the technological know-how and expertise of global struggle II. The barrister, the tree doctor, the hat-trimmer and the penicillin girls.
• The tragic loss to the country as a result of the wartime loss of life of the inventor of stereophonic recording and sound transmission.

The readership for the opportunity of warfare is predicted to be varied. it's going to contain readers of money owed of global struggle II, those that like technology truth books awarded for the layman whist now not compromising the technology content material and the viewers for biography.

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Download John Frank Stevens: Civil Engineer (Railroads Past and by Clifford Foust PDF

By Clifford Foust

One of America's optimal civil engineers of the previous a hundred and fifty years, John Frank Stevens was once a railway reconnaissance and placement engineer whose recognition was once made at the Canadian Pacific and nice Northern strains. Self-taught and pushed via a bulldog tenacity of goal, he was once employed via Theodore Roosevelt as leader engineer of the Panama Canal, making a technical success a long way sooner than its time. Stevens additionally served for greater than 5 years because the head of the USA Advisory fee of Railway specialists to Russia and as a specialist who contributed to many engineering feats, together with the keep an eye on of the Mississippi River after the disastrous floods of 1927 and building of the Boulder (Hoover) Dam. Drawing on Stevens’s surviving own papers and fabrics from initiatives with which he used to be linked, Clifford Foust deals an illuminating inspect the lifetime of an finished civil engineer.

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Download Heini Holzer. Meine Spur, mein Leben: Grenzgänge eines by Markus Larcher,Heini Holzer,Reinhold Messner PDF

By Markus Larcher,Heini Holzer,Reinhold Messner

Heini Holzer battle der Steilwandfahrer der Siebzigerjahre. Als Gratwanderer zwischen Erfolgszwang und Todessehnsucht battle er einer der ersten und besten seiner Zunft.
Am four. Juli 1977 starb er im adjust von 32 Jahren beim Versuch, die Nordostwand des Piz Roseg in der Berninagruppe zu befahren. Es warfare seine 104. Steilwandfahrt.
Holzer warfare ein außergewöhnlicher Mensch: Aus einfachsten Verhältnissen stammend, klein von Statur, aber zäh und willensstark, bewältigte er höchste Schwierigkeitsgrade in Eis und Fels. Als Hirte und Kaminkehrer blieb er aus Überzeugung novice, spielte aber in den Sechziger- und Siebzigerjahren im Wettbewerb um Erstbesteigungen und -befahrungen der verbliebenen weißen Flecken der Alpen ganz vorne mit. Sein Können als Kletterer stellte er unter anderem als Seilgefährte von Sepp Mayerl, Peter Habeler oder Günther und Reinhold Messner unter Beweis. Seine Welt warfare jene des VI. Schwierigkeitsgrades (damals der höchste) und der 55°-Wände. Im Steilwandfahren entwickelte er seinen eigenen Stil und befuhr die Wände nur, nachdem er sie im Aufstieg bezwungen hatte. Niemals bediente er sich eines Helikopters.

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Download Ein Leben voller Staunen: Anne Devillard im Gespräch mit by Anne Devillard PDF

By Anne Devillard

Hans-Peter Dürr ist nicht nur einer der renommiertesten Quantenphysiker unserer Zeit, der Schüler und Nachfolger Werner Heisenbergs ist mit seinen eighty four Jahren auch erkenntnis-theoretisch und gesellschaftspolitisch ausgesprochen engagiert. Als Mitglied des membership of Rome und Träger des Alternativen Nobelpreises oder correct Livelihood Awards ist er jedoch vor allem eines – sehr menschlich geblieben.

1929 geboren, erlebte Hans-Peter Dürr die Gräuel des Zweiten Weltkrieges als youngster und damit unmittelbar. Welche entscheidenden Folgen hatte diese Erfahrung auf seine Jugend und sein späteres Leben? Welche Lebensphilosophie zog er aus dieser Zeit? Welche Botschaft möchte er jungen Menschen heute vermitteln?

Das vorliegende Buch, das im Gespräch mit dem Erkenntnistheoretiker aber auch Forschungskritiker entstand, gibt Einblick in das Leben eines großen Wissenschaftlers und Denkers, eines Zweiflers und Mahners, jedoch letztlich unerschrockenen Optimisten.

Dabei wird eines besonders deutlich: Es sind die Begegnungen und Gespräche mit anderen Menschen, der gegenseitige Austausch und die Öffnung füreinander, die Hans-Peter Dürrs Weltsicht und Leben geprägt haben. Und so kommen in diesem Buch auch Hannah Arendt, Edward Teller, Werner Heisenberg, Michael Gorbatschow, Ben Zander oder auch Richard Baker Roshi zu Wort – in besonderem Maße jedoch Hans-Peter Dürrs Lebensgefährtin Sue.

"Hinter jedem erfolgreichen Mann steht eine starke Frau", so ein bekannter Spruch. Im Falle von Hans-Peter Dürr ist es stimmiger zu fragen: Welche starke Frau steht an seiner Seite? In Betrachtung ihres gemeinsamen Lebens wird erstmals ersichtlich, welch großen Einfluss Sue Dürr auf die Weltsicht und Haltung dieses außergewöhnlichen Menschen und unverbesserlichen Weltverbesserers genommen hat.

Hans-Peter Dürrs Biografie verdeutlicht die Kunst, selbst aus schweren Zeiten ein kluges Leben abzuleiten. Ein Leben in großem Respekt vor dem anderen, jedoch mit Hingabe und Willen zur Veränderung.

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