Download Crystal Clear: The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady by A.M. Glazer,Patience Thomson PDF

By A.M. Glazer,Patience Thomson

Crystal transparent takes you behind the curtain within the lifetime of probably the most trendy scientists of the 20th century, William Lawrence Bragg (WLB) - an leading edge genius, who along with his father, William Henry Bragg (WHB) based and constructed an entire new department of technological know-how, X-ray Crystallography. the most physique of the textual content comprises the hitherto unpublished autobiographies of either WLB and his spouse, Alice. Alice Bragg was once a public determine in her personal correct. She
was Mayor of Cambridge and nationwide Chairman of the wedding assistance Council between different roles. She and WLB have been as various as chalk and cheese. Their autobiographies supplement one another to offer a rounded photo of the genuine personalities at the back of their public visual appeal. They write of their
travels, their kinfolk lifestyles, their pals and their joys and sorrows. They write such a lot of all approximately every one other.

Their more youthful daughter, endurance Thomson, offers anecdotes and vignettes, bringing her mom and dad to lifestyles. She has additionally incorporated extracts from formerly unpublished letters and from articles which Alice Bragg wrote for nationwide newspapers. the result's an strange perception into the lives of 2 special humans. the 2 bills display a desirable interplay among those characters, neither of whom can have accomplished in this scale with out the opposite. there's an underlying love
story right here which humanises and transforms. it is a exact ebook, adopting an unique perspective, with a view to take the reader a ways past the scope of an ordinary biography.

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Download The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and by Thomas Hager PDF

By Thomas Hager

A sweeping historical past of tragic genius, state-of-the-art technology, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that modified billions of lives--including your own.

on the sunrise of the 20th century, humanity was once dealing with international catastrophe: Mass hunger used to be approximately to turn into a truth. a decision went out to the realm’ s scientists to discover an answer.

this is often the tale of the 2 males who discovered it: fabulous, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. jointly they found how to make bread out of air, equipped city-sized factories, and stored thousands of lives.

yet their epochal triumph got here at a value we're nonetheless paying. The Haber-Bosch strategy used to be extensively utilized to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed hundreds of thousands through the international wars. either males have been vilified in the course of their lives; either, disappointed and disgraced, died tragically.

The Alchemy of Air is the extreme, formerly untold tale of a discovery that modified the way in which we develop foodstuff and the manner we make war–and that provides to proceed shaping our lives in primary and dramatic ways.

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Download A Mind Always in Motion: The Autobiography of Emilio Segrè by Emilio Segrè PDF

By Emilio Segrè

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish kinfolk, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) turned Enrico Fermi’s first graduate pupil in 1928, contributed to the invention of sluggish neutrons and was once appointed director of the college of Palermo’s physics laboratory in 1936. whereas traveling the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he realized that he have been pushed aside from his Palermo put up by way of Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Ernest O. Lawrence employed him to paintings at the cyclotron at Berkeley with Luis Alvarez, Edwin McMillan, and Glenn Seaborg. Segrè was once one of many first to affix Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he turned a bunch chief at the ny venture. In 1959, he gained the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the antiproton. He used to be a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1946 until eventually 1972.

“[A] readable, soaking up, attention-grabbing autobiography... A beneficial contribution by means of somebody who witnessed the improvement of a lot of contemporary nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the ancient neutron experiments played in Rome in the course of the mid-1930s via Enrico Fermi’s staff, of which Segrè used to be a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today

“A brain regularly in movement is Emilio Segrè’s account — released 4 years after his demise in 1989 — of his own existence and his lifestyles in physics... it's soaking up, relocating in locations and regularly revealing. Segrè famous in his preface, ‘I haven't sought to exhibit manners and tact I by no means had, and i've attempted to regard myself no larger than anyone else.’ He ably succeeded in those purposes.” — Daniel J. Kevles, Nature

“For normal readers with an curiosity within the historical past of nuclear physics, Segrè... is likely one of the such a lot personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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Download Goodbye Berlin: The Biography of Gerald Wiener by Margaret M. Dunlop PDF

By Margaret M. Dunlop

On 24 March 1939, twelve-year-old Gerald Wiener waved see you later to his kinfolk in Berlin as he trigger for a brand new lifestyles within the united kingdom. As one of many childrens kept by means of the Kindertransport – the British attempt which rescued hundreds of thousands of Jewish youngsters in 1938 and 1939 – he was once spared the grim destiny that such a lot of in Hitler’s Germany have been to undergo, individuals of his circle of relatives included.

taken care of in Oxford by means of cousins of the recognized Spooner kinfolk, his talents as a student turned obvious, and from an early age he used to be set at the highway to educational fulfillment. He loved a distinctive occupation as an animal geneticist in Edinburgh. His examine division used to be international popular, and after his retirement his former colleagues made the outstanding step forward which resulted in the cloning of Dolly the sheep.

in the course of his occupation he used to be a lot favorite to help agricultural improvement in Africa, China, India, North Korea and plenty of different nations. It used to be whereas he was once on a postdoctoral fellowship within the united states that he chanced on he had a wide family members in California who had escaped Nazi Germany through eastern occupied Shanghai. Their tales, and that of Gerald himself, are striking stories of resilience and overcome adversity.

This booklet indicates how one man’s lifestyles and achievements reflect the nice occasions of the second one half the 20th century and the hole years of the 3rd millennium.

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Download King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered by G. Wayne Miller PDF

By G. Wayne Miller

Few of the nice tales of medication are as palpably dramatic because the invention of open-heart surgical procedure, but, before, no journalist has ever introduced all the exciting specifics of this triumph to life.

This is the tale of the health practitioner many name the daddy of open-heart surgical procedure, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, who, besides colleagues at college sanatorium in Minneapolis and a small band of pioneers in different places, complete what many specialists thought of to be an most unlikely feat: He opened the center, repaired deadly defects, and made the mind-blowing routine.

Acclaimed writer G. Wayne Miller attracts on archival examine and unique interviews with Lillehei and mythical pioneers corresponding to Michael DeBakey and Christiaan Barnard, taking readers into the lives of those medical professionals and their sufferers as they growth towards their landmark fulfillment. within the culture of works by means of Richard Rhodes and Tracy Kidder, King of Hearts tells the tale of an immense and gripping piece of forgotten technology history.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Moshé Feldenkrais: Der Mensch hinter der Methode (German by Christian Buckard PDF

By Christian Buckard

Die Feldenkrais-Methode ist weltberühmt, doch der Mensch, nach dem sie benannt wurde, nahezu unbekannt. Zu seinen Schülern zählten David Ben-Gurion, Moshé Dayan, Margaret Mead und Yehudi Menuhin. Christian Buckard erzählt die abenteuerliche Geschichte des charismatischen Forschers - ein Jahrhundertleben.

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Download Piero Sraffa, Unorthodox Economist (1898-1983): A by Jean-Pierre Potier PDF

By Jean-Pierre Potier

Piero Sraffa's paintings has had a long-lasting influence on fiscal concept and but we all know unusually little concerning the guy in the back of it. this is often the 1st highbrow biography of Sraffa and it information his operating dating with thinkers as different as Gramsci, Keynes, Wittgenstein in addition to discussing the genesis of his significant works.

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

By Errol C Friedberg

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

This biography info the lifetime of Paul Berg (Emeritus Professor at Stanford University), tracing Berg's lifestyles from delivery, in 1926, to the current, with detailed emphasis on his huge, immense clinical contributions, together with being the 1st to increase expertise that resulted in gene cloning technology. In 1980, Berg got a Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work.

In addition to his contributions within the learn laboratory, Berg orchestrated and oversaw a historical assembly at Asilomar, California that founded on a threatening controversy surrounding the belief via a few of the destructive strength of recombinant DNA know-how. This assembly did a lot to prevent this controversy and to install position the law of recombinant DNA paintings, therefore placing fears to rest.

The recombinant DNA controversy used to be a historical end result of the invention of gene cloning. particularly, it represented a paramount instance of clinical foresight and due diligence by way of the clinical neighborhood, instead of by means of regulatory entities within the usa and plenty of different nations. the final word recognition of gene/DNA cloning resulted in a brand new period of recent biology that prospers to the present.

This e-book is aimed basically at scientists and people in education. The booklet strives to easily offer details for the overall reader, yet isn't particularly adapted for a common examining audience.

While many books hide the recombinant DNA controversy, none have satisfactorily addressed this old interval and are frequently contradictory in regards to the many who is, where's, and why's concerned. also, the nice majority of those have been written by means of non-scientists. This biography of Paul Berg presents entry to various archived letters and records at Stanford college now not 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.


  • Part I:
    • Growing Up in Brooklyn
    • The crucial Paul Berg
    • College — and international struggle II
    • Western Reserve University
    • Copenhagen
  • Part II:
    • Washington college, St. Louis
    • Discovering move RNA
    • Stanford collage — and Its Refurbished division of Biochemistry
    • Transcription and Translation: New Directions
  • Part III:
    • Making Recombinant DNA — the 1st Faltering Steps
    • Making Recombinant DNA — a big Breakthrough
    • EcoRI restrict Endonuclease — a big Breakthrough
    • “Coincidence is the note We Use after we cannot See the Levers and Pulleys”
    • Yet one other Stanford Contribution
  • Part IV:
    • An ancient assembly in Hawaii
    • The Recombinant DNA Controversy
    • A Momentous Gordon examine Conference
    • Making Recombinant Molecules with Frog DNA
    • The Controversy Heats Up
    • Asilomar II
    • The Dissenters: a distinct aspect of View
    • The Aftermath
    • Legislative and Revisionist demanding situations to Recombinant DNA
    • Asilomar II — classes Learned
  • Part V:
    • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    • Commercializing the Technology
    • Life is going on
    • The “Retirement” Years
    • Public coverage concerns — and different Interests
    • Personal Challenges

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

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Download "Tape's Rolling, Take One": The Recording life of Adrian by Adrian Kerridge PDF

By Adrian Kerridge

Adrian Kerridge used to be a part of the British recording for the previous 50 years. His innovative and infrequently forthright process in the tune positioned him on the centre of the recording global for part a century. As proprietor of the eminent Lansdowne Studios - beginning position of the Dave Clark 5, and residential to various loved ones identify artists and consultation tales in addition to the cofounding father of the CADAC console model - he witnessed first-hand the technological alterations of an transitioning from analogue tape to multi-track to electronic recording and enhancing within the 80s and forwards; used to be a forerunner within the 60s of the then experimental perform of direct injection – now extensively hired by means of sound engineers and laid the rules for a extra smooth in advance sound that was once missing within the 50s and early 60s.
Renowned for growing designated sonic signatures for bands and different recording artists, Adrian’s method of recording used to be in contrast to something the had visible within the years prior. He recorded “hot”, fresh and gutsy whereas his contemporaries have been extra conservative of their approach.

This publication lines his own trip from warfare time Britain to the swinging 60s.
Imparting his specialist wisdom via his motives and diagrams intertwined with the impressive tale of his existence
Adrian Kerridge 1938 – 2016

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