By James C. Giesen
Between the Eighteen Nineties and the early Twenties, the boll weevil slowly ate its manner around the Cotton South from Texas to the Atlantic Ocean. on the flip of the century, a few Texas counties have been reporting crop losses of over 70 percentage, as have been components of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. by the point the boll weevil reached the bounds of the cotton belt, it had destroyed a lot of the region’s leader funds crop—tens of billions of kilos of cotton, worthy approximately a thousand billion dollars.
As dazzling as those numbers could appear, James C. Giesen demonstrates that it was once the very proposal of the boll weevil and the fight over its meanings that the majority profoundly replaced the South—as various teams, from policymakers to blues singers, projected onto this common catastrophe the implications they feared and the results they sought. Giesen asks how the parable of the boll weevil’s lasting impression helped vague the genuine difficulties of the region—those prompted no longer through bugs, yet via landowning styles, antiquated credits platforms, white supremacist ideology, and declining soil fertility. Boll Weevil Blues brings jointly those cultural, environmental, and agricultural narratives in a singular and significant manner that permits us to re-evaluate the making of the trendy American South.
By Seymour Mauskopf,Tad Schmaltz
By Hans Mohr
Zweifellos struggle das 20. Jahrhundert vor allem eine Epoche von Wissenschaft und Technik. Unter Wissenschaft versteht der Autor jene Disziplinen, die gesichertes kognitives Wissen hervorbringen, additionally in erster Linie die Naturwissenschaften, die Logik und die Mathematik. In seinem Buch zeigt er u. a. wie die Bündelung des Wissens in shape von Theorien erfolgt, nach welchen Kriterien der Stellenwert einer wissenschaftlichen Theorie beurteilt werden kann und warum die Quantentheorie die wichtigste Gedankenschöpfung des 20. Jahrhunderts gewesen ist.
By Sabina Leonelli
Leonelli is the 1st pupil to exploit a learn of latest data-intensive technology to supply a philosophical research of the epistemology of knowledge. In examining the increase, inner dynamics, and capability influence of data-centric biology, she attracts on scholarship throughout various fields of technological know-how and the humanities—as good as her personal unique empirical material—to pinpoint the stipulations below which digitally to be had information can additional our knowing of lifestyles. Bridging the divide among historians, sociologists, and philosophers of technology, Data-Centric Biology deals a nuanced account of a subject that's of primary significance to our knowing of latest medical practices.
By Thomas Henry Huxley
By Fred Kaplan,Martin J. Sherwin
This is the untold tale of the small staff of fellows who've devised the plans and formed the rules on how you can use the Bomb. The ebook (first released in 1983) explores the key global of those strategists of the nuclear age and brings to gentle a bankruptcy in American political and armed forces heritage by no means prior to printed.
By Rod Waters
Stories from the early days of the laser contain Korader Hal Walker, who succeeded in beaming a laser off of a reflector put on the Moon through Astronaut Buzz Aldrin of Apollo eleven popularity. one other rousing tale tells of Korader Carl Schulthess’ involvement within the Vietnam War’s first use of a “smart” laser at evening to “paint” pursuits at the Ho Chi Minh path for destruction through Air strength jets. Schulthess himself narrowly escaped his personal destruction by means of a North Vietnamese suicide squad. using those guns in successful the Gulf Wars of the early Nineties is discussed.
After leaving Korad, Cliff Cordy acquired his doctorate in engineering and tells a laugh tales of Engineers long past Wild—techies at play either in the course of and after paintings. regardless of what humans might imagine folks engineers (nerds), Korad’s favourite eating place for unique consumers featured nude dancers.
Anybody who buys a diamond must find out about lasers used because the Nineteen Sixties to augment those gem stones in order that they sparkle extra and therefore rate extra. even though, their price is reduced simply because drilling diamonds with a laser to take away imperfections weakens the stones and decreases resale price. The holes can't be noticeable and are usually not required to reveal. shopper beware!
Industrial lasers like welders, drillers and cutters play a big function within the heritage of the laser. tales in their early days are within the book.
The publication info the scandals from Ronald Reagan’s presidency together with the October shock and the notorious Inslaw Affair, either one of that have been at once with regards to Korad.
Dr. Maiman’s struggles for attractiveness for having created the laser greater than fifty years in the past are important to the e-book. the tale of his conflicts with arch rival, Dr. Charles Townes, are informed. After a part century, we will say he received his conflict. His widow, Kathleen, contributed first-ever entry to his own papers and photographs. She immeasurably more desirable the e-book as a collaborator.
By R. Pande
By O. Anderson
By Stephen M. Gardiner,Allen Thompson
A state-of-the-art creation to environmental ethics in a time of dramatic international environmental switch, this assortment includes forty-five newly commissioned articles, with contributions from well-established specialists and rising voices within the box. Chapters are prepared in topical sections: social contexts (history, technology, economics, legislations, and the Anthropocene), who or what's of worth (humanity, wide awake animals, residing contributors, and wild nature), the character of worth (truth and goodness, functional purposes, hermeneutics, phenomenology, and aesthetics), how issues should subject (consequences, accountability and legal responsibility, personality characteristics, taking good care of others, and the sacred), crucial options (responsibility, justice, gender, rights, ecological area, chance and precaution, citizenship, destiny generations, and sustainability), key concerns (pollution, inhabitants, power, nutrients, water, mass extinction, know-how, and environment management), weather swap (mitigation, edition, international relations, and geoengineering), and social switch (conflict, pragmatism, sacrifice, and action). every one bankruptcy explains the position performed by means of crucial theories, principles, concerns, and ideas in modern environmental ethics, and their relevance for the demanding situations of the future.