By Benjamin A. ELMAN
By Robert M. Price,Edwin Suominen
Concerned believers are jogging a bothered center course among Genesis and genetics, threatened with the lack of a adored religion at the one hand or their highbrow integrity at the different. a number of science-savvy theologians have emerged to assist them on their method, a complete cottage of publications operating to set up their very own diverse trails during the adversarial territory outdoor Eden’s comforting fairyland. Writing with the mix of excessive feedback and occasional humor that fanatics have come to like from Robert M. rate, he and co-author Edwin A. Suominen survey the apologetic panorama and provide their very own frank reckoning of evolution’s importance for Christian belief.
By Richard A. Richards
By Tsai-Chien Chiang,Tang-Fong Wong
Narrating the well-lived lifetime of the “Chinese Madame Curie” — a recipient of the 1st Wolf Prize in Physics (1978), the 1st girl to obtain an honorary doctorate from Princeton collage, in addition to the 1st lady president of the yank actual Society — this ebook presents a finished and sincere account of the lifetime of Dr Wu Chien-Shiung, a very good and best experimental physicist of the twentieth century.
- Childhood in Liuhe
- A younger Wu Chien-Shiung turned the favourite pupil of Hu Shih
- Choice of Future
- A emerging celebrity in Berkeley
- Youth and Love
- Going East
- From Nuclear Fission to the ny Project
- A global Authority in Beta Decay
- Revolution in Parity Conservation
- Experiment at 2,000 toes Underground
- The First girl President of the yankee actual Society
- Love of China
- The First girl of Physics Research
- Wu Chien-Shiung the Scientist
Readership: scholars and laymen.
By Sharon Weinberger
Founded in 1958 in line with the release of Sputnik, the agency’s unique venture used to be to create “the unimagined guns of the future.” Over the a long time, DARPA has been accountable for numerous innovations and applied sciences that reach well past army know-how. Sharon Weinberger supplies us a riveting account of DARPA’s successes and screw ups, its notable ideas, and its wild-eyed schemes. We see how the specter of nuclear Armageddon sparked funding in laptop networking, resulting in the web, in addition to to a suggestion to energy a missile-destroying particle beam through draining the good Lakes. We learn the way DARPA was once dependable throughout the Vietnam battle for either Agent Orange and the improvement of the world’s first armed drones, and the way after 11th of September the company sparked a countrywide controversy over surveillance with its data-mining examine. And we see how DARPA’s luck with self-driving autos used to be by means of disappointing contributions to the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Weinberger has interviewed multiple hundred former Pentagon officers and scientists fascinated by DARPA’s projects—many of whom have by no means spoken publicly approximately their paintings with the agency—and pored over numerous declassified files from files round the nation, records acquired lower than the liberty of knowledge Act, and particular fabrics supplied by way of assets. The Imagineers of War is a compelling and groundbreaking historical past during which technological know-how, expertise, and politics collide.
By Peter J. Bowler,Iwan Rhys Morus
Opening with an advent that explains advancements within the historical past of technological know-how during the last 3 many years and the controversies those tasks have engendered, the booklet then proceeds in components. the 1st part considers key episodes within the improvement of recent technology, together with the clinical Revolution and person accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology. the second one part is an research of crucial subject matters stemming from the social family of science-the discoveries that strength society to reconsider its spiritual, ethical, or philosophical values. Making glossy Science therefore chronicles all significant advancements in clinical considering, from the innovative rules of the 17th century to the modern problems with evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and sleek cosmology.
Written via professional historians, this booklet will inspire scholars to work out the background of technology no longer as a sequence of names and dates yet as an interconnected and complicated net of relationships among technology and smooth society. the 1st survey of its variety, Making sleek Science is a much-needed and obtainable creation to the historical past of technology, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike.
By Charles Lyell
This ebook is a replica of the unique ebook released in 1854 and will have a few imperfections reminiscent of marks or hand-written notes.
By Alexius Ruesenstein,Philip Wheeler
By Robert C. Scharff,Val Dusek
The re-creation of this authoritative advent to the philosophy of know-how contains fresh advancements within the topic, whereas maintaining the variety and intensity of its collection of seminal contributions and its much-admired editorial commentary.
- Remains the main finished anthology at the philosophy of expertise available
- Includes editors’ insightful part introductions and important summaries for every selection
- Revised and up to date to mirror the newest advancements within the field
- Combines tricky to discover seminal essays with a really apt choice of modern material
- Examines the connection among expertise and the certainty of the character of technological know-how that underlies expertise studies
By M. Turda