Prometheans In The Lab

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN: 9780071407953
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It is an enlightening account of chemical discoveries, the people who discovered them, and how they shaped the modern world--for better...and for worse. ..."these are the dramatic stories of bold chemists who irrevocably changed our lives.

The Theory That Would Not Die

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300175094
Size: 41.92 MB
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Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA de-coding to Homeland Security.Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a ...

Persistent Pollution Past Present And Future

Author: Markus Quante
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642174193
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In: Prometheans in the Lab: Chemistry and the Making of the Modern World.
McGraw Hill, New York, pp. 169–197. Bertsch McGrayne, S., 2002b: Leaded
gasoline, safe refrigeration and Thomas Midgley Jr. In: Prometheans in the Lab: ...

Making A World Of Difference

Author: National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309312655
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“Heavyweights of the Supercomputing World,” TechRadar, February 1, 2009, http
://www.techradar.com/ news/computing/heavyweights-of-the-
supercomputingworld-515223. .... Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, Prometheans in the
Lab: Chemistry and the Making of the Modern World (New York: McGraw-Hill,
2001), 79–105.

Nobel Prize Women In Science

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 0309072700
Size: 70.17 MB
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The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science.

The Master And His Emissary

Author: Iain McGilchrist
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030014878X
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Explores the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and argues that the brain's differing insights, values, and priorities have had profound effects on society, history, and culture.

The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010689
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Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.

Telecosm

Author: George Gilder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074321594X
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From Charles Townes and Gordon Gould, who invented the laser, to the story of JDS Uniphase, "the Intel of the Telecosm," to the birthing of fiberless optics pioneer TeraBeam, here are the inventors and entrepreneurs who will be hailed as ...

The Gospel Of Life

Author: Pope John Paul II
Publisher: USCCB Publishing
ISBN: 9781555863166
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Reaffirming the "greatness and inestimable value of human life," Pope John Paul II discusses in this encyclical letter the present-day legal, ethical, and moral threats to life.

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Author: Marshall Berman
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860917854
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.