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The Art and Politics of Science
by Harold Varmus - W.W. Norton & Company , 2009
In this memoir, Varmus considers a life's work that includes the groundbreaking research that won him a Nobel Prize. Varmus shares his experiences from the trenches of politicized battlegrounds ranging from budget fights to stem cell research.
by Thomas Little Heath , 1920
History and tradition know Archimedes almost exclusively as the inventor of a number of ingenious mechanical appliances. Few have any acquaintance with the details of the original discoveries in mathematics of the greatest mathematician of antiquity.
The Life of Sir Isaac Newton
by David Brewster - Harper & Brothers , 1840
Sir Isaac Newton has been placed at the head of those great men who have been the ornaments of their species. However imposing be the attributes with which time has invested the sages of antiquity, the brightness of their fame has been eclipsed...
The Life of Pasteur
by Rene Vallery-Radot - Doubleday, Page , 1924
Whether to admire more the man or his method, the life or the work, I leave for the readers of this story to decide. Among the researches that have made the name of Pasteur a household word in the civilised world, three are of the first importance.
The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla
by Nikola Tesla , 2001
Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, and futurist. He is best known for his contributions to the modern alternating current (AC) electrical supply system.
by Robert S. Ball - Isbister , 1895
This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Robert Stawell Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era.
by Andrew Gray - J. M. Dent & Co. , 1908
The aim of the volume is to give an account of Lord Kelvin's life of scientific activity, and to explain to the student, and to the general reader who takes an interest in physical science and its applications, the nature of his discoveries.
Famous Men of Science
by Sarah Knowles Bolton - ManyBooks , 1889
These sketches show how young men have overcome difficulties, how they have made failures before finding their true vocation. They show the results of untiring devotion; how a cheerful face and a hopeful spirit can win its way against opposition.
Charles Lyell and Modern Geology
by Thomas George Bonney - Macmillan and co , 1895
Lyell, while still a young man, determined that he would endeavour to put geology -- then only beginning to rank as a science -- on a more sound and philosophical basis. To accomplish this purpose, he spared no labour, shrank from no fatigue.
Zeppelin: The Story of a Great Achievement
by Harry Vissering , 1922
This book recounts the life and work of Count Zeppelin. In addition to descriptive text, the book includes nearly 100 rare photographs and line drawings detailing the history, construction and operation of these remarkable craft.
The Story of Euclid
by W. B. Frankland - George Newnes , 1902
Euclid was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the 'Father of Geometry'. His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for teaching mathematics until the early 20th century.
Robert Fulton: Engineer and Artist
by H. W. Dickinson - Bell & Cockburn , 1913
The author brings to light a mass of documentary matter relative to Robert Fulton, and presents the facts about him in an entirely new light. The interesting but little known episode of his career as an artist is for the first time fully dealt with.
by David C. Cassidy - American Institute of Physics , 2002
The uncertainty principle is explained with text, pictures and voice clips. Heisenberg's leading biographer tells the full story of this eventful life, including the physicist's controversial role in Nazi Germany's nuclear program.
The Voyage of the Beagle
by Charles Darwin - Pennsylvania State University , 2001
This readable book is the product of Darwin's amazing journey aboard the Beagle where he made observations that led to his theory of natural selection. The book is a lively and accessible introduction to the mind of this influential thinker.
Albert Einstein: Image and Impact
- American Institute of Physics , 2004
His theories and philosophy rose above a turbulent life. The story, checked for accuracy by leading historians, will interest all readers. Enhanced with striking pictures, voice clips, and essays, this is a one-stop source for Einstein information.
The Autobiography of Charles Darwin
by Charles Darwin - W. W. Norton & Company , 1887
This book represents Darwin's own recollections of the development of his scientific theory of organic evolution. The text, edited by his son Francis, offers insights into the personal life and scientific research of this famous geobiologist.