The 100 Greatest Inventions of All Time

Author: Tom Philbin
Publisher: Citadel Press
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Ranked in order of importance Philbin examines the significance of the inventions that have had the greatest impact on human beings and civilisation over the course of history - the ones that have preserved or prolonged human life, and have made life easier or better. They range from the deceptively simple to the highly complex, and each entry provides the rationale for its selection and ranking based on the opinions of experts in the fields of science and industry.

The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2 000 Years

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068485998X
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The responses of some of the world's leading scientists and creative thinkers vary from the computer to the eraser, from movable type to classical music, from the lens to counting systems, from the concepts of free will to democracy.

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641195500
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

100 Greatest Science Discoveries of All Time

Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591582656
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Introduces one hundred discoveries that changed science, including information on who discovered it, how it was discovered, and what makes it one of the one hundred greatest scientific breakthroughs.

Science and Technology Resources

Author: James E. Bobick
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159158793X
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An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to create, maintain, improve, understand, or use the diverse information resources within a sci-tech library. * Over 80 screenshots of electronic information resource tools designed for the engineer and scientist; page reproductions from print sources and illustrations from scholarly journal articles and monographs are also included * Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources for further research * Approximately 30 discipline-specific subject bibliographies in the appendix section act as indispensable guides for developing library collections, as well as for compiling introductory textbooks appropriate for library science students * Included pathfinders provide expert guides for targeted online research * Corresponding instructor exercises are available at the publisher's website

Edgar Allan Poe Eureka and Scientific Imagination

Author: David N. Stamos
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438463928
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Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise. In 1848, almost a year and a half before Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of forty, his book Eureka was published. In it, he weaved together his scientific speculations about the universe with his own literary theory, theology, and philosophy of science. Although Poe himself considered it to be his magnum opus, Eureka has mostly been overlooked or underappreciated, sometimes even to the point of being thought an elaborate hoax. Remarkably, however, in Eureka Poe anticipated at least nine major theories and developments in twentieth-century science, including the Big Bang theory, multiverse theory, and the solution to Olbers’ paradox. In this book—the first devoted specifically to Poe’s science side—David N. Stamos, a philosopher of science, combines scientific background with analysis of Poe’s life and work to highlight the creative and scientific achievements of this text. He examines Poe’s literary theory, theology, and intellectual development, and then compares Poe’s understanding of science with that of scientists and philosophers from his own time to the present. Next, Stamos pieces together and clarifies Poe’s theory of scientific imagination, which he then attempts to update and defend by providing numerous case studies of eureka moments in modern science and by seeking insights from comparative biography and psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and evolution. “Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination is the most comprehensive treatment of Eureka that has yet been published. It is staggeringly thorough in its analysis of Poe’s book, but it also shows how Poe’s theories of cosmogony and cosmology ramify into his fiction and poetry, especially the tales of ratiocination. Stamos takes Eureka seriously, and he does so with the empirical undergirding of vast amounts of scientific scholarship and literary criticism.” — James M. Hutchisson, author of Poe

Psychology of Science

Author: Robert W. Proctor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199753628
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Symposium held at Purdue Univ. in June 4-5, 2010.