Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo: Astronomy, by Meredith K. Ray

By Meredith K. Ray

This ebook examines a pivotal second within the heritage of technological know-how and women’s position in it. Meredith Ray deals the 1st in-depth examine and entire English translation of the attention-grabbing correspondence among Margherita Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a usual thinker and writer of the epic poem, Scanderbeide (1623), and famed astronomer, Galileo Galilei. Their correspondence, undertaken quickly after the booklet of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius, finds how Sarrocchi approached Galileo for his aid revising her epic poem, providing, in go back, her endorsement of his contemporary telescopic discoveries. positioned opposed to the colourful and infrequently contentious backdrop of early glossy highbrow and educational tradition, their letters illustrate, in miniature, that the medical Revolution used to be, in truth, the made of an extended evolution with roots within the deep connections among literary and clinical exchanges.

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Vom Urknall zum Durchknall : Die absurde Jagd nach der by Alexander Unzicker

By Alexander Unzicker

Die Physik ist bei der Jagd nach der Weltformel in eine Sackgasse geraten. Der Autor zeichnet nach, wie die theoretische Physik vom Weg abkam und nun mit immer größeren Spekulationsblasen in die Esoterik abdriftet. Witzig-bissig und mit unterhaltsamen Anekdoten, aber auch fundiert bis ins aspect nimmt er die heutige Physik aufs Korn und erinnert an die unbeantworteten Fragen, die die wirklichen Größen der Physik bewegt haben. Trotz oder gerade wegen der kritischen Töne ein faszinierendes und nachdenklich machendes Plädoyer für die Wissenschaft.

"Dies ist ein für Laien als auch für Studenten sehr interessant und unterhaltsam geschriebenes Buch über die Probleme der heutigen Physik und Kosmologie. Ich bin beeindruckt." Pavel Kroupa

"Ein zugleich amüsantes und informatives Buch." Ernst Peter Fischer

"Flott und humorvoll geschrieben und mit zahlreichen Anekdoten aus Wissenschaftsgeschichte und -betrieb bespickt, bereitet die Lektüre [...] dem jenseits des Konsens denkenden Zeitgenossen Vergnügen, es knarzt gewaltig im Gebälk des wissenschaftlichen Establishments!" Raum & Zeit

"Ich habe mich gleich festgelesen, wie es mir sonst nur in Krimis passiert" Michael Drieschner

"Der traut sich was!" Dieter B. Herrmann

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The Mythology of the Night Sky: An Amateur Astronomer's by David E. Falkner

By David E. Falkner

Every beginner astronomer can simply realize many of the constellations, yet what percentage folks comprehend the tale at the back of them? What myths did the traditional Greeks weave round the amazing hunter Orion that locations him so prominently within the sky? were you aware that this legendary being was once acknowledged to were killed by means of Diana, herself a hunter, whereas he used to be exhausted through his struggle with Scorpius? The constellation of Scorpius, the enormous scorpion, is ruled via the purple supergiant Antares and hangs within the sky contrary Orion. but there isn't any constellation of Diana to be found!

The Mythology of the evening Sky moves a stability among yard astronomy and historic mythology. equipped via seasons, this ebook describes Ptolemy's forty eight constellations with position and outline intimately, whereas additionally telling the mythological stories in complete. besides the named constellations, this identify additionally comprises the lore in the back of the christening of the planets and their satellites. Readers detect the significance of the traditional characters, why they have been immortalized within the sky, how a number of constellations are all woven into a similar tale and the way satellite tv for pc names are concerning their planets.

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Intelligent vehicle technologies: theory and applications by Ljubo Vlacic, Michel Parent, Fumio Harashima

By Ljubo Vlacic, Michel Parent, Fumio Harashima

Written by way of the prime specialists within the box - from either and academia - clever motor vehicle applied sciences offers in-depth info on a number of key IV components resembling clever sensors, automobile keep watch over, navigation, and communications structures.

Packed with useful examples and functions, this e-book focuses not just at the motive force assistance inspiration (assisting humans in riding the vehicle), but in addition at the self sustaining driving/intelligent car suggestion, which permits a motor vehicle to force independently with very little the aid of people.

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FORMS/FORMAT 2010: Formal Methods for Automation and Safety by Ralf Schweinsberg (auth.), Eckehard Schnieder, Geza Tarnai

By Ralf Schweinsberg (auth.), Eckehard Schnieder, Geza Tarnai (eds.)

Complexity in automation- and protection platforms in railway in addition to automobile purposes are ruled progressively more via formal description capability, equipment and instruments. Formal thoughts offer subsequent to correctness and integrity checkups – specially for defense appropriate structures – the prospect to version, end up, simulate and cost the specification of the procedure in addition to to generate the method implementations. specifications of the CENELEC- and IEC-Standards on formal options, rather with reference to the dealing with of safeguard research, are to be handled in FORMS/FORMAT 2010. the main target lies on issues dealing with formal ideas for railway purposes and clever transportation structures in addition to for automobile functions. won findings, stories and in addition problems linked to the dealing with of the subject material in addition to description potential and instruments are to be shown.

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The Square Kilometre Array: An Engineering Perspective by Peter J. Hall

By Peter J. Hall

This quantity is an up to date and accomplished evaluate of the engineering of the sq. Kilometre Array (SKA), a progressive device with a view to be the world’s biggest radio telescope. anticipated to be accomplished via 2020, the SKA should be a pre-eminent device in probing the Early Universe and in bettering drastically the invention power of radio astronomy in lots of different fields. This booklet, containing 36 refereed papers written by means of leaders in SKA engineering, has been compiled via the foreign SKA venture place of work and is the one modern compendium on hand. It positive aspects papers facing pivotal applied sciences resembling antennas, RF structures and knowledge delivery. additionally overviews of vital SKA demonstrator tools and key procedure layout matters are integrated. practicing pros, and scholars drawn to next-generation telescopes, will locate this booklet a useful reference.

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Astrobiology: A Brief Introduction by Kevin W. Plaxco

By Kevin W. Plaxco

Astrobiology -- the examine of the intimate courting among existence and the cosmos -- is a fast-growing box that touches on features of cosmology, astrophysics, and chemistry. within the first scholarly evaluation of this dynamic box, biochemists Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross inform the tale of lifestyles from the massive Bang to the current. Emphasizing the biochemical nature of astrobiology, Plaxco and Gross learn the starting place of the chemical components, the occasions in the back of the advancements that made the Universe liveable, and the continued sustenance of existence. They speak about the formation of the 1st galaxies and stars, the varied chemistry of the primordial planet, the origins of metabolism, the evolution of advanced organisms, and the suggestions legislation of Earth's weather. in addition they discover existence in severe habitats, capability extraterrestrial habitats, and the hunt for extraterrestrial life.This generally available advent captures the buzz, controversy, and evolution of the dynamic younger box of astrobiology. It indicates truly how scientists from varied disciplines can mix their certain wisdom to augment our knowing of the Universe.

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Stitch 'n Swap: 25 Handmade Projects to Sew, Give & Receive by Jake Finch

By Jake Finch

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Generation Q journal indicates you tips on how to set up and run a digital or in-person change. to aid get you all started, the staff recruited a few artful pals to proportion 25 inspiring initiatives. the entire initiatives might be simply tailored for your flavor, variety, and ability point. even if you’re trying to celebrate, examine new issues, or trade a few brilliant presents with pals, this easy-to-use booklet is your go-to source for the latest group stitching task.

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