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Sigmund Freud: Explorer of the Unconscious
Posted By : Josaphat | Date : 05 Nov 2021 22:32 | Comments : 2

Margaret Muckenhoupt, "Sigmund Freud: Explorer of the Unconscious"
Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195099338 | September 17, 2021 | PDF | 160 pages | 10 Mb

This biography does an excellent job of explaining Freud for young readers--and would even make a fine introduction for adults. Muckenhoupt deals with each of the major developments in Freud's thinking, from his early work with hysterics to his controversial theories on human sexuality (which she tackles directly, with the explicit detail necessary to discuss Freud properly). Numerous photographs supplement the elaborate delineation of late-19th- and early-20th-century scientific knowledge.
Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections
Posted By : Josaphat | Date : 05 Nov 2021 21:51 | Comments : -1

Naomi Pasachoff, "Alexander Graham Bell: Making Connections"
Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195099087 | July 16, 2022 | PDF | 144 pages | 9 MB

Alexander Graham Bell forever changed the world. The telephone and his many other landmark inventions rank among the most transforming and enduring of the modern era. But it was his work with the deaf, teaching as well as inventing tools to ease communication, that he considered his life's work. The son of a speech therapist father and hearing impaired mother, his stellar achievements in sound reproduction and aviation give proof that he fit his own definition of an inventor. He said, "An inventor a man who looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world." This is a compelling biography of a true scientific visionary. Oxford Portraits in Science is an on-going series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.
Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
Posted By : anjer | Date : 05 Nov 2021 10:36 | Comments : 4

Abraham Pais, Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
Oxford University Press | ISBN:0192806726 | 2005 | DjVu | 2 MB | 578 pages

Subtle is the Lord is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought. Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision.



Linus Pauling: And the Chemistry of Life
Posted By : Josaphat | Date : 04 Nov 2021 22:38 | Comments : -4

Tom Hager, "Linus Pauling: And the Chemistry of Life"
Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195108531 | March 12, 2022 | PDF | 144 pages | 8.7 Mb

Linus Pauling was the most important chemist, and arguably the most important American scientist, of the 20th century. From his description of the chemical bond to his discovery of the cause of sickle-cell anemia and his groundbreaking work with vitamin C, his work stretched the boundaries of chemistry, physics, biology, immunology, and more. Acclaimed science writer Tom Hager brings Pauling's wide range of scientific accomplishments vividly to life while also shedding light on Pauling's activities outside the scientific realm. He shows how Pauling used his popularity to advance political causes, particularly his opposition to the spread of nuclear weapons during the 1950s. Despite the troubles his political activism caused him, he remained unmoved in his dedication to making the world a safer place. His perseverance was rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1963, which along with his 1954 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, made him the only person in history to win two unshared Nobels.
Nicolaus Copernicus: Making the Earth a Planet
Posted By : anjer | Date : 04 Nov 2021 20:13 | Comments : 0

Owen Gingerich, James MacLachlan, "Nicolaus Copernicus: Making the Earth a Planet"
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195161734 | 2005 | PDF | 7 MB | 128 pages

Born in Poland in 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus launched a quiet revolution. No scientist so radically transformed our understanding of our place in the universe as this curious bishop's doctor and church official. In his quest to discover a beautiful and coherent system to describe the motions of the planets, Copernicus placed the sun in the center of the system and made the earth a planet traveling around the sun.
The Mafia Encyclopedia | 3rd Edition
Posted By : rissvann | Date : 04 Nov 2021 16:04 | Comments : 2

The Mafia Encyclopedia
Publisher: Facts On File | 3rd Edition - 2005 | ISBN 0816056943 | PDF Version | 529 Pages | 20.71 MB

They're all there, starting with Anthony Joseph Accardo (1906-1992), the Chicago mob leader known as Tony to crime pals, Mr. Accardo to underlings, Joe Batters to his subordinates, and as "having more brains before breakfast than Al Capone had all day" to syndicate supporters, and working through the alphabet to Abner "Longy" Zwillman (1899-1959), a crime-syndicate founder and New Jersey boss, one of the most feared of the Jewish Mafia, known as the "Al Capone of new Jersey," and much revered for his love affair with Jean Harlow.
Ernest Rutherford: And the Explosion of Atoms
Posted By : anjer | Date : 02 Nov 2021 16:53 | Comments : 0

J. L. Heilbron, Ernest Rutherford: And the Explosion of Atoms
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195123786 | 2003 | PDF | 0.5 MB | 145 pages

An engaging biography that captures the excitement of the early days of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford tells the story of the down-to-earth New Zealander who became one of the foremost pioneers of subatomic physics.
Galileo Galilei: First Physicist
Posted By : anjer | Date : 02 Nov 2021 16:27 | Comments : 0

James MacLachlan, "Galileo Galilei: First Physicist"
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195093429 | 1997 | PDF | 7 MB | 129 pages

The scientific innovations of Galileo Galilei are pivotal to our understanding of the laws of the natural world. Drawing on his diverse studies in philosophy, mathematics, mechanics, music, astronomy, and engineering, Galileo developed revolutionary theories that thoroughly changed the disciplines of physics, mathematics, astronomy, and technology. Galileo Galilei traces the great scientist's education, describes his maverick experiments in Padua and Pisa, and recreates the ingenious pathway of his famous discoveries.

Caesar: Life of a Colossus
Posted By : anjer | Date : 01 Nov 2021 21:46 | Comments : 2

Adrian Goldsworthy, "Caesar: Life of a Colossus"
Yale University Press | ISBN 0300120486 | 2006 | PDF | 2 MB | 592 pages

As Adrian Goldsworthy writes in the introduction to this book, “in his fifty-six years, Caesar was at times many things, including a fugitive, prisoner, rising politician, army leader, legal advocate, rebel, dictator . . . as well as husband, father, lover and adulterer.” In this landmark biography, Goldsworthy examines all of these roles and places his subject firmly within the context of Roman society in the first century B.C.
Nelson's Surgeon: William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar
Posted By : anjer | Date : 01 Nov 2021 17:40 | Comments : 0

Laurence Brockliss, "Nelson's Surgeon: William Beatty, Naval Medicine, and the Battle of Trafalgar"
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0199287422 | 2005 | PDF | 1 MB | 358 pages

In the lead-up to the bicentenary of Trafalgar a number of important new studies have been published about the life of Nelson and his defeat of the Combined Fleet in 1805. Despite the significant role played by the health and fitness of the British crews in securing the victory, little has been written hitherto about the naval surgeon in the era of the long war against France. This book is intended to fill the gap. Sir William Beatty (1773-1842) was surgeon of the Victory at Trafalgar.
Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero
Posted By : anjer | Date : 01 Nov 2021 10:36 | Comments : 0

Fearghal McGarry,Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero
Oxford University Press | ISBN:0199276552 | 2005 | PDF | 1 MB | 459 pages

Eoin O'Duffy was one of the most controversial figures of modern Irish history. A guerrilla leader and protege of Michael Collins, he rose rapidly through the ranks of the republican movement. By 1922 he was chief of staff of the IRA, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood's Supreme Council, and a Sinn Fein deputy in Dail Eireann. As chief of police, O'Duffy was the strongest defender of the Irish Free State only to become, after his emergence as leader of the Blueshirt movement in 1933, the greatest threat to its survival.

The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott’s Antarctic Sacrifice
Posted By : anjer | Date : 31 Oct 2021 23:04 | Comments : 1

Max Jones, "The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott’s Antarctic Sacrifice"
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0192805703 | 2004 | PDF | 1 MB | 369 pages

Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the great adventure stories of the twentieth century. On 1 November 1911, a British team set out on the gruelling 800-mile journey across the coldest and highest continent on Earth to travel to the South Pole. Five men battled through unimaginably harsh conditions only to find the Norwegian flag had been planted at the Pole just weeks before. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek, starved and frozen to death, only eleven miles from a supply camp.
[AUDIOBOOK] Sir David Attenborough - Life on Air [Autobiography][Read by: Sir David Attenborough]
Posted By : Nem | Date : 31 Oct 2021 20:03 | Comments : 3

Sir David Attenborough - Life on Air [Autobiography][Unabridged]
Autobiography | MP3 | 64kbps CBR | 133 Tracks | 16 Discs | 489 MB | 17:49 hr:mn | RAR | RS.com
Audio CD | English | ISBN: 0754094588 | Publisher: Chivers Audio Books

Sir David Attenborough's Life On Air began in 1950, having taken a degree in Natural Sciences in the University of Cambridge, done National Service in the Navy, got married, done a year as an editor with an educational publisher, had a son and then answered a BBC recruiting ad in the Times. Turned down for BBC Radio, he was offered a traineeship in BBC TV which was pioneering the medium in Britain and he has never looked back. The rest is TV history and you can hear Sir David's personal view of it all in his engaging and highly entertaining audio book. Told with a lot of humour, the listener will meet all manner of fascinating people and animals in every corner of the world. This man has done more in his life than any of us will ever do and he has shared it with us on screen and in this marvellous audio book.
Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition (no illustrations)
Posted By : anjer | Date : 29 Oct 2021 09:32 | Comments : 1

Sharon B. McGrayne, Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition
Joseph Henry Press | ISBN 0309072700 | 2001 | PDF | 6 MB | 473 pages; without illustrations

This book tells the stories of the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. NOBEL PRIZE WOMEN IN SCIENCE book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. They succeeded because they were passionately in love with science.
Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition (no illustrations)
Posted By : anjer | Date : 29 Oct 2021 09:32 | Comments : 1

Sharon B. McGrayne, Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries, Second Edition
Joseph Henry Press | ISBN 0309072700 | 2001 | PDF | 6 MB | 473 pages; without illustrations

This book tells the stories of the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. NOBEL PRIZE WOMEN IN SCIENCE book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. They succeeded because they were passionately in love with science.