By Nikola Tesla,Valentina Di Tommaso
Ingegnere straordinario, dotato di un'immaginazione prodigiosa, che gli permetteva di visualizzare le sue macchine nei minimi particolari senza doverne disegnare i modelli su carta, Tesla fu uno dei grandi innovatori della fisica moderna, un inventore geniale che riuscì a tradurre in realtà quasi three hundred delle sue «visioni» e che anticipò l. a. futura robotica (sviluppata con il nome di «Teleautomatica»).
Bistrattato a lungo, quando non dimenticato, Tesla fu un personaggio eccentrico: giocatore d'azzardo e incallito fumatore in gioventù, si votò poi completamente, con numerous autodisciplina, agli studi di ingegneria e alla ricerca tecnica. Convinto che lo scopo della scienza fosse quello di preservare l. a. vita degli uomini e di dominare il mondo materiale consistent with il benessere e le necessità umane, a questo lavorò con instancabile energia fino alla morte, conducendo un'esistenza solitaria e modesta.
Tesla pubblicò questa incredibile autobiografia a puntate, nel corso del 1919, sulla rivista «Electrical Experimenter», rivolgendosi soprattutto ai giovani lettori con los angeles speranza di stimolarli a coltivare con passione i primi slanci creativi, che spesso modellano in modi imprevedibili i futuri destini.
By Tom Frame
By Ivor Noël Hume
Ivor Noël Hume has committed his lifestyles to uncovering numerous lives that came
earlier than him. In A ardour for the Past the world-renowned archaeologist turns
to his personal existence, sharing with the reader a narrative that starts amid the bombed-out rubble of
post–World struggle II London and ends on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island, the place the historical past of
British the USA all started. Weaving the non-public with the pro, this is often the chronicle of an
impressive existence advised through accident scarcely plausible at the same time fiction.
the nice lifetime of pre-Depression England, Noël Hume was once a baby of the Nineteen Thirties who had his
silver spoon all of sudden snatched away while the battle started. through its finish he used to be enduring a interval of
Dickensian poverty and clinging to aspirations of changing into a playwright. as an alternative, he found
himself accumulating antiquities from the shore of the river Thames and, stumbling upon this new
ardour, changing into an "accidental" archaeologist.
From these beginnings emerged
a profession that led Noël Hume into the depths of Roman London and, later, to Virginia’s
Colonial Williamsburg, the place for thirty-five years he directed its division of archaeology.
His discovery of within reach Martin’s Hundred and its massacred population is perhaps
Noël Hume’s best-known success, yet as those chapters relate, it was once hardly ever his
final, his pursuit of the prior taking him to such unique locations as Egypt, Jamaica, Haiti,
and to shipwrecks in Bermuda.
When the writer begun his occupation, old archaeology
didn't exist as an educational self-discipline. It fell to Noël Hume’s books, lectures, and
tv displays to aid carry it to the vanguard of his occupation, the place it stands
at the present time. This tale of a existence, and a occupation, not like the other unearths to us how the previously
unimagined can come to appear superbly inevitable.
By Jack Ives
Geographer Jack Ives moved to Canada in 1954, and shortly after he performed an instrumental function within the institution of the McGill Sub-Arctic examine Laboratory in imperative Labrador-Ungava. This interesting account of his fifty-plus years residing and dealing within the arctic is at the same time a light-hearted, successful memoir and a choice to motion at the problems with environmental understanding and conservation which are inextricably intertwined with existence within the north. blending own impressions of key figures of the postwar medical increase with the highbrow drama of box examine, The Land Beyond is a memorable depiction of a existence in science.
By Dilip M. Salwi
Described as a ‘terrific engineer' by way of NASA, she went to area now not as soon as yet two times. This e-book tells the tale of the perseverance that enabled her to arrive those heights. via it she remained uncomplicated, approachable and down to earth, referred to as ‘KC' to her colleagues and ‘Kalpana Didi' to her younger pals. Her promising lifestyles ended tragically whilst the gap commute Columbia disintegrated in area on 1 February 2003. Her indomitable spirit, even if, will proceed to encourage us forever to come.
By David N. Schwartz
By Ben Russell
Traditional biographies of Watt have targeting the steam engine, yet Ben Russell tells a richer tale, exploring the techniques in which ephemeral rules have been remodeled into tangible artefacts and the multifaceted global of creation upon which Britain’s business revolution depended. James Watt: Making the area Anew is a craft background of Britain’s early business transformation in addition to a prehistory of the engineering occupation itself. It explores the incentive for making issues, taking a look not just at what was once produced but in addition why, drawing on a wealthy diversity of assets – not only archival fabric and biographies on Watt but in addition gadgets themselves, and resources from fields as various as ceramics, vintage platforms of share, sculpture and desktop making.
Generously illustrated, James Watt is a special, expansive exploration of the engineer’s lifestyles, now not as an lead to itself yet as a lens during which the wider practices of creating and production within the eighteenth and early 19th centuries could be explored.
Published in organization with the technological know-how Museum, London.
By Philip J. Davis
By Matthias Steiner
By Stephen Spotte
--This textual content refers back to the Hardcover edition.