By Charles Darwin,Frederick Burkhardt,James Secord,The Editors of the Darwin Correspondence Project
By Sarah Bakewell,Rita Seuß
Lies viel, vergiss das meiste wieder, und sei schwer von Begriff! – Habe ein Hinterzimmer in deinem Geschäft! – Tu etwas, was once noch nie zuvor jemand getan hat! – Mach deinen activity intestine, aber nicht zu intestine! – Philosophiere nur zufällig! – Bedenke alles, bereue nichts! – Mit diesen und anderen Antworten auf die eine Frage „Wie soll ich leben?“ führt Sarah Bakewell durch das ungewöhnliche Leben des Weingutbesitzers, Liebhabers, Essayisten, Bürgermeisters und Reisenden Michel de Montaigne. Dabei gelingt ihr das Kunststück, ihn ganz im 16. Jahrhundert, im Zeitalter der Religionskriege, zu verorten und gerade dadurch für unsere Zeit verständlich zu machen. Wie soll guy Montaigne lesen? Nicht wie ein style, um sich zu amüsieren, und nicht wie die Ehrgeizigen, um sich zu belehren. „Nein. Lesen sie ihn, um zu leben!“, empfahl der große Flaubert.
„Eine bezaubernde Einführung in Leben und Denken Montaignes und ein großes Lesevergnügen. Hier ist eine Autorin, deren Liebe zu ihrem Gegenstand ansteckend ist.“ Mark Lilla, the hot York evaluate of Books
„Eine Mischung aus Biographie und Alain-de-Bottonesker Lebensphilosophie, … die erfreulichste Einführung in Montaigne in englischer Sprache, … eine überzeugende Verbindung von Literatur und Leben.“ Timothy Chesters, the days Literary Supplement
„Montaigne hat hier die Biographie, die er verdient, und hätte seine Freude an ihrem unkonventionellen Aufbau.“ Michael Bywater, The Independent
„Eine wunderbar souveräne und klare Einführung … guy kann Sarah Bakewell nur dazu gratulieren, dass sie den Lesern einen so reizvollen Zugang zu Montaigne eröffnet.“ David Sexton, night Standard
„Glänzend konzipiert und vorzüglich geschrieben. … Sarah Bakewell bringt eine neue iteration dazu, sich in Montaigne zu verlieben …, enorm fesselnd …, rühmenswert.“ James McConnachie, Sunday Times
„Das Buch schöpft gekonnt eine Lebenskunst aus dem breiten Strom der Montaigne'schen Prosa. … Eine überragende, begnadete Einführung in den Meister!“ Adam Thorpe, Guardian
By John Clauson,Alice Sullivan
Over the span of 3 days, as he and his father equipped a yard fence, John realized his father’s hidden story—how Wallace Clauson has been recruited from an Iowa farm as a result of an mistakes in a highschool textbook. He realized of a gathering with Einstein, and approximately his father’s function within the chilly warfare, and NASA and Iranian missiles.
Stunned into silence and left to query the full textile of his formative years, John sought after purely to put out of your mind his father’s phrases. in truth, for the following fifteen years, he by no means spoke approximately what his father had confessed over that weekend. yet he couldn’t really omit. Upon his father’s loss of life, John was once given his father’s workbench, which contained a hidden packet of industrial cards—Wallace’s ultimate plea to have his tale instructed. therefore the adventure towards gaining knowledge of the extreme clandestine lifestyles and occupation of Wallace Clauson began.
Missileman is the tale of that trip. it's the real account of the way Wallace Clauson stored his genuine paintings hidden from his relations and his pals for 50 years. relocating each few years, even dwelling for a interval Zurich, Switzerland, Clauson led a existence packed with anxiousness and suspicion. Missileman tells how Clauson may regularly payment flight manifests prior to flying and stands out as the final one at the aircraft to ensure no unregistered passenger had embarked. How he consistently subsidized into his driveway to make sure a short getaway if important. How he had his son’s automobile outfitted with a GPS transmitter—in the Seventies! How in Switzerland they lived in a home with a mystery passageway resulting in an underground assembly room. and the way the kinfolk was once continuously watched through a number of brokers to make sure their safety.
Missileman is a narrative of intrigue and beauty and discovery as son John Clauson finds how his father, a stealth govt agent operating opposed to the Russians throughout the chilly conflict, by some means controlled to take care of a double lifestyles and preserve his kin secure and sheltered from the various risks inherent in his mystery lifestyles as a missileman.
By Etienne Klein
«Dalla penna di Klein nasce un Einstein vivissimo, idealista e romantico, un genio con lo sguardo di un ragazzino.»
Albert Einstein non è stato solo uno dei massimi scienziati della storia, è diventato una vera e propria icona. l. a. sua figura suscita entusiasmo e according to molti è fonte di ispirazione. C’è perfino chi tiene le sue foto appese alle pareti di casa, quasi si trattasse di un amico. Lo fa anche Étienne Klein, che sin da ragazzo ne ha subito il fascino e che in questo libro ne segue passo passo le tracce in step with ricostruire los angeles storia dell’uomo e dello scienziato, con le sue vicende personali e l. a. vita pubblica da mostro sacro della cultura, i legami di amicizia e gli amori (primo fra tutti, los angeles ricerca). L'autore tenta di ritrovare il cittadino del mondo che è stato Einstein nei vari Paesi in cui ha vissuto, va in giro in bicicletta come faceva lui, si sdraia sui medesimi prati a contemplare il cielo, passeggia nelle stesse città (Aarau, Zurigo, Berna, Praga…) Seguendolo dalla nativa Ulm fino all’esilio negli Stati Uniti, scrive los angeles biografia personale e appassionata di un genio della scienza, un intellettuale di rara perspicacia, uno strenuo difensore della libertà e un personaggio profondamente umano, sempre presente nell'attualità, nonostante l. a. distanza nel pace. Le intuizioni e le scoperte scientifiche del padre delle due teorie della relatività, raccontate con parole semplici, partendo dai luoghi stessi in cui sono country concepite.
By Miriam C Davis
By Henry R. Bourne
By Terrie M. Romano
In Victorian Britain medical medication encompassed an array of actions, from laboratory study and using scientific applied sciences during the implementation of sanitary measures that tired canals and avoided the adulteration of milk and bread. even supposing such a lot practitioners supported clinical medication, controversies arose over the place judgements will be made, within the laboratory or within the hospital, and through whom -- clinical practitioners or learn scientists. during this learn, Terrie Romano makes use of the existence and eclectic profession of Sir John Burdon Sanderson (1829-1905) to discover the Victorian crusade to make medication scientific.
Sanderson, in lots of methods a prototypical Victorian, begun his expert paintings as a scientific practitioner and scientific Officer of future health in London, then turned a pathologist and physiologist and at last the Regius Professor of drugs at Oxford. His occupation illustrates the common help in this period for a drugs in keeping with technology. In Making medication Scientific, Romano argues this aid used to be fueled by means of the optimism attribute of the Victorian age, while the appliance of medical how to a number of social difficulties was once anticipated to accomplish growth. dust and affliction in addition to the fabric tradition of experimentation -- from frogs to images -- symbolize the tangible context during which Sanderson lived and labored. Romano's targeted portrayal finds a desirable determine who embodied the untidy nature of the Victorian age's shift from an highbrow approach rooted in faith to 1 in accordance with science.
By Jack Andraka
By Donald G. Godfrey
This is the 1st biography of the $64000 yet long-forgotten American inventor Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934). Historian Donald G. Godfrey records the lifetime of Jenkins from his early life in Indiana and formative years within the West to his paintings as a prolific inventor whose productiveness used to be minimize brief by way of an early demise. Jenkins used to be an inventor who made a difference.
As one in all America's maximum self reliant inventors, Jenkins's ardour was once to fulfill the desires of his day and the long run. In 1895 he produced the 1st movie projector capable of convey a movie on a wide reveal, coincidentally igniting the 1st movie boycott between his Quaker audience whilst the movie he screened confirmed a woman's ankle. Jenkins produced the 1st American tv photos in 1923, and built the single absolutely working broadcast tv station in Washington, D.C. transmitting to ham operators from coast to coast in addition to programming for his neighborhood audience.
Godfrey's biography increases the profile of C. Francis Jenkins from his former position within the footnotes to his rightful place as a real pioneer of latest movie and tv. alongside the way in which, it offers a window into the earliest days of either films and tv in addition to the now-vanished international of the self sustaining inventor.
By Jan Golinski
In The Experimental Self, Golinski argues that Davy’s existence is better understood as a chronic means of self-experimentation. He follows Davy from his younger enthusiasm for physiological test via his self-fashioning as a guy of technological know-how in a interval while the trail to a systematic profession was once now not as well-trodden because it is this day. What emerges is a portrait of Davy as an inventive fashioner of his personal identification via a lifelong sequence of experiments in selfhood.