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Ships And Science

Author : Larrie D. Ferreiro
ISBN : 026251415X
Genre : History
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The first book to portray the birth of naval architecture as an integral part of theScientific Revolution, examining its development and application across the major shipbuildingnations of Europe.
Category: History

Modeling Ships And Space Craft

Author : Gina Hagler
ISBN : 9781461445951
Genre : Science
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Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky begins with the theories of Aristotle and Archimedes, moving on to examine the work of Froude and Taylor, the early aviators and the Wright Brothers, Goddard and the other rocket men, and the computational fluid dynamic models of our time. It examines the ways each used fluid dynamic principles in the design of their vessels. In the process, this book covers the history of hydrodynamic (aero and fluid) theory and its progression – with some very accessible science examples – including seminal theories. Hydrodynamic principles in action are also explored with examples from nature and the works of man. This is a book for anyone interested in the history of technology – specifically the methods and science behind the use of scale models and hydrodynamic principles in the marine and aeronautical designs of today.
Category: Science

Science And Technology In The Global Cold War

Author : Naomi Oreskes
ISBN : 9780262526531
Genre : Science
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The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. These changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also research in agriculture, biomedicine, computer science, ecology, meteorology, and other fields. This volume examines science and technology in the context of the Cold War, considering whether the new institutions and institutional arrangements that emerged globally constrained technoscientific inquiry or offered greater opportunities for it. The contributors find that whatever the particular science, and whatever the political system in which that science was operating, the knowledge that was produced bore some relation to the goals of the nation-state. These goals varied from nation to nation; weapons research was emphasized in the United States and the Soviet Union, for example, but in France and China scientific independence and self-reliance dominated. The contributors also consider to what extent the changes to science and technology practices in this era were produced by the specific politics, anxieties, and aspirations of the Cold War.ContributorsElena Aronova, Erik M. Conway, Angela N. H. Creager, David Kaiser, John Krige, Naomi Oreskes, George Reisch, Sigrid Schmalzer, Sonja D. Schmid, Matthew Shindell, Asif A. Siddiqi, Zuoyue Wang, Benjamin Wilson
Category: Science

The Psychophysical Ear

Author : Alexandra Hui
ISBN : 9780262018388
Genre : Music
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An examination of how the scientific study of sound sensation became increasingly intertwined with musical aesthetics in nineteenth-century Germany and Austria. In the middle of the nineteenth century, German and Austrian concertgoers began to hear new rhythms and harmonies as non-Western musical ensembles began to make their way to European cities and classical music introduced new compositional trends. At the same time, leading physicists, physiologists, and psychologists were preoccupied with understanding the sensory perception of sound from a psychophysical perspective, seeking a direct and measurable relationship between physical stimulation and physical sensation. These scientists incorporated specific sounds into their experiments--the musical sounds listened to by upper middle class, liberal Germans and Austrians. In The Psychophysical Ear, Alexandra Hui examines this formative historical moment, when the worlds of natural science and music coalesced around the psychophysics of sound sensation, and new musical aesthetics were interwoven with new conceptions of sound and hearing. Hui, a historian and a classically trained musician, describes the network of scientists, musicians, music critics, musicologists, and composers involved in this redefinition of listening. She identifies a source of tension for the psychophysicists: the seeming irreconcilability between the idealist, universalizing goals of their science and the increasingly undeniable historical and cultural contingency of musical aesthetics. The convergence of the respective projects of the psychophysical study of sound sensation and the aesthetics of music was, however, fleeting. By the beginning of the twentieth century, with the professionalization of such fields as experimental psychology and ethnomusicology and the proliferation of new and different kinds of music, the aesthetic dimension of psychophysics began to disappear.
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H G Bronn Ernst Haeckel And The Origins Of German Darwinism

Author : Sander Gliboff
ISBN : UOM:39015077108036
Genre : Science
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Gliboff traces Bronn's influence on German Darwinism through the early career of Ernst Haeckel, Darwin's most famous nineteenth-century proponent and popularizer in Germany, who learned his Darwinism from the Bronn translation."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Science

The Tropics Of Empire

Author : Nicolás Wey Gómez
ISBN : UOM:39015077677931
Genre : History
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A radical revision of the geographical history of the discovery of the Americas that links Columbus's southbound route with colonialism, slavery, and today’s divide between the industrialized North and the developing South.
Category: History

Francia 35

Author : Deutsches Historisches Institut (Paris, France)
ISBN : WISC:89103424156
Genre : Europe
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Das Erwachen Des Feuers

Author : Anthony Ryan
ISBN : 9783608108972
Genre : Fiction
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Im riesigen Gebiet von Mandinorien gilt Drachenblut als das wertvollste Gut. Rote, grüne, blaue und schwarze Drachen werden gejagt, um an ihr Blut zu kommen. Das daraus gewonnene Elixier verleiht den wenigen Gesegneten übernatürliche Kräfte. Doch das letzte Zeitalter der Drachen neigt sich seinem Ende zu. Kaum jemand kennt die Wahrheit: Die Drachen werden immer weniger und schwächer. Sollten sie aussterben, wäre ein Krieg Mandinoriens mit dem benachbarten Corvantinischen Kaiserreich unausweichlich. Alle Hoffnung des Drachenblut-Syndikats beruht auf einem Gerücht, nach dem es eine weitere Drachenart gibt, die weitaus mächtiger ist als alle anderen. Claydon Torcreek, ein Dieb und unregistrierter Blutgesegneter, wird von der obersten Herrschergilde in das wilde, unerforschte Inland geschickt, um einem Geschöpf nachzuspüren, das er selbst für reine Legende hält: dem weißen Drachen. »Mühelos verbindet Ryan Drachen- Fantasy mit Spionageroman und Seeabenteuer, meisterhaft und glaubwürdig.« Publishers Weekly
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