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On Giants Shoulders

Author : Melvyn Bragg
ISBN : 9781848942653
Genre : Science
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The fascinating story of science unfolds in this account of the lives and extraordinary discoveries of twelve of its greatest figures - Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Lavoisier, Faraday, Darwin, Poincaré, Freud, Einstein, Marie Curie and Crick and Watson. Exploring their impact and legacy with leading scientists of today including Stephen Jay Gould, Oliver Sacks, Lewis Wolpert, Susan Greenfield, Roger Penrose and Richard Dawkins, Melvyn Bragg illuminates the core issues of science past and present, and conveys the excitement and importance of the scientific quest.
Category: Science

On Giants Shoulders

Author : Simon J. Watson
ISBN : 9781440135552
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Many of us are seeking new meaning for our lives and a fresh spiritual perspective in a world rocked by global warming, economic meltdowns, and political unrest. For those ready to challenge or refresh some of their deepest beliefs and assumptions, this book is an invaluable guide to a new way of spiritual thinking. In a series of candid and increasingly dynamic dialogues that echo and interpret many of the ideas and concepts of spiritual, religious and metaphysical teachers of past and present, the author engages in a steadfast and relentless pursuit of a deeper, clearer understanding of the intangible truths of our existence, until they become his own. The book covers subjects such as: The true nature of time Facing fear and overcoming victim status Understanding violence and war What free will' really means The purpose of negative events The four levels of human consciousness Why conscious being is more important than busy doing How you relate to your Soul The essential polarities of Good and Evil The Nature of God You will find yourself turning to this book time and again as you grow in awareness and continue to seek new ways to make sense of your life and world in these unsettling times. Each time you read it you'll discover something new.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Robert K. Merton
ISBN : 9780226520865
Genre : Literary Collections
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With playfulness and a large dose of wit, Robert Merton traces the origin of Newton's aphorism, "If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Using as a model the discursive and digressive style of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Merton presents a whimsical yet scholarly work which deals with the questions of creativity, tradition, plagiarism, the transmission of knowledge, and the concept of progress. "This book is the delightful apotheosis of donmanship: Merton parodies scholarliness while being faultlessly scholarly; he scourges pedantry while brandishing his own abstruse learning on every page. The most recondite and obscure scholarly squabbles are transmuted into the material of comedy as the ostensible subject is shouldered to one side by yet another hobby horse from Merton's densely populated stable. He has created a jeu d'esprit which is profoundly suggestive both in detail and as a whole."—Sean French, Times Literary Supplement
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On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Stephen M. Maurer
ISBN : 9781108124942
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents eleven classic papers by the late Professor Suzanne Scotchmer with introductions by leading economists and legal scholars. This book introduces Scotchmer's life and work; analyses her pioneering contributions to the economics of patents and innovation incentives, with a special focus on the modern theory of cumulative innovation; and describes her pioneering work on law and economics, evolutionary game theory, and general equilibrium/club theory. This book also provides a self-contained introduction to students who want to learn more about the various fields that Professor Scotchmer worked in, with a particular focus on patent incentives and cumulative innovation.
Category: Business & Economics

On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Lines M E
ISBN : 9781351427067
Genre : Science
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On the Shoulders of Giants investigates the relationship between the disciplines of physics and mathematics and shows how many of the most significant advances of 20th-century physics rely on mathematics developed, sometimes much earlier, with no particular physics application in mind. Quoting from mathematicians such as Poincaré and Euclid and physicists such as Newton and Feynman, the links between the two disciplines are explored in the author's entertaining style, providing a fascinating account of the twists and turns in scientific progress through the ages.
Category: Science

On Giants Shoulders

Author : Michael Reeves
ISBN : 1844744957
Genre : Christianity
File Size : 68.80 MB
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Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Steven Brooks
ISBN : 9780768496437
Genre : Religion
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants is a book that opens up the vastly unexplored subject of mantles. Just as Elijah passed on his mantle (his anointing) to Elisha, we see clearly through the pages of this book just exactly how mantles are transferred, received, and imparted through the workings of the Holy Spirit. This fascinating topic is highlighted by biblical illustrations, modern day stories, and the author's own extraordinary personal testimony. This book is essential reading for those who desire to be positioned for the soon coming move of God that is destined to break upon the Church with an unprecedented deluge of God's glory, His cleansing fire, and an enormous harvest of souls that will be of epic proportions.
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The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : Ken Chapman
ISBN : 9780595340866
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Every young person needs a role model, coach, mentor or friend who believes in them and insists that they believe in themselves. Authors Anthony James and Ken Chapman share the stories of twenty-eight outstanding African-Americans who faced head on the challenges of realizing their potential and chose to make a difference in the lives of their families, their communities, and their world. Their stories, struggles, and strengths will inspire and empower a younger generation to discipline themselves and act with decisiveness to better our world. These African-American leaders often acted in unexpected ways and their examples challenge adults to provide a "shoulder" for a young to stand on.
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On The Shoulders Of Giants

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309084499
Genre : Education
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What mathematics should be learned by today's young people as well as tomorrow's workforce? On the Shoulders of Giants is a vision of richness of mathematics expressed in essays on change, dimension, quantity, shape, and uncertainty, each of which illustrate fundamental strands for school mathematics. These essays expand on the idea of mathematics as the language and science of patterns, allowing us to realize the importance of providing hands-on experience and the development of a curriculum that will enable students to apply their knowledge to diverse numerical problems.
Category: Education