Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer

Author: Michael White

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000739201X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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First time in ebook format, this biography of Isaac Newton reveals the extraordinary influence that the study of alchemy had on the greatest Early Modern scientific discoveries. In this ‘ground breaking biography’ Michael White destroys the myths of the life of Isaac Newton and reveals a portrait of the scientist as the last sorcerer.
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Newton - Wie ein Arschloch das Universum neu erfand

Author: Florian Freistetter

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Im 17. Jahrhundert war es höchste Zeit, dass ein Genie auftauchte und Schneisen ins Dickicht des Unwissens schlug. Isaac Newton war dieses Genie. Und ein Arschloch. Science Buster Florian Freistetter zeigt, wie intrigant und hinterhältig Newton wirklich war und dass sein Hass auf Robert Hooke und Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz keine Grenzen kannte. Gleichzeitig beweist er, dass Newton die Physik niemals revolutioniert hätte, wenn er nicht solch ein Kotzbrocken gewesen wäre. Wenn Genialität auf Streitsucht trifft – und dabei ein kosmisches Arschloch herauskommt, davon erzählt Freistetters Buch mit schonungslosem Humor.
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Isaac Newton

Discovering Laws that Govern the Universe

Author: Michael White

Publisher: Blackbirch Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781567113266

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician who changed our perception of the universe.
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The Last Witchfinder

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Author: James Morrow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865617

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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A great historical novel following the picaresque adventures of Jennet, daughter of the last Witchfinder of Mercia and East Anglia. Jennet is the daughter of the Witchfinder of Mercia and East Anglia. Whilst her father roams the countryside in search of heretics, Jennet is left behind to be schooled by her aunt Isobel in the New Philosophy principally expounded by Isaac Newton. But her aunt's style of scientific enquiry soon attracts the attention of the witchfinders. To save her aunt, Jennet travels to Cambridge to seek the help of Newton himself. Isobel is burned at the stake but in her dying moments, begs Jennet to devote her life to overturning the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act. This is a huge rollercoaster of a novel as Jennet travels to America and witnesses the Salem witch trials; is abducted by Indians; begins an affair with Benjamin Franklin; travels back to England and finally meets the real Newton; is shipwrecked; then ends up back in America where her brother is now the Witchfinder Royal. In a great final showdown between old superstition and new science, Jennet decides to have herself accused of witchcraft in order to disprove its existence.
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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Strange and Inventive Life of Robert Hook 1653 - 1703

Author: Stephen Inwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330532189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Robert Hooke was one of the most inventive, versatile and prolific scientists of the late 17th Century, but for 300 years his reputation has been overshadowed by those of his two great contemporaries, his friend Sir Christopher Wren and his rival Sir Isaac Newton. If he is remembered today, it is as the author of a law of elasticity or as amisanthrope who accused Newton of stealing his ideas on gravity. This book, the first life of Hooke for nearly fifty years, rescues its subject from centuries of obscurity and misjudgement. It shows us Hooke the prolific inventor, the mechanic, the astronomer, the anatomist, the pioneer of geology, meteorology and microscopy, the precursor of Lavoisier and Darwin. It also gives us Hooke the architect of Bedlam and the Monument, the supervisor of London's rebuilding after the Great Fire, the watchmaker, the consumer of prodigious quantities of medicines and purgatives, the candid diarist, the lover, the hoarder of money and secrets, the coffee house conversationalist. This is an absorbing study of a fascinating and unduly forgotten man.
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The Promethean Illusion

The Western Belief in Human Mastery of Nature

Author: Bob Tostevin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786462280

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This book explores two contradictory realities: our continuing belief that nature is subject to our willful control and nature’s refusal to abide by this belief. It investigates particular aspects of modern science and spotlights the impact Newtonian science had upon the Western world. It then critically assesses twentieth century developments in science, presenting a number of biological and ecological case studies that document the various limitations that the natural world places upon human knowledge. The analysis argues against programmatic proposals to control nature via genetic engineering and planet management.
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Isaac Newton

die Geburt des modernen Denkens

Author: James Gleick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538071865

Category: Physicists

Page: 258

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Coffee with Isaac Newton

Author: Michael White

Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub

ISBN: 9781844836116

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Presents a fictionalized interview with Isaac Newton, where the British physicist discusses his life, his work, and his times.
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Theology and Modern Physics

Author: Professor Peter E Hodgson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409476936

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The new discoveries in physics during the twentieth century have stimulated intense debate about their relevance to age-old theological questions. Views range from those holding that modern physics provides a surer road to God than traditional religions, to those who say that physics and theology are incommensurable and so do not relate. At the very least, physics has stimulated renewed theological discussions. In this critical introduction to the science–theology debate, Peter E. Hodgson draws on his experience as a physicist to present the results of modern physics and the theological implications. Written for those with little or no scientific background, Hodgson describes connections between physics, philosophy and theology and then explains Newtonian physics and Victorian physics, the theories of relativity, astronomy and quantum mechanics, and distinguishes the actual results of modern physics from speculations. The connections with theology are explored throughout. The concluding section draws discussions together and makes an important new contribution to the debate.
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Shakespiritualism

Shakespeare and the Occult, 1850–1950

Author: J. Kahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137313552

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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This study concerns itself with a now-forgotten religious group, Spiritualists, and how their ensuing discussions of Shakespeare's meaning, his writing practices, his possible collaborations, and the supposed purity and/or corruption of his texts anticipated, accompanied, or silhouetted similar debates in Shakespeare Studies.
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An Equation for Every Occasion

Fifty-Two Formulas and Why They Matter

Author: John M. Henshaw

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421414929

Category: Mathematics

Page: 200

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With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you’ll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of cards. John M. Henshaw’s intriguing true accounts, each inspired by a different mathematical equation, are both succinct and easy to read. His tales come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous equations, like E=mc 2, appear alongside tales of not-so-famous—but equally fascinating—equations, such as the one used to determine the SPF number for sunscreen. Drawn from the breadth of human endeavor, Henshaw's stories demonstrate the power and utility of math. He entertains us by exploring the ways that equations can be used to explain, among other things, Ponzi schemes, the placebo effect, "dog years," IQ, the wave mechanics of tsunamis, the troubled modern beekeeping industry, and the Challenger disaster. Smartly conceived and fast paced, his book offers something for anyone curious about math and its impacts.
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Europe

A Cultural History

Author: Peter Rietbergen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317606299

Category: History

Page: 618

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This third, revised and augmented edition of Peter Rietbergen’s highly acclaimed Europe: A Cultural History provides a major and original contribution to the study of Europe. From ancient Babylonian law codes to Pope Urban’s call to crusade in 1095, and from Michelangelo on Italian art in 1538 to Sting’s songs in the late twentieth century, the expressions of the culture that has developed in Europe are diverse and wide-ranging. This exceptional text expertly connects this variety, explaining them to the reader in a thorough and yet highly readable style. Presented chronologically, Europe: A Cultural History examines the many cultural building blocks of Europe, stressing their importance in the formation of the continent’s ever-changing cultural identities. Starting with the beginnings of agricultural society and ending with the mass culture of the early twenty-first century, the book uses literature, art, science, technology and music to examine Europe’s cultural history in terms of continuity and change. Rietbergen looks at how societies developed new ways of surviving, believing, consuming and communicating throughout the period. His book is distinctive in paying particular attention to the ways early Europe has been formed through the impact of a variety of cultures, from Celtic and German to Greek and Roman. The role of Christianity is stressed, but as a contested variable, as are the influences from, for example, Asia in the early modern period and from American culture and Islamic immigrants in more recent times. Since anxieties over Europe's future mount, this third edition text has been thoroughly revised for the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Moreover, it now also includes a 'dossier' of some seventeen essay-like vignettes that highlight cultural phenomena said to be characteristic of Europe: social solidarity, capitalism, democracy and so forth. With a wide selection of illustrations, maps, excerpts of sources and even lyrics from contemporary songs to support the arguments, this book both serves the general reader as well as students of historical and cultural studies.
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Performing Science and the Virtual

Author: Sue-Ellen Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134122322

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This impressive new book from Sue-Ellen Case looks at how science has been performed throughout history, tracing a line from nineteenth century alchemy to the twenty-first century virtual avatar. In this bold and wide-ranging book that is written using a crossbreed of styles, we encounter a glance of Edison in his laboratory, enter the soundscape of John Cage and raid tombs with Lara Croft. Case looks at the intersection of science and performance, the academic treatment of classical plays and internet-like bytes on contemporary issues and experiments where the array of performances include: electronic music Sun Ra, the jazz musician the recursive play of tape from Samuel Beckett to Pauline Oliveros Performing Science and the Virtual reviews how well these performances borrow from spiritualist notions of transcendence, as well as the social codes of race, gender and economic exchange. This book will appeal to academics and graduates studying theatre and performance studies, cultural studies and philosophy.
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Gravity

Author: Jason Chin

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1466868031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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What keeps objects from floating out of your hand? What if your feet drifted away from the ground? What stops everything from floating into space? Gravity. As in his previous books, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island, Jason Chin has taken a complex subject and made it brilliantly accessible to young readers in this unusual, innovative, and very beautiful book. Chin's approach makes this book a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students. A Neal Porter Book
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Newtons Werk

Die Begründung der modernen Naturwissenschaft

Author: FAUVEL,FLOOD,SHORTLAND,WILSON

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034862237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 325

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Sir Isaac Newton's Optik

oder, Abhandlung über Spiegelungen, Brechungen, Beugungen und Farben des Lichts (1704)

Author: Sir Isaac Newton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Optics

Page: N.A

View: 551

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Principia

Roman

Author: Neal Stephenson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641025478

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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London, 1714: Der Naturphilosoph, Puritaner und Querdenker Daniel Waterhouse kehrt als alter Mann nach England zurück. Er hat der hohen See und berüchtigten Piraten getrotzt, um in der Heimat im erbitterten Streit zwischen Newton und Leibniz zu vermitteln. Doch kaum angekommen, sieht Waterhouse sich bereits in ein Komplott verstrickt. Ein wahrhaft teuflischer Anschlag auf den Londoner Tower zielt auf die Vernichtung der sich entwickelnden modernen Geldwirtschaft im Empire, und damit letztlich auf die Zerstörung der neuen Weltordnung. Im Zentrum dieser Umtriebe steht Jack Shaftoe, König der Vagabunden und Newtons Nemesis. Allerdings treibt ihn nicht sein Hang zu perfiden Schurkenstreichen in dieses finstere Spiel, sondern seine Liebe zu der einzigartigen Eliza. Deren Lebensweg führte von einem türkischen Harem erst an den Hof des Sonnenkönigs und schließlich sogar zu einer eigenen Grafschaft. Nun aber setzt Ludwig XIV. Eliza als lebendes Unterpfand in seinem Ringen um die Macht in Europa ein ...
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Der Countdown des Todes. Private Games

Thriller

Author: James Patterson,Mark Sullivan

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641091020

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ein grausamer Mord bei den Olympischen Spielen in London – und es sollen weitere folgen ... London 2012. „Private“, die renommierteste Ermittlungsagentur der Welt, wird beauftragt, sich um die Sicherheit der Olympischen Spiele zu kümmern. Doch schon vor der Eröffnungsfeier ereignet sich ein grausamer Mord: Ein hochrangiges Mitglied des Organisationskomitees wird geköpft. Private-Ermittler Peter Knight wird zum Tatort gerufen. Kurz darauf erhält eine Reporterin einen Brief von einem Mann, der sich „Cronus“ nennt und sich für den Mord verantwortlich erklärt. Er kündigt an, die Spiele „reinigen“ zu wollen – indem er alle tötet, die den ursprünglichen Olympischen Gedanken beschmutzen ...
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Einstein, Bohr und die große Debatte über das Wesen der Wirklichkeit

Author: Manjit Kumar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827010193

Category:

Page: 540

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