The Life and Legacy of G. I. Taylor

Author: G. K. Batchelor,Sir Geoffrey Ingram Taylor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521461214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

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G.I. Taylor, one of the most distinguished physical scientists of this century, used his deep insight and originality to increase our understanding of phenomena such as the turbulent flow of fluids. His interest in the science of fluid flow was not confined to theory; he was one of the early pioneers of aeronautics, and designed a new type of anchor that was inspired by his passion for sailing. Taylor spent most of his working life in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, where he investigated the mechanics of fluid and solid materials; his discoveries and ideas have had application throughout mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering, meteorology, oceanography and materials science. He was also a noted research leader, and his group in Cambridge became one of the most productive centers for the study of fluid mechanics. How was Taylor able to be innovative in so many different ways? This interesting and unusual biography helps answer that question. Professor Batchelor, himself a student and close collaborator of Taylor, is ideally placed to describe Taylor's life, achievements and background. He does so without introducing any mathematical details, making this book enjoyable reading for a wide range of people--and especially those whose own interests have brought them into contact with the legacy of Taylor.
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The Love of My Life

A Heartbreaking Story of Love, Loss and Family

Author: Louise Douglas

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330509063

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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‘I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.’ Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca’s parents run Marinella’s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family. On a freezing January night Olivia’s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him – even though she knows she will not be welcome at Marinella’s. Olivia’s chance meeting with Luca’s married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel. The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity. It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.
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Life and Love of a Kamelyn

Author: Angel David Sanabria Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462895387

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

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Angel David Sanabria, Jr 1984-2010 Angel died August 21, 2010. He was 25 years old, Born in Austin, Texas, He and his parents Angel D. Sr, and Evette moved to Puerto Rico then later to Atlanta Georgia. He graduated in 2002 from Creekside high school located in Fairburn, Georgia where he displayed outstanding talent in poetry along with the love for people. His first poem was published in 2000 "Between Darkness and light", "The bay." Angel studied IT at IAU Dunwoody, Georgia. He was a car and motorcycle enthusiast, employed by Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia. He made many friends and most of all enjoyed riding his bike. Loved life to the fullest and gave inspiration to all and loved by all. His motto; "I'm always on the go... today I'm here and tomorrow I may be across the globe... I might as well live life while I can, theres a lot to see and do in this world but not enough time to do it all... I at least want to do most of it.... Ask anyone..." Angel's Father, mother, brother, step father, step sister and family all loved him deeply as a "wonderful son and brother."
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