On Giants' Shoulders

Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA

Author: Melvyn Bragg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942656

Category: Science

Page: 384

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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.

On Giants' Shoulders

Beyond a Personal Myth

Author: Simon J. Watson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 144013555X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 306

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.

On Giants' Shoulders

Bringing New Life to Japan

Author: Patrick McElligott

Publisher: Ambassador-Emerald, International

ISBN: 9781840301229

Category: Married people in missionary work

Page: 240

View: 6072

On Giants' Shoulders

Studies in Christian Apologetics

Author: Edgar C. Powell

Publisher: Day One Pub

ISBN: 9780902548930

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 687

Strong facts with which to answer evolutionists.

On Giants' Shoulders

Introducing Great Theologians - from Luther to Barth

Author: Michael Reeves

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9781844744954

Category: Christianity

Page: 171

View: 7729

On the Shoulders of Giants

The Post-Italianate Edition

Author: Robert K. Merton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226520862

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 319

View: 4962

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

Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots

201 Smart Ways to Handle the Toughest People Issues

Author: Vicky Oliver

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402220405

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 1089

Have you confronted any of these coworkers or bosses recently? The Grumpy Martyr The Boss's Pet The Credit Snatcher Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots is designed to help people with all their office issues, from an exasperating coworker to a boss from hell. This book helps readers quickly pinpoint their problems and implement immediate tactics to resolve them. Vicky Oliver has helped more than 5,000 working people at different levels in different fields resolve their work problems. Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots is a direct result of what she has learned as a career expert who has made herself available to help people in their times of need. With this book in hand, readers will have the answers to all their difficult work issues and will see their job satisfaction skyrocket.

Standard English

Author: Barry Spurr,Lloyd Cameron

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 9781741250688

Category: English literature

Page: 320

View: 4800

On the Shoulders of Giants

A Course in Single Variable Calculus

Author: Geoff Smith,Gordon McLelland

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868407173

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 2650

Presents a treatment of single variable Calculus designed as an introductory tertiary level mathematics textbook for engineering and science students. The subject matter is developed by modeling physical problems, some of which would normally be encountered by students as experiments in a first year physics course.

The Immersive Internet

Reflections on the Entangling of the Virtual with Society, Politics and the Economy

Author: R. Teigland,D. Power

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283025

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 2995

Collecting short thought pieces by some of the leading thinkers on the emerging 'Immersive Internet', Power and Teigland's book questions what a more immersive and intimate internet – based on social media, augmented reality, virtual worlds, online games, 3D internet and beyond – might mean for society and for each of us.

On the Shoulders of Freud

Freud, Lacan, and the Psychoanalysis of Phallic Ideology

Author: Roberto Speziale-Bagliacca

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412830164

Category: Psychology

Page: 98

View: 2569

Taking his title from a saying of the French philosopher Bernard de Chartres that "even dwarfs on the shoulders of giants can see farther than them," the author offers a brilliant new reading of the history of psychoanalysis. Roberto Speziale-Bagliacca exploits Sigmund Freud's fundamental stature, but rejects the common belief that "orthodox" psychoanalysis begins and ends with its founder. The author attempts to "see farther" than those who deny the advances and radical epistemological ruptures that have enriched and modified psychoanalysis after Freud. He also rejects the presumptions of those who condemn Freud for having "missed" much that only today is held to be true in psychoanalytic theory. In the author's view the relatively slow development of new ideas in psychoanalysis is traceable to what he terms "closure"-the narrow authoritarianism with which Freud's and his first followers protected the validity and basic outline of his method. Aware that a new approach to the understanding of the Freudian revolution means challenging this authoritarianism, Speziale-Bagliacca analyzes three chapters of the history of psychoanalysis to test its resilience: the Eissler-Roazen controversy over the suicide of Freud's pupil Victor Tausk, the case of the Wolf-Man analyzed by Freud, and the personality of Jacques Lacan and its influence on his writing and teaching method. In each instance, the author demonstrates how psychoanalytic knowledge runs the risk of becoming a closed system, a sort of secret society. To Speziale-Bagliacca, Freud is not infallible, but his "dethroning" must be conducted with courage, honesty, and an awareness of the inevitable anxiety that such an operation imposes. "On Freud's Shoulders "is an authoritative work on the complex ways in which psychoanalysis can look at its history and improve its therapeutic approach.

Giants - Sie sind erwacht

Roman

Author: Sylvain Neuvel

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641168147

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3924

Schlafende Giganten Als die kleine Rose eines Abends beim Spielen in einer Höhle eine gewaltige Metallhand entdeckt, ahnt sie noch nicht, dass dieser Fund ihr ganzes Leben verändern wird. Siebzehn Jahre später will sie, inzwischen eine herausragende Physikerin, das noch immer ungelöste Rätsel aufklären. Gemeinsam mit einem Expertenteam aus Wissenschaftlern und Militärs findet Rose heraus, dass die Hand zu einem riesigen Roboter gehört, dessen Körperteile über den ganzen Globus verteilt sind. Doch wer hat den Roboter gebaut? Wann wurde er in der Erde vergraben? Und was bedeuten die seltsamen Zeichen auf dem Metall?

On the Shoulders of Giants

33 New Ways to Guide Yourself to Greatness

Author: Rhondalynn Korolak

Publisher: Imagineering Unlimited

ISBN: 9780980557800

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 2627

You can either look for the "secret" ...or be one of the few who are LIVING it! On the Shoulders of Giants is more than just another book about how to develop a positive attitude or use the law of attraction. This fresh look at 33 pieces of timeless wisdom finally puts what you want most in life within easy reach. It's about what really works and WHY. Based on her struggle to rebuild her life after a senseless tragedy, the author brilliantly demonstrates how to make profound shifts in your life, work, finances, health, relationships, and more, whether you are going through a troubled time, or just looking for real ways to live better-much better! Learn how to: *Stop being so good at getting what you don't want*Understand how simple it is to get what you DO want*See how "Imagineering" a better life is the shortest path to living it*Fix what you think is wrong in your life-without changing a thing*Make simple choices that accelerate your success

What Can One Person Do?

Faith to Heal a Broken World

Author: Sabina Alkire

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0898697840

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 4443

Contributors: Ann Barham, Chloe Bryer, Ian T. Douglas What Can One Person Do? confronts a poverty-stricken world, and with clarity of purpose offers practical steps to create lasting change. Global poverty can be reduced through a series of achievable objectives: the eight Millennium Development goals agreed to by the international community at the Millennium Summit in 2000. World leaders and faith communities have adopted the MDGs, as well as the ideas found within this book--for the authors demonstrate that as shared vision grows and as these goals are accomplished, human communities shall indeed flourish.

On the Shoulders of Giants

Author: Lines M E

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351427067

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 8746

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.

On the Shoulders of Giants

My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416549918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3936

From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the fervent fiction and poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, the groundbreaking art of Aaron Douglas and William H. Johnson, and the triumphant music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong gave voice and expression to the thoughts and emotions that Jim Crow segregation laws had long sought to stifle. In On the Shoulders of Giants, indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites the reader on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life. Beginning with the rise of the Harlem Rens as pioneers of professional basketball, Kareem traces the many streams of historical influence that converged to create the man he is today -- the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a veritable African-American icon. Travel deep into the soul of the Renaissance -- to the night clubs, restaurants, basketball games, and fabulous parties that have made footprints in Harlem's history. Meet the athletes, jazz musicians, comedians, actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, and writers who not only inspired Kareem's rise to greatness but an entire nation's. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in the midst of a cultural reawakening, carried on the shoulders of athletes trying to prove there was a lot more at stake than a ball game, men and women who made music that could break your heart, and writers and intellectuals who gave voice to not just the ideals of a movement but the raw emotions. Kareem tells what it took to get these revolutionaries to Harlem and how they changed the world. A world that is still riding on the shoulders of giants.