By Ernst Haeckel
This booklet is a duplicate of the unique e-book released in 1874 and should have a few imperfections comparable to marks or hand-written notes.
By Ernst Haeckel
By Andrew Pickering
Andrew Pickering deals a brand new method of the unpredictable nature of swap in technology, bearing in mind the intense variety of factors—social, technological, conceptual, and natural—that engage to impact the production of medical wisdom. In his view, machines, tools, evidence, theories, conceptual and mathematical constructions, disciplined practices, and humans are in continuously transferring relationships with one another—"mangled" jointly in unforeseeable ways in which are formed by means of the contingencies of tradition, time, and place.
Situating fabric in addition to human organisation of their better cultural context, Pickering makes use of case stories to teach how this photograph of the open, changeable nature of technological know-how advances a richer knowing of clinical paintings either previous and current. Pickering examines intimately the development of the bubble chamber in particle physics, the hunt for the quark, the development of the quarternion process in arithmetic, and the creation of computer-controlled computing device instruments in undefined. He makes use of those examples to handle the main simple parts of medical practice—the improvement of experimental equipment, the construction of proof, the advance of idea, and the interrelation of machines and social organization.
By J. L. Lemke
Talking Science discusses the position of language in educating and in communique of medical and technical matters. It identifies and analyzes the numerous options lecturers and scholars use to speak approximately technological know-how and to steer one another's ideals and behaviour. exact emphasis is put on interpreting styles of social interplay, the position of language and semantics in speaking clinical innovations, and the social values and pursuits which lie in the back of those styles of conversation. operating from transcripts of recordings made in genuine technology school rooms, this quantity is going past prior paintings at the association of school room discourse to teach how the conceptual content material of a really expert topic is basically communicated during the semantic styles that lecturers and scholars weave with language. sleek options of discourse research are used to put the verbal exchange of technology within the context of lecture room classes, debates, and disruptions. serious research extra exhibits how a mystique of technological know-how is perpetuated in school rooms and identifies the hidden social pursuits it serves.
By Jie Jack Li
By Elliott Sober
By Peter Middleton
In Physics Envy, Peter Middleton examines the effect of technological know-how, fairly physics, on American poetry due to the fact international warfare II. He specializes in such diversified poets as Charles Olson, Muriel Rukeyser, Amiri Baraka, and Rae Armantrout, between others, revealing how the tools and language of up to date traditional and social sciences—and even the discourse of the major well known technological know-how journal Scientific American—shaped their paintings. the connection, from time to time, prolonged within the different path in addition: major physicists resembling Robert Oppenheimer, Werner Heisenberg, and Erwin Schrödinger have been drawn to no matter if poetry can assist them clarify the strangeness of the hot, quantum global. Physics Envy is a background of technological know-how and poetry that exhibits how finally each one serves to light up the opposite in its quest for the real nature of things.
By Yair Neuman
Reviving the dwelling: which means Making in residing Systems offers a singular standpoint that pertains to present organic wisdom and concerns. Written via polymath Dr. Yair Neuman, the booklet demanding situations the dogmas that body our realizing of dwelling structures and offers a thorough replacement method of knowing the realm round us, person who avoids the pitfalls of non-scientific views comparable to Vitalism and Creationism.
In this suggestion scary and iconoclastic manuscript, Neuman follows the footsteps of Gregory Bateson, Mikhail Bakhtin, Michael Polanyi and others, to indicate that dwelling platforms are which means making platforms. The ebook delves into the original procedures of that means making that symbolize organisms as a special class of nature, and provides new and engaging insights right into a number of enigmatic organic phenomena from immune reminiscence to hidden lifestyles (cryptobiosis). It includes 4 components divided into 18 chapters and covers subject matters starting from reductionism and its pitfalls to genetics; why organisms are irreducible; immunology; which means making in language and biology; meaning-bridging the space among physics and semantics; context and reminiscence; and the poetry of residing. middle innovations and subject matters are illustrated utilizing examples dependent in present science.
This textual content will be of excessive curiosity to biologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and semioticians, in addition to to any reflective person who's prepared to envision the area of the residing from a singular and engaging perspective.
* offers a singular viewpoint that pertains to present organic wisdom and issues
* Poses notion upsetting rules for theoretical biologists, these learning philosophy of technology and the brain, cognitive scientists, semioticians, and other people concerned with synthetic Intelligence.
* contains examples established in present technological know-how to demonstrate center suggestions and themes
By Jo Marchant,Monika Niehaus
Dieses feinmechanische Wunderwerk ist Produkt eines technischen, astronomischen und mathematisch-physikalischen Wissens, das in den Jahrhunderten danach großteils wieder verlorenging. Eine analoge Rechenmaschine mit rund 30 Zahnrädern und epizyklischen Getriebezügen, die den elliptischen Verlauf der Planeten nachbildeten, und einem Differenzialgetriebe, das einen Sonnen- und einen Mondkalender synchronisierte – eine Getriebeart, wie sie in Westeuropa erst im 14. Jahrhundert neu erfunden wurde. Die Beschriftungen der Zahnräder deuten auf einen Ursprung in Syrakus, dorthin, wo nicht lange zuvor der große Archimedes gelebt hatte.
Seit über hundert Jahren wird der Mechanismus von Forschern mit Hingabe untersucht und nachgebaut, einige von ihnen ruinierten sich gesundheitlich, sozial und finanziell – der Apparat übte einen unheimlichen Zauber aus auf alle, die sich damit beschäftigten. Doch Stück für Stück entschlüsselten sie ein 2000 Jahre altes Rätsel; dieses Buch erzählt ihre faszinierende Geschichte.
By Mark Walker
By Cristian Berco
Known in early glossy Europe by means of many names – the French illness, the Bubas, and, finally, syphilis – the nice Pox used to be a prolonged illness that carried the stigma of sexuality and produced a gradual and painful loss of life. the most establishment which handled it, the pox sanatorium, has come all the way down to us as a stench-filled and overcrowded position that sought to regard the physique and reform the soul.
Using the only real surviving admissions booklet for Toledo, Spain’s clinic de Santiago, Cristian Berco reconstructs the lives of fellows and girls with the pox through tracing their reports ahead of, in the course of, and after their hospitalization. via an cutting edge mixture of clinical, institutional, and notarial assets, he explores the actual and social lives of the sufferers. What have been the social repercussions of dwelling with a shameful ailment? What did residing with this persistent affliction suggest for careers and networks, love and households, and daily relationships? From physique to Community is a textured research instantly touched by means of the ailment yet now not exclusively outlined through it.