A Passion for Discovery

  • Filename: a-passion-for-discovery.
  • ISBN: 9789812706461
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 221
  • Author: Peter George Oliver Freund
  • Publisher: World Scientific

This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, these stories cluster around some general themes having to do with the interaction between scientists, and with the impact of historic events — such as the advent of fascism and communism in the twentieth century — on scientists' behavior. Briefly, but lucidly, some of the beautiful science that brought these scientists together in the first place is explained.Author's webpage: http: //freund9.googlepages.com/peterfreundwritings

The Darwin Story

  • Filename: the-darwin-story.
  • ISBN: 0981954219
  • Release Date: 2009-08-15
  • Number of pages: 211
  • Author: T. S. Lee
  • Publisher:

Presents in graphic novel format the childhood and early career of Charles Darwin and describes how his perseverance helped him succeed both personally and professionally.

A Passion for DNA

  • Filename: a-passion-for-dna.
  • ISBN: 0198604289
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: James D. Watson
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

In 1953, two young and unknown scientists, James Watson and Francis Crick, sparked a worldwide revolution with their discovery of the molecular composition of DNA. In this collection of outspoken and topical essays, speeches and reports, Watson offers his unique insight into the advance of molecular genetics, the prospect of curing cancer over the next decade, how human genetic knowledge is likely to be used, particularly in relation to cloning and genetically modified food, as well as shedding light on his early life and career.

Leading with Passion

  • Filename: leading-with-passion.
  • ISBN: 0759103666
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: Sherene Suchy
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira

What does it take to lead the 21st-century museum? Balancing a head for business and working from the heart guided by passion! This is the message Sherene Suchy discovered in her work with more than 80 international museum directors whose thoughts and experiences ground this book on change management in 21st-century cultural organizations.


  • Filename: eternity.
  • ISBN: 1572931817
  • Release Date: 2006-06-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Joseph M. Stowell
  • Publisher: Discovery House Pub

"Using heaven as our point of reference lends new balance to life on earth and provides fresh alternatives for a world filled with hollow pursuits", says nationally known teacher and author, Joe Stowell. We belong to the world to come. In fact, since that world has already been planted in our hearts, we are already citizens of heaven. This well-known and respected Bible teacher shows how triumph in this present world can only come when we realize that while we live here, we don't really belong here. We belong in heaven, along side our Father and Creator.

A Passion for Giving

  • Filename: a-passion-for-giving.
  • ISBN: 9781118235775
  • Release Date: 2011-12-15
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Peter Klein
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Praise for A Passion for Giving "Klein and Berrie have produced a great book that manages to make complex issues simple. It blends with grace and craft the deep with the practical and the concrete with the philosophical. It is a precious tool for both the neophyte and the experienced philanthropist. It is both a useful manual and a profound exploration of the core values of giving. In a word, this book is a true gift." –Andres Spokoiny, President and CEO, Jewish Funders Network "Through the years, many people have asked us why we set up our family foundation and how we went about accomplishing this goal. The 'why' is easy to answer: we are fortunate enough to be able to give back and help others in need. The 'how' is perfectly explained in this compelling and very informative book by Peter Klein and Angelica Berrie." –Marilyn and Barry Rubenstein, The Marilyn and Barry Rubenstein Family Foundation "This book should be required reading for new donors and experienced philanthropists. Klein and Berrie have crafted a winning combination of practical guidelines and heartfelt personal accounts to create a moving call to action for anyone who wishes to give back. The stories remind us that when philanthropy, an intensely personal journey, is coupled with deep learning, transformation occurs for both the recipient and the donor." –Debra Mesch, PhD, Professor and Director, Women's Philanthropy Institute, IUPUI "I wish I could have had this book to guide me and refer to as my wife, Andrea, and I launched our Harbor Glow Foundation a decade ago. We would have been much more efficient in the process and more focused in our direction from the get-go. Peter and Angelica capture the spirit and nitty-gritty of a family foundation." –Michael Leeds, Co-Chair, Harbor Glow Foundation

A Passion for Egypt

  • Filename: a-passion-for-egypt.
  • ISBN: 1845114353
  • Release Date: 2007-12-15
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Julie Hankey
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks

This compelling biography of Arthur Weigall, the British Egyptologist and Chief Inspector of Antiquities, chronicles his involvement with the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb under Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon. Weigall came into conflict with Carter and Carnarvon over newspaper reporting of the famous find. His remarks to the press during that time led to the infamous story of the "Curse of the Pharaohs." This biography brings to life the atmosphere, intrigue, and intense competition in Egypt during the first quarter of the 20th century.

A Passion for History

  • Filename: a-passion-for-history.
  • ISBN: 9781935503576
  • Release Date: 2010-02-01
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
  • Publisher: Truman State University Press

The pathbreaking work of renowned historian Natalie Zemon Davis has added profoundly to our understanding of early modern society and culture. She rescues men and women from oblivion using her unique combination of rich imagination, keen intelligence, and archival sleuthing to uncover the past. Davis brings to life a dazzling cast of extraordinary people, revealing their thoughts, emotions, and choices in the world in which they lived. Thanks to Davis we can meet the impostor Arnaud du Tilh in her classic, The Return of Martin Guerre, follow three remarkable lives in Women on the Margins, and journey alongside a traveler and scholar in Trickster Travels as he moves between the Muslim and Christian worlds. In these conversations with Denis Crouzet, professor of history at the Sorbonne and well-known specialist on the French Wars of Religion, Davis examines the practices of history and controversies in historical method. Their discussion reveals how Davis has always pursued the thrill and joy of discovery through historical research. Her quest is influenced by growing up Jewish in the Midwest as a descendant of emigrants from Eastern Europe. She recounts how her own life as a citizen, a woman, and a scholar compels her to ceaselessly examine and transcend received opinions and certitudes. Natalie Zemon Davis reminds the reader of the broad possibilities to be found by studying the lives of those who came before us, and teaches us how to give voice to what was once silent.

A Passion for Gold

  • Filename: a-passion-for-gold.
  • ISBN: 087417502X
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Ralph Jackson Roberts
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press

Ralph Roberts's is not a household name in Nevada, but it should be - it was he who discovered the Carlin Belt gold deposits that created a major mining boom in the state in the last four decades of the twentieth century. But this discovery was only one episode of his remarkably eventful life. A Passion for Gold is Roberts's account of that life, a story as colorful and adventurous as that of any fictional hero. Roberts's engagingly told autobiography traces his life from its beginnings in eastern Washington State to his fame as a world-renowned geologist, skillfully alternating personal experiences with the development of his understanding of the structure of Nevada's geology and the forces that shaped it. His fascination with ore-bearing minerals led to a long and productive career with the U.S. Geologic Survey, which took him to extended postings in Central America and later to Saudi Arabia, where he was instrumental in the redevelopment of the ancient gold mines at Mahd adh Dhahab, possibly the site of the biblical Ophir. But he returned again and again to Nevada, intrigued by its geological complexity and the precious minerals that lay hidden beneath its convoluted surfaces, a

The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders R N

  • Filename: the-life-of-captain-matthew-flinders-r-n.
  • ISBN: 9781108040617
  • Release Date: 2011-12-29
  • Number of pages: 612
  • Author: Ernest Scott
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This 1914 biography, based on thorough archival research, vividly describes the eventful life of the first navigator to circumnavigate Australia.

A Passion for the Past

  • Filename: a-passion-for-the-past.
  • ISBN: 9780813929774
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 350
  • Author: Ivor Noël Hume
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Archaeologist Ivor Noël Hume chronicles his life, describing events and experiences both personal and professional from his childhood in England in the 1930s to his life on North Carolina's Roanoke Island, and discussing his thirty-five-years career in academia, along with excursions to Egypt, Jamaica, Haiti, and shipwrecks in Bermuda.

Film Festivals

  • Filename: film-festivals.
  • ISBN: 9789053561928
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 276
  • Author: Marijke de Valck
  • Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

The film festival has come a long way from its relatively humble origins in Venice in 1932—when nine nations presented twenty-five feature films screened in an open-air cinema where men had to adhere to standards of formal evening attire. Hugely popular events that attract diverse lovers of cinema worldwide, today’s most famous film festivals—Cannes, Berlin, Venice, and Rotterdam—continue the story of a phenomenon that began in the midst of geopolitical disputes in war-torn Europe. Film Festivals shows how these festivals turned impediments into advantages and developed a successful global network that addresses issues as diverse as programming and prizes, national legitimation, city marketing, cinephilia, glamour, and audience. Discussing the festival as a media event and looking closer at various festival visitors, this volume also questions whether “successful” is in fact the appropriate term for understanding developments that could be considered dogmatic in their insistence on framing filmmakers as auteurs and films as belonging to “new waves.” An essential title for everyone interested in the culture, politics, and history that surround the celebration of cinema, Film Festivals proves that the movies are still our greatest—and most fêted—escape

The Cookbook Library

  • Filename: the-cookbook-library.
  • ISBN: 9780520244009
  • Release Date: 2012-03-03
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Anne Willan
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

This gorgeously illustrated volume began as notes on the collection of cookbooks and culinary images gathered by renowned cookbook author Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. From the spiced sauces of medieval times to the massive roasts and ragoûts of Louis XIV’s court to elegant eighteenth-century chilled desserts, The Cookbook Library draws from renowned cookbook author Anne Willan’s and her husband Mark Cherniavsky’s antiquarian cookbook library to guide readers through four centuries of European and early American cuisine. As the authors taste their way through the centuries, describing how each cookbook reflects its time, Willan illuminates culinary crosscurrents among the cuisines of England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. A deeply personal labor of love, The Cookbook Library traces the history of the recipe and includes some of their favorites.

DMCA - Contact