A Passion for Discovery

  • Filename: a-passion-for-discovery.
  • ISBN: 9789814338264
  • Release Date: 2007-08-14
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Peter G O 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.Contents: Einstein Once RemovedThe Conscience of PhysicsThe Language of GodOswald Teichmüller and Nazi ScienceScientists in PoliticsJews in Science. The BacklashStalin and the QuantumOppenheimer, Hero or Antihero?On and Off the Map: Romanian MathematicsA Brief History of Spaceas well as chapters on Richard Feynman, E C G Stueckelberg, Emmy Noether, Andrei Sakharov, and others Readership: Primarily general readers, and particularly theoretical physicists, mathematicians and high energy experimental physicists.

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

A passion for science

  • Filename: a-passion-for-science.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015014467339
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Lewis Wolpert
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Fourteen scientists tell how they became interested in their field, decribe the principles of research, and explain why science is so rewarding

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.


  • Filename: eternity.
  • ISBN: 9781572939448
  • Release Date: 2015-02-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Joseph M. Stowell
  • Publisher: Discovery House

"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 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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

King Solomon s Table

  • Filename: king-solomon-s-table.
  • ISBN: 9780385351157
  • Release Date: 2017-04-04
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Joan Nathan
  • Publisher: Knopf

From the James Beard Award-winning, much-loved cookbook author and authority: a definitive compendium of Jewish recipes from around the globe and across the ages. Driven by a passion for discovery, the biblical King Solomon is said to have sent emissaries on land and sea to all corners of the ancient world, initiating a mass cross-pollination of culinary cultures that continues to bear fruit today. With Solomon’s appetites and explorations in mind, in these pages Joan Nathan—“the queen of American Jewish cooking” (Houston Chronicle)—gathers together more than 170 recipes, from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Here are classics like Yemenite Chicken Soup with Dill, Cilantro, and Parsley; Slow-Cooked Brisket with Red Wine, Vinegar, and Mustard; and Apple Kuchen as well as contemporary riffs on traditional dishes such as Smoky Shakshuka with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplant; Double-Lemon Roast Chicken; and Roman Ricotta Cheese Crostata. Here, too, are an array of dishes from the world over, from Socca (Chickpea Pancakes with Fennel, Onion, and Rosemary) and Sri Lankan Breakfast Buns with Onion Confit to Spanakit (Georgian Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Cilantro) and Keftes Garaz (Syrian Meatballs with Cherries and Tamarind). Gorgeously illustrated and filled with fascinating historical details, personal histories, and delectable recipes, King Solomon’s Table showcases the dazzling diversity of a culinary tradition more than three thousand years old.

The Discovery of Dragons

  • Filename: the-discovery-of-dragons.
  • ISBN: 0670070483
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 42
  • Author: Graeme Base
  • Publisher: Viking

A brand-new edition of the classic book of Serpentology brought to you by the brilliant Graeme Base Was Bjorn of Bromme one of the greatest explorers of the Viking Age or just a simple-minded, lice-infested Barbarian with a passion for beach volleyball? Could Soong Mei Ying really have discovered every Asiatic Dragon known to Serpentology, or was she just a thirteenth-century teenage who wanted to travel and meet people? Did Dr E. F. Liebermann perish after discovering the Common Green Draak, also known as the 'Awful Gurgler', or was he suffering from a severe bout of jungle madness? The answers to these questions and more will not be found within the pages of this book - but a lot of great big Dragons will . . . Visit graemebase.com

A Passion for the Impossible

  • Filename: a-passion-for-the-impossible.
  • ISBN: 9781572939370
  • Release Date: 2014-06-10
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Miriam Huffman Rockness
  • Publisher: Discovery House

You may not have heard of Lilias Trotter, but you know the hymn she inspired—"Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus." After you read A Passion for the Impossible, you'll never hear that song without remembering Lilias and what she did. She left her life of privilege in England and her promising art career to settle in hostile Algeria. Dismissed because she was a woman, the Algerian men accused her of being a British spy. But for the sake of the gospel, she never quit, no matter how many obstacles were in her path. You'll marvel as you read about this woman's passion for the impossible, her brilliantly gifted life, and the miraculous ways the Lord used her to pierce the shadows of that Islamic landscape.

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