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

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: 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 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.

Drive and Curiosity

  • Filename: drive-and-curiosity.
  • ISBN: 1616144688
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: István Hargittai
  • Publisher:

Uncovers a singular personality characteristic, motivational factor, or circumstance that, in addition to their extraordinary drive and curiosity, led fifteen eminent scientists to achieve some of the most notable discoveries of the twentieth 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.

Discovering Your Soul Signature

  • Filename: discovering-your-soul-signature.
  • ISBN: 1473619289
  • Release Date: 2014-07
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Panache Desai
  • Publisher: Hodder Faith

An invitation to change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and, in the process, discover your life's purpose and the boundless possibilities that await you. Your soul signature is your spiritual DNA--it is who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you, your singular contribution to this world. And yet we reject our authentic selves. We allow our soul signature to become blocked by any number of emotional obstacles that life throws in our path: anger, fear, guilt, shame, sadness, despair. Any or all of these feelings overtake us and create a density, a heaviness that doesn't permit us to embrace who we truly are, deep inside. We are energetic beings, Panache Desai reminds us, and emotions are energy in motion. When we are blocked we feel unworthy, less than, unloved, incomplete. In "Discovering Your Soul Signature, " Panache invites us on a 33-day path of meditations--short passages to be read at morning, noon, and night that are designed to dismantle the emotional burden that holds us back and open us up to changing our lives. Through this distilled, poetic, practical, and inspiring course, he invites us to live a life of authenticity, to rediscover purpose and passion, and to believe from our soul in the possibility of all things.

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.

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