Download E-books Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge PDF

By Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

Scholars have lengthy notion that, following the Muslim Golden Age of the medieval period, the Ottoman Empire grew culturally and technologically remoted, getting bored in innovation and putting the empire on a direction towards stagnation and decline. Science one of the Ottomans demanding situations this extensively permitted Western picture of the 19th- and early twentieth-century Ottomans as backward and impoverished.

In the 1st publication in this subject in English in over sixty years, Miri Shefer-Mossensohn contends that Ottoman society and tradition created a fertile atmosphere that fostered diversified medical task. She demonstrates that the Ottomans excelled in adapting the innovations of others to their very own wishes and bettering them. for instance, in 1877, the Ottoman Empire boasted the seventh-longest electrical telegraph approach on the earth; certainly, the Ottomans have been one of the era’s so much complicated countries with reference to trendy conversation infrastructure. to confirm her claims approximately technological know-how within the empire, Shefer-Mossensohn reviews styles of studying; nation involvement in technological actions; and Turkish- and Arabic-speaking Ottomans who produced, ate up, and adjusted medical practices. the consequences show Ottoman participation in technology to were a dynamic strength that helped maintain the six-hundred-year empire.

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Download E-books Alucinaciones (Argumentos Anagrama) PDF

No vemos con los ojos, sino con el cerebro; de ahí que muchas veces veamos cosas que no están delante de nosotros, cosas que a veces llamamos apariciones, fantasmas o visiones, conceptos, todos ellos, que obedecen al término genérico de alucinaciones». Pero las alucinaciones no son sólo visuales. Como nos explica Oliver Sacks en su nuevo y fascinante libro, las alucinaciones también pueden ser olfativas o auditivas. Cuántas veces hemos «oído» que alguien nos llamaba y al volvernos no había nadie; o hemos experimentado un olor cuya presencia es físicamente imposible; o hemos creído que alguien nos seguía; o hemos «visto» algo que l. a. razón nos cube que no pertenece a nuestro mundo. Asociadas en l. a. mentalidad well known con l. a. locura, las alucinaciones obedecen muchas veces a un uncomplicated problema neurológico con nombre y apellido, y tienen más que ver con l. a. privación sensorial, l. a. ebriedad, los angeles enfermedad o algún tipo de lesión. Quienes padecen migrañas pueden ver arcos de luz o figuras liliputienses. l. a. gente que pierde los angeles vista puede compensar su carencia con un rico mundo visible alucinatorio, e incluso el easy hecho de dormirnos o despertarnos puede causar que el mundo onírico y el genuine se fusionen en una imaginería imposible. Gran parte de nuestra fantasía renowned y nuestro folklore se basa en las alucinaciones, sin las cuales no podemos comprender figuras como los ángeles, las brujas y los alienígenas, ni tampoco algunas obras de autores tan conocidos como Dostoievski, Evelyn Waugh, August Strindberg o Amy Tan, víctimas todos ellos de alucinaciones en algún momento de su vida. Pero las alucinaciones no son fenómenos negativos sino positivos, y constituyen, de hecho, una de las mejores ventanas que poseemos para asomarnos a l. a. complejidad de los circuitos cerebrales y a l. a. forma en que éstos nos muestran l. a. realidad o, a veces, crean los angeles suya propia. Oliver Sacks vuelve a hacer gala de su singular talento como narrador, su sentido del humor y su inmensa cultura para plantear cuestiones que ponen en entredicho nuestra percepción del mundo y, muchas veces, nuestra propia identidad. Desde las visiones religiosas y su explicación fisiológica hasta el uso de drogas psicodélicas como puerta a una percepción inside que los sentidos nos niegan, los relatos del health practitioner Sacks van más allá del mero historial médico y constituyen una auténtica historia cultural de l. a. percepción, un estudio antropológico de una supuesta anormalidad que no es, en el fondo, más que el reverso de lo que normalmente conocemos como realidad. «Oliver Sacks es mi héroe, y para mí todos sus libros son el libro del año» (Hilary Mantel, Wall road Journal). «Fascinante. l. a. comprensión del healthcare professional Sacks hacia sus pacientes y su perspectiva filosófica transforman simples casos clínicos en relatos que iluminan las complejidades del cerebro humano y los misterios de los angeles mente humana» (Michiko Kakutani, long island Times). «Otra joya de libro. Sacks integra hábilmente l. a. literatura, el arte y l. a. historia médica en sus fascinantes relatos» (Library Journal).

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Download E-books Homo Evolutis: Please Meet the Next Human Species (TED series) PDF

By Juan Enriquez, Steve Gullans

ISBN Note: identify has no ISBN. ASIN: B004KSREFC

There were at the very least 25 prototype people. we're yet another version, and there's no facts evolution has stopped. Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans, of the world's most outstanding technological know-how authors, researchers, and marketers, take you right into a global the place people more and more form their surroundings, their very own selves, and different species. by way of the tip you will discover a vast, and occasionally frightening, map of lifestyles science-driven switch. not only bodies may be altered yet our middle spiritual, govt, and social buildings as humankind makes the transition to a brand new species, a Homo evolutis, which at once and intentionally controls its personal evolution and that of many different species.

About the authors:
Juan Enriquez thinks and writes concerning the profound adjustments that genomics and different lifestyles sciences will reason in enterprise, know-how, politics and society.

Steve Gullans is an skilled investor, entrepreneur and scientist. He co-founded RxGen a pharmaceutical prone company.

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Download E-books Data Analysis in Molecular Biology and Evolution PDF

By Xuhua Xia

Data research in Molecular Biology and Evolution introduces biologists to DAMBE, a proprietary, straightforward desktop software for molecular facts research. the original blend of this publication and software program will enable biologists not just to appreciate the reason at the back of various computational instruments in molecular biology and evolution, but in addition to realize quick entry to those instruments to be used of their laboratories.
Data research in Molecular Biology and Evolution serves as an very good source for complex point undergraduates or graduates as good as for execs operating within the box.

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Download E-books Scientific Research as a Career PDF

By Finlay MacRitchie

Describing the philosophy of the clinical procedure and the educational features wanted for a profitable occupation, Scientific study as a Career is a accomplished "how-to" advisor for the aspiring scientist. in line with the author’s adventure either as a scientist in a study association and as a school mentor, the e-book covers:

  • The interplay among administration and management ideas and clinical research
  • Qualifications and attributes often required to develop into a profitable researcher
  • History, program, and conditions of the medical technique and clinical progress
  • Exploration of the careers of pivotal and influential scientists

The writer highlights the significance of networking and the price of forming contacts with colleagues, becoming a member of clinical institutions, attending meetings, making shows, and appearing as chairs for convention classes. He additionally touches at the many components outdoors of "the technology" that readers are inclined to come across in the course of their profession, akin to mentoring, supervising learn scholars, and handling a gaggle. The ebook in actual fact delineates not just the demanding situations at present dealing with scientists, but additionally how you can conquer them and attain good fortune of their careers.

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Download E-books The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine PDF

By Marty Jopson

Have you puzzled why ice floats and water is this kind of freaky liquid? Or why chillies and mustard are either scorching yet in several methods? Or why microwaves don't cook dinner from the interior out? during this attention-grabbing medical journey of loved ones items, the single convey presenter and all-round technology Bloke Marty Jopson has the reply to all of those, and plenty of extra, baffling questions on the chemistry and physics of the standard stuff we use each day.

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Download E-books What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets PDF

By Michael J. Sandel

A well known political thinker rethinks the function that markets and funds should still play in our society

Should we pay teenagers to learn books or to get solid grades? may still we placed a value on human lifestyles to make your mind up how a lot toxins to permit? Is it moral to pay humans to check dicy new medicines or to donate their organs? What approximately hiring mercenaries to struggle our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or promoting citizenship to immigrants prepared to pay?
In his New York Times bestseller What funds cannot Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes up one of many largest moral questions of our time: isn't really there whatever unsuitable with an international during which every little thing is on the market? if this is the case, how will we hinder marketplace values from attaining into spheres of existence the place they do not belong? What are the ethical limits of markets?
In fresh many years, industry values have crowded out nonmarket norms in virtually each point of lifestyles. with out relatively knowing it, Sandel argues, we have now drifted from having a marketplace financial system to being a marketplace society.
In Justice, a global bestseller, Sandel confirmed himself to be a grasp at illuminating, with readability and verve, the demanding ethical questions we confront in our daily lives. Now, in What funds cannot Buy, he provokes a debate that is been lacking in our market-driven age: what's the right position of markets in a democratic society, and the way do we defend the ethical and civic items that markets don't honor and cash can't buy?

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Download E-books How do Animals Adapt? (The Science of Living Things) PDF

By Bobbie Kalman

This identify is appropriate for a long time 6-12. yes sea slugs have constructed a notable protecting version - they could use the stinging cells of the ocean anemones they consume to guard themselves. no matter if adapting over hundreds of thousands of years or within the blink of a watch, this e-book examines the ever-changing global of animals. childrens will thrill at researching: why animals have to adapt; animals that could 'see' utilizing sounds; how animals use camouflage and mimicry to guard themselves; and the way wild animals have tailored to habitat loss and realized to stay in towns.

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Download E-books Vom Referat bis zur Examensarbeit: Naturwissenschaftliche Texte perfekt verfassen und gestalten (German Edition) PDF

Diese praxisnahe Anleitung bietet punktgenau dosiert „Erste Hilfe" beim Erstellen schriftlicher Arbeiten im Studium der naturwissenschaftlichen Fächer, aber auch in der gymnasialen Oberstufe oder im Beruf. Der Autor leistet Hilfestellung bei der Suche nach aktuellen Informationen, der Gliederung des Stoffs, beim korrekten Zitieren sowie der Gestaltung von Seitenlayout, Grafiken und Tabellen. Die three. Auflage wurde überarbeitet und u. a. um einen Abschnitt speziell zur Bachelor-Arbeit ergänzt.

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Download E-books The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works PDF

By National Geographic, Marshall Brain

The technology booklet: every thing you must learn about the area and the way It Works encapsulates centuries of medical notion in a single quantity. common phenomena, innovative innovations, medical proof, and the main up to date questions are all defined in specified textual content that's complemented by way of visually arresting graphics.
Six significant sections starting from the universe and the planet Earth to biology, chemistry, physics, and arithmetic are extra damaged down into subsections that surround every thing from microscopic existence to nuclear power.
The technology Book covers a variety of medical components, supplying either a normal review of subject matters for the searching reader, and extra particular details if you happen to desire to receive in-depth perception right into a specific topic region. average phenomena, progressive innovations, clinical proof, and up to date questions are defined in designated texts. The brilliant illustrations, images, and snap shots through the publication make the data much more obtainable and comprehensible.
in the booklet, the speculation of the universe and the nature of the earth are precise, besides an summary of the various residing organisms that may be discovered in the world. The technical advancements and achievements of humankind are mentioned and we pay specific consciousness to topics of present curiosity, like weather swap and genetic engineering.
The well-structured association of this publication with its a number of sections and chapters bargains the reader an unique creation into the massive box of traditional sciences and permits simply besides for speedy reference. occasions and problems with specific value are mentioned in better element in part bars of three other kinds. a variety of cross-references in the chapters and to different sections of the ebook emphasize the numerous hyperlinks among the person clinical fields. Illustrative parts, akin to 3-D-graphics and pictograms and the good number of photographic fabric make even the main complicated info effortless

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