Excerpt from Noteworthy Families (Modern Science), Vol. 1: An Index to Kinships in Near Degrees Between Persons Whose Achievements Are Honourable, and Have Been Publicly Recorded The brief biographical notices of sixty-six noteworthy families printed in this book are compiled from replies to a circular issued by me in the spring of 1904 to all living Fellows of the Royal Society. Those that first arrived were discussed in “Nature,” August 11, 1904. On Mr. Schuster’s appointment by the…
This book is based on my experiences and observations during a most exasperating and frustrating time as a newly hired Director at Bronx Hospital. Sometimes it takes the uninitiated to see the truth. I do not believe that the shock evoked in me upon my arrival as a police lieutenant in the Four-One Precinct in 1971 will ever be duplicated. But this came damn close. At Bronx Hospital, it wasn’t the shock of Fort Apache’s violence and mayhem. This time, it was in many ways a much more sinister…
Heavenly Intrigue Heavenly Intrigue is the fascinating, true account of the seventeenth-century collaboration between Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe that revolutionized our understanding of the universe-and ended in murder.One of history’s greatest geniuses, Kepler laid the foundations of modern physics with his revolutionary laws of planetary motion. But his beautiful mind was beset by demons. Born into poverty a… Full description
Notebooks, English Virtuosi, and Early Modern Science Interprets a relatively unexplored set of primary archival sources: the notes and notebooks of some of the leading figures of the Scientific Revolution. By reflecting on the interaction of memory, notebooks, and other records, this book argues, the English virtuosi shaped an ethos of long-term empirical scientific inquiry.
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