The Oracle of Oracle: The Story of Volatile CEO Larry Ellison and the Strat…



A study of Larry Ellison and the business strategies behind his software’s remarkable success. This book goes behind the scenes of the multi-million dollar company to uncover the breakthrough ideas and winning strategies that propelled Oracle’s growth and success. Discover the history of Oracle since its relational database hit the market in 1977. The author identifies and explains strategies such as: forge ahead and fix weaknesses – lessons from when Oracle derailed in the early 1990s; grow…

Acolytes of Nature: Defining Natural Science in Germany, 1770-1850


Although many of the practical and intellectual traditions that make up modern science date back centuries, the category of “science” itself is a relative novelty. In the early eighteenth century, the modern German word that would later mean “science,” naturwissenschaft, was not even included in dictionaries. By 1850, however, the term was in use everywhere. Acolytes of Nature follows the emergence of this important new category within German-speaking Europe, tracing its rise from an…

Nothing is 100 Percent: My Fight Against Brain Cancer



I had just turned twenty-one and was in my senior year of college when I was diagnosed with grade four brain cancer. The doctors gave me less than a year to live. I fought, and fought, and I fought hard for eleven years. I am still alive and living independently eighteen years later. I’m currently in my sixteenth year of teaching elementary school and plan on doing so for a long time. I attend Chicago’s Cancer Survivor’s Walk and Celebration every spring so I always remember how many of us…

The Mind of Italo Calvino: A Critical Exploration of His Thought and Writin…



At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was internationally regarded as one of Italy’s greatest twentieth century writers. His approach to literature was remarkably adventurous, and he produced a thought-provoking oeuvre. It invited readers to engage themselves with radical thoughts and philosophies, an approach lamentably scarce in contemporary global culture.
This book examines Calvino’s works of fiction in the context of the philosophical ideas he advanced in his theoretical and…

The Martyrs of Science; or, The Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler



This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States…

Nobel Lectures In Physics (2006-2010)



This volume is a collection of the Nobel lectures delivered by the prizewinners, together with their biographies and the presentation speeches by Nobel Committee members for the period 2006-2010. The criterion for the Physics award is to the discoverer of a physical phenomenon that changed our views, or to the inventor of a new physical process that gave enormous benefits to either science at large or to the public. The biographies are remarkably interesting to read and the Nobel lectures…

NOBEL LECTURES IN PHYSICS (2001-2005)



This volume is a collection of the Nobel lectures delivered by the prizewinners, together with their biographies and the presentation speeches for the period 2001-2005. Each Nobel lecture is based on the work for which the laureate was awarded the prize. This volume of inspiring lectures by outstanding physicists should be on the bookshelf of every keen student, teacher and professor of physics as well as of those in related fields. Below is a list of the prizewinners during the period…

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