Adventures in Academic Cartography: A Memoir



Adventures in Academic Cartography is a personal memoir offering insight to the diverse impacts of computer technology on the world of cartography and mapping. It surveys the author’s half century of work as a scholar, educator, and editor as well as his commitment to demystifying for general readers the power of maps as a tool for understanding and persuasion. An overview of his undergraduate and graduate training and early university employment precedes engaging accounts of his experiences…

Half Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy



The memo landed on Kim Philby’s desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain’s atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain. One of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, Pontecorvo was privy to many secrets: he had worked on the Anglo-Canadian arm of the Manhattan Project, and quietly discovered a way to find the uranium coveted by…

Heimlich’s Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation



Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the twentieth century’s most creative medical innovators, Dr. Henry Heimlich.

The thoracic surgeon is best known for having developed the Heimlich Maneuver, the world’s easiest-to-learn and most universally known method to save people from choking to death on food or foreign objects. But many don’t know about Dr. Heimlich’s other life-saving inventions. He is the inventor of the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, which saved thousands of lives during…

A British Hacker in America: The story of PMF & ‘Operation Cybersnare’ – Th…



A BRITISH HACKER IN AMERICA: THE STORY OF PMF & ‘OPERATION CYBERSNARE’ – THE SECRET SERVICE’S FIRST ONLINE STING Before you’d even heard of Kevin Mitnick, or even knew what a hacker was, there were faceless individuals scouring the world’s early computer and telephone systems – searching for knowledge and enlightenment. PMF was one of the best. In 1995, the U.S. Secret Service ran the first online internet sting in New Jersey. It was in place to catch hackers who were breaking into large…

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