By James Delbourgo
By James Lawrence Powell
By Alexander von Humboldt
Alexander von Humboldt, deutscher Naturforscher (1769-1859)
«Reise in die Aequinoctial-Gegenden des neuen Continents - Band III», von Alexander von Humboldt. Ein dynamisches Inhaltsverzeichnis ermöglicht den direkten Zugriff auf die verschiedenen Abschnitte.
- San Fernando De Apure
- Zusammenfluß Des Apure Mit Dem Orinoco
- Die Mündung Des Rio Anaveni
- Der Raudal Von Garcita
- San Fernando De Atabapo
- Der Rio Negro - Die Brasilianische Grenze
By Asne Seierstad
One morning in October 2013, nineteen-year-old Ayan Juma and her sixteen-year-old sister Leila left their relatives domestic in Oslo. Later that day they despatched an electronic mail to their mom and dad. 'Peace, God's mercy and advantages upon you, mom and dad ... Please don't be go with us...'
Leila and Ayan had determined to trip to Syria, 'and support out down there as top we can'. that they had been making plans for months. by the point their determined father Sadiq tracks them to Turkey, they've got already crossed the border. yet Sadiq is set to discover them.
What follows is the gripping, heartbreaking tale of a relatives ripped aside. whereas Sadiq dangers his personal lifestyles to deliver his daughters again, at domestic his spouse Sara starts to question their lifestyles in Norway. How may her young ones were radicalised with out her wisdom? How can she safeguard her more youthful sons from an analogous destiny?
Åsne Seierstad - with the total aid of the Juma kin - the tale from the start, via its many dramatic twists and turns. it is a story that crosses from Sadiq and Sara's unique domestic in Somalia, to their council property in Oslo, to Turkey and to Syria - the place teenage sisters needs to face the surprising effects in their decision.
By Penelope Maddy
By Amy E. Foster
Why, Amy E. Foster asks, did it take 20 years after the Soviet Union introduced its first lady cosmonaut for the us to ship its first girl astronaut into house? In answering this query, Foster recounts the complex background of integrating ladies into NASA's astronaut corps.
NASA chosen its first six girl astronauts in 1978. Foster examines the political, technological, and cultural demanding situations that the enterprise needed to triumph over to bring in this new period in spaceflight. She exhibits how NASA had lengthy built revolutionary hiring regulations yet was once constrained in executing them through a countrywide schedule to overcome the Soviets to the moon, funds constraints, and cultural principles approximately women's roles in the USA.
Lively writing and compelling tales, together with own interviews with America's first ladies astronauts, propel Foster's account. via vast archival examine, Foster additionally examines NASA's directives approximately sexual discrimination, the technological concerns in integrating ladies into the corps, and the preferred media's dialogue of ladies in house. Foster places jointly a really unique research of the studies not just of early girls astronauts but additionally of the managers and engineers who helped release them into space.
In documenting those occasions, Foster bargains a broader figuring out of the problems in sexually integrating any place of work, even if the association techniques the placement with as confident an outlook and as robust a motivation as did NASA.
By Michael Bliss
At the sunrise of the twenty-first century, we have now develop into conversant in clinical breakthroughs and conditioned to imagine that, despite health problems, medical professionals possibly can be capable of help—not simply by diagnosing us and assuaging our discomfort, yet through really treating or maybe curing ailments, and considerably bettering our lives.
For so much of human background, besides the fact that, that used to be faraway from the case, as veteran clinical historian Michael Bliss explains in The Making of recent Medicine. targeting a number of key moments within the transformation of treatment, Bliss finds the best way that new discoveries and new ways led medical professionals and sufferers alike to discard fatalism and their conventional non secular popularity of agony in want of a brand new religion in well-being care and within the ability of medical professionals to regard illness. he is taking readers in his account to 3 turning points—a devastating smallpox outbreak in Montreal in 1885, the founding of the Johns Hopkins medical institution and clinical tuition, and the invention of insulin—and recounts the lives of 3 the most important figures—researcher Frederick Banting, general practitioner Harvey Cushing, and surgeon William Osler—turning clinical background right into a attention-grabbing tale of commitment and discovery.
Compact and compelling, this looking history vividly depicts and explains the emergence of recent medicine—and, in a provocative epilogue, outlines the paradoxes and confusions underlying our modern figuring out of disorder, dying, and lifestyles itself.
By Aitor Anduaga
earth's crust. although, what led physicists and engineers to undertake realist attitudes? This e-book means that a brand new type of realism —a realism of social and cultural origins- is the reply: a initial, entity realism responding to precise advertisement and engineering pursuits, and a realism that was
neither strictly instrumental nor solely operational. The e-book has elements: whereas half I makes a speciality of the examine of the ionosphere and the way the British radio affected ionospheric physics, half II makes a speciality of the examine of the Earth's crust and the way the yankee oil affected crustal seismology.
By Kristin Johnson
For centuries naturalists have endeavored to call, order, and clarify organic variety. Karl Jordan (1861–1959) devoted his lengthy lifestyles to this attempt, describing hundreds of thousands of latest species within the method. Ordering Life explores the profession of this well-liked determine as he labored to make sure a persisted function for average background museums and the sphere of taxonomy within the swiftly altering international of twentieth-century technology.
Jordan made an attempt to either perform sturdy taxonomy and safe prestige and patronage in an international that will quickly be remodeled by means of wars and monetary and political upheaval. Kristin Johnson lines his reaction to those alterations and exhibits that developing medical wisdom in regards to the flora and fauna depends upon even more than simply solid approach or strong conception. the wider social context within which scientists paintings is simply as vital to the venture of naming, describing, classifying, and, eventually, explaining life.
By Ido Yavetz