Verkannte Pioniere: Erfinder, Abenteurer, Visonäre (German by Armin Strohmeyr

By Armin Strohmeyr

Sie wurden von Umwelt und Nachwelt verkannt und verspottet. Ihre Erfindungen wurden gestohlen, sie selbst als Spinner abgetan, unterdrückt, ausgebremst oder weggesperrt: die 22 verkannten Pioniere dieses Bandes.
Wir reisen schnell und bequem mit car und Flugzeug, telefonieren, fotografieren und halten es für selbstverständlich, dass elektrischer Strom aus der Steckdose kommt. Und längst spielen Genetik und Laser auch in unserem Alltag eine segensreiche Rolle.
Die Erfinder dieser Errungenschaften waren zwar geniale Denker, Tüftler und Visionäre, aber meist keine Geschäftsleute und Juristen. Viele von ihnen scheiterten daran, ihre Erfindungen zu patentieren und zu vermarkten. Sie scheiterten an „Kollegen", an der Konkurrenz, an gesellschaftlichen Umständen und meist an der Dummheit anderer. Die Lebensgeschichten dieser Pioniere und die Geschichte ihrer Erfindungen gleichen Abenteuerromanen: Sie sind spannend, tragisch, haarsträubend, bisweilen auch unfreiwillig komisch. Und beinahe unglaublich - wären sie nicht wirklich passiert.

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August Weismann by Frederick B. Churchill

By Frederick B. Churchill

August Weismann’s 1892 concept that inheritance is transmitted via eggs and sperm supplied the organic mechanism for typical choice. during this full-length biography, Frederick Churchill situates Weismann within the swirling highbrow currents of his day and exhibits how his paintings cleared the path for the trendy synthesis of genetics and evolution.

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Gli innovatori: Storia di chi ha preceduto e accompagnato by Walter Isaacson,Sara Crimi,Luca Fusari,Luca Vanni

By Walter Isaacson,Sara Crimi,Luca Fusari,Luca Vanni

Il machine e web sono innovazioni fondamentali della nostra epoca, eppure pochi conoscono come sono nati e i nomi dei loro inventori. Contrariamente a ciò che si crede, questi strumenti ormai indispensabili nella nostra vita quotidiana non sono stati ideati in soffitte e storage da scienziati solitari e un po' stravaganti, ma sono il frutto dell'incontro e della collaborazione di tante persone different, alcune particolarmente intelligenti, altre addirittura geniali. Sulla scia del successo della biografia di Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson continua a raccontare l. a. storia della rivoluzione digitale, attraverso l. a. vita dei grandi pionieri, uomini e donne, che l'hanno resa possibile raggiungendo vette esaltanti di creatività. Ne emerge una galleria di personaggi affascinanti e di vicende incredibili. Ada Lovelace, figlia di Lord Byron, appassionata studiosa di matematica, a metà Ottocento annotò intuizioni così acute da venire oggi ricordata come los angeles prima programmatrice della storia. Alan Turing, brillante matematico inglese, ritenuto da molti il padre dell'informatica, condusse una vita leggendaria fino all'inaspettato e tragico epilogo. E poi, ancora: il genio eclettico e instancabile di John von Neumann, che fu il primo a costruire una macchina simile a un machine moderno; los angeles sfrenata ambizione del premio Nobel in keeping with l. a. fisica William Shockley, che progettò il transistor; l'interminabile battaglia legale tra Jack Kilby, Robert Noyce e Gordon Moore in line with il brevetto del microchip. Fino alla storia dei colossi contemporanei, come invoice Gates, che realizzò il sogno di «portare il machine su ogni scrivania e in ogni casa», e Steve Wozniak e Larry web page, i creatori di Google. consistent with il sapiente abbinamento di rigore nella ricerca e di eleganza nello stile narrativo, Isaacson è diventato negli ultimi anni un saggista di riferimento consistent with chi voglia conoscere il progresso dell'innovazione e l. a. personalità dei grandi talenti che hanno maggiormente influenzato il nostro modo di vivere e di pensare.

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Alan Turing: El pionero de la era de la información (Noema) by Brian Jack Copeland,Cristina Núñez Pereira

By Brian Jack Copeland,Cristina Núñez Pereira

¿Quién fue Turing, y cuáles fueron sus logros durante sus forty-one años de vida? Hoy es mejor conocido como el genio que descifraba las comunicaciones secretas de los alemanes durante los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial. Fue también el padre de l. a. informática moderna: cada vez que hacemos clic para abrir un archivo, estamos poniendo en práctica sus rules y visiones.
Pero fue también un hombre que se preguntaba si a los ordenadores les podrían gustar las fresas con nata, o si serían capaces de componer música. Un genio introvertido, de curioso aspecto y sentido del humor infantil, que sufrió una humillante condena por ser gay y acabó su vida envenenado con arsénico (¿se suicidó Alan Turing? ¿Lo asesinaron? El autor tiene sus teorías, y alguna información de primera mano, sobre este tema controvertido).

Una obra imprescindible para geeks informáticos, interesados en los angeles tecnología y en los angeles historia de las guerras mundiales.

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Grand Adventure: The Lives of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad by Benedicte Ingstad

By Benedicte Ingstad

In 1960, Helge Ingstad and Anne Stine Ingstad made a discovery that rewrote the heritage of ecu exploration and colonization of North the USA – a thousand-year-old Viking cost at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. In A Grand event, the Ingstads’ daughter Benedicte tells the tale in their amazing lives spent operating jointly, sharing poignant information from her parent’s deepest letters, own diaries, their dinner desk conversations, and Benedicte’s personal participation in her mom and dad’ excavations.

Following younger Helge Ingstad from his 1926 determination to desert a winning legislation perform for North American expeditions via Canada’s Barren Lands, Alaska’s Anaktuvuk cross, and the mountains of northern Mexico, the tale recounts his governorship of Norwegian territories and marriage to Anne Stine Moe. the writer then lines Helge and Anne Stine’s travels worldwide, focusing specifically on their discovery of the Viking cost on the northern tip of Newfoundland. With Anne Stine because the head archaeologist, they excavate those ruins for 8 years, whereas weathering harmful skepticism from educational friends, till undeniable proof is unearthed and their locate is confirmed.

A outstanding examine a private courting, A Grand event exhibits explorers’ unrelenting force and unfailing courage.

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Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform by Carin Berkowitz

By Carin Berkowitz

Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842) was once a clinical reformer in a very good age of reform—an occasional and reluctant vivisectionist, a theistic popularizer of traditional technological know-how, a Fellow of the Royal Society, a medical professional, an artist, and a instructor. He was once one of the final of a new release of clinical males who strove to style a very British technological know-how of medication; who shaped their careers, their study, and their courses during the deepest school rooms of nineteenth-century London; and whose politics have been formed via the exigencies of constructing a residing via patronage in a time whilst careers in clinical technological know-how easily didn't exist. A decade after Bell’s demise, that global was once long gone, changed through professionalism, standardized schooling, and usual occupation paths.

           

In Charles Bell and the Anatomy of Reform, Carin Berkowitz takes readers into Bell’s international, supporting us comprehend the lifetime of medication prior to the fashionable separation of lecture room, laboratory, and hospital. via Bell’s tale, we witness the age while glossy clinical technological know-how, with its sensible universities, set curricula, and doctors, was once born.

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