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The Great Knowledge Transcendence: The Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed (Repost)

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The Great Knowledge Transcendence: The Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed (Repost)

The Great Knowledge Transcendence: The Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed by Dengjian Jin
English | PDF (True) | 2016 | 316 Pages | ISBN : 1137527935 | 2.6 MB

This book illustrates the unnaturalness of modern science and technology by tracing their cognitive, evolutionary, and religious origins. It elaborates that all premodern knowers faced inherent limits, and the West was able to develop modern science and technology because of its inherent contradictions forcing the transcendence of limitations.

Engineering Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts (Repost)

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Engineering Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts (Repost)

Engineering Women: Re-visioning Women's Scientific Achievements and Impacts by Jill S. Tietjen
English | PDF (True) | 2016 | 97 Pages | ISBN : 3319407988 | 2.7 MB

Packed with fascinating biographical sketches of female engineers, this chronological history of engineering brightens previously shadowy corners of our increasingly engineered world’s recent past. In addition to a detailed description of the diverse arenas encompassed by the word ‘engineering’ and a nuanced overview of the development of the field, the book includes numerous statistics and thought provoking facts about women’s roles in the achievement of thrilling scientific innovations. This text is a unique resource for students launching research projects in engineering and related fields, professionals interested in gaining a broader understanding of how engineering as a discipline has been impacted by events of global significance, and scholars of women’s immense, often obscured, contributions to scientific progress.

Walking with Christiaan Huygens: From Archimedes' Influence to Unsung Contributions in Modern Science

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Walking with Christiaan Huygens: From Archimedes' Influence to Unsung Contributions in Modern Science

Walking with Christiaan Huygens: From Archimedes' Influence to Unsung Contributions in Modern Science by Tijmen Jan Moser , Enders Anthony Robinson
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 339 Pages | ISBN : 3031461576 | 74.7 MB

Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695) left an indelible mark on the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, and geophysics. Despite his groundbreaking contributions, history has often overlooked his pivotal role. While two of the most famous achievements in physics are Newton’s theory of gravity and Einstein’s general theory of relativity, less well-known is that Huygens provided central elements to these theories. This book stands to correct that deficit. For example, we show how Huygens used symmetry arguments to derive conservation laws for momentum and for energy, and what Einstein later called the principle of equivalence to derive the formula for centrifugal force.

TTC Video - The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy [720p] (Repost)

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TTC Video - The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy [720p] (Repost)

TTC Video - The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy
.MP4, AVC, 1280x720, 30 fps | English, AAC, 2 Ch | 11h 55m | 10.74 GB
Lecturer: Bradley E. Schaefer, Ph.D. Professor, Louisiana State University | Course No. 1866

Eclipse and Revelation: Total Solar Eclipses in Science, History, Literature, and the Arts

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Eclipse and Revelation: Total Solar Eclipses in Science, History, Literature, and the Arts

Eclipse and Revelation: Total Solar Eclipses in Science, History, Literature, and the Arts
by Henrike Lange and Tom McLeish
English | 2024 | ISBN: 0192857991 | 380 Pages | True PDF | 125 MB

Pseudo-Paracelsus: Forgery and Early Modern Alchemy, Medicine and Natural Philosophy

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Pseudo-Paracelsus: Forgery and Early Modern Alchemy, Medicine and Natural Philosophy

Pseudo-Paracelsus: Forgery and Early Modern Alchemy, Medicine and Natural Philosophy
by Didier Kahn and Hiro Hirai
English | 2022 | ISBN: 9004503374 | 500 Pages | True PDF | 4.68 MB

Explorations in the History and Heritage of Machines and Mechanisms

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Explorations in the History and Heritage of Machines and Mechanisms

Explorations in the History and Heritage of Machines and Mechanisms: 8th International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms (HMM) by Marco Ceccarelli, Irem Aslan Seyhan
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 392 Pages | ISBN : 3031548752 | 235 MB

This book gathers the latest advances in the field of history of science and technology, as presented by leading international researchers at the 8th International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms (HMM), held in Ankara, Turkey on April 18-20, 2024. The Symposium, which was promoted by the permanent commission for the History of Machine and Mechanism Science (MMS) of IFToMM, provided an international forum to present and discuss historical developments in the field of MMS. The contents cover all aspects of the development of MMS from antiquity until the present era and its historiography: modern reviews of past works, engineers in history and their works, the development of theories, history of the design of machines and mechanisms, historical developments of mechanical design and automation, historical developments of teaching, the history of schools of engineering, the education of engineers. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Elusive Phenomena, Unwieldy Things: Historical Perspectives on Experimental Control

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Elusive Phenomena, Unwieldy Things: Historical Perspectives on Experimental Control

Elusive Phenomena, Unwieldy Things: Historical Perspectives on Experimental Control by Jutta Schickore, William R. Newman
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 313 Pages | ISBN : 3031529537 | 22.6 MB

This book provides a historical treatment of scientific control in experimentation in the longue durée. The introduction distinguishes four related strands in the history of experimental control: the development of practices to stabilize experimental conditions; the career of the comparative design; the unfolding of methodological discussions about control practices and designs; and the history of the term “control”. Each chapter brings these distinctions to bear on specific historical episodes. The focus is on experiments with complex, elusive phenomena such as perception and learning, irregular movements, and unobservable elements. Such experiments bring control issues to the fore because they are difficult to design and stabilize and often controversial. Together, the chapters show that the local context shapes what exactly is controlled, how control can be accomplished, and how controls are justified. They also show that control strategies and methodological ideas often remain stable for a long time and change only gradually. This book, as well as the volume on analysis and synthesis in experimentation by the same editors, contains contributions by an array of experts from multiple disciplines, making it suitable for historians and philosophers of science and students alike.

State Ideology, Science, and Pseudoscience in Russia: Between the Cosmos and the Earth

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State Ideology, Science, and Pseudoscience in Russia: Between the Cosmos and the Earth

State Ideology, Science, and Pseudoscience in Russia: Between the Cosmos and the Earth
by Baasanjav Terbish
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1666905682 | 310 Pages | True PDF | 3.27 MB

Empire, Nation-building, and the Age of Tropical Medicine, 1885–1960

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Empire, Nation-building, and the Age of Tropical Medicine, 1885–1960

Empire, Nation-building, and the Age of Tropical Medicine, 1885–1960 by Mauro Capocci, Daniele Cozzoli
English | PDF EPUB (True) | 2024 | 229 Pages | ISBN : 3031388046 | 5.6 MB

This book investigates the complex relationship between the development of modern empires, nation, and the history of tropical medicine. Broadening existing historiographical perspectives, it explores imperialism outside of the British Empire, drawing on case studies from other colonial experiences in Africa, Asia, and South America in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. Each of these systems adopted different approaches to colonial health and medicine. By studying their diversity, it is possible to obtain a more comprehensive picture of what we now call ‘tropical medicine.’ The authors emphasise that the British model cannot be adapted to all colonial experiences, drawing on relevant cases from both interoceanic and continental empires. The collection comprises three sections. The first examines the role of tropical medicine in the evolution and collapse of empire in countries such as Portugal and the Netherlands. The second part analyses the links between tropical medical institutions and imperial commercial and political expansion in Britain and Brazil. Finally, the authors tackle the crucial interrelated circulation of people, objects, and ideas amongst countries including Brazil, China, Italy, and Spain. Using a medical lens to analyse the inter-connected processes of nation-building and colonial expansion in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, this book provides valuable reading for scholars of imperialism and medical history alike.

La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré et les mathématiciens

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La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré et les mathématiciens

La correspondance entre Henri Poincaré et les mathématiciens by Philippe Nabonnand, Olivier Bruneau, Jeremy J. Gray, Gerhard Heinzmann, Philippe Henry, Jean Mawhin, David Rowe, Klaus Volkert, Scott A. Walter
Français | PDF (True) | 2024 | 897 Pages | ISBN : 3764371684 | 8.1 MB

Indispensable for understanding Henri Poincaré's vast activity in the mathematical sciences. Provides new sources revealing Poincaré's involvement as president of the "Commission permanente du Répertoire bibliographique des sciences mathématiques" as an actor in the "Dreyfus Affair," and on his links with the editors of the major mathematical journals.

America’s First Eclipse Chasers: Stories of Science, Planet Vulcan, Quicksand, and the Railroad Boom (Repost)

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America’s First Eclipse Chasers: Stories of Science, Planet Vulcan, Quicksand, and the Railroad Boom (Repost)

America’s First Eclipse Chasers: Stories of Science, Planet Vulcan, Quicksand, and the Railroad Boom by Thomas Hockey
English | EPUB (True) | 2023 | 461 Pages | ISBN : 3031241231 | 104.2 MB

In 2017, over 200 million Americans witnessed the spectacular total eclipse of the Sun, and the 2024 eclipse is expected to draw even larger crowds. In anticipation of this upcoming event, this book takes us back in history over 150 years, telling the story of the nation’s first ever eclipse chasers.

Letters on Natural Philosophy: The Scientific Correspondence of a Sixteenth-Century Pharmacist, with Related Texts

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Letters on Natural Philosophy: The Scientific Correspondence of a Sixteenth-Century Pharmacist, with Related Texts

Letters on Natural Philosophy: The Scientific Correspondence of a Sixteenth-Century Pharmacist, with Related Texts
by Camilla Erculiani, Eleonora Carinci
English | 2021 | ISBN: 1649590024 | 225 Pages | True PDF | 7.34 MB

Essay on Machines in General (1786): Text, Translations and Commentaries. Lazare Carnot's Mechanics - Volume 1 (Repost)

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Essay on Machines in General (1786): Text, Translations and Commentaries. Lazare Carnot's Mechanics - Volume 1 (Repost)

Essay on Machines in General (1786): Text, Translations and Commentaries. Lazare Carnot's Mechanics - Volume 1 by Raffaele Pisano
English | EPUB | 2021 | 364 Pages | ISBN : 3030443841 | 406 MB

This book offers insights relevant to modern history and epistemology of physics, mathematics and, indeed, to all the sciences and engineering disciplines emerging of 19th century. This research volume is the first of a set of three Springer books on Lazare Nicolas Marguérite Carnot’s (1753–1823) remarkable work: Essay on Machines in General (Essai sur les machines en général [1783] 1786). The other two forthcoming volumes are: Principes fondamentaux de l’équilibre et du mouvement (1803) and Géométrie de position (1803).

Computational Astronomy in the Middle Ages: Sets of Astronomical Tables in Latin

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Computational Astronomy in the Middle Ages: Sets of Astronomical Tables in Latin

Computational Astronomy in the Middle Ages: Sets of Astronomical Tables in Latin
by José Chabás
English | 2019 | ISBN: 8400105583 | 461 Pages | True PDF | 38 MB