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Mystics of the Renaissance

During the Renaissance science was never separated from mysticism and alchemy. Some of the finest minds such as Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton were all heavily involved in what they would of called the mystic arts. In "Mystics of the Renaissance", published in 1911, Rudolf Steiner examines the thought of eleven less well known pioneers of scientific discovery and European mystics (Eckhart, Tauler, Suso, Ruysbroek, Nicholas of Cusa, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Paracelsus, Weigel, Boehme, Giordano Bruno, and Angelus Silesius) through a collection of essays and explains their ideas and how they relate to modern concepts.

Obsessed by a Dream: The Physicist Rolf WiderA,e a?? a Giant in the History of Accelerators (Springer Biographies)

This Open Access biography chronicles the life and achievements of the Norwegian engineer and physicist Rolf Widerøe. Readers who meet him in the pages of this book will wonder why he isn't better known. The first of Widerøe's many pioneering contributions in the field of accelerator physics was the betatron, the second, the linear accelerator, both summarized in a 27 page PhD. The betatron revolutionized the fields of cancer treatment through radiation therapy and also nondestructive testing; hospitals worldwide installed Widerøe's machine and today’s modern radiation treatment equipment is based on his inventions. The most recent renaissance of the linac provides unprecedented x-ray intensities at Free Electron Laser (FEL) facilities in operation and construction worldwide. .Widerøe’s story also includes a fair share of drama, particularly during World War II when both Germans and the Allies vied for his collaboration. Widerøe held leading positions in multinational industry groups and was one of the consultants for building the world's largest nuclear laboratory, CERN, in Switzerland. He gained over 200 patents, received several honorary doctorates and a number of international awards.The author, a professional writer and maker of TV documentaries, has gained access to hitherto restricted archives in several countries, which provided a wealth of new material and insights, in particular in relation to the war years. She tells here a gripping and illuminating story.

Great Astronomers: Edmond Halley Illustrated

Edmond[1] (or Edmund[2]) Halley, FRS (/ˈhæli/;[3][4] 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 – 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, succeeding John Flamsteed in 1720

James Cutbush An American Chemist, 1788-1823

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James Watt

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Facebook Diaries

To Tweet or not to Tweet... that is the question."Facebook Diaries" journals Brian Shell's initial foray into Facebook both before and after publishing his first book. It explores his social media learning curve while being a chronological chronicle of his hopes and frustrations with Facebook as he copes with a friend going through cancer treatments and the grief of his grandmother's death.Brian shares many of the delicate etiquette nuances involved... such as becoming fb friends with people you've never met... and then how meeting them for the first time in person almost seems creepy with the way they treat you.With over a billion Facebook users and growing, this book is a must-read for anyone involved in social media to any degree.

THE STORY OF Elon Musk: The most revolutionary person of 21st century.

“The story of Elon Musk” is written & published by NEON OMEGA. The book takes a deep and humorous look at Elon Musk’s life, his struggles and his success. The book is divided into four different parts with each one of them explained deeply and passionately. It has almost everything that you need to know about Elon Musk. You'll love it. If you find it useful make sure to write a short review for it. It really means me a lot. THANK you! Here's author's contact: Gmail & [email protected] if only necessary.

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination—secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world—then you want to read this book.Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability. It’s no coincidence that geniuses not only dare to dream of the impossible for their work, but do the same for their lives. They’re audacious enough to think that they’re not just ordinary players. Few stories better illustrate this better than the life of the father of the modern world, a man of legendary imaginative power and wonder: Nikola Tesla.In this book, you’ll be taken on a whirlwind journey through Tesla’s life and work, and not only learn about the successes and mistakes of one of history’s greatest inventors, but also how to look at the world in a different, more imaginative way.Read this book now and learn lessons from Nikola Tesla on why imagination is so vital to awakening your inner genius, and insights into the real “secret” to creativity, as explained by people like Jobs, Picasso, Dali, and Twain.