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Alchemy

Alchemy

  • Author: E. J. Holmyard
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048615114X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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Classic study by noted authority covers 2,000 years of alchemical history: religious, mystical overtones; apparatus; signs, symbols, and secret terms; advent of scientific method, much more. Illustrated.

Basic Electronics

Basic Electronics

  • Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486210766
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 566
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This clear, well-illustrated introduction to electronic equipment covers the safe use of electronic devices and basic test equipment, plus numerous essential topics: electron tubes, semiconductors, electronic power supplies, tuned circuits, an introduction to amplifiers, receivers, ranging and navigation systems, an introduction to computers, antennas, AM/FM, and much more. 560 illustrations.

Theory of Flight

Theory of Flight

  • Author: Richard von Mises
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486132226
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 672
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Mises' classic avoids the formidable mathematical structure of fluid dynamics, while conveying — by often unorthodox methods — a full understanding of the physical phenomena and mathematical concepts of aeronautical engineering.

Transforming Matter

Transforming Matter

A History of Chemistry from Alchemy to the Buckyball

  • Author: Trevor H. Levere
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801866104
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 215
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Chemistry explores the way atoms interact, the constitution of the stars, and the human genome. Knowledge of chemistry makes it possible for us to manufacture dyes and antibiotics, metallic alloys, and other materials that contribute to the necessities and luxuries of human life. In Transforming Matter, noted historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of these developments helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. Levere examines the dynamic rise of chemistry from the study of alchemy in the seventeenth century to the development of organic and inorganic chemistry in the age of government-funded research and corporate giants. In the past two centuries, he points out, the number of known elements has quadrupled. And because of synthesis, chemistry has increasingly become a science that creates much of what it studies. Throughout the book, Levere follows a number of recurring themes: theories about the elements, the need for classification, the status of chemical science, and the relationship between practice and theory. He illustrates these themes by concentrating on some of chemistry's most influential and innovative practitioners. Transforming Matter provides an accessible and clearly written introduction to the history of chemistry, telling the story of how the discipline has developed over the years.

De Re Metallica

De Re Metallica

  • Author: Georgius Agricola
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486318397
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 672
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One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.

The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy

  • Author: Lawrence Principe
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226682951
  • Category: History
  • Page: 281
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An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes.

Crucibles

Crucibles

The Story of Chemistry from Ancient Alchemy to Nuclear Fission

  • Author: Bernard Jaffe
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486141845
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.

The Analytical Theory of Heat

The Analytical Theory of Heat

  • Author: Jean Baptiste Joseph baron Fourier
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Heat
  • Page: 466
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The Analytical Theory of Heat (Unabridged)

The Analytical Theory of Heat (Unabridged)

  • Author: Joseph Fourier
  • Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1602061076
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 492
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In this pioneering work of mathematics, Joseph Fourier shows how the conduction of heat in solid bodies can be analyzed in terms of an infinite mathematical series. Known as the Fourier Series, this was the first correct theory on heat diffusion and continues to be used in present-day analysis. For anyone interested in the theory of heat or in the mathematical tools developed by Fourier, this classic work remains indispensable. Born the son of a French tailor, JOSEPH FOURIER (1768-1830) was a mathematician, Egyptologist, and politician whose strong influence on mathematical physics continues to this day. His other works include Description of Egypt and Analysis of Determinate Equations.

The Score, the Orchestra, and the Conductor

The Score, the Orchestra, and the Conductor

  • Author: Gustav Meier
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199716906
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 512
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Known internationally for his work as a teacher of conducting, Gustav Meier's influence in the field cannot be overstated. In The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor, Meier demystifies the conductor's craft with explanations and illustrations of what the conductor must know to attain podium success. He provides useful information from the rudimentary to the sophisticated, and offers specific and readily applicable advice for technical and musical matters essential to the conductor's first rehearsal with the orchestra. This book details many topics that otherwise are unavailable to the aspiring and established conductor, including the use of the common denominator, the "The ZIG-ZAG method", a multiple, cross-indexed glossary of orchestral instruments in four languages, an illustrated description of string harmonics, and a comprehensive listing of voice categories, their overlaps, dynamic ranges and repertory. The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor is an indispensable addition to the library of every conductor and conducting student.

The Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry

The Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry

  • Author: John Maxson Stillman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781494119775
  • Category:
  • Page: 580
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This is a new release of the original 1924 edition.

Inside Conducting

Inside Conducting

  • Author: Christopher Seaman
  • Publisher: University Rochester Press
  • ISBN: 1580464114
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 268
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Exactly what does a conductor do in front of an orchestra? Internationally renowned conductor Christopher Seaman offers lively and informative answers in this wise yet humorous book.

Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy

Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy

  • Author: Grillot de Givry
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486224930
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 394
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Prints, drawings, documents, and text illuminate the development of the occult sciences to the nineteenth century

Promethean Ambitions

Promethean Ambitions

Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature

  • Author: William R. Newman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226575241
  • Category: History
  • Page: 333
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In an age when the nature of reality is complicated daily by advances in bioengineering, cloning, and artificial intelligence, it is easy to forget that the ever-evolving boundary between nature and technology has long been a source of ethical and scientific concern: modern anxieties about the possibility of artificial life and the dangers of tinkering with nature more generally were shared by opponents of alchemy long before genetic science delivered us a cloned sheep named Dolly. In Promethean Ambitions, William R. Newman ambitiously uses alchemy to investigate the thinning boundary between the natural and the artificial. Focusing primarily on the period between 1200 and 1700, Newman examines the labors of pioneering alchemists and the impassioned—and often negative—responses to their efforts. By the thirteenth century, Newman argues, alchemy had become a benchmark for determining the abilities of both men and demons, representing the epitome of creative power in the natural world. Newman frames the art-nature debate by contrasting the supposed transmutational power of alchemy with the merely representational abilities of the pictorial and plastic arts—a dispute which found artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Bernard Palissy attacking alchemy as an irreligious fraud. The later assertion by the Paracelsian school that one could make an artificial human being—the homunculus—led to further disparagement of alchemy, but as Newman shows, the immense power over nature promised by the field contributed directly to the technological apologetics of Francis Bacon and his followers. By the mid-seventeenth century, the famous "father of modern chemistry," Robert Boyle, was employing the arguments of medieval alchemists to support the identity of naturally occurring substances with those manufactured by "chymical" means. In using history to highlight the art-nature debate, Newman here shows that alchemy was not an unformed and capricious precursor to chemistry; it was an art founded on coherent philosophical and empirical principles, with vocal supporters and even louder critics, that attracted individuals of first-rate intellect. The historical relationship that Newman charts between human creation and nature has innumerable implications today, and he ably links contemporary issues to alchemical debates on the natural versus the artificial.

Le Corbusier and the Occult

Le Corbusier and the Occult

  • Author: Jan Birksted
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262026481
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 405
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Revealing the secret sources of Le Corbusier's architecture--concealed by the architect and undiscovered by scholars until now.

Pirotechnia

Pirotechnia

  • Author: Vannoccio Biringucci
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486261348
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 477
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The pirotechnia.

The Development of Modern Chemistry

The Development of Modern Chemistry

  • Author: Aaron J. Ihde
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486642356
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 851
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From ancient Greek theory to the explosive discoveries of the 20th century, this authoritative history shows how major chemists, their discoveries, and political, economic, and social developments transformed chemistry into a modern science. 209 illustrations. 14 tables. Bibliographies. Indices. Appendices.

Mechanical Vibrations

Mechanical Vibrations

  • Author: J. P. Den Hartog
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486131858
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 464
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This classic text combines the scholarly insights of its distinguished author with the practical, problem-solving orientation of an experienced industrial engineer. Abundant examples and figures, plus 233 problems and answers. 1956 edition.

The Art of War

The Art of War

  • Author: Sun Tzu
  • Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics
  • ISBN: 1631063294
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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The Art of War is the oldest and most influential military strategy text in existence, and Sun Tzu's teachings on how to successfully respond to and handle situations of conflict is a must-read for for today's business leaders (and politicians, and many others). Whether you approach this reading for its historical significance or choose to apply this knowledge toward achieving success in your own life, you will be enlightened. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.