Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America

By Annie Jacobsen

The explosive tale of America's mystery post-WWII technological know-how courses, from the writer of the recent York occasions bestseller zone 51

In the chaos following global battle II, the U.S. executive confronted many tough judgements, together with what to do with the 3rd Reich's medical minds. those have been the brains in the back of the Nazis' once-indomitable battle laptop. So started Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert undertaking to convey Hitler's scientists and their households to the United States.

Many of those males have been accused of warfare crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was once convicted of mass homicide and slavery. They have been additionally without delay liable for significant advances in rocketry, scientific remedies, and the U.S. area software. was once Operation Paperclip an ethical outrage, or did it aid the USA win the chilly War?

Drawing on particular interviews with dozens of Paperclip family, colleagues, and interrogators, and with entry to German archival files (including formerly unseen papers made to be had via direct descendants of the 3rd Reich's rating members), documents bought in the course of the Freedom of knowledge Act, and dossiers came upon in govt records and at Harvard college, Annie Jacobsen follows greater than a dozen German scientists via their postwar lives and right into a startling, advanced, nefarious, and jealously guarded govt mystery of the 20th century.

In this definitive, arguable examine one among America's such a lot strategic, and worrying, executive courses, Jacobsen exhibits simply how darkish govt can get within the identify of nationwide security.**

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The Origin of Life

By Paul C. W. Davies

The origins of existence continues to be one of many nice unsolved mysteries of technological know-how. becoming proof means that the 1st organisms lived deep underground, in environments formerly considered uninhabitable, and that microbes carried within rocks have travelled among Earth and Mars.

But the query is still: how can existence spring into being from non-living chemical substances? The foundation of Life finds the outstanding new theories and discoveries that appear set to remodel our realizing of life's function within the unfolding drama of the cosmos.

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Surviving Your Thesis

From settling on a manager and subject to staying stimulated, finishing a learn thesis isn't a simple topic. each one level represents a special problem and plenty of scholars go through with out picking out the talents had to utilize their time.

This really good source for all doctoral and masters point scholars, explores the demanding situations and complexities of effectively carrying out the learn strategy and thesis writing. Chapters include:

  • choosing and dealing with a supervisor
  • developing a learn proposal
  • motivating yourself
  • choosing definitely the right study method
  • responding to criticism
  • advice from the examiners
  • preparing paintings for publication.

This transparent and useful consultant, excellent for all doctoral and masters point scholars, takes readers from the very early phases of the method via to the ultimate part of exam and ebook, utilizing vignette examples to spotlight key concerns.

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Scientific Controversies: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

Routinely it's been concept that clinical controversies can continually be resolved at the foundation of empirical information. lately, despite the fact that, social constructionists have claimed that the end result of medical debates is strongly inspired through non-evidential elements comparable to the rhetorical prowess clout of the contributors. This quantity of formerly unpublished essays by way of famous philosophers of technological know-how offers historic stories and philosophical analyses that undermine the plausibility of an severe social constructionist standpoint whereas additionally indicating the necessity for a richer and extra reasonable account of medical rationality.

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Baum's Textbook of Pulmonary Diseases

Since its first e-book in 1965, this article has been the definitive scientific publication within the box. Written via greater than a hundred overseas specialists, the focal point is at the scientific features of treating pulmonary illness. The textual content is evidence-based and whole of sensible examples. Chapters are hugely dependent to supply easy accessibility to details. The 7th version has been condensed right into a unmarried concise but complete volume.

A Brandon-Hill urged title.

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Weird & Wacky Inventions

By Jim Murphy

Even crazier innovations for children to profit about!

A hair-cutting computer, a used gum receptacle, leaping sneakers, and extra of the strangest innovations ever!

A hat which can tip itself. A suitcase that becomes a bath. a couple of protecting eyeglasses for chickens. those are only 3 of the masses of surprising innovations that individuals have dreamed up during the last centuries. a few, resembling the mustache protect, made excellent experience once they first seemed. Others have been thought of simply simple foolish. Jim Murphy has compiled a suite of the most eldritch and wackiest innovations and awarded them in a quiz type that's not easy and enjoyable. basic, transparent factors are supplied on how the innovations labored or didn't paintings. whole with over a hundred coloured illustrations of those loopy creations, this is often the proper present for any baby drawn to technological know-how and innovations. a long time: 9–12. 127 colour illustrations

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A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion: The Essential Scientific Works of Albert Einstein

By Stephen Hawking

Best-selling writer and physicist Stephen Hawking assembles the main groundbreaking works via Albert Einstein jointly into one quantity. From the textual content that exposed the well-known “Theory of Relativity”-renowned because the most crucial medical discovery of the 20 th Century-to his major works on quantum thought, statistical mechanics, and the photoelectric influence, listed below are the writings that modified physics, and to that end, the way in which we view the area. Einstein additionally notion deeply on either political matters and spiritual idea, such a lot of of Einstein’s philosophical essays are incorporated. Hawking offers introductions to every paintings, which supplies either ancient and clinical viewpoint. From the papers that formed sleek clinical concept to Einstein’s later musings on his landmark findings, A Stubbornly chronic Illusion is a set of Einstein’s most crucial paintings, with remark from our best residing physicist.

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Principles of Geology (Penguin Classics)

One of the main works within the nineteenth-century conflict among technological know-how and Scripture

Charles Lyell's Principles of Geology (1830-33) sought to provide an explanation for the geological country of the trendy Earth by way of contemplating the long term results of observable traditional phenomena. Written with readability and a blinding highbrow ardour, it truly is either a seminal paintings of recent geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the facts for radical adjustments in weather and geography around the a while and speculating at the revolutionary improvement of existence. A profound effect on Darwin, Principles of Geology additionally captured the mind's eye of contemporaries comparable to Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, remodeling technology with its depiction of the robust forces that form the traditional world.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes via unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Alan Winfield

Robotics is a key expertise within the glossy international, a well-established a part of production and warehouse automation, assembling automobiles or washing machines, or relocating items to and from garage racks for net mail order. Robots have taken their first steps into houses and hospitals, and feature obvious dazzling luck in planetary exploration. but regardless of those successes, robots have didn't reside as much as the predictions of the Fifties and 60s, while it used to be commonly thought--by scientists in addition to the public--that we might have, through now, clever robots as butlers, partners, or co-workers. This Very brief Introduction explains the way it is that robotics should be either successful tale and a unhappiness, and the way robots could be either traditional and memorable. Alan Winfield introduces the topic by way of taking a look at the elements that jointly make a robotic. no longer unusually, those components every one have a organic an identical: a robot's digicam is like an animal's eyes, a robot's microcomputer is comparable to an animal's mind, and so forth. via introducing robots during this approach this e-book builds a conceptual, non-technical photo of what a robotic is, the way it works, and the way "intelligent" it is.

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