The Man Who Changed Everything

Author: Basil Mahon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470012544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century — and his discoveries went on to shape the twentieth century.

The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat

Author: Thomas McNamee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The author of Alice Waters and Chez Panisse presents a vivid account of the influential New York Times food critic's culinary and personal life, providing coverage of such topics as his role in launching major chefs to fame, his turbulent sexual life and his efforts to introduce the American public to the standards of fine international cuisine. Original.

The Penultimate Curiosity

Author: Roger Wagner,Andrew Briggs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191075701

Category: Science

Page: 512

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When young children first begin to ask 'why?' they embark on a journey with no final destination. The need to make sense of the world as a whole is an ultimate curiosity that lies at the root of all human religions. It has, in many cultures, shaped and motivated a more down to earth scientific interest in the physical world, which could therefore be described as penultimate curiosity. These two manifestations of curiosity have a history of connection that goes back deep into the human past. Tracing that history all the way from cave painting to quantum physics, this book (a collaboration between a painter and a physical scientist that uses illustrations throughout the narrative) sets out to explain the nature of the long entanglement between religion and science: the ultimate and the penultimate curiosity.

Convergence

Author: Peter Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476754349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

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Originally published in Great Britain in 2016 with different subtitle: Convergence: the deepest idea in the universe.

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Author: Donald A. Crosby

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438464592

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Explores miracles as dimensions of everyday existence through the lens of religious naturalism. Miracles are usually regarded as an intrusion of a supernatural force upsetting the normal workings and laws of the universe, but if one is attentive to the natural world, one can instead find miracles beneath the surface of everyday existence. This outlook is part of Donald A. Crosby’s religious naturalism, which he terms Religion of Nature, a belief system that posits the natural world to be the only world, without any underlying or transcending supernatural being, presence, or power. In The Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Crosby explores seven types of everyday miracles, such as time, language, and love, to show that the miraculous and ordinary are not opposed to each other. Rather, it is when we acknowledge the sacred depths and dimensions of everyday existence that we recognize the miracles that constantly surround us.

The One Who Changed Everything

Author: Lilian Darcy

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460318420

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In this first Cherry Sisters title, Lilian Darcy shows just how tricky mixing family and romance can be! Daisy Cherry hasn't seen rugged landscaper Tucker Reid for ten years. Not since the wedding between him and her sister had been called off, just before the big day! Now she's hired a landscaper to fix the grounds of her parents' Adirondack resort, Spruce Bay. Yes, it's Tucker—he's the best man for the job. Surely that's okay after all this time? Er…no. Her parents go mad. Her big sister disapproves. And her younger sister, Tucker's ex, doesn't know—yet. And none of them know that the instant, wild, intense attraction between Daisy and Tucker has bubbled into a secret affair. That would be explosive. Dynamite. But when it's this good with Tucker, isn't it worth the family fallout…?

An Ancient Blueprint for the Supernatural

Author: Dr. Dennis Clark,Dr. Jennifer Clark

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768457238

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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This is the blueprint for living out the first-century supernatural life! Sid Roth, host of Its Supernatural! Lost for centuries, this ancient text is the believers key to unlocking the supernatural lifestyle of first-century believers. In the book of Acts, we glimpse the world-changing community marked by passion, authenticity, and supernatural power that was the early Church. How did the early church cultivate these kinds of powerful believers? Where does the modern church fall short? And what if you could access the early Churchs discipleship manual? Picture it: While browsing the stacks of a dimly lit library in the cavernous corridors of an Middle Eastern monastery, a young Greek Orthodox cleric stumbles upon a fragile parchment manuscript, containing ancient wisdom. The clerics name was Philotheos Bryennios, the year was 1873, the place was Istanbul, Turkey, and the incredible document he found was called the Didache, or the Teaching. The Didache is a transformative step-by-step training program for new believers, and offers a window into the faith and practice of the earliest Gentile disciples, when Christianity was still within the fold of Messianic Judaism. Written for a culture where individuals had no knowledge of Jesus or the gospel, the Didaches timeless instruction is especially applicable for our current, postchristian era. Ancient Blueprints for the Supernatural contains the full text of the Didache along with extensive, revelatory commentary and application from Drs. Dennis and Jen Clark. You will: Discover how to live as a holy vessel in a godless society. Enter a new way of life that reveals Jesus of Nazareth to the world. Access the miraculous lifestyle that Jesus made possible through the Cross. Experience the presence and power of God through ancient practices such as persistent prayer, communion, baptism, and more. Gain wisdom for discerning false teaching and doctrine that obscures the fullness of Gods life and power. Uncover the Biblical definition of The One New Man, and what it means for you. Learn to live in watchful preparation for the Messiahs return. Unleash the timeless wisdom of the Didache into your life, and begin walking in the world-changing footsteps of the early church.

The Forgotten Genius of Oliver Heaviside

Author: Basil Mahon

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1633883329

Category: Science

Page: 296

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FINALIST! 2019 IEEE William and Joyce Middleton Electrical Engineering History Award This biography of Oliver Heaviside profiles the life of an underappreciated genius and describes his many contributions to electrical science, which proved to be essential to the future of mass communications. Oliver Heaviside (1850 -1925) may not be a household name but he was one of the great pioneers of electrical science: his work led to huge advances in communications and became the bedrock of the subject of electrical engineering as it is taught and practiced today. His ideas and original accomplishments are now so much a part of everyday electrical science that they are simply taken for granted; almost nobody wonders how they came about and Heaviside's name has been lost from view. This book tells the complete story of this extraordinary though often unappreciated scientist. The author interweaves details of Heaviside's life and personality with clear explanations of his many important contributions to the field of electrical engineering. He describes a man with an irreverent sense of fun who cared nothing for social or mathematical conventions and lived a fiercely independent life. His achievements include creating the mathematical tools that were to prove essential to the proper understanding and use of electricity, finding a way to rid telephone lines of the distortion that had stifled progress, and showing that electrical power doesn't flow in a wire but in the space alongside it. At first his ideas were thought to be weird, even outrageous, and he had to battle long and hard to get them accepted. Yet by the end of his life he was awarded the first Faraday Medal. This engrossing story will restore long-overdue recognition to a scientist whose achievements in many ways were as crucial to our modern age as those of Edison's and Tesla's.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World

Author: Elena Favilli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1734264179

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

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A 2021 NATIONAL PARENTING PRODUCT AWARDS WINNER! The third installment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present, this volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-color portraits, illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.

Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field

Author: Nancy Forbes,Basil Mahon

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781633886070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The story of two brilliant nineteenth-century scientists who discovered the electromagnetic field, laying the groundwork for the amazing technological and theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth century Two of the boldest and most creative scientists of all time were Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). This is the story of how these two men - separated in age by forty years - discovered the existence of the electromagnetic field and devised a radically new theory which overturned the strictly mechanical view of the world that had prevailed since Newton's time. The authors, veteran science writers with special expertise in physics and engineering, have created a lively narrative that interweaves rich biographical detail from each man's life with clear explanations of their scientific accomplishments. Faraday was an autodidact, who overcame class prejudice and a lack of mathematical training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skills, and prodigious scientific imagination. James Clerk Maxwell was highly regarded as one of the most brilliant mathematical physicists of the age. He made an enormous number of advances in his own right. But when he translated Faraday's ideas into mathematical language, thus creating field theory, this unified framework of electricity, magnetism and light became the basis for much of later, 20th-century physics. Faraday's and Maxwell's collaborative efforts gave rise to many of the technological innovations we take for granted today - from electric power generation to television, and much more. Told with panache, warmth, and clarity, this captivating story of their greatest work - in which each played an equal part - and their inspiring lives will bring new appreciation to these giants of science.