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The Life and Scientific Legacy of George Porter

The Life and Scientific Legacy of George Porter Author David Phillips
ISBN-10 9781908979834
Release 2006-07-07
Pages 652
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Sir George Porter (Lord Porter of Luddenham) was one of the most highly regarded and well known scientists in Britain. He was appointed Director of the Royal Institution in 1966, awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967, and was the only Director of the Royal Institution to later become President of the Royal Society (1985-1990). Porter had a marvellous gift for communicating his infectious enthusiasm for science, and as President of the Royal Society, he worked hard to improve the status of science, and employed his communication skills ably in the defence of British science under attack from inadequate government funding, of which he was fiercely critical. It was for his work on flash photolysis in Cambridge that ultimately led him to win the Nobel Prize. Together with Ronald Norrish and Manfred Eigen, he shared the 1967 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their work on techniques for observing and studying extremely fast chemical reactions during the processes of combustion, explosion and chain reaction. In this volume, his peers, former colleagues, students and friends — themselves highly regarded and well known scientists in their own right — come together to honour and celebrate the enormous contributions of this man. They comment on their respective personal and working relationships with Porter and on his work. The contributors include Mary Archer (University of Cambridge, UK), James Barber (Imperial College London, UK), Godfrey Beddard (University of Leeds, UK), Graham Fleming (University California, Berkeley, USA), Michael George (University of Nottingham, UK), Anthony Harriman (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK), David Klug (Imperial College London, UK), Harry Kroto (University of Sussex, UK), Edward Land (Keele University, UK), A J MacRobert (University of College London, UK), David Phillips (Imperial College London, UK), Martyn Poliakoff (University of Nottingham, UK), F Sherwood Rowland (University of California, Irvine, USA), Brian Thrush (University of Cambridge, UK), George Truscott (Keele University, UK), James Turner (University of Nottingham, UK), Barry Ward (UK), Frank Wilkinson (Loughborough University of Technology, UK), Keitaro Yoshihara (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan), and Ahmed Zewail (California Institute of Technology, USA). Contents:Contribution from Graham R FlemingContribution from Brian Arthur ThrushContribution from Ahmed ZewailContribution from Harry Kroto and Barry WardContribution from F Sherwood RowlandContribution from Frank WilkinsonContribution from George Truscott and Edward LandContribution from David PhillipsContribution from Alexander J MacrobertContribution from Martyn Poliakoff, Michael George and James TurnerContribution from David R KlugContribution from James BarberContribution from Godfrey BeddardContribution from Keitaro YoshiharaContribution from Mary ArcherContribution from Anthony HarrimanContribution from David Phillips Readership: Historians of science and chemistry researchers. Keywords:George Porter;Flash Photolysis;PhotochemistryKey Features:Includes commentaries from well-known scientists such as Nobel Laureates Harry Kroto, F Sherwood Rowland, and Ahmed ZewailReviews:“This book will be of interest to his colleagues and contemporaries in physical chemistry, and indirectly to historians via the first-hand attributions of Porter's influence. Between the lines, this book is a catalogue of the credentials of the great and the good of two generations in British chemistry.”AMBIX



Personal And Scientific Reminiscences Tributes To Ahmed Zewail

Personal And Scientific Reminiscences  Tributes To Ahmed Zewail Author Thomas John Meurig
ISBN-10 9781786344373
Release 2017-08-04
Pages 300
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Personal And Scientific Reminiscences Tributes To Ahmed Zewail has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Personal And Scientific Reminiscences Tributes To Ahmed Zewail also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Personal And Scientific Reminiscences Tributes To Ahmed Zewail book for free.



Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences

Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences Author Godfrey Beddard
ISBN-10 9780199230914
Release 2009-09-03
Pages 786
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Applying Maths in the Chemical and Biomolecular Sciences uses an extensive array of examples to demonstrate how mathematics is applied to probe and understand chemical and biological systems. It also embeds the use of software, showing how the application of maths and use of software now go hand-in-hand.



Christmas at the Royal Institution

Christmas at the Royal Institution Author
ISBN-10 9789814474337
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Christmas at the Royal Institution has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Christmas at the Royal Institution also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Christmas at the Royal Institution book for free.



Carotenoids

Carotenoids Author John T. Landrum
ISBN-10 1420052314
Release 2009-12-21
Pages 568
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Carotenoids are of great interest due to their essential biological functions in both plants and animals. However, the properties and functions of carotenoids in natural systems are surprisingly complex. With an emphasis on the chemical aspects of these compounds, Carotenoids: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Functions and Properties presents a broad overview and recent developments with respect to understanding carotenoid structure, electronic and photochemical properties, and the use of novel analytical methods in the detection and characterization of carotenoids and their actions. The text also explores LC/MS and LC/MS/MS techniques as well as new applications of PCR and molecular biology methodologies.



Photosystem II

Photosystem II Author T. Wydrzynski
ISBN-10 9781402042546
Release 2006-01-27
Pages 786
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The most mysterious part of photosynthesis yet the most important for all aerobic life on Earth (including ourselves) is how green plants, algae and cyanobacteria make atmospheric oxygen from water. This thermodynamically difficult process is only achieved in Nature by the unique pigment/protein complex known as Photosystem II, using sunlight to power the reaction. The present volume contains 34 comprehensive chapters authored by 75 scientific experts from around the world. It gives an up-to-date account on all what is currently known about the molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and physiology of Photosystem II. The book is divided into several parts detailing the protein constituents, functional sites, tertiary structure, molecular dynamics, and mechanisms of homeostasis. The book ends with a comparison of Photosystem II with other related enzymes and bio-mimetic systems. Since the unique water-splitting chemistry catalyzed by Photosystem II leads to the production of pure oxygen gas and has the potential for making hydrogen gas, a primary goal of this book is to provide a molecular guide to future protein engineers and bio-mimetic chemists in the development of biocatalysts for the generation of clean, renewable energy from sunlight and water.



Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson Author Porter McKeever
ISBN-10 PSU:000019013060
Release 1991-01
Pages 591
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With complete access to private and official papers, Stevenson confidant Porter McKeever has written a masterful biography 25 years after the legendary statesman's death. Stevenson's combination of eloquence, vision, sophistication, and popular appeal have few equals, and he has remained one of the last great political heroes of our time. Photos.



Lives and Times of Great Pioneers in Chemistry

Lives and Times of Great Pioneers in Chemistry Author C N R Rao
ISBN-10 9789814689076
Release 2015-11-18
Pages 324
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' Chemical science has made major advances in the last few decades and has gradually transformed in to a highly multidisciplinary subject that is exciting academically and at the same time beneficial to human kind. In this context, we owe much to the foundations laid by great pioneers of chemistry who contributed new knowledge and created new directions. This book presents the lives and times of 21 great chemists starting from Lavoisier (18th century) and ending with Sanger. Then, there are stories of the great Faraday (19th century) and of the 20th century geniuses G N Lewis and Linus Pauling. The material in the book is presented in the form of stories describing important aspects of the lives of these great personalities, besides highlighting their contributions to chemistry. It is hoped that the book will provide enjoyable reading and also inspiration to those who wish to understand the secret of the creativity of these great chemists. Contents:Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) — Father of ChemistryJohn Dalton (1766–1844) — Proponent of the Concept of the AtomHumphry Davy (1778–1829) — The Great Discoverer and Showman)Jons Jacob Berzelius (1779–1848) — Swedish Pioneer Who Wrote the First Chemistry TextbookMichael Faraday (1791–1867) — The Greatest Scientist of All TimeFriedrich Wöhler (1800–1882) — The One Who Made the First Organic CompoundAugust Kekule (1829–1896) — First to Predict Organic StructuresDmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834–1907) — Designer of the Greatest TableJacobus Henricus van''t Hoff (1852–1911) — First Nobel Laureate in ChemistryEmil Fischer (1852–1919) — A Multi-Faceted Organic ChemistWilhelm Ostwald (1853–1932) — High Priest of Physical ChemistrySvante Arrhenius (1859–1927) — Some Compounds Dissociate, and Some Cause Climate ChangeAlfred Werner (1866–1919) — Inorganic KekuleRichard Willstätter (1872–1942) — Ecstasy and Agony of WillstätterGilbert Newton Lewis (1875–1946) — The 20th Century Chemical Genius who Did Not Get the PrizeRobert Robinson (1886–1975) — The Quintessential Organic ChemistChristopher Kelk Ingold (1893–1970) — Founder of Physical Organic ChemistryHenry Eyring (1901–1981) — A Simple Man with an Active MindLinus Pauling (1901–1994) — The Irrepressible Scientist and Crusader, with Two Unshared Nobel PrizesRobert Burns Woodward (1917–1979) — Artist in Organic SynthesisFrederick Sanger (1918–2013) — A Modest Man with Two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry Readership: Students and teachers of chemistry, young scientists and chemists. Keywords:Chemists;Chemical History;Chemical Pioneers'



Silent Spring

Silent Spring Author Rachel Carson
ISBN-10 0618249060
Release 2002
Pages 378
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.



Rising from the Rails

Rising from the Rails Author Larry Tye
ISBN-10 9781466818750
Release 2005-06-01
Pages 336
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An engaging social history that reveals the critical role Pullman porters played in the struggle for African American civil rights When George Pullman began recruiting Southern blacks as porters in his luxurious new sleeping cars, the former slaves suffering under Jim Crow laws found his offer of a steady job and worldly experience irresistible. They quickly signed up to serve as maid, waiter, concierge, nanny, and occasionally doctor and undertaker to cars full of white passengers, making the Pullman Company the largest employer of African American men in the country by the 1920s. In the world of the Pullman sleeping car, where whites and blacks lived in close proximity, porters developed a unique culture marked by idiosyncratic language, railroad lore, and shared experience. They called difficult passengers "Mister Charlie"; exchanged stories about Daddy Jim, the legendary first Pullman porter; and learned to distinguish generous tippers such as Humphrey Bogart from skinflints like Babe Ruth. At the same time, they played important social, political, and economic roles, carrying jazz and blues to outlying areas, forming America's first black trade union, and acting as forerunners of the modern black middle class by virtue of their social position and income. Drawing on extensive interviews with dozens of porters and their descendants, Larry Tye reconstructs the complicated world of the Pullman porter and the vital cultural, political, and economic roles they played as forerunners of the modern black middle class. Rising from the Rails provides a lively and enlightening look at this important social phenomenon.



Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University

Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University Author Janet L. Sims-Wood
ISBN-10 1626196443
Release 2014
Pages 143
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"When Dorothy Burnett joined the library staff at Howard University in 1928, she was given a mandate to administer a library of Negro life and history. The school purchased the Arthur B. Spingarn Collection in 1946, along with other collections, and Burnett, who would later become Dorothy Porter Wesley, helped create a world-class archive known as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and cemented her place as an immensely important figure in the preservation of African American history. Wesley's zeal for unearthing materials related to African American history earned her the name of 'Shopping Bag Lady.' Join author, historian and former Howard University librarian Janet Sims-Wood as she charts the award-winning and distinguished career of an iconic archivist"--



Buying a Better World

Buying a Better World Author Anna Porter
ISBN-10 9781459731059
Release 2015-02-21
Pages 176
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The incredible, inside story of the man and the organization changing the way we change the world. George Soros is well known as the legendary speculator who made a fortune betting against the British pound in 1992, but he is also a philanthropist who has spent billions in order to promote democracy around the world. Morton Abramowitz of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace once said that Soros was “the only private citizen with his own foreign policy.” Anna Porter has interviewed Soros, his senior staff, journalists, politicians, and many others in an attempt to understand the man. Each person has a unique story to tell. Focusing on the last decade, she explores how Soros’s Open Society Foundations have spread his ideas of human rights, democracy, Western liberalism, and participatory capitalism around the globe. These are the ideas Soros has said he considers worth dying for. How have they translated into reality? What will his legacy be?



Chemistry in Microtime

Chemistry in Microtime Author George Porter
ISBN-10 1860940153
Release 1997
Pages 541
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This volume contains a selection of the pioneering papers by Nobel Laureate George Porter. It outlines his work on fast reactions, occurring in times from milliseconds to femtoseconds, in photochemistry, photosynthesis and solar energy, and includes the papers which led to the award of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1967 for his work on flash photolysis. Lord Porter, President of the Royal Society from 1985 to 1990, is Chairman of the Centre for Photomolecular Sciences, Imperial College, and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.This book is divided into 11 chapters, each covering an area of Lord Porter's work. Each chapter will contain an introduction by Lord Porter, a selection of his most important papers in that field and a list of his other relevant papers.



Your Legacy of Love

Your Legacy of Love Author Gemini Adams
ISBN-10 9780615193755
Release 2009-06
Pages 254
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Grief expert, Gemini Adams, wrote this Mom's Choice Gold Award Winning book, "Your Legacy of Love: Realize the Gift in Goodbye" to help others understand that writing a Will simply isn't enough. After losing her Mom to cancer, Gemini quickly discovered that an inheritance of money and material possessions doesn't give surviving family the ongoing support or continued connection they desire. Wondering if her need for a more loving legacy was shared, she started an online survey asking: "What would you prefer if one of your parents died: to inherit their wealth or a letter saying how much they loved you?" Over 90% expressed a wish for the loving letter. In this heartfelt and inspirational book, Gemini explains that our real "wealth" lies not in our Financial Assets, but our Emotional Assets: the stories, lessons, values, wisdom image, voice, laughter and love that makes us who we are. And how this purposeful activity, is not, as some might expect, a morbid task, but one that can bring incredible insight, peace of mind, and healing, especially for those dealing with aging parents, a terminal illness or loss. By capturing and sharing our Emotional Assets in a Legacy of Love, we can leave our children, partners, and grandchildren a precious parting gift, a timeless memento that will surely be treasured forever. Readers will also discover how to: - Write loving letters to gift as future surprises. - Encourage grief recovery for surviving family. - Provide them with ongoing emotional support. - Minimize effects of grief and bereavement. - Guarantee the preservation of special memories. - Capture and record their life story. - Limit stress surrounding end-of-life situations. - Achieve peace of mind and a sense of meaning to life. - Educate themselves and overcome denial about death and dying. - Plan a life celebration or funeral that truly reflects them. Get more information at: http://www.RealizetheGift.com



The Drunkard s Walk

The Drunkard s Walk Author Leonard Mlodinow
ISBN-10 9780307275172
Release 2009
Pages 252
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An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.



Semper Mars

Semper Mars Author Ian Douglas
ISBN-10 9780061751448
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 384
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The Year is 2040. The Marines have landed on Mars to guard the unearthed secrets of an ancient and dangerous alien race: Ourselves. Scientists have discovered something astonishing in the subterranean ruins of a sprawling Martian city: startling evidence of an alternative history that threatens to split humanity into opposing factions and plunge the Earth into chaos and war. The USMC -- a branch of a military considered, until just recently, to be obsolete -- has dispatched the Marine Mars Expeditionary Force, a thirty-man weapons platoon, to the Red Planet to protect American civilians and interest with lethal force if necessary. Because great powers are willing to devastate a world in order to keep an ancient secret buried. Because something that was hidden in the Martian dust for half a million years has just been unearthed . . . something that calls into question every belief that forms the delicate foundation of civilization . . . Something inexplicably human.



Stress Concepts Cognition Emotion and Behavior

Stress  Concepts  Cognition  Emotion  and Behavior Author George Fink
ISBN-10 9780128011379
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 502
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Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion, and Behavior: Handbook in Stress Series, Volume 1, examines stress and its management in the workplace and is targeted at scientific and clinical researchers in biomedicine, psychology, and some aspects of the social sciences. The audience is appropriate faculty and graduate and undergraduate students interested in stress and its consequences. The format allows access to specific self-contained stress subsections without the need to purchase the whole nine volume Stress handbook series. This makes the publication much more affordable than the previously published four volume Encyclopedia of Stress (Elsevier 2007) in which stress subsections were arranged alphabetically and therefore required purchase of the whole work. This feature will be of special significance for individual scientists and clinicians, as well as laboratories. In this first volume of the series, the primary focus will be on general stress concepts as well as the areas of cognition, emotion, and behavior. Offers chapters with impressive scope, covering topics including the interactions between stress, cognition, emotion and behaviour Features articles carefully selected by eminent stress researchers and prepared by contributors representing outstanding scholarship in the field Includes rich illustrations with explanatory figures and tables Includes boxed call out sections that serve to explain key concepts and methods Allows access to specific self-contained stress subsections without the need to purchase the whole nine volume Stress handbook series