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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



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.



Chemistry in Microtime

Chemistry in Microtime Author George Porter
ISBN-10 9781783262700
Release 1997-04-01
Pages 560
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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. Contents:Flash PhotolysisAdiabatic Flash Photolysis. Combustion and Carbon FormationAtom RecombinationThe Triplet StateAromatic Free RadicalsTrapped RadicalsMolecular Dynamics in SolutionPhotochemistry of Quinones and KetonesModels for In-Vitro PhotosynthesisPhotosynthesis In VivoFemtosecond Kinetic Studies of Photosystem 2 Readership: Scientists, in particular physical chemists and biologists.



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.



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?



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.



Southern Writers

Southern Writers Author Joseph M. Flora
ISBN-10 9780807131237
Release 2006-06-21
Pages 504
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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.



American First Ladies

American First Ladies Author Lewis L. Gould
ISBN-10 0415930219
Release 2001
Pages 468
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This volume presents thirty-nine interpretive biographical essays on all first ladies, from Martha Washington to America's newest First Lady, Laura Bush. This new edition contains updated material on all the living First Ladies and updated bibliographies for each entry, as well as a portrait of the newest First Lady.



Understanding Experimental Planning for Advanced Level Chemistry

Understanding Experimental Planning for Advanced Level Chemistry Author Kim Seng Chan
ISBN-10 9789814667920
Release 2015-05-22
Pages 308
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This book is a continuation of authors' previous six books — Understanding Advanced Physical Inorganic Chemistry, Understanding Advanced Organic and Analytical Chemistry, Understanding Advanced Chemistry Through Problem Solving Vol. I & II, Understanding Basic Chemistry and Understanding Basic Chemistry Through Problem Solving, retaining the main refutational characteristics of the previous books with the strategic inclusion of think-aloud questions to promote conceptual understanding during an experimental planning. These essential questions would make learners aware of the rationale behind each procedural step, the amount of chemical used and types of apparatus that are appropriate for the experiment. The book provides a fundamental important scaffolding to aid students to create their own understanding of how to plan an experiment based on the given reagent and apparatus. It guides the students in integrating the various concepts that they have learnt into a coherent and meaningful conceptual network during experimental planning. Existing A-level or IB guidebooks generally introduce concepts in a matter-of-fact manner. This book adds a unique pedagogical edge which few can rival. This book is essential and useful in order for students to be adequately prepared for their high stake examinations.



What Is This Thing Called Jazz

What Is This Thing Called Jazz Author Eric Porter
ISBN-10 0520928407
Release 2002-01-31
Pages 425
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Despite the plethora of writing about jazz, little attention has been paid to what musicians themselves wrote and said about their practice. An implicit division of labor has emerged where, for the most part, black artists invent and play music while white writers provide the commentary. Eric Porter overturns this tendency in his creative intellectual history of African American musicians. He foregrounds the often-ignored ideas of these artists, analyzing them in the context of meanings circulating around jazz, as well as in relationship to broader currents in African American thought. Porter examines several crucial moments in the history of jazz: the formative years of the 1920s and 1930s; the emergence of bebop; the political and experimental projects of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; and the debates surrounding Jazz at Lincoln Center under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Louis Armstrong, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Duke Ellington, W.C. Handy, Yusef Lateef, Abbey Lincoln, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Wadada Leo Smith, Mary Lou Williams, and Reggie Workman also feature prominently in this book. The wealth of information Porter uncovers shows how these musicians have expressed themselves in print; actively shaped the institutional structures through which the music is created, distributed, and consumed, and how they aligned themselves with other artists and activists, and how they were influenced by forces of class and gender. What Is This Thing Called Jazz? challenges interpretive orthodoxies by showing how much black jazz musicians have struggled against both the racism of the dominant culture and the prescriptive definitions of racial authenticity propagated by the music's supporters, both white and black.



The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art Author
ISBN-10 IOWA:31858055207249
Release 1870
Pages
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art book for free.



Fred Sanger Double Nobel Laureate

Fred Sanger     Double Nobel Laureate Author George G. Brownlee
ISBN-10 9781107083349
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 223
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The first biography of Fred Sanger, shedding light on his remarkable life and career and exploring his continuing legacy.



Slaves in the Family

Slaves in the Family Author Edward Ball
ISBN-10 9780374534455
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 496
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"Journalist Ball confronts the legacy of his family's slave-owning past, uncovering the story of the people, both black and white, who lived and worked on the Balls' South Carolina plantations. It is an unprecedented family record that reveals how the painful legacy of slavery continues to endure in America's collective memory and experience. Ball, a descendant of one of the largest slave-owning families in the South, discovered that his ancestors owned 25 plantations, worked by nearly 4,000 slaves. Through meticulous research and by interviewing scattered relatives, Ball contacted some 100,000 African-Americans who are all descendants of Ball slaves. In intimate conversations with them, he garnered information, hard words, and devastating family stories of precisely what it means to be enslaved. He found that the family plantation owners were far from benevolent patriarchs; instead there is a dark history of exploitation, interbreeding, and extreme violence"--From publisher description.



Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy Author George G. M. James
ISBN-10 9781465516978
Release
Pages 190
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Stolen Legacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Stolen Legacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Stolen Legacy book for free.



Mathematics in Victorian Britain

Mathematics in Victorian Britain Author photographer and broadcaster Foreword by Dr Adam Hart-Davis
ISBN-10 9780191627941
Release 2011-09-29
Pages 480
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During the Victorian era, industrial and economic growth led to a phenomenal rise in productivity and invention. That spirit of creativity and ingenuity was reflected in the massive expansion in scope and complexity of many scientific disciplines during this time, with subjects evolving rapidly and the creation of many new disciplines. The subject of mathematics was no exception and many of the advances made by mathematicians during the Victorian period are still familiar today; matrices, vectors, Boolean algebra, histograms, and standard deviation were just some of the innovations pioneered by these mathematicians. This book constitutes perhaps the first general survey of the mathematics of the Victorian period. It assembles in a single source research on the history of Victorian mathematics that would otherwise be out of the reach of the general reader. It charts the growth and institutional development of mathematics as a profession through the course of the 19th century in England, Scotland, Ireland, and across the British Empire. It then focuses on developments in specific mathematical areas, with chapters ranging from developments in pure mathematical topics (such as geometry, algebra, and logic) to Victorian work in the applied side of the subject (including statistics, calculating machines, and astronomy). Along the way, we encounter a host of mathematical scholars, some very well known (such as Charles Babbage, James Clerk Maxwell, Florence Nightingale, and Lewis Carroll), others largely forgotten, but who all contributed to the development of Victorian mathematics.



Body Soul and Life Everlasting

Body  Soul  and Life Everlasting Author John W. Cooper
ISBN-10 0802846009
Release 2000
Pages 241
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This widely acclaimed study of biblical anthropology is available once more along with a substantial new preface by the author. Fully engaged with theological, philosophical, and scientific discussions on the nature of human persons and their destiny beyond the grave, John Cooper's defense of holistic dualism remains the most satisfying and biblical response to come from the monism-dualism debate. First published in 1989, Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting is required reading for Christian philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and students interested in the mind-body question.



Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Author Darwin Porter
ISBN-10 1936003392
Release 2014-06-07
Pages 707
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Shares details of the former first lady's emotional and romantic life following her marriages to John Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis, describing scandalous love affairs and famous feuds.