magick mayhem and mavericks the spirited history of physical chemistry

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Magick Mayhem And Mavericks

Author : Cathy Cobb
ISBN : 161614047X
Genre : Science
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When one of Randi Conway's psychotherapy patients is found dead of a gunshot wound, the investigation is turned over to Lieutenant Anthony Walker. Formerly a New York City cop, Walker now serves on the police force of an affluent community in Fairfield County, Connecticut. He lives among the privileged gentry, where he understands that appearances are often far removed from reality. This certainly proves to be true in the death of Elizabeth Knoebel, when Walker discovers that she had been keeping a private journal entitled "SEXUAL RITES". In her diary, Elizabeth was recording the explicit details of her sexual adventures with various men, many of whom were married to the women in her therapy group. Elizabeth was a predator bent on seducing and, in some instances, humiliating these men, obsessed with a perverse mission that Walker believes led to her murder. As Walker uncovers the secrets of Elizabeth's memoir, he becomes convinced that her killer is another of Randi Conway's patients. But which one?

The Joy Of Chemistry

Author : Cathy Cobb
ISBN : 1591027713
Genre : Science
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Written for lay readers, provides an introduction to the principles of chemistry and includes quotations from popular literature to show how chemistry and everyday life intertwine.

Joy Of Chemistry

Author : Cathy Cobb
ISBN : 9781615920198
Genre : Science
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2005)This is a wonderful and entertaining book. The title reflects the authors' desire that their work be considered a primer for the curious adult...I cannot think of any chemistry book I have read that has been more successful than this one in meeting such an ambitious goal...extremely well-written. The tone and pacing are reader-friendly...This would be a great book club selection...would also be a great book for the chemistry teacher at the high school level or introductory college level...I give the book my strongest recommendation.-Journal of Chemical EducationThink of this as a chemistry education condensed into a single book: a lightning tour of the field for the uninitiated.-Publishers WeeklyThe discussions presented are well written and accurate...It would be a useful supplemental text for an introductory high school or college chemistry course...the lab demonstrations alone would be an excellent resource for the junior high or high school science teacher.-Science Books & FilmsIf chemistry was never your cup of tea, you'll become a convert with The Joy of Chemistry ... With a simple set of grocery store chemicals and a good pair of safety goggles, adults can rediscover the basics of chemistry while having fun. Even though it's not written for students, this book's common sense safety advice and the sense of wonder that pervades every pages will inspire general science teachers to adapt many of these explorations for the classroom.-Science ScopeFor many, chemistry is perceived as a burdensome affair, weighed down with mathematics and restricted to well-guarded research facilities. While these facets of chemistry are certainly of paramount importance, laboratories and calculators do not necessarily convey the inherent beauty of chemistry or the excitement of chemistry at work.This book challenges the perception of chemistry as too difficult to bother with and too clinical to be any fun. Cathy Cobb and Monty L. Fetterolf, both professional chemists and experienced educators, introduce readers to the magic, elegance, and, yes, joy of chemistry. From the fascination of fall foliage and fireworks, to the functioning of smoke detectors and computers, to the fundamentals of digestion (as when good pizza goes bad!), the authors illustrate the concepts of chemistry in terms of everyday experience, using familiar materials.The authors begin with a bang-a colorful bottle rocket assembled from common objects you find in the garage-and then present the principles of chemistry using household chemicals and friendly, nontechnical language. They guide the reader through the basics of atomic structure, the nature of molecular bonds, and the vibrant universe of chemical reactions. Using analogy and example to illuminate essential concepts such as thermodynamics, photochemistry, electrochemistry, and chemical equilibrium, they explain the whys and wherefores of chemical reactions. Hands-on demonstrations, selected for their ease of execution and relevance, illustrate basic principles, and lively commentaries emphasize the fun and fascination of learning about chemistry.This delightful and richly informative book amply proves that chemistry can appeal to our intuition, logic, and-if we're willing to get down and dirty-our sense of enjoyment too.Cathy Cobb is the highly acclaimed author of Magick, Mayhem, and Mavericks: The Spirited History of Physical Chemistry and, with H. Goldwhite, Creations of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age. She is currently an instructor of calculus and physics at Aiken Preparatory School and an adjunct professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.Monty L. Fetterolf is professor of chemistry at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.

Creations Of Fire

Author : Cathy Cobb
ISBN : 9781489927705
Genre : Science
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he history of chemistry is a story of human endeavor-and as er T ratic as human nature itself. Progress has been made in fits and starts, and it has come from all parts of the globe. Because the scope of this history is considerable (some 100,000 years), it is necessary to impose some order, and we have organized the text around three dis cemible-albeit gross--divisions of time: Part 1 (Chaps. 1-7) covers 100,000 BeE (Before Common Era) to the late 1700s and presents the background of the Chemical Revolution; Part 2 (Chaps. 8-14) covers the late 1700s to World War land presents the Chemical Revolution and its consequences; Part 3 (Chaps. 15-20) covers World War I to 1950 and presents the Quantum Revolution and its consequences and hints at revolutions to come. There have always been two tributaries to the chemical stream: experiment and theory. But systematic experimental methods were not routinely employed until the 1600s-and quantitative theories did not evolve until the 1700s-and it can be argued that modem chernistry as a science did not begin until the Chemical Revolution in the 1700s. xi xii PREFACE We argue however that the first experiments were performed by arti sans and the first theories proposed by philosophers-and that a rev olution can be understood only in terms of what is being revolted against.

Bakterien In Krieg Und Frieden

Author : Silvia Berger
ISBN : 9783835320895
Genre : Science
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Die "Ausrottung" aller "unsichtbaren Feinde" des Menschen durch die medizinische Bakteriologie: Aufstieg und Fall einer Leitwissenschaft der Moderne. Als die WHO 1980 den "Tod der Pocken" verkündete, rückte die Vision einer Welt ohne Infektionskrankheiten in greifbare Nähe. Das Auftauchen neuer und die Rückkehr überwunden geglaubter Erreger machten jedoch wenig später klar, dass dies eine Illusion war. Silvia Berger beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte jener Wissenschaft, durch deren Leistungen - allen voran der Entdeckung der pathogenen Bakterien - die "Ausrottung" der Seuchen erstmals möglich schien: die medizinische Bakteriologie. Die Autorin zeigt mit Blick auf Deutschland zwischen 1890 und 1933, dass der Glaube an die Beherrschbarkeit von Infektionskrankheiten nicht erst in neuester Zeit erschüttert wurde. Bereits nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg erfuhr die Bakteriologie eine tiefgreifende Krise. Der von Militärbakteriologen zwischen 1914 und 1918 rigoros verfolgte Traum von der Vernichtung aller "unsichtbaren Feinde" und der Herstellung "reiner" Körper und Territorien rückte in weite Ferne. Die einstige Renommierwissenschaft musste in den 1920er Jahren eingestehen, dass sie mit ihren Denkfiguren das komplexe Zusammenspiel von Mikro- und Makroorganismen nicht mehr erklären konnte. Statt als "Krieg" konzipierte man nun das Verhältnis zwischen Bakterien und Menschen mit Begriffen wie "Gleichgewicht" oder "Symbiose", einer Art friedlichen Koexistenz. Die Studie wurde 2008 mit dem Henry-E.-Sigerist-Preis für Nachwuchsförderung in der Geschichte der Medizin und Naturwissenschaften ausgezeichnet.

Infektion Und Institution

Author : Marion Hulverscheidt
ISBN : 9783835307339
Genre : History
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Das Robert Koch-Institut im Netzwerk anderer nationaler und ausländischer biopolitischer Einrichtungen während des NS-Regimes. Eine wichtige Institution der nationalsozialistischen Gesundheits- und Bevölkerungspolitik wird in ihren multiplen Aufgabenfeldern und nationalen und internationalen Beziehungsgefügen analysiert.

Microbionic Radical Electronic Music And Sound Art In The 21st Century

Author : Thomas Bey William Bailey
ISBN : 9780615736624
Genre : Music
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Micro Bionic is an exciting survey of electronic music and sound art from cultural critic and mixed-media artist Thomas Bey William Bailey. This superior revised edition includes all of the original supplements neglected by the publishers of the first edition, including a full index, bibliography, additional notes / commentary and an updated discography. As the title suggests, the unifying theme of the book is that of musicians and sound artists taking bold leaps forward in spite of (or sometimes because of) their financial, technological, and social restrictions. Some symptoms of this condition include the gigantic discography amassed by the one-man project Merzbow, the drama of silence enacted by onkyo and New Berlin Minimalism, the annihilating noise transmitted from the humble laptop computers of Russell Haswell and Peter Rehberg and much more besides. Although the journey begins in the Industrial 1980s, in order to trace how the innovations of that period have gained greater currency in the present, it surveys a wide array of artists breaking ground in the 21st century with radical attitudes and techniques. A healthy amount of global travel and concentrated listening have combined to make this a sophisticated yet accessible document, unafraid to explore both the transgressive extremes of this culture and the more deftly concealed interstices thereof. Part historical document, part survival manual for the marginalized electronic musician, part sociological investigation, Micro Bionic is a number of different things, and as such will likely generate a variety of reactions from inspiration to offense. Numerous exclusive interviews with leading lights of the field were also conducted for this book: William Bennett (Whitehouse), Peter Christopherson (r.i.p., Throbbing Gristle / Coil), Peter Rehberg, John Duncan, Francisco Lopez, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Bob Ostertag, Zbigniew Karkowski and many others weigh in with a diversity of thoughts and opinions that underscore the incredible diversity to be found within new electronic music itself."

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