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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
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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.

Bakterien In Krieg Und Frieden

Author : Silvia Berger
ISBN : 9783835320895
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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.

The Chemistry Of Alchemy

Author : Cathy Cobb
ISBN : 1616149159
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A history of science combines 20 do-it-yourself experiments and brief profiles to demonstrate how ancient alchemists stumbled on the science of chemistry, revealing the unrealized theoretical understandings of Western European alchemists who discovered the properties and reactions of elements.

Physical Chemistry For The Chemical Sciences

Author : Raymond Chang
ISBN : 1891389696
Genre : Science
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Following in the wake of Chang's two other best-selling physical chemistry textbooks (Physical Chemistry for the Chemical and Biological Sciences and Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences), this new title introduces laser spectroscopist Jay Thoman (Williams College) as co-author. This comprehensive new text has been extensively revised both in level and scope. Targeted to a mainstream physical chemistry course, this text features extensively revised chapters on quantum mechanics and spectroscopy, many new chapter-ending problems, and updated references, while biological topics have been largely relegated to the previous two textbooks. Other topics added include the law of corresponding states, the Joule-Thomson effect, the meaning of entropy, multiple equilibria and coupled reactions, and chemiluminescence and bioluminescence. One way to gauge the level of this new text is that students who have used it will be well prepared for their GRE exams in the subject. Careful pedagogy and clear writing throughout combine to make this an excellent choice for your physical chemistry course.

Advice For A Young Investigator

Author : Santiago Ramón y Cajal
ISBN : 9780262250030
Genre : Science
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Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a mythic figure in science. Hailed as the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology, he was largely responsible for the modern conception of the brain. His groundbreaking works were New Ideas on the Structure of the Nervous System and Histology of the Nervous System in Man and Vertebrates. In addition to leaving a legacy of unparalleled scientific research, Cajal sought to educate the novice scientist about how science was done and how he thought it should be done. This recently rediscovered classic, first published in 1897, is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro.Cajal was a pragmatist, aware of the pitfalls of being too idealistic -- and he had a sense of humor, particularly evident in his diagnoses of various stereotypes of eccentric scientists. The book covers everything from valuable personality traits for an investigator to social factors conducive to scientific work.

When Champagne Became French

Author : Kolleen M. Guy
ISBN : 0801871646
Genre : Cooking
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Winner, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for English Wine, Best Wine History Book, and Best Book on French Wine Winner, Clicquot Wine Book of the Year Competition When Champagne Became French explains how nationhood emerges by viewing countries as cultural artifacts, a product of "invented traditions." In the case of France, scholars sharply disagree, not only over the nature of French national identity but also over the extent to which diverse and sometimes hostile provincial communities became integrated into the nation. Kolleen M. Guy offers a new perspective on this debate by looking at one of the central elements in French national culture -- luxury wine -- and the rural communities that profited from its production.

Camembert

Author : Pierre Boisard
ISBN : 0520225503
Genre : Cooking
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In this witty and entertaining book, Boisard investigates the history of Camembert and its legend. He considers the transformation of France's cheese-making industry and along the way gives a highly selective, yet richly detailed history of France--from the Revolution to the European Union.

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