Download PDF by Giuseppina Tripodi: La lezione di Rita Levi-Montalcini (SAGGI ITALIANI) (Italian

By Giuseppina Tripodi

"Questo saggio racconta il mio lungo percorso di vita e di lavoro: ne emergono gli interessi e le iniziative verso le quali sono stata da sempre attratta, iniziative che hanno, in line with me, un grande valore etico." Così Rita Levi-Montalcini sintetizza i temi e le riflessioni che Giuseppina Tripodi, da oltre quarant'anni sua fidata collaboratrice, ha intrecciato in questo libro narrando l. a. storia, l'altruismo, gli insegnamenti, le scoperte e le battaglie accorate. All'inizio della sua attività, Rita Levi-Montalcini voleva andare in Africa e curare i lebbrosi, e nel corso della sua lunga vita è rimasta idealmente fedele a questo scopo, che è poi riuscita a realizzare grazie alla sua Fondazione da sempre orientata a difendere il ruolo della donna, elevare il livello culturale femminile e los angeles consapevolezza dei propri mezzi. "Il suo impegno sociale" scrive l. a. Tripodi "contagia le persone, le motiva a confrontarsi con il mondo circostante e a muoversi in una realtà in costante mutamento, senza più confini se non quelli determinati dalle distanze sociali e culturali." l. a. lezione di Rita Levi-Montalcini, oltre a fornirci un ritratto inedito e sincero della grande scienziata, ci restituisce il senso più profondo della sua vita, «la centralità della character e il ne ultimo del concetto della ragion d'essere», in step with dimostrare che anche los angeles più straordinaria scoperta sarebbe sterile, se non fosse rivolta al miglioramento della vita dell'umanità, e in particolare di coloro che soffrono.

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Read e-book online La découverte du passage du Nord-est: Témoignage (French PDF

By Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Dans les pas d'un explorateur

Un attainable passage maritime au Nord-est situé entre les océans Atlantique et Pacifique avait été envisagé depuis le début du XVIe siècle. Adolf Nordenskiöld est le optimum explorateur occidental à parcourir entièrement los angeles voie navigable septentrionale de l’Europe et de l’Asie. l. a. baleinière Vega quitte los angeles Suède le 22 juin 1878 avec à son bord un équipage de vingt et un hommes, des officiers et des scientifiques. Après avoir navigué le lengthy de los angeles côte sibérienne, Nordenskiöld et son équipage passent l’hiver bloqués par les glaces à une journée du détroit de Béring. Cet hivernage forcé de dix mois est mis à revenue pour étudier les mœurs des peuples des confins de los angeles Sibérie, les Tchouktches. Au dégel, ils poursuivent jusqu’au Japon durant l’été 1879, atteignant Yokohama le 2 septembre. Nordenskiöld retourne en Suède through le canal de Suez et arrive à Stockholm le 24 avril 1880. C’est ce périple qui est relaté dans cet ouvrage.

Cet ouvrage est composé d'une autobiographie de l'auteur et de lettres écrites au cours de son incroyable voyage aux confins de los angeles Sibérie et de l'Alaska !

EXTRAIT

Notre voyage, vous vous le rappelez, a été lent à ses débuts. los angeles tempête et le vent contraire nous retinrent à Maso jusqu’au 25 juillet : ce ne fut que le soir de ce même jour que nous pûmes enfin lever l’ancre. Pour éviter l. a. mer extrêmement houleuse qu’avait soulevée l. a. impolite tempête des jours précédents, nous fîmes course d’abord par le détroit de Magero et doublâmes Nordkyn. De là nous gouvernâmes sur le Goucinoï Nos (Gaskap), situé sur l. a. côte occidentale de los angeles Nouvelle-Zemble. Quoique je me fusse proposé, ainsi que j’ai ecu précédemment l’honneur de vous en informer, de pénétrer dans los angeles mer de Kara par le détroit le plus méridional qui y donne entrée, le Yougorski Char, nous mîmes le cap plus haut vers le nord. En effet, l’expérience l’a démontré, les glaçons qui, souvent bien avant en été, flottent dans l. a. baie formée entre l. a. côte occidentale de l’île de Vaïgatch et los angeles terre ferme, entravent singulièrement l. a. navigation dans ces parages, si l’on ne remonte pas jusque vers le Goucinoï Nos pour longer ensuite los angeles côte occidentale de los angeles Nouvelle-Zemble et de l’île de Vaïgatch jusqu’au Yougorski Char. Mais cette précaution était inutile cette année, motor vehicle nous atteignîmes le détroit de Yougor sans voir de glace.

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Adolf Erik Nordenskjöld (1832-1901) est un scientifique explorateur russe qui dut prendre l. a. nationalité suédoise en raison de ses critiques politiques. À partir de 1858, il discover le Groenland, le Spitzberg, l. a. mer de Kara et tente de rejoindre l’océan Pacifique par le détroit de Béring. Finalement, il réussit et devient le superior explorateur occidental à rejoindre le Japon par le passage du Nord-est lors de son expédition de 1878 – 1879.

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Download PDF by Hellmut Flashar: Aristoteles: Lehrer des Abendlandes (German Edition)

By Hellmut Flashar

Kein antiker Denker hat die geistige Entwicklung des Abendlandes so nachhaltig geprägt wie Aristoteles (384-322 v. Chr.). Hellmut Flashar – langjähriger Herausgeber der deutschen Aristoteles-Ausgabe – beschreibt in diesem Buch anschaulich Leben und Epoche des wirkungsmächtigen Philosophen und erläutert höchst verständlich seine Werke.
Aristoteles wurde in dem nordgriechischen Städtchen Stageira geboren. Sein Vater conflict Leibarzt des makedonischen Königs, und auch seine Mutter stammte aus einer Arztfamilie. Das intellektuell geprägte Umfeld blieb Aristoteles auch dann erhalten, als seine Eltern früh starben und sein Vormund, der gleichfalls am makedonischen Hof verkehrte, sich um eine möglichst gute Ausbildung seines Zöglings bemühte. So schickte er ihn zur Vervollkommnung seiner Bildung im modify von 17 Jahren an die seinerzeit beste Adresse: Platons Akademie in Athen. Dort wurde er der Meisterschüler des bedeutenden Philosophen, dem er sich Zeit seines Lebens verbunden fühlte – auch wenn er dessen Ansichten, vor allem die platonische Ideenlehre, verwarf und sich stärker der Empirie verpflichtet fühlte. Die intellektuelle Entwicklung, die Aristoteles in der Folgezeit nahm, blieb auch den Zeitgenossen nicht verborgen, und so wurde er 343/2 von Philipp II. gebeten, die Erziehung des damals dreizehnjährigen makedonischen Prinzen Alexander zu übernehmen. Auch wenn wir nicht den Lehrplan kennen, den sich der größte Philosoph der Antike für den nachmaligen größten Feldherrn der Antike – Alexander den Großen – ausgedacht hat, so kennen wir doch weite Teile seines bahnbrechenden Œuvres, die durch das Mittelalter und die Neuzeit bis in unsere Tage überliefert wurden und unser Denken geprägt haben. Sie stehen – Werk für Werk – im Mittelpunkt dieser wunderbar luziden Einführung.

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Download e-book for iPad: Can Do: Biography of Chung Sul Youn Kim by David Valley

By David Valley

a tender Korean lady survived near-death
experiences along with her kin in the course of the
Korean struggle and got here to the United States
for her university schooling in 1951.
She was once time and again faced with language
difficulties and prejudice.
It was once a continuing problem for her, yet with her
"I can do it" angle she tested that a
woman from an "underdeveloped country"
could outperform American male scientists.
She used to be unaware on the time, yet she was once a pioneer within the Women's Lib stream in 1951.

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Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern by Luba Vikhanski PDF

By Luba Vikhanski

round Christmas of 1882, whereas peering via a microscope at starfish larvae during which he had inserted tiny thorns, Russian zoologist Elie Metchnikoff had a super perception: what if the cellular cells he observed accumulating round the thorns have been similar to white blood cells that traveled to the positioning of an damage or an infection in a human or different animal? was once this a few type of mobile safeguard? Metchnikoff's conception of immunity, that phagocytes—white blood cells—formed the 1st defensive position opposed to invading micro organism may finally earn the scientist the unofficial moniker "Father of traditional Immunity" and a Nobel Prize. yet first, he needed to persuade his colleagues, together with the skeptical Robert Koch. writer Luba Vikhanski chronicles Metchnikoff's extraordinary lifestyles, paintings, and discoveries in Immunity, the 1st glossy biography of this hero of medication. Metchnikoff was once a towering determine within the clinical neighborhood of the early twentieth century, a tireless humanitarian who labored to slash cholera, syphilis, and different  illnesses, and pioneered learn into probiotics and gerontology. even though Metchnikoff is essentially forgotten at the present time, Vikhanski makes a compelling case that his paintings on average immunity is ultimately receiving the eye it deserves.

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Georg Groddeck: Eine Biographie (German Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Wolfgang Martynkewicz

Georg Groddeck (1866–1943) eröffnet 1900 ein health facility in Baden-Baden und macht sich als begnadeter Arzt und Vortragsredner bald einen Namen. Als einer der ersten erkennt er, daß die Heilung eines Patienten gleichermaßen physisch wie psychisch erfolgen müsse, und gilt daher als »Vater der Psychosomatik«. Mit seinem »Buch vom Es« reiht er sich in die Zunft der Psychoanalytiker ein, wird aber als Außenseiter betrachtet. Die individual Groddecks mit all ihren Widersprüchen zu zeigen ist Hauptanliegen dieser Biographie, die gleichzeitig ein Bild von den geistigen Strömungen seiner Zeit entwirft.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Download e-book for kindle: Sigmund Freud: En su tiempo y el nuestro (Spanish Edition) by Elisabeth Roudinesco

By Elisabeth Roudinesco

La biografía definitiva de un personaje clave del siglo XX que revolucionó l. a. thought del ser humano.

Tras décadas de hagiografías y de condenas encendidas, resulta muy complicado saber hoy en día quién fue Sigmund Freud. Sin embargo, después de los angeles publicación de las últimas biografías de referencia se han abierto nuevos archivos a los investigadores y lo primary de los angeles correspondencia ya es accesible. Por tanto, este es un momento inmejorable para volver a un hombre y una obra sobre l. a. que quedaba mucho que decir.

El fundador del psicoanálisis period, para empezar, un vienés de l. a. Belle Epoque, súbdito del Imperio austrohúngaro, heredero de l. a. Ilustración alemana y judía. En cuanto al psicoanálisis en sí, es fruto de un esfuerzo colectivo, de un cenáculo en el cual Freud dio vía libre a su fascinación por lo irracional y las ciencias ocultas, convirtiendo a veces a sus amigos en enemigos, ejerciendo de Fausto pero también de Mefistófeles. Pensador moderno, pero conservador en política, nunca dejó de actuar de modo contradictorio con su obra, siempre en nombre de l. a. Razón y de las Luces.

Aquí está Freud en su tiempo, en su familia, rodeado de sus colecciones, con sus mujeres, sus hijos, sus perros; enfrentado al pesimismo ante el auge de los extremismos, lleno de dudas a l. a. hora de emprender su exilio londinense, donde morirá. Pero también le veremos en el nuestro, alimentando nuestras preguntas con sus propias dudas, sus fracasos y sus pasiones.

Ganadora de los premios literarios franceses Prix Decèmbre y Prix de Prix
y traducida a 25 idiomas.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Una biografía apasionante de un hombre indiscutiblemente ligado al siglo XX, con sus luces y sus sombras.»
Germán Cano, El Cultural

«Un retrato magnífico, épico, íntimo y crítico, del fundador del psicoanálisis.»
Magazine Litterarie

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The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the - download pdf or read online

By Istvan Hargittai

If technology has the an identical of a Bloomsbury crew, it's the 5 males born on the flip of the 20th century in Budapest: Theodore von Kármán, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, and Edward Teller. From Hungary to Germany to the U.S., they remained pals and persisted to interact and effect one another all through their lives. consequently, their paintings used to be necessary to a couple of crucial clinical and political advancements of the 20 th century.

They have been a rare staff of abilities: Wigner gained a Nobel Prize in theoretical physics; Szilard used to be the 1st to work out chain response in accordance with neutrons used to be attainable, initiated the long island venture, yet left physics to aim to limit nuclear fingers; von Neumann may well resolve tricky difficulties in his head and constructed the fashionable desktop for extra complicated difficulties; von Kármán turned the 1st director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, supplying the clinical foundation for the U.S. Air strength; and Teller was once the daddy of the hydrogen bomb, whose identify is now synonymous with the arguable "Star Wars" initiative of the Eighties. every one used to be fiercely opinionated, politically energetic, and fought opposed to all kinds of totalitarianism.

István Hargittai, as a tender Hungarian actual chemist, was once capable of get to grasp a few of these nice males of their later years, and the intensity of knowledge and human curiosity in The Martians of Science is the results of his own relationships with the topics, their households, and their contemporaries.

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A Mind Always in Motion: The Autobiography of Emilio Segrè - download pdf or read online

By Emilio Segrè

Born in Italy to a well-to-do Jewish kinfolk, Emilio Segrè (1905-1989) grew to become Enrico Fermi’s first graduate pupil in 1928, contributed to the invention of gradual neutrons and was once appointed director of the collage of Palermo’s physics laboratory in 1936. whereas traveling the Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California in 1938, he realized that he were brushed aside from his Palermo submit through Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Ernest O. Lawrence employed him to paintings at the cyclotron at Berkeley with Luis Alvarez, Edwin McMillan, and Glenn Seaborg. Segrè used to be one of many first to hitch Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, the place he turned a bunch chief at the long island undertaking. In 1959, he gained the Nobel Prize in physics for the invention of the antiproton. He used to be a professor of physics at UC Berkeley from 1946 till 1972.

“[A] readable, soaking up, fascinating autobiography... A important contribution by way of anyone who witnessed the advance of a lot of contemporary nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the old neutron experiments played in Rome in the course of the mid-1930s by way of Enrico Fermi’s team, of which Segrè was once a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today

“A brain continually in movement is Emilio Segrè’s account — released 4 years after his dying in 1989 — of his own lifestyles and his existence in physics... it really is soaking up, relocating in locations and often revealing. Segrè famous in his preface, ‘I haven't sought to show manners and tact I by no means had, and i've attempted to regard myself no greater than anyone else.’ He ably succeeded in those purposes.” — Daniel J. Kevles, Nature

“For common readers with an curiosity within the heritage of nuclear physics, Segrè... is without doubt one of the such a lot personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly

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Galileo (Christian Encounters Series) by Mitch Stokes PDF

By Mitch Stokes

We know about existence throughout the lives of others. Their reviews, their trials, their adventures turn into our colleges, our chapels, our playgrounds. Christian Encounters, a chain of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights very important lives from every age and components of the Church via prose as available and concise because it is own and fascinating. a few are widely used faces. Others are unforeseen guests. Whether the individual is Galileo, William F. Buckley, John Bunyan, or Isaac Newton, we're now residing on the earth that they created and comprehend either it and ourselves higher within the gentle in their lives. Their relationships, struggles, prayers, and needs uniquely light up our shared experience.

HERO OR HERETIC? GENIUS OR BLASPHEMER?

It's no secret how profound a job Galileo performed within the clinical Revolution. much less explored is the Italian innovator's honest, guiding religion in God. during this exhaustively researched biography that reads like a page-turning novel, Mitch Stokes attracts on his services in philosophy, common sense, math, and technological know-how to attune smooth ears with Galileo's debatable genius.

Emerging from an identical Florentine milieu that produced Dante, da Vinci, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Amerigo Vespuci, Galileo wondered with a patience that spurred his global towards an unabating period of discovery. Stokes confronts the parable that Galileo's stance on heliocentricity stood astride a church vs. technological know-how divide and explores his calculations for the size of Dante's hell, his realizing of movement, and his invention of the pendulum clock.

To learn this quantity is to trip via Galileo's amazing lifestyles: from his inquisitive youth to his loss of life days, whilst, even if blind and decrepit, he soldiered on, dictating mathematical techniques and mentoring younger proteges. 

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