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Download E-books Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America PDF

By Annie Jacobsen

The explosive tale of America's mystery post-WWII technological know-how courses, from the writer of the recent York occasions bestseller region 51

In the chaos following international conflict II, the U.S. govt confronted many tricky judgements, together with what to do with the 3rd Reich's clinical minds. those have been the brains at the back of the Nazis' once-indomitable battle computing device. So begun Operation Paperclip, a decades-long, covert undertaking to carry Hitler's scientists and their households to the United States.

Many of those males have been accused of struggle crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was once convicted of mass homicide and slavery. They have been additionally at once answerable for significant advances in rocketry, scientific remedies, and the U.S. house software. used to be Operation Paperclip an ethical outrage, or did it support the US win the chilly War?

Drawing on unique interviews with dozens of Paperclip family, colleagues, and interrogators, and with entry to German archival records (including formerly unseen papers made to be had through direct descendants of the 3rd Reich's score members), records got throughout the Freedom of knowledge Act, and dossiers came upon in govt documents and at Harvard college, Annie Jacobsen follows greater than a dozen German scientists via their postwar lives and right into a startling, advanced, nefarious, and jealously guarded govt mystery of the 20 th century.

In this definitive, debatable examine considered one of America's such a lot strategic, and demanding, govt courses, Jacobsen indicates simply how darkish govt can get within the identify of nationwide security.**

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Download E-books A Practical Guide to Frozen Section Technique PDF

A useful advisor to Frozen part method bargains a simple to benefit process to frozen part strategy within the type of a hugely illustrated instruction manual meant for onsite use within the laboratory. The booklet starts with a unique, basically delineated, step-by-step method of studying non-stop movement brush process. Emphasis is put on spotting and correcting artifacts throughout the guidance strategy. The publication addresses all the steps within the practise of slides from slicing via cover-slipping. The author’s precise, unique thoughts for tissue embedding together with face down embedding in metal good bars, frozen block cryoembedding and paper cryoembedding are special. Variables key to the standard of the instruction together with block temperature, tissue houses and part thickness are precise. The e-book additionally covers realizing the cryostat and uncomplicated upkeep and care.Sections masking strategies utilized in Mohs dermatologic surgical procedure, and methods utilized in simple animal and human study are mentioned via famous specialists of their field.

A sensible advisor to Frozen part strategy should be of significant price to pathologists, pathology citizens in education and likewise experimental pathology researchers that depend on this system to accomplish tissue research in research.

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Download E-books Science of the Magical: From the Holy Grail to Love Potions to Superpowers PDF

“Filled with cool cocktail-party tidbits, Matt Kaplan considers how issues that have been as soon as the stuff of legends may well in the future develop into truth” (The Atlantic) during this enjoyable clinical inquiry into the magical areas and magical gadgets of historic and modern lore—from the fountain of youngster, to like potions, to large Mario’s mushrooms.

Can migrations of birds foretell our destiny? Do levels of the moon carry sway over our lives? Are there sacred springs that therapy the ailing? what's the top approach to brew a love potion? How can we create mutant people who regenerate like Wolverine?

“In technological know-how of the Magical, Matt Kaplan takes us on a trip spiced with the wonders of fable, background and paintings, leavened with impeccable study, eternally interesting. And the result's either a compelling learn and a deeply considerate exploration of the area round us and the methods we search to appreciate it” (Deborah Blum, writer of The Poisoner’s Handbook). Like Ken Jennings and Mary Roach, Kaplan serves as a pleasant armchair advisor to the realm of the supernatural. From the strengthening powers of Viking mead to the great infantrymen in videos reminiscent of Captain America, Kaplan explores cultures and time classes to indicate that there's frequently even more to those enduring magical narratives than mere myth. Informative and interesting, Science of the Magical is “a sprightly survey” (The Wall highway Journal) and “a pleasure to read…highly advised” (Library Journal, starred review).

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Download E-books Science in Seconds: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant (Knowledge in a Flash) PDF

By Hazel Muir

Easy and available, Science in Seconds is a accomplished, unique advent to 2 hundred key clinical principles. every one thought is obviously discovered with a necessary visible and a concise rationalization. The recommendations incorporated span all the key medical disciplines, together with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Biotechnology, Anatomy and body structure, medication, Earth technology, strength iteration, Astronomy, Spaceflight and data expertise. using bright, academic illustrations--inspired through clinical examine suggesting that the mind top absorbs info visually--these compact and transportable reference courses are perfect learn friends or vacation presents, and enlightening studying for all.

Hazel Muir studied astrophysics at Edinburgh collage earlier than changing into a employees editor and author at New Scientist. presently a contract author, she nonetheless on a regular basis contributes to BBC Sky At Night journal, and has additionally written for Wired UK. She has gained overseas awards for her articles from the yank Institute of Physics and the Acoustical Society of the US.

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Download E-books Intelligent Life in the Universe: Principles and Requirements Behind Its Emergence (Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics) PDF

By P. Ulmschneider

This e-book addresses all scientists and others attracted to the origins, improvement and destiny of clever species within the observable a part of our universe. specifically, the writer scrutinizes what sort of information regarding extraterrestrial clever lifestyles may be inferred from our personal organic, cultural and medical evolution and the most probably way forward for mankind. the 1st a part of the booklet offers the mandatory heritage details from area and existence sciences, therefore making the ebook additionally obtainable to scholars and the scientifically knowledgeable public.

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Download E-books Social Computing and Virtual Communities PDF

Growing extra quick than we will learn or come to totally comprehend it, social computing is far greater than the next thing. if it is due extra to technology-driven comfort or to the elemental human have to locate kindred connection, on-line communique and groups are altering the best way we are living.
Social Computing and digital Communities compiles contributions from foreign specialists to supply this sort of multidisciplinary examine that's required in any research of groups. Delving totally into theories and techniques, program components, and kinds of on-line social environments, this publication ―

  • Introduces numerous theories concerning on-line social interplay
  • Provides a common review of methodologies, qualitative and quantitative, for examining and comparing digital groups
  • Makes an in-depth research into e-learning groups and the formation of social networks of learners
  • Examines healthcare groups inspired by way of actual discomfort, disease, and burdensome symptoms
  • Discusses highbrow estate (IP) matters, together with these related to user-generated content material
  • Delves into the subject of on-line belief
  • Introduces digital groups, during which clients immerse themselves in a 3D digital surroundings, together with mmo (massively multiplayer on-line function taking part in games)
  • Presents an strange neighborhood of older humans of chinese language tradition who understand digital groups as a spot the place outdated ideals and conventional norms may be preserved
  • Explores the speedy upward push of social networking websites (SNS)

Books of this type are unusual. This paintings not just presents case reports of other domain names of digital groups and kinds of social applied sciences but in addition emphasizes theoretical and methodological points required to analyze and learn such communities.

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Download E-books Defending Science - within Reason: Between Scientism And Cynicism PDF

By Susan Haack

Sweeping in scope, penetrating in research, and generously illustrated with examples from the historical past of technology, this new and unique method of wide-spread questions on clinical facts and procedure tackles important questions about technology and its position in society. keeping off the dual pitfalls of scientism and cynicism, famous thinker Susan Haack argues that, fallible and fallacious as they're, the traditional sciences were one of the so much winning of human enterprises-valuable not just for the enormous, interlocking physique of data they've got came across, and never just for the technological advances that experience greater our lives, yet as a manifestation of the human expertise for inquiry at its imperfect yet occasionally impressive best.
This wide-ranging, trenchant, and illuminating e-book explores the complexities of clinical proof, and the multifarious ways that the sciences have subtle and amplified the tools of daily empirical inquiry; articulates the ways that the social sciences are just like the average sciences, and the ways that they're diversified; disentangles the confusions of radical rhetoricians and cynical sociologists of technology; exposes the evasions of apologists for non secular resistance to clinical advances; weighs the advantages and the hazards of expertise; tracks the efforts of the criminal process to make the simplest use of medical testimony; and tackles predictions of the eventual fruits, or annihilation, of the medical enterprise.
Writing with verve and wry humor, in a witty, direct, and obtainable kind, Haack takes readers past the "Science Wars" to a balanced figuring out of the price, and the constraints, of the medical company.

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Download E-books The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.) PDF

By Matt Ridley

“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and screens awesome ingenuity to find how you can current advanced fabrics for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles Times

In a daring and provocative interpretation of monetary historical past, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling writer of Genome and The purple Queen, makes the case for an economics of wish, arguing that some great benefits of trade, know-how, innovation, and change—what Ridley calls cultural evolution—will unavoidably elevate human prosperity. fanatics of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The international Is Flat) will locate a lot to think about and revel in in The Rational Optimist.

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Download E-books Textbook of Gastroenterology, 2 Vol. Set PDF

Thoroughly up to date for its Fourth variation, this vintage two-volume paintings offers encyclopedic insurance of latest medical gastroenterology. In 162 chapters written through prime specialists, the textual content stories clinically suitable simple technological know-how, provides sensible ways to universal signs, discusses the full spectrum of ailments, and describes all diagnostic and healing modalities on hand this day. Complementing the textual content are 2,000 illustrations.

This variation has a brand new affiliate Editor, Neil Kaplowitz, MD, who's a famous hepatologist. greater than 30 new chapters concentration in particular on liver affliction and the liver is included into different chapters the place acceptable. additionally incorporated are new chapters on substitute medication, ways to the sufferer with weight problems, visceral sensory pathways, and economics of analysis and remedy. greater than 30 percentage of the members are new to this edition.

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