The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 0385350678
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. "Vivid and exciting.... Wulf’s pulsating account brings this dazzling figure back into a dazzling, much-deserved focus.” —The Boston Globe Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world. Among his most revolutionary ideas was a radical conception of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. In North America, Humboldt’s name still graces towns, counties, parks, bays, lakes, mountains, and a river. And yet the man has been all but forgotten. In this illuminating biography, Andrea Wulf brings Humboldt’s extraordinary life back into focus: his prediction of human-induced climate change; his daring expeditions to the highest peaks of South America and to the anthrax-infected steppes of Siberia; his relationships with iconic figures, including Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson; and the lasting influence of his writings on Darwin, Wordsworth, Goethe, Muir, Thoreau, and many others. Brilliantly researched and stunningly written, The Invention of Nature reveals the myriad ways in which Humboldt’s ideas form the foundation of modern environmentalism—and reminds us why they are as prescient and vital as ever.

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1848548990
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson 'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express 'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist 'A superb biography' The Economist 'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world's highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 1944195726
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system. Wilhelm introduced Alexander von Humboldt to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the renowned author, and they formed a close friendship based on a mutual interest in the intersection of science and art. Humboldt gained an appreciation for aesthetic perspective from Goethe, and Goethe received the latest in scientific information from Humboldt… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Invention of Nature: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature

Guide to Andrea Wulf s the Invention of Nature
Author: Andrea Wulf,Eureka
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 9781545091371
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Andrea Wulf's The Invention of Nature Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style

The Invention of Custom

The Invention of Custom
Author: Francesca Iurlaro
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN: 0192897950
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This books tells the neglected story of the relationship between custom and the European natural law and ius gentium tradition. It explores what cultural values and practices facilitated the emergence of custom and rendered it into as a source of the law of nations, and how they did so.

The Invention of Science

The Invention of Science
Author: David Wootton
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2015-09-17
ISBN: 014191677X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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We live in a world made by science. How and when did this happen? This book tells the story of the extraordinary intellectual and cultural revolution that gave birth to modern science, and mounts a major challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy of its history. Before 1492 it was assumed that all significant knowledge was already available; there was no concept of progress; people looked for understanding to the past not the future. This book argues that the discovery of America demonstrated that new knowledge was possible: indeed it introduced the very concept of 'discovery', and opened the way to the invention of science. The first crucial discovery was Tycho Brahe's nova of 1572: proof that there could be change in the heavens. The telescope (1610) rendered the old astronomy obsolete. Torricelli's experiment with the vacuum (1643) led directly to the triumph of the experimental method in the Royal Society of Boyle and Newton. By 1750 Newtonianism was being celebrated throughout Europe. The new science did not consist simply of new discoveries, or new methods. It relied on a new understanding of what knowledge might be, and with this came a new language: discovery, progress, facts, experiments, hypotheses, theories, laws of nature - almost all these terms existed before 1492, but their meanings were radically transformed so they became tools with which to think scientifically. We all now speak this language of science, which was invented during the Scientific Revolution. The new culture had its martyrs (Bruno, Galileo), its heroes (Kepler, Boyle), its propagandists (Voltaire, Diderot), and its patient labourers (Gilbert, Hooke). It led to a new rationalism, killing off alchemy, astrology, and belief in witchcraft. It led to the invention of the steam engine and to the first Industrial Revolution. David Wootton's landmark book changes our understanding of how this great transformation came about, and of what science is.

Summary Analysis of the Invention of Nature

Summary   Analysis of the Invention of Nature
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2016-01-28
ISBN: 9781523755141
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system. Wilhelm introduced Alexander von Humboldt to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the renowned author, and they formed a close friendship based on a mutual interest in the intersection of science and art. Humboldt gained an appreciation for aesthetic perspective from Goethe, and Goethe received the latest in scientific information from Humboldt... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Invention of Nature: * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

Summary of the Invention of Nature

Summary of the Invention of Nature
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2016-02-18
ISBN: 9781530129515
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf is a biography of Alexander von Humboldt, a Prussian naturalist born in 1769. Humboldt had an older brother, Wilhelm. Their father died when they were young, and their mother was emotionally detached from her sons. Alexander and Wilhelm received exacting educations. Alexander became interested in exploration and science, but his mother pressured him to become a civil servant, so he attended a mining academy to become a mine inspector while conducting his own botanical research. He invented new tools for miners, published books on subterranean plants and rocks, and experimented with the effect of electricity on the nervous system. Wilhelm introduced Alexander von Humboldt to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the renowned author, and they formed a close friendship based on a mutual interest in the intersection of science and art. Humboldt gained an appreciation for aesthetic perspective from Goethe, and Goethe received the latest in scientific information from Humboldt... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Invention of Nature: * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

Summary of The Invention of Nature

Summary of The Invention of Nature
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Idreambooks
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN: 9781945272257
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thomas Percival s Medical Ethics and the Invention of Medical Professionalism

Thomas Percival s Medical Ethics and the Invention of Medical Professionalism
Author: Laurence B. McCullough,Thomas Percival
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030860361
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides the first comprehensive, historically based, philosophical interpretations of two texts of Thomas Percival's professional ethics in medicine set in the context of his intellectual biography. Preceded by his privately published and circulated Medical Jurisprudence of 1794, Thomas Percival (1740-1804) published Medical Ethics in 1803, the first book thus titled in the global histories of medicine and medical ethics. From his days as a student at the Warrington Academy and the medical schools of the universities of Edinburgh and Leyden, Percival steeped himself in the scientific method of Francis Bacon (1561-1626). McCullough shows how Percival became a Baconian moral scientist committed to Baconian deism and Dissent. Percival also drew on and significantly expanded the work of his predecessor in professional ethics in medicine, John Gregory (1724-1773). The result is that Percival should be credited with co-inventing professionalism in medicine with Gregory. To aid and encourage future scholarship, this book brings together the first time three essential Percival texts, Medical Jurisprudence, Medical Ethics, and Extracts from the Medical Ethics of Dr. Percival of 1823, the bridge from Medical Ethics to the 1847 Code of Medical Ethics on the American Medical Association. To support comparative reading, this book provides concordances of Medical Jurisprudence to Medical Ethics and of Medical Ethics to Extracts. Finally, this book includes the first Chronology of Percival's life and works. .

The Invention of the Self

The Invention of the Self
Author: Andrew Spira
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-06-25
ISBN: 1350091065
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is an examination of personal identity, exploring both who we think we are, and how we construct the sense of ourselves through art. It proposes that the notion of personal identity is a psycho-social construction that has evolved over many centuries. While this idea has been widely discussed in recent years, Andrew Spira approaches it from a completely new point of view. Rather than relying on the thinking subject's attempts to identify itself consciously and verbally, it focuses on the traces that the self-sense has unconsciously left in the fabric of its environment in the form of non-verbal cultural conventions. Covering a millennium of western European cultural history, it amounts to an 'anthropology of personal identity in the West'. Following a broadly chronological path, Spira traces the self-sense from its emergence from the collectivity of the medieval Church to its consummation in the individualistic concept of artistic genius in the nineteenth century. In doing so, it aims to bridge a gap that exists between cultural history and philosophy. Regarding cultural history (especially art history), it elicits significances from its material that have been thoroughly overlooked. Regarding philosophy, it highlights the crucial role that material culture plays in the formation of philosophical ideas. It argues that the sense of personal self is as much revealed by cultural conventions - and as a cultural convention - as it is observable to the mind as an object of philosophical enquiry.

The Invention of the Western Film

The Invention of the Western Film
Author: Scott Simmon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2003-06-30
ISBN: 9780521555814
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Legal Protection for Computer Implemented Inventions

Legal Protection for Computer Implemented Inventions
Author: Sabine Kruspig,Claudia Schwarz
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-24
ISBN: 904115244X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legal Protection for Computer Implemented Inventions Book Excerpt:

As a result of the incorporation of computer software into countless commercial and industrial products, the patentability of software has become a vital issue in intellectual property law. This indispensable book provides an overview on the current status of computer-implemented inventions in patent law across Europe and major jurisdictions worldwide. A hugely practical field research tool with guidance based on case law, it examines the major hurdles in each particular country and describes the best practice to be adopted. Clearly showing how enforceable software patent applications can be competitively drafted and how a patent portfolio for computer-implemented inventions can be established in several countries without spending money unnecessarily on problematic examination proceedings, this book covers such issues and topics as the following: • claim categories for patent applications; • sufficient level of abstraction/breadth of the claimed invention; • fundamental terms of computing and terminological traps; • probability for patents dependent on software application areas; and • patents in core areas of computing. With separate chapters for the key countries, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, China, Korea, Japan, India, and the European Patent Office the legal situation for computer-implemented inventions in each country or region, this book includes guidance on prosecution under national law, analyses of relevant court decisions, practice checklists, and an outlook on future developments.. The authors describe claim formulation based on actual cases and on principles of computer science in order to show what might be or might not be patentable in each jurisdiction. With this incomparable resource, patent attorneys and patent professionals in companies will get a basis for making decisions about the most appropriate jurisdictions in which to file patent applications. This book will also be of great value to computer professionals who are affected by the protection of software or who are actively involved in the protection of software by patent law.

Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet

Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet
Author: April R. Summitt
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 0313391785
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sequoyah and the Invention of the Cherokee Alphabet Book Excerpt:

Through a unique combination of narrative history and primary documents, this book provides an engrossing biography of Sequoyah, the creator of the Cherokee writing system, and clearly documents the importance of written language in the preservation of culture. • A page from the Cherokee Phoenix showing the use of written Cherokee language in Sequoyah's syllabary • A Cherokee syllabary chart • A bibliography of sources that describes the focus of each entry and identifies its benefit and intended audience • Photographs of road signs in Cherokee, NC written in English and in the Cherokee syllabary

The Invention of Cuneiform

The Invention of Cuneiform
Author: Jean-Jacques Glassner,Donald M. Herron
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780801873898
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In The Invention of Cuneiform Jean-Jacques Glassner offers a compelling introduction to a seminal era in human history. Returning to early Mesopotamian texts that have been little studied or poorly understood, he traces the development of writing from the earliest attempts to the sophisticated system of roughly 640 signs that constituted the Sumerian repertory by about 3200 B.C.

The Invention of Multilingualism

The Invention of Multilingualism
Author: David Gramling
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN: 1108490301
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Explores what multilingualism means today, in a historical moment when it is under intense discursive and technological pressure.

Parody and Festivity in Early Modern Art

Parody and Festivity in Early Modern Art
Author: David R. Smith
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9781409430308
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dwelling on the interconnections between parody and festivity as forms of inversion, the essays in this volume delve into the nature and the meanings of festive laughter as depicted in early modern art. Chapters deal most often with Northern Renaissance and Baroque art; themes include grobianism and the grotesque, scatology, popular proverbs with ironic twists, and a wide range of comic reversals, many hinging on ideas of the world upside down.

The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity

The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity
Author: Benjamin Isaac
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780691125985
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There was racism in the ancient world, after all. This groundbreaking book refutes the common belief that the ancient Greeks and Romans harbored "ethnic and cultural," but not racial, prejudice. It does so by comprehensively tracing the intellectual origins of racism back to classical antiquity. Benjamin Isaac's systematic analysis of ancient social prejudices and stereotypes reveals that some of those represent prototypes of racism--or proto-racism--which in turn inspired the early modern authors who developed the more familiar racist ideas. He considers the literature from classical Greece to late antiquity in a quest for the various forms of the discriminatory stereotypes and social hatred that have played such an important role in recent history and continue to do so in modern society. Magisterial in scope and scholarship, and engagingly written, The Invention of Racism in Classical Antiquity further suggests that an understanding of ancient attitudes toward other peoples sheds light not only on Greco-Roman imperialism and the ideology of enslavement (and the concomitant integration or non-integration) of foreigners in those societies, but also on the disintegration of the Roman Empire and on more recent imperialism as well. The first part considers general themes in the history of discrimination; the second provides a detailed analysis of proto-racism and prejudices toward particular groups of foreigners in the Greco-Roman world. The last chapter concerns Jews in the ancient world, thus placing anti-Semitism in a broader context.

Nature

Nature
Author: Sir Norman Lockyer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1870
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Female Thermometer Eighteenth Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny

The Female Thermometer   Eighteenth Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny
Author: Terry Castle Professor of English Stanford University
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1995-03-24
ISBN: 0198024274
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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