Alchemy

Author: E. J. Holmyard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486151144
Release Date: 2012-04-26
Genre: Science

Classic study by noted authority covers 2,000 years of alchemical history: religious, mystical overtones; apparatus; signs, symbols, and secret terms; advent of scientific method, much more. Illustrated.

Basic Electronics

Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486210766
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This clear, well-illustrated introduction to electronic equipment covers the safe use of electronic devices and basic test equipment, plus numerous essential topics: electron tubes, semiconductors, electronic power supplies, tuned circuits, an introduction to amplifiers, receivers, ranging and navigation systems, an introduction to computers, antennas, AM/FM, and much more. 560 illustrations.

Crucibles

Author: Bernard Jaffe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486141848
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: Science

Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.

Aircraft Structures

Author: David J. Peery
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486267302
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Science

This legendary, still-relevant reference text on aircraft stress analysis discusses basic structural theory and the application of the elementary principles of mechanics to the analysis of aircraft structures. 1950 edition.

Transforming Matter

Author: Trevor H. Levere
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801866103
Release Date: 2001-07-11
Genre: Science

Chemistry explores the way atoms interact, the constitution of the stars, and the human genome. Knowledge of chemistry makes it possible for us to manufacture dyes and antibiotics, metallic alloys, and other materials that contribute to the necessities and luxuries of human life. In Transforming Matter, noted historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of these developments helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. Levere examines the dynamic rise of chemistry from the study of alchemy in the seventeenth century to the development of organic and inorganic chemistry in the age of government-funded research and corporate giants. In the past two centuries, he points out, the number of known elements has quadrupled. And because of synthesis, chemistry has increasingly become a science that creates much of what it studies. Throughout the book, Levere follows a number of recurring themes: theories about the elements, the need for classification, the status of chemical science, and the relationship between practice and theory. He illustrates these themes by concentrating on some of chemistry's most influential and innovative practitioners. Transforming Matter provides an accessible and clearly written introduction to the history of chemistry, telling the story of how the discipline has developed over the years.

Theory of Flight

Author: Richard von Mises
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132228
Release Date: 2012-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Mises' classic avoids the formidable mathematical structure of fluid dynamics, while conveying — by often unorthodox methods — a full understanding of the physical phenomena and mathematical concepts of aeronautical engineering.

Witchcraft Magic Alchemy

Author: Grillot de Givry
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486224937
Release Date: 1931
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Prints, drawings, documents, and text illuminate the development of the occult sciences to the nineteenth century

De Re Metallica

Author: Georgius Agricola
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486318394
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Science

One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.

The Secrets of Alchemy

Author: Lawrence Principe
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226682952
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: History

An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes.

Le Corbusier and the Occult

Author: Jan Birksted
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262026482
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Architecture

Revealing the secret sources of Le Corbusier's architecture--concealed by the architect and undiscovered by scholars until now.

The Analytical Theory of Heat Unabridged

Author: Joseph Fourier
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781602061071
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Science

In this pioneering work of mathematics, Joseph Fourier shows how the conduction of heat in solid bodies can be analyzed in terms of an infinite mathematical series. Known as the Fourier Series, this was the first correct theory on heat diffusion and continues to be used in present-day analysis. For anyone interested in the theory of heat or in the mathematical tools developed by Fourier, this classic work remains indispensable. Born the son of a French tailor, JOSEPH FOURIER (1768-1830) was a mathematician, Egyptologist, and politician whose strong influence on mathematical physics continues to this day. His other works include Description of Egypt and Analysis of Determinate Equations.

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics
ISBN: 9781631063299
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: History

The Art of War is the oldest and most influential military strategy text in existence, and Sun Tzu's teachings on how to successfully respond to and handle situations of conflict is a must-read for for today's business leaders (and politicians, and many others). Whether you approach this reading for its historical significance or choose to apply this knowledge toward achieving success in your own life, you will be enlightened. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.

The Development of Modern Chemistry

Author: Aaron J. Ihde
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486642352
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Science

From ancient Greek theory to the explosive discoveries of the 20th century, this authoritative history shows how major chemists, their discoveries, and political, economic, and social developments transformed chemistry into a modern science. 209 illustrations. 14 tables. Bibliographies. Indices. Appendices.