Power and Invention

Power and Invention

Author: Isabelle Stengers

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816625174

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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Using the law of thermodynamics, one of today's most penetrating and celebrated thinkers sets out to explain the consequences of nonlinear dynamics (or chaos theory) for philosophy and science. Concerned with the interplay between science, society, and power, Isabelle Stengers offers a unique perspective on the power of scientific theories to modify society, and vice versa. 9 diagrams.

Invention of Electricity

Invention of Electricity

Author: Robin Koontz

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 9781731633354

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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GRADES 3–6: Elementary-aged readers will explore amazing facts about the invention of electricity in this 32-page nonfiction science book, which shows the dramatic impact electricity has had on the world around us. INVENTION BOOK FOR KIDS: For thousands of years, humans survived without electricity. They employed fire, solar energy, water, wind, and animal power to get things done. In this science invention book, readers will see how Thomas Edison and engineering pioneers figured out how to harness the power of electricity and put it to use for just about everything in modern life. INCLUDES: Readers will be hooked from beginning to end with mesmerizing science facts and vivid photos! A glossary is provided as well as comprehension questions and an extension activity for further exploration on the topic. BENEFITS: This NGSS-aligned science book for kids will spark the interest of your budding scientist. It links the past and present, showing how inventions that are a part of our lives weren't always there! How did the world change, and continue to change, with the invention of this new technology? Let's find out! WHY ROURKE: Since 1980, we’ve been committed to bringing out the best non-fiction books to help you bring out the best in your young learners. Our carefully crafted topics encourage all students who are “learning to read” and “reading to learn"!



Author: Justin Camp

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434712653

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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The universe’s Inventor designed us like he did the world: with passion and precision and purpose. He made us for confidence and significance, joy and relationship. He made us to be part of something massive and majestic—to contribute to his work of remaking this world and to play vital parts in his Kingdom.But we have a vicious enemy, hell-bent on thwarting us. Our enemy spins lies that convince us into distraction and dependence—on alcohol, drugs, pornography, success-at-all-cost. But Jesus said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” (MSG, John 10:10) He said that about us. Invention is an invitation to join a band of renegades and revolutionaries, change-makers and troublemakers—men who won’t be daunted, because they know there is more. It’s a guide for living, finally, with depth and purpose. It will expose the lies that obscure God’s intent, and will help reveal His design for your life. There is so much more. Come and see.

Salomon Maimon’s Theory of Invention

Salomon Maimon’s Theory of Invention

Author: Idit Chikurel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110691351

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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How can we invent new certain knowledge in a methodical manner? This question stands at the heart of Salomon Maimon's theory of invention. Chikurel argues that Maimon's contribution to the ars inveniendi tradition lies in the methods of invention which he prescribes for mathematics. Influenced by Proclus' commentary on Elements, these methods are applied on examples taken from Euclid's Elements and Data. Centering around methodical invention and scientific genius, Maimon's philosophy is unique in an era glorifying the artistic genius, known as Geniezeit. Invention, primarily defined as constructing syllogisms, has implications on the notion of being given in intuition as well as in symbolic cognition. Chikurel introduces Maimon's notion of analysis in the broader sense, grounded not only on the principle of contradiction but on intuition as well. In philosophy, ampliative analysis is based on Maimon's logical term of analysis of the object, a term that has yet to be discussed in Maimonian scholarship. Following its introduction, a new version of the question quid juris? arises. In mathematics, Chikurel demonstrates how this conception of analysis originates from practices of Greek geometrical analysis.

A Most Damnable Invention

A Most Damnable Invention

Author: Stephen R. Bown

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466817050

Category: Science

Page: 340

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Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's discovery of dynamite made possible the famous industrial megaprojects that transformed the countryside and defined the era, including the St. Gothard rail tunnel through the Alps, the clearing of New York harbor, the Panama Canal, and countless others. Dynamite also caused terrible injuries and great loss of life, and, in some cases, incalculable and irreparable environmental damage. Nobel was one of the richest men in a society rapidly transforming under the power of his invention, but with a troubled conscience, he left his estate to the establishment of the world-famous prizes that bear his name. As the use of explosives soared and growing populations consumed more food, nations scrambled for the scarce yet vital organic ingredient needed for both. The quest for nitrates takes us from the rural stables and privies of preindustrial Europe to the monopoly trading plantations in India and to the Atacama Desert in South America. Nitrates were as valuable in the nineteenth century as oil is in the twenty-first and were the cause of similar international jockeying and power politics. The "nitrogen problem" of creating inorganic nitrates was solved by an enigmatic German scientist named Fritz Haber. His breakthrough not only prolonged the First World War but became the foundation of the green revolution and the tripling of world population since then. Haber is also known as the "father of gas warfare" for his work on poison gas. When he was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work in chemistry, it sparked international outrage and condemnation. A Most Damnable Invention is a human tale of scientific obsession, shadowy immorality, and historical irony, and a testament to the capacity for human ingenuity during times of war.

Women of Invention

Women of Invention

Author: Charlotte Montague

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Hypatia was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who invented the hydrometer in about 400 AD. Described as a charismatic teacher, she was seen as an evil symbol of the pagan science of learning and she was eventually murdered by Christian zealots. For many women in years gone by, the invention process was fraught with danger and difficulty. Not only did they face the hardship and obstacles of inventing, they also had to contend with the sexism and gender discrimination of a male world that believed women had nothing to contribute. Scientific women came to the fore with momentous innovations which were impossible for men to ignore. During World War Two, Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr became a pioneer in wireless communications, developing a “Secret Communications System.” More recently, 20-year-old Ann Makosinski has invented the ingenious Hollow Flashlight which converts radiant body heat into electricity. Meanwhile other women continued inventing in the domestic sphere with Miracle Mops, long-lasting lipsticks, and magic knickers. In every walk of twenty-first century life women have been challenging themselves (and men) to shape the way we live. Some of the incredible innovators featured include Myra Juliet Farrell, Sally Fox, Rosalind Franklin, Helen Murray, Anna Pavlova, Mária Telkes, Giuliana Tesoro, Halldis Aalvik Thune, Ann Tsukamoto, Margaret A. Wilcox, Ada Lovelace, and many more. The 150 remarkable women in this book show all too clearly that not only can invention no longer be described as a male dominated domain but that a woman’s inspiration and ingenuity will probably be driving the life-changing ideas of tomorrow’s world.

The Invention of Ancient Israel

The Invention of Ancient Israel

Author: Keith W. Whitelam

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415107598

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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This book shows how the true history of ancient Palestine has been obscured by the search for Israel. It concentrates on two crucial periods from the end of the late Bronze Age to the Iron Age, a so-called period of the emergance of ancient Israel.