By John Daintith, Derek Gjertsen
For scientists of every age this can be a nice e-book with concise descriptions of 100's of scientists from the Greeks onwards. a short description in their kinfolk heritage, whilst born and died is through all you must be aware of, approximately their major medical endeavors. There are few noticeable omissions yet i have to convey to activity the editors for no longer directory maybe the best British chemist of the 19th century - Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (inventor of the electrical gentle bulb; glossy photographic paper and the construction of polymeric fibres).
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For a stone to fall to the ground no one had to push or pull it but merely to remove all constraints for it to fall in a straight line to the Earth. But the heavenly bodies do not move up or down in straight lines. Therefore, Aristotle concluded, they must consist of a fifth element, aether (or quinta essentia to the medieval schoolmen) whose natural motion was circular. Thus, in the Aristotelian universe different bodies obey different laws; celestial and terrestrial bodies move differently because the laws of motion are different in the heavens from those operating below the Moon.
This work, which was published as On the Continuity of the Liquid and Gaseous States of Matter (1869) led to the liquefaction of those gases previously held to be 'permanent' gases. Anfinsen, Christian Boehmer (1916-1995) American Biochemist Born in Monessen, Pennsylvania, Anfinsen was educated at Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard, where he obtained his PhD in 1943. He taught at Harvard Medical School from 1943 to 1950, when he moved to the National Heart Institute at Bethesda.
New York, and educated at the universities of Florida, Iowa, and Wisconsin, where he gained his PhD in 1930. He taught at the Iowa State University from 1930 until 1942, when he moved to the Naval Ordnance Laboratory at White Oak, Maryland. After World War II, Atanasoff worked for various technical companies, eventually serving as president of Cybernetics Inc from 1961 until 1982. The son of a Bulgarian immigrant who was an electrical engineer, Atanasoff was introduced to calculation at the age of nine when his father gave him a slide rule.
A Dictionary of Scientists (Oxford Paperback Reference) by John Daintith, Derek Gjertsen