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1 Kragh, Helge From Transuranic to Superheavy Elements I09913 2018 eBook  
2 Pechenkin, Alexander The History of Research on Chemical Periodic Processes I09279 2018 eBook  
3 Mussardo, Giuseppe The ABC???s of Science I09029 2020 eBook  
4 Thanu Padmanabhan Dawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind 026859 2019 eBook  
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TitleFrom Transuranic to Superheavy Elements : A Story of Dispute and Creation
Author(s)Kragh, Helge
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionVIII, 106 p. 2 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe story of superheavy elements - those at the very end of the periodic table - is not well known outside the community of heavy-ion physicists and nuclear chemists. But it is a most interesting story which deserves to be known also to historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science and indeed to the general public. This is what the present work aims at. It tells the story or rather parts of the story, of how physicists and chemists created elements heavier than uranium or searched for them in nature. And it does so with an emphasis on the frequent discovery and naming disputes concerning the synthesis of very heavy elements. Moreover, it calls attention to the criteria which scientists have adopted for what it means to have discovered a new element. In this branch of modern science it may be more appropriate to speak of creation instead of discovery. The work will be of interest to scientists as well as to scholars studying modern science from a meta-perspective
ISBN,Price9783319758138
Keyword(s)1. CHEMISTRY - HISTORY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Heavy ions 5. HISTORY 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. History of Chemistry 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY 10. NUCLEAR PHYSICS 11. Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons 12. Philosophy and science 13. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 14. PHYSICS
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TitleThe History of Research on Chemical Periodic Processes
Author(s)Pechenkin, Alexander
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIV, 93 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers a survey of the historic development of selected areas of chemistry and chemical physics, discussing in detail the European, American and Russian approaches to the development of chemistry. Other key topics include the kinetics and non-linear thermodynamics of chemical reactions and mathematical modeling, which have found new applications in the theory of dynamical systems. The first observations of the periodicity of chemical reactions were lost in the mist of time. In the second half of the 19th century, the phenomenon of chemical periodicity was studied in relation to electrochemistry, solutions and colloids. Discovered in the late 19th century, Liesegang rings are still enigmatic and remain attractive for researchers. However, the discovery of the Belousov???Zhabotinsky reaction marked the successful culmination of the efforts to find a true chemical oscillatory reaction. The book investigates chemical phenomena that were neglected in the past, but have been rediscovered, placing them into a new conceptual framework. For example, it notes that William Bray, who discovered the first oscillatory homogeneous reaction in 1921, was influenced by the first bio-mathematicians who predicted chemical oscillations in homogeneous systems
ISBN,Price9783319951089
Keyword(s)1. Amorphous substances 2. CHEMISTRY 3. CHEMISTRY - HISTORY 4. Complex fluids 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Electrochemistry 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. History of Chemistry 10. PHYSICS 11. Popular Science in Chemistry and Materials 12. Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics 13. THERMODYNAMICS
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TitleThe ABC???s of Science
Author(s)Mussardo, Giuseppe
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionX, 248 p. 35 illus., 5 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteScience, with its inherent tension between the known and the unknown, is an inexhaustible mine of great stories. Collected here are twenty-six among the most enchanting tales, one for each letter of the alphabet: the main characters are scientists of the highest calibre mostly of whom, however, are unknown to the general public. This book goes from A to Z. The letter A stands for Abel, the great Norwegian mathematician, here involved in an elliptic thriller about a fundamental theorem of mathematics, while the letter Z refers to Absolute Zero, the ultimate and lowest temperature limit, - 273,15 degrees Celsius, a value that is tremendously cooler than the most remote corner of the Universe: the race to reach this final outpost of coldness is not yet complete, but, similarly to the history books of polar explorations at the beginning of the 20th century, its pages record successes, failures, fierce rivalries and tragic desperations. In between the A and the Z, the other letters of the alphabet are similar to the various stages of a very fascinating journey along the paths of science, a journey in the company of a very unique set of characters as eccentric and peculiar as those in Ulysses by James Joyce: the French astronomer who lost everything, even his mind, to chase the transits of Venus; the caustic Austrian scientist who, perfectly at ease with both the laws of psychoanalysis and quantum mechanics, revealed the hidden secrets of dreams and the periodic table of chemical elements; the young Indian astrophysicist who was the first to understand how a star dies, suffering the ferocious opposition of his mentor for this discovery. Or the Hungarian physicist who struggled with his melancholy in the shadows of the desert of Los Alamos; or the French scholar who was forced to hide her femininity behind a false identity so as to publish fundamental theorems on prime numbers. And so on and so forth. Twenty-six stories, which reveal the most authentic atmosphere of science and the lives of some of its main players: each story can be read in quite a short period of time -- basically the time it takes to get on and off the train between two metro stations. Largely independent from one another, these twenty-six stories make the book a harmonious polyphony of several voices: the reader can invent his/her own very personal order for the chapters simply by ordering the sequence of letters differently. For an elementary law of Mathematics, this can give rise to an astronomically large number of possible books -- all the same, but - then again - all different. This book is therefore the ideal companion for an infinite number of real or metaphoric journeys
ISBN,Price9783030551698
Keyword(s)1. BIOLOGY - HISTORY 2. CHEMISTRY - HISTORY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. History of Biology 8. History of Chemistry 9. History of Mathematical Sciences 10. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 11. MATHEMATICS 12. PHYSICS 13. Popular Science in Physics
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TitleDawn of Science: Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind
Author(s)Thanu Padmanabhan ;Vasanthi Padmanabhan
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionX, 286 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis lucid and captivating book takes the reader back to the early history of all the sciences, starting from antiquity and ending roughly at the time of Newton covering the period which can legitimately be called the 'dawn' of the sciences. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on a particular and significant development in the evolution of science, and is connected in a coherent way to the others to yield a smooth, continuous narrative. The at-a-glance diagrams showing the 'When' and 'Where' give a brief summary of what was happening at the time, thereby providing the broader context of the scientific events highlighted in that chapter. Embellished with colourful photographs and illustrations, and boxed highlights scattered throughout the text, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of science, and how it shaped our world today
ISBN,Price9783030175092 : Euro 34.99(HB)
Classification50(091)
Keyword(s)1. BIOLOGY - HISTORY 2. CHEMISTRY - HISTORY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. History of Biology 6. History of Chemistry 7. History of Medicine 8. MEDICINE - HISTORY 9. PHYSICS
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