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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy ('Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica'), is a work in three books by Sir Isaac Newton, first published on the 5th July 1687. The Principia states Newton's laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics, also Newton's law of universal gravitation, and a derivation of Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The Principia is justly regarded as one of the most important wor...

The Chemistry of Human Life
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The Chemistry of Human Life

The Biochemic Statement of the Cause of Disease and the Physiological and Chemical Operation of the Inorganic Salts of the Human Organism and their Chemical Formulas.

Triumphal Chariot of Antimony
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Triumphal Chariot of Antimony

Basil Valentine was allegedly a 15th-century alchemist. Here he describes the preparation of Antimony, which, in the form of its natural sulfide, was known to the ancients and was used by them as a cosmetic and as a medicine.

The Descent of Man
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The Descent of Man

No book made a greater impact on the intellectual world of its first Victorian readers nor has had such an enduring influence on our thinking on science, literature, theology and philosophy. In The Descent of Man, Darwin addresses the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind, that he had deliberately left out of On the Origin of Species. And the evidence he presents forces us to question what it is ...

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Ip Multimedia Subsystem (ims) Handbook

Take Part in the Future of Wireless/Wireline Convergence The IP multimedia subsystem (IMS), established as the foundation for future wireless and wireline convergence, is the bedrock that will facilitate easy deployment on new, rich, personalized multimedia communication services that mix telecom and data services. Designers, planners, and researchers of communication systems will need to make full use of the technology occurring wit...

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The Ecological Rift: Capitalism's War on the Earth

Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts have been driven through the delicate fabric of the biosphere. The economy and the earth are headed for a fateful collision—if we don’t a...

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Dam Projects And The Growth Of American Archaeology: The River Basin Surveys And The Interagency Archeological Salvage Program

The Smithsonian Institution’s River Basin Surveys and the Interagency Archeological Salvage Program were the most ambitious archaeological projects ever undertaken in the United States. Administered by the National Park Service from 1945–1969, the programs had profound effects—methodological, theoretical, and historical—on American archaeology, many of which are still being felt today. They stimulated the public’s interest in heritag...

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Fifty Key Thinkers On Development

The essential guide to the world's most influential development thinkers, this authoritative text presents a unique guide to the lives and ideas of leading contributors to the contested terrain of development studies. Reflecting the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the area, the book includes entries on: * modernisers like Hirshman, Kindleberger and Rostow * dependencistas such as Frank, Cardoso and Amin * progressives like Prebi...

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Ouvrages d'art en zone sismique : Guide d'application de l'Eurocode 8

La construction parasismique concerne un nombre croissant de professionnels et d'architectes depuis que le nouveau zonage sismique de la France s'applique à 60% des communes. Revue et augmentée d'une importante annexe touchant à l'application de la réglementation, cette deuxième édition consacre un titre désormais classique de la collection "Eurocode". Les professionnels de la construction trouveront notamment dans ce manuel : un rap...

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Statische Beurteilung Historischer Tragwerke: Band 2: Holzkonstruktionen (bauingenieur-praxis)

Die Aufgabe der Beurteilung existierender Tragwerke stellt sich bei Umbauten oder Umnutzungen, und zunehmend auch bei der Einschätzung der Standsicherheit von öffentlich zugänglichen Bauwerken. Bei realistischer Beurteilung können Tragreserven durch Reparaturmaßnahmen aktiviert und somit die Eingriffe auf ein Mindestmaß begrenzt werden, was besonders unter denkmalpflegerischen Randbedingungen erwünscht ist. In Band 2 werden die handw...