Download PDF by Gudrun Fischer: Darwins Schwestern: Porträts von Naturforscherinnen und

By Gudrun Fischer

Seit vielen hundert Jahren unternehmen Frauen Expeditionen, forschen in Laboren, katalogisieren Tiere, Pflanzen und Daten aus der Natur, entwickeln Theorien. Sie haben bahnbrechende Erfolge in der biologischen Forschung und stehen damit dem weltberühmten Naturforscher Darwin in nichts nach. Diese Frauen hatten Einfallsreichtum, Intelligenz und Mut, aber nur wenige sind in dieser Männerdomäne wirklich berühmt geworden. Die Porträtsammlung "Darwins Schwestern" schließt eine Wissenslücke: Die Autorinnen richten den Blick auf Pionierinnen der Naturforschung, beleuchten Lebenswege von Forscherinnen aus dem letzten Jahrhundert und lassen Nobelpreisträgerinnen zu Wort kommen. Und nicht zuletzt werden Wissenschaftlerinnen vorgestellt, die heute in biologischen Fächern ihre Karriere aufbauen.

Porträtiert werden u.a. Maria Sibylla Merian (Insektenkunde), Amalie Dietrich (Zoologie und Botanik), Margarete von Wrangell (Pflanzenernährung), Elisabeth Schiemann (Genetik), Elisabeth Mann Borgese (Meeresschutz), Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (Entwicklungsbiologie), Karin Lochte (Meeresbiologie), Barbara McClintock (Genetik); Birgit Sattler (Limnologie/Mikrobiologie).

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Read e-book online Through Norway with a Knapsack (in 1853) (Norwegian History) PDF

By W. Mattieu Williams,Per A. Holst

a superb travelogue from 1856 of an English professor who had determined to go back and forth via Norway from finish to finish with none luggage other than one swap of garments, a workstation and a revolver. yet he introduced cash which he makes use of very sparingly, residing as simple and occasional fee as attainable, and requiring no luxurious or convenience in his lodgings at the lengthy journey. He walked many of the journey, sporting all his belonging in his home made knapsack which he used to be very happy with. the following and there he needed to buy prone from area people, for example ferrying him throughout a fjord or lake, or help him to find the way in which throughout mountains. He needed to settle for very crude foodstuff on the rural station homes (post stations) the place he as soon as needed to sleep in newly saved hay and needed to dig himself down within the hay absolutely bare to prevent the million little creatures within the hay that might another way get lower than his clothes.

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Download e-book for iPad: Pilots of the Line by Sky Masterson

By Sky Masterson

It took Sky Masterson numerous thousand hours and thousands of sky miles keeping a regulate wheel to get to the place he sought after: the left seat within the cockpit of an airliner. during this excellent selection of essays, he tells us how he did it in an unvarnished, sincere depiction of lifestyles as a advertisement airline pilot. It’s interesting and somewhat frightening to grasp what can get it wrong on the worst attainable moments.

It’s a very good factor he likes being a Captain lots in view that each one of those tales exhibit the drawbacks (as good because the many advantages) of a flying occupation. It takes years to develop into a Captain, even of the smallest feeder airways, after which much more to graduate into the jumbo jet. alongside how you are established each day; specialist judgment is received basically over a protracted, very long time within the cockpit.

As passengers, we now have come to take flying without any consideration (including its a variety of inconveniences), but it truly is nonetheless a miracle to go into the door of a big airliner and shortly adequate to stroll out that very door right into a far away urban. It’s no longer approximately so simple as it sort of feels, and one of many nice issues of Masterson’s e-book is the consistent danger of vagaries of climate. Forecasting isn’t in any respect what it must be, and the pilot in command is the man who has to figure out how a lot gasoline he thinks it's going to take to land at another airport, at evening, in rain, in fog and weary as all people can develop into below lengthy classes of stress.

For these folks who're attracted to such concerns, the descriptions of flight regimen, structures, semi-annual retesting within the daunting simulator, the entire technical stuff are interesting and shiny. but there's fairly one other size to “Pilots of the road” and that's Masterson’s humanness. This man fairly likes humans, he cares for his group and looks after his passengers. In so doing, he faces extra demanding situations than these people non-pilots can think, and because they occur at 30,000 toes, dealing with them accurately rather concerns. This ebook will strengthen your preliminary response should you see a four-striper lugging the black bag and a Starbucks at 6 a.m. down a similar hall you stroll, heading for Gate 23 and the flight to Sacramento.

Join him, it’s an outstanding ride.

by Tom Knight

These essays should not awarded in chronological order yet as a substitute in a extra significant method, constructing emotional interest.

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Download e-book for iPad: Flip Flop by Scott MacKinnon,Rachel Small

By Scott MacKinnon,Rachel Small

Scott MacKinnon used to be already unsatisfied together with his lifestyles whilst he obtained the textual content that broke his center and robbed him of his soul mate. In a rash circulation he hopped on a airplane and moved over 7,000 kilometers away to the island of Maui. It was once there that his lifestyles started to spread in entrance of him. in the course of his 4 yr remain, he discovered that his existence used to be overshadowed by way of a proverbial checklist of wolf cries - he was once uninterested in speaking approximately his goals instead of residing them. encouraged by means of his personal shortcomings, Scott took off all over the world in a determined try to begin residing a lifetime of conviction. With a dream record in hand, he set forth to benefit from all his own damaged grants.

​Through a mine box of cobra blood, bare wakeboarding, Thai boxing and prisons, he driven the bounds of his personal sanity, touring over 100,000 miles on 6 diverse continents. With the not going help of strangers grew to become saviours, his friends and family, Scott navigated the crushing lows and inspirational highs of a trip into how a ways one guy will visit discover what fairly motivates us to be larger models of ourselves.

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Buffalo Bill (Folio Biographies) (French Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Michel Faucheux

"L’homme de l’Ouest […] savait voir et entendre autour de lui ; il était à l’affût d’innombrables indices qui signifiaient pour lui l. a. sécurité ou le possibility, c’est-à-dire l. a. vie ou l. a. mort. Et ces longues chevauchées solitaires, qui, sans doute, auraient paru désespérément monotones à un homme de l. a. ville, restent pour moi les moments les plus exaltants de ma vie."
William Frederick Cody, dit Buffalo invoice (1846-1917), est los angeles determine emblématique d’un monde, le some distance West, dont il a célébré l. a. nostalgie. Illustrant l’ambiguïté d’une société qui détruit ce qu’elle exhibe, il arpente los angeles frontière entre plaines de l’Ouest et monde industrialisé mais aussi réalité et imaginaire. Éclaireur, chasseur de bisons engagé par los angeles compagnie de chemin de fer du Kansas Pacific, Buffalo invoice est également le directeur d’une troupe théâtrale populaire qui compose los angeles légende de l’Ouest. determine contradictoire, passeur de frontière, centaure moderne immortalisé par los angeles peintre Rosa Bonheur, il métamorphose l’univers de los angeles Prairie en spectacle de cirque. Aventurier contradictoire qui traduit nos déchirures et nos revirements, il est l’une des figures mythiques, célébrée puis contestée, de l’histoire américaine.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney, 1887-1890 by Tappan Adney,C. Ted Behne

By Tappan Adney,C. Ted Behne

In 1887, on the age of simply 18, intellectually and artistically talented American Tappan Adney launched into his first journey to New Brunswick. He had plans to enrol at Columbia collage within the fall, primed for a meteoric upward thrust in academia — yet destiny intervened. He fell below the spell of the desolate tract of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and the neighborhood Maliseet humans. not anything escaped his interest, Adney launched into searching, fishing, and camping out journeys with Humboldt (Hum) Sharp, his destiny brother-in-law; Peter Joseph, who could turn into his Maliseet mentor; and Purps, Hum's looking puppy. Adney recorded his desert adventures in his journals via evocative sketches and remarkable prose, together with the aspect of a caribou hunt a long time sooner than their extinction during this quarter of the rustic. Tappan Adney's writings, illustrations, and pictures have been released in Harper's journal. His types of aboriginal canoes, now in lots of museum collections, helped store the birchbark canoe from oblivion.

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Adjutant Stearns by William A. Stearns PDF

By William A. Stearns

whilst a tender guy of promise has unexpectedly fallen within the presence of the country and in defence of its liberties, and all hopes of his destiny usefulness, in usual methods, were destroyed; if there has been whatever in his personality and lifestyles or within the situations of his dying which, if recognized, will be of profit to the realm, that sensitiveness of friendship may perhaps infrequently be justified which may still withhold from younger males of his personal age, and particularly from his fellow-soldiers, a few becoming memorial of him. this is the explanation, if any apology is required, why the subsequent biographical notices of Adjutant Stearns are submitted to the general public. it'd be notion they'd include greater grace from a few one whose intimacy of courting may not be suspected of giving too excessive a coloring to the narrative. but when right allowance is made for parental partiality and tenderness, might be, when it comes to one so early referred to as away, nobody may provide a greater impact of his genuine existence and factors than his father.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Essential Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis,William Clark,Anthony Brandt

By Meriwether Lewis,William Clark,Anthony Brandt

The celebrated journals of Lewis and Clark's mythical day trip into the uncharted American West, abridged right into a unmarried quantity and translated into smooth English, with nuanced observations from celebrity writer and journalist Anthony Brandt.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark launched into an unheard of voyage of discovery. Their project was once to discover the newly bought Louisiana Territory and list the geography, plant life, fauna, and folks they encountered alongside the way in which. This up to date variation of the captains' journals combines old perception from editor Anthony Brandt with the wealthy aspect of Lewis and Clark's unique writing, in addition to archival maps and paintings. a charming portrait of the unspoiled West, this true-life experience tale is a window to the dawning of America--from encounters with grizzly bears to councils with tribal leaders and dangerous mountain crossings. 

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Get T.E.Lawrence - Tormented Hero PDF

By Andrew Norman

** This digital variation comprises sixty two black-and-white images **

In T. E. Lawrence: Tormented Hero, Andrew Norman sheds new gentle on Lawrence of Arabia, who continues to be a secret to this present day. Lawrence s sexual orientation is mentioned intimately, together with his dislike of actual relationships, and it is strongly recommended that he suffered from sexual aversion illness. facts that he used to be overwhelmed on a number of events, at his personal request, comes from numerous assets and looks to be irrefutable. New mild is shed on his deadly motorbike crash in may perhaps 1935, and proof is gifted displaying that it happened in a unique position and demeanour to that that's ordinarily intended. pictures taken on the time are in comparison with the current day topography of the positioning to help this solely new thought. different facets of his lifestyles that are mentioned, comprise his courting together with his mom and dad, significantly his troublesome courting together with his mom Sarah; his position within the Arab riot and next disillusionment; his friendship with many of the literati of the day together with E. M. Forster, George Bernard Shaw, and Robert Graves; his love for and veneration of Thomas Hardy; how Shaw s spouse Charlotte, grew to become his confidante; and the way he took girl Astor pillion using on his motorcycle.

** This digital version contains sixty two black-and-white pictures **

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Download e-book for iPad: Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by James B. Garry

By James B. Garry

When Meriwether Lewis started buying offers and firearms to tackle the Corps of Discovery’s trip west, his first cease was once a federal arsenal. For the subsequent twenty-nine months, from the time the Lewis and Clark excursion left Camp Dubois with a cannon salute in 1804 till it introduced its go back from the West Coast to St. Louis with a volley in 1806, guns have been a very important component to the individuals’ device equipment. In Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, historian Jim Garry describes the palms and ammunition the day trip carried and the use and care these guns received.

The Corps of Discovery’s reasons have been to discover the Missouri and Columbia river basins, to make clinical observations, and to touch the tribes alongside the way in which for either technological know-how and international relations. in the course of the trek, the tourists used their weapons to acquire food—they may possibly eat round 350 kilos of meat a day—and to guard themselves from harmful animals. Firearms have been additionally necessary in encounters with Indian teams, as weapons have been essentially the most sought-after exchange goods within the West. As Garry notes, the explorers’ willingness to illustrate their guns’ firepower most likely saved conferences with a few tribes from changing into violent.

The mixture of palms carried through the excursion prolonged past rifles and muskets to incorporate pistols, knives, espontoons, a cannon, and blunderbusses. each one bankruptcy specializes in one of many significant varieties of guns and weaves bills from the day trip journals with the author’s wisdom received from field-testing the muskets and rifles he describes. Appendices tally the guns carried and clarify how the expedition’s flintlocks worked.

Weapons of the Lewis and Clark Expedition integrates unique learn with a full of life narrative. This encyclopedic reference could be priceless to historians and weaponry aficionados.

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