Moby Dick oder Der weiße Wal

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3961641145

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Übersetzt Von Wilhelm Strüver Die Fahrt beginnt am Weihnachtstag. Kapitän Ahab lässt sich anfangs nicht an Deck blicken. Erst auf offener See kommt er aus seiner Kabine und erklärt der Mannschaft in pathetischen Worten das wahre Ziel der Fahrt: Er will Moby Dick, den weißen Wal, der ihm das Bein abgerissen hat, jagen und erlegen. Als Anreiz nagelt er eine Golddublone an den Hauptmast, die derjenige erhalten soll, der den Wal als erster sichtet. Die Mannschaft, die sich aus Vertretern vieler verschiedener Nationen zusammensetzt und so gleichsam die Welt als Mikrokosmos symbolisiert, lässt sich vom Charisma ihres Kapitäns mitreißen und schwört sich auf dessen Ziel ein

The Ten Types of Human

A New Understanding of Who We Are, and Who We Can Be

Author: Dexter Dias

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473519373

Category: Psychology

Page: 848

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‘This book is the one. Think Sapiens and triple it.’ – Julia Hobsbawm, author of Fully Connected We all have ten types of human in our head. They’re the people we become when we face life’s most difficult decisions. We want to believe there are things we would always do – or things we never would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? The Ten Types of Human is a pioneering examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, uncovering the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. From courtrooms to civil wars, from Columbus to child soldiers, Dexter Dias takes us on a globe-spanning journey in search of answers, touching on the lives of some truly exceptional people. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is a provocative map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are – and who we can be. ‘I emerged from this book feeling better about almost everything... a mosaic of faces building into this extraordinary portrait of our species.’ – Guardian ‘The Ten Types of Human is a fantastic piece of non-fiction, mixing astonishing real-life cases with the latest scientific research to provide a guide to who we really are. It’s inspiring and essential.’ – Charles Duhigg ‘Uplifting and indispensable.’ – Howard Cunnell What readers are saying about 'the most important book in years': ‘utterly compelling...this one comes with a warning – only pick it up if you can risk not putting it down’ – Wendy Heydorn on Amazon, 5 stars ‘one of the most remarkable books I've read... I can genuinely say that it has changed the way I view the world’ – David Jones on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the human condition... a thrilling and beautifully crafted book’ – Wasim on Amazon, 5 stars ‘This is the most important book I have read in years’ – Natasha Geary on Amazon, 5 stars ‘an important and fascinating read... It will keep you glued to the page’ – Hilary Burrage on Amazon, 5 stars ‘a journey that I will never forget, will always be grateful for, and I hope will help me question who I am... a work of genius’ – Louise on Amazon, 5 stars ‘This is a magnificent book that will capture the interest of every type of reader... one of those rare and special books that demand rereading’ – Amelia on Amazon, 5 stars ‘I simply couldn’t put it down... one of the most significant books of our time’ – Jocelyne Quennell on Amazon, 5 stars ‘Read The Ten Types of Human and be prepared to fall in love’ – Helen Fospero on Amazon, 5 stars

Marine Genetic Resources, R&D and the Law 1

Complex Objects of Use

Author: Bleuenn Guilloux

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119528194

Category: Nature

Page: 302

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Advances in research and development reveal the immense diversity and potential of marine genetic resources. Under international law, no specific regime applies to these complex and paradoxical objects of use. The Law of the Sea Convention sets a framework that is partly inadequate for this new category of resources. The Biodiversity Convention and the Nagoya Protocol only address the genetic resources of national areas. Patents allow their holder to exercise a monopoly on exploiting biotechnological creations to extensive claims, questioning the common nature of biodiversity and related knowledge. They hinder research and the objectives of biodiversity law. The legal and practical rules of physical and functional access vary in geometry. They focus on the valorization of research results, crystallizing conflicts of interest between suppliers and users. Sustainable research and development is essential to the knowledge and protection of marine biodiversity. The qualification of marine genetic resources in common, standard contractual tools, distributed research and development infrastructures, negotiation of an agreement on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, would To remove these inconsistencies.

The Extinction Cycle - Buch 6: Metamorphose

Thriller

Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865526314

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 100

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Unheimlich und unglaublich fesselnd. Action, Action und noch MEHR ACTION! In den Geheimlabors des amerikanischen Militärs gerät eine Biowaffe außer Kontrolle. Innerhalb von Tagen rast die Pest um den Globus und rottet den größten Teil der Menschheit aus. Buch 6: Mehr als 70 Jahre nach dem Einmarsch der Alliierten im Kampf gegen die Nazis dringt das Delta Force Team Ghost in die Normandie vor. An ihrer Seite kämpfen die verbündeten europäischen Streitkräfte. Ihr Auftrag: Die Ausrottung aller Entarteten und deren Nachkommen. Doch als die Truppen nach Osten stürmen, verbreiten sich die Gerüchte, dass sich eine ganz neue Art von Monstern entwickelt hat ... Buch 1: Verpestet Buch 2: Krieg gegen Monster Buch 3: Mutierte Bestien Buch 4: Entartung Buch 5: Von der Erde getilgt Buch 6: Metamorphose Buch 7: Am Ende bleibt nur Finsternis Russell Blake: 'Nicholas Sansbury Smith kombiniert Wissenschaft mit rasanter Militär-Action in einem epischen Literatur-Monstrum, das mit Überschallgeschwindigkeit dahinrast. Fans des Genres werden es lieben!'

Frei geboren

eine Löwin in zwei Welten : ein Bericht

Author: Joy Adamson,George Adamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 236

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A woman describes her experiences raising an orphaned lion cub intending that it eventually return to the jungle.


Tagebuch einer Lady auf dem Lande

Roman

Author: E. M. Delafield

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641080452

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Eine Lady lässt sich nicht unterkriegen ... England in den 1930er-Jahren. In einem Dorf in der Grafschaft Devon vertraut sich eine Lady mit messerscharfem Verstand ihrem einzigen Freund an – dem Tagebuch. Die Welt hat sich gegen sie verschworen, im Haushalt regiert das Chaos, die Köchin droht mit Kündigung, und ihre beiden überaus reizenden Kinder Vicky und Robin neigen dazu, stets am falschen Ort zur falschen Zeit für Unheil zu sorgen. Von ihrem Gatten Robert, der sich am liebsten hinter der Times verschanzt, hat die Lady keine Hilfe zu erwarten. So kämpft sie allein um Haltung bei Teegesellschaften, Dorffesten, Abendeinladungen und vor allem, wenn sie der grässlich perfekten Lady B. begegnet, die ihre Eitelkeiten wie einen Pudel mit sich herumführt. Ein Glück, dass wenigstens ihr Tagebuch die Lady auf dem Lande nicht im Stich lässt ...

Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors

A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to Science

Author: John Leonard Thornton,R. I. J. Tully

Publisher: London, The Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautical libraries

Page: 406

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Contenido : 1. Scientific Literature before the invention of printing 2. Scientific Incunabula 3. Scientific books of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries 4. Seventeenth-century Scientific Books 5. Scientific Books from 1701-1800 6. Scientific Books of the ninereenth century 7. The rise of the Scientific societies 8. The growth of Scientific periodical literature 9. Scientific Bibliographies and bibliographers 10. Private Scientific libraries 11. Scientific publishing and bookselling 12. Scientific libraries of to-day.


Autonomous Nature

Problems of Prediction and Control From Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317395883

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Autonomous Nature investigates the history of nature as an active, often unruly force in tension with nature as a rational, logical order from ancient times to the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Along with subsequent advances in mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, nature came to be perceived as an orderly, rational, physical world that could be engineered, controlled, and managed. Autonomous Nature focuses on the history of unpredictability, why it was a problem for the ancient world through the Scientific Revolution, and why it is a problem for today. The work is set in the context of vignettes about unpredictable events such as the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Bubonic Plague, the Lisbon Earthquake, and efforts to understand and predict the weather and natural disasters. This book is an ideal text for courses on the environment, environmental history, history of science, or the philosophy of science.


Aboriginal Plant Collectors

Botanists and Australian Aboriginal People in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Philip A. Clarke

Publisher: Rosenberg Publishing

ISBN: 9781877058684

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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Explores the impact of indigenous people upon the European discovery of Australian plants, spanning the period from the expansion of world exploration in the seventeenth century to the beginning of systematic scientific studies in the late nineteenth century. Observations of Australian Aboriginal hunting and gathering practices provided Europeans with important clues concerning the productivity of the land. British colonists who came in 1788 to establish themselves in the 'new' country of Australia found indigenous land 'owners' to be both a physical threat and an important source of information about the environment. Plant hunters were a hardy breed of men primarily employed to make collections of dried and living plants in the fledging colonies and to send them back to Europe. They led exciting but dangerous lives on the fringes of the empire, a few of them dying while field collecting. Aboriginal guides accompanied plant collectors into the field. This book presents investigates the role of particular Aboriginal groups and individuals in the botanical discovery of Australia. The bulk of this book is a detailed description of the interaction between particular plant collectors and Aboriginal people through the nineteenth century. There are chapters on the work of George Caley, Allan Cunningham, Von Mueller and the resident plant collectors in WA, SA and Tasmania.

Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Approximately 27,000 Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology

Author: Carl C. Gaither,Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461411149

Category: Science

Page: 2867

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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.



The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065

Category:

Page: 278

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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

Poldark - Von Anbeginn des Tages

Roman

Author: Winston Graham

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843712360

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Cornwall 1788-1790 Gegen alle Widerstände sind Ross und Demelza zwar gemeinsam glücklich. Allerdings haben weder Ross‘ Freunde noch seine Feinde ihm diese unstandesgemäße Heirat verziehen, und das junge Paar muss täglich um seine Ehe und seine Liebe kämpfen. Vor allem Demelza muss ihren ganzen Mut, aber auch ihren Charme und ihr liebevolles großes Herz einsetzen, um Vorurteile und Standesunterschiede endgültig zu überwinden. Und aufgeben wird sie nie ... »Vom unvergleichlichen Winston Graham ..., der all das hat, was die anderen haben, und dann noch eine ganze Menge mehr« The Guardian Der zweite Roman der großen Poldark-Saga