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  • Budapest Scientific - A Guidebook

    Budapest Scientific - A Guidebook

    Hargittai István
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    This guidebook introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest - statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. According to the Hungarian-American Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, this metropolis atthe crossroads of Europe has a special atmosphere of respect for science. It has been the venue of numerous scientific achievements and the cradle, literally, of many individuals who in Hungary, and even more beyond its borders, became world-renownedcontributors to science and culture.Six of the eight chapters of the book cover the Hungarian Nobel laureates, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the university, the medical school, agricultural sciences, and technology and engineering. One chapter is about selected secondary schools fromwhich seven Nobel laureates (Szent-Györgyi, de Hevesy, Wigner, Gabor, Harsanyi, Olah, and Kertész) and the five Martians of Science (von Kármán, Szilard, Wigner, von Neumann, and Teller) had graduated. The concluding chapter is devoted to scientistmartyrs of the Holocaust.
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    ISBN: 9780198719076
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • The Road To Stockholm

    The Road To Stockholm

    Hargittai István
    Kiadó: Oxford University Press
    The Nobel Prizes enjoy enormous prestige throughout the world. Every year, science is propelled into the limelight, and in October, when the prizes are announced, and December, when they are awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm, a chosen few scientistsacquire celebrity status and their science receives wide coverage in the news media. First awarded in 1901, the Nobel Prize remains the only science prize widely recognized by the general public. What sort of scientists become Nobel laureates? How arethey chosen? Are there features common to them, and to their prize-winning research? These sorts of questions have long intrigued Istvan Hargittai and seeking answers, he began interviewing Nobel prize-winning scientists about their careers. Some 70laureates, and a similar number of other distinguished scientists, have been interviewed, most of them during the late 1990s, and the result is this remarkable book. Written for a general readership, The Road to Stockholm illuminates the nature ofscientific discovery, the Nobel Prize selection process, the factors common to award-winning research, and the effects of the Nobel Prize on science itself. Here are stories of scientists who overcame adversity, eventually to win the Prize
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    ISBN: 9780198509127
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Girl Who Beat Isis

    Girl Who Beat Isis

    Khalaf,Farida
    Kiadó: Random House Uk
    In August 2014, Farida Khalaf was just a normal Yazidi girl, living in a village high in the mountains of northern Iraq. Then her village was attacked and swiftly taken by ISIS fighters, and her whole world changed. The jihadists murdered the men and theboys of her village, including her father and brothers, before taking Farida prisoner along with the rest of the women. This is the story of what happened to Farida after she was captured: the beatings, the rapes, the markets where ISIS sold their femaleprisoners like cattle, and Farida s realisation that the more difficult and resistant she became, the harder it was for her captors to continue their atrocities against her. So she struggled, she bit, she kicked, she accused her captors of going againsttheir religion, and then, one day, the door to her room was left unlocked. She took her chance along with 5 other women, and set out across the Syrian desert.This is a story of incredible courage in the face of unthinkable atrocity. As the battle againstISIS continues to ravage the Middle East, The Girl Who Beat Isis provides an astonishing perspective on this very terrifying global threat.
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    ISBN: 9781910931028
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Women & Power: A Manifesto

    Women & Power: A Manifesto

    Beard, Mary
    Kiadó: Profile Books
    Women & Power. Igazán remek téma - nők a történelembenBritain's best known classicist, Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit she shows howhistory has treated powerful women. Her examples range from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Elizabeth Warren as she explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voiceof women, how we look at women who exercise power, ourcultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template.
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    ISBN: 9781788160605
    nyelv(ek): angol
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  • Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow

    Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow

    Harari, Yuval Noah
    Kiadó: Random House Uk
    From the author of the phenomenal million copy bestseller SapiensSapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict.Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation.Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in.What does our future hold?
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    ISBN: 9781784703936
    nyelv(ek): angol
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