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Remaking History Volume 1

Author : William Gurstelle
ISBN : 9781680450569
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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William Gurstelle begins his remarkable journey through history with this volume, Early Makers. Each chapter examines a remarkable individual or group of people from the past whose insights and inventions helped create the world we live in. What sets this series apart from other history books - including other histories of technology - is that each chapter also includes step-by-step instructions for making your own version of the historical invention. History comes to life in a way you have never experienced before when you follow the inventors' steps and recreate the groundbreaking devices of the past with your own hands. In this volume you will discover: The Cave Dwellers of Lascaux and the Oil Lamp Pythagoras and the Tantalus Cup Heron and the Gin Pole Egypt's Bag Press Otto von Guerke and the Magdeburg Hemispheres Levi ben Gershon and the Jacob's Staff Juliana Berners and the Fishing Lure Archimedes and the Water Screw China's Differential Windlass Be sure to also check out ReMaking History, Volume 2: Industrial Revolutionaries and ReMaking History Volume 3:Makers of the Modern World.

Remaking History Volume 3

Author : William Gurstelle
ISBN : 9781680450682
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Makers of the Modern World is the third volume of William Gurstelle's unique, hands-on journey through history. Each chapter examines a remarkable character from the past, one of the people whose insights and inventions helped create our modern world. What sets this series apart from other history books - including other histories of technology - is that each chapter also includes step-by-step instructions for making your own version of the historical invention. History comes to life in a way you have never experienced before when you follow the inventors' steps and recreate the groundbreaking devices of the past with your own hands. This volume brings you to the early modern era and the invention of the electric light, the movie projector, and the automobile. Inside, you will discover: Alessandro Volta and Electroplating Humphrey Davy and the First Electric light George Cayley and the Aeronautical Glider The Lumiere Brothers and the Movie Projector Rudolf Diesel and the Automobile Engine Hans Goldschmidt and the Thermite Reaction August Mobius and the Mobius Strip Louis Poinsot's Loads, Moments, and Torques Be sure to also check out ReMaking History, Volume 1: Early Makers and ReMaking History Volume 2 :Industrial Revolutionaries.

Remaking History Volume 2

Author : William Gurstelle
ISBN : 9781680450620
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Industrial Revolutionaries is the second volume in William Gurstelle's unique exploration of history's great inventors. Each chapter revisits the life and times of one of the forward-thinking revolutionaries who helped create the world we live in. You will not only learn about their great inventions, you'll also get step-by-step instructions for recreating them yourself. History will come to life as you have never experienced it before when you build it with your own hands. Inside this volume, you will discover: Joseph McKibben and the Air Muscle Squire Whipple and the Iron Bridge Abe Lincoln and the Campaign Torch Samuel Morse and the Telegraph J.F. Daniell and the Storage Battery Ben Franklin and the Leyden Jar Charles Goodyear and the Vulcanization of Rubber Be sure to also check out ReMaking History, Volume 1: Early Makers and ReMaking History, Volume 3: Makers of the Modern World.

Remaking History

Author : William Gurstelle
ISBN : 1680450662
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Industrial Revolutionaries is the second volume in William Gurstelle's unique exploration of history's great inventors. Each chapter revisits the life and times of one of the forward-thinking revolutionaries who helped create the world we live in. You will not only learn about their great inventions, you'll also get step-by-step instructions for recreating them yourself. History will come to life as you have never experienced it before when you build it with your own hands. Inside this volume, you will discover: Joseph McKibben and the Air Muscle Squire Whipple and the Iron Bridge Abe Lincoln and the Campaign Torch Samuel Morse and the Telegraph J.F. Daniell and the Storage Battery Ben Franklin and the Leyden Jar Charles Goodyear and the Vulcanization of Rubber Be sure to also check out ReMaking History, Volume 1: Early Makers and ReMaking History, Volume 3: Makers of the Modern World.

Remaking History

Author : William Gurstelle
ISBN : 1680450603
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William Gurstelle begins his remarkable journey through history with this volume, "Early Makers." Each chapter examines a remarkable individual or group of people from the past whose insights and inventions helped create the world we live in. What sets this series apart from other history books - including other histories of technology - is that each chapter also includes step-by-step instructions for making your own version of the historical invention. History comes to life in a way you have never experienced before when you follow the inventors' steps and recreate the groundbreaking devices of the past with your own hands. In this volume you will discover: The Cave Dwellers of Lascaux and the Oil LampPythagoras and the Tantalus CupHeron and the Gin PoleEgypt's Bag PressOtto von Guerke and the Magdeburg HemispheresLevi ben Gershon and the Jacob's StaffJuliana Berners and the Fishing LureArchimedes and the Water ScrewChina's Differential Windlass Be sure to also check out "ReMaking History, Volume 2: Industrial Revolutionaries" and "ReMaking History Volume 3: Makers of the Modern World."

Moving Innovation

Author : Tom Sito
ISBN : 9780262019095
Genre : Art
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Computer graphics (or CG) has changed the way we experience the art of moving images.Computer graphics is the difference between Steamboat Willie and Buzz Lightyear, between ping pongand PONG. It began in 1963 when an MIT graduate student named Ivan Sutherland created the first truecomputer animation program. Instead of presenting a series of numbers, Sutherland's Sketchpadprogram drew lines that created recognizable images. Sutherland noted: "Since motion can be putinto Sketchpad drawings, it might be exciting to try making cartoons." This book, the firstfull-length history of CG, shows us how Sutherland's seemingly offhand idea grew into a multibilliondollar industry. In Moving Innovation, Tom Sito -- himself an animator andindustry insider for more than thirty years -- describes the evolution of CG. The history oftraditional cinema technology is a fairly straight path from Lumière to MGM. Writing the history ofCG, Sito maps simultaneous accomplishments in multiple locales -- academia, the military-industrialcomplex, movie special effects, video games, experimental film, corporate research, and commercialanimation. His story features a memorable cast of characters -- math nerds, avant-garde artists,cold warriors, hippies, video game enthusiasts, and studio executives: disparate types united by acommon vision. Computer animation did not begin just with Pixar; Sito shows us how fifty years ofwork by this motley crew made movies like Toy Story and Avatarpossible.

The Mind Illuminated

Author : Culadasa (John Yates PhD)
ISBN : 9781781808795
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Mind Illuminated is a comprehensive, accessible and - above all - effective book on meditation, providing a nuts-and-bolts stage-based system that helps all levels of meditators establish and deepen their practice. Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.

Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage.

This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of meditation.


Memory S Library

Author : Jennifer Summit
ISBN : 9780226781723
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Jennifer Summit’s account, libraries are more than inert storehouses of written tradition; they are volatile spaces that actively shape the meanings and uses of books, reading, and the past. Considering the two-hundred-year period between 1431, which saw the foundation of Duke Humfrey’s famous library, and 1631, when the great antiquarian Sir Robert Cotton died, Memory’s Library revises the history of the modern library by focusing on its origins in medieval and early modern England. Summit argues that the medieval sources that survive in English collections are the product of a Reformation and post-Reformation struggle to redefine the past by redefining the cultural place, function, and identity of libraries. By establishing the intellectual dynamism of English libraries during this crucial period of their development, Memory’s Library demonstrates how much current discussions about the future of libraries can gain by reexamining their past.

Remaking France

Author : Brian Angus McKenzie
ISBN : 1845451546
Genre : History
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Public diplomacy, neglected following the end of the Cold War, is once again a central tool of American foreign policy. Current debates about globalization and a revival of the Marshall Plan resemble the debates about Americanization that occurred in France over fifty years ago. The French government begrudgingly accepted American hegemony even though anti-Americanism was widespread among the French population, which American public diplomacy tried to overcome with various cultural and economic activities examined by the author.--[back cover]

Empire Of Cotton

Author : Sven Beckert
ISBN : 9780385353250
Genre : History
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The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism. Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the world’s most significant manufacturing industry, combining imperial expansion and slave labor with new machines and wage workers to change the world. Here is the story of how, beginning well before the advent of machine production in the 1780s, these men captured ancient trades and skills in Asia, and combined them with the expropriation of lands in the Americas and the enslavement of African workers to crucially reshape the disparate realms of cotton that had existed for millennia, and how industrial capitalism gave birth to an empire, and how this force transformed the world. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. The result is a book as unsettling as it is enlightening: a book that brilliantly weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.

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