Download E-books Elegant Solutions - Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry RSC PDF

By P. Ball

Devising and acting a systematic scan is an artwork, and it's common to listen to scientists discuss the 'beauty' of an test. What does this suggest in chemistry, the experimental technological know-how par excellence? And what are the main attractive chemical experiments of all time? This booklet bargains ten feedback for the place attractiveness may well stay in experimental chemistry. sometimes the sweetness lies within the readability of perception; occasionally it's a characteristic of the instrumental layout. yet for chemistry, there can be a different attractiveness within the manner atoms are prepare to make new molecules, ingredients now not identified in nature. the 10 experiments defined right here provide a window into the best way that chemists imagine and paintings, and the way what they do impacts the remainder of technology and the broader global.

This publication goals to stimulate the reader to imagine anew approximately a few of the relationships and variations among technological know-how and paintings, and to problem the various universal notions approximately specific 'famous experiments'.

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Download E-books Versatility and Vicissitude: Performance in Morpho-Ecological Design (Architectural Design March April 2008, Vol. 78 No. 2) PDF

By Michael Hensel, Achim Menges

This 3rd advert by means of the guest-editors of the hugely winning Emergence and strategies and applied sciences in Morphogenetic layout titles shifts the morpho-ecological layout undertaking into the world of functionality. while the dictionary definition of functionality -to 'carry out an motion' or 'to satisfy a role' - invokes a drained utilitarian debate, Hensel and Menges inject the that means of the observe 'performance' with a wholly new existence. during this context, shape is redefined now not because the form of a cloth item on my own, yet because the multitude of results, a milieu of stipulations, modulations and microclimates that emanate from an object's alternate with its particular setting, a dynamic courting that's perceived and interacted with via an issue. A synergetic employment of functionality and morpho-ecological recommendations mix to create quintessential layout ideas that might render an alternate version for sustainability. This factor offers historic precursors and precedents for this process, in addition to the present state-of-the-art of morpho-ecological layout. Key individuals contain: Klaus Bollinger and Manfred Grohmann of Bollinger & Grohmann, Aleksandra Jaeschke, OCEAN, Professor Remo Pedreschi, Defne Sunguroglu, Peter Trummer and Michael Weinstock.

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Download E-books Ecology and Biogeography in Sri Lanka PDF

By P. G. Cooray (auth.), C. H. Fernando (eds.)

When the past due Professor Joachim Illies prompt in 1980 that I edit a quantity of the Monographiae Biologicae on Sri Lanka, i used to be pleased to just accept the problem. even if I had spent merely six years of my study and educating profession in Sri Lanka, I had made own touch or corresponded with many scientists who had labored in, nonetheless paintings in, or who've studied fabric from Sri Lanka. the current abode of the authors of the chapters during this quantity indicates the large geographic unfold of curiosity in Sri Lanka, and shows additionally the dispersion of Sri Lankan scientists like myself. Sri Lanka has had a comparatively lengthy heritage of indigenous medical learn within the normal sciences. From the early paintings of Kelaart (1852, Prodromous Fauna Zeylanicae, Ceylon government. Press, 250 pp.) to the current time, there was a kind of sustained learn attempt within the traditional sciences. The Colombo Museum, which celebrated its centenary just a couple of years in the past, and the realm recognized Peradeniya Botanical Gardens, served as repositories and bases for persisted study at the fauna and plant life. there are various land marks in those studies.

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