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The Alchemy of Air

Author : Thomas Hager
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A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives--including your own. At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution. This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important Fritz Haber and reclusive, alcoholic Carl Bosch. Together they discovered a way to make bread out of air, built city-sized factories, and saved millions of lives. But their epochal triumph came at a price we are still paying. The Haber-Bosch process was also used to make the gunpowder and explosives that killed millions during the two world wars. Both men were vilified during their lives; both, disillusioned and disgraced, died tragically. The Alchemy of Air is the extraordinary, previously untold story of a discovery that changed the way we grow food and the way we make war–and that promises to continue shaping our lives in fundamental and dramatic ways.

The Alchemy of Conquest

Author : Ralph Bauer
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The Age of the Discovery of the Americas was concurrent with the Age of Discovery in science. In The Alchemy of Conquest, Ralph Bauer explores the historical relationship between the two, focusing on the connections between religion and science in the Spanish, English, and French literatures about the Americas during the early modern period. As sailors, conquerors, travelers, and missionaries were exploring "new worlds," and claiming ownership of them, early modern men of science redefined what it means to "discover" something. Bauer explores the role that the verbal, conceptual, and visual language of alchemy played in the literature of the discovery of the Americas and in the rise of an early modern paradigm of discovery in both science and international law. The book traces the intellectual and spiritual legacies of late medieval alchemists such as Roger Bacon, Arnald of Villanova, and Ramon Llull in the early modern literature of the conquest of America in texts written by authors such as Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, José de Acosta, Nicolás Monardes, Walter Raleigh, Thomas Harriot, Francis Bacon, and Alexander von Humboldt.

The Alchemy of Us

Author : Ainissa Ramirez
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In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us. In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventions—clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips—and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. She describes, among other things, how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep; how the railroad helped commercialize Christmas; how the necessary brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway's writing style; and how a young chemist exposed the use of Polaroid's cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa. These fascinating and inspiring stories offer new perspectives on our relationships with technologies. Ramirez shows not only how materials were shaped by inventors but also how those materials shaped culture, chronicling each invention and its consequences—intended and unintended. Filling in the gaps left by other books about technology, Ramirez showcases little-known inventors—particularly people of color and women—who had a significant impact but whose accomplishments have been hidden by mythmaking, bias, and convention. Doing so, she shows us the power of telling inclusive stories about technology. She also shows that innovation is universal—whether it's splicing beats with two turntables and a microphone or splicing genes with two test tubes and CRISPR.

The Alchemy of Forever

Author : Avery Williams
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People say 'love never dies'… but love might be the death of Seraphina. Seraphina has been alive since the Middle Ages, when her boyfriend, Cyrus, managed to perfect a method of alchemy that lets them swap bodies with any human being. She doesn't want to die, so she finds young people who are on the brink of death, and inhabits their bodies. When we meet Sera, she has landed in the body of a girl named Kailey who was about to die in a car accident. For the first time, Sera falls in love with the life of the person she's inhabiting. Sera also falls for the boy next door, Noah. And soon it's clear the feelings are returned. Unfortunately, she can never kiss Noah, because for her to touch lips with a human would mean the human's death. And she has even more to worry about: Cyrus is chasing her, and if she stays in one place for long, she puts herself -and the people she's grown to care for - in danger.

The Alchemy of Murder

Author : Carol Mccleary
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Paris, 1889. The World's Fair. The Alchemist is how I've come to think of him; he has a passion for the dark side of knowledge, mixing murder and madness with science. Nellie Bly - reporter, feminist and amateur detective - is in Paris on the trail of an enigmatic killer. The city is a dangerous place: an epidemic of Black Fever rages, anarchists plot to overthrow the government and a murderer preys on the prostitutes who haunt the streets of Montmartre. But it is also a city of culture, a magnet for artists and men of science and letters. Can the combined genius of Oscar Wilde, Jules Verne and Louis Pasteur help Nellie prove a match for Jack the Ripper?

The Alchemy of Loss

Author : Abigail Carter
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The author describes how she coped with the loss of her husband Arron, who was a victim of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and how she built a new life for herself.

The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan The Alchemy of Happiness

Author : Hazrat Inayat Khan
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The Alchemy of Teaching

Author : Jeremiah Patrick Conway
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Long-time college professor Jeremiah Conway education is, or should be, a spiritual act. It concerns the development of consciousness and how we relate to the world. Using stories from his classroom experiences, he demonstrates that teaching is a privilege and lives are at stake in it--a truism that is often buried under comprehensive plans, organizational restructuring, and curriculum reform.

The Alchemy of Happiness

Author : Ghazzālī
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The alchemy of happiness tr from the Turk abridgement by H A Homes

Author : Abû Ḥâmid Muḥammad b. Muḥammad Ghazzâlî
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The Alchemy of Paint

Author : Spike Bucklow
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A fascinating look at how pigments were created, used, and revered in the Middle Ages.

The Alchemy of Thought

Author : Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
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Author : Ray Dodd
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Think. Feel. Dream. Believe. "Inside each one of us is a BeliefWorks that takes the raw potential of belief and creates a one-of-a-kind worldview driving everything we do. Our BeliefWorks manufactures the prism through which we see life and magically transforms what is into what we believe it is." The line between "the way it is" and what could be is often no more than a belief. As author Ray Dodd notes, what we believe is a riptide guiding the thoughts we think, the words we say, and the decisions we make. Belief touches every part of life; defining organizations, shaping trends, dividing families, and even igniting terrorism. BeliefWorks, Ray Dodd’s follow up to The Power of Belief will turn your mind inside out, casting a fresh light on how we love, work, play, and what holds us back from the life we desire. Discover seven secret keys for unlocking the true power of belief and put this extraordinary force to work for you.

The Alchemy of the Body and Other Poems

Author : Juan Garcia
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Poems by Juan Garcia.

The Alchemy of Books

Author : Lawrence Clark Powell
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The Alchemy of Revolution

Author : David W. Mulder
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This pioneering study in the history of revolutionary thought presents a reinterpretation of the development of communism among the lower classes during the English Revolution of the 1640s. The subject of the study is the revolutionary ideology of Gerrard Winstanley, the leader of the Diggers, a group of rural laborers who in 1649 founded a communistic colony and challenged conservative revolutionary leaders like Oliver Cromwell. The main principle of reinterpretation is what the author terms -chronological realism-, a method that seeks to analyze Winstanley's ideology on its own terms without reference to modern socialism. Primary among the conclusions of this study is that hermeticism, or the theory of alchemy, formed the basis of what was genuinely revolutionary in Digger ideology."

The Alchemy of Sculpture

Author : Tony Birks
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A celebration of the dramatic processes through which a sculptor's original must pass before it emerges as a permanent form in bronze. It seeks to convey the atmosphere of a workplace full of sound, colour and heat. Artists featured include Antony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi and Sophie Ryder.

The Alchemy of Books and Other Essays and Addresses on Books Writers

Author : Lawrence Clark Powell
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The Alchemy of Sacred Living

Author : E. J. Michael
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The Alchemy of Sacred Living is a map of the new consciousness. It contains the keys to sacred living of turning the commonplace into the extraordinary. Those who activate their inner powers by applying these keys will be led to the threshold of life's greatest secrets--what the ancients called "the Mysteries of eternal life." Book jacket.

The Alchemy of the Heavens

Author : Ken Croswell
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"The Alchemy Of The Heavens offers an exciting and accessible survey of what we know about our galaxy. The home of the earth, the sun, and countless other stars, the Milky Way has long been an object of human fascintation, but it's been in the last forty years that astromoners and astrophysicists have made the most startling discoveries about our galaxy. Author Ken Croswell reveals that the Milky Way formed as many earlier galaxies collopsed and smashed together; that may of the elements in the galaxy--including the iron and carbon that course through our bodies--were born in exploding supernovae; that in all likelihood there is a massive black hole at the center of the galaxy, with a million times more mass than the sun, and that the Milky Way's oldest stars preserve the elements created in the big bang, thereby serving as "fossils" of the universe's earliest days. A captivating journey through the modern astronomy of the Milky Way, Croswell shows us how a deeper understanding of the nature and working of the galaxy can offer larger clues into the origins of the universe itself. "From the Trade Paperback edition.