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Irving Langmuir
Irving Langmuir
Irving Langmuir is the 1932 Nobel Lauerate for Chemistry. Foremost and most inquiring scientist at the General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York. Born: Brooklyn, New York, 1881, Died: Woods Hole, Massachusetts in 1957. Graduated in metallurgical engineering from Columbia School of Mines in 1903, worked under Walther Nernst, University...

Occupation(s): Physicist, Chemist
Specialties: Plasma Physics, Chemistry, Metallurgy
Contributions: 15
Atmospheric Phenomena: Collected Works of Irving Langmuir Volume 10
Irving Langmuir - Atmospheric Phenomena - Collected Works of Irving Langmuir Volume 10
Atmospheric Phenomenon is composed of different essays written or co-authored by Irving Langmuir. The essays explore the different parts that form the atmosphere. A section of the book describes the evaporation of small spheres. Another section is about the radial flow in rotating liquids. The book also covers the light...

By: Irving Langmuir
Topics: Atmospheric physics
Editions available for purchase: 3
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Neil Postman - Amusing Ourselves to Death
Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken...

By: Neil Postman
Topics: Media, entertainment, information and communication industries
Editions available for purchase: 4
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Neil Postman - Technopoly
In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it—with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence,...

By: Neil Postman
Topics: Media, entertainment, information and communication industries, Internet and digital media: arts and performance
Editions available for purchase: 5