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Beyond Cape Horn: Travels in the Antarctic by Charles Neider

By Charles Neider

Author and Antarctic explorer Neider tells of his 3rd journey to the frozen continent, describing the overseas stations there and the targets they're operating towards. Neider additionally excursions the Antarctic panorama, staring at the geography and flora and fauna and evoking it intimately. Devoting scrutiny to the overseas treaties that safeguard the continent politically and environmentally, Neider unearths how very important these treaties are. additionally integrated during this paintings are interviews with Antarctic pioneers Sir Charles Wright, Sir Vivian Fuchs, and Laurence Gould.

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Geophys. Res. 1029/2002JE001891 (2002). 7. Poulet, F. et al. Nature 438, 623–627 (2005). 8. Grotzinger, J. P. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 240, 11–72 (2005). CUBA: M. WALLER NEWS & VIEWS NATURE|Vol 438|22/29 December 2005 PHYSICS Philately will get you everywhere never recovered. The most famous product of that fertile year, the equation that embodies mass–energy equivalence, is no less iconic than its creator — though not, admittedly, as mǃL/c2, the form in which it appeared in 1905. Many countries are eager to stamp their claim on the greatest physicist of the twentieth century: Germany, naturally, where he was born in 1879 and whence he fled in 1933; and Switzerland, scene of his greatest triumphs, which famously emanated from the patent office at Bern.

It was shipped to Portinari’s native Florence on its completion a few years later. The central panel depicts the nativity with the shepherds, Joseph, angels in ecclesiastical garments, and the ubiquitous ox and ass. The left panel contains Tommaso with two sons and two male saints; in the one on the right, Maria is accompanied by one daughter and two female saints. This great painting was destined for the chapel of Sant’Egidio, which was attached to the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova. With 220 or so beds arranged in men’s and women’s wards, and a staff of physicians, surgeons and apothecaries, the hospital served as a European model in its emphasis on curative procedures.

At every major step, physics has required, and frequently stimulated, the introduction of new mathematical tools and concepts. Our present understanding of the laws of physics, with their extreme precision and universality, is only possible in mathematical terms. This mathematical take-over of physics has its dangers, as it could tempt us into realms of thought which embody mathematical perfection but might be far removed, or even alien to, physical reality. Even at these dizzying heights we must ponder the same deep philosophical questions that troubled both Plato and Immanuel Kant.

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