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Acid tongues and tranquil dreamers

tales of bitter rivalry that fueled the advancement of science and technology

by Michael White

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Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- History.,
  • Technology -- History.,
  • Competition (Psychology)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael White.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ125 .W32 2001
    The Physical Object
    Pagination430 p.
    Number of Pages430
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6788214M
    ISBN 100380977540, 0380806134
    ISBN 109780380977543
    LC Control Number00046309

    Acid tongues and tranquil dreamers: tales of bitter rivalry that fueled the advancement of science and technology / Michael White. New York: Morrow, c QJ The further inventions of Daedalus / David E.H. Jones. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, QM   There is a very good book called ACID TONGUES AND TRANQUIL DREAMERS by Michael White. Chapter 1 deals with all the fights Newton had. At the Oxford Dictionary site there is an article in their world of word section called On the Shoulders of Giants that has a lot of good quotations.


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Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries That Changed the World/5(6). Michael White is an excellent science writer, and in Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers, he excels at his craft.

The book is about great scientific rivalries and how they've changed the course of civilization. But Acid Tongues does much more than just cover scientific breakthroughs/5. "Acid Tongues' thesis begs for a comparison of competitive and noncompetitive research, but--contrary to the book's title--we encounter no 'tranquil dreamers.'" I also have other minor quibbles, but conclude that "although Acid Tongues may not deliver an overarching argument, it does prove one thing: It's fun to Cited by: 1.

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[Michael White] -- As George Bernard Shaw said, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable. Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Tales of Bitter Rivalry That Fueled the Advancement of Science and Technology Michael White, Author William Morrow & Company $26.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Introduction. The long road to reason --Second inventors count for nothing [Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, ] --The fanatic and the tax collector [Antoine Lavoisier and Joseph Priestley, ] --Of monkeys and men [Charles Darwin and Richard Owen, ] --The battle of the.

Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Acid tongues and tranquil dreamers book Rivalries That Changed the World by Michael White avg rating — 69 ratings — published — 2 editions. Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Eight Scientific Rivalries that Changed the World Hal Harris | Sat, 02/01/ - While there are monetary incentives for some of the protagonists in "Acid Tongues", it is more often pride and the acceptance of one's ideas that drove the rivalries of Newton vs.

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His latest is Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers-a study of scientific rivalry from Newton to Gates published in He lives in Kent, England with his wife and three children. He lives in Kent, England with his wife and three children.

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This research investigates the link between rivalry and unethical behavior. We propose that people will be more likely to engage in unethical behavior when competing against their rivals than when competing against non-rival competitors. Across an archival study and a series of experiments, we found that rivalry was associated with increased unsporting behavior, use of deception, and Cited by: Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Tales of Bitter Rivalry that Fueled the Advancement of Science and Technology Darwin: A Life in Science (with John Gribbin) Einstein: A Life in Science (with John Gribbin) Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer Leonardo: The First Scientist Life Out There: The Truth ofÑand Search forÑExtraterrestrial Life.

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Despite recognition of the benefits of cooperation and team science, reduced availability of funding and jobs has made science more competitive than ever.

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Despite recognition of the benefits of cooperation and team science, reduced availability of funding and jobs has made science more competitive than ever. Here we consider the benefits of competition in providing incentives to scientists and the adverse effects of competition on resource sharing, research integrity, and by: Browse Pages.

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