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The Great Irish Science Book

Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all.

Author : Luke O'Neill

Release : 2019-10-04

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ISBN : 9780717185580

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Join Trinity's Professor Luke O'Neill on the greatest journey of them all. From the very big to the very small - vast galaxies to microscopic atoms - travel through the wonders of the universe, the mysteries of the human body, and the tiny world of molecules. Discover the Irish scientists that have helped to shape our world and find out how to become one yourself. How do we measure the universe? Why do we need plants? How do our bodies repair themselves when we are ill? What species will exist on earth in a million years' time? Discover the answers to these questions and a lot more in this thrilling and engrossing book packed with fascinating phenomena, vibrant illustrations, experiments you can do yourself, and heaps of fun facts.

Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here's the Science

In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Ireland’s favourite scientist Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them: DO WE HAVE CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES?

Author : Luke O'Neill

Release : 2020-10-02

Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN : 0717186415

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In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Ireland’s favourite scientist Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them: DO WE HAVE CONTROL OVER OUR LIVES? CAN WE ESCAPE WORKING IN BULLSH*T JOBS? MUST WE VACCINATE? ARE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BRAINS DIFFERENT? WILL WE DESTROY THE PLANET? As he covers topics such as global pandemics, addiction and euthanasia, Luke’s trademark easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. Arriving at science’s definitive answers to some of the most controversial issues human beings have to contend with, Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the Science is a celebration of science and hard facts in a time of fake news and sometimes unhelpful groupthink.

Irish Science Fiction

This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English.

Author : Jack Fennell

Release : 2014

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 1781381194

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Irish Science Fiction revisits a critical paradigm that has often been overlooked or dismissed by science fiction scholars - namely, that science fiction can be understood in terms of myth. Science fiction springs from pseudo-science rather than 'proper' science, because pseudo-science is more easily converted into narrative; in this book it is argued that different cultures produce distinct pseudo-sciences, and thus, unique science fiction traditions. Fennell's innovative framework is used to examine Irish science fiction from the 1850s to the present day, covering material written both in Irish and in English. Considering science fiction novels and short stories in their historical context, Irish Science Fiction analyses a body of literature that has largely been ignored by Irish literature researchers. This is the first book to focus exclusively on Irish science fiction, and the first to consider Irish-language stories and novels alongside works published in English.

The Great Irish Famine

Kinealy offers not just a general history of the famine, but an exploration of aspects which have received little attention, including the rise in crime; the food export controversy; the role of religion; the growth of the Orange Order, and ...

Author : Christine Kinealy

Release : 2001-10-31

Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN : 0230802478

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The Irish famine of 1845-51 was a pivotal event in the development of modern Ireland. No aspect of Irish life was untouched by the crisis. Kinealy offers not just a general history of the famine, but an exploration of aspects which have received little attention, including the rise in crime; the food export controversy; the role of religion; the growth of the Orange Order, and the impact of the uprising in 1848.

Black '47 and Beyond

The broad scope of this book is matched by its remarkable range of sources, published and archival. The book will be the starting point for all future research into the Irish famine.

Author : Cormac Ó Gráda

Release : 2020-09-01

Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN : 0691217920

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Here Ireland's premier economic historian and one of the leading authorities on the Great Irish Famine examines the most lethal natural disaster to strike Europe in the nineteenth century. Between the mid-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, the food source that we still call the Irish potato had allowed the fastest population growth in the whole of Western Europe. As vividly described in Ó Gráda's new work, the advent of the blight phytophthora infestans transformed the potato from an emblem of utility to a symbol of death by starvation. The Irish famine peaked in Black '47, but it brought misery and increased mortality to Ireland for several years. Central to Irish and British history, European demography, the world history of famines, and the story of American immigration, the Great Irish Famine is presented here from a variety of new perspectives. Moving away from the traditional narrative historical approach to the catastrophe, Ó Gráda concentrates instead on fresh insights available through interdisciplinary and comparative methods. He highlights several economic and sociological features of the famine previously neglected in the literature, such as the part played by traders and markets, by medical science, and by migration. Other topics include how the Irish climate, usually hospitable to the potato, exacerbated the failure of the crops in 1845-1847, and the controversial issue of Britain's failure to provide adequate relief to the dying Irish. Ó Gráda also examines the impact on urban Dublin of what was mainly a rural disaster and offers a critical analysis of the famine as represented in folk memory and tradition. The broad scope of this book is matched by its remarkable range of sources, published and archival. The book will be the starting point for all future research into the Irish famine.

Flashes of Brilliance

Accompanying DVD contains a documentary fearturing some of the scientists profiled in the text.

Author : Dick Ahlstrom

Release : 2006

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Accompanying DVD contains a documentary fearturing some of the scientists profiled in the text.

Great Irish Tales of the Unimaginable

Includes tales by James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and Peter Tremayne.

Author : Peter Haining

Release : 1994

Publisher : Souvenir PressLtd

ISBN : 9780285632066

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Includes tales by James Joyce, W.B. Yeats and Peter Tremayne.

Irish Innovators in Science and Technology

This book of pen-portraits of men and women involved in Irish science and technology is a step in redressing the neglected state of the history of Irish science.

Author : R. Charles Mollan

Release : 2002

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This book of pen-portraits of men and women involved in Irish science and technology is a step in redressing the neglected state of the history of Irish science. It should assist in bridging the gap between the earlier Irish scientific tradition and the present scientific activities of our universities and research institutes.

Irish National Inventory of Historic Scientific Instruments

Carried out over a period of ten years, this is a listing of scientific instruments dating before 1920, preserved in many collections throughout the island of Ireland.

Author : Charles Mollan

Release : 1995-11-15

Publisher : Charles Mollan

ISBN : 1898706050

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Carried out over a period of ten years, this is a listing of scientific instruments dating before 1920, preserved in many collections throughout the island of Ireland. It gives location, date, and description for each of the more than 5,000 entries, together, where appropriate, with relevant accompanying detail. It demonstrates clearly that Ireland has an important resource which hitherto had not been appreciated. It also preserves information about collections which have since been lost, sold, or otherwise dispersed.

The Curse of Reason

Recounts the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1852, offering testimonies from four key contemporaries to convey the immediacy of the disaster, and showing how misguided policies contributed to the effects of a natural disaster.

Author : Enda Delaney

Release : 2012

Publisher : Gill

ISBN : 9780717154159

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Recounts the Great Irish Famine of 1845-1852, offering testimonies from four key contemporaries to convey the immediacy of the disaster, and showing how misguided policies contributed to the effects of a natural disaster.

Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland

This publication explores the impact of the Famine on children and young adults. It examines the topic through a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including literature, history, visual representations, folklore and folk-memory.

Author : Christine Kinealy

Release : 2018-06-22

Publisher : Quinnipiac University Press

ISBN : 9780990468691

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In any sustained period of food hunger and famine, children are one of the most vulnerable groups in terms of disease and mortality. The Great Hunger that occurred in Ireland between 1845 and 1852 is no exception. This publication explores the impact of famine on children and young adults through a multi-disciplinary approach. It includes research from some of the leading scholars in the field.Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland breaks new ground in its emphasis on the experiences of children during the Irish Famine. It features a diverse range of sources and eyewitness accounts, together with new methodologies, that attest to the Famine's devastating impact on young people. This book asks: how did children experience--and survive--the tragedy that unfolded in Ireland between 1845 and 1852? Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland brings together the work of some of the leading researchers in Irish studies, with new scholarship, methodologies and perspectives. This book takes a major step toward advancing our understanding of the Great Hunger.

This Great Calamity: The Great Irish Famine

The Great Famine of 1845-52 was the most decisive event in the history of modern Ireland.

Author : Christime Kinealy

Release : 2006-05-02

Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN : 0717155552

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The Great Famine of 1845-52 was the most decisive event in the history of modern Ireland. In a country of eight million people, the Famine caused the death of approximately one million, while a similar number were forced to emigrate. The Irish population fell to just over four million by the beginning of the twentieth century. Christine Kinealy’s survey is long established as the most complete, scholarly survey of the Great Famine yet produced. First published in 1994, This Great Calamity remains an exhaustive and indefatigable look into the event that defined Ireland as we know it today.

Famine Echoes – Folk Memories of the Great Irish Famine

This remarkable book, a seminal record of the oral transmission of folk memory, is a record of the last living link with the survivors of Ireland’s most devastating historical event.

Author : Cathal Poirteir

Release : 1995-09-01

Publisher : Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN : 0717165841

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Famine Echoes is a groundbreaking oral account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of 1845–52, telling the stories of its victims for the first time ever in their own words and those of their descendants. ‘When the potato crop failed no other food was available and the people perished by the hundreds of thousands, along the roadside, in the ditches, in the fields from hunger and cold, and what was even worse – the famine fever. The strongest men were reduced to mere skeletons and they could be met daily with the clothes hanging on them like ghosts.’ The Great Irish Famine is the greatest tragedy in Irish history. Over one million people died and nearly two million emigrated as a result. Famine Echoes gives a voice to its victims, offering a unique perspective on the Great Hunger, the defining event of modern Irish history. In Famine Echoes, descendants of Famine survivors recall the community memories of the great hunger in their own words, conveying like never before the heartbreak and horrors their relatives experienced. This remarkable book, a seminal record of the oral transmission of folk memory, is a record of the last living link with the survivors of Ireland’s most devastating historical event. In the 1940s, the Folklore Commission conducted interviews with thousands of elderly people around Ireland who remembered what they themselves had heard from ancestors who had survived the Famine. Cathal Póirtéir has edited a selection of these recollections, arranging the material in an order which follows the rough chronology of the Famine itself. Famine Echoes is published to coincide with the RTÉ Radio series of the same name. Famine Echoes: Table of Contents Folk Memory and the Famine Before the Bad Times Abundance Abused and the Blight Turnips, Blood, Herbs and Fish ‘No Sin and You Starving’ Mouths Stained Green ‘The Fever, God Bless Us’ The Paupers and the Poorhouse Boilers, Stirabout and ‘Yellow Male’ New Lines and ‘Male Roads’ ‘Soupers’, ‘Jumpers’ and ‘Cat Breacs’ The Bottomless Coffin and the Famine Pit Landlords, Grain and Government Agents, Grabbers and Gombeen Men ‘A Terrible Levelling of Houses’ The Coffin Ships and the Going Away Of Curses, Kindness and Miraculous Food Appendix I Appendix II

What Science is Saying about Ireland

Author : Author of "The Irish Land Bill".

Release : 1882

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Science and Society in Ireland

Author : Peter J. Bowler

Release : 1997

Publisher : Inst of Irish Studies

ISBN :

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The Irish Culture Book 2 - Teacher Resource Book

IRISH SCIENCE QUIZ: FAMOUS IRISH SCIENTISTS 1. Robert Boyle (1627-1691
) has been called the 'father of modern Chemistry'. With his air pump experiments
, which three of the fourthings below did he prove air was necessary for?

Author : Ian O'Malley

Release : 2017-04-28

Publisher : Lulu.com

ISBN : 1326975048

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THE IRISH CULTURE BOOK is a photocopiable resource book of activities designed to foster discussion on aspects of Irish culture. It can be used by anyone with an interest in exploring Irish culture, most especially in a learning or multicultural environment. The book is particularly useful for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) and can be used by language students as a self-access book. The book can help students develop speaking skills and improve fluency. The conversations deepen critical thinking skills essential for success in a new culture and also for studying in university programs. The book is full of interesting and thought-provoking activities and gives users great opportunities for comparative reflection on their own cultures. There are over 350 questions, over 100 quotations including Irish proverbs; as well as questionnaires, matching and correcting exercises; quizzes and creative problem-solving tasks. All listenings are available to download for free at: www.irishculturebook.com

The Irish Culture Book 2 - Student Book

SCIENCE. QUIZ. A. Do you like science? Why/why not? In pairs/small groups,
test your scientific knowledge. IRISH SCIENCE QUIZ: FAMOUS IRISH
SCIENTISTS 1. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) has been called the 'Father of Modern
Chemistry'.

Author : Ian O'Malley

Release : 2017-05-31

Publisher : Lulu.com

ISBN : 1326130285

File Size : 42.11 MB

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THE IRISH CULTURE BOOK 2 is a book of activities designed to foster discussion on aspects of Irish culture. It can be used by anyone with an interest in exploring Irish culture, most especially in a learning, multicultural environment. The book is particularly useful for students of English as a Second Language (ESL) and can be used as part of a language course or as a self-access book. The book can help develop speaking skills and improve fluency. The conversations deepen critical thinking skills essential for success in a new culture and also for studying in university programs. The book is full of interesting and thought-provoking activities that give users great opportunities for comparative reflection on their own cultures and help develop cross cultural awareness. There are over 350 questions, over 100 quotations including Irish proverbs; as well as questionnaires, matching and correcting exercises; quizzes and creative problem-solving tasks.

Nature in Ireland

How has Irish nature been studied? How has it been expressed in literature and popular culture? How has it influenced, and been influenced by, political, economic, and social change?

Author : John Wilson Foster

Release : 1998

Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN : 9780773518179

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How has Irish nature been studied? How has it been expressed in literature and popular culture? How has it influenced, and been influenced by, political, economic, and social change? These long-neglected questions are pursued in Nature in Ireland, a pioneering collection of original essays by leading naturalists, science writers, and cultural historians who bring us from the geological prehistory of Ireland to the environmental threats of the late twentieth century.

Science, Colonialism and Ireland

This pioneering and accessible study employs a theoretical framework for an understanding of the role of science in Ireland, refuting the assumption that science was an instrument of colonialism.

Author : Nicholas Whyte

Release : 1999

Publisher :

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This pioneering and accessible study employs a theoretical framework for an understanding of the role of science in Ireland, refuting the assumption that science was an instrument of colonialism.