The Great Irish Science Book

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

Author: Luke O'Neill

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ISBN: 9780717185580

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Page: 96

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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 his fascinating and thought-provoking new book, Professor Luke O'Neill, one of the leading voices of authority during the COVID-19 pandemic, grapples with life's biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them: Do we ...

Author: Luke O'Neill

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ISBN: 9780717186396

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Page: 336

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Professor Luke O'Neill, one of the leading voices of authority during the Covid 19 Pandemic, grapples with life's biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them. From gender to pandemics, a fascinating and thought-provoking addition to current popular debates.

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781381194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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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

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230802478

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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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.

Flashes of Brilliance

This book features 75 of the men and women whose work is transforming the world of science in Ireland today.

Author: Dick Ahlstrom

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ISBN: 9781904890256

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Page: 180

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This book features 75 of the men and women whose work is transforming the world of science in Ireland today. Written by award-winning journalist Dick Ahlstrom, Science Editor, Irish Times, the book comes with a DVD of a tie-in documentary made by New Decade Films.


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

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691217920

Category: History

Page: 320

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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.


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

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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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.

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

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717155552

Category: History

Page: 504

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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.

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

Publisher: Gill

ISBN: 9780717154159

Category: History

Page: 293

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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

Publisher: Quinnipiac University Press

ISBN: 9780990468691

Category: History

Page: 330

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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.

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

Publisher: Charles Mollan

ISBN: 1898706050

Category: Science

Page: 724

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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.

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

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717165841

Category: History

Page: 310

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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


Great Irish Writing

Its index of writers reads like a dictionary of famous authors, some of whom were writers of stature at the time, while others were beginners, many of whom went on to become famous. This book presents the flavour of The Bell in its heyday.

Author: Seán McMahon

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Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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The Bell literary journal was founded by Sean O'Faolain and Peadar O'Donnell in 1940, and edited by O'Faolain until 1946, then by O'Donnell to 1954. Its index of writers reads like a dictionary of famous authors, some of whom were writers of stature at the time, while others were beginners, many of whom went on to become famous. This book presents the flavour of The Bell in its heyday. Writers featured are: Patrick Kavanagh, Eric Cross, Flann O'Brien, Frank O'Connor, Bryan McMahon, Brendan Behan, Louis McNeice, Monk Gibbon, Roger McHugh, Denis Johnston, Mary Lavin, Micheál Mac Laimmóir, Sean O'Faolain, and others. There a bibliographical note on each of the thirty-nine writers included in this selection.

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

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Category: History

Page: 214

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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.