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Journeys in Science

Journeys in Science Book
Author : Fanuel Muindi,Jessica W. Tsai
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-07-26
ISBN : 0128130911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Journeys in Science: Inspiring the Next Generation examines the STEM education pipeline and discusses important strategies on working through the various challenges that STEM trainees face. The book takes a look at career possibilities for scientists in the broadest sense, and is not solely limited to academia. Coverage includes individual and local concepts, as well as a discussion on how STEM education impacts trainee communities across the globe. The book also focuses on diversity in STEM and offers valuable insights based on the authors’ own experiences. Offers advice for those in the STEM pipeline at all stages of training Contains global perspectives on trainees in STEM Includes personal vignettes, also utilizing primary research literature and data

Data Journeys in the Sciences

Data Journeys in the Sciences Book
Author : Sabina Leonelli,Niccolò Tempini
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-06-29
ISBN : 3030371778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This groundbreaking, open access volume analyses and compares data practices across several fields through the analysis of specific cases of data journeys. It brings together leading scholars in the philosophy, history and social studies of science to achieve two goals: tracking the travel of data across different spaces, times and domains of research practice; and documenting how such journeys affect the use of data as evidence and the knowledge being produced. The volume captures the opportunities, challenges and concerns involved in making data move from the sites in which they are originally produced to sites where they can be integrated with other data, analysed and re-used for a variety of purposes. The in-depth study of data journeys provides the necessary ground to examine disciplinary, geographical and historical differences and similarities in data management, processing and interpretation, thus identifying the key conditions of possibility for the widespread data sharing associated with Big and Open Data. The chapters are ordered in sections that broadly correspond to different stages of the journeys of data, from their generation to the legitimisation of their use for specific purposes. Additionally, the preface to the volume provides a variety of alternative “roadmaps” aimed to serve the different interests and entry points of readers; and the introduction provides a substantive overview of what data journeys can teach about the methods and epistemology of research.

Scientific Journeys

Scientific Journeys Book
Author : H. Frederick Dylla
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-09-26
ISBN : 3030558002
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of essays traces a scientific journey bookmarked by remarkable mentors and milestones of science. It provides fascinating reading for everyone interested in the history, public appreciation, and value of science, as well as giving first-hand accounts of many key events and prominent figures. The author was one of the “sputnik kids” growing up in the US at the start of the space age. He built a working laser just two years after they were first invented, an experience that convinced him to become a physicist. During his 50-year career in physics, many personalities and notable events in science and technology helped to form his view of how science contributes to the modern world​, including his conviction that the impact of science can be most effective when introduced within the context of the humanities - especially history, literature and the arts. From the Foreword by former U.S. Congressman, Rush D. Holt: In this volume, we have the wide-ranging thoughts and observations of Fred Dylla, an accomplished physicist with an engineer’s fascination for gadgets, a historian’s long perspective, an artist’s aesthetic eye, and a teacher’s passion for sharing ideas. Throughout his varied career [...] his curiosity has been his foremost characteristic and his ability to see the connection between apparently disparate things his greatest skill. [...] Here he examines the roots and growth of innovation in examples from Bell Laboratories, Edison Electric Light Company, and cubist painter Georges Braque. He considers the essential place of publishing in science, that epochal intellectual technique for learning how the world works. He shows the human enrichment and practical benefits that derive from wise investments in scientific research, as well as the waste resulting from a failure to embrace appropriate technologies.

Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering

Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering Book
Author : Susan A. Ambrose,Barbara B. Lazarus,Indira Nair
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999-11-01
ISBN : 9781566395281
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today the image of the scientist is still that of a white man in a white lab coat. This book questions this stereotype and the assumption that the practitioners of science and engineering have a uniform look and follow one particular path through life. The scientists and engineers featured in this book are all women. They come from different races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. They have different sexual orientations. Some have disabilities. The core of this book is 88 profiles with photographs of women scientists and engineers whose diversity is stunning. Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering includes research scientists and engineers in areas from biochemistry to mathematics, from neuroscience to computer science, from animal science to civil engineering.

The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown Book
Author : Marcus du Sautoy
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-04-11
ISBN : 0735221812
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“An engaging voyage into some of the great mysteries and wonders of our world." --Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dream and The Accidental Universe “No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting.” —Bill Bryson Brain Pickings and Kirkus Best Science Book of the Year Every week seems to throw up a new discovery, shaking the foundations of what we know. But are there questions we will never be able to answer—mysteries that lie beyond the predictive powers of science? In this captivating exploration of our most tantalizing unknowns, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to consider the problems in cosmology, quantum physics, mathematics, and neuroscience that continue to bedevil scientists and creative thinkers who are at the forefront of their fields. At once exhilarating, mind-bending, and compulsively readable, The Great Unknown challenges us to consider big questions—about the nature of consciousness, what came before the big bang, and what lies beyond our horizons—while taking us on a virtuoso tour of the great breakthroughs of the past and celebrating the men and women who dared to tackle the seemingly impossible and had the imagination to come up with new ways of seeing the world.

Ecological Journeys

Ecological Journeys Book
Author : Madhav Gadgil
Publisher : Orient Blackswan
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9788178241128
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Essays In This Book Deal With Many Facets Of The Natural World And The World Of Humans, And How The Two Impinge On Each Other. The Author`S Detailed Studies Of Hunting And Gathering Communities Led Him To Controversially Champion Traditional Methods Of Conserving Nature. The Merits Of State-Sponsored Conservation Initiatives Are Weighed Up In His Work, As Is Planned `Development`. He Argues Passionately Against Directing Energy, Water And Raw Materials Towards Intensive Agriculture And Urban Development At At The Cost Of The Rural Poor. He Calls For Radical Changes In The Indian Polity So That People Are Not Denied Basic Information And Therefore Prevented From Participating In Development Issues. These Essays Stimulate And Provoke Us To Think For Ourselves About The Natural World And Our Relationship With It, Urging Us To Take A Hand In Shaping It.

Graphic Science

Graphic Science Book
Author : Darryl Cunningham
Publisher : Myriad Editions
Release : 2017-10-17
ISBN : 0993563333
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Darryl Cunningham’s simplicity of style is deceptive. I never fail to learn from his work, always educational and deeply human too. This is the sort of book you think you have bought for your child, then refuse to give up until you have finished it first. Buy two copies to be on the safe side.'—Robin Ince Much is known about scientists such as Darwin, Newton, and Einstein, but what about lesser-known scientists—people who have not achieved a high level of fame, but who have contributed greatly to human knowledge? What were their lives like? What were their struggles, aims, successes, and failures? How do their discoveries fit into the bigger picture of science as a whole? Overlooked, sidelined, excluded, discredited: key figures in scientific discovery come and take their bow in an alternative Nobel Prize gallery in a colourful graphic novel by Darryl Cunningham. Antoine Lavoisier: the father of French chemistry who gave oxygen its name, Lavoisier was a wealthy man who found himself on the wrong side of a revolution and paid the price with his life. The contribution to his work by his wife Marie-Anne Lavoisier is only now being fully recognised. Mary Anning: a poor, working-class woman who made her living fossil-hunting along the beach cliffs of southern England. Anning found herself excluded from the scientific community because of her gender and social class. Wealthy, male, experts took credit for her discoveries. George Washington Carver: born a slave, Carver become one of the most prominent botanists of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. Carver devised over 100 products using one major ingredient—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline. Alfred Wegener: a German meteorologist, balloonist, and arctic explorer, his theory of continental drift was derided by other scientists and was only accepted into mainstream thinking after his death. He died in Greenland on an expedition, his body lost in the ice and snow. Nikola Tesla: a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. A competitor of Edison, Tesla died in poverty despite his intellectual brilliance. Jocelyn Bell Burnell: a Northern Irish astrophysicist. As a postgraduate student, she discovered the first radio pulsars (supernova remnants) while studying and advised by her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, for which Hewish shared the Nobel Prize in physics while Bell Burnell was excluded. Fred Hoyle: an English astronomer noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis – the process whereby most of the elements on the Periodic Table are created. He was also noted for the controversial positions he held on a wide range of scientific issues, often in direct opposition to prevailing theories. This eccentric approach contributed to him to being overlooked by the Nobel Prize committee for his stellar nucleosynthesis work. Any one of these figures could have been awarded a Nobel prize. Not every scientific discoverer was lauded in their time, for reasons of gender, race, or lack of wealth, or (in the case of Lavoisier) being too wealthy: in the 21st century, there are many more reparations and reputations to be made.

Test of Faith

Test of Faith Book
Author : Ruth Bancewicz
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN : 1725245965
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is God a delusion? Are science and Christian faith incompatible? Ten scientists tell their stories. There is a popular myth at large in both modern society and in many churches. According to this myth, science and Christianity have been engaged in a long battle over the centuries. For many secularists this means that we must embrace science and reject religion, whilst for some Christians it means the exact opposite. But are science and Christian faith really in conflict? In this book ten respected scientists share their life stories and their reflections on science and faith. What led them to become scientists? Why did they embrace Christianity? And how do they relate their religious beliefs to the science that they do in the lab? The stories that they tell help us to see that when it comes to answering some of "life's big questions" we do well to listen for the insights from both science and faith. Samples and DVD trailer at www.testofaith.com Contributors Dr Francis Collins, Former Director, Human Genome Project Revd Dr Alasdair Coles, Cambridge University and St Andrews Church, Cambridge Dr Jennifer Wiseman, Astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Prof. John Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Molecular Biology, Exeter University Prof. Bill Newsome, Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine Prof. Rosalind Picard, Professor of Media Arts & Sciences, MIT Dr Ard Louis, The Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, Oxford University Revd Dr John Polkinghorne, Former President of Queens' College, Cambridge Dr Deborah B. Haarsma, Associate Professor in Physics & Astronomy, Calvin College Prof. Alister McGrath, Professor of Historical Theology, Harris Manchester, College, Oxford Dr Ruth Bancewicz, The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmund's College, Cambridge

The Journeys of Trees A Story about Forests People and the Future

The Journeys of Trees  A Story about Forests  People  and the Future Book
Author : Zach St. George
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 1324001615
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An urgent and illuminating portrait of forest migration, and of the people studying the forests of the past, protecting the forests of the present, and planting the forests of the future. Forests are restless. Any time a tree dies or a new one sprouts, the forest that includes it has shifted. When new trees sprout in the same direction, the whole forest begins to migrate, sometimes at astonishing rates. Today, however, an array of obstacles—humans felling trees by the billions, invasive pests transported through global trade—threaten to overwhelm these vital movements. Worst of all, the climate is changing faster than ever before, and forests are struggling to keep up. A deft blend of science reporting and travel writing, The Journeys of Trees explores the evolving movements of forests by focusing on five trees: giant sequoia, ash, black spruce, Florida torreya, and Monterey pine. Journalist Zach St. George visits these trees in forests across continents, finding sequoias losing their needles in California, fossil records showing the paths of ancient forests in Alaska, domesticated pines in New Zealand, and tender new sprouts of blight-resistant American chestnuts in New Hampshire. Everywhere he goes, St. George meets lively people on conservation’s front lines, from an ecologist studying droughts to an evolutionary evangelist with plans to save a dying species. He treks through the woods with activists, biologists, and foresters, each with their own role to play in the fight for the uncertain future of our environment. An eye-opening investigation into forest migration past and present, The Journeys of Trees examines how we can all help our trees, and our planet, survive and thrive.

Journey to the Ants

Journey to the Ants Book
Author : Bert Hölldobler,Edward O. Wilson
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1998-07-21
ISBN : 0674254589
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Richly illustrated and delightfully written, Journey to the Ants combines autobiography and scientific lore to convey the excitement and pleasure the study of ants can offer. Bert Hölldobler and E. O. Wilson interweave their personal adventures with the social lives of ants, building, from the first minute observations of childhood, a remarkable account of these abundant insects’ evolutionary achievement.

Journeys in Science

Journeys in Science Book
Author : James A. Shymansky
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780844553139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Journeys in Science book written by James A. Shymansky, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Mathematician s Journeys

A Mathematician s Journeys Book
Author : Alexander Jones,Christine Proust,John M. Steele
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-03
ISBN : 3319258656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar of recent times, shaped the way we perceive premodern science. Through his scholarship and influence on students and collaborators, he inculcated both an approach to historical research on ancient and medieval mathematics and astronomy through precise mathematical and philological study of texts, and a vision of these sciences as systems of knowledge and method that spread outward from the ancient Near Eastern civilizations, crossing cultural boundaries and circulating over a tremendous geographical expanse of the Old World from the Atlantic to India.

Skin Deep

Skin Deep Book
Author : Gavin Evans
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-08-29
ISBN : 1786076233
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Racial differences are rooted in biological reality, right? That’s certainly what a small group of anthropologists, psychologists and pundits would have you believe. Portraying themselves as brave defenders of the inconvenient truth, this group took the revival of ‘race science’ from alt-right online message boards into mainstream academic journals. They seek to justify raging social inequalities from poverty to incarceration rates with a simple message: some people are just born to be poor. There’s just one problem… race science isn’t real. The first Europeans had dark skin and black curly hair. Culture was born in Africa, not Western Europe. Gavin Evans examines the latest research on how intelligence develops and laying out new discoveries in genetics, palaeontology, archaeology and anthropology to unearth the truth about our shared past. Skin Deep stands up to the pseudo-science deployed to justify colonial rule, the apartheid regime and the vast inequalities that persist today. As race dominates the political agenda, it’s time to put the hateful myths about it to bed.

A Trip to the Sun

A Trip to the Sun Book
Author : Claire E. Flynn
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release : 2014-12-15
ISBN : 1482420147
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The sun is responsible for all life on Earth, but what exactly is it? Our star is an amazing force that can be as dangerous as it is important. From solar flares to the threat of blowing up altogether, the sun is one of the most interesting things in our solar system. Readers take a trip to the sun to see how it works and exactly what it is made of. They’ll learn about the life cycle of a star and see just how long we have until we have to find a new planet to call home. Don’t worry, they’ll be happy to learn that (hopefully) we have millions of years left.

Alien Incident on Planet J

Alien Incident on Planet J Book
Author : Dan Jolley
Publisher : Graphic Universe
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0822588765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As the hero of a graphic novel whose spaceship is stranded on Planet J for repairs, the reader is asked to make choices throughout the story to avoid being annihilated by three gruesome aliens. Simultaneous.

This Book Will Blow Your Mind

This Book Will Blow Your Mind Book
Author : New Scientist
Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
Release : 2018-11-06
ISBN : 1473685044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers. From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain: Why is part of the universe missing (and how scientists finally found it) How time might also flow backwards How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future) Whether the universe is a hologram And why we are all zombies Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share, as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this new book from the bestselling New Scientist series will blow your mind - and then put it back together again. You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this book.

A Trip Through the Milky Way

A Trip Through the Milky Way Book
Author : Heather Moore Niver
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Release : 2014-12-15
ISBN : 1482420716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When we look up at the night sky you can see millions of stars, but what do you think we could see in space if we left Earth? If we could hop into a special ship and blast off, traveling billions of miles away from Earth, we’d see the Milky Way galaxy. In this book, readers take an incredible journey through that galaxy, exploring the universe and learning how it was formed and what will one day happen to these enormous groups of stars. From mysterious dark matter to the black holes at the center of galaxies, readers will also dive into the mysteries of the universe scientists have spent years trying to decipher.

Journeys Through Time Space

Journeys Through Time   Space Book
Author : Mark Twain,H. G. Wells,Edgar Rice Burroughs,David Lindsay,E. R. Eddison
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2017-07-11
ISBN : 1504045645
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Nebula Award winner presents tales that shaped modern science fiction and fantasy—five complete novels by Mark Twain, H. G. Wells, and more. In this handpicked collection, New York Times–bestselling author Greg Bear travels back to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when novelists let their imaginations soar beyond conventional boundaries of time and space and contributed to the emergence of imaginative new literary genres. In 1889, Mark Twain introduced Americans to time travel in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, in which a hard-headed New Englander is sent back through history to the age of chivalry. Six years later, H. G. Wells propelled an intrepid inventor into the far future via The Time Machine; there, our fearless hero discovers a nightmarish evolutionary scenario in which technologically advanced but mutated Morlocks dwell underground, preying on the innocent aboveground Eloi. In 1912, long before Ray Bradbury or Star Wars, Edgar Rice Burroughs imagined the first wildly popular alternative fantasy/alien culture with A Princess of Mars, transporting readers from Arizona to the red planet, where Confederate soldier John Carter is swept up in another kind of civil war and seduced by a gorgeous red-hued princess. In 1920, Scottish novelist David Lindsay presented A Voyage to Arcturus, an interstellar quest for truth as well as an inquiry into the nature of good and evil that inspired generations of fantasy writers to come. And in 1922, E. R. Eddison turned the planet Mercury into a fantasy version of Earth where demons and witches wage war on a Homeric scale in The Worm Ouroboros. With an insightful introduction, Bear celebrates the writers who first swept readers away to other times and worlds—and blew their minds in ways that altered our literary landscape and collective imagination forever.

Scientific Journeys

Scientific Journeys Book
Author : H. Frederick Dylla
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2020-09-27
ISBN : 9783030557997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of essays traces a scientific journey bookmarked by remarkable mentors and milestones of science. It provides fascinating reading for everyone interested in the history, public appreciation, and value of science, as well as giving first-hand accounts of many key events and prominent figures. The author was one of the “sputnik kids” growing up in the US at the start of the space age. He built a working laser just two years after they were first invented, an experience that convinced him to become a physicist. During his 50-year career in physics, many personalities and notable events in science and technology helped to form his view of how science contributes to the modern world​, including his conviction that the impact of science can be most effective when introduced within the context of the humanities - especially history, literature and the arts. From the Foreword by former U.S. Congressman, Rush D. Holt: In this volume, we have the wide-ranging thoughts and observations of Fred Dylla, an accomplished physicist with an engineer’s fascination for gadgets, a historian’s long perspective, an artist’s aesthetic eye, and a teacher’s passion for sharing ideas. Throughout his varied career [...] his curiosity has been his foremost characteristic and his ability to see the connection between apparently disparate things his greatest skill. [...] Here he examines the roots and growth of innovation in examples from Bell Laboratories, Edison Electric Light Company, and cubist painter Georges Braque. He considers the essential place of publishing in science, that epochal intellectual technique for learning how the world works. He shows the human enrichment and practical benefits that derive from wise investments in scientific research, as well as the waste resulting from a failure to embrace appropriate technologies.

Cold War Social Science

Cold War Social Science Book
Author : Mark Solovey,Christian Dayé
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-05-13
ISBN : 3030702464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores how the social sciences became entangled with the global Cold War. While duly recognizing the realities of nation states, national power, and national aspirations, the studies gathered here open up new lines of transnational investigation. Considering developments in a wide array of fields – anthropology, development studies, economics, education, political science, psychology, science studies, and sociology – that involved the movement of people, projects, funding, and ideas across diverse national contexts, this volume pushes scholars to rethink certain fundamental points about how we should understand – and thus how we should study – Cold War social science itself.