Cell Biology: A Short Course

By Stephen R. Bolsover

This article tells the tale of cells because the devices of existence in a colourful and student-friendly demeanour, taking an "essentials in basic terms" method. by utilizing the profitable version of formerly released "Short Courses," this article succeeds in conveying the major issues with no overburdening the reader with secondary info. The authors (all lively researchers and educators) skillfully current strategies by means of illustrating them with transparent diagrams and examples from present examine. designated boxed sections specialize in the significance of mobilephone biology in medication and this present day. this article is totally up-to-date from the profitable "Cell Biology, a brief direction, 2e," comprises new chapters and now has a assisting site with exams and animations for college kids and tool element slides and supplemental fabric for teachers: http://www.wileyshortcourse.com/cellbiology/default.asp

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An Introduction to Physical Sciences (12th Edition)

By James Shipman, Jerry D. Wilson, Aaron Todd

An advent to actual technology provides a survey of the actual sciences--physics, chemistry, astronomy, meteorology, and geology--for non-science majors. themes are handled either descriptively and quantitatively, offering flexibility for teachers who desire to emphasize a hugely descriptive process, a hugely quantitative method, or whatever in among. Time-tested pedagogical instruments tackle the wishes of a number of studying types: strategies to be taken care of mathematically are regularly brought from 3 views (definition, be aware equation, image notation); self belief workouts stick with in-text Examples, giving scholars a chance for fast perform and reinforcement; and up-to-date highlight On beneficial properties use figures, photographs, or flowcharts to visually summarize vital issues. The 12th version comprises new content material and contours that aid scholars greater visualize strategies, grasp simple arithmetic, and perform challenge fixing. based on teacher suggestions, new end-of-chapter difficulties seem in the course of the textual content and sections on astronomy were up-to-date. A dynamic know-how package deal combines path administration and trying out assets in addition to on-line help for college kids. The 12th variation comes in either a hardcover model and, at a discounted expense, a paperback model, giving scholars versatile strategies to fulfill their wishes.

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Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future

By Jeffrey T. Kiehl

Facing weather Change explains why humans refuse to simply accept facts of a warming planet and indicates tips on how to movement previous partisanship to arrive a consensus for motion. A weather scientist and authorized Jungian analyst, Jeffrey T. Kiehl examines the mental phenomena that twist our courting to the flora and fauna and their position in shaping the cultural ideals that distance us farther from nature. He additionally bills for the sentiments caused through the lived adventure of weather switch and the emotions of worry and loss they motivate, which lead us to disclaim the truth of our warming planet.

But it's not too past due. by way of comparing our method of being, Kiehl unleashes a possible human emotional knowing that may reform our habit and aid safeguard the Earth. Kiehl dives deep into the human brain's mental constructions and human spirituality's innovative strength, mining promising assets for making a fitter connection to the environment―and each other. Facing weather Change is as serious about repairing our social and political fractures because it is with reestablishing our ties to the realm, educating us to push previous partisanship and unite round the shared attributes which are key to our survival. Kiehl encourages coverage makers and activists to entice our interdependence as an international society, extracting politics from the method and making judgements approximately our weather destiny which are immense and sustaining.

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

By Thomas S. Kuhn

A sturdy publication could have the facility to alter the way in which we see the realm, yet an outstanding ebook really turns into a part of our day-by-day cognizance, pervading our considering to the purpose that we take it without any consideration, and we put out of your mind how provocative and hard its principles as soon as were—and nonetheless are. The constitution of medical Revolutions is that sort of ebook. whilst it was once first released in 1962, it used to be a landmark occasion within the heritage and philosophy of technological know-how. Fifty years later, it nonetheless has many classes to teach.

With The constitution of clinical Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of clinical growth, arguing that transformative rules don’t come up from the daily, slow technique of experimentation and knowledge accumulation yet that the revolutions in technological know-how, these step forward moments that disrupt permitted pondering and supply unanticipated principles, happen outdoors of “normal science,” as he referred to as it. although Kuhn used to be writing while physics governed the sciences, his principles on how medical revolutions convey order to the anomalies that amass over the years in learn experiments are nonetheless instructive in our biotech age.

This new version of Kuhn’s crucial paintings within the background of technology contains an insightful advent via Ian Hacking, which clarifies phrases popularized via Kuhn, together with paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s principles to the technological know-how of this present day. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the ebook, Hacking’s creation presents very important historical past details in addition to a latest context.  Newly designed, with an improved index, this version may be eagerly welcomed via the subsequent new release of readers trying to comprehend the heritage of our views on science.

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Measurement in Psychology: A Critical History of a Methodological Concept (Ideas in Context)

By Joel Michell

This ebook strains how this kind of doubtless immutable concept as size proved so controversial while it collided with the subject material of psychology. This publication addresses philosophical and social affects (such as scientism, practicalism, and Pythagoreanism) reshaping the concept that of size and identifies a basic challenge on the center of this reshaping: the problem of no matter if mental attributes relatively are quantitative. the writer argues that the belief of size now recommended inside of psychology really subverts makes an attempt to set up a surely quantitative technological know-how, and he urges a brand new course. This quantity relates perspectives on dimension by way of thinkers equivalent to Hölder, Russell, Campbell, and Nagel to previous perspectives, like these of Euclid and Oresme. in the historical past of psychology, it considers contributions via Fechner, Cattell, Thorndike, Stevens and Suppes, between others. It additionally incorporates a nontechnical exposition of conjoint dimension thought and up to date foundational paintings through major dimension theorist R. Duncan Luce. This thought-provoking publication should be really valued through researchers within the fields of mental heritage and philosophy of technological know-how.

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The Borderlands of Science: Where Sense Meets Nonsense

By Michael Shermer

In The Borderlands of Science, Michael Shermer takes us to where the place actual technological know-how, borderline science--and simply undeniable nonsense--collide. Shermer argues that whereas technological know-how is the easiest lens during which to view the area, it is usually tricky to decipher the place legitimate technology leaves off and borderland, or "fuzzy" technological know-how starts. to unravel this drawback, he appears to be like at a number of issues that placed this boundary line in excessive aid. for example, he debunks the various "theories of every little thing" that try and lessen the complexity of the realm to a unmarried precept. He examines the paintings of Darwin and Freud, explaining why one is one of the nice scientists in heritage, whereas the opposite has develop into not anything greater than a old interest. And he finds how scientists themselves will be led off track, as visible within the notorious Piltdown hoax--the set of old hominid bones came upon in England that once a long time grew to become out to be an incredible forgery.

From SETI and acupuncture to hypnosis and human cloning, this enlightening booklet might help readers remain grounded in logic amid the flurry of supposedly medical theories that inundate us each day.

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Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th Edition

By John W. Creswell

The eagerly expected Fourth version of the identify that pioneered the comparability of qualitative, quantitative, and combined tools study layout is here! For all 3 methods, Creswell contains a initial attention of philosophical assumptions, a overview of the literature, an evaluation of using thought in learn techniques, and refl ections concerning the significance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He additionally provides the main parts of the learn technique, giving specifi c awareness to every process. The Fourth variation includes greatly revised combined equipment assurance, elevated insurance of moral concerns in study, and an multiplied emphasis on worldview views.

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The Dinosauria

By David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson

When the The Dinosauria was first released greater than a decade in the past, it used to be hailed as "the top scholarly reference paintings to be had on dinosaurs" and "an traditionally exceptional compendium of information." This moment, totally revised version keeps within the comparable vein because the first yet encompasses the new wonderful discoveries that experience persevered to revolutionize the sector. A state-of-the-science view of present global study, the quantity contains complete insurance of dinosaur systematics, copy, and existence historical past techniques, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. Its the world over well known authors—forty-four experts at the numerous contributors of the Dinosauria—contribute definitive descriptions and illustrations of those very good Mesozoic beasts.

The first part of The Dinosauria begins with the beginning of the nice clade of those attention-grabbing reptiles, through separate insurance of every significant dinosaur taxon, together with the Mesozoic radiation of birds. the second one a part of the amount navigates via vast components of curiosity. the following we discover complete documentation of dinosaur distribution via time and house, dialogue of the interface among geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that may be made via this hyperlink. This new version stands out as the benchmark reference for everybody who wishes authoritative info on dinosaurs.

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Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future

By Chris Mooney, Sheril Kirshenbaum

Climate swap, the strength problem, nuclear proliferation—many of the main pressing difficulties of the twenty-first century require medical suggestions, but the USA is paying much less and no more consciousness to scientists. for each 5 hours of cable information, below one minute is dedicated to technological know-how, and the variety of newspapers with technological know-how sections has gotten smaller from ninety-five to thirty-three within the final two decades. In Unscientific America, journalist and best-selling writer Chris Mooney and scientist Sheril Kirshenbaum clarify this harmful scenario, providing a wide array of projects which may opposite the present trend.

An impassioned name to hands, Unscientific America exhorts americans to reintegrate technological know-how into public discourse—before it's too late.

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