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This is a handy resource to exciting careers in science.With hot topics such as nanotechnology, genetic engineering, stem cell research, and cloning in the news, the field of science has attracted much attention and controversy recently. The science industry spans a wide range of professions, including astronomy, physics, agriculture, math, medical science, and more.Filled with essential information, "Career Opportunities in Science, Second Edition" provides updated key information, including salary ranges, employment trends, and technical requirements. This helpful resource features 93 job profiles, including 20 new to this edition, with detailed information on the duties, salaries, and prospects for each job. Appendixes provide directories of education and training resources, industry associations, and useful Web sites. A glossary defines key terms used throughout the text.New and updated career profiles include: astronomer; biological technician; chemical technician; chemist; cryptographer; Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist; geologist; health physicist; information security specialist; materials scientist; oceanographer; physicist; programmer; veterinary technician; zoologist; and, more.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780816071326

To be alive today is to be confronted by the products of science - from aspirin, refrigeration, electric light and the telephone, to the airplane and the computer - to name just a few. In addition to beneficial medicines and life enhancing discoveries, however, scientific research also has led to many dangerous developments, such as the machine ...
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781782120469

This book provides the first integrated account of all factors which play a role in making Science what it is today. The book discusses historical, sociological and philosophical aspects of Science emphasizing their interconnectedness. It describes many o
Category: Science. ISBN: 9789814304740

Providing up-to-date and comprehensive information, the full-color Science covers a wide assortment of careers in this field from agricultural scientists to zoologists. Careers profiled include:. Agricultural scientists. Astronomers. Biologists. Botanists. Chemists. Ecologists. Forensic experts. Genetic scientists. Geologists. Geophysicists. Marine biologists. Meteorologists. Oceanographers. Paleontologists. Pharmacologists. Physicists. Science and medical writers. Science technicians. Soil scientists. Zoologists.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. ISBN: 9780816080533

A groundbreaking new history of science, from ancient Babylon right up to the latest hi-tech experiments in genetics and particle physics, illuminating the financial interests, imperial ambitions, and publishing enterprises that have made science the powerful global phenomenon that it is today.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780199580279

In recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, this book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards, but takes the reader beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the book covers: framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focusing on questions about science as a school subject teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge science within the professional community - focusing on the place of science within the wider curriculum and the teaching community. This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, from new teachers of science in the early years of professional development to those on a PGCE course or in their induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support.
Category: Education. ISBN: 9780415363587

In this challenging and provocative book, Steve Fuller contends that our continuing faith in science in the face of its actual history is best understood as the secular residue of a religiously inspired belief in divine providence. Our faith in science is the promise of a life as it shall be, as science will make it one day. Just as men once put their faith in God's activity in the world, so we now travel to a land promised by science. In "Science", Fuller suggests that the two destinations might be the same one. Fuller sympathetically explores what it might mean to live scientifically. Can science give a sense of completeness to one's life? Can it account for the entirety of what it is to be human? And what does our continuing belief in scientific progress say about us as a species? In answering these questions, Fuller ranges widely over the history of science and religion - from Aristotle and the atomists to Dawkins and the neo-Darwinists - and takes a close look at what science is, how its purpose has changed over the years, and what role religion and in more recent years atheism have played in its progression. Science, argues Fuller, is now undergoing its own version of secularization. We are ceasing to trust science in its institutional forms, formulated by an anointed class of science priests, and instead we are witnessing the emergence of what Fuller calls Protscience' - all sorts of people, from the New Age movement to anti-evolutionists, claiming scientific authority as their own. Fuller shows that these groups are no more anti-scientific than Protestant sects were atheistic. Fearless and thought-provoking, Science questions some of our most fundamental beliefs about the nature and role of science, and is a distinct and important contribution to debates about evolution, intelligent design, atheism, humanism, the notion of scientific progress, and the public understanding of science.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781844652044

The emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information. Scientists play an important role in efforts to protect the environment and develop renewable sources of energy. Working in a variety of scientific disciplines, they document the natural world, identify environmental problems, and study potential solutions.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780816081530

Discover Series Books for Babies & Toddlers Raising a little genius? SCIENCE brings full-color photos of scientific tools and elements to your children. Each photo has a title beneath it so you'll never mix up an atom and a molecule again. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.
Category: Fiction. ISBN: 9781623952303

Modern science and its technology are the children of the seventeenth-century. But the bold investigative experimentation and scientific systems of thought that this era spawned were in turn thoroughly influenced by Greek and Roman authors and ideas. Xenophanes' ideas about fossils informed the science of geology. Copernicus and his novel notion that the earth revolved around the sun, and not vice versa, were arguably influenced by the Samian philosopher and mathematician, Aristarchus. And the anatomists of Alexandria still - even today - have valuable insights to bring to current ethical discussions of vivisection and animal welfare. Shedding fresh light on topics such as Euclid's geometry, Aristotelian physics and the proto-Darwinism of pre-Socratic thinkers like Empedocles, Philippa Lang addresses the fascinating differences and similarities between ancient and modern conceptions of science'. She discusses the origins of the cosmos; natural laws in mathematics and physics; conceptions and philosophies of biology and disease; ideas about mechanistic science and technology as they have been used to control the societies of human beings; and the important nexus between science, morality and ethics. Greek and Roman parallels illuminate and clarify the meaning of science itsel
Category: History. ISBN: 9781780761718
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