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Sacred Science?
This book investigates whether the symbols of academia can take on a quality of sacrality, whether the rule of experts can be said to have the character of a 'priesthood of knowledge', whether religion has a place in scientific contexts, and other questions.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9086867529

Tribal Science
Human beings evolved in a tribal environment. Over the millennia, our brains have become adept at fostering social networks that are the basis of group cohesion, from the primary family unit to the extended associations of clans, villages, cities, and nations. This essential social component of our behavior gave the human species distinct survival advantages in coping with the challenges of an often-hostile environment. This book examines the many ways in which our tribally oriented brains perceive and sometimes distort reality. The author describes how our social nature led to the development of cognitive tricks that have served us so well as a social species. Some examples are our habit of imposing patterns on random phenomena, of weaving entertaining narratives to explain the mysteries of the universe, and of favoring the biases of group think. Luckily, we also stumbled upon science, which McRae views as a fortuitous accident. With this new technique, humans had discovered a method of objectively evaluating the accuracy of our traditional tribal notions. Even more important, the scientific method proved to be self-correcting, allowing us to weed out the bad ideas from those that really work. McRae argues that science is our most successful social enterprise to date. Through the sharing of scientific ideas, our species has expanded the reach of the tribal community to a global scale. Our problems may be bigger than ever, but science gives us a sure basis in reality and the best method of facing the daunting challenges of the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781616145835

Food Science
Food Science: Research and Technology presents a broad selection of new research in food science and reflects the diversity of recent advances in the field. Chapters include a study on the use of microbial enzymes for flavor and production in food production; studies of various natural foods, including litchi (lychee), pinto beans, and chickpeas; the content and antioxidant activity of dried plants; new applications of galactosidases in food products; a study of the medicinal properties of edible mushrooms; and more.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9781926895017

Integrated Science
In this focused collection of essays the myriad challenges associated with developing new undergraduate programs in interdisciplinary science and engineering fields are addressed. The editors have drawn from a broad range of experts in their respective fields.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780387848525

Computer Science
Introduction. Historical Overview. Databases: Office Information Systems Engineering (J. Palazzo, D. Alcoba) Artificial Intelligence, Logic, and Functional Programming: A HyperIcon Interface to a Blackboard System for Planning Research Projects (P. Charlton, C. Burdorf). Algorithms and Data Structures: Classification of Quadratic Algorithms for Multiplying Polynomials of Small Degree Over Finite Fields (A. Averbuch et al.). Object Oriented Systems: A Graphical Interactive Object Oriented Development System (M. Adar et al.). Distributed Systems: Preserving Distributed Data Coherence Using Asynchronous Broadcasts (J. Piquer). Complexity and Parallel Algorithms: Parallel Algorithms for NPComplete Problems (M. Robson). Computer Architecture and Networks: The Caracas Multiprocessor System (M. Campo et al.). 30 additional articles. Index.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780306442230

Eloquent Science
This reference is loaded with tips for writing and reviewing scientific journal articles and creating and delivering scientific presentations. Covers writer's block, effective figures, tips for non-native speakers, advice on acceptance, presentations and more.
Category: Education. ISBN: 9781878220912

Managing Science
In this book, Frederick Betz offers a holistic approach to science, incorporating philosophical and practical elements in a framework that integrates scientific method, content, administration and application. All key concepts are supported with case studies.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9781441974877

Defining Science
A 1993 assessment of the role of the historian and philosopher of science, William Whewell, in early Victorian debates about the nature of science.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780521431828

Forensic Science
Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fourth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions from experts in the field who discuss case studies from their own personal files. This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the cutting edge of forensic science across many different areas. Designed for a single-term course at the lower undergraduate level, the book begins by discussing the intersection of law and forensic science, how things become evidence, and how courts decide if an item or testimony should be admissible. It takes the evidence from crime scene investigation into laboratory analysis and even onto the autopsy table for the fullest breadth of subject matter of any forensic text available. Topics include Forensic anthropology and the role of entomology in a death investigation Death investigation, including identifying the cause, manner, mechanism, and time of death Bloodstain pattern analysis, the identification of blood and body fluids, the work of forensic toxicologists, and seized drug analysis The history and development of DNA typing and the many ways it can be used Fingerprint, firearm and ballistic, tool mark, tread impression, and trace evidence The forensic analysis of questioned documents and computers Arson, fire, explosives, and the work of forensic engineers in vehicular accidents and structural collapses Forensic psychology and psychiatry, including criminal profiling The future of forensic science Going beyond theory to application, this text incorporates the wisdom of forensic practitioners who discuss the real cases they have investigated. Color-coded sidebars in each chapter provide historical notes, case studies, and current events as well as advice for career advancement. Each section and each chapter begins with an overview and ends with a summary, and key terms, review questions, and up-to-date references are provided. Appropriate for any sensibility, more than 300 photos from real cases give students a true-to-life learning experience. *Access to identical eBook version included
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9781439853832

Future Science
The next wave of science writing is here. Editor Max Brockman has talent-spotted 19 young scientists, working on leading-edge research across a wide range of fields. Nearly half of them are women, and all of them are great communicators: their passion and excitement makes this collection a wonderfully invigorating read. We hear from an astrobiologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena about the possibilities for life elsewhere in the solar system (and the universe); from the director of Yale's Comparative Cognition Laboratory about why we keep making the same mistakes; from a Cambridge lab about DNA synthesis; from the Tanzanian savannah about what lies behind attractiveness; we hear about how to breed plants to withstand disease, about ways to extract significance from the Interne's enormousdatasets, about oceanography, neuroscience, microbiology, and evolutionary psychology.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780199699353
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