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Science Studies
Thrust into the public eye by the contentious "Science Wars"--played out most recently by physicist Alan Sokal's hoax--the nascent field of science studies takes on the political, historical, and cultural dimensions of technology and the sciences. Science Studies is the first comprehensive survey of the field, combining a concise overview of key concepts with an original and integrated framework. In the process of bringing disparate fields together under one tent, David J. Hess realizes the full promise of science studies, long uncomfortably squeezed into traditional disciplines. He provides a clear discussion of the issues and misunderstandings that have arisen in these interdisciplinary conversations. His survey is up-to-date and includes recent developments in philosophy, sociology, anthropology, history, cultural studies, and feminist studies. By moving from the discipline-bound blinders of a sociology, history, philosophy, or anthropology of science to a transdisciplinary field, science studies, Hess argues, will be able to provide crucial conceptual tools for public discussions about the role of science and technology in a democratic society.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780814735640

Science & Resources
First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9781617260667

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
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