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Cognitive Science

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In Cognitive Science 3e Friedenberg and Silverman providea solid understanding of the major theoretical and empirical contributions of cognitive science. Their text, thoroughly updated for this new third edition, describes the major theories of mind as well as the major experimental results that haveemerged within each cognitive science discipline. Throughout history, different fields of inquiry have attempted to understand the great mystery of mind and answer questions like: What is the mind? How do we see, think, and remember?Can we create machines that are conscious and capable of self-awareness? This books examinesthese questions and many more. Focusing on the approach ofa particular cognitive science field in each chapter, the authorsdescribe its methodology, theoretical perspective, and findings and then offer a critical evaluation of the field. Features: Offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary introduction to the field of cognitive science and issues of mind. Interdisciplinary Crossroads sections at the end of each chapter focus on research topics that have been investigated from multiple perspectives, helping students to understand the link between varying disciplines and cognitive science. End-of-chapter Summing Up sections provide a concise summary of the major points addressed in each chapter to facilitate student comprehension and exam preparation Explore More sections link students to the Student Study Site where the authors have provided activities to help students more quickly master course content and prepare for examinations Supplements: A password-protected Instructor's Resource contains PowerPoint lectures, a test bank and other pedagogical material.The book's Study Site features Web links, E-flash cards, and interactive quizzes.
Category: Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 9781483347417

Science Detectives

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Like detectives, scientists find clues by making observations, recording their findings, and testing their hypotheses to solve a case. This dynamic science e-book will help first-grade students learn all about the history of scientists and the process and tools scientists use to make discoveries! With a hands-on "Let's Do Science" lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this is a perfect tool to develop students' scientific practices and support STEM Education. Including a glossary and index, the helpful text features in this easy-to-read informational text support the development of content-area literacy while vibrant images keep readers engaged from cover to cover.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction. ISBN: 9781480745742

Secret Science

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Charting the ethical trajectory and culture of military science from its development in 1915 in response to Germany's first use of chemical weapons in WW1 to the ongoing attempts by the international community to ban these weapons, Secret Science offers a comprehensive history of chemical and biological weapons research by former Allied powers.
Category: History. ISBN: 9780199299799

Science Uncoiled

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This book grew from the idea that uncoiled DNA held flat by proteins formed a molecular abacus called a minion'. Minions have nine answers to any question, they don't just answer yes or no.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781910792131

Regionalizing Science

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Victorian England, as is well known, produced an enormous amount of scientific endeavour, but what has previously been overlooked is the important role of geography on these developments. Naylor seeks to rectify this imbalance by presenting a historical geography of regional science. Taking an in-depth look at the county of Cornwall, questions on how science affected provincial Victorian society, how it changed people's relationship with the landscape and how it shaped society are applied to the Cornish case study, allowing a depth and texture of analysis denied to more general scientific overviews of the period. Winner of the Marc-Auguste Pictet Prize, 2010
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781851966363

Arguing Science

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An in-depth dialogue on the nature of science between post-materialist biologist Rupert Sheldrake and renowned skeptic Michael Shermer
Category: Body Mind & Spirit. ISBN: 9781939681577

Science Friction

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Bestselling author Michael Shermer delves into the unknown, from heretical ideas about the boundaries of the universe to Star Trek's lessons about chance and time A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day-and fools everyone. An athlete discovers that good-luck rituals and getting into "the zone" may, or may not, improve his performance. A historian decides to analyze the data to see who was truly responsible for the Bounty mutiny. A son explores the possiblities of alternative and experimental medicine for his cancer-ravaged mother. And a skeptic realizes that it is time to turn the skeptical lens onto science itself. In each of the fourteen essays in Science Friction , psychologist and science historian Michael Shermer explores the very personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push against the unknown. What do we know and what do we not know? How does science respond to controversy, attack, and uncertainty? When does theory become accepted fact? As always, Shermer delivers a thought-provoking, fascinating, and entertaining view of life in the scientific age.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780805079142

Managing Science

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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

Explaining Science

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"This volume presents an attempt to construct a unified cognitive theory of science in relatively short compass. It confronts the strong program in sociology of science and the positions of various postpositivist philosophers of science, developing significant alternatives to each in a reeadily comprehensible sytle. It draws loosely on recent developments in cognitive science, without burdening the argument with detailed results from that source. . . . The book is thus a provocative one. Perhaps that is a measure of its value: it will lead scholars and serious student from a number of science studies disciplines into continued and sharpened debate over fundamental questions."Richard Burian, Isis "The writing is delightfully clear and accessible. On balance, few books advance our subject as well."Paul Teller, Philosophy of Science
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780226292052

Japanese Science

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This new ethnographic study looks of Japan's scientists looks firsthand at career structures and organizational issues that have hampered the advancement of scientists and scientific research in Japan. It provides analysis of the problem of career mobility in science, the status quo in university and government laboratories, relations between scientists and lay administrators and the problems encountered by women scientists. Japanese Science contests the view that Japan's relatively poor scientific record has been the product of cultural factors and instead demonstrates the crucial importance of moribund policy decisions in holiding back dynamic and ambitious scientists.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9780415201698
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