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Sacred Science?

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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

Science Studies

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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 Stories

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Stories give life and substance to scientific methods and provide an inside look at scientists in action. Case studies deepen scientific understanding, sharpen critical-thinking skills, and help students see how science relates to their lives. In Science Stories, Clyde Freeman Herreid, Nancy Schiller, and Ky Herreid have organized case studies into categories such as historical cases, science and the media, and ethics and the scientific process.
Category: Education. ISBN: 9781936137251

Science Diplomacy

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As modern foreign policy and international relations encompass more and more scientific issues, we are moving towards a new type of diplomacy, known as “Science Diplomacy”. Will this new diplomacy of the 21st century prove to be more effective than past diplomacy for the big issues facing the world, such as climate change, food and water insecurity, diminishing biodiversity, pandemic disease, public health, genomics or environmental collapse, mineral exploitation, health and international scientific endeavours such as those in the space and the Antarctic?. Providing a new area of academic focus that has only gathered momentum in the last few years, this book considers these questions by bringing together a distinguished team of international specialists to look at various facets of how diplomacy and science are influenced by each other. The book not only dissects the ways that politics, science and diplomacy have become intertwined, but also highlights how the world's seemingly most intractable problems can be tackled with international collaboration and diplomacy that is rooted in science, and driven by technology. It, therefore, challenges the conventional wisdom concerning the juxtaposition of science and the world of diplomacy. Errata(s). Errata (17 KB) Contents: Introduction: The Emergence of Science Diplomacy (Vaughan C Turekian with Sarah Macindoe, Daryl Copeland, Lloyd S Davis, Robert G Patman, and Maria Pozza); Diplomacy for Science: Facilitating International Science Co-operation: US Science Diplomacy with Arab Countries (Cathleen A Campbell); Managing Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: International Efforts and Lessons from the New Zealand Experience (Sarah Macindoe); Antarctic Science: A Case for Extending Diplomacy for Science (Gary Wilson); Diplomacy for Science: The SKA Project (Maria Pozza); Science in Diplomacy: Informing Foreign Policy Objectives with Scientific Advice: Science and Climate Change Diplomacy: Cognitive Limits and the Need to Reinvent Science Communication (Manjana Milkoreit); The Emperor's New Clothes — A Failure of Diplomacy in the Oil and Mining Sectors (Sefton Darby); The Role of Science Communication in International Diplomacy (Joan Leach); Science, Technology and WikiLeaks 'Cablegate': Implications for Diplomacy and International Relations (Daryl Copeland); Science for Diplomacy: Using Science Co-operation to Improve Relations between Countries: Triangulating Science, Security and Society: Science Cooperation and International Security (Jeffrey Boutwell); Global Health Research Diplomacy (Edison T Liu); Science, Diplomacy and Trade: A View from a Small OECD Agricultural Economy (Stephen L Goldson and Peter D Gluckman); Japan's Science and Technology Diplomacy (Atsushi Sunami, Tomoko Hamachi, and Shigeru Kitaba); Conclusion: New Day or False Dawn? (Lloyd S Davis and Robert G Patman). Readership: Advanced undergraduates, graduate-level readers and pr
Category: Political Science. ISBN: 9789814440066

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

Biomaterials Science

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This book introduces a subject that has profound impact on human health and considerable economic importance. The issues addressed include the biology, medical applications, markets, regulation, and ethical issues involved in biomaterials science. This spectrum of issues reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Provides a strong, cohesive compilation unlike any other currently on the market Covers the entire spectrum of biomaterials and their use in medicine Contributions of leaders in the biomaterials field
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780125824613

Forensic Science

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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

Mortuary Science

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Mortuary Science
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780398041663

People's Science

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By putting debates around stem cell research in to conversation with debates about universal healthcare, People's Science challenges readers to move beyond a narrow focus on bioethics to account for the larger social context in which new biotechnologies are coming to market.
Category: Social Science. ISBN: 9780804782968

Food Science

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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
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