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Occupational Science

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Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation is the must have resource for occupational therapists, occupational scientists, students and researchers. The book begins with a comprehensive review of the current literature and the knowledge generated to date. Reasons for the field's limited impact are proposed, including its focus on individuals rather than groups and communities, its psychological view of occupation, and its narrow focus on socially approved occupations. Global realities such as poverty, anti-social behaviour and ageing populations are discussed and implications for action are considered. The second section of the books comprises a series of chapters that address the philosophical, theoretical and scientific bases that underpin and inform everyday decision making in occupational therapy practice. This is followed by a section on methodological and structural considerations. The concluding chapter offers a critical reflection on methods, strategies, values and relationships for the future, to achieve a relevant science that makes a difference to current occupational realities. Written by an internationally renowned team of contributors, this book offers a truly comprehensive critique of the field. Features • Internationally renowned Editors and contributors • First comprehensive text on occupational science • Fully up to date with the latest thinking and research • Links theory to practice
Category: Medicine. ISBN: 9781444333169

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

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

Connected Science

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Informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), Connected Science presents a new approach to college science education for the 21st century. This interdisciplinary approach stresses integrative learning and pedagogies that engage students through open-ended inquiry, compelling real-world questions, and data-rich experiences. Faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions present case studies based on research in the classroom, offering insights into student learning goals and best practices in curriculum design. Synthetic chapters bring together themes from the case studies, present an overview of the connected science approach, and identify strategies and future challenges to help move this work forward.
Category: Education. ISBN: 9780253009272

Engineering Science

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Engineering Science will help you understand the scientific principles involved in engineering. Focusing primarily upon core mechanical and electrical science topics, students enrolled on an Engineering Foundation degree and Higher National Engineering qualification will find this book an invaluable aid to their learning. The subject matter covered includes sections on the mechanics of solids, dynamics, thermodynamics, electrostatics and electromagnetic principles, and AC and DC circuit theory. Knowledge-check questions, summary sections and activities are included throughout the book, and the necessary background mathematics is applied and integrated alongside the appropriate areas of engineering being studied. The result is a clear, straightforward and easily accessible textbook that encourages independent study and covers most of the scientific principles that students are likely to meet at this level. It is supported with a companion website at http://www.key2engineeringscience.com for students and lecturers: Solutions to the Test your Knowledge questions in the book Further guidance onessential mathematics Extra chapters on vapour properties, cycles and plants Downloadable SCILAB scriptsthat helps simplifyadvanced mathematical content
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9781138130173

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

Computer Science

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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

Science & Resources

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

Mortuary Science

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Mortuary Science
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780398041663
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