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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 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

Discovery Science

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2015, held in banff, AB, Canada in October 2015. The 16 long and 12 short papers presendted together with 4 invited talks in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions. The combination of recentadvances in the development and analysis of methods for discovering scienti cknowledge, coming from machine learning, data mining, and intelligent dataanalysis, as well as their application in various scienti c domains, on the onehand, with the algorithmic advances in machine learning theory, on the otherhand, makes every instance of this joint event unique and attractive.
Category: Computers. ISBN: 9783319242811

Exposure Science

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Exposure Science: Basic Principles and Applications provides a concise overview of the field of exposure science, from its origins in sanitation and occupational health, to its exciting involvement with emerging scientific concepts. Written by world-leading experts in the field of exposure science, this book provides all the basic understanding you need to employ the best tools and methods for measurement, analysis, and modeling of exposure. Exposure Science: Basic Principles and Applications is an invaluable introduction to exposure science for anyone working in the fields of environmental health, risk assessment, toxicology, or epidemiology. Focuses on and highlights the basic fundamentals, scientific goals, theories and tools of exposure science Examines the use of the exposome and eco-exposome concepts within the field of exposure science
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780124201675

Action Science

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Put student engagement on the fast-track Think action sports like skateboarding and BMX have nothing to do with physical science? Think again, especially as they relate to fundamental physics concepts--not to mention the problem solving required. What's more, because kids will want to, observing action sports is the perfect vehicle for promoting self-directed and collaborative learning . . . with Action Science as your driver's manual. Through a combination of book and video, Robertson provides all the materials you'll need to get started, with the NGSS very much in full view. You'll find: Detailed instructional methods Hands-on classroom activities and experiments Captivating video via QR codes
Category: Education. ISBN: 9781452256566

Actuarial Science

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Since actuarial education was introduced into China in the 1980s, Chinese scholars have paid greater attention to the theoretical research of actuarial science. Professors and industry experts from well-known universities in China recently worked together on the project “Insurance Information Processing and Actuarial Mathematics Theory and Methodology”, which was supported by the Chinese government. Summarizing what they achieved, this volume provides a study of some basic problems of actuarial science, including risk models, risk evaluation and analysis, and premium principles. The contributions cover some new applications of probability and statistics, fuzzy mathematics and financial economics to the field of actuarial practices. Discussions on the new insurance market in China are also presented. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Risk Models and Ruin Theory (1,049 KB). Contents: Risk Models and Ruin Theory; Compound Risk Models and Copula Decomposition; Comonotonically Additive Premium Principles and Some Related Topics; Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation and Fuzzy Information Processing for Risks; Application of Fuzzy Mathematics to Actuarial Science; Some Applications of Financial Economics to Insurance; Exploring on the Risk Profile of China Insurance for Setting Appropriate Solvency Capital Requirement. Readership: Graduate students and professionals in actuarial science and statistics.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9789812565051

Science Advances

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This book offers an overview of a huge range of scientific achievements in the 20 th century, specifically in the field of applied science. The majority of the essays originally appeared in papers and journals such as the Daily Worker , New Statesman and Nation , Science and Society and Nature . Insofar as one theme runs through them, it is the application of scientific knowledge for the benefit of human society. The author is unashamed to present his perspective on some of the topics discussed in the context of his commitment to Marxism. This collection of essays, first published in 1947, thus offers an intriguing glimpse of mid-20 th century attitudes towards science, and specifically to the possibilities of a scientific approach to the full spectrum of human endeavour as they were perceived in the aftermath of the Second World War, at a time when the Soviet Union and its creed still seemed ascendant.
Category: History. ISBN: 9781138013568

Integrated Science

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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

Divining Science

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The patronage of dowsers by mining administrations through the eighteenth century challenges common assumptions about the Enlightenment. Rather than decline in importance like alchemy and astrology, dowsing transformed from a study of mineral vapors into an experimental branch of geophysics.
Category: Business. ISBN: 9789004186422

Defining Science

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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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