Science

Science Matters

Achieving Scientific Literacy

Author: Robert M. Hazen,James Trefil

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307454584

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7451

Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Science Matters

Author: Hazen Robert M,Trefil James

Publisher: Universities Press

ISBN: 9788173710414

Category:

Page: 294

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Social Science

Was macht uns schlauer?

Die führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit über neue Strategien, unser Wissen zu erweitern

Author: John Brockman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026610

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 4371

Der große Visionär, Wissenschaftsaktivist und Literaturagent John Brockmann hat den führenden Köpfen aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen die Frage gestellt, welche neuen wissenschaftlichen Konzepte und Ideen unser Wissen wesentlich erweitern werden. Hierbei sind die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie die Philosophie, die Künste und die Rechts- und die Wirtschaftswissenschaften angesprochen. Eine spannende Debatte u. a. mit Daniel Kahneman, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, J. Craig Venter, Martin Rees, Ernst Pöppel, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nicholas Christakis, Lisa Randall, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steven Pinker und George Dyson. »Man muss Brockman und den Wissenschaftlern dankbar sein. Viel zu selten werden Fragen diskutiert, die an unserem Selbstverständnis als Mensch rütteln oder Überzeugungen und mit ihnen Deutungshoheiten und Herrschaftsstrukturen in Frage stellen.« Deutschlandradio Kultur
Astronomy

Astronomie

die kosmische Perspektive

Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373601

Category: Astronomy

Page: 1162

View: 2077

Social Science

Naked Science

Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge

Author: Laura Nader

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136667504

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

View: 9643

Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.
Education

The Myth of Scientific Literacy

Author: Morris Herbert Shamos

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813521961

Category: Education

Page: 261

View: 6022

Arguing that universal scientific literacy is a futile goal, a physicist advocates a practical science education curriculum emphasizing appreciation of science as an on-going cultural enterprise; awareness of technology's impact on health, safety, and environment; and sensible use of experts. UP.
Education

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Practice

Author: Page Keeley

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412908922

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 2672

This indispensable staff development resource provides a systematic professional development strategy linking science standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Science

The Diamond Makers

Author: Robert M. Hazen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521654746

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 6669

Humans have treasured diamonds for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled hardness for thousands of years. Deep within the earth, diamonds grow. Diamonds the size of footballs, the size of watermelons - billions of tons of diamonds wait for eternity a hundred miles beyond our reach. Spanning centuries of ground-breaking science, bitter rivalry, outright fraud, and self-delusion, The Diamond Makers is a compelling narrative centered around the brilliant, often eccentric, and controversial pioneers of high pressure research. This vivid blend of dramatic personal stories and extraordinary scientific advances - and devastating failures - brings alive the quest to create diamond. Scientists have harnessed crushing pressures and scorching temperatures to transform almost any carbon-rich material, from road tar to peanut butter, into the most prized of gems. The book reveals the human dimensions of research - the competition, bravery, jealousy, teamwork, and greed that ultimately led to today's billion-dollar diamond synthesis industry.
Science

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409095487

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 6583

Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
Science

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 7901

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.
Education

Everyday Science Mysteries

Stories for Inquiry-based Science Teaching

Author: Richard Konicek-Moran

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531215

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 9486

The story format is one of the most effective ways to engage students’ attention right from the start. Each chapter includes a list of science concepts explored, targeted strategies for using the stories with children in grades K–8, and key matching story concepts with corresponding standards in the National Science Education Standards.
Science

Blattschneiderameisen – der perfekte Superorganismus

Author: Bert Hölldobler,Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642167041

Category: Science

Page: 166

View: 4944

Blattschneiderameisen herrschen über Wälder, Wiesen und Ackerland – von Louisiana bis Patagonien. Jede Ameisen-Kolonie umfasst fast fünf Millionen Arbeiterinnen, alles Töchter einer einzigen Königin. Ihr Nest kann sich auf eine Länge von bis zu knapp 10 Meter erstrecken, bestehend aus Hunderten von Kammern. Das weltberühmte Autorenduo liefert mit dem Band die detaillierteste Beschreibung einer Ameisenspezies, die es je gab. Das mit exzellenten Fotos versehene Werk wendet sich sowohl an gebildete Laien als auch an ein wissenschaftliches Publikum.