Compelling, informative, and thought-provoking, '100 Most Important Science Ideas' unravels the fundamental concepts at the heart of three of the most ground-breaking disciplines of science: genetics, physics, and mathematics. In a series of one hundred concise and accessible essays, the authors explain the answers to the most exciting and important scientific questions that have had a profound influence on our way of life and the world around us. Packed with helpful diagrams, everyday examples and enlightening quotations, this indispensable overview is ideal for anyone who wants to understand these often-daunting but increasingly essential topics.
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The 100 Most Influential Scientists is part of the Britannica Guide Series that offers a look into 100 scientists from Ancient Greece to the present day. The Britannica Guides series offers an essential introduction to many of the key issues of our time. Clear, accurate, and meticulously researched, the series gives both background and analysis for when you need to know for sure what is really happening in the world, whether you are an expert, student, or traveler.
Winner of best Secondary non-ICT resource at the 2016 ERA awards, this is a brand new title in the successful 100 ideas series which provides secondary school science teachers with practical ideas and activities to use in their lessons as well as teaching and planning strategies to help make practice outstanding every day. The author is a science teacher and winner of the Wellcome Trust Enthuse award for Science. He has a growing Twitter following and the book will be full of his really original and engaging science ideas. The book will include ideas on integrating literacy into science lessons, safety in the lab and ideas for challenging the more able.
The study of science, sometimes referred to as metascience, is a new and growing field that includes the philosophy of science, history of science, sociology of science, and anthropology of science. In the last ten years, the formal study of the psychology of science has also emerged. The psychology of science focuses on the individual scientist, influenced by intelligence, motivation, personality, and the development of scientific interest, thought, ability, and achievement over a lifespan. Science can be defined as explicitly and systematically testing hypotheses. Defined more broadly, science includes wider processes, such as theory construction and the hypothesis testing seen in children and "non-scientific" adults. Most prior work in the study of science has emphasized the role of explicit reasoning; however, contemporary research in psychology emphasizes the importance of implicit processes in decision-making and choice and assumes that the performance of many tasks involves a complex relationship between implicit and explicit processes. Psychology of Science brings together contributions from leaders in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science with other experts on the roles of implicit and explicit processes in thinking. Highlighting the role of implicit processes in the creation of scientific knowledge, this volume links the psychology of science to many strands of psychology , including cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, as well as neuroscience. Ultimately, this volume raises awareness of the psychology of science among psychologists, philosophers, and sociologists of science, and anyone interested in the metasciences.
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If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, then the individuals profiled in this volume should be considered the most laudable of all midwives. They each saw a need and met it. Readers will learn more about the lives and methodologies of well-known inventors such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, and become familiar with several more whose creations have sometimes outstripped their personal fame.
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Leonardo da Vincis study of mechanics led to the creation of early prototypes of flying machines and submarines. Biologist Carolus Linnaeus pioneered the hierarchal system of taxonomic classification in use today, Barbara McClintocks genetics research garnered her the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The detailed profiles of these and many other notable scientists collected in these pages are bound to fascinate and inspire readers.
This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business
What happens if you water plants with juice? Where can you find bacteria in your house? Is slug slime as strong as a glue stick? How would your child find the answers to these questions? In The Curious Kid's Science Book, your child will learn to design his or her own science investigations to determine the answers! Children will learn to ask their own scientific questions, discover value in failed experiments, and — most importantly — have a blast with science. The 100+ hands-on activities in the book use household items to playfully teach important science, technology, engineering, and math skills. Each creative activity includes age-appropriate explanations and (when possible) real life applications of the concepts covered. Adding science to your at-home schedule will make a positive impact on your child's learning. Just one experiment a week will help build children's confidence and excitement about the sciences, boost success in the classroom, and give them the tools to design and execute their own science fair projects.
100 science fiction stories make up this massive collection. Works and authors include: Four-Day Planet by Henry Beam Piper The Hour of Battle by Robert Sheckley The House from Nowhere by Arthur G. Stangland The Huddlers by William Campbell Gault Human Error by Raymond F. Jones The Hunted Heroes by Robert Silverberg I Like Martian Music by Charles E. Fritch Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon by Richard Sabia I'll Kill You Tomorrow by Helen Huber A Stranger Here Myself by Dallas McCord Reynolds If at First You Don't... by John Brudy Impossible Voyage Home by Floyd L. Wallace In Case of Fire by Gordon Randall Garrett In the Cards by Alan Cogan In the Control Tower by Will Mohler The Orbit of Saturn by Roman Frederick Starzl The Year 2889 by Jules Verne and Michel Verne An Incident on Route 12 by James H. Schmitz Revolution by Poul William Anderson Infinite Intruder by Alan Edward Nourse The Infra-Medians by Sewell Peaslee Wright Inside John Barth by William W. Stuart Insidekick by Jesse Franklin Bone Instant of Decision by Gordon Randall Garrett The Instant of Now by Irving E. Cox, Jr. Irresistible Weapon by Horace Brown Fyfe Islands in the Air by Lowell Howard Morrow The Issahar Artifacts by Jesse Franklin Bone It's a Small Solar System by Allan Howard It's All Yours by Sam Merwin The Jameson Satellite by Neil Ronald Jones Jimsy and the Monsters by Walt Sheldon Join Our Gang? by Sterling E. Lanier Joy Ride by Mark Meadows The Judas Valley by Gerald Vance Junior Achievement by William Lee The Junkmakers by Albert R. Teichner The Jupiter Weapon by Charles Louis Fontenay The K-Factor by Harry Harrison The Keeper by Henry Beam Piper Keep Out by Fredric Brown The Kenzie Report by Mark Clifton The Knights of Arthur by Frederik Pohl Know Thy Neighbor by Elisabeth R. Lewis A Knyght Ther Was by Robert F. Young Larson's Luck by Gerald Vance THE LAST DAYS OF EARTH by GEORGE C. WALLIS The Last Evolution by John Wood Campbell The Last Gentleman by Rory Magill Last Resort by Stephen Bartholomew The Last Straw by William J. Smith The Last Supper by T. D. Hamm Lease to Doomsday by Lee Archer Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey Letter of the Law by Alan Edward Nourse The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins Man Who Hated Mars by Gordon Randall Garrett The Man Who Saw the Future by Edmond Hamilton A Matter of Magnitude by Al Sevcik The Measure of a Man by Randall Garrett The Memory of Mars by Raymond F. Jones 'Mid Pleasures and Palaces by James McKimmey The Mightiest Man by Patrick Fahy Millennium by Everett B. Cole The Misplaced Battleship by Harry Harrison Missing Link by Frank Patrick Herbert The Montezuma Emerald by Rodrigues Ottolengui Mr. President by Stephen Arr Mr. Spaceship by Philip K. Dick The Native Soil by Alan Edward Nourse Navy Day by Harry Harrison Next Logical Step by Benjamin William Bova No Moving Parts by Murray F. Yaco The Nothing Equation by Tom Godwin Old Rambling House by Frank Patrick Herbert One-Shot by James Benjamin Blish Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper Operation Haystack by Frank Patrick Herbert Your Money Back by Gordon Randall Garrett An Ounce of Cure by Alan Edward Nourse The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen Piper in the Woods by Philip K. Dick Planetoid 127 by Edgar Wallace Police Operation by H. Beam Piper Postmark Ganymede by Robert Silverberg Project Mastodon by Clifford Donald Simak Proteus Island by Stanley G. Weinbaum The Quantum Jump by Robert Wicks The Radiant Shell by Paul Ernst The Red Room by H. G. Wells The Risk Profession by Donald Edwin Westlake Scrimshaw by William Fitzgerald Jenkins Second Variety by Philip Kindred Dick Shock Absorber by E.G. von Wald Sjambak by John Holbrook Vance Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe Toy Shop by Henry Maxwell Dempsey Darkness by H. P. Lovecraft
The dream of scientific management was a rationalized machine world where life would approach the perfection of an assembly line. But since its early twentieth-century peak this dream has come to seem a dehumanizing nightmare. Henry Ford's assembly lines turned out a quarter of a million cars in 1914, but all of them were black. Forgotten has been the unparalleled new aesthetic beauty once seen in the ideas of Ford and scientific management pioneer Frederick Winslow Taylor. In The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical, Mauro Guillén recovers this history and retells the story of the emergence of modernist architecture as a romance with the ideas of scientific management--one that permanently reshaped the profession of architecture. Modernist architecture's pioneers, Guillén shows, found in scientific management the promise of a new, functional, machine-like--and beautiful--architecture, and the prospect of a new role for the architect as technical professional and social reformer. Taylor and Ford had a signal influence on Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and on Le Corbusier and his Towards a New Architecture, the most important manifesto of modernist architecture. Architects were so enamored with the ideas of scientific management that they adopted them even when there was no functional advantage to do so. Not a traditional architectural history but rather a sociological study of the profession of architecture during its early modernist period, The Taylorized Beauty of the Mechanical provides a new understanding of the degree to which modernist architecture emerged from a tradition of engineering and industrial management.
Ia all of history a vast conspiracy? Cosmic joke? Robert Anton Wilson developed the story of the Illuminati, a conspiracy as old as time itself, as a vehicle to amuse and enlighten. His best-selling books, The Illuminati Trilogy and Cosmic Trigger, have delighted readers the world over and made the Illuminati conspiracy the perfect metaphor for our time. In the ILLUMINATI PAPERS, Robert Anton Wilson speaks through characters from his novels and other realities and presents his views on our future way of life. Includes The HEAD Revolution Secrets of Evolution How to Eliminate Stupidity Illuminati Interoffice Memos The Position Papers of Hagbard Celine Economic Liberation The Usual Gang of Lunatics, Mystics, and Characters Clamoring for a New Social Order
A practical methods text that prepares teachers to engage their students in rich science learning experiences Featuring an increased emphasis on the way today's changing science and technology is shaping our culture, this Second Edition of Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School provides pre- and in-service teachers with an introduction to basic science concepts and methods of science instruction, as well as practical strategies for the classroom. Throughout the book, the authors help readers learn to think like scientists and better understand the role of science in our day-to-day lives and in the history of Western culture. Part II features 100 key experiments that demonstrate the connection between content knowledge and effective inquiry-based pedagogy. The Second Edition is updated throughout and includes new coverage of applying multiple intelligences to the teaching and learning of science, creating safe spaces for scientific experimentation, using today's rapidly changing online technologies, and more. New to This Edition: Links to national content standards for Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies help readers plan for teaching across the content areas. Discussions of federal legislation, including No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top, demonstrate legislation's influence on classroom science teaching. New "Scientists Then and Now" biographies provide practical examples of how great scientists balance a focus on content knowledge with a focus on exploring new ways to ask and answer questions. Sixteen additional video demonstrations on the Instructor Teaching Site and Student Study Site illustrate how to arrange and implement selected experiments.
Written by distinguished historians of science and religion, the thirty essays in this volume survey the relationship of Western religious traditions to science from the beginning of the Christian era to the late twentieth century. This wide-ranging collection also introduces a variety of approaches to understanding their intersection, suggesting a model not of inalterable conflict, but of complex interaction. Tracing the rise of science from its birth in the medieval West through the scientific revolution, the contributors describe major shifts that were marked by discoveries such as those of Copernicus, Galileo, and Isaac Newton and the Catholic and Protestant reactions to them. They assess changes in scientific understanding brought about by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century transformations in geology, cosmology, and biology, together with the responses of both mainstream religious groups and such newer movements as evangelicalism and fundamentalism. The book also treats the theological implications of contemporary science and evaluates recent approaches such as environmentalism, gender studies, social construction, and postmodernism, which are at the center of current debates in the historiography, understanding, and application of science. Contributors: Colin A. Russell, David B. Wilson, Edward Grant, David C. Lindberg, Alnoor Dhanani, Owen Gingerich, Richard J. Blackwell, Edward B. Davis, Michael P. Winship, John Henry, Margaret J. Osler, Richard S. Westfall, John Hedley Brooke, Nicolaas A. Rupke, Peter M. Hess, James Moore, Peter J. Bowler, Ronald L. Numbers, Steven J. Harris, Mark A. Noll, Edward J. Larson, Richard Olson, Craig Sean McConnell, Robin Collins, William A. Dembski, David N. Livingstone, Sara Miles, and Stephen P. Weldon.