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Makers of Western Science

Makers of Western Science Author Todd Timmons
ISBN-10 9780786491155
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 224
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"Non-scientists often perceive science as a dry, boring vocation pursued by dry, boring people. Science has actually been the product of fascinating people seeking to explain the world around them. Part biography, part history, this work reveals the personalities behind the world's most significant scientific discoveries, providing a fascinating new perspective on this human endeavor"--



The Sun Centered Universe and Nicolaus Copernicus

The Sun Centered Universe and Nicolaus Copernicus Author Fred Bortz
ISBN-10 9781477718179
Release 2013-12-15
Pages 80
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An introduction to the life and career of the Polish astronomer who argued that the sun was the center of our planetary system, rather than the Earth being at its center.



Science and Technology in World History

Science and Technology in World History Author James E. McClellan III
ISBN-10 9781421417769
Release 2015-11-26
Pages 552
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Science and Technology in World History has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Science and Technology in World History also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Science and Technology in World History book for free.



Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton

Laws of Motion and Isaac Newton Author Fred Bortz
ISBN-10 9781477718155
Release 2013-12-15
Pages 80
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One of the greatest scientific minds of the past 500 years, Sir Isaac Newton laid the groundwork for the theory of gravity and the laws of motion. This volume, dedicated to his life and work, goes beyond the biography of a great, and sometimes controversial, man. It also addresses the lives of others who influenced and were influenced by his findings. Additionally, it explores and explains the science at the heart of his work and how we continue to study it today.



Technoscientific Imaginaries

Technoscientific Imaginaries Author George E. Marcus
ISBN-10 0226504441
Release 1995-04-01
Pages 560
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What is it like to be a scientist at the end of the twentieth century? How have shifts in power and in assumptions about knowledge affected scientific practice? Who are the people behind the new technologies, and how do they address the difficult moral and professional issues during a time of global change? Techno-Scientific Imaginaries explores these and other important questions at the approach of the new millennium. In these penetrating essays, twenty-four distinguished contributors from a broad range of fields present the voices of the scientists themselves—through interviews, conversations, and memoirs. We hear from Lithuanian physicists who discuss science after Communism and their own fantasies about what Western science is; a Japanese-American woman struggling with her ambivalence over designing nuclear weapons; political activists in India who examine relations among science, environmental politics, and government ideology in the aftermath of the Bhopal disaster; and many others, including biologists, physicians, corporate researchers, and scientists working with virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. The contributors to this volume are Mario Biagioli, Maria E. Carson, Gary Lee Downey, Joseph Dumit, Michael M. J. Fischer, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Hugh Gusterson, Diana L. L. Hill, James Holston, Herbert C. Hoover, Jr., Gudrun Klein, Leszek Koczanowicz, Irene Kuter, Kim Laughlin, Rita Linggood, George E. Marcus, Kathryn Milun, Livia Polanyi, Christopher Pound, Simon Powell, Paul Rabinow, Kathleen Stewart, Allucquere Rosanne Stone, and Sharon Traweek.



Science and Technology in Nineteenth century America

Science and Technology in Nineteenth century America Author Todd Timmons
ISBN-10 0313331618
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 204
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Discusses the application of science to technology in this period of history which led to dramatic changes in transportation, communication, work, home, health, and medicine.



The Scientists

The Scientists Author John R. Gribbin
ISBN-10 9780812967883
Release 2004
Pages 646
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Creates a history of human scientific achievement as revealed by the lives and individual accomplishments of such scientists as Andreas Vesalius, Nicholaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Charles Darwin, Galileo, and Gregor Mendel.



Complexity

Complexity Author Mitchell M. Waldrop
ISBN-10 9780671872342
Release 1993-09-01
Pages 380
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A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion



Cosmology

Cosmology Author Edward Harrison
ISBN-10 9781139643450
Release 2000-03-16
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Cosmology: The Science of the Universe is an introduction to past and present cosmological theory. For much of the world's history, cosmological thought was formulated in religious or philosophical language and was thus theological or metaphysical in nature. However, cosmological speculation and theory has now become a science in which the empirical discoveries of the astronomer, theoretical physicist, and biologist are woven into intricate models that attempt to account for the universe as a whole. Professor Harrison draws on the discoveries and speculations of these scientists to provide a comprehensive survey of man's current understanding of the universe and its history. Tracing the rise of the scientific method, the major aim of this book is to provide an elementary understanding of the physical universe of modern times. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition extends the much acclaimed first edition taking into account the many developments that have occurred.



The Canon

The Canon Author Natalie Angier
ISBN-10 0547348568
Release 2008-04-03
Pages 304
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The New York Times bestseller that makes scientific subjects both understandable and fun: “Every sentence sparkles with wit and charm.” —Richard Dawkins From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times science journalist and bestselling author of Woman, this is a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us (and inside us)—from physics to chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, and more. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world’s top scientists, Natalie Angier creates a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. For those who want a fuller understanding of some of the great issues of our time, The Canon offers insights on stem cells, bird flu, evolution, and global warming. For students—or parents whose kids ask a lot of questions about how the world works—it brings to life such topics as how the earth was formed, or what electricity is. Also included are clear, fascinating explanations of how to think scientifically and grasp the tricky subject of probability. The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines that reignites our childhood delight and sense of wonder—and along the way, tells us what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we’re all really made of stardust.



Science and Anti science

Science and Anti science Author Gerald James Holton
ISBN-10 067479298X
Release 1993
Pages 203
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What is good science? What goal--if any--is the proper end of scientific activity? Is there a legitimating authority that scientists mayclaim? Howserious athreat are the anti-science movements? These questions have long been debated but, as Gerald Holton points out, every era must offer its own responses. This book examines these questions not in the abstract but shows their historic roots and the answers emerging from the scientific and political controversies of this century. Employing the case-study method and the concept of scientific thematathat he has pioneered, Holton displays the broad scope of his insight into the workings of science: from the influence of Ernst Mach on twentiethcentury physicists, biologists, psychologists, and other thinkers to the rhetorical strategies used in the work of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and others; from the bickering between Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Congress over the proper form of federal sponsorship of scientific research to philosophical debates since Oswald Spengier over whether our scientific knowledge will ever be "complete." In a masterful final chapter, Holton scrutinizes the "anti-science phenomenon," the increasingly common opposition to science as practiced today. He approaches this contentious issue by examining the world views and political ambitions of the proponents of science as well as those of its opponents-the critics of "establishment science" (including even those who fear that science threatens to overwhelm the individual in the postmodern world) and the adherents of "alternative science" (Creationists, New Age "healers," astrologers). Through it all runs the thread of the author's deep historical knowledge and his humanistic understanding of science in modern culture. Science and Anti-Science will be of great interest not only to scientists and scholars in the field of science studies but also to educators, policymalcers, and all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of challenges to and doubts about the role of science in our lives today.



Tales of Research Misconduct

Tales of Research Misconduct Author Hub Zwart
ISBN-10 9783319655543
Release 2017-09-14
Pages 263
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This monograph contributes to the scientific misconduct debate from an oblique perspective, by analysing seven novels devoted to this issue, namely: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (1925), The affair by C.P. Snow (1960), Cantor’s Dilemma by Carl Djerassi (1989), Perlmann’s Silence by Pascal Mercier (1995), Intuition by Allegra Goodman (2006), Solar by Ian McEwan (2010) and Derailment by Diederik Stapel (2012). Scientific misconduct, i.e. fabrication, falsification, plagiarism, but also other questionable research practices, have become a focus of concern for academic communities worldwide, but also for managers, funders and publishers of research. The aforementioned novels offer intriguing windows into integrity challenges emerging in contemporary research practices. They are analysed from a continental philosophical perspective, providing a stage where various voices, positions and modes of discourse are mutually exposed to one another, so that they critically address and question one another. They force us to start from the admission that we do not really know what misconduct is. Subsequently, by providing case histories of misconduct, they address integrity challenges not only in terms of individual deviance but also in terms of systemic crisis, due to current transformations in the ways in which knowledge is produced. Rather than functioning as moral vignettes, the author argues that misconduct novels challenge us to reconsider some of the basic conceptual building blocks of integrity discourse. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.



The Origin of Continents and Oceans

The Origin of Continents and Oceans Author Alfred Wegener
ISBN-10 9780486143897
Release 2012-07-25
Pages 246
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A source of profound influence and controversy, this landmark 1915 work explains various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental drift. 64 illustrations. 1966 edition.



The Devil s Delusion

The Devil s Delusion Author David Berlinski
ISBN-10 9781458758569
Release 2010-05-21
Pages 290
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A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. This incisive book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be--indeed must be--the ultimate touchstone for understanding the world--Cf publisher's description.



Life Of Galileo

Life Of Galileo Author Bertolt Brecht
ISBN-10 9781408160916
Release 2015-02-13
Pages 192
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This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict between free enquiry and official ideology features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature Along with Mother Courage, the character of Galileo is one of Brecht's greatest creations, immensely live, human and complex. Unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation, Galileo's heretical discoveries about the solar system bring him to the attention of the Inquisition. He is scared into publicly abjuring his theories but, despite his self-contempt, goes on working in private, eventually helping to smuggle his writings out of the country. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of government or official ideology, Life of Galileo has few equals. Written in exile in 1937-9 and first performed in Zurich in 1943, Galileo was first staged in English in 1947 by Joseph Losey in a version jointly prepared by Brecht and Charles Laughton, who played the title role. Printed here is the complete translation by John Willett.



Experimental Researches in Electricity

Experimental Researches in Electricity Author Michael Faraday
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025559415
Release 1855
Pages 302
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Flora Lapponica

Flora Lapponica Author Carl von Linné
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10302265
Release 1792
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