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Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition - Talking Substance in an Age of Style (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Randy Olson Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition - Talking Substance in an Age of Style (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Randy Olson
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When Randy Olson first described his life-changing encounter with an acting teacher in Don't Be Such a Scientist, it seemed like the world of science was on the cusp of gaining new respect in the public eye. Through his writing, speaking, and films, Olson challenged scientists to toss out jargon in favor of a more human approach, bringing Hollywood lessons to the scientific community. Yet today, in everything from government funding cuts to climate change denial, science is under attack. And while communicating science is more crucial than ever, the scientific community still struggles to connect with everyday people. The time is right for a new edition of Olson's revolutionary work. In Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition, Olson renews his call for communication that stays true to the facts while tapping into something more primordial, more irrational, and ultimately more human. In more than 50 pages of new material, Olson brings his pioneering message to this new age, providing tools for speaking out in anti-science era and squaring off against members of the scientific establishment who resist needed change. Don't Be Such a Scientist, Second Edition is a cutting and irreverent manual to making your voice heard in an age of attacks on science. Invaluable for anyone looking to break out of the boxes of academia or research, Olson's writing will inspire readers to "make science human"--and to enjoy the ride along the way.

Make - Volume 62 (Paperback): Mike Senese Make - Volume 62 (Paperback)
Mike Senese
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The link between cyberpunk and making has always been strong, sharing the "If you can't hack it, you don't own it" ethos. In this issue of Make:, we show you the newest emerging technologies, how to get into things you shouldn't with our spy tech roundup, and how to repurpose useful parts from discarded electronics. We also help you answer the crucial question: are you still a cyberpunk? Inside you will find 13 projects, including how to: Build a wheelchair for your furry friend out of hardware store parts Text your bestie with a casual raise of the eyebrow and a muscle sensor Craft a cheap, easy-to-assemble rubber-band helicopter out of household supplies and a 2-liter soda bottle Make super cute papercraft succulents to decorate your space And more!

Creating Things That Matter - The Art and Science of Innovations That Last (Hardcover): David Edwards Creating Things That Matter - The Art and Science of Innovations That Last (Hardcover)
David Edwards
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Nature's Calendar - A Year in the Life of a Wildlife Sanctuary (Paperback): Colin Rees Nature's Calendar - A Year in the Life of a Wildlife Sanctuary (Paperback)
Colin Rees
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Flocks of waterfowl exploding into steely skies above frozen marshland, salamanders creeping across the forest floor to vernal pools, chorusing frogs peeping their ecstasy while warblers crowd budding trees, turtles sunning on floating logs, the ecological engineering of beavers-these are but a few of the sights and sounds marking a year at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and its neighboring landscapes in Southern Maryland. In an absorbing account of a year in the life of this sanctuary, naturalist Colin Rees invites us to join him as he explores the secrets and wonders of the changing natural world. Alongside the author, we witness spring's avian migrations, quickening of aquatic vegetation, burgeoning of myriad invertebrates, and the assaults of extreme weather conditions. We revel in summertime's proliferation of fish, fowl, and mammals. We become attuned to the shifting climate's impacts on autumnal transitions, and we marvel at amazing feats of biological inventiveness in preparation for winter conditions. Through these visions of the fleeting-and yet enduring-cycles of nature, Rees shares deep insights into the ecological and behavioral dynamics of the natural environment. Enhanced by more than two dozen color plates, the book touches on a wide range of issues, from microbial diversity, bird banding, and butterfly phenology to genetic diversity and habitat fragmentation. It also examines the challenges of conserving these and other natural features in the face of climate change and development pressures. Thoughtful and lyrical, Nature's Calendar speaks to all readers, scientific and lay alike. Fascinating profiles of flora and fauna celebrate the richness and complexity of a unique ecosystem, exploring the entire ecology of this dynamic and delicate area.

A Forest in the Clouds - My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dian Fossey (Hardcover): John Fowler A Forest in the Clouds - My Year Among the Mountain Gorillas in the Remote Enclave of Dian Fossey (Hardcover)
John Fowler
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Science in Action - How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society (Paperback, Revised): Bruno Latour Science in Action - How to Follow Scientists and Engineers through Society (Paperback, Revised)
Bruno Latour
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Science and technology have immense authority and influence in our society, yet their working remains little understood. The conventional perception of science in Western societies has been modified in recent years by the work of philosophers, sociologists and historians of science. In this book Bruno Latour brings together these different approaches to provide a lively and challenging analysis of science, demonstrating how social context and technical content are both essential to a proper understanding of scientific activity. Emphasizing that science can only be understood through its practice, the author examines science and technology in action: the role of scientific literature, the activities of laboratories, the institutional context of science in the modern world, and the means by which inventions and discoveries become accepted. From the study of scientific practice he develops an analysis of science as the building of networks. Throughout, Bruno Latour shows how a lively and realistic picture of science in action alters our conception of not only the natural sciences but also the social sciences and the sociology of knowledge in general.

This stimulating book, drawing on a wealth of examples from a wide range of scientific activities, will interest all philosophers, sociologists and historians of science, scientists and engineers, and students of the philosophy of social science and the sociology of knowledge.

Rapport Sur L'exposition Publique Des Produits De L'industrie Fran Aise De 1844 (Paperback): Halphen-G Rapport Sur L'exposition Publique Des Produits De L'industrie Fran Aise De 1844 (Paperback)
Halphen-G
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Revue Technique De L'exposition Universelle De Chicago En 1893 (Paperback): Grille-A Revue Technique De L'exposition Universelle De Chicago En 1893 (Paperback)
Grille-A
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Le Ons  L Mentaires D'histoire Naturelle, Par Demandes Et Par R Ponses,   L'usage Des Enfants (Paperback): Cotte-L Le Ons L Mentaires D'histoire Naturelle, Par Demandes Et Par R Ponses, L'usage Des Enfants (Paperback)
Cotte-L
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Laboratory Life - The Construction of Scientific Facts (Paperback): Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar Laboratory Life - The Construction of Scientific Facts (Paperback)
Bruno Latour, Steve Woolgar; Edited by Jonas Salk
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This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. Drawing on recent work in literary criticism, the authors study how the social world of the laboratory produces papers and other "texts,"' and how the scientific vision of reality becomes that set of statements considered, for the time being, too expensive to change. The book is based on field work done by Bruno Latour in Roger Guillemin's laboratory at the Salk Institute and provides an important link between the sociology of modern sciences and laboratory studies in the history of science.

Advice for a Young Investigator (Paperback, New edition): Santiago Ramon y Cajal Advice for a Young Investigator (Paperback, New edition)
Santiago Ramon y Cajal; Translated by Neely Swanson, L. W. Swanson
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An anecdotal guide for the perplexed new investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro, covering everything from valuable personality traits for an investigator to social factors conducive to scientific work. Santiago Ramon y Cajal was a mythic figure in science. Hailed as the father of modern anatomy and neurobiology, he was largely responsible for the modern conception of the brain. His groundbreaking works were New Ideas on the Structure of the Nervous System and Histology of the Nervous System in Man and Vertebrates. In addition to leaving a legacy of unparalleled scientific research, Cajal sought to educate the novice scientist about how science was done and how he thought it should be done. This recently rediscovered classic, first published in 1897, is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro. Cajal was a pragmatist, aware of the pitfalls of being too idealistic-and he had a sense of humor, particularly evident in his diagnoses of various stereotypes of eccentric scientists. The book covers everything from valuable personality traits for an investigator to social factors conducive to scientific work.

GED Science For Dummies (Paperback): Murray Shukyn, Achim K. Krull GED Science For Dummies (Paperback)
Murray Shukyn, Achim K. Krull
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Passing the GED Science Test has never been easier Does the thought of taking the GED Science Test make you sweat? Fear not! With the help of GED Science Test For Dummies, you'll get up to speed on the new structure and computer-based format of the GED and gain the confidence and know-how to pass the Science Test like a pro. Packed with helpful guidance and instruction, this hands-on test-prep guide covers the concepts covered onthe GED Science Test and gives you ample practice opportunities to assess your understanding of Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science. Designed to test your understanding of the fundamentals of science reasoning and the ability to apply those fundamentals in realistic situations, the GED Science Test can be tough for the uninitiated. Luckily, this fun and accessible guide breaks down each section of the exam into easily digestible parts, making everything you'll encounter on exam day feel like a breeze! Inside, you'll find methods to sharpen your science vocabulary and data analysis skills, tips on how to approach GED Science Test question types and formats, practice questions and study exercises, and a full-length practice test to help you pinpoint where you need more study help. * Presents reviews of the GED Science test question types and basic computer skills * Offers practice questions to assess your knowledge of each subject area * Includes one full-length GED Science practice test * Provides scoring guidelines and detailed answer explanations Even if science is something that's always made you squeamish, GED Science Test For Dummies makes it easy to pass this crucial exam and obtain your hard-earned graduate equivalency diploma.

Scientism and Secularism - Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology (Paperback): J.P. Moreland Scientism and Secularism - Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology (Paperback)
J.P. Moreland
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*A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback, 1st trade pbk. ed): Bill Bryson *A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback, 1st trade pbk. ed)
Bill Bryson
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One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.
In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world's most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything" is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

"From the Hardcover edition.

How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Bjorn Gustavii How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Bjorn Gustavii
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This compact and easy-to-read book contains essential advice on how to take a manuscript from planning right through to publication. It will help both first-time writers and more experienced authors to present their results more effectively. While retaining the easy-to-read and well-structured approach of previous editions, the third edition of this essential guide has been expanded to include comprehensive advice on drawing graphs, and information about Open Access publishing. Illustrations are discussed in detail, with examples of poor illustrations taken from real papers in top-ranked journals, redrawn for comparison. Such before-and-after examples are also provided to demonstrate good and bad writing styles. The reader is offered practical advice - from how to present a paper and where to submit the manuscript, through to responding to reviewers' comments and correcting the proofs - all developed through the author's extensive teaching experience and his many years spent working as a journal editor.

Science Tests and Reviews (Hardcover): Buros Center for Testing Science Tests and Reviews (Hardcover)
Buros Center for Testing
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Science Tests and Reviews, consisting of science sections of the first seven MMYs and Tests in Print II, includes 217 original test reviews written by 81 specialists, 18 excerpted test reviews, 270 references on the construction, use, and validity of specific tests, a bibliography on in-print science tests, references for specific tests, cumulative name indexes for specific tests with references, a publishers directory, title index, name index, and a scanning index. The 97 tests covered fall into the following categories: 23 general; 14 biology; 35 chemistry; 3 geology; 6 miscellaneous; and 16 physics.

Adriaen Brouwer. Master of Emotions - Between Rubens and Rembrandt (Hardcover, 0): Ian Connerty Adriaen Brouwer. Master of Emotions - Between Rubens and Rembrandt (Hardcover, 0)
Ian Connerty
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Hawking Incorporated - Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject (Paperback): Helene Mialet Hawking Incorporated - Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject (Paperback)
Helene Mialet
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These days, the idea of the cyborg is less the stuff of science fiction and more a reality, as we are all, in one way or another, constantly connected, extended, wired, and dispersed in and through technology. One wonders where the individual, the person, the human, and the body are - or, alternatively, where they stop. These are the kinds of questions Helene Mialet explores in this fascinating volume, as she focuses on a man who is permanently attached to assemblages of machines, devices, and collectivities of people: Stephen Hawking. Drawing on an extensive and indepth series of interviews with Hawking, his assistants and colleagues, physicists, engineers, writers, journalists, archivists, and artists, Mialet reconstructs the human, material, and machine-based networks that enable Hawking to live and work. She reveals how Hawking - who is often portrayed as the most singular, individual, rational, and bodiless of all - is in fact not only incorporated, materialized, and distributed in a complex nexus of machines and human beings like everyone else, but even more so. Each chapter focuses on a description of the functioning and coordination of different elements or media that create his presence, agency, identity, and competencies. Attentive to Hawking's daily activities, including his lecturing and scientific writing, Mialet's ethnographic analysis powerfully reassesses the notion of scientific genius and its associations with human singularity. This book will fascinate anyone interested in Stephen Hawking or an extraordinary life in science.

Storytime Stem: Folk & Fairy Tales - 10 Favorite Stories with Hands-On Investigations (Paperback): Immacula A Rhodes, Immacula... Storytime Stem: Folk & Fairy Tales - 10 Favorite Stories with Hands-On Investigations (Paperback)
Immacula A Rhodes, Immacula Rhodes
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5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2019 (Paperback, Ed): Mark Anestis, Kellie Ploeger Cox 5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2019 (Paperback, Ed)
Mark Anestis, Kellie Ploeger Cox
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A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE Score-Raising Features Include: *6 full-length practice exams, 3 in the book + 3 on Cross-Platform*Hundreds of practice exercieses with thorough answer explanations*Comprehensive overview of the AP Biology exam format *Practice questions that reflect grid-ins, multiple choice, and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day*Exercises that specifically address the calculational grid-in section*Questions that represent a blend of fact-based and application material*Proven strategies specific to each section of the test BONUS CROSS-PLATFORM PREP COURSE for extra practice exams with personalized study plans, interactive tests, powerful analytics and progress charts, flashcards, games, and more! (see inside front and back covers for details) The 5-Step Plan: Step 1: Set up your study plan with three model schedulesStep 2: Determine your readiness with an AP-style Diagnostic ExamStep 3: Develop the strategies that will give you the edge on test dayStep 4: Review the terms and concepts you need to achieve your highest scoreStep 5: Build your confidence with full-length practice exams

Bright Ideas Jamaica Grade 4 Student's Book & CD Rom (CD-ROM): David Glover Bright Ideas Jamaica Grade 4 Student's Book & CD Rom (CD-ROM)
David Glover
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Bright Ideas Jamaica Grade 5 Student's Book & CD Rom (Paperback): David Glover Bright Ideas Jamaica Grade 5 Student's Book & CD Rom (Paperback)
David Glover
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Bright Ideas Jamaica Grade 6 Student's Book & CD Rom (Paperback): David Glover Bright Ideas Jamaica Grade 6 Student's Book & CD Rom (Paperback)
David Glover
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Bright Ideas: Primary Science Student's Book 5 with CD-ROM (Paperback): David Glover Bright Ideas: Primary Science Student's Book 5 with CD-ROM (Paperback)
David Glover
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Field Notes on Science and Nature (Hardcover): Michael R. Canfield Field Notes on Science and Nature (Hardcover)
Michael R. Canfield; Foreword by Edward O. Wilson; Contributions by George B. Schaller, Bernd Heinrich, Kenn Kaufman, …
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Once in a great while, as the "New York Times" noted recently, a naturalist writes a book that changes the way people look at the living world. John James Audubon s "Birds of America, " published in 1838, was one. Roger Tory Peterson s 1934 "Field Guide to the Birds" was another. How does such insight into nature develop?

Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their native habitat, " Field Notes on Science and Nature" allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

What did George Schaller note when studying the lions of the Serengeti? What lists did Kenn Kaufman keep during his 1973 big year ? How does Piotr Naskrecki use relational databases and electronic field notes? In what way is Bernd Heinrich s approach truly Thoreauvian, in E. O. Wilson s view? Recording observations in the field is an indispensable scientific skill, but researchers are not generally willing to share their personal records with others. Here, for the first time, are reproductions of actual pages from notebooks. And in essays abounding with fascinating anecdotes, the authors reflect on the contexts in which the notes were taken.

Covering disciplines as diverse as ornithology, entomology, ecology, paleontology, anthropology, botany, and animal behavior, "Field Notes "offers specific examples that professional naturalists can emulate to fine-tune their own field methods, along with practical advice that amateur naturalists and students can use to document their adventures.

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