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How to Live in Space - Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future (Paperback): Colin Stuart How to Live in Space - Everything You Need to Know for the Not-So-Distant Future (Paperback)
Colin Stuart
R354 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R64 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Ethics in Science - Pedagogic Issues and Concerns (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019): Astha Saxena Ethics in Science - Pedagogic Issues and Concerns (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2019)
Astha Saxena
R2,003 R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Save R226 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Science and Sustainability - Learning from Indigenous Wisdom (Paperback): J. Hendry Science and Sustainability - Learning from Indigenous Wisdom (Paperback)
J. Hendry
R1,288 Discovery Miles 12 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Indigenous peoples have passed down vital knowledge for generations from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of earthquakes. Here, Hendry examines science through these indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name.

Political Matter - Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life (Paperback): Bruce Braun, Sarah J. Whatmore Political Matter - Technoscience, Democracy, and Public Life (Paperback)
Bruce Braun, Sarah J. Whatmore
R506 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R69 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Taking seriously the argument that things have politics, Political Matter seeks to develop a fully "materialist" theory of politics, one that opens new possibilities for imagining the relationship between scientific and political practices. The contributors assert that without such a theory the profusion of complex materials with and through which we live-plastic bags, smart cars, and long-life lightbulbs, for example-too often leaves us oscillating between fearful repudiation and glib celebration.
Exploring the frictions that come from linking the work of scholars in science and technology studies and political theory, these essays spark new ways of understanding the matter of politics.
Contributors: Andrew Barry, U of Oxford; Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins U; Stephen J. Collier, New School; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Rosalyn Diprose, U of New South Wales; Lisa Disch, U of Michigan; Gay Hawkins, U of New South Wales; Andrew Lakoff, UC San Diego; Noortje Marres, U of London; Isabelle Stengers, U Libre de Bruxelles; Nigel Thrift, U of Warwick.

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention (Paperback, and and and): Louis Haber Black Pioneers of Science and Invention (Paperback, and and and)
Louis Haber
R181 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R31 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Traces the lives of fourteen black scientists and inventors who have made significant contributions in the various fields of science and industry.

Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics (Hardcover): Caroline Boudoux Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics (Hardcover)
Caroline Boudoux
R1,639 Discovery Miles 16 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Best of the Best American Science Writing (Paperback): Jesse Cohen The Best of the Best American Science Writing (Paperback)
Jesse Cohen
R290 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R18 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For a decade, Ecco has published the most outstanding science writing in America, collected in highly acclaimed annual volumes edited by some of the most impressive and most important names in science and science writing today: James Gleick, Timothy Ferris, Matt Ridley, Oliver Sacks, Dava Sobel, Alan Lightman, Atul Gawande, Gina Kolata, Sylvia Nasar, and Natalie Angier.

Now series editor Jesse Cohen invites the previous guest editors to select their favorite essays for this one-of-a-kind anthology. The result is an outstanding compendium--the best science writing of the new millennium, featuring an introduction by the series' 2010 editor and "New York Times" bestselling author of "How Doctors Think," Jerome Groopman.

Drinking Water - Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Vladyslav V. Goncharuk Drinking Water - Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Vladyslav V. Goncharuk
R2,894 R2,174 Discovery Miles 21 740 Save R720 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book takes a broad and eclectic view of the water that all humanity depends upon, probing its role in human life and in the history of our planet, as well as surveying the latest scientific understanding of purification techniques and standards for the protection of water quality.

The volume opens with a chapter on the role of drinking water in human life, which discusses the planet s water resources, the quality of drinking water, water and health, the advent of water quality standards, Green chemistry and more. The chapter concludes by discussing the relationship of the biosphere and human civilization. Chapter Two explores the unique properties of water, the role of water in the scenario of development on Earth. Also covered is the current understanding of the importance of the isotopic composition of water, in particular the ratio of protium to deuterium, which is fundamental to life. The third chapter is devoted to Water Clusters, examining the structure, properties and formation of clusters. Also covered here is theoretical research on the interaction of water clusters with ozone, the impact of temperature on water clusters and more. Chapter Four is devoted to drinking water and factors affecting its quality. Discussion includes ecological and hygienic classification of centralized drinking water supply sources, water quality requirements, and problems and potentialities of drinking water preparation. The author introduces a new concept for supplying the population with high-quality drinking water. The fifth chapter examines the peculiarities and problems of water decontamination, with sections on chlorination, ozonation, the bactericidal effects of ultrasound and ultraviolet rays and more. Chapter Six offers a thorough exploration of the theory, means and methods of bio testing as an evaluation method for the quality of drinking water. The final chapter discusses new state standards for drinking water, as well as requirements and methods of quality control.

The concluding selection relates the urgent need to measure, evaluate and protect the quality of drinking water and describes a new state standard of drinking water quality."

The Most Dangerous Animal - Human Nature and the Origins of War (Paperback): David Livingstone Smith The Most Dangerous Animal - Human Nature and the Origins of War (Paperback)
David Livingstone Smith
R348 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R27 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight.
"The Most Dangerous Animal "asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why "all" human beings have the potential to be hideously cruel and destructive to one another. Why are we our own worst enemy? The book shows us that war has been with us---in one form or another---since prehistoric times, and looking at the behavior of our close relatives, the chimpanzees, it argues that a penchant for group violence has been bred into us over millions of years of biological evolution. "The Most Dangerous Animal "takes the reader on a journey through evolution, history, anthropology, and psychology, showing how and why the human mind has a dual nature: on the one hand, we are ferocious, dangerous animals who regularly commit terrible atrocities against our own kind, on the other, we have a deep aversion to killing, a horror of taking human life. Meticulously researched and far-reaching in scope and with examples taken from ancient and modern history, "The Most Dangerous Animal "delivers a sobering lesson for an increasingly dangerous world.

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science - Findings from International Research (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Britta Thege,... Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science - Findings from International Research (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Britta Thege, Silvester Popescu-Willigmann, Roswitha Pioch, Sabah Badri-Hoher
R1,774 R1,416 Discovery Miles 14 160 Save R358 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gender equality in science is a major challenge for higher education systems, which are facing many constraints. This book presents some of the latest research findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women's careers in science and research. The volume provides insights into the research system from a female career perspective, and highlights the lessons women can learn from the findings in order to promote their own careers.

Anatomy Fundamentals: Life Science (Poster): Vincent Perez Anatomy Fundamentals: Life Science (Poster)
Vincent Perez
R96 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R17 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Laminated Study Guide

Designed as a companion guide for Science Fundamentals 2: Life Science Humans, this 2-panel (4-page) guide is written for students grades 5 8. Each major system of the human body is featured through detailed, full-color illustrations by award-winning artist Vincent Perez, but at a comprehension level appropriate for middle-schoolers. Color-coded sections make finding particular body systems a breeze! Topics covered include:

Skeletal System

Muscular System

Circulatory System & Blood Circuits

Nervous System & Brain

Digestive System

Lymphatic System

And more!

The Best American Science and Nature Writing (Paperback, 2015 ed.): Rebecca Skloot, Tim Folger The Best American Science and Nature Writing (Paperback, 2015 ed.)
Rebecca Skloot, Tim Folger
R289 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Science in the Age of Computer Simulation (Paperback): Eric B. Winsberg Science in the Age of Computer Simulation (Paperback)
Eric B. Winsberg
R540 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R37 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensable in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including astrophysics, high-energy physics, climate science, engineering, ecology, and economics. Digital computer simulation helps study phenomena of great complexity, but how much do we know about the limits and possibilities of this new scientific practice? How do simulations compare to traditional experiments? And are they reliable? Eric Winsberg seeks to answer these questions in "Science in the Age of Computer Simulation". Scrutinizing these issues with a philosophical lens, Winsberg explores the impact of simulation on such issues as the nature of scientific evidence; the role of values in science; the nature and role of fictions in science; and the relationship between simulation and experiment, theories and data, and theories at different levels of description. "Science in the Age of Computer Simulation" will transform many of the core issues in philosophy of science, as well as our basic understanding of the role of the digital computer in the sciences.

Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten schreiben mit Word fur Dummies (German, Paperback): Daniela Weber Wissenschaftliche Arbeiten schreiben mit Word fur Dummies (German, Paperback)
Daniela Weber
R444 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R57 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition): Scott L. Montgomery Chicago Guide to Communicating Science (Paperback, 2nd Enlarged edition)
Scott L. Montgomery
R448 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R23 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For more than a decade, The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science has been the go-to reference for anyone who needs to write or speak about their research. Whether a student writing a thesis, a faculty member composing a grant proposal, or a public information officer crafting a press release, Scott Montgomery's advice is perfectly adaptable to any scientific writer's needs. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to address crucial issues in the changing landscape of scientific communication, with an increased focus on those writers working in corporate settings, government, and nonprofit organizations as well as academia. Half a dozen new chapters tackle the evolving needs and paths of scientific writers. These sections address plagiarism and fraud, writing graduate theses, translating scientific material, communicating science to the public, and the increasing globalization of research.The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science recognizes that writers come to the table with different needs and audiences. Through solid examples and concrete advice, Montgomery sets out to help scientists develop their own voice and become stronger communicators. He also teaches readers to think about their work in the larger context of communication about science, addressing the roles of media and the public in scientific attitudes as well as offering advice for those whose research concerns controversial issues such as climate change or emerging viruses. More than ever, communicators need to be able to move seamlessly among platforms and styles. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science's comprehensive coverage means that scientists and researchers will be able to expertly connect with their audiences, no matter the medium.

Late Quaternary Environments of the United States - Volume 2 (Paperback, Minnesota Archive Editions Ed.): H E Wright Jr Late Quaternary Environments of the United States - Volume 2 (Paperback, Minnesota Archive Editions Ed.)
H E Wright Jr
R1,354 Discovery Miles 13 540 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Late Quaternary Environments of the United States was first published in 1983. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.In the late 1970s American and Russian scientists met twice in conferences on Quaternary paleoclimates sponsored by the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Bilateral Agreement on the Environment. The conferees agreed to prepare volumes summarizing the current status of research in the two countries. Late-Quaternary Environments of the United States provides a two-volume overview of new and significant information on research of the last fifteen years, since the 1965 publication of Quaternary of the United States, edited by H E. Wright, Jr., and D. G. Frey. The volume on the late Quaternary in the Soviet Union will also be published by the University of Minnesota Press.Volume 1 of Late-Quaternary Environments of the United States covers the Late Pleistocene, the interval between 25,000 and 10,000 years ago--a time of extreme environmental stress as the world passed from full-glacial conditions of the last ice age into the present interglacial age. The interval of geologic time since the last glacial period--termed the Holocene--is the subject of Volume 2. The complexity of the natural changes occurring in the late Quaternary, and their interrelationships, make it impossible for a single scientific discipline to encompass them. Thus the papers in both volumes come from authors in many research fields--geology, ecology, physical geography, archaeology, geochemistry, geophysics, limnology, soil science, paleontology, and climatology. Many of the hypotheses presented--especially on the dynamic Late Pleistocene environments--are still hotly debated and will require additional testing as scientists strive to reconstruct the changing world of the glacial and postglacial ages.

The Body Electric - Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life (Paperback, 1st Quill ed): Robert O. Becker, Gary Selden The Body Electric - Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life (Paperback, 1st Quill ed)
Robert O. Becker, Gary Selden
R330 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this landmark book, Robert O. Becker, M.D., a pioneer in the field of bioelectric science, presents a fascinating look at the role electricity plays in healing, challenging the traditional mechanistic model of the body. Colorful and controversial, this is a tale of engrossing research, scientific and medical politics, and breakthrough discoveries that offer new possibilities for fighting disease and harnessing the body's healing powers.

Science and ESP (Paperback): J. R. Smythies Science and ESP (Paperback)
J. R. Smythies
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Originally published in 1967. Representing the viewpoints of philosophers, psychologists, anthropologists, physicists, psychoanalysts, parapsychologists, psychiatrists and biologists, this volume discusses many aspects of ESP. The general theme is that the phenomena is very valid and can no longer be ignored.

Method in the Physical Sciences (Paperback): Georg Schlesinger Method in the Physical Sciences (Paperback)
Georg Schlesinger
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Originally published in 1963. Can one discern certain regularities in the manoeuvrings and techniques employed by scientists and can these be formulated into the methodological principles of science? What is the origin and basis of such principles? Are they imposed by objective realities, do they derive from conceptual necessities or are they rooted in our own deep seated predilections? This volume investigates these questions and sheds light on the growth mechanism of the evolving structure of science itself.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3 - Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes (Paperback, New): Page Keeley, Francis... Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3 - Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes (Paperback, New)
Page Keeley, Francis Eberle, Chad Dorsey
R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This new volume in our bestselling series provides more topic areas for classroom use as well as guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes, and three nature of science probes. This volume is an invaluable resource.

The Incidental Steward - Reflections on Citizen Science (Paperback): Akiko Busch The Incidental Steward - Reflections on Citizen Science (Paperback)
Akiko Busch; Illustrated by Debby Cotter Kaspari
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A thoughtful citizen scientist contemplates our changing natural world and the value of stewardship A search for a radio-tagged Indiana bat roosting in the woods behind her house in New York's Hudson Valley led Akiko Busch to assorted other encounters with the natural world-local ecological monitoring projects, community-organized cleanup efforts, and data-driven citizen science research. Whether it is pulling up water chestnuts in the Hudson River, measuring beds of submerged aquatic vegetation, or searching out vernal pools, all are efforts that illuminate the role of ordinary citizens as stewards of place. In this elegantly written book, Busch highlights factors that distinguish twenty-first-century citizen scientists from traditional amateur naturalists: a greater sense of urgency, helpful new technologies, and the expanded possibilities of crowdsourcing. The observations here look both to precisely recorded data sheets and to the impressionistic marginalia, scribbled asides, and side roads that often attend such unpredictable outings. While not a primer on the prescribed protocols of citizen science, the book combines vivid natural history, a deep sense of place, and reflection about our changing world. Musing on the expanding potential of citizen science, the author celebrates today's renewed volunteerism and the opportunities it offers for regaining a deep sense of connection to place.

Reform and Revolution 1825-1848 (Hardcover): Andras Gergely Reform and Revolution 1825-1848 (Hardcover)
Andras Gergely; Translated by Peter Schimert, Paul Body
R1,072 R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Save R265 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Andr's Gergely focuses on the program, motives, and social background of the Hungarian reform movement, which formed around the nobility of the 1830s. After 1841, the political scene in Hungary became more complex with the rise of the political press and the widening of public opinion. Both the reformers' and conservatives' camps split. However, the 1848 Revolution demolished Vienna absolutism and allowied for the emancipation of the serfs and the creation of a ministry that established the "April Laws" and the new constitution of Hungary. The Revolution was then followed by the War of Independence, but unfortunately, the intervention of the Russian Tsar's army conquered Hungary's thirst for freedom, and in 1849 the country was divided and assimilated into the newly organized Hapsburg Empire.

Theres a Fungus Among Us! - True Stories of Killer Molds (Paperback): John DiConsiglio Theres a Fungus Among Us! - True Stories of Killer Molds (Paperback)
John DiConsiglio
R151 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R10 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Features:
- High interest/low reading level books for middle- and high-school students
- Attention-grabbing opener to provide immediate visual introduction to each book
- Mock dialogues to present crucial vocabulary terms in context
- Compelling visuals and information to help students build a background in each topic
- Real-life case studies to show scientists' problem-solving processes
- Portfolio of tools, equipment, forms, and other real materials used by experts in the field
- "Science as Inquiry" out of the classroom and into the real world
- Forensic science is a hot topic, making these books the ones teens will want to read
- Highlights of key historical moments in each discipline
- Current events tie-ins
- Career emphasis, featuring interviews with scientists in the field

Mes P'tits Docs - Les Trains (French, Hardcover): Stephanie Ledu Mes P'tits Docs - Les Trains (French, Hardcover)
Stephanie Ledu
R237 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R29 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering `14 - Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center,  Stuttgart... High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering `14 - Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2014 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Wolfgang E. Nagel, Dietmar H. Kroner, Michael M Resch
R3,124 R2,755 Discovery Miles 27 550 Save R369 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the state-of-the-art in supercomputer simulation. It includes the latest findings from leading researchers using systems from the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). The reports cover all fields of computational science and engineering ranging from CFD to computational physics and from chemistry to computer science with a special emphasis on industrially relevant applications. Presenting findings of one of Europe's leading systems, this volume covers a wide variety of applications that deliver a high level of sustained performance. The book covers the main methods in high-performance computing. Its outstanding results in achieving the best performance for production codes are of particular interest for both scientists and engineers. The book comes with a wealth of color illustrations and tables of results.

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