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Soonish - Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything (Hardcover): Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith Soonish - Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything (Hardcover)
Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith 1
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The Ultimate Nsaa Collection - 3 Books in One, Over 600 Practice Questions & Solutions, Includes 2 Mock Papers, Score Boosting... The Ultimate Nsaa Collection - 3 Books in One, Over 600 Practice Questions & Solutions, Includes 2 Mock Papers, Score Boosting Techniqes, 2019 Edition, Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment, Uniadmissions (Paperback)
Linh Pham, Weichao Rachel, Rohan Agarwal
R656 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R34 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A PhD Is Not Enough! - A Guide to Survival in Science (Paperback, 2nd edition): Peter J. Feibelman A PhD Is Not Enough! - A Guide to Survival in Science (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Peter J. Feibelman
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Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find.

In "A Ph.D. Is Not Enough ," physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a fulfilling long-term research career. He offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; preparing for an employment interview; and defining a research program. The guidance offered in "A Ph.D. Is Not Enough " will help you make your oral presentations more effective, your journal articles more compelling, and your grant proposals more successful.

A classic guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates, "A Ph.D. Is Not Enough " remains required reading for anyone on the threshold of a career in science. This new edition includes two new chapters and is revised and updated throughout to reflect how the revolution in electronic communication has transformed the field.

Handbook of Forgiveness (Hardcover): Everett L. Worthington Handbook of Forgiveness (Hardcover)
Everett L. Worthington
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There is a need in both public and professional sectors for a deeper, and more complete understanding of forgiveness, as we are - in the author's own words - "on the threshold of an age of forgiveness and reconciliation." And yet despite continued interest and development in the field, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and academics have long been without a comprehensive resource on which to base their work. The Handbook of Forgiveness summarizes the state of the science in the research, practice, and teaching of forgiveness. Chapters approach forgiveness and reconciliation from a variety of perspectives, drawing on related work in fields such as biology, personality, social psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and international/political implications. The Handbook provides comprehensive treatments of the topic, integrating theoretical considerations, methodological discussions, and practical interventions strategies in order to appeal to researchers, clinicians, and practitioners. This volume is the most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the understanding of the science of forgiveness. The Handbook of Forgiveness has been chosen as a Book of Distinction by Templeton Press.

Managing Science - Developing your Research, Leadership and Management Skills (Hardcover): Ken Peach Managing Science - Developing your Research, Leadership and Management Skills (Hardcover)
Ken Peach
R572 Discovery Miles 5 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Leadership and management are general skills that apply in most walks of life, but in the scientific domain they require some special characteristics. Science thrives on challenge, whether it is the technical challenge of trying to do something which has not been done before or challenging a widely held but poorly supported hypothesis. Scientists are trained to challenge, and for the manager of science this can itself be a challenge. In the past, when science was on a much smaller scale and less subject to public scrutiny, a less formal 'back-of-the-envelope' management style was acceptable, but those days are long-gone. Science costs much more and is rightly more accountable. Excellent scientists, however, do not necessarily make good managers and may not make good leaders. Nevertheless, like all skills, leadership and management can be enhanced and developed and even instinctively good managers can improve. While the science of management and leadership is well developed, the management and leadership of science is less so. This book aims to introduce the working research scientist to the art and techniques of management and the skills necessary to be a good and effective manager and leader of science and scientists. This includes understanding the organization and functioning of scientific research establishments (universities, laboratories, research councils, etc.) and how to deal with the associated committee work, recruiting, and team building; how to deal with difficulties managing projects and handling risks. The approach is pragmatic not dogmatic. Leadership and management are people skills, and each person is different and needs to be treated differently. The focus is on the principle and practice. While the subject is serious, the approach is conversational, with anecdotes and practical examples.

The Ultimate Engaa Collection - 3 Books in One, Over 500 Practice Questions & Solutions, Includes 2 Mock Papers, 2019 Edition,... The Ultimate Engaa Collection - 3 Books in One, Over 500 Practice Questions & Solutions, Includes 2 Mock Papers, 2019 Edition, Engineering Admissions Assessment, Uniadmissions (Paperback)
Peter Stephenson, Rohan Agarwal, Madhivanan Elango
R633 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R35 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Best American Science Writing 2005 (Paperback, 2005 ed.): Jessie Cohen, Alan Lightman Best American Science Writing 2005 (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Jessie Cohen, Alan Lightman
R255 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R48 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Together these twenty-seven articles on a wide range of today's most current topics in science, from Oliver Sacks, James Gleick, Atul Gawande, and Natalie Angier, among others, represent the full spectrum of scientific writing, proving once again that "good science writing is evidently plentiful" (Scientific American).

Dialogue/2 Chief World Systems (Paperback, New Ed): Galileo Galilei Dialogue/2 Chief World Systems (Paperback, New Ed)
Galileo Galilei; Introduction by Albert Einstein
R310 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R69 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake’s translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron.

Hydroponics - Questions & Answers for Successful Growing (Paperback): Howard M. Resh Hydroponics - Questions & Answers for Successful Growing (Paperback)
Howard M. Resh
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Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking - A Workbook to Accompany Halpern's Thought & Knowledge (Paperback, 4th New... Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking - A Workbook to Accompany Halpern's Thought & Knowledge (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Diane F. Halpern, Heidi R. Riggio
R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A workbook for Thought & Knowledge, Fourth Edition by Diane F Halpern, Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking, Fourth Edition is filled with new exercises to reinforce learning and practice newly acquired skills.

This workbook can be purchased in a student package with Thought & Knowledge or as a separate item.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (Hardcover): Susanna Hornig Priest Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication (Hardcover)
Susanna Hornig Priest
R7,634 Discovery Miles 76 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

Feminism in Twentieth-century Science, Technology and Medicine (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Angela N.H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck,... Feminism in Twentieth-century Science, Technology and Medicine (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Angela N.H. Creager, Elizabeth Lunbeck, Londa Schiebinger
R582 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R41 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What useful changes has feminism brought to science? Feminists have enjoyed success in their efforts to open many fields to women as participants. But the effects of feminism have not been restricted to altering employment and professional opportunities for women. The essays in this volume explore how feminist theory has had a direct impact on research in the biological and social sciences, in medicine, and in technology, often providing the impetus for fundamentally changing the theoretical underpinnings and practices of such research. In archaeology, evidence of women's hunting activities suggested by spears found in women's graves is no longer dismissed; computer scientists have used feminist epistemologies for rethinking the human-interface problems of our growing reliance on computers. Attention to women's movements often tends to reinforce a presumption that feminism changes institutions through critique-from-without. This volume reveals the potent but not always visible transformations feminism has brought to science, technology, and medicine from within. Contributors: Ruth Schwartz Cowan Linda Marie Fedigan Scott Gilbert Evelynn M. Hammonds Evelyn Fox Keller Pamela E. Mack Michael S. Mahoney Emily Martin Ruth Oldenziel Nelly Oudshoorn Carroll Pursell Karen Rader Alison Wylie

The Emerging Mind (Paperback, Main): Vilayanur S. Ramachandran The Emerging Mind (Paperback, Main)
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
R228 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A scintillating introduction to the latest thinking on the brain and the mind by the world's leading expert. Neuroscience can now begin to unlock the key to the self. Our knowledge of the brain has progressed so rapidly that it will change the way we think of ourselves as human beings. It will change our notion of understanding. This is a revolution which will have impact on all our lives. Neuroscientists are gathering new empirical evidence about consciousness and human nature; they are picking up where the great earlier thinkers like Freud, Darwin, Charcot and others began. This evidence begins to give substance to some of the grand statements and intuitive leaps made in the nineteenth and early twentieth century about the nature of the self.

Workbook 2 (Paperback): Edmund Walsh, Gareth Price Workbook 2 (Paperback)
Edmund Walsh, Gareth Price
R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

* Written especially for lower ability students * For every lesson spread in the Pupil Book 2 there is a corresponding Workbook page of write-in exercises, helping with Progression * Workbook 2 covers levels 2 to 3 * Allows lower ability students to access the new Program of Study and Framework * Workbook 2 gives practice for those working at levels 2 to 4, with one write-in page of questions and exercises to correspond with every lesson spread in Pupil Book 2 * These full colour workbooks are packed with stimulating and engaging exercises that will encourage progression, as well as access to How Science Works

Essai Sur l'Art de Restaurer Les Estampes Et Les Livres. 2e  dition (French, Paperback): Bonnardot-A Essai Sur l'Art de Restaurer Les Estampes Et Les Livres. 2e dition (French, Paperback)
Bonnardot-A
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '15 - Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, ... High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering '15 - Transactions of the High Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS) 2015 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Wolfgang E. Nagel, Dietmar H. Kroner, Michael M Resch
R3,588 R3,024 Discovery Miles 30 240 Save R564 (16%) 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) in 2015. 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.

Next Gen Phd - A Guide to Career Paths in Science (Hardcover): Melanie V Sinche Next Gen Phd - A Guide to Career Paths in Science (Hardcover)
Melanie V Sinche
R491 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R128 (26%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

For decades, top scientists in colleges and universities pursued a clear path to success: enroll in a prestigious graduate program, conduct research, publish papers, complete the PhD, pursue postdoctoral work. With perseverance and a bit of luck, a tenure-track professorship awaited at the end. In today's academic job market, this scenario represents the exception. As the number of newly conferred science PhDs keeps rising, the number of tenured professorships remains stubbornly stagnant. Only 14 percent of those with PhDs in science occupy tenure-track positions five years after completing their degree. Next Gen PhD provides a frank and up-to-date assessment of the current career landscape facing science PhDs. Nonfaculty careers once considered Plan B are now preferred by the majority of degree holders, says Melanie Sinche. An upper-level science degree is a prized asset in the eyes of many employers, and a majority of science PhDs build rewarding careers both inside and outside the university. A certified career counselor with extensive experience working with graduate students and postdocs, Sinche offers step-by-step guidance through the career development process: identifying personal strengths and interests, building work experience and effective networks, assembling job applications, and learning tactics for interviewing and negotiating--all the essentials for making a successful career transition. Sinche profiles science PhDs across a wide range of disciplines who share proven strategies for landing the right occupation. Current graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, mentors, and students considering doctoral and postdoctoral training in the sciences will find Next Gen PhD an empowering resource.

The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Thomas P Quinn The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Thomas P Quinn
R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Equity and Science Education Reform (Paperback): Sharon J Lynch Equity and Science Education Reform (Paperback)
Sharon J Lynch
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This lucid, accessible, thought-provoking discussion of issues related to equity in science education reform is for science educators, including idealists and exacting pragmatists, who are dedicated to exploring what it means to put into practice rallying cries like "science literacy for all," "equity and excellence," and "standards-based reform."
Intended as an enjoyable and stimulating read, as opposed to a comprehensive summary of everything ever written about equity in science education, it is a response to the new science education standards and reforms, with their goal of science literacy for all. If this goal is to be taken seriously, the implications are immense. A central purpose of this book is to project and discuss how achieving this goal would affect science education reform and vice versa.
The work is research based, using statistics, tables, and figures drawn primarily from NSF reports and other public information documents to provide a foundation for equity concerns. However, these statistics are not the main focus of the book. Rather, they are used to make a case, backed by pertinent research, the literature on best practice, and provocative examples from schools and classrooms. Charts, tables, and graphic organizers provide visual evidence and enhance the arguments presented.
Moving from research-based studies to classroom stories, "Equity and Science Education Reform" encourages readers to think about the complexity of the issues. No easy answers or quick fixes are offered.
Researching across "identity" areas and attempting to unite them in a discussion that recognizes both the common elements as well as important distinctions, it provides a comprehensive picture of equity concerns across ethnicity, class, gender, and location. Encompassing a broad literature in science education, reform and policy, and equity issues, it offers an "equity schema" as a unifying concept to guide discussion throughout.
This book is based, in part, on a series of nine background papers that were commissioned by the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Project 2061 and the summary document, which was written by the author of this book. But it goes far beyond the original study to provide a consistent, coherent, and lively discussion that vividly illustrates the issues raised by the experiences of teachers and students who are struggling with equity principles in the context of science education reform.

Sustainability - Life Chances and Livelihoods (Paperback, New): Michael Redclift Sustainability - Life Chances and Livelihoods (Paperback, New)
Michael Redclift
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


Author Biography:
Michael Redclift is a Professor of International Environmental Policy at Keele University.

Catalogue de la Biblioth que de M. Edgar Mareuse. Vente, 10-28 D cembre 1928. Partie 1 (French, Paperback): Collectif Catalogue de la Biblioth que de M. Edgar Mareuse. Vente, 10-28 D cembre 1928. Partie 1 (French, Paperback)
Collectif
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Catalogue de la Biblioth que de M. d'Hauteclair, Form e En Partie, de Celle de M. d'Anville (French, Paperback):... Catalogue de la Biblioth que de M. d'Hauteclair, Form e En Partie, de Celle de M. d'Anville (French, Paperback)
Collectif
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Brain Storm - The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences (Paperback): Rebecca M Jordan-Young Brain Storm - The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences (Paperback)
Rebecca M Jordan-Young
R443 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R53 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Female and male brains are different, thanks to hormones coursing through the brain before birth. That s taught as fact in psychology textbooks, academic journals, and bestselling books. And these hardwired differences explain everything from sexual orientation to gender identity, to why there aren t more women physicists or more stay-at-home dads.

In this compelling book, Rebecca Jordan-Young takes on the evidence that sex differences are hardwired into the brain. Analyzing virtually all published research that supports the claims of human brain organization theory, Jordan-Young reveals how often these studies fail the standards of science. Even if careful researchers point out the limits of their own studies, other researchers and journalists can easily ignore them because brain organization theory just sounds so right. But if a series of methodological weaknesses, questionable assumptions, inconsistent definitions, and enormous gaps between ambiguous findings and grand conclusions have accumulated through the years, then science isn t scientific at all.

Elegantly written, this book argues passionately that the analysis of gender differences deserves far more rigorous, biologically sophisticated science. The evidence for hormonal sex differentiation of the human brain better resembles a hodge-podge pile than a solid structure Once we have cleared the rubble, we can begin to build newer, more scientific stories about human development.

A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback): Robert E. Berger A Scientific Approach to Writing for Engineers and Scientists (Paperback)
Robert E. Berger
R863 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R237 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO WRITING

Technical ideas may be solid or even groundbreaking, but if these ideas cannot be clearly communicated, reviewers of technical documents--e.g., proposals for research funding, articles submitted to scientific journals, and business plans to commercialize technology--are likely to reject the argument for advancing these ideas.

The problem is that many engineers and scientists, entirely comfortable with the logic and principles of mathematics and science, treat writing as if it possesses none of these attributes. The absence of a systematic framework for writing often results in sentences that are difficult to follow or arguments that leave reviewers scratching their heads.

This book fixes that problem by presenting a "scientific" approach to writing that mirrors the sensibilities of scientists and engineers, an approach based on an easily-discernable set of principles. Rather than merely stating rules for English grammar and composition, this book explains the reasons behind these rules and shows that good reasons can guide every writing decision.

This resource is also well suited for the growing number of scientists and engineers in the U.S. and elsewhere who speak English as a second language, as well as for anyone else who just wants to be understood.

How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th Edition (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Barbara Gastel, Robert A. Day How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 8th Edition (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Barbara Gastel, Robert A. Day
R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now thoroughly updated and expanded, this new edition of a classic guide offers practical advice on preparing and publishing journal articles as well as succeeding in other communication-related aspects of a scientific career. * Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references * Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process * Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals * Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work-and describes how best to work with them

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