e-books in Science category
by Mario Biagioli, Alexandra Lippman - The MIT Press , 2020
The book examines how the increasing reliance on metrics to evaluate scholarly publications has produced new forms of academic fraud and misconduct. The contributors show that the metrics-based 'audit culture' has changed the ecology of research.
by Isabelle F. Peschard, Bas C. Fraassen - University of Minnesota Press , 2018
This volume offers a multifaceted view on experiments as designed in interaction with the modeling process. Highlighting the mediating role of models and the model-dependence of measurement, it proposes a conceptual innovation in scientific modeling.
by Brian Rappert, Michael J. Selgelid (eds) - ANU Press , 2013
Claims about the transformations enabled by modern science and medicine have been accompanied by an unsettling question in recent years: might the knowledge being produced undermine -- rather than further -- human and animal well being?
by Mikulas Teich - Open Book Publishers , 2012
Mikulas Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment.
- National Academies Press , 2017
The book offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing on issues that are contentious in the public sphere.
- Wikibooks , 2017
This book serves as a guide for elementary teachers to effectively teach science in their classrooms. It is also intended to provide elementary education majors with the science background they need for their qualifying exams.
by Andrew Morris - UCL Press , 2016
The author takes examples from the science we see every day and uses them as entry points to explain a number of fundamental scientific concepts in ways that anyone can grasp. This book encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with science.
by Catherine E. Snow, Kenne A. Dibner - National Academies Press , 2016
The book studies the role of science literacy in public support of science. It synthesizes the available research literature on science literacy, makes recommendations on the need to improve the understanding of scientific research in the US.
by H. Floris Cohen - Amsterdam University Press , 2010
A vision of the Scientific Revolution as made up of six distinct yet narrowly interconnected, revolutionary transformations, each of some twenty-five to thirty years' duration. The author explains how modern science could come about in Europe ...
by Nancy J. Cooke, Margaret L. Hilton - National Academies Press , 2015
The book synthesizes the available research to provide guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups. It examines institutional and organizational structures and policies ...
by Brian Kennett - ANU Press , 2014
This work is based on extensive research experiences and is designed to provide an introduction to planning and managing scientific research for the beginning researcher. The aim is to build an understanding of the nature of scientific research...
by F. James Rutherford, Andrew Ahlgren - Oxford University Press , 1991
This book is about science literacy. 'Science for All Americans' consists of a set of recommendations on what understandings and ways of thinking are essential for all citizens in a world shaped by science and technology ...
by Thomas L. Isenhour - Bookboon , 2013
The Evolution of Modern Science outlines the story of science from Aristotle to the present. The goals of this book are to show the evolution of modern science in historical and political context and to demystify science.
by David Darling , 2012
The Encyclopedia of Science is an on-line A-to-Z of science. The goal is to provide a comprehensive source of information covering all aspects of contemporary science, mathematics, and technology, including historical data and biographies.
- Wikibooks , 2010
This General Science book is aimed at GCSE students rather than university students. Although this text is set out using the English system, students from other nations will find much of the material relevant. The subject is divided into modules.
by Henry Chase Hill (ed.) - John C. Winston Company , 1921
The marvels of modern industry and invention; the interesting stories of common things; the mysterious processes of nature simply explained. This book is presented to those who wish to have a non-technical account of the wonders of the modern age.
by Walter Libby - Houghton Mifflin Company , 1917
This book is intended as a simple introduction, taking advantage of the interests of youth of from 17 to 22 years of age (and their intellectual compeers) in order to direct their attention to the story of the development of the sciences.
by Henri Poincare - W. Scott , 1905
Henri Poincare wrote the essays in this book in 1905, the landmark period in physics after Maxwell and before special relativity. Not just the science, but the social attitudes of the day come through in this pleasant little book.
by Henri Poincare - T. Nelson , 1914
An examination of the process scientists go through when determining which of the facts before them will be most useful in advancing scientific knowledge. In this text Poincare investigates mathematics, logic, physics, mechanics, and astronomy.
by Nicholas Rescher - University of Pittsburgh Press , 1999
Perfected science is but an idealization that provides a useful contrast to highlight the limited character of what we do and can attain. Rescher's discussion focuses on the question: what are the theoretical limits on science?
- National Academies Press , 1995
A well-written resource for understanding the principles of responsible research. This is an excellent guide, not only for seasoned scientists and research administrators, but also for newcomers to the field of science and research administration.
by Paul Budnik - Mountain Math Software , 2005
A book about mathematics, physics and spirituality. Spiritual instincts have evolved to connect us with the creative aspects of biological evolution which are crucial to long term survival. The book integrates spirituality and science.
by Henry Smith Williams - Project Gutenberg , 2009
We shall best understand our story of the growth of science if we think of each new principle as a stepping-stone which must fit into its own particular niche. The story of the building of this wonderful structure is in itself fascinating.
- Advameg, Inc. , 2009
This science-related website presents a complete science encyclopedia online. From the table of contents: Science and Technology; Science of Everyday Things; Science in Dispute; Landforms and Other Geologic Features; and more.
by Peter Caws - University of California Press , 1993
Peter Caws provides a fresh treatment of some of the most vexing problems in the philosophy of science: explanation, induction, causality, evolution, discovery, artificial intelligence, and the social implications of technological rationality.
by Tony Hey, Stewart Tansley, Kristin Tolle - Microsoft Research , 2009
The Fourth Paradigm, the collection of essays expands on the vision of pioneering computer scientist Jim Gray for a new, fourth paradigm of discovery based on data-intensive science and offers insights into how it can be fully realized.
by G. E. R. Lloyd - University of California Press , 1989
Lloyd's masterly book offers a fascinating and persuasive picture of ancient Greek scientists at work, a complex analysis involving a wide range of issues. Lloyd handles the labyrinthine and often problematic evidence with delicacy and skill.
by Carleton Washburne - World Book Company , 1921
A collection of about 2000 questions asked by children forms the foundation on which this book is built. Rather than decide what it is that children ought to know, an attempt was made to find out what children want to know.
by James Burke, Jules Bergman, Isaac Asimov - NASA , 1985
Science and technology have had a major impact on society, and their impact is growing. The authors cover the impact of science on society from the time of man's first significant scientific invention to that of expected future scientific advances.
by J. Arthur Thomson - G. P. Putnam's Sons , 1922
The aim of this book is to give the intelligent student-citizen a bunch of intellectual keys by which to open doors which have been hitherto shut to him because the portals were made forbidding by an unnecessary display of technicalities.
by R. A. Bailey - Cambridge University Press , 2008
This book develops a coherent framework for thinking about factors that affect experiments and their relationships, including the use of Hasse diagrams. The book is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses.
by James Schombert - University of Oregon , 2008
A review of the foundations of modern science emphasizing the status of our current view of Nature. The text is an introduction to the philosophy used to explore the meaning of reality. It is a non-mathematical course with a modern perspective.
by Jack E. Oliver - Columbia University Press , 1991
Jack Oliver draws on his 50 years as a scientist to explore the strategies, tactics, and personal traits and attitudes necessary for fruitful scientific discovery. This book can serve as a guide to the young scientist or student of science.
by Todd Duncan - Science Integration Institute , 2002
This book invites readers to explore science as a useful guide in the search for meaning. Science is a powerful filter for figuring out how the world works and therefore for figuring out a context within which to make choices in everyday life.