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Getting Science: The Teacher's Guide to Exciting and Painless Primary School Science

By Brian Clegg

Science is rightly a basic a part of fundamental tuition schooling, yet that doesn’t make it effortless to educate - particularly for lecturers with no technology historical past. This immediately conversing e-book from an skilled technological know-how author and communicator seems at easy methods to take advantage of of it and provides basic institution little ones a very good grounding within the subject.

Getting Science units out to engage the feel of ask yourself. The technological know-how during this booklet isn't really for the youngsters, yet for the adults who've to provide an explanation for it. beginning with a whirlwind journey of the nice milestones of contemporary technological know-how, Getting Science is going directly to take all of the major curriculum themes and provides it a brand new twist. It offers the data had to comprehend the main subject matters greater and have the capacity to placed them throughout with enthusiasm and energy.

This ebook can assist academics to get young ones serious about technological know-how, to appreciate technological know-how instead of simply solution questions. Getting Science makes technology enjoyable, approachable and understandable to those that simply don’t get it.

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Animals and Science: A Guide to the Debates (Controversies in Science)

By Niall Shanks

Animals and Science examines the debates, from the Renaissance to the current, surrounding problems with animal rights, attention, and self-awareness.

• 12 thought-provoking essays hint the evolution of our rules approximately animals and their effect on technological know-how, drugs, and society

• The ebook contains an in depth number of basic resource files, starting from Thomas Aquinas' Summa contra Gentiles to Peter Singer's Animal Liberation

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Adventures Among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions

By Mark W. Moffett

Intrepid foreign explorer, biologist, and photographer Mark W. Moffett, "the Indiana Jones of entomology," takes us worldwide on a wierd and colourful trip looking for the hidden global of ants. In stories from Nigeria, Indonesia, the Amazon, Australia, California, and in other places, Moffett recounts his entomological exploits and offers interesting info on how ants dwell and the way they dominate their ecosystems via strikingly human behaviors, but at a unique scale and a quicker pace. Moffett's outstanding close-up pictures slash us right down to dimension, in order that we will be able to realize ants in wide-spread roles; warriors, developers, big-game hunters, and slave proprietors. we discover them growing marketplaces and meeting traces and working with matters we predict of as uniquely human--including hygiene, recycling, and struggle. Adventures between Ants introduces a few of the world's so much awe-inspiring species and provides a startling new standpoint at the limits of our personal perception.

* Ants are world-class highway developers, dealing with complicated site visitors difficulties on thoroughfares that dwarf our street systems
* Ants take slaves from conquered armies and create societies depending on their labor
* Ants with the biggest societies usually installation complicated army tactics
* a few ants have advanced from hunter-gatherers into farmers, domesticating different animals and turning out to be particular plants for food

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The Scientific Renaissance: 1450-1630 (The Rise of Modern Science)

By Marie Boas Hall

While medical inquiry has its roots in either some distance japanese and Indo-European cultures, the innovative principles that made glossy medical achievements attainable happened before everything in Europe. This stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully awarded paintings explores the early levels of this medical revolution, starting with the rediscovery of Greek principles within the mid-15th century and culminating with Galileo's remarkable Dialogue at the leader structures of the World in 1630.
Noted historian of technology Marie Boas corridor first supplies a common account of clinical inspiration within the mid-1400s, then examines the Copernican revolution and the anatomical paintings of Vesalius and his contemporaries, the effect of chemical drugs and the efforts of the Swiss general practitioner and alchemist Paracelsus. additionally listed here are insightful discussions of Harvey's discovery of the circulatory process, the paintings of Kepler, the results of Galileo's telescopic discoveries, and different issues. a chain of accompanying illustrations — between them a Ptolemaic map, examples of Renaissance engineering, and snap shots of Francis Bacon, Tycho Brahe, Vesalius, Kepler, and Galileo — increase this scholarly and informative work.
A worthwhile reference e-book for college kids of the heritage of technological know-how, The clinical Renaissance 1450–1630 is "good, sound, educational stuff . . . attention-grabbing even to these for whom it isn't required reading." — New Statesman.

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Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing (Dover Children's Activity Books)

By Martin Gardner

"A attention-grabbing, hard book." ― A.L.A. Booklist
Learn to exploit crucial codes and techniques of mystery communique in use due to the fact precedent days. Cipher and decipher codes utilized by spies. discover the recognized codes that modified the destiny of countries and political leaders. and luxuriate in hours of enjoyable experimenting with cryptography ― the technological know-how of mystery writing.
Beginning with uncomplicated letter substitutions and transposition ciphers, world-famous technological know-how author Martin Gardner explains the best way to holiday advanced polyalphabetical ciphers and codes labored with grids, squares, triangles, and charts. you are going to study codes which are keyed to typewriters and cellphone dials . . . even codes that use cards, knots, and swizzle sticks. test with invisible writing ― inks that glow in black mild and switch purple less than warmth ― and discover the chances of sending messages via outer house to unknown worlds.
Using this ebook, you could clear up the traditionally recognized Playfair Cipher utilized by Australia in international battle II, the Pigpen Cipher utilized by accomplice infantrymen in the course of the Civil struggle, Thomas Jefferson's Wheel Cipher, the Beaufort approach utilized by the British Royal military, codes devised by means of authors for heroes in literature ― Sherlock Holmes, Captain Kidd, and the Shadow. and you'll take pleasure in experimenting with strange tools of message sending ― the Dot Code, Knot Code, Swizzle Code, and extra.
Young cryptanalysts, cipher enthusiasts, and puzzlists of every age will locate hours of intrigue and problem in Codes, Ciphers and mystery Writing.
"A stimulating needs to for the intermediate cryptographer." ― The Kirkus Reviews

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Ship's Surgeons of the Dutch East India Company: Commerce and the Progress of Medicine in the Eighteenth Century (LUP Academic)

During the eighteenth century, the surgeons of ships hired by means of the Dutch East India corporation have been accountable not just for the future health of sailors on board, but additionally of these in corporation hospitals all through an enormous geographical empire that prolonged from South Africa to Japan. appeared through their contemporaries as little greater than illiterate and opportunistic barbers, those early clinical practitioners engaged in a fancy operating lifestyles as various because the geographical terrain they covered.

This quantity deals a desirable exploration of the truth in their career, drawing on facts and firsthand money owed from over 3,000 of the surgeons within the company’s provider, and spanning issues as diversified because the recruitment coverage of the corporate, the occupation trajectory of the surgeons in its hire, their geographical origins, and their lifestyles expectancy. Demonstrating that similar to those surgeons as uneducated apprentices is little greater than a delusion, Iris Bruijn portrays them extra safely as really well-educated males topic to the hazards of existence at sea, together with incurable ailments differently unknown of their eu homeland.

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Integrated Silicon Optoelectronics (Springer Series in Photonics)

The booklet covers the full subject from the fundamentals of optoelectronics, machine physics of photodetectors and light-weight emitters, simulation of photodetectors, and technological points of optoelectronic integration in microelectronics (bipolar, CMOS, BiCMOS) to circuit facets and functional purposes. The booklet summarizes the cutting-edge in built-in silicon optoelectronics and reports contemporary guides in this subject. result of simple study on silicon gentle emitters are incorporated in addition. released effects are in comparison with one another and with the paintings of the writer.

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A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants

By Ruth Kassinger

Combing the interest of The Botany of Desire and the playful spirit of Wicked Plants, a witty and interesting historical past of botany and gardening memoir from the writer of Paradise less than Glass—an easy-to-follow, anecdotal instructional at the attention-grabbing technology of plants.

In Paradise less than Glass, Ruth Kassinger— a self-described "wanton killer of plants"—recounted with grace, humor, and poignancy her relocating trip from brown thumb to eco-friendly, sharing the teachings she realized construction a house conservatory within the wake of a devastating own crisis.

In A backyard of Marvels, she complements and extends her tale. whereas Kassinger effectively created her dream conservatory and rectified her preliminary gardening mistakes—the over-watering and under-fertilizing that frequently kill plants—she learned she had no notion what to do to assist them thrive. till she thoroughly understood how crops truly labored, she couldn’t comprehend precisely what they needed.

In her pleasant and reassuring voice Kassinger introduces the elemental botany of plants—flowers, roots, stems, and leaves—and explains how they functionality jointly. Combining technology and botanical wisdom with reflections on her own quest to turn into a greater gardener, and illustrated with greater than two-dozen black and white drawings, Garden of Marvels is a trip of discovery that gives clean and unforeseen insights into the natural.

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The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

*INSTANT manhattan instances BESTSELLER*
"Vivid... impressive... wonderfully informative."The New York Times
Suceeds spectacularly." — Science
"A journey de force." —

Already across the world acclaimed for his stylish, lucid writing at the so much tough notions in sleek physics, Sean Carroll is rising as one of many maximum humanist thinkers of his iteration as he brings his outstanding mind to endure not just on Higgs bosons and additional dimensions yet now additionally on our private own questions.  Where are we? who're we? Are our feelings, our ideals, and our hopes and desires finally meaningless in the market within the void? Does human objective and that means healthy right into a medical worldview?

In brief chapters jam-packed with interesting ancient anecdotes, own asides, and rigorous exposition, readers study the adaptation among how the realm works on the quantum point, the cosmic point, and the human level--and then how every one connects to the opposite.  Carroll's presentation of the rules that experience guided the medical revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of existence, recognition, and the universe is dazzlingly specific.  

Carroll indicates how an avalanche of discoveries long ago few hundred years has replaced our international and what relatively issues to us. Our lives are dwarfed like by no means prior to by means of the immensity of area and time, yet they're redeemed through our potential to appreciate it and provides it meaning.

The colossal photograph is an extraordinary clinical worldview, a journey de strength that might sit down on cabinets along the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for future years.

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative study is designed to discover the human components of a given subject, whereas particular qualitative equipment learn how participants see and adventure the realm. Qualitative methods are usually used to discover new phenomena and to seize members' recommendations, emotions, or interpretations of which means and strategy. Such equipment are imperative to analyze performed in schooling, nursing, sociology, anthropology, details experiences, and different disciplines within the humanities, social sciences, and healthiness sciences. Qualitative examine initiatives are trained by means of quite a lot of methodologies and theoretical frameworks.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative examine Methods provides present and whole details in addition to ready-to-use ideas, evidence, and examples from the sector of qualitative study in a truly obtainable variety. In taking an interdisciplinary process, those volumes objective a large viewers and fill a spot within the latest reference literature for a normal consultant to the center ideas that tell qualitative learn practices. The entries conceal each significant side of qualitative equipment, together with entry to investigate individuals, information coding, examine ethics, the function of conception in qualitative examine, and masses more―all with no overwhelming the expert reader.

Key Features

  • Defines and explains middle options, describes the recommendations enthusiastic about the implementation of qualitative tools, and offers an outline of qualitative techniques to investigate
  • Offers many entries that time to noticeable debates between qualitative researchers concerning how options are categorised and the consequences of such labels for the way qualitative study is valued
  • Guides readers during the complicated panorama of the language of qualitative inquiry
  • Includes members from a variety of nations and disciplines that replicate a various spectrum of analysis methods from extra conventional, positivist methods, via postmodern, constructionist ones
  • Presents a few entries written in first-person voice and others in third-person voice to mirror the range of ways that outline qualitative work

Key Themes

  • Approaches and Methodologies
  • Arts-Based learn, Ties to
  • Computer Software
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Data varieties and Characteristics
  • Dissemination
  • History of Qualitative Research
  • Participants
  • Quantitative examine, Ties to
  • Research Ethics
  • Rigor
  • Textual research, Ties to
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Frameworks

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative examine Methods is designed to entice undergraduate and graduate scholars, practitioners, researchers, experts, and shoppers of data around the social sciences, humanities, and future health sciences, making it a welcome boost to any educational or public library.

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