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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199216819
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 419
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An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure. It shows the many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as in the laboratory.

Communication, Education & Travel

Communication, Education & Travel

  • Author: Pamela Fehl
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816081549
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 148
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He emerging "green economy" consists of businesses and careers that focus on developing alternative energy sources, conserving natural resources, and protecting the environment. It includes a range of traditional jobs that are being expanded or modified to meet these goals as well as a variety of new jobs created in response to specific needs, and it has the potential to drive the creation of millions of new "green-collar" careers in the coming years. The Green Careers series examines the key work areas in which green jobs are appearing. Each volume profiles 15 careers and provides all the basic information needed to understand the nature of the job: a history of the profession, key duties, education and training requirements, potential earnings, work environment, outlook for the future, and helpful resources. Box features and interviews provide further information. The green economy is changing how we communicate, learn, and travel, and these changes are creating new jobs. From teaching about environmental problems to reporting on conservation issues to planning eco-friendly business trips and vacations, Communication, Education, and Travel looks at many careers in these fields. Writes print and Web content for nonprofit organizations, publishing companies, corporate consulting groups, advertising agencies, and entrepreneurs. Her published books include Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts and Career Opportunities in Photography. She has also edited or contributed to numerous books for Ferguson, including the Career Discovery Encyclopedia. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Freelancers Union.

Am I Making Myself Clear?

Am I Making Myself Clear?

  • Author: Cornelia Dean
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674036352
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 274
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Am I Making Myself Clear? shows scientists how to speak to the public, handle the media, and describe their work to a lay audience on paper, online, and over the airwaves. It is a book that will improve the tone and content of debate over critical issues and will serve the interests of science and society.

Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences

Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences

  • Author: Brian Hurwitz,Paola Spinozzi
  • Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
  • ISBN: 3899718313
  • Category: History
  • Page: 299
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Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences investigates the forms of writing in which scientific claims are formulated and announced. Argumentative strategies, compositional rules, and figurative expressions in communication and narrativization of scientific knowledge are the focus of interdisciplinary contributions by humanities and science scholars. The first part of the book, dedicated to 'Rhetorical and Epistemological Aspects of Science Writing', addresses how scientific pursuits and methods feed into multi-level texts that generate responses within science, society, and culture. The second part, entitled 'Bioscientific Discourses and Narrations', examines popularisations and fictionalizations of science in relation to diversity, deviancy, ageing, illness, reproduction, the evolution of humankind, mathematical models of biomedical systems, and the myth of the heroic scientist. Assessing the narrative impetus and command of literary and meta-discoursive strategies shown by contemporary science writers enhances understanding of the methods and conventions through which the biosciences produce knowledge.

Conjuring the Universe

Conjuring the Universe

The Origins of the Laws of Nature

  • Author: Peter Atkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198813376
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 208
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The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.

Magic Universe

Magic Universe

The Oxford Guide to Modern Science

  • Author: Nigel Calder
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780198507925
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 756
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Drawing on interviews with more than two hundred researchers, a lively examination of modern science offers accessible coverage of such fields as physics, biology, and medicine, addressing a wide range of topics while explaining the relationships between disparate fields of study. (Science & Mathematics)

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198788606
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 496
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With a new epilogue to the 40th anniversary edition.

Brainwashing

Brainwashing

The science of thought control

  • Author: Kathleen Taylor
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192529757
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 528
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Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word 'brainwashing' was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been missing: that of any serious reference to the science of the human brain. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. In Brainwashing, Kathleen Taylor brought the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it persists all around us, from marketing and television, to politics and education. This edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

Antimatter

Antimatter

  • Author: Frank Close
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0198831919
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter meet, the two annihilate in a blinding flash of energy that makes even thermonuclear explosions look feeble by comparison. It is an idea long beloved of science-fiction stories--but here, renowned science writer Frank Close shows that the reality of antimatter is even more fascinating than the fiction itself. We know that once, antimatter and matter existed in perfect counterbalance, and that antimatter then perpetrated a vanishing act on a cosmic scale that remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Today, antimatter does not exist normally, at least on Earth, but we know that it is real for scientists are now able to make small pieces of it in particle accelerators, such as that at CERN in Geneva. Looking at the remarkable prediction of antimatter and how it grew from the meeting point of relativity and quantum theory in the early 20th century, at the discovery of the first antiparticles, at cosmic rays, annihilation, antimatter bombs, and antiworlds, Close separates the facts from the fiction about antimatter, and explains how its existence can give us profound clues about the origins and structure of the universe. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Oxford Book of the Supernatural

The Oxford Book of the Supernatural

  • Author: Dennis Joseph Enright
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192142016
  • Category: Supernatural.
  • Page: 555
  • View: 1955
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The supernatural has this in common with nature: you may drive it out with a pitchfork, but it will constantly come running back. At a time when science and technology are proving ambivalent in their effects and institutionalized religion is weakened by self-inflicted wounds, interest in its manifestations is insatiable. This sweeping anthology presents material in which, touchingly, eerily or bizarrely, the supernatural and the natural meet and ignite, illuminating our deepest anxieties, frailties, and hopes. While chiefly concerned with specific instances, it gives due weight to the views of philosophers and fanatics, of men of letters and the man in the street, and of lovers and lost souls. Mixing what is advanced as fact with what is offered as fiction, it takes in hauntings both malignant and benign, magic, vampires and other popular monsters, witches and fairies, the devil seeking whom he may devour, sex and the supernatural, dreams and coincidences, daemonic influences in art, comedies of the occult, near-death, experiences and after-death expectations. The closing section sums up the war between believers and disbelievers and touches on the processes of reading and of writing about the subject. Testimonies cited are ancient and modern, drawn from East and West, from Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist sources, and range from Homer to Hardy, Pliny to Primo Levi, Apuleius to A. S. Byatt, through Rabelais, Shakespeare, Johnson, Goethe, Dickens, George Eliot, Flaubert, Kipling, Yeats, Rebecca West, and many others, including some who, like Browning's medium, Mr Sludge, find a little cheating comparable to the china egg that prompts a hen to lay a real one. For fervent believers andsceptics alike, there can be no more magical compendium than this.