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1. American snakes [2018]

xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
300 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: December 6, 2012
  • Return of the wolf
  • In the Valley of the Druids
  • A star is born
  • Killers
  • The king of Currumpaw
  • Rebels in the sage
  • Iron man
  • Return to the Lamar Valley
  • Betrayal
  • Rampage of the Mollies
  • "The worst possible thing I could tell you"
  • A good day in the park
  • Enough is enough
  • Epilogue.
The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. -- Provided by publisher.
"The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park's stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley. These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West--between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country's most iconic landscapes."--Jacket.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
iv, 577 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
An introduction to the test formats for each of the three ACCUPLACER Math tests: Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Mathematics, with over 1,350 practice questions, including quick drills and comprehensive practice questions that mirror the actual exams, plus hundreds of examples that show readers exactly how to answer questions from each content area. Includes three practice tests that each contain sections for Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Mathematics. Each section is reflective of its respective exam in terms of format, length, and content, giving readers three opportunities to practice each of the three ACCUPLACER Math tests.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
211 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires"-- Provided by publisher.
Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, our unnamed narrator finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. Tormented by her failed research, there's another, nonscientific question looming: the marriage proposal from a fellow scientist, whose path through academia has been relatively free of obstacles, and with whom she can't make a life before finding success on her own. For the first time, she's confronted with a question she won't find the answer to in a textbook: What do I really want?
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: The Politics of Experiment 1. New Beginnings 2. Producing Life 3. Representing Reason 4. Cloning, Knowledge, and the Politics of Consensus 5. Confusing Deliberation 6. In the Laboratories of Democracy 7. Religion, Reason, and the Politics of Progress 8. The Legacy of Experiment Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179546 20171211
Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a moral and political imperative. From in vitro fertilization to embryonic stem cell research, cloning, and gene editing, Americans have repeatedly struggled with how to define the moral status of the human embryo, whether to limit its experimental uses, and how to contend with sharply divided public moral perspectives on governing science. Experiments in Democracy presents a history of American debates over human embryo research from the late 1960s to the present, exploring their crucial role in shaping norms, practices, and institutions of deliberation governing the ethical challenges of modern bioscience. J. Benjamin Hurlbut details how scientists, bioethicists, policymakers, and other public figures have attempted to answer a question of great consequence: how should the public reason about aspects of science and technology that effect fundamental dimensions of human life? Through a study of one of the most significant science policy controversies in the history of the United States, Experiments in Democracy paints a portrait of the complex relationship between science and democracy, and of U.S. society's evolving approaches to evaluating and governing science's most challenging breakthroughs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179546 20171211
Science Library (Li and Ma)

7. The great quake [2017]

vii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Altered State
  • Under the Mountain
  • An Accident of Geography
  • Clam Broth and Beer
  • The Floating World
  • Spiking Out
  • Before the Storm
  • Faults
  • Shaken
  • Stunned
  • The Barnacle Line
  • Rebuilding
  • Deep Thinking
  • Acceptance
  • Epilogue.
On March 27, 1964, at 5-36 p.m., the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America--and the second biggest ever in the world, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale--struck Alaska, devastating coastal towns and villages and killing more than 130 people in what was then a relatively sparsely populated region. In a riveting tale about the almost unimaginable brute force of nature, New York Times science journalist Henry Fountain, in his first trade book, re-creates the lives of the villagers and townspeople living in Chenega, Anchorage, and Valdez; describes the sheer beauty of the geology of the region, with its towering peaks and 20-mile-long glaciers; and reveals the impact of the quake on the towns, the buildings, and the lives of the inhabitants. George Plafker, a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey with years of experience scouring the Alaskan wilderness, is asked to investigate the Prince William Sound region in the aftermath of the quake, to better understand its origins. His work confirmed the then controversial theory of plate tectonics that explained how and why such deadly quakes occur, and how we can plan for the next one.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781101904060 20171218
Science Library (Li and Ma)
vii, 223 pages ; 23 cm
  • Ways of knowing and relational knowledge / Marcela Brugnach and Helen Ingram
  • Understanding positions on hydraulic fracturing : the entangled mix of expertise, values, and group affiliation / Christopher M. Weible and Tanya Heikkila
  • Science and salmon recovery / Robert T. Lackey
  • The science and politics of forest management : President Clinton's Northwest forest plan / Matthew S. Carroll and Steven E. Daniels
  • Citizens and scientists in health-care and environmental policy : differing levels of citizen engagement in expert decision-making / Ann C. Keller
  • An experiment in post-normal science : building a knowledge-to-action network in Idaho / Denise Lach
  • The role of place-based social learning / Daniel R. Williams
  • Changing expectations for science and scientists in marine and terrestrial management and policy possibilities and best practices / Brent S. Steel and Denise Lach
  • Collaborative governance, science, and policy outcomes / Edward P. Weber and Anna P. Stevenson
  • Wicked-problem settings : a new and expanded social contract for scientists and policy implementation? / Edward P. Weber, Denise Lach, and Brent S. Steel.
A "wicked problem" isn't one with an evil nature, but a problem that is impossible or difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often hard to recognize. Classic examples of wicked problems include economic, environmental, and political issues. We now live in a world full of wicked problems, most of them urgent challenges calling out for creative, democratic, and effective solutions. Ed Weber, Denise Lach, and Brent Steel, of the Oregon State University School of Public Policy, solicited papers from a wide variety of accomplished scholars in the fields of science, politics, and policy to address this challenge. The resultant collection focuses on major contemporary environmental and natural resource policy issues, and proposes an assortment of alternative problem-solving methodologies to tackle such problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870718939 20170724
Science Library (Li and Ma)
311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The postgenomic condition: an introduction
  • The information of life or the life of information?
  • Inclusion: can genomics be antiracist?
  • Who represents the human genome? What is the human genome?
  • Genomics for the people or the rise of the machines?
  • Genomics for the 98 percent?
  • The genomic open 2.0: the public v. the public
  • Life on Third: knowledge and justice after the genome
  • Epilogue.
While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species has inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent: now that information about human bodies can be transformed into a natural resource, how will and should we interpret and use it? With The Postgenomic Condition, Jenny Reardon draws on more than a decade of research in molecular biology labs, commercial startups, governmental agencies and civic spaces to examine the extensive efforts after the completion of the Human Genome Project to transform genomics from high tech informatics practiced by a few well-financed scientists and engineers to meaningful knowledge beneficial to all people. Through her in-depth profiles of genomic initiatives around the world, we see hopes to forge public knowledge and goods from blood and DNA meet the reality of limited resources and conflicting values. building the argument around the limits of liberal concepts of openness, information, inclusion, privacy, property and the public concepts that proved salient at different points in the unfolding story of efforts to make sense of human genomes Reardon shows how genomics challenges us to move beyond existing liberal frameworks to ask deeper questions of knowledge and justice.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
viii, 294 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • * Photo section* Day of the handshakes* The star years* Out of the gates* Preparing for war* Vietnam* Return to reason* The Fulbright interlude* $\textit{Berzerkeley}$* The apprenticeship* $\textit{Eurekas}$* The global math guild* The math $\textit{Ohana}$* The Penn State syndrome* Permanent sabbatical* Postscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470435844 20170522
Pushing Limits: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond challenges the myth that mathematicians lead dull and ascetic lives. It recounts the unique odyssey of a noted mathematician who overcame military hurdles at West Point, Army Ranger School and the Vietnam War, and survived many civilian escapades--hitchhiking in third-world hotspots, fending off sharks in Bahamian reefs, and camping deep behind the forbidding Iron Curtain. From ultra-conservative West Point in the '60s to ultra-radical Berkeley in the '70s, and ultimately to genteel Georgia Tech in the '80s, this is the tale of an academic career as noteworthy for its offbeat adventures as for its teaching and research accomplishments. It brings to life the struggles and risks underlying mathematical research, the unparalleled thrill of making scientific breakthroughs, and the joy of sharing those discoveries around the world. Hill's book is packed with energy, humor, and suspense, both physical and intellectual. Anyone who is curious about how a maverick mathematician thinks, who wants to relive the zanier side of the '60s and '70s, who wants an armchair journey into the third world, or who seeks an unconventional viewpoint about some of our more revered institutions, will be drawn to this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470435844 20170522
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Pt. 1. Knowledge
  • Pt. 2. Power
  • Pt. 3. Justice
  • Epilogue
  • Postscript.
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xiv, 440 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Section 1: Mission and relevance of national parks. Parks, biodiversity, and education : an essay and discussion / Edward O. Wilson ; Seas the day : a bluer, saltier second century for American parks / Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Jane Lubchenco, and Allison K. Barner ; A global perspective on parks and protected areas / Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich and Steven R. Beissinger ; Strategic conversation : mission and relevance of national parks / Holly Doremus (moderator), Denis P. Galvin, George Miller, and Frances B. Roberts-Gregory ; edited by Kelly A. Kulhanek, Lauren C. Ponisio, Adam C. Schneider, and Rachel E. Walsh
  • Section 2: Stewardship of parks in a changing world. Climate change and novel disturbance regimes in national park landscapes / Monica G. Turner, Daniel C. Donato, Winslow D. Hansen, Brian J. Harvey, William H. Romme, and A. LeRoy Westerling ; Climate change trends, impacts, and vulnerabilities in US national parks / Patrick Gonzalez ; Protecting national parks from air pollution effects : making sausage from science and policy / Jill S. Baron, Tamara Blett, William C. Malm, Ruth M. Alexander, and Holly Doremus ; Biological invasions in the national parks and in park science / Daniel Simberloff ; The science and challenges of conserving large wild mammals in 21st-century American protected areas / Joel Berger ; Strategic conversation : stewardship of parks in a changing world / David D. Ackerly (moderator), Stephanie M. Carlson, C. Josh Donlan, Laurel G. Larsen, and Raymond M. Sauvajot ; edited by Meagan F. Oldfather, Kelly J. Easterday, Maggie J. Raboin, and Kelsey J. Scheckel
  • Section 3: Engaging people in parks. The tangled web of people, landscapes, and protected areas / Ruth DeFries ; Science, values, and conflict in the national parks / Thomas Dietz ; The world is a park : using citizen science to engage people in parks and build the next century of global stewards / John Francis, Kelly J. Easterday, Kelsey J. Scheckel, and Steven R. Beissinger ; The spiritual and cultural significance of nature : inspiring connections between people and parks / Edwin Bernbaum ; Strategic conversation : engaging and disengaging people in parks / Jennifer Wolch (moderator), Justin S. Brashares, Cyril F. Kormos, Christine S. Lehnertz, and Nina S. Roberts ; edited by Emily E. Kearny, Audrey F. Haynes, and Carrie R. Levine
  • Section 4: Future of science, conservation, and parks. A new kind of Eden / Jamais A. Cascio ; The near-horizon future of science and the national parks / Gary E. Machlis ; Science, parks, and conservation in a rapidly changing world / Steven R. Beissinger and David D. Ackerly
  • Appendix: Historical Connections between UC Berkeley, the birth of the US National Park Service, and the growth of science in parks / Steven R. Beissinger and Tierne M. Nickel.
As the US National Park Service marks its centennial in 2016, parks and protected areas worldwide are under increasing threat from a variety of factors, including storms and fires of greater severity, plant and animal extinctions, the changing attitudes of a public that has become more urbanized, and the political pressures of narrow special interest groups. In the face of such rapid environmental and cultural changes, Science, Conservation, and National Parks gathers a group of renowned scholars including Edward O. Wilson, Jane Lubchenco, Thomas Dietz, and Monica Turner, among many others who seek to address these problems and, in so doing, to secure a future for protected areas that will push forward the frontiers of biological, physical, and social science in and for parks. Examining the major challenges of parks and protected areas throughout the world, contributors provide answers to a number of key conservation questions, such as: How should stewardship address climate change, urban encroachment and pollution, and invasive species? How can society, especially youth, become more engaged with nature and parks, and are there models to guide interactions between parks and their neighbors? What are appropriate conservation objectives for parks in the Anthropocene? Charting a course for the parks of the next century, Science, Conservation, and National Parks is certain not only to catalyze the continued evolution of US park conservation policy, but also to be an inspiration for parks, conservation, and management worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226423005 20171002
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxii, 814 pages ; 27 cm.
  • * The early years* How the upper bound conjecture was proved* Theory and application of plane partitions: Part 1* Theory and application of plane partitions. Part 2* Modular elements of geometric lattices* Supersolvable lattices* Linear homogeneous diophantine equations and magic labelings of graphs* Acyclic orientations of graphs* Combinatorial reciprocity theorems* The upper bound conjecture and Cohen-Macaulay rings* Combinatorial reciprocity theorems* Binomial posets, Mobius inversion, and permutation enumeration* Eulerian partitions of a unit hypercube, voir note ci-apres* Hilbert functions of graded algebras* The number of faces of a simplicial convex polytope* Differential posets* Weyl groups, the hard Lefschetz theorem, and the Sperner property* Two combinatorial applications of the Aleksandrov-Fenchel inequalities* Linear diophantine equations and local cohomology* Some aspects of groups acting on finite posets* with A. Bjorner and A. Garsia, An introduction to Cohen-Macaulay partially ordered sets* An introduction to combinatorial commutative algebra* On the number of reduced decompositions of elements of Coxeter groups* A baker's dozen of conjectures concerning plane partitions* Unimodality and Lie superalgebras* Two poset polytopes* Generalized $H$-vectors, intersection cohomology of toric varieties, and related results* Differentiably finite power series* Log-concave and unimodal sequences in algebra, combinatorics, and geometry* Some combinatorial properties of Jack symmetric functions* Subdivisions and local $h$-vectors* with S. Billey and W. Jokusch, Some combinatorial properties of Schubert polynomials* with S. Fomin, Schubert polynomials and the nilCoxeter algebra* Flag $f$-vectors and the $cd$-index* A symmetric function generalization of the chromatic polynomial of a graph* Irreducible symmetric group characters of rectangular shape* Increasing and decreasing subsequences and their variants* Promotion and evacuation* A conjectured combinatorial interpretation of the normalized irreducible character values of the symmetric group.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470416829 20170530
Richard Stanley's work in combinatorics revolutionized and reshaped the subject. Many of his hallmark ideas and techniques imported from other areas of mathematics have become mainstays in the framework of modern combinatorics. In addition to collecting several of Stanley's most influential papers, this volume also includes his own short reminiscences on his early years, and on his celebrated proof of The Upper Bound Theorem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470416829 20170530
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 159 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Knowing with their eyes? Beekeepers' understandings of CCD
  • Keeping the research disciplined: entomological understandings of the controversy over insecticides
  • Bees under the treadmill of agriculture: growers' responses to bee decline
  • The bottom-line for Bayer: agrochemical companies and "bee care"
  • Regulating knowledge: the EPA and pesticide standards
  • Toward just research and policy on bee health.
In 2005, beekeepers in the United States began observing a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon: once-healthy colonies of bees were suddenly collapsing, leaving behind empty hives full of honey and pollen. Over the following decade, widespread honeybee deaths - some of which have come to be called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) - have continued to bedevil beekeepers and threaten the agricultural industries that rely on bees for pollination. Scientists continue to debate the causes of CCD, yet there is no clear consensus on how to best solve the problem. Vanishing Bees takes us inside the debates over widespread honeybee deaths, introducing the various groups with a stake in solving the mystery of CCD, including beekeepers, entomologists, growers, agrichemical companies, and government regulators. Drawing from extensive interviews and first-hand observations, Sainath Suryanarayanan and Daniel Lee Kleinman examine how members of each group have acquired, disseminated, and evaluated knowledge about CCD. In addition, they explore the often-contentious interactions among different groups, detailing how they assert authority, gain trust, and build alliances. As it explores the contours of the CCD crisis, Vanishing Bees considers an equally urgent question: what happens when farmers, scientists, beekeepers, corporations, and federal agencies approach the problem from different vantage points and cannot see eye-to-eye? The answer may have profound consequences for every person who wants to keep fresh food on the table.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813574592 20170117
Science Library (Li and Ma)
352 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
A complete guide to every warbler, along with all the other songbirds you will find in North America.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
The rivers of America flow from mountains, forests, and grasslands with astonishing beauty, essential to all life. Many of the best of these streams have been safeguarded under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968--America's premier program for the protection of our finest natural waterways. Wild and Scenic Rivers celebrates this creative conservation initiative with 160 stunning photographs and a lively history involving citizen activists, scientists, dedicated public officials, and enlightened political leaders. As the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act approaches, award-winning author and photographer Tim Palmer illuminates the values of this irreplaceable system of free-flowing streams, probes its problems, and addresses its future. With a depth of experience dating almost to the inception of the wild and scenic rivers program, Palmer has captured the splendor and essence of our most extraordinary rivers with his camera, and he has told their remarkable story as no one else could do.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870718977 20171002
Science Library (Li and Ma)
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: The big, good wolf
  • Part one: What we almost lost. 1. An historic rage ; 2. "Who speaks for Wolf?"
  • Part two: Wolf wars. 3. Wolf teeth on an airplane wing ; 4. A taxidermist's dream
  • Part three: Recovery and backlash. 5. Yellowstone : "a wolf's paradise" ; 6. Trophic cascades : a not-so-simple story ; 7. 06 : the world's most famous wolf ; 8. Old growth and young howls
  • Part four: Wolf nation. 9. Wolves and the national commons ; 10. Wolves at play ; 11. Raised by wolves ; 12. Wolf music
  • Part five: Wolves return. 13. OR7 : a wolf called Journey ; 14. Sheep highway : coexisting with wolves ; 15. El lobo returns home
  • Epilogue: Speaking for wolves
  • Organizations working to preserve wild wolves.
From Jack London to Aldo Leopold's "fierce green fire, " wolves have been a central part of the American image. Many have even suggested that our national symbol, the bald eagle, be replaced with this noble creature who, like us, raises a family and is bold and loyal in protecting the pack. Brenda Peterson blends science, history, and memoir to dramatize the epic battle to restore wolves and thus the landscape and ecology of the continent. From the vicious exterminations carried out by pioneers and settlers; to the internationally celebrated triumph of the return of wolves to Yellowstone; to backlash, politics, and near-daily news of successful reintroductions, this is perhaps the most inspiring conservation story of our time. Brenda's central characters are two famous wolves: the powerful and prolific female "067, " restored to Yellowstone only to be "legally" murdered, and Journey, a near-miraculous transcontinental survivor. Along with these are the scientists, ranchers, and activists who are fighting against fear, politics, greed, and scientific ignorance to bring wild wolves home to keep our environment whole.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306824937 20170626
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xii, 206 pages ; 24 cm
  • Contents and Abstracts1A World of Opportunity: Science, Gender, and Collaboration chapter abstract Chapter 1 engages the reader by explaining the key questions, arguments, and theoretical concepts for the book. What happens when academic work globalizes, what kind of international research collaborations do STEM faculty engage in? It introduces the core argument that globalization of academia is a gendered process as global science is organized in gendered ways, such as the framework of glass fences and .edu bonus. This chapter also contextualizes U.S. leadership in global science and challenges to it by providing cross-nationally statistical information about current developments in the globalization of science and technological knowledge, including international collaborations, co-authorships, and R&D spending. 2Traveling Abroad, Coming Home: Ambivalent Discourses on the U.S. Role in (Global) Science chapter abstract Chapter 2 examines the institutional context (U.S. funding institutions and universities) for faculty decisions about engagement in international collaboration and research. By analyzing U.S. faculty constructions of (global) science, it identifies how U.S. institutions position themselves globally. Part of this dynamic is the construction of international collaboration as an activity for elite faculty. And although claims to U.S. scientific supremacy persist, there also the call for "national interest" in maintaining its global position. The chapter further investigates the contrast between faculty perceptions of international research and collaborations as extremely positive-a highlight of their careers-and their experiences of lack of institutional recognition and support. Not surprisingly, given these competing imperatives, faculty members use contradictory rationales to explain why international academic work is meaningful to them in the context of constructions of U.S. superiority, competition, the universality of scientific work, and international research as a "risky" activity. 3The .edu Bonus: Gender, Academic Nationality, and Status chapter abstract This chapter explains the benefits offered to women in international academic work. Cultural schemas for U.S. scientists reveal an .edu bonus that depicts U.S. scholars as competent and overshadows stereotypes of women as less so. Academics marginalized by gender, minority background, or field can benefit from the .edu bonus, drawing on the positive aspects of being a U.S. scholar in an international environment. Being a woman and a foreigner is thus a positive combination rather than an accumulation of disadvantages. Persistent stereotypes and myths hold that U.S. women scientists are not effective in cultural environments where no native women hold equal positions of power. But women scientists report that they are seen foremost as foreigners and treated as such, making their gender status less salient. This .edu bonus can serve to expand networks internationally and demonstrates the importance of analyzing the intersection of gender and foreigner status of U.S. scientists. 4Glass Fences: Gendered Organization of Global Academia chapter abstract Chapter 4 focuses on glass fences, the various gendered challenges in international research collaborations. Academia is still organized in gendered ways, and gender is embedded in the international collaboration policies and practices of nation-states, funding agencies, universities, and researchers. The chapter illustrates how these fences emerge in specific international work settings and research practices, examining in particular the implications for women's access to and opportunities to participate in, organize, and operate international conferences, research sites, and fieldwork. Fences emerge when institutions and individuals construct safety abroad as a gendered issue. (Global) academia is gendered through the organization of academic work around norms, values, and expectations that fit the ideal of an elite male global scientist with the personal, social, and academic resources to climb fences. The very structure of international collaboration thus privileges men over women and re-creates gendered inequalities in academia, globally and in the United States. 5Families and International Mobility: Fences or Opportunities? chapter abstract This chapter challenges the conventional wisdom that family barriers make it impossible for faculty to engage in international collaborations and mobility. Despite discourse that suggests children amplify family burdens for international research for mothers in particular, this chapter debunks the notion that families (meaning young children) construct an insurmountable fence for women and hinder international work only for mothers. Instead, diverse family commitments in various constellations can potentially be constraining, but they can also motivate and even support research abroad. Faculty with international family ties might have extra incentive to spend time in other countries and forge transnational academic careers, while "portable" or "supportive" partners (or lack thereof) can be another important factor in individual mobility and the ability to engage in international collaborations. 6Toward an Inclusive World of (Global) Academia chapter abstract This chapter considers implications for institutions. Funding agencies and universities need to design internationalization strategies that recognize the diversity of both international research collaborations and their participants and take gender inequalities at the international and national level into account. The chapter suggests concrete ways to support international research collaborations that are inclusive of women, for example, being transparent about support allocation, eliminating obstacles and fences through bureaucratic procedures and policies, and "broadening participation" along demographic lines.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503601499 20170612
Scientific and engineering research is increasingly global, and international collaboration can be essential to academic success. Yet even as administrators and policymakers extol the benefits of global science, few recognize the diversity of international research collaborations and their participants, or take gendered inequalities into account. Women in Global Science is the first book to consider systematically the challenges and opportunities that the globalization of scientific work brings to U.S. academics, especially for women faculty. Kathrin Zippel looks to the STEM fields as a case study, where gendered cultures and structures in academia have contributed to an underrepresentation of women. While some have approached underrepresentation as a national concern with a national solution, Zippel highlights how gender relations are reconfigured in global academia. For U.S. women in particular, international collaboration offers opportunities to step outside of exclusionary networks at home. International collaboration is not the panacea to gendered inequalities in academia, but, as Zippel argues, international considerations can be key to ending the steady attrition of women in STEM fields and developing a more inclusive academic world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781503601499 20170612
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxvi, 481 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • An introduction to Crotalis horridus
  • Egress : the dangers of leaving home. A quirky subculture ; Quasimodo in the Blue Hills ; Live free or die ; Zero at the bone ; A long, muscular tube
  • Interlude : High summer : on the trail with timber rattlesnakes. The dangers of being male ; The dangers of being female ; A commodity of rattlesnakes : snakes today, Bibles tomorrow
  • Ingress : the dangers of coming home. Chaos of rocks ; Among rattlesnakes ; Into the abyss ; The very last rattlesnake
  • The ambiguous world of the timber rattlesnake.
There s no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It s a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have never seen a timber rattler. Though they re found in thirty-one states, and near many major cities, in contemporary America timber rattlesnakes are creatures mostly of imagination and innate fear. Ted Levin aims to change that with "America s Snake, " a portrait of the timber rattlesnake, its place in America s pantheon of creatures and in our own frontier history and of the heroic efforts to protect it against habitat loss, climate change, and the human tendency to kill what we fear. Taking us from labs where the secrets of the snake s evolutionary history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose locations are fiercely protected by biologists and dedicated amateur herpetologists alike, Levin paints a picture of a fascinating creature: peaceable, social, long-lived, and, despite our phobias, not inclined to bite. The timber rattler emerges here as emblematic of America and also, unfortunately, of the complicated, painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving the natural world. A wonderful mix of natural history, travel writing, and exemplary journalism, "America s Snake" is loaded with remarkable characters none more so than the snake at its heart: frightening, perhaps; endangered, certainly; and unquestionably unforgettable.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226040646 20160704
Science Library (Li and Ma)
318 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments 8 Introduction 10 Wide-Angle Birding: Be the Bird, See the Bird 11 Becoming a "Good Birder": Understanding the Basics 12 Birding Mentors 26 Why Birding Is Cool 26 Waterbirds Loons 29 Swans 45 Mallard and Monochromatic "Mallards" 57 White Herons 69 Coastal Birds Eiders 83 Brachyramphus Murrelets 93 Pacific Cormorants 103 Seabirds Sulids: Northern Gannet and Boobies 115 Tropical Terns 129 Atlantic Gadflies 137 Large Shorebirds Curlews 149 Godwits 161 Skulkers Marsh Sparrows 175 Small Wrens (Troglodytes and Cistothorus) 187 Birds of Forest and Edge Accipiters 199 American Rosefinches 211 Aerial Insectivores Swifts 221 Night Birds Screech-Owls: An "Otus" and the Megascops 231 Nighthawks 241 Open-Country Birds Yellow-bellied Kingbirds 253 Black Corvids: Crows and Ravens 265 Pipits 281 Longspurs 293 Cowbirds 303 Index 312.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field--quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy--parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. * Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification* Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds* Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques* Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding* Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
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