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volumes : illustrations ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
Stanford Libraries
1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
Stanford Libraries
1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file. PDF.
Stanford Libraries
xv, 136 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Lotte Philipsen and Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard 1. Visualizing the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae Ditte Hoyer Engholm, David Goodsell, Mogens Kilian, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, Bjorn Panyella Pedersen and Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard 2. Diagrammatic and iconic imagery in science Frederik Stjernfelt 3. Scientific data visualization: Aesthetic for diagrammatic clarity Martin Krzywinski 4. Plant(ing) aesthetics between science and art Lotte Philipsen 5. Visualizing the invisible universe Steen Hannestad 6. The epistemics of data representation: How to transform data into knowledge Nina Samuel 7. Sonification and audification as means of representing Morten Sondergaard and Anette Vandso8. Scientific storytelling: Visualizing for public audiencesDjuke Veldhuis 9. Communicating science - aesthetic choices in publishing Kelly Krause 10. Ideas in Action: Using Animation to Cut through Complexity Janet Rafner and Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard 11. Making sense, nonsense, and no-sense when representing audio-visual collections Theis Vallo Madsen 12. "Facts" - and representational acts Morten Kyndrup.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679375 20171204
How can cartoon images aid in understanding bacterial biological processes? What prompts physicists to blur their images before showing them to biologists? Considering thatã the astronomer's data consists solely of invisible, electric impulses, what is the difference between representing outer space as images, graphs, or sound? How does a work of contemporary art differ from a scientific image if we cannot visually distinguish between the two? How do aesthetics, art, and design influence scientific visualization and vice versa? This volume asks critically important questions about scientific data representation and provides significant insights to a field that is interdisciplinary in its very core. The authors investigate scientific data representation through the joint optics of the humanities and natural sciences. The volume particularly appeals to scholars in visual and aesthetic studies, data visualization, scientific illustration, experience culture, information design, and science communication.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138679375 20171204
Green Library
xxxi, 147 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Green Library
vii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Like fast food, fast science is quickly prepared, not particularly good, and it clogs up the system. Efforts to tackle our most pressing issues have been stymied by conflict within the scientific community and mixed messages symptomatic of a rushed approach. What is more, scientific research is being shaped by the bubbles and crashes associated with economic speculation and the market. A focus on conformism, competitiveness, opportunism and flexibility has made it extremely difficult to present cases of failure to the public, for fear that it will lose confidence in science altogether. In this bold new book, distinguished philosopher Isabelle Stengers shows that research is deeply intertwined with broader social interests, which means that science cannot race ahead in isolation but must learn instead to slow down. Stengers offers a path to an alternative science, arguing that researchers should stop seeing themselves as the 'thinking, rational brain of humanity' and refuse to allow their expertise to be used to shut down the concerns of the public, or to spread the belief that scientific progress is inevitable and will resolve all of society's problems. Rather, science must engage openly and honestly with an intelligent public and be clear about the kind of knowledge it is capable of producing. This timely and accessible book will be of great interest to students, scholars and policymakers in a wide range of fields, as well anyone concerned with the role of science and its future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509521838 20180319
Green Library
xviii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • * Introduction - Citizen inquiry: A new approach to inquiry science learning (Christothea Herodotou, Mike Sharples, Eileen Scanlon) * Online citizen science: Participation, motivation, and opportunities for informal learning (Vickie Curtis, Richard Holliman, Ann Jones, Eileen Scanlon) * From the wisdom of crowds to going viral: The creation and transmission of knowledge in the citizen humanities (Stuart Dunn, Mark Hedges) * Community engagement around poor air quality in London: Citizen inquiry in a citizen science " Mapping for Change " project (Laure Kloetzer, Charlene Jennett, Louise Francis, Muki Haklay) * Exploring embedded assessment to document scientific inquiry skills within citizen science (Karen Peterman, Rachel Becker-Klein, Cathlyn Stylinski, Amy Grack Nelson) * Exploring citizen science and inquiry learning through * iSpotnature.org (Janice Ansine, Michael Dodd, David Robinson, Patrick McAndrew) * Geocaching: Inquiry learning with a sense of adventure (Gill Clough) * Towards citizen inquiry: From class-based environmental projects to citizen science (Yurong He, Carol Boston, Jennifer Preece, Anne Bowser, Derek L. Hansen, Jennifer Hammock) * High motivation and relevant scientific competencies through the introduction of citizen science at secondary schools: An assessment using a rubric model (Josep Perello, Nuria Ferran-Ferrer, Salvador Ferre, Toni Pou, Isabelle Bonhoure) * Cultural citizen inquiry: Making space for the 'everyday' in language teaching and learning (Koula Charitonos) * Educational backgrounds, project design and inquiry learning in citizen science (Richard Edwards, Diarmuid McDonnell, Ian Simpson, Anna Wilson) * Design processes of a citizen inquiry community (Maria Aristeidou, Eileen Scanlon, Mike Sharples).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208698 20180115
Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning is the first book of its kind to bring together the concepts of citizen science and inquiry-based learning to illustrate the pedagogical advantages of this approach. It shifts the emphasis of scientific investigations from scientists to the general public, by educating learners of all ages to determine their own research agenda and devise their own investigations underpinned by a model of scientific inquiry. 'Citizen Inquiry' is an original approach to research education that refers to mass participation of the public in joining inquiry-led scientific investigations. Using a range of practical case studies underpinned by the theory of inquiry-based learning, this book has significant implications for teaching and learning through exploration of how new technologies can be used to engage with scientific research. Key features include: * a new perspective on science education and science practice through crowd-sourced research * explanation of the benefits of this innovative approach to teaching and learning * a steady shift of emphasis from theory to application for readers to thoroughly understand the current state of research in the field and its applications to practice * examples of practical applications of this approach and recommendations on how successful citizen inquiry applications can be developed This edited volume is essential reading for academic researchers and professional educators interested in the potential of online technology in all levels of education, from primary and secondary level through to further education and lifelong learning. It will be ideal reading on any undergraduate or postgraduate course involving Research Methods in education as well as developments in science education and educational software.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138208698 20180115
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xi, 305 pages.) :
  • Foreword / Rush Holt and Jeanne Braha
  • Introduction to this book / Susanna Priest, Jean Goodwin, and Michael F. Dahlstrom
  • Part 1. How ethics matters. Effective because ethical: speech act theory as a framework for scientists' communication / Jean Goodwin ; Communicating science-based information about risk: how ethics can help / Paul B. Thompson ; Communicating climate change and other evidence-based controversies: challenges to ethics in practice / Susanna Priest ; Framing science for democratic engagement / Leah Sprain
  • Part 2. Professional practice. Exploring the ethics of using narratives to communicate in science policy contexts / Michael F. Dahlstrom and Shirley S. Ho ; Science communication as communication about persons / Brent Ranalli ; Journalists, expert sources, and ethical issues in science communication / Marjorie Kruvand ; The ethics and boundaries of industry environmental campaigns / Barbara Miller Gaither and Janas Sinclair ; Scientists' duty to communicate: exploring ethics, public communication, and scientific practice / Sarah R. Davies
  • Part 3. Case studies. Just the facts or expert opinion? : the backtracking approach to socially responsible science communication / Daniel J. McKaughan and Kevin C. Elliott ; Controversy, commonplaces, and ethical science communication: the case of consumer genetic testing / Lora Arduser ; Excluding "anti-biotech" activists from Canadian agri-food policy making: ethical implications of the deficit model of science communication / Kelly Bronson ; Science communication ethics: a reflexive view / Alain Létourneau ; How discourse illuminates the ruptures between scientific and cultural rationalities / Cynthia-Lou Coleman
  • Afterword / Susanna Priest, Jean Goodwin, and Michael F. Dahlstrom.
310 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Une sociologie historique des concepts -- Marxisme et études sociales des sciences et des techniques -- Marx sans Marx ? Lutte des classes et histoire des sciences marxiste des années 1930 aux années 1950 -- Marx contre Marx? Les STS et le déterminisme technologique dans les années 1980 -- Marx sous Marx? La sociologie de l'environnement dans les années 1990 et 2000 -- L'insaisissable épistémè : Foucault et les scansions du savoir -- Vie et mort d'un concept : épistémè dans l'oeuvre de Michel Foucault -- Un sol structuraliste -- La longue portée des premières critiques -- Entre croisements impossibles et parentés recherchées -- Usages des epistémaï -- Vers une sociologie historique du gouvernement par/de la science -- Des sciences par et pour le gouvernement -- Un régime régulatoire des sciences -- Le droit comme matrice -- Se disputer des légitimités et des pratiques -- La bureaucratie régulatoire -- Un réseau de valeurs pour l'action publique -- L'État et la science -- Maîtriser l'espace : frontières, limites, sous-sol -- Connaître la population : hygiène et sciences du monde social -- Gouverner par la sécurité : normes et guerre.
"La sociologie historique des sciences et des techniques est, davantage qu'une discipline, une pratique et une mise en oeuvre d'un ensemble varié de méthodes historiques et sociologiques croisées. Cet ouvrage propose donc une approche méthodologique et empirique de ce segment de recherche aux riches potentialités. Deux problématiques structurent le livre. Il s'agit tout d'abord d'enquêter sur la production et la circulation des concepts dans des contextes variés (marxisme, épistémè foucaldienne). Ensuite, parce que la sociologie historique des sciences et des techniques offre une potentialité d'expressions théoriques larges, l'ouvrage avance la proposition d'une conceptualisation du rapport entre savoir et pouvoir autour d'un régime régulatoire des sciences et des techniques. Le cadrage par le droit, la professionnalisation de certaines activités savantes, les effets de la bureaucratisation et la mobilisation de valeurs spécifiques délimitent un ensemble de pratiques scientifiques et techniques déployé par et pour l'État. La mise à l'épreuve historique de ce schéma théorique permet de signaler, depuis le XVIe siècle, les grandes inflexions d'une science destinée à soutenir et organiser l'action rationnelle du pouvoir."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
270 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Going viral
  • Arrowsmith and CRISPR at the Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Ebola and the cabinet of Dr. Proust
  • Zika, kale, and calligraphy : Ricky Jay and Matthias Buchinger
  • Ike on Orlando : "Every gun is a theft"
  • Nobel on Columbus Avenue
  • Lupus and the course of empire
  • Grouch on the gridiron
  • Apply directly to forehead : Holmes, Zola, and hennapecia
  • Science fictions
  • Swift-boating Darwin : alternative and complementary science
  • Spinal irritation and the failure of nerve
  • Galton's prayer
  • Dr. Doyle and the case of the guilty gene
  • Two for the road
  • Swift-boating "America the beautiful" : Katherine Lee Bates and a Boston marriage
  • Alice James and rheumatic gout
  • Free radicals can kill you : Lavoisier and the oxygen revolution
  • Dr. Blackwell returns from London
  • Call me Madame
  • Beside the golden door
  • Welcome to America : Einstein's letter to the Dean
  • Modernism and the hippocampus : Kandel's Vienna
  • A taste of the oyster : Jan Vilcek's Love and science
  • Richard Dawkins lights a Brief candle in the dark
  • Eugenics and the immigrant : Rosalyn Yalow
  • Cortisone and the burning cross
  • Ave atque vale
  • Lewis Thomas and the two cultures.
"Oliver Sacks, Richard Selzer, Lewis Thomas . . . Weissmann is in this noble tradition." Â Los Angeles Times "[Weissmann] is a man of wide culture, a captivating and graceful writer." Â New Yorker "[Weissmann] bridges the space between science and the humanities, and particularly between medicine and the muses, with wit, erudition, and, most important, wisdom." Â Adam Gopnik "An absolutely first-rate writer." Â Kurt Vonnegut "Dr. Weissmann's juggling with the balls of global politics, biology, medicine, and culture in the framework of history is breathtaking." Â Bengt Samuelsson, Nobel Laureate and former chairman of the Nobel Foundation In this diverting collection of essays, Gerald Weissmann looks back at the past few decades of his long career working at the intersection of the arts and sciences. The Fevers of Reason features some of his best and most representative works, alongside ten new essays that have never before been published in book form. Masterfully drawing from an array of subject areas and time periods, he tackles everything from Ebola to Eisenhower, Zika to Zola, Darwin to Dawkins, and once again shows that he is one of the most important voices in humanistic science writing today. Gerald Weissmann is a physician, scientist, editor, and essayist whose collections include Epigenetics in the Age of Twitter, Mortal and Immortal DNA, and Galileo's Gout. He is professor emeritus and research professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, and his essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications worldwide. He lives in Manhattan and Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781942658320 20180416
Green Library
xvi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • List of figures Introduction 1. Learning from our mistakes 2. A matter of trial and error 3. Images of science 4. 88.6 percent of all statistics are all made up 5. Living in different worlds 6. The bankruptcy of science 7. Deus ex machina Epilogue Dramatis Personae Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350007284 20180319
When Galileo dropped cannon-balls from the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, he did more than overturn centuries of scientific orthodoxy. At a stroke, he established a new conception of the scientific method based upon careful experimentation and rigorous observation - and also laid the groundwork for an ongoing conflict between the critical open-mindedness of science and the recalcitrant dogmatism of religion that would continue to the modern day. The problem is that Galileo never performed his most celebrated experiment in Pisa. In fact, he rarely conducted any experiments at all. The Church publicly celebrated his work, and Galileo enjoyed patronage from the great and the powerful; his ecclesiastical difficulties only began when disgruntled colleagues launched a campaign to discredit their academic rival. But what does this tell us about modern science if its own foundation myth turns out to be nothing more than political propaganda? Getting Science Wrong discusses some of the most popular misconceptions about science, and their continuing role in the public imagination. Drawing upon the history and philosophy of science it challenges wide-spread assumptions and misunderstandings, from creationism and climate change to the use of statistics and computer modelling. The result is an engaging introduction to contentious issues in the philosophy of science and a new way of looking at the role of science in society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350007284 20180319
Green Library
308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
26 PDFs (xxi, 298 pages)
  • Chapter 1. Association between information literacy and growth of scientific literature
  • Chapter 2. Open educational resources and scientific literature: Indian perspective
  • Chapter 3. Health information systems and their usefulness among the women folk of Kanyakumari District, India
  • Chapter 4. How to design and frame a questionnaire
  • Chapter 5. Role of bibliographical databases in measuring information: a conceptual view
  • Chapter 6. Information needs and use pattern of educationists: a citation study based on masters dissertations in education
  • Chapter 7. Visualizing zika virus research literature through bibliometric mapping
  • Chapter 8. Research trends in forensic sciences: a scientometric approach
  • Chapter 9. Dynamics of Indian forensic science research
  • Chapter 10. Scientograph-based visualization of computer forensics research literature
  • Chapter 11. The scientific communication process in homoeopathic toxicology: an evaluative study
  • Chapter 12. A scientometric profile of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) based on scopus database
  • Chapter 13. Research contributions on nephrology during 20102015: a scientometric approach
  • Chapter 14. Authorship pattern and collaborative research productivity of Asian journal of dairy and food research during the year 2011 to 2015
  • Chapter 15. The concepts of academic humility and seniority in scholarship: a critique of research traditions in Nigerian universities.
Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Innovations in Measuring and Evaluating Scientific Information provides emerging research on the theoretical base of scientific research and information literacy. While highlighting topics, such as bibliographical databases, forensic research, and trend analysis, this book explores visualization tools, software, and techniques for science mapping and scientific literature. This book is an important resource for scientific researchers, policy makers, research funding agencies, and students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522534570 20180423
1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file. PDF.
Stanford Libraries
169 pages ; 23 cm
  • La science est un voyage -- Émilie, Voltaire et Newton -- De Galilée à Rosetta -- Vers la conquête de l'espace -- A la recherche de ce que l'on ne voit pas -- L'émergence de l'atome -- La guerre des idées -- L'atome dévoilé -- Avogadro: le législateur des molécules -- L'hypothèse d'Avogadro -- Le nombre d'Avogadro -- Les molécules en mouvement -- La mesure du nombre d'Avogadro -- Masse et quantité de matière -- Sur le chemin du vivant -- A la recherche du temps -- Difficulté à définir le temps -- Le mètre et la seconde -- Un mètre révolutionnaire -- La seconde -- La quête de la précision -- "Nano" -- Le mythe et le préfixe -- Le phonautographe ou l'écriture anachronique du son -- "La parole s'écrivant d'elle-même" -- La restitution de la plus ancienne voix humaine -- Le temps de penser.
"Depuis des millénaires, l'irrésistible envie de savoir nous entraîne sur les chemins de la connaissance. Physicienne de renommée internationale, Catherine Bréchignac convie le lecteur à rencontrer la démarche scientifique et à en saisir les fondements. L'auteur partage la passion, les doutes et le cheminement intellectuel des bâtisseurs de science. D'Archimède à Marie Curie, certains y sont attendus, d'autres, oubliés ou méconnus, surgissent : le juriste Avogadro part à la recherche d'un nombre faramineux, Scott de Martinville réalise le premier enregi1rement de la voix humaine. Magnifique hommage à ceux qui font la science, l'ouvrage nous raconte ce face-à-face permanent avec l'inconnu qui se révèle ou se dérobe, et qui nous incite à avancer au-delà de ce que nous savons. L'aventure ne cesse de recommencer..."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Table of contents ã Introduction ã Giants in Science ã 1.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã John Angus Campbellã ã ã ã Charles Darwin: Rhetorician of Science ã 2.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Alan G. Grossã ã ã ã ã ã On the Shoulders of Giants: Seventeenth-Century Optics as an Argument Field ã 3.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã S. Michael Halloranã ã ã ã The Birth of Molecular Biology: An Essay in the Rhetorical Criticism of Scientific Discourse ã 4.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã James Wynnã ã ã ã Alone in the Garden: How Gregor Mendel's inattention to audience may have affected the reception of his theory of inheritance in Experiments in Plant Hybridization ã Conflict in Science ã 5.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Jeanne Fahnestockã ã ã ã Arguing in Different Forums: The Bering Crossover Controversy ã 6.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã John Lyne and Henry F. Howeã ã ã ã Punctuated Equilibria": Rhetorical Dynamics of a Scientific Controversy ã 7.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Lawrence J. Prelliã ã ã ã The Rhetorical Construction of Scientific Ethos 8.ã ã ã ã ã ã Leah Ceccarelli Manufactured Scientific Controversy: Science, Rhetoric, and Public Debate ã Public Science ã 9.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Richard M. Weaverã ã ã ã ã Dialectic and Rhetoric at Dayton, Tennessee ã 10.ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã Craig Waddellã ã ã ã ã The Role of Pathos in the Decision-Making Process: A Study in the Rhetoric of Science Policy ã 11.ã ã ã ã ã ã Carol Reevesã ã ã ã ã Owning a Virus:ã The Rhetoric of Scientific Discovery Accounts ã 12.ã ã ã ã ã ã Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher [formerlyã Kelly] and Carolyn R. Miller Intersections: Scientific and Parascientific Communication on the Internet ã Writing Science ã 13.ã ã ã ã ã ã Charles Bazermanã ã ã ã ã Reporting the Experiment: The Changing Account of Scientific Doings in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1665-1800 ã 14.ã ã ã ã ã ã Greg Myersã ã ã ã Text as Knowledge Claims: The Social Construction of Two Biology Articles ã 15.ã ã ã ã ã ã Michelle Sidler The Chemistry Liveblogging Event.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138695894 20180122
Now in its Second Edition, Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies presents fifteen iconic essays in science studies, rhetorical criticism, and argumentation. Integral to the launch of the Landmark Essays series and renowned for its impact on the then-nascent field of rhetoric of science, this volume returns with a revised introduction and updated contributions to the field, including the work of Leah Ceccarelli, James Wynn, Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, and Carolyn R. Miller.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138695894 20180122
Green Library
123 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
Green Library
xii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Alexander von Humboldt was the most admired scientist of his day. But the achievements for which he was most celebrated in his lifetime always fell short of perfection. When he climbed the Chimborazo, then believed to be the highest mountain in the world, he did not quite reach the top; he established the existence of the Casiquiare canal, between the great water systems of the Orinoco and the Amazon, but this had been well known to local people; and his magisterial work, Cosmos, was left unfinished. This was no coincidence. Humboldt's pursuit of an all-encompassing, immersive approach to science was a way of finding limits: of nature and of the scientist's own self. A Longing for Wide and Unknown Things portrays a scientific life lived in the era of German Romanticism -- a time of radical change, where the focus on the individual placed a new value on feeling, and the pursuit of personal desires. As Humboldt himself admitted, he 'would have sailed to the remotest South Seas, even if it hadn't fulfilled any scientific purpose whatever'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849048903 20180319
Green Library