1 online resource.
  • Foreword; Acknowledgements; Contents; Editors and Contributors; 1 Introduction: When Science Meets the Public-Bridging the Gap; Abstract; Introduction; Content of This Book; References; The Big Picture: Communicating Science to Win the Hearts and Minds; 2 Responsibilities of Science, Responsive to Society: A New Dialogue; Abstract; Responses of Science Communication Experts; References; The Indian Landscape of Communicating Science and Technology; 3 India's Maiden Mission to Mars: Many Firsts and Some Missed Opportunities in ISRO's Efforts at Public Outreach and Communications; Abstract
  • More on Mangalyaan and Its ContextFurther Reading; 4 Challenges in Communicating about Defence Research: Insight into Defence Research and Development Organisation's Media Strategy; Abstract; DRDO: Genesis and Journey to Success; Distorted Image and Visibility in Public Domain; The NCAER Study; DRDO's Image: The Gaps in Perception; Communication Strategy; Communicating through Media: Challenges and Opportunities; Case Study 1: MBT Arjun-Image Transformation; Case Study 2: Vibrant Coverage and Global Message; Impact on Organisation and Its Performance; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References
  • 5 Communicating Issues Related to Land and Natural ResourcesAbstract; Introduction; Diversion of Public Lands in Challakere; Tata Nano Project in West Bengal; The Odisha Mining Case; What Do the Case Studies Reveal?; How to Ensure Transparency and Adequate Flow of Information?; Conclusion; References; 6 The Art and Science of Communicating Risks of Natural Hazards; Abstract; Introduction; Risk Communication; Purposes of Risk Communication; Principles of Risk Communication; Key Elements of Risk Communication; Stakeholders; Communication; Message; Benefits and Barriers of Risk Communication
  • BenefitsBarriers; Risk; Vulnerability; Natural Hazards; Early Warning; Case Study: Risk Communication of Cyclonic Storms; Improved Observing and Forecasting Systems; Uttarakhand Disaster versus Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Phialin; New Challenge in Risk Communication: Climate Change Risks; Summary; Acknowledgements; Further Readings; 7 The Challenges of Earthquake Risk Communication to Public; Abstract; Introduction; Earthquake Hazards in India; Earthquake Risks; Communicating Earthquake Risk in India; Why Now?; Recommendations to Bolster Science Communication; Acknowledgements; References
  • 8 The Queer Case of Communicating Risks Associated with Use of Mobile Phones and Neighborhood Mobile Towers: Are People Contracting More Brain Cancers?Abstract; Introduction; Cell Tower/Phone Radiation Standards; Availability of Information; Reasons for the Spread of Health Concerns; Cell Tower/Phone Radiation and Cancer and Other Effects; Findings of International Agency for Research on Cancer; Coffee, Pickled Vegetables, Carbon Black (Carbon Paper) and so on Are also Class 2B Carcinogens; Final Status; Cell Tower Radiation and Cancer Clusters; Hypersensitivity to Electromagnetic Radiation
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xiv, 137 pages ; 23 cm
  • Summary
  • Using science to improve science communication
  • The complexities of communicating science
  • The nature of science-related public controversies
  • Communicating science in a complex, competitive communication environment
  • Building the knowledge base for effective science communication
  • References
  • Appendix A: Agendas of public meetings
  • Appendix B: Biographical sketches of Committee members and staff.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
vii, 476 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Einleitung
  • Das Forschungsfeld Wissenschaftskommunikation / Heinz Bonfadelli, Birte Fähnrich, Corinna Lüthje, Jutta Milde, Markus Rhomberg und Mike S. Schäfer
  • Historische und theoretische Grundlagen
  • Kritische Beobachtungen zur Geschichte der Wissenschaftskommunikation / Martin W. Bauer
  • Gesellschaftstheorien in der Wissenschaftskommunikation / Alexander Görke und Markus Rhomberg
  • Organisationstheoretische Perspektiven auf die Wissenschaftskommunikation / Simone Rödder
  • Handlungstheoretische Perspektiven auf die Wissenschaftskommunikation / Heinz Bonfadelli
  • Kommunikation in der Wissenschaft
  • Interne informelle Wissenschaftskommunikation / Corinna Lüthje
  • Formale wissenschaftliche Kommunikation / Niels Taubert
  • Kommunikation aus der Wissenschaft
  • Strategische Wissenschaftskommunikation / Juliana Raupp
  • Wissenschaftsevents zwischen Popularisierung, Engagement und Partizipation / Birte Fähnrich
  • Kommunikation zwischen Wissenschaft und Politik / Ortwin Renn
  • Wissenschafts- und forschungsbezogene Kommunikation im Wirtschaftskontext / Ulrike Röttger
  • Kommunikation über die Wissenschaft
  • Wissenschaftsjournalismus / Bernd Blöbaum
  • Wissenschaft und Populärkultur / Joachim Allgaier
  • Rezeption und Wirkung öffentlicher Wissenschaftskommunikation / Julia Metag
  • Wissenschaftskommunikation Online / Mike S. Schäfer
  • Themenbereiche der Wissenschaftskommunikation
  • Katastrophen- und Risikokommunikation / Georg Ruhrmann und Lars Guenther
  • Umwelt- und Klimawandelkommunikation / Mike S. Schäfer und Heinz Bonfadelli
  • Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation / Imke Hoppe und Jens Wölling
  • Medizin- und Gesundheitskommunikation / Constanze Rossmann und Lisa Meyer
  • Schlüsseltechnologien in der öffentlichen Kommunikation / Jutta Milde
  • Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften im öffentlichen Diskurs / Andreas M. Scheu und Anna-Maria Volpers
  • Praxis- und Forschungsperspektiven
  • Forschungsperspektiven der Wissenschaftskommunikation / Markus Rhomberg
  • Vom Public Understanding of Science zum Public Understanding of Journalism / Holger Wormer
  • Wissenschaftskommunikation in vernetzten Öffentlichkeiten / Carsten Könneker.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements vii Editorial Principles ix List of Illustrations x Introduction: Aims, Sources and Methodology 1 Part 1 Lomazzo and Milan 1 The Artist and the Traveller 17 2 Spaces and Institutions 37 3 Art and Grotesque 63 Part 2 Color, Perspective and Anatomy The Treatise: A Short Introduction 77 4 Lomazzo's Colors 85 5 Acutissima e La Prospettiva 128 6 The Study of the Body 174 General Conclusions 211 APPENDICES 1 Contract between Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo and Giulio Claro, Reggente in Milan, dated 1561 221 2 L'interogaciglion ch'o s'han da fa dar gran Scansciere pos ra gneregada a col ch'o vur intro in dra Vall de Bregn 223 3 Difinicione della tavola sopra detta 224 4 Straducc dra vall de Bregn 226 5 Inventory 24th January 1604, doc. B, notary Benedetto Coerezio, f. 20578 227 6 Inventory, 11th November 1611, Fondo Litta, carte 32 229 7 Libro III Del Colore (1584) 230 8 a. Paduan Manuscript (Merrifield, pp. 648-717), Ricette per fare ogni sorte di colori (Chap. I- De colori in generale, e di quali materie si componghino) 231 8 b. Lomazzo, IV chapter of III book of the Trattato, Quali siano le materie nelle quali si trovino i colori 231 Bibliography 233 Index of Names 250.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004330252 20170117
Tramelli considers three main areas of Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo's studies: color, perspective and anatomy, investigating the types of theoretical and practical knowledge on these subjects conveyed in the Trattato dell'Arte della Pittura and how the context of Milan at the end of the sixteenth century shaped the material gathered in Lomazzo's books.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004330252 20170117
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (95 pages)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Preliminary considerations
  • 3. Organizing your presentation
  • 4. Making a formal oral presentation
  • 5. Giving a poster presentation
  • Appendices.
"Presenting an Effective and Dynamic Technical Paper: A Guidebook for Novice and Experienced Speakers in a Multicultural World is intended for inexperienced speakers as well as those aspiring to improve their communication skills in making either formal or informal presentations on a technical subject. The book focuses on how to make presentations to a cross-cultural audience, including such tactics as how to list the names of the co-authors on your presentation, how to handle eye contact and use humor, both of which can differ across the global spectrum of cultures. The cross-cultural focus of this book relates not only to the audience, but also to the speaker. This book also includes helpful tips for non-native English speakers. Discusses best practices in putting together an effective talk ; Focuses on leveraging the speaker's existing skillsets to develop the delivery style that works best for that individual ; Features one-page quick reference guides for giving both formal oral and informal poster presentations ; Addresses cross-cultural communication, as well as particular concerns for non-native English speakers ; Includes a companion site with tools and video examples of formal and informal presentations for further self-guidance"--Provided by publisher.
xxii, 746 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Scientific writing basics : style and composition
  • Planning and laying the foundation
  • Manuscripts : research papers and review articles
  • Grant proposals
  • Posters and presentations
  • Job applications.
"Covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and to master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and résumés and to preparing academic presentations and posters."--Page 4 of cover.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxii, 746 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations, Third Edition, covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and master in order to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basic principles of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes, as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces basic writing mechanics before moving into manuscript planning and organizational strategies. Extensive hands-on guidance for composing scientific documents and presentations then follows. Relevant and multidisciplinary examples selected from real research papers and grant proposals by writers ranging from students to Nobel Laureates illustrate clear technical writing and common mistakes that one should avoid. Annotated text passages bring the writing principles and guidelines to life by applying them to real-world, relevant, and multidisciplinary examples. Extensive end-of-chapter exercise sets provide the opportunity to review style and composition principles and encourage readers to apply them to their own writing. Writing guidelines and revision checklists warn scientists against common pitfalls and equip them with the most successful techniques to revise a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. The book's clear, easy-to-follow writing style appeals to both native and non-native English speakers; special ESL features also point out difficulties experienced primarily by non-native speakers. Tables and lists of sample sentences and phrases aid in composing different sections of a scientific paper, review article, or grant proposal. Thorough attention to research articles advises readers on composing successful manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals from initial drafting to the response to reviewers. Comprehensive coverage of grant writing guides scientists through the entire process of applying for a grant, from the initial letter of inquiry to proposal revision and submission.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190278540 20170227
Engineering Library (Terman), Science Library (Li and Ma)
ENGR-202W-01, ENGR-202W-02
xi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: The Communicative Functions of Silence in Science Part 1: Choosing Silence 1. 'He Didn't Go Round the Conference Circuit Talking About It': Oral Histories of Joseph Farman and the Ozone Hole (Paul Merchant) 2. Dawin's Silence: An Anatomy of Quietude (Stephen Webster) 3. 'Tired with this Subject...': Issac Newton on Publishing and the Ideal Natural Philosopher (Cornelis J. Schilt) 4. Engineers at the Patient's Bedside: The Case of Silence in Inter-institutional Educational Innovation (Nick Verouden, Maarten C.A. van der Sanden and Noelle M.N.C . Aarts) Part 2: Cultures of Silence 5. Talking About Secrets: The Hanford Nuclear Facility and News Reporting of Silence, 1945-1989 (Daniele Macuglia) 6. Silence and Selection: The 'Trick' Cyclist at the War Office Selection Boards (Alice White) 7. The Silenced Subject: Oral History and the Experience of Cancer Research (Catriona Gilmour Hamilton) 8. Reconstructing Ancient Thought- The Case of Ancient Egyptian Mathematics (Elizabeth Hind) 9. The (non)-conveying of the Experiential in Scientific Accounts of Buddhist Meditation (Brian Rappert, Catelijne Coopmans and Giovanna Colombetti) Part 3: Silences in the Public Sphere 10. The Silent Introduction of Synthetic Dyestuffs into Nineteenth Century Food (Carolyn Cobbold) 11. Having It All: Ownership in Open Science (Ann Grand) 12. Shocking Silences: The Management and Distribution of Silences Around TASER(TM) (Abi Dymond) 13. 'An Outcry of Silences': Charles Hoy Fort and the Uncanny Voices of Science (Charlotte Sleigh).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472459978 20161213
Over the last half century scholars from a range of disciplines have attempted to theorise silence. Naively we tend to think of silence negatively, as a lack, an emptiness. Yet silence studies shows that silence is more than mere absence. All speech incorporates silence, not only in the gaps between words or the pauses that facilitate turn taking, but in the omissions that result from the necessary selectivity of communicative acts. Thus silence is significant in and of itself; it is a sign that has socially-constructed (albeit context -dependent and ambiguous) meanings. To date, studies of science communication have focussed on what is said rather than what is not said. They have highlighted the content of communication rather than its form, and have largely ignored the gaps, pauses and lacunae that are an essential, and meaningful, part of any communicative act. Both the sociology of science and the history of science have also failed to highlight the varied functions of silence in the practice of science, despite interests in tacit knowledge and cultures of secrecy. Through a range of case studies from historical and contemporary situations, this volume draws attention to the significance of silence, its different qualities and uses, and the nature, function and meaning of silence for science and technology studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472459978 20161213
Green Library
xii, 281 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Scientific arguments--and indeed arguments in most disciplines--depend on visuals and other nontextual elements; however, most models of argumentation typically neglect these important resources. In Assembling Arguments, Jonathan Buehl offers a concentrated study of scientific argumentation that is sensitive to both the historical and theoretical possibilities of multimodal persuasion as it advances two related claims. First, rhetorical theory--when augmented with methods for reading nonverbal representations--can provide the analytical tools needed to understand and appreciate multimodal scientific arguments. Second, science--an inherently multimodal enterprise--offers ideal subjects for developing general theories of multimodal rhetoric applicable across fields. In developing these claims, Buehl offers a comprehensive account of scientific persuasion as a multimodal process and develops a simple but productive framework for analysing and teaching multimodal argumentation. Comprising five case studies, the book provides detailed treatments of argumentation in specific technological and historical contexts: argumentation before World War I, when images circulated by hand and by post; argumentation during the mid-twentieth century, when computers were beginning to bolster scientific inquiry but images remained hand-crafted products; and argumentation at the turn of the twenty-first century--an era of digital revolutions and digital fraud. Each study examines the rhetorical problems and strategies of specific scientists to investigate key issues regarding visualization and argument: * Establishing new instruments as reliable sources of visual evidence.* Creating novel arguments from reliable visual evidence.* Creating novel arguments with unreliable visual evidence.* Preserving the credibility of visualization practices.* Creating multimodal artifacts before and in the era of digital circulation.Given the growing enterprise of rhetorical studies and the field's contributions to communication practices in all disciplines, rhetoricians need a comprehensive rhetoric of science--one that accounts for the multimodal arguments that change our relation to reality. Assembling Arguments argues that such rhetoric should enable the interpretation of visual scientific arguments and improve science-writing instruction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611175615 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
vii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I: Introduction 1. Creative research communication 2. History 3. Participants Part II: Approach 4. Face-to-Face 5. Art 6. Digital 7. Social media 8. Political 9. Crowd-sourced research Part III: Conclusion 10. Impact 11. Ethics 12. Dissemination Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096518 20160808
Aimed at scholars interested in engaging the public with their research and postgraduate students exploring the practical aspects of research communication, this book provides a theoretically grounded introduction to new and emerging approaches to public engagement and research communication. Split into three sections, the reader first explores the historical approaches and current drivers for public engagement with research. Part two explores practical approaches to research engagement, from face-to-face communication in novel settings, such as festivals, through to artistic approaches, before considering new and emerging digital tools and approaches. Each practical chapter is theoretically grounded, exploring issues such as audience, interactivity, and impact. The final section explores ethical considerations in relation to public engagement as well as discussing the way that research communication fits into wider discussions about the impact of research, before concluding with a discussion around disseminating the success (or otherwise) of novel approaches to public engagement to wider groups, including public engagement practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780719096518 20160808
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
  • Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Science Communication 1.3 Summary 1.4 Study Questions 1.5 Suggested Readings 1.6 References Chapter 2: Publishing work in academic journals 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Scoping your deliverables 2.3 Choosing a journal 2.4 Writing and manuscript preparation 2.5 The peer review process 2.6 Reviewing papers 2.7 Citations and metrics - getting recognised 2.8 Summary 2.9 Study Questions 2.10 Suggested Readings 2.11 References Chapter 3: Applying for Funding 3.1 Introduction 3.2 What makes a good idea? 3.3 How to find a funding body and funding calls 3.4 What are the components of a research proposal? 3.4.1 Case for support 3.4.2 Pathway to impact 3.5 Budgeting 3.6 The funding process and peer review 3.7 Summary 3.8 Study Questions 3.9 Suggested Reading 3.10 References Chapter 4: Presenting 4.1 Introduction 4.2 A three-way approach 4.2.1 Developing your narrative 4.2.2 Understanding your audience 4.2.3 Managing yourself 4.3 Dealing with nerves 4.4 Rhetoric 4.5 Using your tools 4.6 Timings 4.7 Answering questions (and asking them) 4.8 Poster design & etiquette 4.9 Summary 4.10 Study Questions 4.11 Suggested Readings 4.12 References Chapter 5: Outreach and Public Engagement 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Nomenclature 5.3 Working with children 5.3.1 Children in a formal environment 5.3.2 Children in an informal environment 5.4 General Public 5.5 Citizen Science 5.6 Funding 5.7 Advertising 5.8 Evaluation 5.9 Training 5.10 Summary 5.11 Study Questions 5.12 References 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Why, when, and how to, engage with the media 6.3 Press releases 6.4 Constructing a narrative for mass media 6.5 Television and Radio interviews 6.6 Summary 6.7 Suggested Reading 6.8 Study Questions 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Blogs 7.3 Podcasts 7.4 Social media platforms 7.5 Twitter 7.6 Facebook 7.7 LinkedIn 7.8 YouTube 7.9 Research Gate 7.10 Others 7.11 Digital Collaborations 7.12 Summary 7.13 Study Questions 7.14 Suggested Readings Chapter 8: Other Essential Research skills 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Time management 8.3 Networking 8.4 Teamwork 8.5 Objective reflection 8.6 Mentoring 8.7 Career Planning 8.8 Open Science 8.8.1 Open Access 8.9 Integrity 8.10 Summary 8.11 Study Questions 8.12 Further Study 8.13 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
Scientists are often perceived to be poor communicators, but this can be due to a lack of formalised training at undergraduate level and beyond, rather than an innate inability to communicate. There are many areas of communication that scientists are expected to excel at; for example the writing of technical reports and scientific papers. However, even in these fields there is often very little training given to scientists, with the majority of them expected to learn on the job in a kind of peer-review trial by fire. Effective Science Communication: A practical guide to engaging as a scientist provides a concise and practical guide devoted to the myriad of ways that scientists are expected to communicate in their day-to-day lives, combining for the first time modern methods of engagement such as dealing with the modern media and professional social networking, with traditional methods of technical (and non-technical) presentation, paper-writing and proposal shaping. By offering practical and applicable advice, it provides effectual tools to develop skills to communicate with a variety of audiences in an effective and engaging manner. It includes specific examples and advice on how to apply best practice, and also focuses on teaching the underlying skills that are necessary to use the required tools; for example when demonstrating how to give effective presentations, there will be a focus on the underlying skillset (confidence, pacing, stance) that is necessary to be an effective narrator and communicator, rather than simply talking about the toolset (e.g. how to make nice PowerPoint slides). The book provides a helping hand to all scientists, but especially those beginning their career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750311717 20161031
1 online resource (iv, 36 pages) : color illustrations.
1 online resource.
  • Introduction to Graph Colouring.- Bounds and Constructive Algorithms.- Advanced Techniques for Graph Colouring.- Algorithm Case Studies.- Applications and Extensions.- Designing Seating Plans.- Designing Sports Leagues.- Designing University Timetables.- App. A, Computing Resources.- References.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319257280 20160619
This book treats graph colouring as an algorithmic problem, with a strong emphasis on practical applications. The author describes and analyses some of the best-known algorithms for colouring arbitrary graphs, focusing on whether these heuristics can provide optimal solutions in some cases; how they perform on graphs where the chromatic number is unknown; and whether they can produce better solutions than other algorithms for certain types of graphs, and why. The introductory chapters explain graph colouring, and bounds and constructive algorithms. The author then shows how advanced, modern techniques can be applied to classic real-world operational research problems such as seating plans, sports scheduling, and university timetabling. He includes many examples, suggestions for further reading, and historical notes, and the book is supplemented by a website with an online suite of downloadable code. The book will be of value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners in the areas of operations research, theoretical computer science, optimization, and computational intelligence. The reader should have elementary knowledge of sets, matrices, and enumerative combinatorics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319257280 20160619
xx, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities takes a new look at C.P. Snow's distinction between the two cultures, a distinction that provides the driving force for a book that contends that the Internet revolution has sown the seeds for transformative changes in both the sciences and the humanities. It is because of this common situation that the humanities can learn from the sciences, as well as the sciences from the humanities, in matters central to both: generating, evaluating, and communicating knowledge on the Internet. In a succession of chapters, the authors deal with the state of the art in web-based journal articles and books, web sites, peer review, and post-publication review. In the final chapter, they address the obstacles the academy and scientific organizations face in taking full advantage of the Internet: outmoded tenure and promotion procedures, the cost of open access, and restrictive patent and copyright law. They also argue that overcoming these obstacles does not require revolutionary institutional change. In their view, change must be incremental, making use of the powers and prerogatives scientific and academic organizations already have.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190465933 20160815
Green Library
viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Miles MacLeod, Rocio G. Sumillera, Jan Surman and Ekaterina Smirnova 2. Modern Science and the Spirit of Language, Literature and Philology Matthias Dorries Part 1: Language, Rhetoric and History 3. How Language Became a Tool: The Reconceptualisation of Language and the Empirical Turn in Seventeenth-Century Britain Miles MacLeod 4. The Beginnings of Scientific Terminology in Polish: Klos's Algorithmus (1538) and Grzepski's Geometria (1566) Jerzy Biniewicz 5. Language and History in the Context of the Societe des Observateurs de l'Homme (1799-1804) Martin Herrnstadt and Laurens Schlicht 6. Contested Boundaries: How Scientists Deal with Uncertainty and Ambiguity in Language Priya Venkatesan Hays Part 2: The Creation of Scientific Terminology 7. Reading Astrolabes in Medieval Hebrew Josefina Rodriguez Arribas 8. Opyt in the Social Lexicon of Modernity: The Experience/Experiment Dichotomy Ekaterina Smirnova 9. Linguistic Precision and Scientific Accuracy: Searching for the Proper Name of "Oxygen" in French, Danish and Polish Jan Surman 10. Mathematical Machines: Automating Thinking? Helena Durnova Part 3: Imagining Universal Languages 11. 17th-Century British Projects for a Universal Language and Their Reception in the Augustan Age: The Cases of John Wilkins and Jonathan Swift Rocio G. Sumillera 12. One Second Language for Mankind: The Rise and Decline of the World Auxiliary Language Movement in the Belle Epoque Markus Krajewski 13. Impacts of a Global Language on Science: Are There Disadvantages? Scott L. Montgomery.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138101050 20160619
Language is the most essential medium of scientific activity. Many historians, sociologists and science studies scholars have investigated scientific language for this reason, but only few have examined those cases where language itself has become an object of scientific discussion. Over the centuries scientists have sought to control, refine and engineer language for various epistemological, communicative and nationalistic purposes. This book seeks to explore cases in the history of science in which questions or concerns with language have bubbled to the surface in scientific discourse. This opens a window into the particular ways in which scientists have conceived of and construed language as the central medium of their activity across different cultural contexts and places, and the clashes and tensions that have manifested their many attempts to engineer it to both preserve and enrich its function. The subject of language draws out many topics that have mostly been neglected in the history of science, such as the connection between the emergence of national languages and the development of science within national settings, and allows us to connect together historical episodes from many understudied cultural and linguistic venues such as Eastern European and medieval Hebrew science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138101050 20160619
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
480 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 38 cm
A history of knowledge The best infographics from the National Geographic archives Back in the days when the information age was a distant dream and the world a more mysterious place, National Geographic began its mission to reveal the wonders of history, popular science, and culture to eager audiences around the globe. Since that 1888 launch, the world has changed; empires have risen and crumbled and a galaxy of information is today only the click of a mouse away. But National Geographic endures; its calm, authoritative voice is respected as ever amid the surfeit of data in our daily lives. In this new anthology, TASCHEN and National Geographic gather the magazine s best infographics of the past 128 years. Through seven sections History, The Planet, Being Human, Animal World, World of Plants, Science and Technology, and Space we encounter the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the mysterious origins of the Easter Island statues, Cleopatra s Alexandria and a history of Hawaiian surfboarding, all distilled in expert, accessible graphic form. We discover how our genetic patterns have been pieced together over the years or how hip-hop emerged as a cultural heavyweight; we get to grips with global warming, and explore our ever-expanding study of an ever-expanding universe. With an essay by Nigel Holmes, charting the evolution of National Geographic over the decades and its pioneering use of graphics, as well as four fold-outs mimicking original pull-outs or inserts in the magazine, the book stands as a defining record of one of the world s best-known publications as much as it is a beautifully presented repository of discovery and learning. Visualizing the histories, facts, and figures that make up our planet and our species, National Geographic Infographics is as true to the magazine s original mission as ever an anchor of knowledge and a wunderkammer of wisdom.Text in English, French, and German".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783836545952 20170206
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xiv, 317 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198758839 20160619
The problems we face in the 21st century require innovative thinking from all of us. Be it students, academics, business researchers of government policy makers. Hopes for improving our healthcare, food supply, community safety and environmental sustainability depend on the pervasive application of research solutions. The research heroes who take on the immense problems of our time face bigger than ever challenges, but if they adopt potent guiding principles and effective research lifecycle strategies, they can produce the advances that will enhance the lives of many people. These inspirational research leaders will break free from traditional thinking, disciplinary boundaries, and narrow aspirations. They will be bold innovators and engaged collaborators, who are ready to lead, yet open to new ideas, self-confident, yet empathetic to others. In this book, Ben Shneiderman recognizes the unbounded nature of human creativity, the multiplicative power of teamwork, and the catalytic effects of innovation. He reports on the growing number of initiatives to promote more integrated approaches to research so as to promote the expansion of these efforts. It is meant as a guide to students and junior researchers, as well as a manifesto for senior researchers and policy makers, challenging widely-held beliefs about how applied innovations evolve and how basic breakthroughs are made, and helping to plot the course towards tomorrow's great advancements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198758839 20160619
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (viii, 199 pages.)
Science & technology education on the one hand, and communication on the other, are, to a large extent, still separate worlds and many opportunities for synergy and cross-fertilisation are yet unused. This divide is unfortunate, since educators need communication skills and communicators often use aspects of education in their strategies. Moreover, innovation processes in both domains ask for education and communication insights and skills. Therefore, scholars and practitioners in both domains must seek connections and synergy by exchanging insights and ideas. This book discusses the shared aims of science & technology education and communication, such as science literacy and engagement, as well as common processes and challenges, such as social learning, social design and professionalisation, and assessment. Aims, processes, and challenges that inspire, enhance and deepen the education and communication synergy from a theoretical and practical side. If one reads the various chapters and reflects on them from one’s own perspective as a scholar or practitioner, the question is no longer if cross-fertilisation and synergy are needed, but when are we seriously going to take up this challenge together. This book aims to initiate the dialogue that the situation in the development of the topic requires at this point.
xiii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Here is the essential how-to guide for communicating scientific research and discoveries online, ideal for journalists, researchers, and public information officers looking to reach a wide lay audience. Drawing on the cumulative experience of twenty-seven of the greatest minds in scientific communication, this invaluable handbook targets the specific questions and concerns of the scientific community, offering help in a wide range of digital areas, including blogging, creating podcasts, tweeting, and more. With step-by-step guidance and one-stop expertise, this is the book every scientist, science writer, and practitioner needs to approach the Wild West of the Web with knowledge and confidence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300197556 20160704
Science Library (Li and Ma)
viii, 266 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Histories.- Chapter 3. Identities.- Chapter 4. The Changing Nature of Science Communication.- Chapter 5. The Changing Nature of Science.- Chapter 6. Futures.- Chapter 7. Images, Spaces and Emotions.- Chapter 8. Citizenship.- Chapter 9. Deficit and Dialogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781349699957 20170313
This book describes current practices in science communication, from citizen science to Twitter storms, and celebrates this diversity through case studies and examples. However, the authors also reflect on how scholars and practitioners can gain better insight into science communication through new analytical methods and perspectives. From science PR to the role of embodiment and materiality, some aspects of science communication have been under-studied. How can we better notice these? Science Communication provides a new synthesis for Science Communication Studies. It uses the historical literature of the field, new empirical data, and interdisciplinary thought to argue that the frames which are typically used to think about science communication often omit important features of how it is imagined and practised. It is essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners of science education, science and technology studies, museum studies, and media and communication studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781349699957 20170313
Science Library (Li and Ma)

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