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Science: general issues

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Survey Quality

Survey Quality

Author: Paul P. Biemer, Lars E. Lyberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Survey Quality presents a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the survey process, from design to implementation to data processing and analysis. Using simple, non-technical language for statisticians, survey workers, and program administrators, the authors explain how to think about survey quality, how to measure it, and how to design and implement surveys to minimize total survey error while controlling costs. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and impact of technological advancements on survey design.

From Deep Sea to Laboratory 3 From Tait's Work on the Compressibility of Water to Equations-of-State for Liquids

From Deep Sea to Laboratory 3 From Tait's Work on the Compressibility of Water to Equations-of-State for Liquids

Author: Frederic Aitken, Jean-Numa Foulc Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/12/2019

The scientific expedition of H.M.S. Challenger in the 1870s marks the starting point of physical oceanography. This ship traveled the seas of the globe pursuing a dual objective: to conduct an in-depth study of animal life and to observe the physical properties of ocean waters. Volume 3 focuses on measurements and modeling of liquid compressibility. Based on the work initiated by the physicist Peter Tait, a detailed presentation of liquid equations-of-state is proposed. The physical interpretation of the parameters of these equations is discussed, leading to a description of the structure of liquid media. From Deep Sea to Laboratory is available in three volumes for curious readers drawn to travel, history and science. Students, researchers and teachers of physics, fluid mechanics and oceanography will find material to deepen their knowledge.

Find Your Path Unconventional Lessons from 36 Leading Scientists and Engineers

Find Your Path Unconventional Lessons from 36 Leading Scientists and Engineers

Author: Daniel (Director, Hertz Foundation) Goodman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Scientists offer personal accounts of the challenges, struggles, successes, U-turns, and satisfactions encountered in their careers in industry, academia, and government. This insightful book offers essential life and career lessons for newly minted STEM graduates and those seeking a career change. Thirty-six leading scientists and engineers (including two Nobel Prize winners) describe the challenges, struggles, successes, satisfactions, and U-turns encountered as they established their careers. Readers learn that there are professional possibilities beyond academia, as contributors describe the paths that took them into private industry and government as well as to college and university campuses. They discuss their varying preferences for solitary research or collaborative teamwork; their attempts to achieve work-life balance; and unplanned changes in direction that resulted in a more satisfying career. Women describe confronting overt sexism and institutional gender bias; scientists of color describe the experience of being outsiders in their field. One scientist moves from startup to startup, enjoying a career of serial challenges; another spends decades at one university; another has worked in academia, industry, and government. Some followed in the footsteps of parents; others were the first in their family to go to college. Many have changed fields, switched subjects, or left established organizations for something new. Taken together, these essays make it clear that there is not one path to a profession in science, but many. Contributors Stephon Alexander, Norman Augustine, Wanda Austin, Kimberly Budil, Wendy Cieslak, Jay Davis, Tamara Doering, Stephen Fantone, Kathleen Fisher, David Galas, Kathy Gisser, Sandra Glucksmann, Daniel Goodman, Renee Horton, Richard Lethin, Christopher Loose, John Mather, Richard Miles, Paul Nielsen, Michael O'Hanlon, Deirdre Olynick, Jennifer Park, Ellen Pawlikowski, Ethan Perlstein, Richard Post, William Press, Beth Reid, Jennifer Roberts, Jessica Seeliger, David Spergel, Ellen Stofan, Daniel Theobald, Shirley Tilghman, Jami Valentine, Z. Jane Wang, Rainer Weiss

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Author: Lisa Harvey-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Good science writing makes you feel. It makes you delight in the discovery of a black hole munching on a star, laugh at the image of aliens puzzling over golf balls on the Moon, wonder at the mystery of the Spanish influenza's deadly rampage, grieve for baby shearwater chicks dying with plastic-filled stomachs, rage at the loss of the Great Barrier Reef and cheer for the clitoris' long-overdue scientific debut. This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, colourful, insightful and brilliant news, feature, essay and poetry writing from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and breadth of science, revealing how a ceramic artist is helping to save the handfish, what is so dangerous about the hype around artificial intelligence and whether too much exercise is bad for the heart. It makes us think, feel and hopefully act.

Enjoy Your Science Meeting!: A Practical Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Attending Scientific Conferences

Enjoy Your Science Meeting!: A Practical Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Attending Scientific Conferences

Author: Richard C (Imperial College London, Uk) Thompson, Elizabeth M (Univ College London, Uk) Fisher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2019

The book provides a practical and readable guide to getting the most out of attending a scientific conference. The topics covered include writing an abstract, preparing and presenting a poster or talk, chairing a session, making good use of poster and oral sessions, and networking. Also included is practical advice on registering for a conference and planning travel. Aimed primarily at PhD students who are attending their first conference, it is also relevant to junior postdoctoral scientists.Different types of scientific conferences are discussed, together with their distinct roles in the development of a scientific career. After reading this book, a student or postdoc will be in a better position to make an effective presentation of their work at a conference and to achieve the maximum benefit from attending the conference, including promoting their work, learning about the latest developments and getting to know the key players in their field.

Enjoy Your Science Meeting!: A Practical Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Attending Scientific Conferences

Enjoy Your Science Meeting!: A Practical Guide To Getting The Most Out Of Attending Scientific Conferences

The book provides a practical and readable guide to getting the most out of attending a scientific conference. The topics covered include writing an abstract, preparing and presenting a poster or talk, chairing a session, making good use of poster and oral sessions, and networking. Also included is practical advice on registering for a conference and planning travel. Aimed primarily at PhD students who are attending their first conference, it is also relevant to junior postdoctoral scientists.Different types of scientific conferences are discussed, together with their distinct roles in the development of a scientific career. After reading this book, a student or postdoc will be in a better position to make an effective presentation of their work at a conference and to achieve the maximum benefit from attending the conference, including promoting their work, learning about the latest developments and getting to know the key players in their field.

Mathematical Brainteasers with Surprising Solutions

Mathematical Brainteasers with Surprising Solutions

Author: Owen O'Shea, Colm Mulcahy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2019

The Science of Monsters The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures

The Science of Monsters The Truth about Zombies, Witches, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Legendary Creatures

Author: Meg Hafdahl, Kelly Florence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

A must-have for any fan of horror and fantasy movies-Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining (Stephen King), and so many more! If you love film that scares, and want to believe that zombies, vampires, and other deadly and terrifying creatures could be real, let Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, the women behind the Horror Rewind podcast called the best horror film podcast out there by Film Daddy, take you to the world where horror and science meet. How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead? Are there instances of shape shifting in nature like in The Wolf Man? What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger? Is there scientific data supporting ghost detection like the tools used in Poltergeist? What is the psychological drive that compels cannibals like Hannibal Lecter? How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960? How are subliminal messages related to propaganda or brainwashing like in The Ring? What would the scientific explanation be for witches possessing people like in Carrie? Was The Blair Witch Project based on any real or imagined creature that came before? And so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence revisit the films from their childhood to discover the science behind the fear. Join Kelly and Meg as they unravel the medical mysteries and scientific marvels that inspired the creation of famous monsters like Nosferatu, Norman Bates, Dracula, Frankenstein, and many more. An approachable and frightfully fun examination of what goes bump in the night, The Science of Monsters will thrill every horror fan.

Photosynthesis, Productivity, and Environmental Stress

Photosynthesis, Productivity, and Environmental Stress

Author: Parvaiz Ahmad Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2019

A guide to environmental fluctuations that examines photosynthesis under both controlled and stressed conditions Photosynthesis, Productivity and Environmental Stress is a much-needed guide that explores the topics related to photosynthesis (both terrestrial and aquatic) and puts the focus on the basic effect of environmental fluctuations. The authors-noted experts on the topic-discuss photosynthesis under both controlled and stressed conditions and review new techniques for mitigating stressors including methods such as transgeneics, proteomics, genomics, ionomics, metabolomics, micromics, and more. In order to feed our burgeoning world population, it is vital that we must increase food production. Photosynthesis is directly related to plant growth and crop production and any fluctuation in the photosynthetic activity imposes great threat to crop productivity. Due to the environmental fluctuations plants are often exposed to the different environmental stresses that cause decreased photosynthetic rate and problems in the plant growth and development. This important book addresses this topic and: Covers topics related to terrestrial and aquatic photosynthesis Highlights the basic effect of environmental fluctuations Explores common stressors such as drought, salinity, alkalinity, temperature, UV-radiations, oxygen deficiency, and more Contains methods and techniques for improving photosynthetic efficiency for greater crop yield Written for biologists and environmentalists, Photosynthesis, Productivity and Environmental Stress offers an overview of the stressors affecting photosynthesis and includes possible solutions for improved crop production.

Facing hydrometeorological extremes a governance issue

Facing hydrometeorological extremes a governance issue

Author: Isabelle la Jeunesse, Corinne Larrue Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2019

Provides an understanding of the relationship between social-ecological systems and multilevel governance so that readers can properly deal with hydrometeorological extreme events and hazards Based on field investigations from EU research projects, this book is the first to devote itself to scientific and policy-related knowledge concerning climate change-induced extreme events. It depicts national and international strategies, as well as tools used to improve multilevel governance for the management of hydrometeorological risks. It also demonstrates how these strategies play out over different scales of the decision-making processes. Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events: A Governance Issue offers comprehensive coverage of such events as floods, droughts, coastal storms, and wind storms. It showcases real-life success stories of multilevel governance and highlights the individuals involved and the resources mobilized in the decision-making processes. The book starts by presenting a synthesis of hydrometeorological extreme events and their impacts on society. It then demonstrates how societies are organizing themselves to face these extreme events, focusing on the strategies of integration of risk management in governance and public policy. In addition, it includes the results of several EU-funded projects such as CLIMB, STARFLOOD, and INTERREG IVB project DROP. The first book dedicated to hydrometeorological extreme events governance based on field investigations from EU research projects Offers a multi-hazards approach--mixing policy, governance, and field investigations' main outputs Features the results of EU-funded projects addressing hydrometeorological extreme events Part of the Hydrometeorological Extreme Events series Facing Hydrometeorological Extreme Events is an ideal book for upper-graduate students, postgraduates, researchers, scientists, and policy-makers working in the field.

Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an Astrophysicist

Author: Neil (American Museum of Natural History) deGrasse Tyson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world's largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 101 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tyson's 2017 bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Tyson's most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson's quest to explore our place in the cosmos.