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Science: general issues

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The Irrational Ape Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

The Irrational Ape Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

Author: David Robert Grimes Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Why flawed logic puts us all at risk, and how critical thinking can save the world. It may seem a big claim, but knowing how to think clearly and critically has literally helped save the world. In September 1983, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union's early warning system showed five US missiles heading towards the country. Stanislaw Petrov knew his duty: he was to inform Moscow that nuclear war had begun, so that they could launch an immediate and devastating response. Instead, he made a call to say the system was faulty. He'd assessed the situation and reasoned that an error was more likely than such a limited attack. We may not have to save the planet from nuclear annihilation, of course, but our ability to think critically has never been more important. In a world where fake news, mistrust of experts, prejudice and ignorance all too often hold sway, we can all too easily be misled. We live in an era where access to all the knowledge in the world is at our fingertips, yet that also means misinformation and falsehoods can spread further and faster than ever before. In The Irrational Ape, David Robert Grimes shows how we can be lured into making critical mistakes or drawing false conclusions, and how to avoid such errors. Given the power of modern science and the way that movements can unite to protest a cause via social media, we are in dangerous times. But fortunately, we can learn from our mistakes, and by critical thinking and scientific method we can discover how to apply these techniques to everything from deciding what insurance to buy to averting global disaster. This book, packed with fascinating case studies and examples, helps ensure we are ready for the modern world.

The Irrational Ape Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

The Irrational Ape Why Flawed Logic Puts us all at Risk and How Critical Thinking Can Save the World

Author: David Robert Grimes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Why flawed logic puts us all at risk, and how critical thinking can save the world. It may seem a big claim, but knowing how to think clearly and critically has literally helped save the world. In September 1983, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union's early warning system showed five US missiles heading towards the country. Stanislaw Petrov knew his duty: he was to inform Moscow that nuclear war had begun, so that they could launch an immediate and devastating response. Instead, he made a call to say the system was faulty. He'd assessed the situation and reasoned that an error was more likely than such a limited attack. We may not have to save the planet from nuclear annihilation, of course, but our ability to think critically has never been more important. In a world where fake news, mistrust of experts, prejudice and ignorance all too often hold sway, we can all too easily be misled. We live in an era where access to all the knowledge in the world is at our fingertips, yet that also means misinformation and falsehoods can spread further and faster than ever before. In The Irrational Ape, David Robert Grimes shows how we can be lured into making critical mistakes or drawing false conclusions, and how to avoid such errors. Given the power of modern science and the way that movements can unite to protest a cause via social media, we are in dangerous times. But fortunately, we can learn from our mistakes, and by critical thinking and scientific method we can discover how to apply these techniques to everything from deciding what insurance to buy to averting global disaster. This book, packed with fascinating case studies and examples, helps ensure we are ready for the modern world.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2020 Elite Student Edition

5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2020 Elite Student Edition

Author: Mark Anestis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2019

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Get ready to ace your AP Biology Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide Teacher-Recommended andExpert-Reviewed! 5 Steps to a 5: AP Biology 2020 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and includes online help, 6 full-length practice tests (3 in the book and 3 online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the 5 Minutes to a 5 section, you'll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! Your Perfect Plan for thePerfect Score Includes: * 5 Minutes to a 5 section - concise activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-to-day study format*Access to the entire Cross Platform Prep Course in Biology 2020*6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online)*Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness*Flashcards, games, social media support, and more

Facing hydrometeorological extremes a governance issue

Facing hydrometeorological extremes a governance issue

Author: Isabelle La Jeunesse, Corinne Larrue Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2019

This book will first present a synthesis of hydrometeorological extreme events and their impacts on society; it will then show how societies are organizing themselves to face these extreme events. It will focus on the strategies of integration of risk management in governance and public policy. Theory will be systematically illustrated by real-life success stories of multilevel governance. The book will focus on several governance dimensions: individuals involved in extreme events at various decision-making systems, strategies and policy instruments, and also the resources mobilized in decision-making processes. Global initiatives such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March 2015 will be referenced; as well as supporting a vision of possibilities as developed by the working group on climate change of the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive. This book is unique because it focuses on success stories of multilevel governance decision-making processes for managing hydro-meteorological extreme events at catchment scales. It will include the results of several EU-funded projects addressing hydrometeorological extreme events such as CLIMB, STARFLOOD and INTERREG IVB project DROP. This will be the first book dedicated to hydrometeorological extreme events governance based on field investigations from EU research projects, and the first to deal with multi-hazards (different types of hydrometeorological hazards), mixing policy, governance and field investigations' main outputs, in a single volume. Previously published books have dealt with specific hazards, e.g. floods, droughts or adaptive governance and ecosystem services. The book is part of the Hydrometeorological Extreme Events series, edited by Professor Philippe Quevauviller.

Photosynthesis, Productivity and Environmental Stress

Photosynthesis, Productivity and Environmental Stress

Author: Parvaiz Ahmad Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2019

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.

New Perspectives in Indian Science and Civilization

New Perspectives in Indian Science and Civilization

This book examines key aspects of the history, philosophy, and culture of science in India, especially as they may be comprehended in the larger idea of an Indian civilization. The authors, drawn from a range of disciplines, discuss a wide array of issues - scientism and religious dogma, dialectics of faith and knowledge, science under colonial conditions, science and study of grammar, western science and classical systems of logic, metaphysics and methodology, and science and spirituality in the Mahabharata. This collection of essays aims to evolve a framework in which science, culture, and society in India may be studied fruitfully across disciplines and historical periods. With its diverse themes and original approaches, the book will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the fields of the history and philosophy of science, science and religion, cultural studies and colonial studies, philosophy and history, as well as India studies and South Asian studies.

Cutting-Edge Science

Cutting-Edge Science

Author: Colin Barras Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

How did the atom bomb help save the elephant? Have we found the secret to eternal youth? Could a parasite be manipulating you right now? This dazzling collection of stories reveals the key recent breakthroughs in science, across all fields. Inside you will meet the killers lurking in Earth's ice, the super-coral that could save our seas and the neuroscientists hunting ghosts. You will travel beyond our galaxy to worlds where the sun sets twice, and beyond our time to a future where the Internet is unhackable and chickenosaurs roam the land. Divided into sections covering physics, space, humanity, the brain, plants and animals, and linking stories from different fields, Cutting-Edge Science offers a boundless journey of discovery for anyone with a passion for the world around them. Prepare to be shocked and amazed on every page.

Forensics For Dummies

Forensics For Dummies

Author: Douglas P. Lyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Forensics For Dummies (9781119608967) was previously published as Forensics For Dummies (9781119181651). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Understand the real-life science behind crime scene investigation Forensics For Dummies takes you inside the world of crime scene investigation to give you the low down on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you'll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You'll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong, and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology, and more. If you're interested in a forensics career, you'll find out how to break in--and the education you'll need to do the type of forensics work that interests you the most. Written for the true forensics fan, this book doesn't shy away from the details; you'll learn what goes on at the morgue as you determine cause of death, and you'll climb into the mind of a killer as you learn how forensic psychologists narrow down the suspect list. Crime shows are entertaining, but the reality is that most forensics cases aren't wrapped up in an hour. This book shows you how it's really done, and the amazing technology and brilliant people that do it every day. Learn who does what, when they do it, and how it's done Discover the many fields involved in crime scene investigation Understand what really happens inside a forensics lab Examine famous forensics cases more intriguing than any TV show Forensic scientists work in a variety of environments and in many different capacities. If you think television makes it look interesting, just wait until you learn what it's really like! Forensics For Dummies takes you on a tour of the real-world science behind solving the case.

Must Know High School Biology

Must Know High School Biology

Author: Kellie Ploeger Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. The new Must Know series is like a lightning bolt to the brain Developing a good grasp of biology doesn't have to be a frustrating experience. This book offers a unique approach to self-study that makes it easier to build new biology skills. Every school subject has must know ideas, or essential concepts, that lie behind it. This book will use that fact to help you learn in a unique way. Most study guides start a chapter with a set of goals, often leaving the starting point unclear. In Must Know High School Biology, however, each chapter will immediately introduce you to the must know idea, or ideas, that lie behind the new biology topic. As you learn these must know ideas, the book will show you how to apply that knowledge to solving biology questions. Focused on the essential concepts of biology, this accessible guide will help you develop a solid understanding of the subject quickly and painlessly. Clear explanations are accompanied by numerous examples and followed with more challenging aspects of biology. Practical exercises close each chapter and will instill you with confidence in your growing biology skills. Must Know High School Biology features: *Each chapter begins with the must know ideas behind the new topic*Extensive examples illustrate these must know ideas*Students learn how to apply this new knowledge to problem solving*250 practical review questions instill confidence*IRL (In Real Life) sidebars present real-life examples of the subject at work in culture, science, and history*Special BTW (By the Way) sidebars provide study tips, exceptions to the rule, and issues students should pay extra attention to*Bonus app includes 100 flashcards to reinforce what students have learned