La ciencia como profesión (Clásicos del pensamiento)

By Max Weber

L. a. ciencia como profesión, originariamente una conferencia pronunciada por Max Weber en 1917 y publicada como libro en 1919, plantea los angeles cuestión del sentido de los angeles ciencia como trabajo profesional para el individuo. El autor se pregunta si l. a. ciencia contemporánea ―inmersa en un inevitable proceso de especialización― da respuesta a los angeles pregunta más importante con los angeles que se encuentra el ser humano: cómo debe vivir, qué debe hacer. ¿Puede l. a. ciencia fundamentar los valores últimos con los que los hombres organizan su vida? A pesar de su respuesta negativa, Weber invita a su audiencia de estudiantes a que no rehúyan mirar de frente las consecuencias paradójicas del proceso de racionalización moderno y estén a l. a. altura de las «exigencias de cada día».

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Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data (MIT Press)

By Katy Börner

In the age of huge facts, the instruments of knowledge visualization provide us a macroscope to assist us make feel of the avalanche of knowledge on hand on each topic. This ebook deals a gradual creation to the layout of insightful info visualizations. it's the in basic terms ebook at the topic that teaches nonprogrammers the way to use open code and open info to layout insightful visualizations. Readers will learn how to follow complex information mining and visualization strategies to make experience of temporal, geospatial, topical, and community info. The ebook, constructed to be used in a data visualization MOOC, covers facts research algorithms that permit extraction of styles and developments in facts, with chapters dedicated to "when" (temporal data), "where" (geospatial data), "what" (topical data), and "with whom" (networks and trees); and to structures that force study and improvement. Examples of tasks undertaken for consumers contain an interactive visualization of the luck of video game participant job in international of Warcraft; a visualization of 311 quantity adoption that exhibits the diffusion of non-emergency calls within the usa; a go back on funding research for 2 a long time of HIV/AIDS learn investment by way of NIAID; and a map exhibiting the effect of the HiveNYC studying community. Visual Insights may be a necessary source on simple info visualization options for students in lots of fields, scholars, designers, or somebody who works with data.

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Materials Science in Construction: An Introduction

By Ash Ahmed, John Sturges

Fabrics technology in Construction:An creation explains the technological know-how at the back of the houses and behavior of construction’s such a lot basic fabrics (metals, cement and urban, polymers, bushes, bricks and blocks, glass and plaster). specifically, the serious elements affecting in situ fabrics are tested, corresponding to deterioration and the behaviour and sturdiness of fabrics lower than functionality. An available, easy-to- persist with procedure makes this publication excellent for all degree and undergraduate scholars on construction-related classes taking a module in development fabrics.

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Stem Cell Dialogues: A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry Into Medical Frontiers

Stem cells and the rising box of regenerative drugs are on the frontiers of recent drugs. those components of medical inquiry recommend that during the longer term, broken tissue and organs could be repaired via custom-made telephone treatment as simply because the physique upkeep itself, revolutionizing the therapy of various ailments. but using stem cells is fraught with moral and public coverage dilemmas that problem scientists, clinicians, the general public well-being neighborhood, and folks of fine will all over the place. How we could care for those outstanding biomedical advances, and the way will we discuss strength breakthroughs with either ethical and clinical intelligence?

This publication offers an cutting edge examine those vexing concerns via a chain of leading edge Socratic dialogues that elucidate key medical and moral issues in an approachable demeanour. Addressing the cultural and price matters underlying stem mobilephone examine whereas additionally instructing readers approximately stem cells' organic functionality and clinical purposes, Stem mobilephone Dialogues beneficial properties fictional characters conducting compelling inquiry and debate. individuals examine the clinical, political, and socioethical dimensions of stem cellphone technological know-how utilizing real language, research, and arguments taken from clinical, philosophical, and renowned literature. every one discussion facilities on a particular, recognizable subject, corresponding to the guidelines applied by means of the George W. Bush management proscribing using embryonic stem cells; the capability position of stem cells in custom-made drugs; the ethics of cloning; and the sale of eggs and embryos. also, audio system debate using stem cells to regard paralysis, diabetes, stroke results, macular degeneration, and melanoma. academic, wonderful, and carefully researched (with three hundred references to medical literature), Stem mobile Dialogues will be integrated in any attempt to aid the general public comprehend the technological know-how, ethics, and coverage matters of this promising field.

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Earth: An Intimate History

By Richard Fortey

In Earth, the acclaimed writer of Trilobite! and Life takes us on a grand journey of the earth’s actual prior, exhibiting how the heritage of plate tectonics is etched within the panorama round us.

 

Beginning with Mt. Vesuvius, whose eruption in Roman occasions helped spark the technology of geology, and finishing in a lab within the West of britain the place mathematical versions and lab experiments substitute direct remark, Richard Fortey tells us what the current says approximately old geologic procedures. He indicates how plate tectonics got here to rule the geophysical panorama and the way the facts is written within the hills and within the stones. And within the method, he's taking us on an excellent trip all over the world to go to essentially the most interesting and exciting spots on this planet.

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Plant Life of Kentucky: An Illustrated Guide to the Vascular Flora

By Ronald L. Jones

Plant lifetime of Kentucky is the 1st complete advisor to all of the ferns, flowering herbs, and woody crops of the nation. This long-awaited paintings presents identity keys for Kentucky's 2,600 local and naturalized vascular vegetation, with notes on wildlife/human makes use of, toxic crops, and medicinal herbs. the typical identify, flowering interval, habitat, distribution, rarity, and wetland prestige are given for every species, and approximately eighty percentage are illustrated with line drawings. The inclusion of 250 extra species from open air the nation (these species are "to be anticipated" in Kentucky) broadens the nearby insurance, and so much vegetation happening from northern Alabama to southern Ohio to the Mississippi River (an region of extensive similarity in plants) are tested, together with approximately all of the vegetation of western and vital Tennessee. the writer additionally describes prehistoric and ancient alterations within the vegetation, traditional areas and plant groups, major botanists, present threats to plants, and a plan for destiny reports. plants of Kentucky is meant as a examine instrument for execs in biology and comparable fields, and as a source for college students, novice naturalists, and others attracted to figuring out and maintaining our wealthy botanical heritage.

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The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug

By Thomas Hager

The Nazis chanced on it. The Allies gained the struggle with it. It conquered illnesses, replaced legislation, and single-handedly introduced the period of antibiotics. This fabulous discovery was once sulfa, the 1st antibiotic. In The Demon lower than the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic heritage of the drug that formed sleek medicine.

Sulfa kept hundreds of thousands of lives—among them these of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.—but its genuine results are much more a long way achieving. Sulfa replaced the way in which new medicinal drugs have been built, authorized, and bought; remodeled the best way medical professionals taken care of sufferers; and ushered within the period of contemporary drugs. The very idea that chemical compounds created in a lab might medication disorder revolutionized medication, taking it from the therapy of indicators and soreness to the eradication of the basis reason for disorder.

A unusual and colourful story, The Demon lower than the Microscope illuminates the brilliant characters, company procedure, person idealism, cautious making plans, fortunate breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, exertions, and the critical (though fallacious) concept that introduced sulfa to the realm. this can be a attention-grabbing medical story with the entire pleasure and intrigue of an exceptional suspense novel.

For millions of years, people had sought drugs with which they can defeat contagion, they usually had slowly, painstakingly, gained a number of battles: a few vaccines to chase away illness, a handful of antitoxins. A drug or was once on hand which could cease parasitic ailments when they hit, tropical maladies like malaria and slumbering disorder. however the nice killers of Europe, North the United States, and such a lot of Asia—pneumonia, plague, tuberculosis, diphtheria, cholera, meningitis—were brought on no longer by way of parasites yet via micro organism, a lot smaller, a long way assorted microorganisms. by means of 1931, not anything on the earth might cease a bacterial an infection as soon as it begun. . . .

But all that used to be approximately to alter. . . . —from The Demon less than the Microscope

From the Hardcover edition.

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Natural Fabrications: Science, Emergence and Consciousness (The Frontiers Collection)

The extraordinary luck of the clinical firm during the last 400 years has resulted in the promise of an all encompassing imaginative and prescient of the wildlife. during this dependent photo, every little thing we notice relies upon quite a few basic procedures and entities. the virtually endless sort and complexity of the area is hence the manufactured from emergence. however the idea of emergence is fraught with controversy and confusion. This booklet ponders the query of ways emergence will be understood in the medical photograph, and even if a whole imaginative and prescient of the realm could be attained that incorporates attention.

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Time Travel: Recent Trips

  • The thought of time trip has been with us due to the fact precedent days; now, the idea that of time trip turns out almost... believable. this day, stories of chrononauts are extra resourceful and thought-provoking than ever ahead of: new perspectives, state of the art innovations, radical notions of paradox and probability — cutting-edge speculative tales accumulated from these written within the twenty-first century. ahead to the prior, again to the long run — prepare for a desirable trip!

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The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

By Peter Moore

By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had introduced the key branches of technological know-how. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy made the wildlife explicable via scan, remark, and categorization. And but one clinical box remained in its infancy. regardless of millennia of statement, mankind nonetheless had no knowing of the forces in the back of the elements. A century after the dying of Newton, the legislation that ruled the heavens have been totally unknown, and climate forecasting was once the stuff of folklore and superstition.

Peter Moore's The climate Experiment is the account of a gaggle of naturalists, engineers, and artists who conquered the weather. It describes their travels and experiments, their breakthroughs and bankruptcies, with picaresque energy. It takes readers from Irish bathrooms to a thunderstorm in Guanabara Bay to the basket of a hydrogen balloon 8,500 toes over Paris. And it captures the actual bent of mind--combining the Romantic love of Nature and the Enlightenment love of Reason--that allowed humanity to ultimately decipher the skies.

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