Journalism Science and Society

Journalism  Science and Society
Author: Martin W. Bauer,Massimiano Bucchi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-07-25
ISBN: 1134187297
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journalism Science and Society Book Excerpt:

Analyzing the role of journalists in science communication, this book presents a perspective on how this is going to evolve in the twenty-first century. The book takes three distinct perspectives on this interesting subject. Firstly, science journalists reflect on their ‘operating rules’ (science news values and news making routines). Secondly, a brief history of science journalism puts things into context, characterising the changing output of science writing in newspapers over time. Finally, the book invites several international journalists or communication scholars to comment on these observations thereby opening the global perspective. This unique project will interest a range of readers including science communication students, media studies scholars, professionals working in science communication and journalists.

Data Science Fundamentals and Practical Approaches

Data Science Fundamentals and Practical Approaches
Author: Nandi Dr. Rupam Dr. Gypsy, Kumar Sharma
Publsiher: BPB Publications
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN: 938984567X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Science Fundamentals and Practical Approaches Book Excerpt:

Learn how to process and analysis data using Python Key Features a- The book has theories explained elaborately along with Python code and corresponding output to support the theoretical explanations. The Python codes are provided with step-by-step comments to explain each instruction of the code. a- The book is quite well balanced with programs and illustrative real-case problems. a- The book not only deals with the background mathematics alone or only the programs but also beautifully correlates the background mathematics to the theory and then finally translating it into the programs. a- A rich set of chapter-end exercises are provided, consisting of both short-answer questions and long-answer questions. Description This book introduces the fundamental concepts of Data Science, which has proved to be a major game-changer in business solving problems. Topics covered in the book include fundamentals of Data Science, data preprocessing, data plotting and visualization, statistical data analysis, machine learning for data analysis, time-series analysis, deep learning for Data Science, social media analytics, business analytics, and Big Data analytics. The content of the book describes the fundamentals of each of the Data Science related topics together with illustrative examples as to how various data analysis techniques can be implemented using different tools and libraries of Python programming language. Each chapter contains numerous examples and illustrative output to explain the important basic concepts. An appropriate number of questions is presented at the end of each chapter for self-assessing the conceptual understanding. The references presented at the end of every chapter will help the readers to explore more on a given topic. What will you learn a- Understand what machine learning is and how learning can be incorporated into a program. a- Perform data processing to make it ready for visual plot to understand the pattern in data over time. a- Know how tools can be used to perform analysis on big data using python a- Perform social media analytics, business analytics, and data analytics on any data of a company or organization. Who this book is for The book is for readers with basic programming and mathematical skills. The book is for any engineering graduates that wish to apply data science in their projects or wish to build a career in this direction. The book can be read by anyone who has an interest in data analysis and would like to explore more out of interest or to apply it to certain real-life problems. Table of Contents 1. Fundamentals of Data Science1 2. Data Preprocessing 3. Data Plotting and Visualization 4. Statistical Data Analysis 5. Machine Learning for Data Science 6. Time-Series Analysis 7. Deep Learning for Data Science 8. Social Media Analytics 9. Business Analytics 10. Big Data Analytics About the Authors Dr. Gypsy Nandi is an Assistant Professor (Sr) in the Department of Computer Applications, Assam Don Bosco University, India. Her areas of interest include Data Science, Social Network Mining, and Machine Learning. She has completed her Ph.D. in the field of 'Social Network Analysis and Mining'. Her research scholars are currently working mainly in the field of Data Science. She has several research publications in reputed journals and book series. Dr. Rupam Kumar Sharma is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Applications, Assam Don Bosco University, India. His area of interest includes Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Network, and Cyber Security. He has several research publications in reputed SCI and Scopus journals. He has also delivered lectures and trained hundreds of trainees and students across different institutes in the field of security and android app development.

The Sciences Media Connection Public Communication and its Repercussions

The Sciences    Media Connection    Public Communication and its Repercussions
Author: Simone Rödder,Martina Franzen,Peter Weingart
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2011-12-02
ISBN: 9789400720855
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sciences Media Connection Public Communication and its Repercussions Book Excerpt:

The Yearbook addresses the overriding question: what are the effects of the ‘opening up’ of science to the media? Theoretical considerations and a host of empirical studies covering different configurations provide an in-depth analysis of the sciences’ media connection and its repercussions on science itself. They help to form a sound judgement on this recent development.

Science Learning Science Teaching

Science Learning  Science Teaching
Author: Jerry Wellington,Professor Jerry Wellington,Gren Ireson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN: 1136483349
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Learning Science Teaching Book Excerpt:

Now fully updated in its third edition, Science Learning, Science Teaching offers an accessible, practical guide to creative classroom teaching and a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues in science education. Aiming to encourage and assist professionals with the process of reflection in the science classroom, the new edition examines the latest research in the field, changes to curriculum and the latest standards for initial teacher training. Including two brand new chapters, key topics covered include: the science curriculum and science in the curriculum planning and managing learning learning in science – including consideration of current ‘fads’ in learning safety in the science laboratory exploring how science works using ICT in the science classroom teaching in an inclusive classroom the role of practical work and investigations in science language and literacy in science citizenship and sustainability in science education. Including useful references, further reading lists and recommended websites, Science Learning, Science Teaching is an essential source of support, guidance and inspiration all students, teachers, mentors and those involved in science education wishing to reflect upon, improve and enrich their practice.

Science and the Media

Science and the Media
Author: Science and the Media Expert Group,Great Britain. Department of Business Innovation and Skills
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science in mass media
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and the Media Book Excerpt:

The Developmental Science of Adolescence

The Developmental Science of Adolescence
Author: Richard M. Lerner,Anne C. Petersen,Rainer K. Silbereisen,Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1136673725
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Developmental Science of Adolescence Book Excerpt:

The Developmental Science of Adolescence: History Through Autobiography is the most authoritative account of the leading developmental scientists from around the world. Written by the scholars who shaped the history they are recounting, each chapter is an engaging and personal account of the past, present, and future direction of the field. No other reference work has this degree of authenticity in presenting the best developmental science of adolescence. The book includes a Foreword by Saths Cooper, President of the International Union of Psychological Science and autobiographical chapters by the following leading developmental scientists: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Robert Wm. Blum, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, B. Bradford Brown, Marlis Buchmann, John Bynner, John Coleman, Rand D. Conger, James E. Côté, William Damon, Sanford M. Dornbusch, Nancy Eisenberg, Glen H. Elder, Jr., David P. Farrington, Helmut Fend, Andrew J. Fuligni, Frank F. Furstenberg, Beatrix A. Hamburg, Stephen F. Hamilton, Karen Hein, Klaus Hurrelmann, Richard Jessor, Daniel P. Keating, Reed W. Larson, Richard M. Lerner, Iris F. Litt, David Magnusson, Rolf Oerter, Daniel Offer, Augusto Palmonari, Anne C. Petersen, Lea Pulkkinen, Jean E. Rhodes, Linda M. Richter, Hans-Dieter Rösler, Michael Rutter, Ritch C. Savin-Williams, John Schulenberg, Lonnie R. Sherrod, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Judith G. Smetana, Margaret Beale Spencer, Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth J. Susman, Richard E. Tremblay, Suman Verma, and Bruna Zani.

Web Social Science

Web Social Science
Author: Robert Ackland
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1446281558
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Web Social Science Book Excerpt:

'Although written simply enough to be accessible to undergraduates, accomplished scholars are likely to appreciate it too. Reading it taught me quite a lot about a subject I thought I knew rather well. ' - Paul Vogt, Emeritus Professor, Illinois State University 'This book brings the art and science of building and applying innovative online research tools to students and faculty across the social sciences.' - Professor William H. Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford A comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of web Social Science. This book demonstrates how the web is being used to collect social research data, such as online surveys and interviews, as well as digital trace data from social media environments, such as Facebook and Twitter. It also illuminates how the advent of the web has led to traditional social science concepts and approaches being combined with those from other scientific disciplines, leading to new insights into social, political and economic behaviour. Situating social sciences in the digital age, this book aids: understanding of the fundamental changes to society, politics and the economy that have resulted from the advent of the web choice of appropriate data, tools and research methods for conducting research using web data learning how web data are providing new insights into long-standing social science research questions appreciation of how social science can facilitate an understanding of life in the digital age It is ideal for students and researchers across the social sciences, as well as those from information science, computer science and engineering who want to learn about how social scientists are thinking about and researching the web.

Science and Democracy

Science and Democracy
Author: Pierluigi Barrotta,Giovanni Scarafile
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 902726404X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Democracy Book Excerpt:

The relationship between science and democracy has become a much-debated issue. In recent years, we have even seen an exponential growth in literature on the subject. No doubt, the interest has partly been justified by the concern of public opinion over the technological repercussions of scientific research. Moreover, there are scientific theories that, if they were accepted, would allegedly imply the adoption of policies that have wide social consequences, as well as a rethinking of deeply-rooted habits on the part of the citizens. These considerations alone allow us to understand the reasons for the interest in the, at times troublesome, relationships between science and public opinion which characterize democratic societies.

Colliding Worlds How Cutting Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art

Colliding Worlds  How Cutting Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art
Author: Arthur I. Miller
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-06-16
ISBN: 0393244253
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colliding Worlds How Cutting Edge Science Is Redefining Contemporary Art Book Excerpt:

A dazzling look at the artists working on the frontiers of science. In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilize and illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of their provocative creations—a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang (pictured on the cover)—can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google’s Creative Lab, and the MIT Media Lab. In Colliding Worlds, Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. Miller, the author of Einstein, Picasso and other celebrated books on science and creativity, traces the movement from its seeds a century ago—when Einstein’s theory of relativity helped shape the thinking of the Cubists—to its flowering today. Through interviews with innovative thinkers and artists across disciplines, Miller shows with verve and clarity how discoveries in biotechnology, cosmology, quantum physics, and beyond are animating the work of designers like Neri Oxman, musicians like David Toop, and the artists-in-residence at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. From NanoArt to Big Data, Miller reveals the extraordinary possibilities when art and science collide.

Computational Science ICCS 2020

Computational Science     ICCS 2020
Author: Valeria V. Krzhizhanovskaya,Gábor Závodszky,Michael H. Lees,Jack J. Dongarra,Peter M. A. Sloot,Sérgio Brissos,João Teixeira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN: 3030503712
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Science ICCS 2020 Book Excerpt:

The seven-volume set LNCS 12137, 12138, 12139, 12140, 12141, 12142, and 12143 constitutes the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2020, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in June 2020.* The total of 101 papers and 248 workshop papers presented in this book set were carefully reviewed and selected from 719 submissions (230 submissions to the main track and 489 submissions to the workshops). The papers were organized in topical sections named: Part I: ICCS Main Track Part II: ICCS Main Track Part III: Advances in High-Performance Computational Earth Sciences: Applications and Frameworks; Agent-Based Simulations, Adaptive Algorithms and Solvers; Applications of Computational Methods in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Biomedical and Bioinformatics Challenges for Computer Science Part IV: Classifier Learning from Difficult Data; Complex Social Systems through the Lens of Computational Science; Computational Health; Computational Methods for Emerging Problems in (Dis-)Information Analysis Part V: Computational Optimization, Modelling and Simulation; Computational Science in IoT and Smart Systems; Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence Part VI: Data Driven Computational Sciences; Machine Learning and Data Assimilation for Dynamical Systems; Meshfree Methods in Computational Sciences; Multiscale Modelling and Simulation; Quantum Computing Workshop Part VII: Simulations of Flow and Transport: Modeling, Algorithms and Computation; Smart Systems: Bringing Together Computer Vision, Sensor Networks and Machine Learning; Software Engineering for Computational Science; Solving Problems with Uncertainties; Teaching Computational Science; UNcErtainty QUantIficatiOn for ComputationAl modeLs *The conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Political Science Research in Practice

Political Science Research in Practice
Author: Akan Malici,Elizabeth Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2012-07-27
ISBN: 0415887720
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Science Research in Practice Book Excerpt:

Nothing rings truer to those teaching political science research methods: students hate taking this course. Tackle the challenge and turn the standard research methods teaching model on its head with Political Science Research in Practice. Akan Malici and Elizabeth Smith engage students first with pressing political questions and then demonstrate how a researcher has gone about answering them, walking through real political science research that contributors have conducted. Through the exemplary use of survey research, experiments, field research, case studies, content analysis, interviews, document analysis, statistical research, and formal modeling, each chapter introduces students to a method of empirical inquiry through a specific topic that will spark their interest and curiosity. Each chapter shows the process of developing a research question, how and why a particular method was used, and the rewards and challenges discovered along the way. Students can better appreciate why we need a science of politics—why methods matter—with these first-hand, issue-based discussions. The following features make this an ideal teaching tool: An introductory chapter that succinctly introduces key terms in research methodology Key terms bolded throughout and defined in a glossary Broad coverage of the most important methods used in political science research and the major subfields of the discipline A companion website designed to foster online active learning An instructor's manual and testbank to help incorporate this innovative text into your syllabus and assessment.

From Science to Action 100 Years Later Alcohol Policies Revisited

From Science to Action  100 Years Later   Alcohol Policies Revisited
Author: Richard Müller,Harald Klingemann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-05-08
ISBN: 1402026056
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Science to Action 100 Years Later Alcohol Policies Revisited Book Excerpt:

Alcohol has been central to social, religious and personal use throughout the history. Alcohol drinking goes back almost as far as the human race does. A hundred years, therefore, may be seen as only a flash. The past century, however, has witnessed a fundamental change in dealing with alcohol problems. Hence, to give an overview of a hundred years of alcohol polices is a rather ambitious task and the contributions to this book shed only some light on the way in which alcohol policy issues have changed in this period. This authoritative volume is relevant to both scientists and policy makers providing a state of the art in alcohol policy from different perspectives, covering both science/research/treatment and prevention practice and linking these areas.

Science Blogging

Science Blogging
Author: Christie Wilcox,Bethany Brookshire,Jason G. Goldman
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 030022107X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Blogging Book Excerpt:

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.

Presented Discourse in Popular Science

Presented Discourse in Popular Science
Author: Olga Pilkington
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 9004365974
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presented Discourse in Popular Science Book Excerpt:

In Presented Discourse in Popular Science, Olga A. Pilkington explores the forms and functions of the voices of scientists in books written for non-professionals. This analysis is an acknowledgement of the social consequences of popularization.

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science
Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 737
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1799888460
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science Book Excerpt:

Mixed methods research is becoming prevalent in many fields, yet little has been done to elevate mixed methods research in information science. A comprehensive picture of information science and its problems is needed to further understand and address the issues associated with it as well as how mixed methods research can be adapted and used. The Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science discusses the quality of mixed methods studies and methodological transparency, sampling in mixed methods research, and the application of theory in mixed methods research throughout various contexts. Covering topics such as the issues and potential directions for further research in mixed methods, this comprehensive major reference work is ideal for researchers, policymakers, academicians, librarians, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication
Author: Susanna Hornig Priest
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1095
Release: 2010-07-14
ISBN: 1412959209
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication Book Excerpt:

The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science
Author: Bruce Clarke,Manuela Rossini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-09-13
ISBN: 1136950427
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science Book Excerpt:

With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars, The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. Divided into three main sections, this volume: links diverse literatures to scientific disciplines from Artificial Intelligence to Thermodynamics surveys current theoretical and disciplinary approaches from Animal Studies to Semiotics traces the history and culture of literature and science from Greece and Rome to Postmodernism. Ranging from classical origins and modern revolutions to current developments in cultural science studies and the posthumanities, this indispensible volume offers a comprehensive resource for undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers. With authoritative, accessible, and succinct treatments of the sciences in their literary dimensions and cultural frameworks, here is the essential guide to this vibrant area of study.

Desk Guide

Desk Guide
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9780473549299
Category: Communication in science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building a National Framework for the Establishment of Regulatory Science for Drug Development

Building a National Framework for the Establishment of Regulatory Science for Drug Development
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN: 0309158893
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a National Framework for the Establishment of Regulatory Science for Drug Development Book Excerpt:

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with ensuring the safety and effectiveness of medicine. FDA's science base must be strong enough to make certain that regulatory decisions are based on the best scientific evidence. The IOM held a public workshop on February 26, 2010, to examine the state of regulatory science and to consider approaches for enhancing it.

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science
Author: John L. Heilbron
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2003-02-14
ISBN: 9780195112290
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science Book Excerpt:

Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.