The New York Times Book of Science Questions Answers

The New York Times Book of Science Questions   Answers
Author: C. Claiborne Ray
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-01-18
ISBN: 0307813525
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Book of Science Questions Answers Book Excerpt:

Why is glass transparent? Why do cats purr? Why do men have nipples? These are but a handful of the thousands of questions that over the years have been asked and answered in The New York Times "Science Q&A" column. At last, the best and most interesting questions-and their replies-have been collected in a book for general readers. From wild animals to outdoor vegetation, from the human body to the heavens above, The New York Times Book of Science Questions and Answers takes readers on a thoroughly entertaining and informative journey through the world we live in. Like David Feldman's bestselling books Do Penguins Have Knees? and Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise?, this is science at its fun-filled best. Featuring answers from a wide variety of leaders across the country in scientific research and education, and illustrated by the delightful drawings of Victoria Roberts, The Times Q&A column is one of the best read features in the Science Times, which is one of the most popular sections of the newspaper. With a daily circulation of 1.2 million people, The New York Times is a leader in conveying scientific information to the general public. This fact-filled handbook for the scientifically curious should prove invaluable as a family reference book, as a classroom resource, as an entertaining subway diversion, and even as a supplement to public libraries' Frequently Asked Questions lists.

The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers

The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers
Author: C. Claiborne Ray
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 0307429059
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Second Book of Science Questions and Answers Book Excerpt:

What would kill you if you fell into a black hole? Once people finally get to Mars, how will they get back? What makes the holes in Swiss cheese? Are there any carnivorous plants that are harmful to humans? Are there really caterpillars that scream to protect themselves? How do birds have sexual intercourse? Why don’t woodpeckers damage their brains? What is the function of ear wax? Why don’t you sneeze when you’re asleep? Do germs have germs? What is considered evidence for extra-terrestial intelligence? Every week, C. Claiborne Ray answers questions like these from the readers of the New York Times Science section who, as this delightful second volume demonstrates, never seem to run out of things to ask about. Here, Ray gives us 225 of the most interesting answers she has gleaned from scientists in every discipline, satisfying our desire to understand some of the strangest, most curious mysteries of the natural world. Victoria Roberts’s charmingly wacky drawings add to the fun.

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1400
Release: 1977-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art Book Excerpt:

Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss
Author: Philip Nel
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-07-30
ISBN: 1628468203
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss Book Excerpt:

Crockett Johnson (born David Johnson Leisk, 1906-1975) and Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) were a husband-and-wife team that created such popular children's books as The Carrot Seed and How to Make an Earthquake. Separately, Johnson created the enduring children's classic Harold and the Purple Crayon and the groundbreaking comic strip Barnaby. Krauss wrote over a dozen children's books illustrated by others, and pioneered the use of spontaneous, loose-tongued kids in children's literature. Together, Johnson and Krauss's style--whimsical writing, clear and minimalist drawing, and a child's point-of-view--is among the most revered and influential in children's literature and cartooning, inspiring the work of Maurice Sendak, Charles M. Schulz, Chris Van Allsburg, and Jon Scieszka. This critical biography examines their lives and careers, including their separate achievements when not collaborating. Using correspondence, sketches, contemporary newspaper and magazine accounts, archived and personal interviews, author Philip Nel draws a compelling portrait of a couple whose output encompassed children's literature, comics, graphic design, and the fine arts. Their mentorship of now-famous illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) is examined at length, as is the couple's appeal to adult contemporaries such as Duke Ellington and Dorothy Parker. Defiantly leftist in an era of McCarthyism and Cold War paranoia, Johnson and Krauss risked collaborations that often contained subtly rendered liberal themes. Indeed, they were under FBI surveillance for years. Their legacy of considerable success invites readers to dream and to imagine, drawing paths that take them anywhere they want to go.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries  Third Series
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Total Pages: 1522
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Excerpt:

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology First Edition

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology  First Edition
Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld,Steven Jay Lynn,Jeffrey M. Lohr
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN: 1462509029
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology First Edition Book Excerpt:

This is the first major text designed to help professionals and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology, differentiating those that can stand up to the rigors of science from those that cannot. Leading researchers review widely used therapies for alcoholism, infantile autism, ADHD, and posttraumatic stress disorder; herbal remedies for depression and anxiety; suggestive techniques for memory recovery; and self-help models. Other topics covered include issues surrounding psychological expert testimony, the uses of projective assessment techniques, and unanswered questions about dissociative identity disorder. Providing knowledge to guide truly accountable mental health practice, the volume also imparts critical skills for designing and evaluating psychological research programs. It is ideal for use in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, and evidence-based practice.

Interrogating Ethnography

Interrogating Ethnography
Author: Steven Lubet
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190655674
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interrogating Ethnography Book Excerpt:

"In this comprehensive review of urban ethnography, Steven Lubet encountered a field that relies heavily on anonymous sources, often as reported by a single investigator whose underlying data remain unseen. Upon digging into the details, he discovered too many ethnographic assertions that were dubious, exaggerated, tendentious, or just plain wrong. Employing the tools and techniques of a trial lawyer, Lubet uses original sources and contemporaneous documentation to explore the stories behind ethnographic narratives. Many turn out to be accurate, but others are revealed to be based on rumors, folklore, and unreliable hearsay. Interrogating Ethnography explains how qualitative social science would benefit from greater attention to the quality of evidence, and provides recommendations for bringing the field more closely in line with other fact-based disciplines such as law and journalism"--Publisher's website.

National Academy of Sciences Study Entitled Health Care for American Veterans

National Academy of Sciences  Study Entitled  Health Care for American Veterans
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Medical Facilities and Benefits
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 736
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Veterans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Academy of Sciences Study Entitled Health Care for American Veterans Book Excerpt:

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catalog of Copyright Entries Book Excerpt:

Expository Science Forms and Functions of Popularisation

Expository Science  Forms and Functions of Popularisation
Author: T. Shinn,Richard P. Whitley
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 311
Release: 1985-06-30
ISBN: 9027718318
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expository Science Forms and Functions of Popularisation Book Excerpt:

The prevailing view of scientific popularization, both within academic circles and beyond, affirms that its objectives and procedures are unrelated to tasks of cognitive development and that its pertinence is by and large restricted to the lay public. Consistent with this view, popularization is frequently portrayed as a logical and hence inescapable consequence of a culture dominated by science-based products and procedures and by a scientistic ideology. On another level, it is depicted as a quasi-political device for chan nelling the energies of the general public along predetermined paths; examples of this are the nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution and the U. S. -Soviet space race. Alternatively, scientific popularization is described as a carefully contrived plan which enables scientists or their spokesmen to allege that scientific learn ing is equitably shared by scientists and non-scientists alike. This manoeuvre is intended to weaken the claims of anti-scientific protesters that scientists monopolize knowledge as a means of sustaining their social privileges. Pop ularization is also sometimes presented as a psychological crutch. This, in an era of increasing scientific specialisation, permits the researchers involved to believe that by transcending the boundaries of their narrow fields, their endeavours assume a degree of general cognitive importance and even extra scientific relevance. Regardless of the particular thrust of these different analyses it is important to point out that all are predicated on the tacit presupposition that scientific popularization belongs essentially to the realm of non-science, or only concerns the periphery of scientific activity.

Mad Science

Mad Science
Author: Stuart A. Kirk,Tomi Gomory,David Cohen
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 1412849764
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mad Science Book Excerpt:

When it comes to understanding and treating madness, distortions of research are not rare, misinterpretation of data is not isolated, and bogus claims of success are not voiced by isolated researchers seeking aggrandizement. This book's detailed analyses of coercion and community treatment, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology reveals that these characteristics of bad science are endemic, institutional, and protected in psychiatry. This is mad science. Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are not based on convincing research, but on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health, including the remaking of coercion into scientific psychiatric treatment in the community, the adoption of an unscientific diagnostic system that now controls the distribution of services, and how drug treatments have failed to improve the mental health outcome. This book provides an engaging and readable scientific and social critique of current mental health practices. The authors are scholars, researchers, and clinicians who have written extensively about community care, diagnosis, and psychoactive drugs. Mad Science is a must read for all specialists in the field as well as for the informed public.

Science for Segregation

Science for Segregation
Author: John P. Jackson, Jr.,John P. Jackson
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-08
ISBN: 0814742718
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science for Segregation Book Excerpt:

With the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education now upon us, many have begun to reflect upon how the case altered the course of civil rights and education in America.

Climate Change An Encyclopedia of Science Society and Solutions 3 volumes

Climate Change  An Encyclopedia of Science  Society  and Solutions  3 volumes
Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1180
Release: 2017-09-15
ISBN: 1440840865
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change An Encyclopedia of Science Society and Solutions 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

This three-volume set presents entries and primary sources that will impress on readers that what we do—or don't do—today regarding climate change will dramatically influence what life on this planet will be like for untold numbers of generations. • Provides readers with a clearly written description of global-warming science and its role in shaping a body of knowledge regarding a worldwide issue that affects everyone • Suggests remedies for this serious problem, most notably a rapid rise in the implementation of wind power generation and a coming revolution in solar energy • Impresses on readers that what Americans and the citizens and governments of other nations around the globe do over the next decades will determine the future of this planet for many tens of thousands of years to come • Includes primary documents sourced from major scientific journals and from the many reports on recent climate change from governmental organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), both part of the United Nations; and the U.S. government's National Climate Assessment

Evaporating Genres

Evaporating Genres
Author: Gary K. Wolfe
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN: 0819571040
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaporating Genres Book Excerpt:

In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.

New York Times Book Review and Magazine

New York Times Book Review and Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New York Times Book Review and Magazine Book Excerpt:

Future space programs 1975

Future space programs 1975
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future space programs 1975 Book Excerpt:

The Kingdom of the Cults

The Kingdom of the Cults
Author: Walter Martin,Walter Ralston Martin,Ravi Zacharias
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2003-10
ISBN: 0764228218
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kingdom of the Cults Book Excerpt:

A definitive reference volume on cults, major fundamentalist religions, and non-Christian faiths includes coverage of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, and Hinduism, outlining their major beliefs while offering advice on countercult ministry.

States of Childhood

States of Childhood
Author: Jennifer S. Light
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN: 0262539012
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

States of Childhood Book Excerpt:

A number of curious communities sprang up across the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: simulated cities, states, and nations in which children played the roles of legislators, police officers, bankers, journalists, shopkeepers, and other adults. They performed real work—passing laws, growing food, and constructing buildings, among other tasks—inside virtual worlds. In this book, Jennifer Light examines the phenomena of “junior republics” and argues that they marked the transition to a new kind of “sheltered” childhood for American youth. Banished from the labor force and public life, children inhabited worlds that mirrored the one they had left. Light describes the invention of junior republics as independent institutions and how they were later established at schools, on playgrounds, in housing projects, and on city streets, as public officials discovered children's role playing helped their bottom line. The junior republic movement aligned with cutting-edge developmental psychology and educational philosophy, and complemented the era's fascination with models and miniatures, shaping educational and recreational programs across the nation. Light's account of how earlier generations distinguished "real life" from role playing reveals a hidden history of child labor in America and offers insights into the deep roots of such contemporary concepts as gamification, play labor, and virtuality.

Material World

Material World
Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780871564306
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Material World Book Excerpt:

Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Editorial Illustration

Editorial Illustration
Author: Andrew Selby
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1350096881
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Editorial Illustration Book Excerpt:

Across digital and print media, editorial illustrators create visuals to support text and convey ideas, but there is more to these illustrations than meets the eye. Internationally-recognised illustrator and educator Andy Selby takes you through the importance of context and content when responding to editorial illustration briefs, explaining how understanding of visual communication concepts leads to more successful illustrations - all while under the time pressure of editorial briefs. Covering ideation, development and execution, this book includes: - A short history of illustration as a political and social tool - How to use visual language, symbolism and satire and to what purpose - Representation of identity, ethics and society - both for impact and sensitive designs - Research, commercial judgement and experimentation - Professional conduct, self-promotion, responsibilities and plagiarism So whether you're illustrating a news story, summarising new scientific discoveries or creating an image for a magazine cover, Editorial Illustration will give you the skills to produce striking commercial designs on time and to brief.