What's in Your Genes?: From the Color of Your Eyes to the Length of Your Life, a Revealing Look at Your Genetic Traits

By Katie McKissick

A crash path in genetics!

Everyone is aware that in case you come from a relatives of brunettes, you're more likely to be born with brown hair. yet do you know your hair colour can also impact how frequently you get sunburned? Or how usually you want to take nutrition supplements?

What's on your Genes? is going past Gregor Mendel and dominant/recessive genes to teach you all of the bits and bobs of what determines your DNA. each one access provide you with a sneak peek into your DNA series and teaches you precisely how your physique is ready to create that outstanding you-ness that not anyone else has. out of your tastebuds in your eye colour on your obsession with clinical-strength deodorants, this booklet not just courses you thru the heritage and research of genetics, but additionally indicates you the way these 4 little letters on your DNA make you who you are.

Complete with imaginitive illustrations, What's on your Genes? unearths all there's to grasp approximately heredity--like the technology at the back of brilliant crimson hair, excellent enamel, and your skill to work out in colour.

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Stripping Down Science: The Naked Scientist Exposes the Facts

By Chris Smith

Stripping Down technological know-how: The bare Scientist Exposes the Facts

56 monstrous technology myths laid bare.

Why does a lap dancer earn higher assistance while she's at her such a lot fertile? Can simply the whiff of a girl ship a man's hormones surging? And have been dinosaurs hot-blooded too? Is it actual that vitamin parts really make humans fatter? Can toads relatively expect earthquakes? And what explanations these ... what's the note I'm trying to find ... tip-of-the-tongue experiences?

Thankfully no longer misplaced for phrases during this enlightening and funny foray into the realm of technological know-how, Dr Chris Smith - The bare Scientist - strips down technological know-how to its naked necessities to style truth from fiction and change myths and incorrect information with a few heavily attention-grabbing clinical, technological and organic breakthroughs.

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Advances in Bio-Mechanical Systems and Materials (Advanced Structured Materials)

This monograph provides the newest effects with regards to bio-mechanical platforms and fabrics. The bio-mechanical platforms with which his book is involved are prostheses, implants, clinical operation robots and muscular re-training platforms. To signify and layout such structures, a multi-disciplinary method is needed which consists of the classical disciplines of mechanical/materials engineering and biology and medication. The problem in such an technique is that perspectives, suggestions or perhaps language are often diversified from self-discipline to self-discipline and the interplay and conversation of the scientists needs to be first built and changed. in the context of fabrics' technological know-how, the e-book covers the interplay of fabrics with mechanical platforms, their description as a mechanical approach  or their mechanical houses.

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The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity 1210-1685

By Stephen Gaukroger

Why did technological know-how emerge within the West and the way did clinical values end up considered as the yardstick for all other kinds of information? Stephen Gaukroger indicates simply how bitterly the cognitive and cultural status of technological know-how used to be contested in its early improvement. Rejecting the normal photograph of secularization, he argues that technological know-how within the 17th century emerged now not against faith yet particularly used to be in lots of respects pushed through it. furthermore, technology didn't current a unified photo of nature yet used to be an risky box of other, usually in the community profitable yet simply as usually incompatible, programmes. To complicate issues, a lot trusted makes an attempt to reshape the personality of the usual thinker, and distinct new notions of objectivity and impartiality have been imported into average philosophy, altering its personality substantially via redefining the characteristics of its practitioners.

The West's feel of itself, its relation to its prior, and its experience of its destiny, were profoundly altered because the 17th century, as cognitive values regularly have steadily turn out to be formed round clinical ones. technological know-how has now not in simple terms introduced a brand new set of such values to the duty of realizing the realm and our position in it, yet fairly has thoroughly reworked the duty, redefining the ambitions of enquiry. This virtue of the improvement of a systematic tradition within the West marks it out from different scientifically efficient cultures. In The Emergence of a Scientific Culture, Stephen Gaukroger deals an in depth and complete account of the formative levels of this development--and one that demanding situations the bought knowledge that technological know-how used to be noticeable to be self-evidently the right kind route to wisdom and that the advantages of technological know-how have been instantly seen to the disinterested observer.

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Open-Source Lab: How to Build Your Own Hardware and Reduce Research Costs

By Joshua M. Pearce

Open-Source Lab: the best way to construct your individual and decrease clinical examine Costs info the improvement of the loose and open-source revolution. the mix of open-source 3D printing and microcontrollers operating on loose software program allows scientists, engineers, and lab team of workers in each self-discipline to strengthen strong learn instruments at extraordinary low charges. After analyzing Open-Source Lab, it is possible for you to to:

  • Lower apparatus bills through making your individual hardware
  • Build open-source for medical research
  • Actively perform a group during which medical effects are extra simply replicated and cited
  • Numerous examples of applied sciences and the open-source consumer and developer groups that help them
  • Instructions on how one can make the most of electronic layout sharing
  • Explanations of Arduinos and RepRaps for medical use
  • A targeted advisor to open-source licenses and simple rules of highbrow property

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The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

By Norman Doidge

An remarkable new technological know-how known as "neuroplasticity" is overthrowing the centuries-old suggestion that the human mind is immutable. during this innovative examine the mind, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Norman Doidge, M.D., offers an creation to either the intense scientists championing neuroplasticity and the folk whose lives they have remodeled. From stroke sufferers studying to talk back to the notable case of a lady born with part a mind that rewired itself to paintings as an entire, The mind That adjustments Itself will completely regulate the best way we glance at our brains, human nature, and human power.

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The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

This ebook interprets "thinking like a rocket scientist" into each day pondering so it may be utilized by somebody. It’s brief and snappy and written by means of a rocket scientist. The publication illustrates the tools (the 7 secrets and techniques) with anecdotes, quotations and biographical sketches of well-known scientists, own tales and insights, and sometimes a few area historical past. the writer unearths that rocket technology is simply logic utilized to the terribly unusual atmosphere of outer house and that rocket scientists are humans, too. it truly is meant for "armchair" scientists, and for these attracted to well known psychology, house historical past, and technological know-how fiction films.

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The Governance of Science: Ideology and the Future of the Open Society (1st Edition) (Issues in Society)

By Steve Fuller

This ground-breaking textual content deals a clean standpoint at the governance of technological know-how from the point of view of social and political conception. technology has frequently been noticeable because the basically establishment that embodies the elusive democratic perfect of the 'open society'. but, technology is still an elite task that instructions even more public belief than figuring out, although technological know-how has develop into more and more entangled with better political and fiscal concerns.

Fuller proceeds through rejecting liberal and communitarian ideologies of technological know-how, in favour of a 'republican' strategy concentrated on 'the correct to be wrong'. He exhibits how the new scaling up of clinical task has undermined the republican excellent.

The centre piece of the booklet, a social historical past of the fight to render the collage a 'republic of science' specializes in the capability demanding situations posed by way of multiculturalism and capitalism. ultimately, drawing at the technology coverage of the U.S. New Deal, Fuller proposes not anything in need of a brand new social agreement for 'secularizing' technological know-how.

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Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)

By Howard S. Becker

Students and researchers all write stressed, and people pressures—most unfortunately, the will to provoke your viewers instead of to speak with them—often bring about pretentious prose, educational posturing, and, no longer occasionally, writer’s block.

Sociologist Howard S. Becker has written the vintage publication on tips to triumph over those pressures and easily write. First released approximately two decades in the past, Writing for Social Scientists has develop into a lifesaver for writers in all fields, from starting scholars to released authors. Becker’s message is apparent: with a view to methods to write, take a deep breath after which commence writing. Revise. Repeat.

It isn't really continually a simple procedure, as Becker wryly relates. a long time of educating, learning, and writing have given him lots of fabric, and Becker well exposes the foibles of academia and its “publish or perish” surroundings. Wordiness, the passive voice, putting a “the manner during which” while an easy “how” will do—all those mechanisms are part of the social constitution of educational writing. through shrugging off such impediments—or at least, placing them apart for a couple of hours—we can reform our paintings behavior and begin writing lucidly with out caring approximately grades, peer approval, or the “literature.”

In this new version, Becker takes account of significant adjustments within the computing device instruments to be had to writers this present day, and likewise considerably expands his research of the way educational associations create difficulties for them. As pageant in academia grows more and more heated, Writing for Social Scientists will supply solace to a brand new iteration of frazzled, would-be writers.

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