McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology


Author: McGraw-Hill,McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780071427845

Category: Reference

Page: 434

View: 1089

Surveys recent developments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics

McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology


Author: McGraw-Hill,McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780071427845

Category: Reference

Page: 434

View: 7619

Surveys recent developments in astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics

McGraw-Hill Education Yearbook of Science & Technology 2015

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071835763

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 2789

An annual roundup of the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology The McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2015 continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the nonspecialist through concise, richly illustrated articles. With entries written by international leaders in their respective fields, this new edition covers a broad range of scientific and technical disciplines, from Astronomy to Zoology. 200 experts in science and technology keep you informed about key developments and trends in more than 50 major disciplines Coverage includes forefront topics in areas such as genomics; cell and molecular biology; computer science; conservation and environmental science; regenerative medicine; climatology; materials science and engineering; neuroscience; nanotechnology; theoretical physics; and more 380 full-color images, illustrations, and tables complement and enhance the text An extensive index makes finding information easy Numerous cross-references in each article suggest background reading in the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 11th edition, as well as references to key literature All articles are invited, reviewed, and signed to ensure quality of content, and then edited and illustrated to aid the comprehension of nonspecialist readers

McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 2010

Author: McGraw-Hill

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071639284

Category: Reference

Page: 496

View: 5328

More than 150 articles explore the latest advances in science and technology For more than 45 years, this annual publication has made information on the latest trends and developments in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles. Readers will find 150 articles from 200+ leaders in their respective fields covering disciplines from Astronomy to Zoology. The Yearbook will be of interest to students, writers, researchers, professionals, and general readers.

Mcgraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2005

Author: McGraw-Hill Companies

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780071445047

Category: Reference

Page: 426

View: 1833

McGraw-Hill's world-renowned annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles. * Approximately 150 articles from 200 leaders in their respective fields cover technical disciplines from Agriculture to Zoology * 225 images and two-color illustrations enhance the text * Features numerous cross-references to the "McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th Edition," and references of key literature after each article * An extensive subject index makes finding information a snap * Up-to-date coverage of forefront topics such as bioterrorism, earth simulator, electric power systems, extreme programming, HIV vaccines, human impact on vertebrate extinction, polymers for micro-electronics, solar storms, and Voice-over IP.

McGraw-Hill 2003 Yearbook of Science & Technology

Author: McGraw-Hill Editorial Staff

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Prof Med/Tech

ISBN: 9780071410625

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 8382

* McGraw-Hill's annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to non-specialists through concise, well-illustrated articles * Approximately 170 articles from leaders in scientific and technical disciplines from astronomy to zoology * Up-to-date coverage in forefront areas such as biotechnology, cosmology, environmental science and technology, information technology, molecular medicine, telecommunications, and theoretical physics * 300 images and two color graphics enhance the text * Features numerous cross-references to the Encyclopedia and bibliographies of key literature after each article * An extensive subject index makes finding information a snap


Management, Procedures, On-Call Problems, Diseases and Drugs

Author: Tricia Lacy Gomella,M. Douglas Cunningham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780071219068

Category: Neonatology

Page: 724

View: 4634

Practical and easily accessible manual on the basic and advanced management of the neonate. Covers procedures, disorders, and neonatal pharmacology in a logical outline approach that highlights the essentials of each procedure. The popular On Call Problems section presents over 30 common and serious patient problems. The Fifth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with new strategies for management of specific newborn respiratory diseases, updated information on the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases, and updated drug information.

Why Red Doesn't Sound Like a Bell

Understanding the Feel of Consciousness

Author: J. Kevin O'Regan

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199775222

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

View: 4745

The book starts by analyzing the problem of how we can see so well despite what, to an engineer, might seem like horrendous defects of our eyes. An explanation is provided by a new way of thinking about seeing, the "sensorimotor" approach. In the second part of the book the sensorimotor approach is extended to all sensory experience. It is used to elucidate an outstanding mystery of consciousness, namely why, unlike today's robots, humans actually can feel things. The approach makes predictions and opens research avenues, among them the phenomena of change blindness, sensory substitution, and "looked but failed to see", as well as results on color naming and color perception and the localisation of touch on the body.

Uberveillance and the Social Implications of Microchip Implants: Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Author: Michael, M.G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466645830

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 509

View: 8440

"This book presents case studies, literature reviews, ethnographies, and frameworks supporting the emerging technologies of RFID implants while also highlighting the current and predicted social implications of human-centric technologies"--Provided by publisher.

Environmental Valuation in South Asia

Author: A. K. Enamul Haque,M. N. Murty,Priya Shyamsundar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504789

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 2389

This book is about understanding the value of environmental services in South Asia. It provides an overview of different environmental problems in South Asia and examines how economic valuation techniques can be used to assess these problems. It brings together multiple case studies on valuation undertaken by economists and environmental scientists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka under the aegis of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). The book addresses the challenges of valuing environmental changes that are unique to developing countries. Each chapter starts with a description of an environmental problem and the valuation strategy used, followed by a discussion of estimation methods and results. It is designed to serve as a reference book for students, teachers, researchers, non-government organizations and practitioners of environmental valuation. Those interested in development and environmental economics, and natural resource management policies, will also find it useful.

In Defense of Science

Why Scientific Literacy Matters

Author: Frank R. Spellman,Joni Price-Bayer

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 1605907111

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 6837

Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer, authors of In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters. This book explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding of science, its methods, and its groundbreaking discoveries. The authors introduce the most basic scientific concepts in accessible and straightforward language. Along the way they debunk several misconceptions of science and scientists, and arrive at a view of science as an integral part of society, policy, and everyday life.

Factory Physics

Third Edition

Author: Wallace J. Hopp,Mark L. Spearman

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609044

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 720

View: 6425

Our economy and future way of life depend on how well American manufacturing managers adapt to the dynamic, globally competitive landscape and evolve their firms to keep pace. A major challenge is how to structure the firms environment so that it attains the speed and low cost of high-volume flow lines while retaining the flexibility and customization potential of a low-volume job shop. The books three parts are organized according to three categories of skills required by managers and engineers: basics, intuition, and synthesis. Part I reviews traditional operations management techniques and identifies the necessary components of the science of manufacturing. Part II presents the core concepts of the book, beginning with the structure of the science of manufacturing and a discussion of the systems approach to problem solving. Other topics include behavioral tendencies of manufacturing plants, push and pull production systems, the human element in operations management, and the relationship between quality and operations. Chapter conclusions include main points and observations framed as manufacturing laws. In Part III, the lessons of Part I and the laws of Part II are applied to address specific manufacturing management issues in detail. The authors compare and contrast common problems, including shop floor control, long-range aggregate planning, workforce planning and capacity management. A main focus in Part III is to help readers visualize how general concepts in Part II can be applied to specific problems. Written for both engineering and management students, the authors demonstrate the effectiveness of a rule-based and data driven approach to operations planning and control. They advance an organized framework from which to evaluate management practices and develop useful intuition about manufacturing systems.

Continuous Casting of Steel

Author: W. R. Irving

Publisher: Maney Pub


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 207

View: 4527

This monograph provides university professionals and students, those working in the steel industry and steel plant suppliers in related activities, with a concise account of the engineering, process and product technology of continuous casting of steel and its development over recent years.

Handbook of Quantitative Science and Technology Research

The Use of Publication and Patent Statistics in Studies of S&T Systems

Author: Henk F. Moed,Wolfgang Glänzel,Ulrich Schmoch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027550

Category: Computers

Page: 800

View: 4233

This handbook offers a state-of-the-art overview of quantitative science and technology research. It focuses on the development and application of indicators derived from data on scientific or scholarly publications and patents. It comprises 34 chapters written by leading specialists in the various sub-domains. These chapters deal with theoretical and methodological issues, illustrate applications, and highlight their policy context and relevance. Authors present a survey of the research topics they address, and show their most recent achievements. The 34 chapters are arranged into 5 parts: Disciplinary Approaches; General Methodology; The Science System; The Technology System; and The Science–Technology Interface. The Editor’s Introduction provides a further specification of the handbook’s scope and of the main topics addressed in its chapters. This handbook aims at four distinct groups of readers: – practitioners in the field of science and technology studies; – research students in this field; – scientists, scholars and technicians who are interested in a systematic, thorough analysis of their activities; – policy makers and administrators who wish to be informed about the potentialities and limitations of the various approaches and about their results.

The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People

Author: Alan Brinkley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259287121

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 9978

Known for its clear narrative voice and impeccable scholarship, Alan Brinkley's best-selling program for the U.S. survey course invites students to think critically about the many forces that continually create the Unfinished Nation that is the United States. In a concise but wide-ranging narrative, Brinkley shows the diversity and complexity of the nation and our understanding of its history--one that continues to evolve both in the events of the present and in our reexamination of new evidence and perspectives on the past. This edition features a series of Patterns of Popular Culture essays, as well as expanded coverage of pre-Columbian America, new America in the World essays, and updated coverage of recent events and developments that demonstrates how a new generation continues to shape the American story. Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

Supply Chain Science

Author: Wallace J. Hopp

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609036

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 6702

Managers face an infinite range of situations and problems that involve bringing materials and information together to produce and deliver goods and services to customers. In Hopps solid, practical introduction to manufacturing and supply chain dynamics, managers learn how to use the scientific approachto understand why systems behave the way they doas an effective way to deal with almost any scenario they may face. Written in a reader-friendly style, the text includes useful examples from manufacturers as well as service providers, presents the key concepts that underlie the behavior of operations systems in a largely non-mathematical way, contains illustrations and analogies to everyday life, links theory to practice, and reinforces the learning process with end-of-chapter Questions for Thought.