Science at the Bar

Law, Science, and Technology in America

Author: Sheila JASANOFF,Sheila Jasanoff

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674039122

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Experts in Science and Society

Author: Elke Kurz-Milcke,Gerd Gigerenzer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306479648

Category: Science

Page: 314

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Taking the viewpoint that experts are consulted when there is something important at stake for an individual, a group, or society at large, this volume explores expertise as a relational concept. In order to be culturally comparative, this volume includes examples and discussions of experts in different countries and even in different time periods. The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, and legal experts.

Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fourth Edition

Author: Edward E. Herschaft

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466500573

Category: Law

Page: 438

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The most exhaustive book on forensic dentistry, the fourth edition of this volume covers the latest advances in the field, including regulations affecting forensic dental practice and procedures in light of the Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act, updated ABFO guidelines, and new digital radiographic and photographic developments. The book also discusses computer-assisted record management, multiple fatality incident preparedness, and Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team in a post-9/11, tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina world.

Science and Social Context

The Regulation of Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone in North America

Author: Lisa N. Mills

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077352374X

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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A critical analysis of the intensely controversial recombinant bovine growth hormone. Lisa Mills considers how regulatory scientists arrive at conclusions about product safety, given the constraints of the environment in which they work.

Global Science and National Sovereignty

Author: Grégoire Mallard,Catherine Paradeise,Ashveen Peerbaye

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135893640

Category: History

Page: 244

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Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science provides detailed case studies on how sovereignty has been constructed, reaffirmed, and transformed in the twentieth century by the construction of scientific disciplines, knowledge practices, and research objects. Interrogating the relationship of the sovereign power of the nation state to the scientist's expert knowledge as a legitimating – and sometimes challenging – force in contemporary society, this book provides a staggering range of case studies in its exploration of how different types of science have transformed our understanding of national sovereignty in the last century. From biochemical sciences in Russia, to nuclear science in the US and Europe, from economics in South Asia, to climatology in South America, each chapter demonstrates the role that scientists play in the creation of nation-states and international organizations. With an array of experts and scholars, the essays in Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science offer a complete redefinition of the modern concept of sovereignty and an illuminating reassessment of the role of science in political life.

Choice

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Lingua Franca

The Review of Academic Life

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Category: Education, Higher

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The Second Creation

Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-century Physics

Author: Robert P. Crease,Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813521770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

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The Second Creation is a dramatic--and human--chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of "unification" (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Steven Weinberg, and many others. They provide the definitive and highly entertaining story of the development of modern physics, and the human story of the physicists who set out to find the "theory of everything." The Second Creation tells the story of some of the most talented and idiosyncratic people in the world--many times in their own words. Crease and Mann conducted hundreds of interviews to capture the thinking and the personalities as well as the science. The authors make this complex subject matter clear and absorbing.

Technology assessment --1970

Hearings, Ninety-first Congress, second session, on H.R. 17046

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology

Page: 1008

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Technology Assessment--1970

Hearings, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 17046

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology

Page: 1008

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Ethics and Character

The Pursuit of Democratic Virtues

Author: William Donald Richardson,James Michael Martinez,Kerry R. Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 340

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This unique text examines the debate over the role of character and virtue in democratic leadership and their relationship to a healthy democracy. Contributors include prominent scholars who focus on specific aspects of the critical question, "Who should lead and in what manner?" These scholars address this question from different perspectives and across several fields, including political science, philosophy, law, public administration, and public policy.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

A Living Document in a Changing World

Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783742216

Category: Political Science

Page: 146

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The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and stirring words of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The result – this volume – offers a 21st-century commentary on the original document, furthering the work of human rights and illuminating the ideal of global citizenship. What does it mean for each of us to be members of a global community? Since 1948, the Declaration has stood as a beacon and a standard for a better world. Yet the work of making its ideals real is far from over. Hideous and systemic human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated at an alarming rate around the world. Too many people, particularly those in power, are hostile to human rights or indifferent to their claims. Meanwhile, our global interdependence deepens. Bringing together world leaders and thinkers in the fields of politics, ethics, and philosophy, the Commission set out to develop a common understanding of the meaning of global citizenship – one that arises from basic human rights and empowers every individual in the world. This landmark report affirms the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and seeks to renew the 1948 enterprise, and the very ideal of the human family, for our day and generation.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Wizard and the Prophet

Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World

Author: Charles C. Mann

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307961702

Category: Science

Page: 640

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From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces--food, water, energy, climate change--grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. With our civilization on the line, the author's insightful analysis is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.

The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, The Essentials

Author: Kenneth Janda,Jeffrey M. Berry,Jerry Goldman,Deborah Deborah,Kevin W. Hula

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133602304

Category: Education

Page: 608

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THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, THE ESSENTIALS introduces new co-author Debra Schildkraut to this stellar author team. This best-selling American government text is highly acclaimed for the non-ideological framework it uses to explore three themes: freedom, order, and equality as political values; the majoritarianism versus pluralism debate; and globalization’s effect on American politics. Using an easy to follow approach, with chapters and subheadings numbered and organized by learning outcomes, and a new end of chapter “Assessing Your Understanding” section where students can test their knowledge, the ninth edition provides a solution for teaching and assessing course learning outcomes. Extensively updated, this condensed edition includes new examples, figures, data, and current discussions. The authors include balanced coverage of Obama’s historical presidency and coverage and analysis of the 2012 presidential primary campaign and election. This ninth edition of THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY, THE ESSENTIALS is an abridged version of the twelfth edition of THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY. See “Features” for details. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.