Top Science Myths You Decide

Top Science Myths  You Decide
Author: Sarah Levete
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781408126882
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Weigh up the evidence on twenty common science myths.

You Decide

You Decide
Author: Sarah Levete
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1408124262
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Release: 2010
Editor: A&C Black Childrens & Educational
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Top Science Myths- You Decide! covers twenty of the most common myths about science. From time travel to sneezing, this book is packed with informative facts so that you can decide for yourself about what is true and what is impossible. This book provides a fresh and exciting insight into scientific enquiry. White Wolves non-fiction brings together incredible tales, fascinating facts and important information covering a wide variety of topics in geography, history and science. Take a trip to ancient Egypt, read about how you can help save the planet, discover how many bones are in a human hand - and much, much more!

Science Teaching Reconsidered

Science Teaching Reconsidered
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Undergraduate Science Education
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0309175445
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Release: 1997-03-12
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science
Author: National Academy of Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Working Group on Teaching Evolution
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780309063647
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Release: 1998-05-06
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today many school students are shielded from one of the most important concepts in modern science: evolution. In engaging and conversational style, Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science provides a well-structured framework for understanding and teaching evolution. Written for teachers, parents, and community officials as well as scientists and educators, this book describes how evolution reveals both the great diversity and similarity among the Earth's organisms; it explores how scientists approach the question of evolution; and it illustrates the nature of science as a way of knowing about the natural world. In addition, the book provides answers to frequently asked questions to help readers understand many of the issues and misconceptions about evolution. The book includes sample activities for teaching about evolution and the nature of science. For example, the book includes activities that investigate fossil footprints and population growth that teachers of science can use to introduce principles of evolution. Background information, materials, and step-by-step presentations are provided for each activity. In addition, this volume: Presents the evidence for evolution, including how evolution can be observed today. Explains the nature of science through a variety of examples. Describes how science differs from other human endeavors and why evolution is one of the best avenues for helping students understand this distinction. Answers frequently asked questions about evolution. Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science builds on the 1996 National Science Education Standards released by the National Research Council--and offers detailed guidance on how to evaluate and choose instructional materials that support the standards. Comprehensive and practical, this book brings one of today's educational challenges into focus in a balanced and reasoned discussion. It will be of special interest to teachers of science, school administrators, and interested members of the community.

Fat Chance

Fat Chance
Author: Robert H. Lustig
Pages: 336
ISBN: 000751414X
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Release: 2014-01-02
Editor: Fourth Estate
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Documenting the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of metabolic syndrome - whose symptoms include obesity, diabetes and heart disease - Robert Lustig exposes for the first time how changes in the food industry and in our wider environment have affected our collective metabolisms and waistlines.

Summary Analysis of The XX Brain

Summary   Analysis of The XX Brain
Author: SNAP Summaries
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: ZIP Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2JB5Zsm In The XX Brain, Lisa Mosconi reveals the intricate workings of the female brain and why women are becoming more vulnerable to neurological diseases than men. She explains how understanding female hormones is the key to helping women resolve many of their health issues and live long, healthy lives well past menopause. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - How hormonal changes trigger Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases - Tools and strategies women can use to improve their brain health - Editorial Review - Background on Lisa Mosconi About the Original Book: When it comes to aging, society puts more pressure on women than men. Yet even as we become obsessed with staying youthful, there seems to a lack of serious conversation regarding brain health in women. Scientific research has been dominated by men, and the common assumption has been that whatever works for men will work for women. New research shows that this not the case. The female brain is unique in the way it processes information and responds to the environment. The XX Brain is Lisa Mosconi’s attempt to demystify the female brain and explain what women need to do to prevent neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The XX Brain. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2JB5Zsm to purchase a copy of the original book.

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders

Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders
Author: Kate Pankhurst
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781526603531
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Release: 2019-02-07
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, is back with a brand new wildly brilliant and accessible book about incredible women in the world of work. What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a BIG question that everyone is asked from an early age. Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of different industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more, journey back in time with these brave, bold and brilliant women and discover that anything is possible when you make the most of YOUR talents. Prepare yourself for a celebration of women who opened doors and made it possible for more women to achieve amazing things today. Overflowing with beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. List of women featured: Junko Tabei, Sophie Blanchard, Maria Merian, Elizabeth Magie, the London Matchgirls, Rosa May Billinghurst, Katherine Johnson, Annette Kellerman, Katia Krafft, Rosalind Franklin, James Barry, Madam C.J. Walker, Lotte Reiniger.

The Gendered Brain

The Gendered Brain
Author: Gina Rippon
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1784706817
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Release: 2020-02-13
Editor: Arrow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Barbie or Lego? Reading maps or reading emotions? Do you have a female brain or a male brain? Or is that the wrong question? On a daily basis we face deeply ingrained beliefs that our sex determines our skills and preferences, from toys and colours to career choice and salaries. But what does this mean for our thoughts, decisions and behaviour? Using the latest cutting-edge neuroscience, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that bombard us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mould our ideas of ourselves and even shape our brains. Rigorous, timely and liberating, The Gendered Brain has huge repercussions for women and men, for parents and children, and for how we identify ourselves. 'Highly accessible... Revolutionary to a glorious degree' Observer

Scientific Mythologies

Scientific Mythologies
Author: James A. Herrick
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780830825882
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Release: 2008-01-01
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does science have to do with science fiction? What does science fiction have to do with scientists? What does religion have to do with science and science fiction? In the spiritual vacuum of our post-Christian West, new mythologies continually arise. The sources of much religious speculation, however, may be surprising. Author James Herrick directs our attention to a wide range of scientists, filmmakers, science fiction writers and religious philosophers and discovers there the role that science and science fiction have played in such mythmaking. From scientists such as Francis Bacon, Francis Crick, Carl Sagan and Freeman Dyson, to filmmakers such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, to science fiction writers such as Olaf Stapledon, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, Herrick finds a curious collusion of science with science fiction for promoting and justifying alternative spiritualities. The rise of these new mythologies, he argues, is no longer a curiosity at the edge of Western culture. This alchemy is catalyzing a religious vision of new gods, a new humanity, and alien races with superior intelligence and secret knowledge. This new mythology overshadows the realms of politics, science and religion. Should we follow such visions? Does science endorse these mythologies? Are we being offered a spirituality superior to the Judeo-Christian tradition? This book will help you decide.

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet

Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet
Author: Kate Pankhurst
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781526613271
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Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From bestselling author and illustrator Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, comes another 'smart, informative, inclusive and accessible' book about trail-blazing women. This time, it's women who have helped protect our natural world from way before it was on a political agenda. Discover their untold stories. Tackle the plastic problem with Isatou Ceesay by recycling waste into beautiful objects. Marvel at the intelligence of chimpanzees with Jane Goodall. Learn why it's important to shop fair trade and cruelty-free with Anita Roddick and The Body Shop. Resist devastating deforestation and plant seeds of change with Wangari Maathai. We're in an age when young people like Greta Thunberg are calling for those in power to 'wake up' and take action. Written with hope and encouragement, this book shows that all actions, big and small, can be powerful in the fight against climate breakdown.

The Little Black Book of Scams

The Little Black Book of Scams
Author: Industry Canada,Competition Bureau Canada
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781100232409
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Release: 2014-03-10
Editor: Competition Bureau Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Canadian edition of The Little Black Book of Scams is a compact and easy to use reference guide filled with information Canadians can use to protect themselves against a variety of common scams. It debunks common myths about scams, provides contact information for reporting a scam to the correct authority, and offers a step-by-step guide for scam victims to reduce their losses and avoid becoming repeat victims. Consumers and businesses can consult The Little Black Book of Scams to avoid falling victim to social media and mobile phone scams, fake charities and lotteries, dating and romance scams, and many other schemes used to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information.

Spoon Fed

Spoon Fed
Author: Tim Spector
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781473576407
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Release: 2020-08-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* The groundbreaking new book from Tim Spector, bestselling author of The Diet Myth and creator of the COVID Symptom Study app. 'Illuminating and so incredibly timely.' Yotam Ottolenghi We are all bombarded with advice about what we should and shouldn't eat, and new scientific discoveries are announced every day. Yet the more we are told about nutrition, the less we seem to understand. Through his pioneering scientific research, Tim Spector has been shocked to discover how little good evidence there is for many of our most deep-rooted ideas about food. In a series of short, myth-busting chapters, Spoon-Fed reveals why almost everything we've been told about food is wrong. Spector explores the scandalous lack of good science behind many medical and government food recommendations, and how the food industry holds sway over these policies and our choices. Spoon-Fed is a groundbreaking book that forces us to question every diet plan, official recommendation, miracle cure or food label we encounter, and encourages us to rethink our whole relationship with food. Diet may be the most important medicine we all possess. We urgently need to learn how best to use it, not just for our health as individuals but for the future of the planet. 'One of the clearest and most accessible short nutrition books I have read: refreshingly open-minded, deeply informative and free of faddish diet rules.' Bee Wilson, Guardian 'This book should be available on prescription.' Felicity Cloake, Literary Review

Decide The Art and Science of Choosing Wisely

Decide  The Art and Science of Choosing Wisely
Author: Tremaine du Preez
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789814893060
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Release: 2020-01-15
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is no shortage of books on decision-making books that tell you how irrational you are, how being rational is holding you back or how competing brain systems cause chaos with your ability to choose wisely. All of these make it difficult to decide how to decide. DECIDE cuts through the clutter. Part science and part practice, DECIDE follows Tremaine’s decade long quest to answer the question: what is a good decision and how do I make one? The answer is illustrated with examples from her pioneering work in building decision-making systems for teams up to large multinational organisations. Tremaine’s straight talk and use of the latest (and most reliable) research lead you on a path of discovery as you unpack your own decision-making process, plug the holes in it and learn new skills to ensure that you make the best possible decisions. DECIDE is an indispensable guide for individuals, teams and leaders.

Dressing on the Side and Other Diet Myths Debunked

Dressing on the Side  and Other Diet Myths Debunked
Author: Jaclyn London
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781538747476
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Debunk diet myths and make better food choices with this helpful guide that will transform the way you think about nutrition and health. Whether it's a new fad, "detox" diet, news report or a celebrity-endorsed supplement, the constant flow of diet information is cluttered, conflicting, and often devoid of scientific research -- leaving millions of us confused, overwhelmed, and feeling totally helpless in taking ownership our health and making better food choices. In Dressing on the Side, Jaclyn London -- the Nutrition Director of Good Housekeeping -- debunks the diet myths and mental blocks that keep you from reaching your health and weight-loss goals. Filled with accessible information, simple strategies, and practical application of scientific research, London breaks what's at the heart of the issue and offers tools, short-cuts, and solutions that work within any scenario, including: Using your schedule to inform your food choices Identifying "fake" nutrition news Eating to feel satisfied, not just "full" Making the choice to eat dessert -- daily London empowers us to form life-long habits that result in real, long-lasting change -- while meeting the demands of our busier-than-ever lifestyles. Dressing on the Side is the anti-diet book that will completely transform the way you think (and speak!) about food and health -- and help you lose weight for good.

The Physics of Star Trek

The Physics of Star Trek
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780465008636
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Release: 2007-08-02
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How does the Star Trek universe stack up against the real universe? What warps when you're traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?" will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780309064767
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Release: 2000-05-03
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.

Reclaiming Fair Use

Reclaiming Fair Use
Author: Patricia Aufderheide,Peter Jaszi
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780226374222
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Release: 2018-04-27
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the increasingly complex and combative arena of copyright in the digital age, record companies sue college students over peer-to-peer music sharing, YouTube removes home movies because of a song playing in the background, and filmmakers are denied a distribution deal when a permissions i proves undottable. Analyzing the dampening effect that copyright law can have on scholarship and creativity, Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi urge us to embrace in response a principle embedded in copyright law itself—fair use. Originally published in 2011, Reclaiming Fair Use challenged the widely held notion that copyright law is obsolete in an age of digital technologies. Beginning with a survey of the contemporary landscape of copyright law, Aufderheide and Jaszi drew on their years of experience advising documentary filmmakers, English teachers, performing arts scholars, and other creative professionals to lay out in detail how the principles of fair-use can be employed to avoid copyright violation. Taking stock of the vibrant remix culture that has only burgeoned since the book’s original publication, this new edition addresses the expanded reach of fair use—tracking the Twitter hashtag #WTFU (where’s the fair use?), the maturing of the transformativeness measure in legal disputes, the ongoing fight against automatic detection software, and the progress and delays of digitization initiatives around the country. Full of no-nonsense advice and practical examples, Reclaiming Fair Use remains essential reading for anyone interested in law, creativity, and the ever-broadening realm of new media.

Summary Analysis of The Longevity Paradox

Summary   Analysis of The Longevity Paradox
Author: ZIP Reads
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: ZIP Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2E9FAzt Renowned heart surgeon and bestselling author Dr. Steven Gundry takes us on a journey deep into the human gut to explain how your gut bacteria work to keep you healthy and young. He provides solutions to major health issues and suggests you take a fresh approach to your diet and lifestyle if you want to age gracefully and die young on the inside. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - A guide to the best and worst foods to increase longevity - Simple diet and workout tips to live longer - Why your gut bacteria could be killing you - Editorial Review - Background on Dr. Steven Gundry About the Original Book: There are a lot of aging myths out there, and Steven Gundry does his best to bust most of them. Forget what they told you - Aging is not normal and your longevity isn’t dependent on genes! Aging is simply the result of consuming lectins and other toxic compounds that destroy the good gut bacteria. All you have to do is take care of the good bacteria in your gut and eliminate the bad ones. By feeding the good guys the right foods and staying away from toxins, they, in turn, will strengthen your immune system and keep you healthy and strong for as long as possible. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Longevity Paradox. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/2E9FAzt to purchase a copy of the original book.

So You Want to be a Doctor

So You Want to be a Doctor
Author: Stephan Sanders,Harveer Dev,David Metcalfe
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780199686865
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Release: 2013-10
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So you want to be a doctor? Second Edition is the essential guide to getting into medical school, with advice on everything from work experience to interview preparation. Medical students and admissions tutors have contributed to profiles of every UK medical school and the book is packed with insider hints and tips you won't find anywhere else.

Summary Analysis of Factfulness

Summary   Analysis of Factfulness
Author: ZIP Reads
Pages: 44
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-04-22
Editor: ZIP Reads
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2qfdagm Hans Rosling challenges everything you thought you knew about the world in his groundbreaking book, Factfulness. Think you know what percent of the world is vaccinated? Or many people have access to electricity? Rosling proves that whatever you think, you're most likely wrong. Learn how to fight your own personal bias and get a more realistic perspective on the world with Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookRosling's original quiz to help determine where your world view standsThe ten "instincts" that lead us astrayDetailed guidance on how to fight the instinctsAnecdotal evidence of damange the instincts can haveAnalysis of troves of Rosling's data to paint a clearer picture of the worldEditorial reivewBackground on the author About the Original Book: In Factfulness, Rosling has compiled a life of work and research into a call-to-action for reason, rationality, and data. He argues that most people assume the world is worse off today than it was in the past, and that this is patently false. Using decades, and sometimes centuries, of data, he systemically counters many common notions held today--that the world is more violent, that more people live in poverty, and that population growth is not truly exponential--to name a few. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Factfulness. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.