How to Love Animals is a lively and important portrait of our evolving relationship with animals, and how we can share our planet fairly. In an age of extinction and pandemics, our relationship with animals has become unsustainable. Mance seeks answers from chefs, farmers, activists, philosophers, politicians and tech visionaries who are redefining how we think about animals.
Francis Bacon - a leading figure in the history of science - never made a major discovery, provided a lasting explanation of any physical phenomena or revealed any hidden laws of nature. How then can he rank as he does alongside Newton?
For centuries, women have been involved in science, medicine, biology, research and discoveries, yet few have received the acknowledgement and recognition that they deserve. Some have worked with a spouse, some have worked in a university or research centre, and some have chanced upon a number of insights which have revolutionised science and biology as well as microbiology.
Science in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Istanbul, Harun Küçük argues, was without leisure, a phenomenon spurred by the hyperinflation a century earlier when scientific texts all but disappeared from the college curriculum and inflation reduced the wages of professors to one-tenth of what they were in the sixteenth century. It was during this tumultuous period that philosophy and theory, the more leisurely aspects of naturalism--and the pursuit of "knowledge for knowledge's sake"--vanished altogether from the city.
"A radical retelling... Poskett deftly blends the achievements of little-known figures into the wider history of science... The book brims with clarity."--Financial Times The history of science as it has never been told before: a tale of outsiders and unsung heroes from far beyond the Western canon that most of us are taught.
Argues that the Chinese Nationalist government's retreat inland during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), its consequent need for inland resources, and its participation in new scientific and technical relationships with the United States led to fundamental changes in how the Nationalists engaged with science and technology as tools to promote development.
This book is intended to reach a multidisciplinary audience of students and professionals working in the data sciences, the library sciences, and all of the STEM sciences. The chapters introduce and describe general concepts that can be understood by any intelligent reader. With each new concept, there follow practical examples selected from various scientific disciplines. In these cases, technical points and specialized vocabulary are linked to glossary items, where the item is clarified and expanded.
Although the authors are in fields ranging from philosophy to computer science and were in locations ranging from rural Malaysia to Beijing, they uniformly responded to the COVID with a deep sense of loss and disappointment for the interruption of the years they had planned for so long.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming human society in fundamental and profound ways. Not since the Age of Reason have we changed how we approach security, economics, order, and even knowledge itself. In the Age of AI, three deep and accomplished thinkers come together to consider what AI will mean for us all
This book explores what the experience of being outside under a natural starry sky-how important it is to human life, and how so many people don't know this experience. It combines the lyrical writing of Paul Bogard with the night-sky photography of Beau Rogers.
As science increasingly became part of public culture and debate, its spokespersons recognized the need to harness the presumed power of public speech to recommend the moral relevance of scientific ideas and attitudes. With this wider context in mind, The Voice of Science explores the efforts of five celebrity British Scientists--John Tyndall, Thomas Henry Huxley, Richard Proctor, Alfred Russel Wallace, and Henry Drummond--to articulate and embody a moral vision of the scientific life on American lecture platforms.