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  • A scientist gone bad : how I went from the bench to the boardroom / Cynthia Robbins-Roth -- Technical writing : making sense out of manuals / Clayton R. Randall (second edition updated by Cynthia Robbins-Roth) -- Science writing : communicating with the masses / Sue Goetinck Ambrose -- Creating a publishing empire : how I gave up academic and became an entrepreneurial editor / Roger Longman -- Business information services : providing the data for industry / Mark D. Dibner -- Becoming a venture capitalist / Deepa Pakianathan -- Investment banking : dreams and reality / Peter Drake (second edition updated by Cynthia Robbins-Roth) -- How I became an analyst : science-based investment advising / Mary Ann Gray -- Entrepreneur and company founder : starting your own company and surviving / Ron Cohen -- Business development : making deals with science / Ronald Pepin -- The growth of a manager : from pure research to policy administration / Philip W. Hammer -- Regulatory affairs : keeping product development on track / Elizabeth D. Moyer -- Patent law careers : protecting the intellectual property of science / Alexandra J. Baran -- Entering biomedical and scientific consulting / Robert Roth -- Sales and marketing : so you want to sell? / Erin Hall Meade -- From doing research to moving research : my life in tech transfer / Paula Szoka -- Corporate communications : helping companies sell their stories / Tony Russo -- Executive search : the hunt for exceptional talent / Bente Hansen -- Consultant to the stars : advising CEOs for fun and profit / Carol Hall -- Biomedical consultant : specializing in technology assessment, strategic planning, and grant writing / Gail Schechter -- Science and public policy : translating between two worlds / David Applegate -- Economic development advisor : building a biotech industry for an entire country / Gina Lento -- Government agencies : directing science in the military / Genevieve Haddad -- Appendix : information resources about alternative careers for scientists / Cynthia Robbins-Roth.
  • Deliberation and Democracy --Plato Was Not So Far Wrong: Recalling Athenian Democracy --A Reappraisal of the Medieval Approach Will Lead to Excellent Deliberators --Beware of Those Who Think They Possess the Truth! --Let Us Learn How to Deliberate before Deliberating! --Between Ethics and Biomedicine.
  • 1. Revisiting Models -- Paradigm Change for Science Communication: Commercial Science Needs a Critical Public / Martin W. Bauer, p. 7-25 -- European Trends in Science Communication / Michel Claessens, p. 27-38 -- Words and Figures of the Public: the Misunderstanding in Scientific Communication / Joëlle Le Marec and Igor Babou, p. 39-54 -- Representation and Deliberation: New Perspectives on Communication Among Actors in Science and Technology Innovation / Giuseppe Pellegrini, p. 55-69 -- Medialization of Science as a Prerequisite of Its Legitimization and Political Relevance / Hans Peter Peters, Harald Heinrichs, Arlena Jung, Monika Kallfass and Imme Petersen, p. 71-92 -- On and about the Deficit Model in an Age of Free Flow / Bernard Schiele, p. 93-117 -- Towards an Analytical Framework of Science Communication Models / Brian Trench, p. 119-135 -- 2. Crossing Boundaries -- Before and After Science: Science and Technology in Pop Music, 1970-1990 / Massimiano Bucchi and Andrea Lorenzet, p. 139-150 -- The More, the Earlier, the Better: Science Communication Supports Science Education / Cheng Donghong and Shi Shunke, p. 151-163 -- Hollywood Knowledge: Communication Between Scientific and Entertainment Cultures / David A. Kirby, p. 165-180 -- Situating Science in the Social Context by Cross-Sectoral Collaboration / Jenni Metcalfe, Michelle Riedlinger and Anne Pisarski, p. 181-197-- 3. Developing Strategies -- From Science Communication to Knowledge Brokering: the Shift from 'Science Push' to 'Policy Pull' / Alex T. Bielak, Andrew Campbell, Shealagh Pope, Karl Schaefer and Louise Shaxson, p. 201-226 -- Science Advocacy: Challenging Task, Difficult Pathways / Toss Gascoigne, p. 227-241 -- The Epistemic Jumble of Sustainable Development / Yves Jeanneret, p. 243-257 -- In Search of Dialogue: Staging Science Communication in Consensus Conferences / Maja Horst, p. 259-274 -- So Where's the Theory? On the Relationship between Science Communication Practice and Research / Steve Miller, p. 275-287 -- From Democratization of Knowledge to Bridge Building between Science, Technology and Society / Lise Santerre, p. 289-300 -- Bringing Science to the Public / Jan Riise.
  • Preface --Introduction --1.Preparing a scientific presentation --2.The structure of a scientific presentation --3.Visual displays: how to (and not to) use them --4.Delivery --App.A Checklist for presentations --App. BEvaluation form.
  • "Clear, polished, and stimulating presentations are as important to the scientific profession as they are to business, yet most scientists never receive formal training in the creation, delivery, and evaluation of such material." ... "Designing Science Presentations provides visually intensive guidance at every step-from the construction of original figures to the presentation and delivery of those figures in papers, slideshows, posters, and websites." --Excerpts from publisher's description.
  • v. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-Z.
  • A fully searchable, working editorial site of articles by scientists and scientific historians in the fields of biochemistry and physiology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, microbiology and virology, plant science, structural biology, and science and society.
  • Entomology. 3rd ed. 2005, Springer
  • v. 1. Abortion-medical science -- v. 2. Medicine and art--zoology.
  • How science works -- Origin of the theory of evolution: time and change -- Origin of the theory of evolution: social aspects -- Molecular basis of evolutionary theory -- History of the earth and the origin of life -- Origin of species -- Evolution of humans.
  • ch. 1. From macrooptics to microoptics: an overview, p. 1-12 -- ch. 2. Optical components with small dimensions, p. 13-32 -- ch. 3. Lithographic fabrication technology, p. 33-76 -- ch. 4. Measurement and characterization of microoptics, p. 77-92 -- ch. 5. Refractive microoptics, p. 93-131 -- ch. 6. Diffractive microoptics, p. 133-180 -- ch. 7. Integrated waveguide optics, p. 181-205 -- ch. 8. Microoptical systems, p. 207-228 -- ch. 9. Optoelectronic devices and smart pixel arrays, p. 229-250 -- ch. 10. Array illuminators, p. 251-276 -- ch. 11. Microoptical components for beam shaping, p. 277-303 -- ch. 12. Microoptics for optical information technology, p. 305-336 -- ch. 13. Microoptics in optical design, p. 337-353 -- ch. 14. Novel directions, p. 355-381.
  • Optimization in medicine 2008, Springer
  • Introduction and scope --Magnitude of Raman scattering --Collection and detection of Raman scattering --Signal-to-noise in Raman spectroscopy --Instrumentation overview and spectrometer performance --Sampling modes in Raman spectroscopy --Lasers for Roman spectroscopy --Dispersive Raman spectrometers --Nondispersive Raman spectrometers --Calibration and validation --Raman microscopy and imaging --Fiber-optic Raman sampling --Raman spectroscopy of surfaces.
  • Medicine, media, and the dramaturgy of biomedical research: historical perspectives / John H. Warner -- Delgado's brave bulls: the marketing of a seductive idea and a lesson for contemporary biomedical research / Peter J. Snyder -- Adrenal transplantation for Parkinson's disease / Dennis D. Spencer -- The use of SSRIs in the treatment of childhood depression: a scientific dialectic / Peter Fonagy -- Media coverage of stem cell research / David H. Smith, Aaron Klink, Julius Landwirth -- Medicine's obsession with disclosure of financial conflicts: fixing the wrong problem / Jerome P. Kassirer -- In support of industry-sponsored clinical research / Declan P. Doogan -- Prevailing truth: the interface between religion and science / Wesley Carr -- Science meets fundamentalist religion / Pat Shipman -- Uneasy alliance: the intersection of government science, politics and policymaking / Ruth J. Katz -- On the relationship between scientists and journalists: reflections by an ethicist / Robert J. Levine -- Don't shoot the messenger / Laura Spinney -- Future trends in medical research publishing / Harry W. McConnell, Ashley Pardy -- Conclusion: the ethics of scientific disclosure / Peter J. Snyder, Linda C. Mayes.
  • The book does not focus primarily on grammar, but includes sections on important facets, such as 'voices' and tenses. It also addresses problems associated with writing other texts (reports, reviews, emails, social/professional networking communications etc.). Composed (with inputs from numerous senior scientists) by authors who have written, revised or edited more than 4,000 papers, A Scientific Approach to Scientific Writing will be essential reading for non-native English-speaking students and researchers of all disciplines, and a valuable resource for those with English as a first language."--pub. desc.
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Scientific training and personal development -- 3. The scientific method -- 4. Attributes required by research scientists -- 5. The impact of managerialism -- 6. Leadership in science -- 7. Insights from notable scientists -- 8. Future challenges for scientific research.
  • Like many fields of science, the future of medicine is frequently predicted by the science fiction writers of today, very much as many of today's medical advances were presaged by science fiction stories of the past. In this book, physician and science fiction author Brad Aiken conveys his own speculations about our medical future through nine highly entertaining and thought-provoking short stories. Touching upon a great variety of themes, including but not limited to telemedicine and remote surgery, vaccination strategies against unknown deathly pathogens, nanomedicine to cure diseases and retard ageing, bionics, cloning and euthanasia, we get a glimpse of what might be awaiting humanity. Yet, in these stories it is always the protagonists, humans after all, who remain at the center stage, not the new technologies. This provides the fictional material with a unique blend of science fiction and social fantasy. It also warns us to be wary of the pitfalls of too much reliance on dehumanizing technology and to make sure it remains our helper, not our master. Last but not least, an extensive scientific essay investigates the interplay between science fiction and both past and current advances in medical sciences and technology, making the link to the fictional material in the book as well as to the relevant scientific literature.
  • Career management / Peggy A. Pritchard -- Continuing professional development / Christine Faerber and Anngienetta Johnson -- Training and working abroad / Mary Osborn -- Climbing the ladder / Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac -- Mentoring / Christine S. Grant -- Networking / Patricia Rankin and Joyce McCarl Nielsen -- Mental toughness / Peggy A. Pritchard -- Personal style / M. Elizabeth Cannon and Kathleen Sendall -- Communicating science / Christine Szymanski -- Time stress / Peggy A. Pritchard -- Balancing professional and personal life / Sarah E. Randolph ... [et al.] -- Transitions / Margaret Ann-Armour and Dorothy Tovell.
  • "Mathematics for astronomy" at universities in Copernicus' time /Grazina Rosińska --The University of Salamanca and the renaissance of astronomy during the second half of the 15th century /José Chabás --Medical science and medical teachings at the University of Salamanca in the 15th century /Luis García Ballester --The faculty of medicine of Valencia /José M. López Piñero --The cultivation of astronomy in Spanish universities in the latter half of the 16th century /Victor Navarro-Brotons --The Sphere of Jacques du Chevreul: astronomy at the University of Paris in the 1620s /Roger Ariew --Lectures and practices: the variety of mathematical and mechanical teaching at the University of Uppsala in the 17th century /Maija Kallinen --Mathematical research in Italian universities in the modern era /Maria Teresa Borgato --Universities, academies, and sciences in the modern age /Luigi Pepe --Natural philosophy and mathematics in Portuguese universities, 1550-1650 /Luís Miguel Carolino & Henrique Leitão --Venetian policy toward the University of Padua and scientific progress during the 18th century /Piero del Negro --Candide in Caledonia: the culture of science in the Scottish universities, 1690-1805 /Paul Wood --The sciences at the University of Rome in the 18th century /Ugo Baldini --Enlightenment and renovation in the Spanish university /José Luis Peset --Spanish chemistry textbooks during late 18th century /Antonio García Belmar and José Ramón Bertomeu Sánchez --Botany in University studies in the late 18th century : the case of Valencia University /Cristina Sendra-Mocholí --Scientific education and the crisis of the university in 18th century Barcelona /Agustí Nieto-Galan & Antoni Roca-Rosell --The theories of Copernicus and Newton in the Viceroyship of Nueva Granada and the Audiencia de Caracas during the 18th century /Luis Carlos Arboleda Aparicio & Diana Soto Arango.
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