The Public Nature of Science under Assault: Politics, by Professor Dr. ,Helga Nowotny Ph.D., Professor Dominique

By Professor Dr. ,Helga Nowotny Ph.D., Professor Dominique Pestre, Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Schmidt-Aßmann, Professor Dr. Helmuth Schulze-Fielitz, Professor Dr. Hans-Heinrich Trute (auth.)

Science has improvement from a self-evident public reliable to being hugely valued in different contexts for various purposes: strengthening the industrial competitiveness and, particularly in high-tech fields, as a monetary funding for destiny profits. This has been observed through a shift from public to personal investment with highbrow estate rights gaining value. yet in modern democracies electorate have additionally began to voice their issues approximately technology and expertise comparable hazards, not easy larger participation in decision-making and within the atmosphere of study priorities. The ebook examines the criminal matters and responses vis-� -vis those adjustments of the character of public technology. It discusses their normative content material in addition to the inherent boundaries of the legislation in assembly those challenges.

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Birds of Prey of the World by Robin Chittenden

By Robin Chittenden

A Golden advisor ® FROM ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
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Some of the main remarkable and awe-inspiring predators on the earth, the raptors, or birds of prey have captivated us for hundreds of years. This Golden advisor from St. Martin's Press deals a desirable examine those terrific birds.

* Covers all raptors, together with hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons, and owls
* looking suggestions, migration, habitats, and more
* Wings, eyesight, and different striking adaptations

Includes easy-to-understand and concise textual content, in addition to lovely full-color illustrations of the global species of raptors.

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In the Sierra: Mountain Writings by Kenneth Rexroth

By Kenneth Rexroth

Over the process his existence, Kenneth Rexroth wrote concerning the Sierra Nevada larger than a person. innovative by way of environmental ethics and resembling the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth’s poetry and prose defined the way in which Californians have continuously skilled and enjoyed the excessive Sierra. Contained during this incredible assortment are transcendent nature poems, in addition to prose decisions from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, released and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence. Famed science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has compiled a present for enthusiasts of mountains and poetry either. This quantity additionally includes Robinson’s advent and notes, photos of Rexroth, a map of Rexroth’s travels, and an grand astronomical research of Rexroth’s poems via the fiction author Carter Scholz.

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The Solar Eclipse of 2017: Where and How to Best View It by Wolfgang Held

By Wolfgang Held

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there'll be a sun eclipse of the sunlight noticeable from huge elements of North the US, from Oregon throughout to South Carolina. it will likely be the 1st overall eclipse obvious from mainland US considering the fact that 1979, and there'll now not be an important overall eclipse in Europe until eventually 2026. for lots of westerners, hence, 2017 is the easiest chance for many years to view a sunlight eclipse.<br><br>Preparation is vital to effectively gazing an eclipse. This advisor to the 2017 eclipse tells you the simplest areas and targeted instances to work out the eclipse (including targeted maps), in addition to plenty of pointers on the easiest destinations, defense gear, and what to anticipate, minute by way of minute.<br><br>The awe-inspiring nature of experiencing a complete eclipse can't be underestimated. This beneficial publication might help you're making the main of these few helpful mins.

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Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story... with Wings by Mark Bittner

By Mark Bittner

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is the inspiring tale of the way one guy came upon his life’s work—and precise love—among a gang of untamed parrots roosting in a single of America’s so much picturesque city settings.

Mark Bittner used to be down on his good fortune. He’d long gone to San Francisco on the age of twenty-one to take a stab at a tune profession, yet he hadn’t had a lot good fortune. After a long time as an odd-jobber within the sector, he permitted paintings as a housekeeper for an aged girl. The gig got here with a rent-free studio residence at the city’s famed Telegraph Hill, which had one way or the other turn into domestic to a flock of brilliantly coloured wild parrots.

In this unforgettable tale, Bittner recounts how he grew to become serious about the birds and made up his brain to get to understand them and achieve their belief. He succeeds to this kind of measure that he turns into the neighborhood wild parrot professional and a vacationer allure. humans can’t support gawking on the guy who, in the course of day-by-day feedings, stands with parrots perched alongside either fingers and atop his head. while a documentary filmmaker comes alongside to trap the phenomenon on movie, the tale takes a stunning flip, and Bittner’s lifestyles actually takes flight.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Volcano! (Nature's Fury - Britannica Digital Learning) by Anita Ganeri

By Anita Ganeri

Age diversity: nine - 12 Years.

Table of Contents

What Are Volcanoes? 4
How Do Volcanoes shape? 6
Inside a Volcano 8
Shields and Cinders 10
Explosive Volcanoes 12
Mountains and Islands 14
Volcano Destruction 16
Environmental results 18
Mud and Flood 20
Living with Volcanoes 22
Human catastrophe 24
Rescue and reduction 26
Volcano technology 28
Glossary 30
Further info 31
Index 32

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Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help by Rafe Sagarin

By Rafe Sagarin

EISBN-13: 978-0-465-02981-5

Despite the billions of greenbacks we’ve poured into international wars, fatherland safeguard, and catastrophe reaction, we're essentially no larger ready for the following terrorist assault or exceptional flood than we have been in 2001. Our reaction to disaster is still unchanged: upload one other step to airport defense, one other meter to the levee wall. This strategy has proved completely useless: reacting to prior threats and attempting to are expecting destiny dangers will purely waste assets in our more and more unpredictable world.

In Learning from the Octopus, ecologist and protection professional Rafe Sagarin rethinks the likely intractable challenge of defense by way of drawing concept from a shocking resource: nature. organic organisms were living—and thriving—on a risk-filled planet for billions of years. Remarkably, they've got performed it with no making plans, predicting, or attempting to ideal their responses to advanced threats. particularly, they only adapt to unravel the demanding situations they consistently face.

Military leaders, public well-being officers, and enterprise pros may all prefer to be extra adaptable, yet few have discovered how. Sagarinargues that we will examine from gazing how nature is equipped, how organisms study, how they carry partnerships, and the way existence always diversifies in this unpredictable planet.

As quickly as we dip our feet right into a chilly Pacific tidepool and watch what we idea was once a rock develop into an octopus, jetting away in a cloud of ink, we will start to see the how human adaptability can mimic usual version. an analogous mechanisms that enabled the octopus’s break out additionally enable our immune process to chase away new infectious ailments, helped infantrymen in Iraq to acknowledge the specter of IEDs, and aided Google in constructing quicker how one can realize flu outbreaks.

While we'll by no means be ready to are expecting the subsequent earthquake, terrorist assault, or marketplace fluctuation, nature can advisor us in constructing safeguard structures that aren't basically reactive yet proactive, holistic, and adaptable. From the tidepools of Monterey to the mountains of Kazakhstan, Sagarin takes us on an eye-opening travel of the safety demanding situations we are facing, and exhibits us how we'd discover ways to reply extra successfully to the unknown threats lurking in our destiny.

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