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Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future

Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis

Noted coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey and environmental scientist Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show that the quantitative mathematical models policy makers and government administrators use to form environmental policies are seriously flawed. Based on unrealistic... (read more)


Philosophy of Science
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Sustainability: The Basics (Basics)

Peter Jacques

Sustainability is concerned with the issues around the ongoing and mutual preservation of both society and the environment. It is a widely used term and supposed goal for many governments but it is also easily misunderstood. Sustainability: The Basics... (read more)


Experiments
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Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World (MacMillan Science)

Eugenie Samuel Reich

Highly regarded science journalist Eugenie Samuel Reich recounts the case of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schön, who faked the discovery of a new superconductor at the world famous Bell Laboratories. Many of the worlds top scientific... (read more)


Technology
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Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers

John Essick

Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Second Edition, provides a "learn-by-doing" approach to acquiring the computer-based skills used in daily experimental work in engineering and the sciences. Ideal as an instructional lab... (read more)


Microscopes
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Low Voltage Electron Microscopy: Principles and Applications (RMS - Royal Microscopical Society)

David Bell

This timely book delves into the rapidly developing, and cutting-edge field, of low-voltage electron microscopy that has only recently become available due to the rapid developments in the electron optics design and image processing. Low-voltage... (read more)


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