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  • Demon-Haunted Worldby Carl Sagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    "A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." *The Washington Post Book World How can we make intelligent decisions... more...

  • From Galileo to Gell-Mannby Marco Bersanelli; Marco Gargantini

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    From time to time, the diligent science student huddled over dense volumes of research findings and highly technical data will stumble upon a truly rare treasure: the author?s answer to the question of, ?Why?? Why did the authors of these volumes commit themselves so ardently to life in the laboratory? What was it that motivated them to keep their... more...

  • Investigating Our Experience in the Worldby April L. Morgan

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    At once accessible and sophisticated, this primer introduces a set of specific principles and procedures designed to promote a deeper understanding of the nuances of human experience and reflection. The empirical, qualitative approach outlined in this book, which has been refined over the past thirty years at the University of Tennessee, uses... more...

  • Duoethnographyby Joe Norris; Richard D. Sawyer; Darren Lund; Lisa M Given

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Duoethnography is a collaborative research methodology in which two or more researchers juxtapose their life histories in order to provide multiple understandings of a social phenomenon. Using their own biographies as sites of research and creating dialogic narratives, they provide multiple perspectives of this phenomenon for the reader, inviting... more...

  • Multidimensional Journal Evaluationby Stefanie Haustein

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00

    Scientific communication depends primarily on publishing in journals. The most important indicator to determine the influence of a journal is the Impact Factor. Since this factor only measures the average number of citations per article in a certain time window, it can be argued that it does not reflect the actual value of a periodical. This book defines... more...

  • Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Advocacyby Norman K Denzin; Michael D Giardina

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    The plenary volume from the Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (2011) examines the politics of advocacy and the context in which scholars are encouraged to pursue social justice agendas, be human rights advocates, and do work that honors the core values of human dignity and freedom from fear and violence. Contributions from many... more...

  • Winning The Game Scientists Playby Carl Sindermann

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 18.00

    A guide to all the different roles scientists must play-from "concertmaster" to "producer"--to succeed in the high-stakes world of professional science. more...

  • The Higgs Bosonby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99

    As the old adage goes, where there?s smoke, there?s fire. Where there is effect, there must be cause. The planet Neptune was found in 1846 because the mathematics of Newton's laws, when applied to the orbit of Uranus, said some massive body had to be there. Astronomers eventually found it, using the best telescopes available to peer into the sky.... more...

  • Global Dimensions of Qualitative Inquiryby Norman K Denzin; Michael D Giardina

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00

    This focused collection of original articles addresses the global dynamics of qualitative inquiry and the contextual dimensions within which such inquiry takes place. Contributions from many of the world's leading qualitative researchers in communications, education, sociology, and related disciplines focus on the changing landscape of social media,... more...

  • Principles and Practices of Method Validationby A. Fajgelj; A. Ambrus

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2000; US$ 136.00

    Principles and Practices of Method Validation is an overview of the most recent approaches used for method validation in cases when a large number of analytes are determined from a single aliquot and where a large number of samples are to be analysed. Much of the content relates to the validation of new methods for pesticide residue analysis in foodstuffs... more...