Molecular Visions  Organic  Inorganic  Organometallic  Molecular Model Kit  1 by Darling Models to accompany Organic Chemistry Book

Molecular Visions Organic Inorganic Organometallic Molecular Model Kit 1 by Darling Models to accompany Organic Chemistry


  • Author : Darling Models
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2000-04-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0964883716

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Molecular Visions Organic Inorganic Organometallic Molecular Model Kit 1 by Darling Models to accompany Organic Chemistry Excerpt :

Molecular models are as vital a tool for the study of chemistry as calculators are for the study of mathematics. Molecular Visions models may be assembled in infinite combinations enabling the user to construct not only familiar configurations but also undiscovered possibilities. Models are intended to inspire the imagination, stimulate thought, and assist the visualization process. They present the user with a solid form of an abstract object that can otherwise only be visualized by the chemist. While chemistry textbooks use letters and graphics to describe molecules, molecular models make them "real". MOLECULAR VISIONS Organic Kit #1 is in a green plastic box, 9"x4"x2"

The Molecular Vision of Life Book
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The Molecular Vision of Life


  • Author : Lily E. Kay
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195111439

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The Molecular Vision of Life Excerpt :

Molecular biology had its origins in chemistry and physical biochemistry between 1930 and the elucidation of DNA in the mid 1950s. Lily Kay argues that molecular biology did not "evolve" in a random fashion but, rather, was an expression of systematic efforts by scientists and the foundations they relied upon for financial support to direct the development of biological research toward a shared vision of science and society.

Organic Molecular Model Kit Book

Organic Molecular Model Kit


  • Author : Steve Darling
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 2006-08-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0132334712

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Organic Molecular Model Kit Excerpt :

Darling Models(tm) contain various pieces used to build atoms, bonds and molecules. These models bring visual representation and hands on learning to the microscopic world of molecules.

The Grasslands of the United States Book

The Grasslands of the United States


  • Author : James Earl Sherow
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 389
  • ISBN 10 : 9781851097203

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The Grasslands of the United States Excerpt :

This unique survey of the environmental history of the grasslands in the United States explores the ecological, social, and economic networks enmeshing humans in this biome over the last 10,000 years. * 44 pages of original documents such as the Homestead Act (1862) and the Taylor Grazing Act (1934), Yellow Wolf's concerns with the disappearance of bison (1847), testimony of Kiowas as they sought to protect their reservation, to excerpts from Ron Arnold, one of the main advocates of the Wise Use Movement * Each chapter and case study comes complete with corresponding illustrations, maps, charts, or tables

Programmed Visions Book

Programmed Visions


  • Author : Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-29
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262294614

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A theoretical examination of the surprising emergence of software as a guiding metaphor for our neoliberal world. New media thrives on cycles of obsolescence and renewal: from celebrations of cyber-everything to Y2K, from the dot-com bust to the next big things—mobile mobs, Web 3.0, cloud computing. In Programmed Visions, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun argues that these cycles result in part from the ways in which new media encapsulates a logic of programmability. New media proliferates “programmed visions,” which seek to shape and predict—even embody—a future based on past data. These programmed visions have also made computers, based on metaphor, metaphors for metaphor itself, for a general logic of substitutability. Chun argues that the clarity offered by software as metaphor should make us pause, because software also engenders a profound sense of ignorance: who knows what lurks behind our smiling interfaces, behind the objects we click and manipulate? The combination of what can be seen and not seen, known (knowable) and not known—its separation of interface from algorithm and software from hardware—makes it a powerful metaphor for everything we believe is invisible yet generates visible, logical effects, from genetics to the invisible hand of the market, from ideology to culture.

Story Re Visions Book

Story Re Visions


  • Author : Alan Parry
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 1994-09-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 089862570X

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"Once upon a time, everything was understood through stories....The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said that 'if we possess our why of life we can put up with almost any how.'...Stories always dealt with the why' questions. The answers they gave did not have to be literally true; they only had to satisfy people's curiosity by providing an answer, less for the mind than for the soul." --From Chapter 1 Each of us has a story to tell that is uniquely personal and profoundly meaningful. The goal of the modern therapist is to help clients probe deeply enough to find their own voice, describe their experiences, and create a narrative in which a life story takes shape and makes sense. Emphasizing the vital connections among personal experience, family, and community, the authors of this provocative new book explore the role of narrative therapy within the context of a postmodern culture. They employ the interactional dynamics of family therapy to demonstrate how to help people deconstruct oppressive and debilitating perspectives, replace them with liberating and legitimizing stories, and develop a framework of meaning and direction for more intentional, more fulfilling lives. Blending scientific theory with literary aesthetics, Story Re-Visions presents a comprehensive collection of specific narrative therapy techniques, inventions, interviewing guidelines, and therapeutic questions. The book examines the development of the postmodern phenomenon, tracing its evolution across time and disciplines. It discusses paradigmatic traditions, the meaning of modernism, and the ways in which the ancient, binding narratives have lost their power to inspire uncritical assent. Methods for doing narrative therapy in a destoried world are presented, with suggestions for meeting the challenges of postmodern value systems and ethical dilemmas. Numerous case examples and dialogues illustrate ways to help people become authors of their own stories, and each of the last four chapters con

New Visions in Plant Science Book

New Visions in Plant Science


  • Author : Özge Çelik
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-09-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789237023

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New Visions in Plant Science Excerpt :

Over the past decade, progress in plant science and molecular technologies has grown considerably. This book focuses on plant biotechnology applications specializing in certain aspects of breeding and molecular marker-assisted selection processes, omic strategies, usage of bioinformatic tools, and nanotechnological improvements in agricultural sciences. Most farmers and breeders can no longer simply turn to the older strategies, and new instructions are needed to adapt their systems to achieve their production goals. The book covers new information on using metabolomics and nanotechnology in agriculture. In these circumstances, all new data and technology are very important in plant science. The topics in this book are practical and user-friendly. They allow practitioners, students, and academicians with specific background knowledge to feel confident about the principles presented on a new generation of molecular plant biotechnology applications.

Visions of Community in Nazi Germany Book

Visions of Community in Nazi Germany


  • Author : Martina Steber
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199689590

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Visions of Community in Nazi Germany Excerpt :

Examines the concept of Volksgemeinschaft - 'the people's community' - as the Nazis' central vision of community during the Nazi regime. This volume offers a comprehensive collection of studies on social engineering by the state in Nazi Germany.

Anthropoid Origins Book

Anthropoid Origins


  • Author : Callum Ross
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 749
  • ISBN 10 : 0306481200

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Anthropoid Origins Excerpt :

This second edition will be an edited volume of interest to those who do research and teach about the evolution of primates. It aims to convey to primatologists, anthropologists, palaeontologists, and neuroscientists the most recent studies of primate phylogeny, the anthropoid fossil record, the evolution of the primate visual system, and the origin of the anthropoid social systems. This title includes a CD-ROM and color figures.

Visions of Compassion Book

Visions of Compassion


  • Author : Williams James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry Richard J Davidson, PhD
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-01-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195130430

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'Science and Compassion' examines how the views of Western behavioural science hold up to scrutiny by Tibetan Buddhists. An essay by the Dalai Lama reveals his views on human nature, offering a useful exposition of the Buddhist point of view.|HC

Who Wrote the Book of Life  Book

Who Wrote the Book of Life


  • Author : Lily E. Kay
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 441
  • ISBN 10 : 0804734178

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Who Wrote the Book of Life Excerpt :

This is a detailed history of one of the most important and dramatic episodes in modern science, recounted from the novel vantage point of the dawn of the information age and its impact on representations of nature, heredity, and society. Drawing on archives, published sources, and interviews, the author situates work on the genetic code (1953-70) within the history of life science, the rise of communication technosciences (cybernetics, information theory, and computers), the intersection of molecular biology with cryptanalysis and linguistics, and the social history of postwar Europe and the United States. Kay draws out the historical specificity in the process by which the central biological problem of DNA-based protein synthesis came to be metaphorically represented as an information code and a writing technology—and consequently as a “book of life.” This molecular writing and reading is part of the cultural production of the Nuclear Age, its power amplified by the centuries-old theistic resonance of the “book of life” metaphor. Yet, as the author points out, these are just metaphors: analogies, not ontologies. Necessary and productive as they have been, they have their epistemological limitations. Deploying analyses of language, cryptology, and information theory, the author persuasively argues that, technically speaking, the genetic code is not a code, DNA is not a language, and the genome is not an information system (objections voiced by experts as early as the 1950s). Thus her historical reconstruction and analyses also serve as a critique of the new genomic biopower. Genomic textuality has become a fact of life, a metaphor literalized, she claims, as human genome projects promise new levels of control over life through the meta-level of information: control of the word (the DNA sequences) and its editing and rewriting. But the author shows how the humbling limits of these scriptural metaphors also pose a challenge to the textual and material mastery of

Embodied Visions Book

Embodied Visions


  • Author : Torben Grodal
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190451646

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Embodied Visions presents a groundbreaking analysis of film through the lens of bioculturalism, revealing how human biology as well as human culture determine how films are made and experienced. Throughout his study, Torben Grodal uses the breakthroughs of modern brain science to explain central features of film aesthetics and to construct a general model of aesthetic experience-what he terms the PECMA flow model-that demonstrates the movement of information and emotions in the brain when viewing film. Examining a wide array of genres-animation, romance, pornography, fantasy, horror-from evolutionary and psychological perspectives, Grodal also reflects on social issues at the intersection of film theory and neuropsychology. These include moral problems in film viewing, how we experience realism and character identification, and the value of the subjective forms that cinema uniquely elaborates.

Multi level Governance Book

Multi level Governance


  • Author : Ian Bache
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191531804

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The power and future role of nation states are a topic of increasing importance. The dispersion of authority both vertically to supranational and subnational institutions and horizontally to non-state actors has challenged the structure and capacity of national governments. Multi-level governance has emerged as an important concept for understanding the dynamic relationships between state and non-state actors within territorially overarching networks. Multi-level Governance explores definitions and applications of the concept by drawing on contributions from scholars with different concerns within the broad discipline of Political Studies. It contends that new analytical frameworks that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and epistemological positions are essential for comprehending the changing nature of governance. In this context, this volume undertakes a critical assessment of both the potentialities and the limitations of multi-level governance.

The German Myth of the East Book

The German Myth of the East


  • Author : Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199605163

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The German Myth of the East Excerpt :

An examination of the various different expressions of the distinctive German 'myth of the East' that has been such a marked feature of German culture over the last two centuries, influencing German attitudes both to Eastern Europe itself and also to Germans' own sense of identity.

Canadian Criminal Justice Book

Canadian Criminal Justice


  • Author : Curt Taylor Griffiths
  • Publisher : Halifax, NS : Ferguson Library for Print Handicapped Students
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Pages : 687
  • ISBN 10 : 0774734035

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