Toward a New Dimension Book

Toward a New Dimension


  • Author : Anne Marcovich
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2014-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191024009

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Over the course of the last thirty years, the investigation of objects at the nano scale has rocketed. Nanoscale scientific research has not only powerfully affected the amount and orientation of knowledge, it has perhaps even more significantly redirected the ways in which much research work is carried out, changed scientists' methodology and reasoning processes, and influenced aspects of the structure of career trajectory and the functioning of scientific disciplines. This book identifies key historical moments and episodes in the birth and evolution of nanoscience, discusses the novel repertory of epistemological concerns of practitioners, and signals sociological propensities. As Galileo's telescope explored the moon's surface four hundred years ago, nano instrumentation now makes it possible to see the surface of single molecules. Moreover, practitioners are able to manipulate individual atoms and molecules at will to produce pre-designed synthetic materials, non-existent in nature. The combinatorial of heightened observational capacity and the tailoring of synthetic artificial materials exhibiting hitherto novel physical properties has widened and transformed the worlds of scientific knowledge and technical artefact. This book invites the question: to what extent does nanoscale scientific research constitute a kind of 'scientific revolution'?

The Story of Science  Einstein Adds a New Dimension Book
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The Story of Science Einstein Adds a New Dimension


  • Author : Joy Hakim
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588345271

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In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic world (the realm of quantum physics). Students will learn why relativity and quantum theory revolutionized our world and led to the most important ideas in modern science, maybe of all time. In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.

Toward a New Strategy for Development Book

Toward a New Strategy for Development


  • Author : Albert O. Hirschman
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-05-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483188942

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Toward a New Strategy for Development: A Rothko Chapel Colloquium is a collection of papers commissioned by the Rothko Chapel and presented at a colloquium held in Houston, Texas on February 3-5, 1977. The colloquium provided a forum for discussing the need for a new strategy for development, with emphasis on needs and programs from the perspectives of the developed countries at the center of the world's economic system and of the developing countries at its periphery, and from the standpoint of different disciplines. Comprised of 10 chapters, this book begins with an introduction to Marxism and its congruence with other neoclassical doctrines such as the Chicago School, followed by a discussion on development economics as well as the conditions that gave rise to the rapidly growing interest in development. The next chapter traces the origins and history of one major body of Latin American ideas on development since the early 1950s: the United Nation's Economic Commission for Latin America. Subsequent chapters explore internal issues of development within countries, with emphasis on urban and rural bias as well as factors that influence regional development policy; the postwar economic experience of the Third World; and the reactions of developed countries to calls for a new international economic order. This monograph will be of interest to economists and sociologists.

Toward a New Enlightenment Book

Toward a New Enlightenment


  • Author : Paul Kurtz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351294386

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Paul Kurtz has been the dominant voice of secular humanism over the past thirty years. This compilation of his work reveals the scope of his thinking on the basic topics of our time and his many and varied contributions to the cause of free thought. It focuses on the central issues that have concerned Kurtz throughout his career: ethics, politics, education, religion, science, and pseudoscience. The chapters are linked by a common theme: the need for a new enlightenment, one committed to the use of rationality and skepticism, but also devoted to realizing the highest values of humanist culture. Many writings included here were first published in magazines and journals long unavailable. Some of the essays have never before been published. They now appear as a coherent whole for the first time. Also included is an extensive bibliography of Kurtz's writings. Toward a New Enlightenment is essential for those who know and admire Paul Kurtz's work. It will also be an important resource for students of philosophy, political science, ethics, and religion. Among the chapters are: "Humanist Ethics: Eating the Forbidden Fruit"; "Relevance of Science to Ethics"; "Democracy without Theology"; "Misuses of Civil Disobedience"; "The Limits of Tolerance"; "Skepticism about the Paranormal: Legitimate and Illegitimate"; "Militant Atheism vs. Freedom of Conscience"; "Promethean Love: Unbound"; "The Case for Euthanasia"; and "The New Inquisition in the Schools."

Toward a New Climate Agreement Book

Toward a New Climate Agreement


  • Author : Todd L. Cherry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136163586

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Toward a New Climate Agreement Excerpt :

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the global community. Although most states agree that climate change is occurring and is at least partly the result of humans’ reliance on fossil fuels, managing a changing global climate is a formidable challenge. Underlying this challenge is the fact that states are sovereign, governed by their own laws and regulations. Sovereignty requires that states address global problems such as climate change on a voluntary basis, by negotiating international agreements. Despite a consensus on the need for global action, many questions remain concerning how a meaningful international climate agreement can be realized. This book brings together leading experts to speak to such questions and to offer promising ideas for the path toward a new climate agreement. Organized in three main parts, it examines the potential for meaningful climate cooperation. Part 1 explores sources of conflict that lead to barriers to an effective climate agreement. Part 2 investigates how different processes influence states’ prospects of resolving their differences and of reaching a climate agreement that is more effective than the current Kyoto Protocol. Finally, part 3 focuses on governance issues, including lessons learned from existing institutional structures. The book is unique in that it brings together the voices of experts from many disciplines, such as economics, political science, international law, and natural science. The authors are academics, practitioners, consultants and advisors. Contributions draw on a variety of methods, and include both theoretical and empirical studies. The book should be of interest to scholars and graduate students in the fields of economics, political science, environmental law, natural resources, earth sciences, sustainability, and many others. It is directly relevant for policy makers, stakeholders and climate change negotiators, offering insights into the role of uncertainty, fairness, policy

Toward the New Book

Toward the New


  • Author : United States. Agricultural Research Service
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1970
  • Genre: Food
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112019262333

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Toward a New Materials Paradigm Book

Toward a New Materials Paradigm


  • Author : Louis J. Sousa
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Composite materials industry
  • Pages : 21
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015077581414

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Toward a New Socialism Book
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Toward a New Socialism


  • Author : Anatole Anton
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 0739118625

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Toward a New Socialism offers a critical analysis of capitalism's failings and the imminent need for socialism as an alternative form of government. This book demonstrates that capitalism is destructive and limiting to the many ongoing campaigns to increase freedom, equality, and security. Dr. Richard Schmitt joins with Dr. Anatole Anton to compile a volume of essays exploring the benefits and consequences of a socialist system as an avenue of increased human solidarity and ethical principle. The essays offer a new definition of socialism by investigating the theories and principles of socialism, its influence on social institutions, and its role in work dynamics. Raising important and unavoidable questions for contemporary society, Toward a New Socialism is a vital resource for scholars of political theory and the globalization movement, as well as a necessary read for every citizen under capitalism.

The Fourth Dimension  Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality Book

The Fourth Dimension Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality


  • Author : Rudy Rucker
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-08-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486798196

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The Fourth Dimension Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality Excerpt :

One of the most talented contemporary authors of cutting-edge math and science books conducts a fascinating tour of a higher reality, the fourth dimension. Includes problems, puzzles, and 200 drawings. "Informative and mind-dazzling." — Martin Gardner.

The Department of State Bulletin Book

The Department of State Bulletin


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1963
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951001228464X

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The official monthly record of United States foreign policy.

New Directions for the 1970 s  Toward a Strategy of Inter American Development Book

New Directions for the 1970 s Toward a Strategy of Inter American Development


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 861
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105045302283

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New Directions for the 1970 s Toward a Strategy of Inter American Development Excerpt :

Evaluates role and impact of Alliance for Progress on Latin America. Includes "Review of Alliance for Progress Goals," by AID, Feb 1969 (p. 656-753).

New Directions for the 1970 s  Toward a Strategy of Inter American Development Book

New Directions for the 1970 s Toward a Strategy of Inter American Development


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 861
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D02091881U

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New Directions for the 1970 s Toward a Strategy of Inter American Development Excerpt :

Evaluates role and impact of Alliance for Progress on Latin America. Includes "Review of Alliance for Progress Goals," by AID, Feb 1969 (p. 656-753).

Toward New Democratic Imaginaries     stanbul Seminars on Islam  Culture and Politics Book

Toward New Democratic Imaginaries stanbul Seminars on Islam Culture and Politics


  • Author : Seyla Benhabib
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-09-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319418216

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Toward New Democratic Imaginaries stanbul Seminars on Islam Culture and Politics Excerpt :

This volume combines rigorous empirical and theoretical analyses with political engagement to look beyond reductive short-hands that ignore the historical evolution and varieties of Islamic doctrine and that deny the complexities of Muslim societies' encounters with modernity itself. Are Islam and democracy compatible? Can we shed the language of 'Islam vs. the West' for new political imaginaries? The authors analyze struggles over political legitimacy since the Arab Spring and the rise of Al Qaeda and ISIS in their historical and political complexity across the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. Distinguishing multiculturalism from interculturalism and understanding multiple modernities, philosophers in the volume tease out the complexities of civilizational encounters. The volume also shows how the Paris massacres or the Danish caricature controversy do not remain confined to Europe but influence struggles and confrontations within Muslim societies. Gender and Islam are addressed from a comparative perspective bringing into conversation not only the experience of different Muslim countries with Islamic law but also by analysing Jewish family law.