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Will your next doctor be a human being -- or a machine?
Which would provide more accurate diagnosis and better treatment -- a human doctor, an intelligent machine, or some combination of the two? In Social Machines, authors James Hendler and Alice Mulvehill aim to help readers navigate the partnership between humans and AI. This is not a book about robots, but about the cognitive aspects of AI.
Science and society
The history of science and technology and their social impact ought to be part of the education of both scientists and non-scientists. In a democratic society, the general public is often required to make decisions about how our constantly increasing power over nature ought to be used. Science and Society was written to fulfill the need for a textbook in this field.
Unavoidable tools for handling mathematical models: Bessel and Mittag-Leffler functions
This book analyzes Applied Analysis through the study of enumerable families of different classes of special functions. Enumerable families of the Bessel and Mittag-Leffler functions and their generalizations are considered and the convergence of series in them is investigated.
National Science Fund, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of Bulgaria, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
'Speaking my language': Method helps prepare teachers of dual language learners
Researchers at Lehigh University, led by L. Brook Sawyer and Patricia H. Manz, assistant and associate professors in the College of Education, have developed a method to bring parents and teachers of preschool dual language learners together, which they call Project TAPP (Teachers and Parents as Partners). The framework is detailed in a new book called Family Involvement in Early Education and Child Care (Emerald Group Publishing, Ltd.).
Comprehensive new coverage on the soils of the USA
'The Soils of the USA' is the first comprehensive coverage of the soils in the US since 1936. Written by 46 soil scientists from across the country and richly illustrated, the book provides an overview of the distribution, properties and function of soils in the USA, including Alaska, Hawaii and its Caribbean territories.
Apocalypse not yet -- surviving the 21st century
Humanity and our civilization are facing the greatest challenge in the million-year ascent of our species. It consists of the coming-together of ten huge, man-made threats which are now combining to imperil our future. In his new book 'Surviving the 21st Century -- Humanity's Ten Great Challenges and How We Can Overcome Them,' published by Springer, Julian Cribb explores these risks and explains what can and should be done to limit them.
In the name of the popes: How the Church shaped Europe
How did Europe become what it is today and what role did the institution of the Church play? As part of the project 'Regesta Pontificum Romanorum' historians of Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg are working together with the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities to comprehensively examine all papal contacts from their beginnings through to 1198.
Societal collapse and regeneration
Anthropologist Danielle Kurin examines the effects of the abrupt and catastrophic demise of the Wari Empire 1,000 years ago.
America, the owner's manual
Tired of a divisive campaign season full of mudslinging but lacking substantive discussion of important topics? Frustrated at government officials who seem to prioritize gridlock and partisanship over problem solving and progress? In AMERICA, THE OWNER'S MANUAL: You Can Fight City Hall and Win, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham and attorney/long-time public servant Chris Hand show us how to discover, build, and flex our citizenship muscles.
New book by Baker Institute's Yildirim explores emergence of moderate Islamist political parties
The emergence, significance and electoral prospects of moderate Islamist political parties in the Middle East is the topic of a new book by A. Kadir Yildirim, research scholar in the Center for Middle East at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
What does science say about family relationships and how we can improve them?
How can couples and families effectively navigate issues such as divorce, teen parenting, or job loss? Launching as a four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling covers an array of theories, approaches, and techniques in the field and applies them to various life events that affect families and couples.
Estella Leopold revisits childhood at the Shack, from father's 'Sand County Almanac'
Estella Leopold, a University of Washington professor emeritus of biology, has written a new memoir of her formative years, 'Stories from the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited.' She describes life on the land where her father, Aldo Leopold, practiced the revolutionary conservation philosophy described in his famous book of essays 'A Sand County Almanac.'
After six television series, thirteen movies, and 50 years, 2016 is the year to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Star Trek challenge to, 'Go where no man has gone before.' Scientist and author Mark E. Lasbury declares that 'the legacy of Star Trek and the role it has played in driving research and researchers must be honored.' He achieves this in his new book, The Realization of Star Trek Technologies.
Mathematics and music: New perspectives on the connections between these ancient arts
World-leading experts on music and mathematics present insights on the connections between these two ancient arts, especially as they relate to composition and performance, as well as creativity, education, and geometry.
The fundamentals of working with nature in coastal engineering
Although infinitely diverse and complex in their details, sedimentary coasts nevertheless share many morphological features, which often follow surprisingly simple laws. These common features result from self-organizing feedback, which is rooted in the non-linearity of the governing hydro-morphodynamic processes. Understanding the principles of self-organization in coastal dynamics is requisite for managing the land-sea interface, for identifying working-with-nature measures for coastal protection and for restoration of coastal wetlands.
Uncertainties exist in all research areas
The book serves as an introductory book for researchers in various areas who have been doing research on deterministic dynamical systems and want to introduce stochastic elements into their research. It can also provide researchers already in this field with some advanced knowledge and solution procedures on specific topics such as nonlinear systems, stochastic stability, stochastic bifurcation, first-passage failure, etc.
A college degree may have become more valuable in 2000s
A four-year college education provided Americans with a 12 to 14 percent private rate of return on their investment during the 2000s, a new analysis shows.
'The Nobel Prize in Economics' and society
In 1968, the scientific status of economics was strengthened by the creation of the 'Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.' After financial crises, low economic growth and increasing social tension, many are questioning this scientific status. In a new book, Uppsala researcher Gabriel Söderberg and Avner Offer at Oxford University draw the conclusion that the Economics Prize indirectly has also contributed to undermining the scientific status of economics.
Book explores impact of 'Firing Line' on US conservatism
New book by MIT professor Heather Hendershot explores impact of William F. Buckley's 'Firing Line.'
Clocking in results on high-speed penetration
In this unique compendium, 'World Scientific Handbook of Experimental Results on High Speed Penetration into Metals, Concrete and Soils,' the authors collected experiments on high-velocity penetration into various types of shields where high-speed penetration is accompanied mainly by local interaction of a striker with a shield and corresponds approximately to the range of impact velocities.
New book from Rotman-UTP Publishing develops framework for successful leadership
In a new book from Rotman-UTP Publishing, 'The Thoughtful Leader, A Model of Integrative Leadership,' author Jim Fisher provides an invigorating, inclusive and positive framework for teaching current and aspiring leaders in all walks of life.
Contact: Ken McGuffin
University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
Application of the mathematics of harmony -- Golden non-Euclidean geometry in modern math
A masterful exploration of history and the essence of mathematical reasoning to the future development of modern science and mathematics.
Book highlights differences in preterm births in America and other countries
Clinical and epidemiological data are combined with sociology and anthropology to better understand preterm birth in the United States compared to Canada, the United Kingdom and other Western European countries.
Who owns the dead?
In a new book, Carnegie Mellon University's Jay D. Aronson details the reasons why a promise was made to identify all victims of the Sept. 11th World Trade Center terrorist attack and why living up to the task has been so challenging.
Book of essays on medical miracles edited by CU Professor Emeritus
Twenty current and former faculty members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine are contributors to a newly published collection of essays.
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