Intensely Human: The Health of the Black Soldier in the by Margaret Humphreys

By Margaret Humphreys

Black squaddies within the American Civil conflict have been way more more likely to die of illness than have been white infantrymen. In Intensely Human, historian Margaret Humphreys explores why this asymmetric mortality happened and the way it used to be interpreted on the time. In doing so, she uncovers the views of mid-nineteenth-century physicians and others who have been wanting to implicate the so-called innate inferiority of the black physique.

In the archival collections of the U.S. Sanitary fee, Humphreys stumbled on proof that the excessive demise expense between black infantrymen resulted from malnourishment, insufficient take care of and garments, inferior scientific realization, and assignments to dangerous environments.

While a few observant physicians of the day attributed the black infantrymen' excessive mortality expense to those conditions, few scientific professionals―on both sides of the conflict―were ready to problem the "biological proof" of white superiority. Humphreys indicates how, regardless of sympathetic and in charge physicians' efforts to reveal the reality, the stereotype of black organic inferiority prevailed through the battle and after.

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Science: A History in 100 Experiments by John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

By John Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

A historical past of technological know-how distilled into a hundred extraordinary experiments – epic moments that experience fuelled our realizing of Earth and the Universe beyond.

The historical past of technological know-how is an interesting and lengthy one, protecting millions of years of heritage. the improvement of medical experiments includes one of the most enlightened cultures in historical past, in addition to a few nice scientists, philosophers and theologians. because the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman acknowledged, ‘If it disagrees with test, it's wrong’, the best precis of what technology is all approximately. And technological know-how is not anything with no experiments.

Everything within the medical global view relies on scan, together with observations of phenomena envisioned through theories and hypotheses, equivalent to the bending of sunshine because it is going earlier the solar. From the invention of microscopic worlds to weighing the Earth, from making electrical energy to the accelerating Universe and gravitational waves, this attractive e-book by means of well known technology writers John and Mary Gribbin tells the attention-grabbing background of technology in the course of the tales of a hundred groundbreaking experiments.

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Thinking Practices in Mathematics and Science Learning by James G. Greeno,Shelley V. Goldman

By James G. Greeno,Shelley V. Goldman

The time period utilized in the identify of this volume--thinking practices--evokes questions that the authors of the chapters inside it start to resolution: What are pondering practices? What could colleges and different studying settings seem like in the event that they have been geared up for the educational of pondering practices? Are pondering practices common, or do they vary by means of disciplines? If there are changes, what implications do these ameliorations have for a way we manage educating and studying? How do views on studying, cognition, and tradition have an effect on the categories of studying studies little ones and adults have?

This quantity describes advances which were made towards answering those questions. those advances contain a number of agendas, together with expanding interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration; reconciling learn on cognition with study on educating, studying, and college tradition; and strengthening the connections among study and college practice.

The time period thinking practices is symbolic of a mix of theoretical views that experience contributed to the quantity editors' realizing of ways humans examine, how they arrange their pondering inside of and throughout disciplines, and the way institution studying will be larger equipped. by way of traveling via the various views on pondering and studying that experience advanced into university studying designs, Greeno and Goldman start to determine a body for what they're calling considering practices. This quantity is an important contribution to an issue that they think will proceed to come to be a coherent physique of medical and academic examine and practice.

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Philosophy and Biodiversity (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by Markku Oksanen,Juhani Pietarinen

By Markku Oksanen,Juhani Pietarinen

this crucial assortment makes a speciality of the character and significance of biodiversity. the concept that is clarified and its intrinsic and instrumental worth are mentioned. although the time period biodiversity used to be invented within the Nineteen Eighties to advertise the reason for species conservation, discussions on organic range return to Plato. there are various controversies surrounding biodiversity and some of them are tested right here: what's beneficial of defense or recovery and what's the suitable point of prices? Is it permissible to kill sentient animals to advertise local populations? Can species be reintroduced in the event that they have disappeared decades in the past? How should still the obligations for biodiversity be shared? This publication might be of curiosity to philosophers of technology and biologists, but additionally to an individual attracted to conservation and the environment.

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Nanotechnology, Indigenous Wisdom, and Health by K. Tutashinda

By K. Tutashinda

This ebook affirms the time-tested knowledge inside indigenous cultures and makes an attempt to invert the facility relationships indigenous and grassroots groups have relating to emergent expertise, really nanotechnology and future health. For the final years, those groups were subjected to numerous atrocities, starting from genocide, slavery, scientific experimentation, ecocide, racism, and cultural, political, and financial oppression, usually aided and assisted with the ‘latest expertise of the day.’
The major objective is to stimulate discussion among indigenous and grassroots groups to empower themselves to deal with those matters at the entrance finish, instead of wait till there's an twist of fate or disaster. I additional wish to encourage the adolescence of either teams to check those fields of technology and expertise themselves that allows you to steer the discussion towards humanitarian and environmentally sustainable objectives.

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The Works of Charles Darwin: v. 6: Zoology of the Voyage of by Paul H Barrett

By Paul H Barrett

The 6th quantity in a 29-volume set which include all Charles Darwin's released works. Darwin was once essentially the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. His paintings continues to be a critical topic of analysis within the historical past of principles, the background of technological know-how, zoology, botany, geology and evolution.

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Thomas Harriot and His World: Mathematics, Exploration, and by Robert Fox

By Robert Fox

This moment quantity of papers on Thomas Harriot edited through Professor Robert Fox relies at the annual Harriot lectures added at Oriel collage, Oxford among 2000 and 2009. It enhances the former quantity, released as Thomas Harriot: An Elizabethan guy of technological know-how in 2000. the focal point in different of the papers is on Harriot's amazing achievements as a mathematician; others contemplate why he hasn't ever obtained the popularity accorded to his nice modern, Galileo; others back study his organization along with his entrepreneurial client Walter Ralegh and his contributions to the intensely sensible international of exploration and seamanship, as exemplified in his voyage to the coast of present-day North Carolina in 1585. the quantity provides considerably to our figuring out of a real Renaissance guy who wrote complete Latin, earned the consideration of Europe's best mathematicians and astronomers, and moved simply in circles as regards to the English courtroom and whose 'Brief and actual record of the recent stumbled on land of Virginia' (1588) was once the 1st designated description of the US to be released within the English language.

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Heavens on Earth: The Scientific Search for the Afterlife, by Michael Shermer

By Michael Shermer

A medical exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling writer and skeptic Michael Shermer

In his such a lot formidable paintings but, Shermer units out to find what drives people’ trust in lifestyles after demise, concentrating on fresh clinical makes an attempt to accomplish immortality besides utopian makes an attempt to create heaven on the earth.

For millennia, religions have concocted a number of manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and even though not anyone has ever back from this sort of position to record what it truly is like—or that it even exists—today technology and expertise are getting used to attempt to make it take place in our lifetime. From radical existence extension to cryonic suspension to brain importing, Shermer considers how reasonable those makes an attempt are from a formal skeptical standpoint.

Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to function and growth and the way we will dwell good within the here-and-now, even if there's a hereafter.

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