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Science, Health & Technology
The Innovators by
This history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace. By the author of Steve Jobs.
This narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human, and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations.
Proven Programs in Education: Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) by
This book compiles succinct articles from the journal Better: Evidence-Based Education that deal directly with more effectively teaching STEM topics. It aims to answer questions such as what is the role of technology in science assessments and how do we increase diversity in science education in order better equip educators to teach STEM material. Material covers research supported advice for all grade levels of education.
Soap, Science, and Flat-Screen TVs by
Liquid crystals had a controversial discovery at the end of the 19th century but were later accepted as a 'fourth state' of matter, and finally used throughout the world in modern displays and new materials. This book explains the fascinating science in accessible terms, and puts it into social, political, and historical perspectives.
Science, Health & Technology
Storm Surge by
Sobel, an award-winning scientist explains how the extreme example of Hurricane Sandy reflects the planet's changing climate, outlining what individuals need to do to protect themselves and their cities.
The Teenage Brain by
An internationally renowned neurologist, parent, and speaker demystifies the teen brain by presenting new findings, dispelling widespread myths, and providing practical advice for negotiating this difficult and dynamic life stage for both adults and teens.
The Triumph of Seeds by
From his own back yard to the coffee plantations of the Amazon to the spice routes of Kerala, an award-winning conservation biologist presents a book filled with knowledge, adventure, and wonder that explores the seeds all around us as both a natural phenomenon and a human one. Hanson presents a guide to seeds that explains their importance to nature and humanity. He describes the role of seeds in such events as the Age of Discovery, the American Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution.
Teaching Stem in the Secondary School by
Chapters include curricula for linking subjects; how design and technology, math, and science learning can support each other; project work and problem-based learning through STEM; teaching engineering as a school subject; the role of enhancement and enrichment activities; the use of computing, digital literacy, information technology, computer science, technology enhanced learning, and STEM; and creating an environment for sustaining STEM.