Product Details Written by the dean of children's science books, this colossal resource is a must-have for young scientists ages 9 and up. Revitalized with more than new and revised entries plus freshly colorized illustrations, the book now features more than 2, entries that cover all branches of science from astronomy to zoology. Fascinating features include the origins of hundreds of terms and biographies of prominent scientists. Informative tables cover units of measurement, the periodic table, basic equations, symbols, and scientific suffixes and prefixes.
Ablex Publishing Corporation,pp. Women's access to science and engineering has historically been blocked by prejudice and discrimination.
Here we address sources of exclusion determined not by rules that keep women out, but by ways of thinking that make them reluctant to join in. Our central thesis is that equal access to even the most basic elements of computation requires an epistemological pluralism, accepting the validity of multiple ways of knowing and thinking.
With this assertion we find ourselves at the meeting point of three epistemological challenges to the hegemony of the abstract, formal, and logical as the privileged canon in scientific thought. The first of these challenges comes from within feminist scholarship. Here, the canonical style, abstract and rule-driven, is associated with power and elitism, and with the social construction of science and objectivity as male.
They show us how within laboratories there is a great deal of thinking that does not respect the canon and how "ordinary" people in their kitchens and workplaces make very effective use of a down-to-earth mathematical thinking very different from the abstract and formal math they were taught at school.
A third challenge most often presents itself as neutral and technical.
It is a challenge from within computation, as when the maverick Macintosh with its iconic interface made its bid against the established IBM personal computer.
That the computer should be an ally in the revaluation of the concrete has a certain irony; in both the popular and technical cultures there has been a systematic construction of the computer as the ultimate embodiment of the abstract and formal.
But the computer's intellectual personality has another side: Computers provide a context for the development of concrete thinking. When we look at particular cases of individuals programming computers, we see a concrete and personal approach to materials that runs into conflict with established ways of doing things within the computer culture.
The practice of computing provides support for a pluralism that is denied by its social construction. But the computer's most specific contribution to the critique of canonical styles depends on something more fundamental.
The computer stands betwixt and between the world of formal systems and physical things; it has the ability to make the abstract concrete. The computer has a theoretical vocation: We believe she is right.
A personal appropriation of epistemological pluralism in science requires, at the limit, that we get close to the experiences of an Einstein or a McClintock or a Salk. But you can imagine yourself in the place of a programmer more easily than in the place of an Einstein.
And when you yourself program an activity within the reach of everyoneyou can experience the degree to which your style of solving logical problems is very much your own.Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, ) is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine.
Born in New York City, Wenner graduated from Chadwick School and later attended the University of California, initiativeblog.com dropped out, but while at Berkeley he participated in the Free Speech Movement.
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