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            Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters

            Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters (Hardback)

            By Koonin, Steven E.

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            From Steven Koonin, a leader in US science policy and former science advisor for the Obama administration, Unsettled is an up-close, apolitical exploration of the many misconceptions and shortcomings in the mainstream presentation of climate science--which is far less black-and-w...hite than many people realize.
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            ISBN 9781950665792
            Released NZ 13 Aug 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid

            The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid (Hardback)

            By Wright, Lawrence

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            'In the twenty-first century, infectious disease seemed like a nuisance, not like a mortal threat.' Just as Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower became the defining account of our century's first devastating event, 9/11, so The Plague Year will become the defining account of the s...econd. The story starts with the initial moments of Covid's appearance in Wuhan and ends with Joseph Biden's inauguration in an America ravaged by well over 400,000 deaths - a mortality already some ten times worse than US combat deaths in the entire Vietnam War. This is an anguished, furious memorial to a year in which all of America's great strengths - its scientific knowledge, its great civic and intellectual institutions, its spirit of voluntarism and community - were brought low not by a terrifying new illness alone, but by political incompetence and cynicism on a scale for which there has been no precedent. With insight, sympathy, clarity and rage, The Plague Year allows the reader to see the unfolding of this great tragedy, talking with individuals on the frontline, bringing together many moving and surprising stories and painting a devastating picture of a country literally and fatally misled.
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            ISBN 9780241530443
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
             

            Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (Hardback)

            By deGrasse Tyson, Neil; Edited by Lang, Avis

            • RRP: $50.99
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            A thought-provoking and humorous collection on NASA and the future of space travel.

            ISBN 9780393082104
            Released NZ 27 Feb 2012
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19

            The Climate Cure: Solving the Climate Emergency in the Era of COVID-19 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Flannery, Tim

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            An urgent and essential call to arms from one of Australia's most respected climate scientists, Tim Flannery. A compelling and solution-focused declaration of the action required to win the climate battle, and how change must start in our board rooms and parliaments.

            ISBN 9781922330352
            Published NZ 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Text Publishing
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            Searching for Science Policy
             

            Searching for Science Policy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Imber, Jonathan B.

            • RRP: $91.99
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            The findings of scientific research often provide an important baseline to the formation of public policy. However, effective communication to the larger public about what scientists do and know is a problem inherent to all democratic societies. It is the prerogative of democrati...c societies to determine what kind of scientific research will be funded. Searching for Science Policy offers innovative ways of thinking about how the rhetoric and practice of science operates in various institutional contexts. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, Policy Uses and Misuses of Science, explores the various ways in which scientific claims are inevitably mediated by how they are used. Joel Best, draws on statistics involving missing children, violence against women, and attendance figures at political demonstrations to demonstrate how the motivations to use inaccurate and misleading numbers stems directly from the ideological and organizational interests of those using them. Judith Kleinfeld analyzes recruitment policies for women scientists at MIT, showing how hiring practices that may be justifiable on extra-scientific factors are carried out based on pseudo-scientific studies not subject to public scrutiny. Robert MacCoun addresses the journalistic misuse of drug and drug abuse statistics and shows how this profoundly distorts policy implications drawn from them. And Allan Mazur examines the role scientific evidence has come to play in the law, pointing out the pitfalls of its intrinsic quality and how such evidence may be interpreted or misinterpreted by judges and juries. Part 2, Searching for Science Policy, extends discussion of the role of science to specific ideas about how public policy-making might be improved in matters of law, family, environment, drug use, and health. Mark Kleiman weighs the sometimes conflicting claims of science and social order in formulating drug policy. Norval Glenn calls for closer cooperation between professional associations, the med
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            ISBN 9781138514423
            Released NZ 30 Jan 2018
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science
             

            Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science (Paperback)

            Edited by Elliott, Kevin C.; Richards, Ted

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            This book brings together eleven case studies of inductive risk-the chance that scientific inference is incorrect-that range over a wide variety of scientific contexts and fields. The chapters are designed to illustrate the pervasiveness of inductive risk, assist scientists and p...olicymakers in responding to it, and productively move theoretical discussions of the topic forward.
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            ISBN 9780190467722
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2017
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics
             

            The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics (Paperback)

            Edited by Steinbock, Bonnie

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            Bonnie Steinbock presents the authoritative, state-of-the-art guide to current issues in bioethics, covering 30 topics in original essays by some of the world's leading figures in the field. Anyone who wants to know how the central debates in bioethics have developed in recent ye...ars, and where the debates are going, will want to consult this book.
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            ISBN 9780199562411
            Released NZ 12 Mar 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Handbooks
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            Japanese Science: From the Inside
             

            Japanese Science: From the Inside (Hardback)

            By Coleman, Samuel

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            This new ethnographic study of Japan's scientists looks firsthand at the career structures and organizational issues that have hampered their advancement. It demonstrates the importance of moribund policy decisions in holding back research

            ISBN 9780415201698
            Released NZ 9 Sep 1999
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia
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            Science Agriculture and Research: A Compromised Participation
             

            Science Agriculture and Research: A Compromised Participation (Hardback)

            By Buhler, William; Morse, Stephen; Arthur, Eddie; Bolton, Susannah; Mann, Judy

            • RRP: $353.00
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            A critical evaluation of the vital nexus between funding, research and agricultural development. The book covers research into biotechnology and genetically modified organisms as well as conventional technologies, and assesses the participatory methods used and how parties' inter...ests are reflected.
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            ISBN 9781853836961
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2002
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Governance of Online Expression in a Networked World
             

            The Governance of Online Expression in a Networked World (Hardback)

            Edited by Carrapico, Helena; Farrand, Benjamin

            • RRP: $282.00
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            In recent years, we have witnessed the mushrooming of pro- democracy and protest movements not only in the Arab world, but also within Europe and the Americas. Such movements have ranged from popular upheavals, like in Tunisia and Egypt, to the organization of large-scale demonst...rations against unpopular policies, as in Spain, Greece and Poland. What connects these different events are not only their democratic aspirations, but also their innovative forms of communication and organization through online means, which are sometimes considered to be outside of the State's control. At the same time, however, it has become more and more apparent that countries are attempting to increase their understanding of, and control over, their citizens' actions in the digital sphere. This involves striving to develop surveillance instruments, control mechanisms and processes engineered to dominate the digital public sphere, which necessitates the assistance and support of private actors such as Internet intermediaries. Examples include the growing use of Internet surveillance technology with which online data traffic is analysed, and the extensive monitoring of social networks. Despite increased media attention, academic debate on the ambivalence of these technologies, mechanisms and techniques remains relatively limited, as is discussion of the involvement of corporate actors. The purpose of this edited volume is to reflect on how Internet-related technologies, mechanisms and techniques may be used as a means to enable expression, but also to restrict speech, manipulate public debate and govern global populaces. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics.
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            ISBN 9781138927070
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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