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1 Dainton, Barry Minding the Future I11673 2021 eBook  
2 Neuman, Yair How Small Social Systems Work I11668 2021 eBook  
3 Cavallaro, Umberto Women Spacefarers I10447 2017 eBook  
4 Grazier, Kevin R Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation I09338 2017 eBook  
5 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11560 2001 eBook  
6 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11554 2003 eBook  
7 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11547 2002 eBook  
8 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11464 2000 eBook  
9 Kurz-Milcke, Elke Experts in Science and Society I10577 2004 eBook  
10 HECK, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I10516 2004 eBook  
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TitleMinding the Future : Artificial Intelligence, Philosophical Visions and Science Fiction
Author(s)Dainton, Barry;Slocombe, Will;Tanyi, Attila
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXIV, 287 p. 5 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteBringing together literary scholars, computer scientists, ethicists, philosophers of mind, and scholars from affiliated disciplines, this collection of essays offers important and timely insights into the pasts, presents, and, above all, possible futures of Artificial Intelligence. This book covers topics such as ethics and morality, identity and selfhood, and broader issues about AI, addressing questions about the individual, social, and existential impacts of such technologies. Through the works of science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, Stanislaw Lem, Ann Leckie, Iain M. Banks, and Martha Wells, alongside key visual productions such as Ex Machina, Westworld, and Her, contributions illustrate how science fiction might inform potential futures as well as acting as a springboard to bring disciplinary knowledge to bear on significant developments of Artificial Intelligence. Addressing a broad, interdisciplinary audience, both expert and non-expert readers gain an in-depth understanding of the wide range of pressing issues to which Artificial Intelligence gives rise, and the ways in which science fiction narratives have been used to represent them. Using science fiction in this manner enables readers to see how even fictional worlds and imagined futures have very real impacts on how we understand these technologies. As such, readers are introduced to theoretical positions on Artificial Intelligence through fictional works as well as encouraged to reflect on the diverse aspects of Artificial Intelligence through its many philosophical, social, legal, scientific, and cultural ramifications
ISBN,Price9783030642693
Keyword(s)1. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2. COMPUTER SCIENCE 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. LITERATURE 6. PHILOSOPHY 7. Sociology
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TitleHow Small Social Systems Work : From Soccer Teams to Jazz Trios and Families
Author(s)Neuman, Yair
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXV, 178 p. 13 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteMost of us are intuitively familiar with small social systems, such as families and soccer teams. Surprisingly, though, most of us are unaware of how complex these systems are or of the fact that they have a unique character distinguishing them from both populations and individuals. The current manuscript, which emerged from high-level scientific publications on the subject, aims to bridge this gap in our understanding of small social systems. The book aims to explain, illustrate, and model the unique and fascinating nature of small (social) systems by relying on deep scientific foundations and by using examples from sport, movies, music, and the martial arts. To support its friendly exposition of challenging scientific ideas, the book also discusses entertaining questions such as (1) why inviting your mother-in-law to dinner might be a challenging event, for reasons you have never considered; (2) why soccer teams should be messy in order to win; (3) why Nazis are deeply wrong in their understanding of the importance of entropy; and (4) why ???panda fighters??? failed in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). "How Small Systems Work is a welcome book, which sheds light on a branch of mathematics overlooked by scholars: how networks store information. Focusing on small systems, the book asks fundamental questions, providing the tools (and the examples) for answering them ???with fun. Neuman analyses, with plenty of humor, the dynamics of a family of cats, the pleasure of listening to jazz, and the science behind football championships, while uncovering hidden gems in the history of cinema??? Dr. Mario Alemi, author of ???The Amazing Journey of Reason: from DNA to Artificial Intelligence???
ISBN,Price9783030822385
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. MATHEMATICS 5. Mathematics in Popular Science 6. Mathematics in the Humanities and Social Sciences 7. Social groups 8. SOCIAL SCIENCES 9. Social sciences???Statistical methods 10. Sociology 11. Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging 12. Sport Sociology 13. Sports???Sociological aspects 14. Statistics in Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Education, Behavorial Sciences, Public Policy 15. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleWomen Spacefarers : Sixty Different Paths to Space
Author(s)Cavallaro, Umberto
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXXXI, 403 p. 177 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book tells the fascinating stories of the valiant women who broke down barriers to join the space program. Beginning with the orbital flight of USSR cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, they became players in the greatest adventure of our time. The author contextualizes their accomplishments in light of the political and cultural climate, from the Cold War in the background to the changing status of women in society at large, during the Seventies. The book includes the biographies of, and in some cases interviews with, the sixty women who flew in space in the first half century of space history. It reports their achievements and some little known details. The result is a gallery of pioneering women who reached for the stars: women who, with exceptional skill, hard work, and dedication, reached impressive careers as accomplished pilots, researchers, and engineers; many are now in high level managerial positions both at NASA or in public and private organizations, and all left a legacy of strength
ISBN,Price9783319340487
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Gender Studies 7. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Science in Technology 10. Sociology 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics) 13. TECHNOLOGY
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TitleHollyweird Science: The Next Generation : From Spaceships to Microchips
Author(s)Grazier, Kevin R;Cass, Stephen
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXV, 420 p. 142 illus., 126 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteInformative, entertaining and upbeat, this book continues Grazier and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated???first by the authors and subsequently by a range of experts from science and the film world. Starring roles in this volume are played by, among other things, computers (human and mechanical), artificial intelligences, robots, and spacecraft. Interviews with writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed films stand side by side with the perspectives of scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors. The result is a stimulating and informative reading experience for the layperson and professional scientist or engineer alike. The book begins with a foreword by Zack Stentz, who co-wrote X-Men: First Class and Thor, and is currently a writer/producer on CW???s The Flash
ISBN,Price9783319542157
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Knowledge - Discourse 4. Performing arts 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Physics 7. SCIENCE EDUCATION 8. Science???Social aspects 9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 10. Sociology
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume II
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2001.
DescriptionIX, 280 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSeated in a sun-lit corner of his 17th century Dutch house, his hand touching a celestial globe, Johannes Vermeer's "Astronomer" seems to pon?? der about the mysteries of the universe. We might make the trip to Paris and ask him, in the Louvre, what precisely is on his mind. Unfortunately, there will be no answer. But we do know what his mind was not on. It was not on the approaching deadlines for the proposals he would have to write for getting funds and telescope-time, not on the meeting of the observing programs committee, not on his refereeing duty for the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, nor on his university's tightening budget for science. In the Kapteyn Institute at Groningen I stand face to face with the im?? pressive portrait of J.C. Kapteyn, painted in the year 1918. Seated at his desk he is doing his calculations with pen, pencil and tables, perhaps check?? ing the work of his skilled staff of human computers. Early in his career he had completed his magnum opus, the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung in collaboration with his close friend David Gill at Capetown, South Africa
ISBN,Price9789401006668
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume 4
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 330 p : online resource
Abstract NoteI am most grateful to Andr?? e Heck for his invitation to write a foreword to OSA Volume 4 ??? I will use this valued opportunity to emphasise those topics in Vol. 4 which I consider important even if other topics may be of even greater importance in the universal scale of things. At the outset let me say that I commend Vol. 4 to its readers ??? it contains much of very great interest for organisations and strategies in astronomy. A topic which I consider to be of very great importance at this time is Adverse Environmental Impact on Astronomy. There are two papers on this topic in OSA 4 ??? Cohen on Strategies for Protecting Radio Ast- nomy and Schwarz on Light Pollution Control. The growth in the extent of use, the power and spectral demand for radio transmission continues to increase virtually exponentially. The impact on the ???listening??? services such as radio astronomy has been severe. Only by creativity in developing new techniques for radio noise (including legal transmissions) reduction and by participating fully in the allocation process for radio frequencies has radio astronomy developed to the powerful investigative tool it is today
ISBN,Price9789401000499
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume III
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2002.
DescriptionIX, 238 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWe have arrived at the third volume of this useful series on Organiza?? tions and Strategies in Astronomy (OSA). It contains seventeen articles on a wide range of topics, from virtual observatories, astronomy organizations in various communities (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, South Africa), and the role of ground stations in space observatories, to quality assurance in UK higher education. In this foreword, I shall give some views on ideas expressed in this volume, in particular from my personal experience when I was project officer for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Let me first remind readers that present and future astronomy is in?? creasingly dependent on high-level management. Not everybody knows that the scheduling of the Hubble Space Telescope is performed by a neural?? network software called SPIKE, described in the stimulating workshop New Observing Modes for the Next Centuryl, partly reported in OSA Volume II by 1. Robson. New observing facilities, in space or on the ground, are so complex that they need highly qualified engineers and rigorous management procedures. Each observing hour on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) fa?? cility is worth about EUR 7,000, including the amortization of the capital expenses over 30 years. This does not leave much room for amateurism, neither in the time allocation procedures, nor in the daily telescope control
ISBN,Price9789401006064
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2000.
DescriptionX, 221 p : online resource
Abstract NoteResearch and publications in the field of Astronomy have undergone dramatic changes in the last half-century. While activities just slowed down during World War II in the US and in Latin America, they were very strongly affected by the difficult conditions prevailing among the European belligerent nations. Half a century ago, re?? search activities were mostly confined to observatories (linked or not to universities) and usually separated from the teaching of physical sciences. Hence, directors of observatories played an important role in the choice of the research fields, and "schools" of research appeared at various places, de?? veloping specific instrumentation, reduction techniques and mathematical methods to achieve their scientific goals. Reorganising the research activities after the war was no minor under?? taking, specially because communications were interrupted for over five years and isolated continental Europe from overseas activities. Scarcity of observing instruments (some of them being requisitioned by occupy?? ing armies) , enormous gaps in the available litterature led to local research activities, conducted independently of similar efforts undertaken elsewhere
ISBN,Price9789401009263
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleExperts in Science and Society
Author(s)Kurz-Milcke, Elke;Gigerenzer, Gerd
PublicationNew York, NY, Springer US, 2004.
DescriptionVIII, 314 p. 19 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteIn today's complex world, we have come to rely increasingly on those who have expertise in specific areas and can bring their knowledge to bear on crucial social, political and scientific questions. Taking the viewpoint that experts are consulted when there is something important at stake for an individual, a group, or society at large, Experts in Science and Society explores expertise as a relational concept. How do experts balance their commitment to science with that to society? How does a society actually determine that a person has expertise? What personal traits are valued in an expert? From where does the expert derive authority? What makes new forms of expertise emerge? These and related questions are addressed from a wide range of areas in order to be inclusive, as well as to demonstrate similarities across areas. Likewise, in order to be culturally comparative, this volume includes examples and discussions of experts in different countries and even in different time periods. The topics include the roles of political experts, scientific experts, medical experts, legal experts, and more
ISBN,Price9780306479649
Keyword(s)1. Clinical psychology 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Philosophy and science 5. PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 6. Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary 7. Science???Social aspects 8. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 9. Sociology 10. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume 5
Author(s)HECK, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, Springer Netherlands, 2004.
DescriptionX, 317 p : online resource
Abstract NoteAnyone who doubts that astronomy is enjoying a golden age has only to browse the pages of Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy, Vol. 5. Our golden age is defined not only by the enormity of new discoveries of dark energy, dark matter, extra-solar planets, and the evolution of Mars, but also by the breadth, diversity, and creativity within our community. This volume records our history, in a period of such rapid change and growth that individual astronomers are hard-pressed to keep abreast of their own fields and neighborhoods, much less of developments world-wide. Since the 1950's, changes in the landscape of astronomy are manifold. We have witnessed two epochs of big telescope construction, the 4-meter class telescopes of the '60s and '70s and the 8-to lO-meter class telescopes of the '90s, continuing through today. We accomplished the transition from photographic to digital data, and we continue to improve the size and sen?? sitivity of astronomical detectors. We have witnessed the flowering of radio astronomy and the opening of the full electromagnetic spectrum through space astronomy. We have seen the growth of national and international astronomy facilities, and a dramatic broadening of the accessibility of data, both through observing facilities available through open competition based on scientific merit and through deep, rich archives of data
ISBN,Price9781402025716
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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