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11 Grazier, Kevin R Hollyweird Science I07534 2015 eBook  
12 Kanas, Nick The Protos Mandate I07365 2014 eBook  
13 Michaud, Michael Contact with Alien Civilizations I06815 2007 eBook  
14 Helbing, Dirk Social Self-Organization I06353 2012 eBook  
15 Castellani, Brian Sociology and Complexity Science I06028 2009 eBook  
16 Cautela, Joseph R Contemporary Issues in Behavior Therapy I02740 1996 eBook  
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TitleHollyweird Science : From Quantum Quirks to the Multiverse
Author(s)Grazier, Kevin R;Cass, Stephen
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2015.
DescriptionXVI, 308 p. 60 illus., 30 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteLighthearted, quirky, and upbeat, this book explores the portrayal of science and technology on both the big and little screen -- and how Hollywood is actually doing a better job of getting it right than ever before. Grounded in the real-word, and often cutting-edge, science and technology that inspires fictional science, the authors survey Hollywood depictions of topics such as quantum mechanics, parallel universes, and alien worlds. Including material from interviews with over two dozen writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed productions -- as well as scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors -- Hollyweird Science examines screen science fiction from the sometimes-conflicting vantage points of storytellers, researchers, and viewers. Including a foreword by Eureka co-creator and executive producer Jaime Paglia, and an afterword by astronomer and science fiction author Michael Brotherton, Ph.D., this book is accessible to all readers from the layperson to the armchair expert to the professional scientist, and will delight all of them equally
ISBN,Price9783319150727
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Knowledge - Discourse 5. Performing arts 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. SCIENCE EDUCATION 8. Science???Social aspects 9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 10. Sociology
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TitleThe Protos Mandate : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Kanas, Nick
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2014.
DescriptionVII, 142 p. 4 illus., 3 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteIn the 25th Century, the effects of overpopulation and global warming on Earth have led to the formation of human colonies on the Moon, Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, yet the limited number of viable places forces humanity to look to the stars.??A crash program has been developed to send Protos 1, a giant multigenerational starship, to a newly discovered Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The plan is for awake crewmembers to run the ship, and for people in suspended animation to be roused before planetfall to use their skills in exploration and colony formation. To fulfill the goals of the mission and ensure that the in-flight population does not deplete the limited resources, the Protos Mandate is set up to govern a tightly controlled social system for the duration of the journey, which will take several generations.????But problems threaten to sabotage the mission during its launch and transit, and what finally awaits the crewmembers shocks them in an unpredictable way.?? This novel chronicles the trials and tribulations of this epic first interstellar mission.?? ?? The scientific appendix at the end of the book discusses the challenges of such an interstellar mission based on an extensive literature review, and it links these challenges to specific episodes in the novel.?? Issues that are considered include interstellar propulsion systems, economic considerations of interstellar flight, psychological and sociological factors inherent in a multigenerational space mission, problems with suspended animation, current knowledge of exoplanets, and issues related to colonizing a distant planet and the possible discovery of extraterrestrial life.??A history of interstellar missions in science fiction is also reviewed.?? ?? Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research in group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and World Con science fiction conventions. He has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography, Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age, and the science fiction novel??The New Martians, all published by Springer
ISBN,Price9783319079028
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. ASTRONOMY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. PLANETOLOGY 8. Popular Science in Astronomy 9. Popular Science in Psychology 10. PSYCHOLOGY 11. Sociology 12. Sociology, general 13. SPACE SCIENCES 14. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleContact with Alien Civilizations : Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials
Author(s)Michaud, Michael
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Copernicus 2. Springer New York, 2007.
DescriptionXIV, 466 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes a wide variety of speculations by many authors about the consequences for humanity of coming into contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. The assumptions underlying those speculations are examined, and some conclusions are drawn. As necessary background, the book also includes brief summaries of the history of thinking about extraterrestrial intelligence, searches for life and for signals, contrasting paradigms of how contact might take place, and the paradox that those paradigms allegedly create
ISBN,Price9780387686189
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PHILOSOPHY 6. Philosophy of Man 7. Popular Science in Astronomy 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleSocial Self-Organization : Agent-Based Simulations and Experiments to Study Emergent Social Behavior
Author(s)Helbing, Dirk
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.
DescriptionXI, 341 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWhat are the principles that keep our society together? This question is even more difficult to answer than the long-standing question, what are the forces that keep our world together. However, the social challenges of humanity in the 21st century ranging from the financial crises to the impacts of globalization, require us to make fast progress in our understanding of how society works, and how our future can be managed in a resilient and sustainable way. This book can present only a few very first steps towards this ambitious goal. However, based on simple models of social interactions, one can already gain some surprising insights into the social, ``macro-level'' outcomes and dynamics that is implied by individual, ``micro-level'' interactions. Depending on the nature of these interactions, they may imply the spontaneous formation of social conventions or the birth of social cooperation, but also their sudden breakdown. This can end in deadly crowd disasters or tragedies of the commons (such as financial crises or environmental destruction). Furthermore, we demonstrate that classical modeling approaches (such as representative agent models) do not provide a sufficient understanding of the self-organization in social systems resulting from individual interactions. The consideration of randomness, spatial or network interdependencies, and nonlinear feedback effects turns out to be crucial to get fundamental insights into how social patterns and dynamics emerge. Given the explanation of sometimes counter-intuitive phenomena resulting from these features and their combination, our evolutionary modeling approach appears to be powerful and insightful. The chapters of this book range from a discussion of the modeling strategy for socio-economic systems over experimental issues up the right way of doing agent-based modeling.?? We furthermore discuss applications ranging from pedestrian and crowd dynamics over opinion formation, coordination, and cooperation up to conflict, and also address the response to information, issues of systemic risks in society and economics, and new approaches to manage complexity in socio-economic systems. Parts of this book were previously published in peer reviewed journals
ISBN,Price9783642240041
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GAME THEORY 6. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 7. Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation 8. PHYSICS 9. Sociology 10. Sociology, general 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. Statistics for Social Sciences, Humanities, Law 14. Statistics??
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TitleSociology and Complexity Science : A New Field of Inquiry
Author(s)Castellani, Brian;Hafferty, Frederic William
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.
DescriptionXV, 277 p. 9 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is the first to identify and review the new field of study, sociology and complexity science???or SACS for short. SACS is comprised of five cutting-edge areas of research: computational sociology, the British-based School of Complexity (BBC), complex social network analysis (CSNA), sociocybernetics and the Luhmann School of Complexity (LSC). Together, these five areas represent the latest development in complexity science and sociological systems thinking, offering researchers a powerful, new set of tools for addressing the growing complexity of sociological inquiry. This book also showcases a new method for modeling social systems, called the SACS Toolkit. The SACS Toolkit comes with a theoretical framework (social complexity theory), procedural algorithm (assemblage) and recommended toolset for modeling social systems (qualitatively, historically or numerically) from the ground-up. In fact, this book uses the SACS Toolkit to review the new field of SACS. The third feature of this book is its compendium of maps, graphs and figures???all located in one chapter. Demonstrating the visual ingenuity of complexity science method, this compendium provides a picture-book tour of the new field of SACS. Finally, this book comes with a companion website???an internet resource for exploring the new science of complexity and its intersection with sociology; and for downloading the maps (in color) used in this book. Useful for teachers, students and researchers, this book articulates a possible future for social scientific inquiry in the 21st century
ISBN,Price9783540884620
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 3. Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory 4. DYNAMICS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ERGODIC THEORY 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 12. VIBRATION 13. Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
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TitleContemporary Issues in Behavior Therapy : Improving the Human Condition
Author(s)Cautela, Joseph R;Ishaq, Waris
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 1996.
DescriptionXV, 447 p : online resource
Abstract NoteContemporary Issues in Behavior Therapy presents innovative approaches to various societal problems worldwide. Contributors explore issues from diverse areas such as behavioral medicine, education, developmental disability, poverty, problematic behavior, and developmental considerations (ie., early family experiences and aging process). The volume stimulates ideas for research, prevention, and treatment, as well as for managing other modern ills including homelessness, crime, and aggression
ISBN,Price9781475798265
Keyword(s)1. Clinical psychology 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Sociology 5. Sociology, general
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