Information Sources in Science and Technology

A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use

Author: C. C. Parker,R. V. Turley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483163024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Information Sources in Science and Technology: A Practical Guide to Traditional and Online Use presents a selection of traditional and online methods of using information sources in science and technology, including people, organizations, literature, hosts, and databases. This text serves as a reference book that helps the reader choose sources of information and their guides, includes a routine for finding and using information, and offers tips on searching and obtaining literature in a usable form. This book is comprised of nine chapters and begins by explaining how to choose type(s) of information source that is likely to be most helpful. The chapters that follow present guides on people, organizations, and literature as sources of information. A chapter on information services focuses on those organizations that supply information or references to information that could be helpful. These services range from answering telephone queries to supplying collections of relevant documents, and from broadcast television information to direct connection with computer databases. The next chapters discuss ways of searching the literature and computer databases, obtaining literature in a usable form, and organizing and presenting information. This book concludes by considering current awareness or keeping up-to-date with information about recent developments. This monograph is intended for librarians and information officers, especially for those working in scientific or industrial environments, practicing scientists and engineers, and students associated with these professions.
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Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: J. M. Lackie

Publisher: Chambers Harrap Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1364

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Covering a diverse range of subjects including astronomy, behaviour, civil engineering, mineral extraction, textiles and zoology, this updated dictionary has over 50,000 entries.
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Science, Technology, and Society

An Encyclopedia

Author: Sal P. Restivo

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195141938

Category: Social Science

Page: 701

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'Science, Technology, and Society' offers approximately 150 articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions worldwide. The theme is the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture.
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Using The Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Revised And Expanded

Author: Diane Schmidt,Elisabeth B. Davis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824741716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

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"Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. Directs readers to an associated Web page that maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Inernet resources discussed in this edition."
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Handbooks and Tables in Science and Technology

Author: Russell H. Powell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0897745345

Category: Science

Page: 359

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Provides a bibliography of more than three thousand handbooks in various aspects of science and technology, from abrasives and band structures to yield strength and zero defects
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Bakery Products Science and Technology

Author: Weibiao Zhou,Y. H. Hui

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118792076

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 776

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Baking is a process that has been practiced for centuries, and bakery products range in complexity from the simple ingredients of a plain pastry to the numerous components of a cake. While currently there are many books available aimed at food service operators, culinary art instruction and consumers, relatively few professional publications exist that cover the science and technology of baking. In this book, professionals from industry, government and academia contribute their perspectives on the state of industrial baking today. The second edition of this successful and comprehensive overview of bakery science is revised and expanded, featuring chapters on various bread and non-bread products from around the world, as well as nutrition and packaging, processing, quality control, global bread varieties and other popular bakery products. The book is structured to follow the baking process, from the basics, flour and other ingredients, to mixing, proofing and baking. Blending the technical aspects of baking with the latest scientific research, Bakery Products Science and Technology, Second Edition has all the finest ingredients to serve the most demanding appetites of food science professionals, researchers, and students.
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Dictionary of Information Science and Technology

Author: Mehdi Khosrowpour

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466626747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1010

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"The 2nd edition of the Dictionary of Information Science and Technology is an updated compilation of the latest terms and definitions, along with reference citations, as they pertain to all aspects of the information and technology field"--Provided by publisher.
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Science and Technology in Colonial America

Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313331602

Category: History

Page: 182

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Covers how science and technology impacted the everyday life of colonial Americans.
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Managing Global Communication in Science and Technology

Author: Peter J. Hager,H. J. Scheiber

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471249221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 1866

In compiling articles from eighteen professionals in the field of science and technical communication, this unique collection updates readers on the evolving theory, teaching, and practice within the field. A framework is provided on the direction practitioners and academicians can focus their research or application on. Extensive discussions are provided on the management of the dynamic growth in international and intercultural communication in technical and scientific disciplines. Emphasis is also placed on understanding the issues and training for effectiveness.
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Brewing Science, Technology and Print, 1700-1880

Author: James Sumner

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981661

Category: Science

Page: 320

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How did the brewing of beer become a scientific process? Sumner explores this question by charting the theory and practice of the trade in Britain and Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. From an oral culture derived from home-based skills, brewing industrialized rapidly and developed an extensive trade literature, based increasingly on the authority of chemical experiment. The role of taxation is also examined, and the emergence of brewing as a profession is set within its social and technical context.
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Good Style

Writing for Science and Technology

Author: John Kirkman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134283954

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Good Style explains the tactics that can be used to write technical material in a coherent, readable style. It discusses in detail the choices of vocabulary, phrasing and sentence structure and each piece of advice is based on evidence of the styles prefered by technical readers and supported by many examples of writing from a variety of technical contexts. John Kirkman draws from his many years of experience lecturing on communication studies in Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Hong Kong, both in academic programmes and in courses for large companies, research centres and government departments. Good Style has become a standard reference book on the shelf of students of science, technology and computing and is an essential aid to all professionals whose work involves writing of reports, papers, guides, manuals or on-screen texts. This new edition also includes information on writing for the web and additional examples of how to express medical and life-science information.
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Global Issues in Food Science and Technology

Author: Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas,Alan Mortimer,David Lineback,Walter Spiess,Ken Buckle,Paul Colonna

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920818

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

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A selected compilation of writings by IUFoST organization supporters, Global Themes in Food Science and Technology were those identified as representing the most important and relevant subjects facing food scientists and technologists today. Chosen by an international editorial board, these subjects offer insights into current research and developments and were selected to stimulate additional interest and work in these key areas. The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is a country-membership organization is the sole global food science and technology organization. It is a voluntary, non-profit association of national food science organizations linking the world's best food scientists and technologists. The goals of their work include the international exchange of scientific and technical information, support of international food science and technology progress, the stimulation of appropriate education and training in these areas, and the fostering of professionalism and professional organization within the food science and technology community. *The latest insights into the topics of greatest concern to today's food science and technology professionals *Written by an international group of academic and professional peers, based on select presentations at IUFoST meeting
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Literature and Technology

Author: Mark L. Greenberg

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 9780934223201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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This collection of essays uses recent work on literature and science to establish new ways of relating literature and language theory to writings about technology (as distinguished from science). The interdisciplinary character of these essays is further enriched by drawing upon contemporary studies of the philosophy and history of technology, which provide the context for the first essay (Mitcham and Casey). Subsequent essays examine technology from many points of view - how technology shapes texts and contexts, as well as how writers shape perspectives on technology. The essays examine texts as diverse as seventeenth-century science and twentieth-century children's literature and spy fiction. Major authors investigated include Chaucer, Blake, Romains, Pynchon, and Prigogine. Individual essays consider: Chaucer's use of mapmaking as a coercive technology (Tomasch), the Renaissance fascination with mechanical contrivances and their depiction (Knoespel), the contexts within which Boyle and his successors described the air pump (Markley), Blake's manifold interests in the technology of printing (Greenberg), Romains's development of a philosophy of poetry appropriate to early twentieth-century technology in Paris (Williams), gender issues in children's literature about machines (Lee), technology in the modern spy novel (Slade), Thomas Pynchon's mixed feelings about technology and its value (Schachterle), and the relations between postmodern fiction and the technology of thermodynamics, as developed by Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine (Porush). The editors of Literature and Technology have been active in the formation and direction of the Society for Literature and Science. In their introduction to this collection, they consider what characterizes literature and technology as a new and fertile field for interdisciplinary study. This volume concludes with selected bibliographies of basic references in the philosophy of technology and of works devoted to the examination of the relationships between literature and technology.
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Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122004001

Category: Computers

Page: 2432

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Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology
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Scientific and Technical Translation

Author: Sue Ellen Wright,Leland D. Wright

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027231818

Category: Science

Page: 298

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Technical translation (and technical terminology) encompasses the translation of special language texts. 1. "Style and Register" covers clarity of style, culture-specific and author-reader conventions and expectation. 2. "Special Applications" deals with the contribution of translation to the dissemination of science. 3. "Training and Autodidactic Approaches for Technical Translators" translators must master a broad range of frequently unanticipated topics, as well as linguistic competence. 4. "Text Analysis and Text Typology as Tools for Technical Translators" focuses attention on text typology and SGML in human translation and CAT. 5. "Translation-Oriented Terminology Activities" explores the different aspects of terminology: knowledge management, language planning, terminology resources and representation of concept systems.
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Science and Technology Advice for Congress

Author: Millett Granger Morgan,Jon M. Peha

Publisher: Resources for the Future

ISBN: 9781891853746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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The elimination of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in 1995 came during a storm of budget cutting and partisan conflict. Operationally, it left Congress without an institutional arrangement to bring expert scientific and technological advice into the process of legislative decisionmaking. This deficiency has become increasingly critical, as more and more of the decisions faced by Congress and society require judgments based on highly specialized technical information. Offering perspectives from scholars and scientists with diverse academic backgrounds and extensive experience within the policy process, Science and Technology Advice for Congress breaks from the politics of the OTA and its contentious aftermath. Granger Morgan and Jon Peha begin with an overview of the use of technical information in framing policy issues, crafting legislation, and the overall process of governing. They note how, as nonexperts, legislators must make decisions in the face of scientific uncertainty and competing scientific claims from stakeholders. The contributors continue with a discussion of why OTA was created. They draw lessons from OTA's demise, and compare the use of science and technological information in Europe with the United States. The second part of the book responds to requests from congressional leaders for practical solutions. Among the options discussed are expanded functions within existing agencies such as the General Accounting or Congressional Budget Offices; an independent, NGO- administrated analysis group; and a dedicated successor to OTA within Congress. The models emphasize flexibility--and the need to make political feasibility a core component of design.
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