Social Work and Science in the 21st Century

Author: Leon H. Ginsberg,Christopher R. Larrison,Larry Nackerud,John R. Barner,Lauren A. Ricciardelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190940417

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Social Work and Science in the 21st Century enhances the inclusion of natural science concepts and knowledge into social work education and practice. The book highlights basic scientific theories and ideas in a broad array of natural science fields, including chemistry, physics, astronomy, geometry, numbers, and big data. A number of chapters focus on how knowledge from the natural sciences can enhance social work practice in areas as diverse as medicine, substance abuse, mental health, and intellectual and developmental disabilities, while other chapters on water, human geography, climate change, execution and the death penalty, and the life cycle are designed to highlight the natural science behind social issues. The information presented in the book is complex enough to spark the reader's continued interest in knowing more about the natural sciences, but basic enough to allow readers with limited understanding of the natural sciences--at both the bachelor's and master's levels--to feel comfortable exploring its contents.
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Climate Change Baffles Brains

Climate Charlatans Commit Intellectual Fraud on Reason

Author: L. Rowand Archer

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480880973

Category: Science

Page: 318

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We have now sunk to a depth where the restatement of the obvious is the duty of intelligent men. George Orwell’s words are worth repeating as climate-warming alarmists promote doomsday scenarios that have no basis in science. L. Rowand Archer examines the lie of global warming—and the motivations for it—in this treatise that exposes the socialist agenda and fear mongering of the liberal left. Lost in the propaganda is the fact that man-made CO2 emissions have greened Earth, transforming some former desert regions into verdant oases of greenery, and contributing to record crop yields. Instead of demonizing CO2, we should be praising CO2 for helping to feed the world. Because weather is familiar to all, it seems that everyone has a theory about what causes climate change, and that makes it difficult to argue rationally about the real science behind climate change. This book is intended to provide a nontechnical understanding of climate skepticism as argued by over 300 knowledgeable authors in their fields who question the notion that humankind is the major influence of climate change. Get real answers to what is really happening in Climate Change Baffles Brains.
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Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

Author: Stephen Siperstein,Shane Hall,Stephanie LeMenager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317423224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront climate change. The book is divided into four clear sections to help readers integrate climate change into the classes and topics they are already teaching as well as engage with interdisciplinary methods and techniques. Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities constitutes a map and toolkit for anyone who wishes to draw upon the strengths of literary and cultural studies to teach valuable lessons that engage with climate change.
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Unstable Ground

Climate Change, Conflict, and Genocide

Author: Alex Alvarez

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442265698

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Unstable Ground looks at the human impact of climate change and its potential to provoke some of the most troubling crimes against humanity—ethnic conflict, war, and genocide. Alex Alvarez provides an essential overview of what science has shown to be true about climate change and examines how our warming world will challenge and stress societies and heighten the risk of mass violence. Drawing on a number of recent and historic examples, including Darfur, Syria, and the current migration crisis, this book illustrates the thorny intersections of climate change and violence. The author doesn’t claim causation but makes a compelling case that changing environmental circumstances can be a critical factor in facilitating violent conflict. As research suggests climate change will continue and accelerate, understanding how it might contribute to violence is essential in understanding how to prevent it.
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The Choice

Evolution Or Extinction? : a Thinking Person's Guide to Global Issues

Author: Ervin Laszlo

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Looks at the global crisis, including ecological imbalance and international economic weaknesses, contends that the key is altering human perception, and offers an outline for change
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The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069817030X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.
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A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Deciding What to Do and Believe

Author: David A. Hunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, the book offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores the practical relevance to conducting research across fields such as, business, education, and the biological sciences. Applying rigor when necessary, the Second Edition maintains an informal approach to the fundamental core concepts of critical thinking. With practical strategies for defining, analyzing, and evaluating reasons and arguments, the book illustrates how the concept of an argument extends beyond philosophical roots into experimentation, testing, measurement, and policy development and assessment. Featuring plenty of updated exercises for a wide range of subject areas, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition also includes: Numerous real-world examples from many fields of research, which reflect the applicability of critical thinking in everyday life New topical coverage, including the nature of reasons, assertion and supposing, narrow and broad definitions, circumstantial reasons, and reasoning about causal claims Selected answers to various exercises to provide readers with instantaneous feedback to support and extend the lessons A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is an excellent textbook for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an appropriate reference for anyone with a general interest in critical thinking skills.
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Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere

Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305628454

Category: Nature

Page: 508

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ESSENTIALS OF METEOROLOGY: AN INVITATION TO THE ATMOSPHERE, 8th Edition, is written by the most widely read and authoritative author in introductory meteorology, Donald Ahrens, together with a new coauthor -- meteorologist and award-winning science writer Robert Henson. Their ability to explain relatively complicated ideas in a student-friendly way allows both science and nonscience majors to visualize the principles of meteorology. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information, and recent weather and climate events are incorporated to enhance student interest. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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