Science Askew

Science Askew

Critics, always critics Even scientists and mathematicians must endure critics. Some people just didn't trust mathematics. The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies.

Author: Donald M Simanek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420033564

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Copiously illustrated throughout with many fine drawings by John C. Holden, Science Askew: A Light-Hearted Look at the Scientific World is a refreshing antidote to the daily grind. From continental drip to the life of Konrad Finagle via the murky depths of Loch Ness, we are treated to an off-kilter trip through the scientific world. This pocket-sized goldmine can be produced whenever a spare minute or two presents itself, when the reader feels in need of a chuckle, or when just plain old-fashioned enlightenment is required.
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Primary Mathematics and the Developing Professional

Primary Mathematics and the Developing Professional

The case studies presented here draw on previous studies of the ways in which teacher' beliefs and views of learning have been linked to effective practice in primary mathematics and science (Askew et al., 1997; Murphy et al., 2000).

Author: Alison Millett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781402019159

Category: Education

Page: 289

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Abstract. This introduction sets the scene for the remainder of the book by considering first the international context of widespread concern about the improvement of numeracy skills. This is related to reform movements in the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries aimed at modernising primary (elementary) school mathematics curricula. A detailed account is given of the National Numeracy Strategy in England, a systemic government-imposed response to concern about standards implemented in 1999/2000. This includes a discussion of the alternative meanings of numeracy. An earlier initiative sponsored by a United Kingdom charitable trust reacting to concern about primary numeracy was the Leverhulme Numeracy Research Programme. This large-scale longitudinal study and linked set of case-study projects, focusing on reasons for low attainment, took place during 1997-2002. This book, and each other in the same series, is based on results of that research. The timescale fortuitously enabled the research team to also report on some effects of the systemic reform in the National Numeracy Strategy. 1. THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT In many countries, there are recurring periods of national concern about the low standards of calculation skills shown by children in primary (elementary) schools. Recently, these concerns have become more urgent and more political with the publication of international comparisons of mathematical achievement, first at secondary and more recently at primary level (e. g. Lapointe, Mead, & Askew 1992; Mullis et al. , 1997).
Categories: Education

The New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology

The New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology

BULLETINS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH No. 11. 13. 14. 16. 17. 24. 25. 28. 31. 32. 39. o 50. 51. 55. 57. 61. 62. REPORT ON THE FISCHER PROCESS. H. O. Askew. Price, 6d. BUILDING STONES OF NEW ZEALAND.

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ISBN: UCAL:B3080528

Category: Science

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Past and Promise

Past and Promise

In 1930 the New Jersey College for Women ( now Douglass College , Rutgers , the State University ) conferred upon her the honorary degree of doctor of library science . Askew died on October 20 , 1942 , in Trenton , NJ , of bronchial ...

Author: The Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc.

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815604181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

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This unique book explores the lives and work of nearly 300 New Jersey women from the Colonial period to the present century. Included are biographies of notable, often nationally known individuals, as well as less celebrated people, whose vibrant personal stories illustrate the richness of women's experiences in New Jersey—and, really, in America—from 1600 to the present. Researched, written and illustrated by The Women's Project of New Jersey, this volume both recovers and re-tells the life stories of women who have helped shape our world. Past and Promise is a long-overdue celebration of the accomplishments of these individuals who succeeded, often against overwhelming odds. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women incorporates an inclusive view of history that understands the past as the history of all of the people, not merely those who held a monopoly of power. As such this work contains biographies of artists, activists, entertainers, scientists, scholars, teachers, factory and agricultural workers, businesswomen, social engineers, and community builders. This easy-to-use and beautifully presented volume is indexed, and full of illustrations. The biographies are arranged alphabetically within four sections covering the following time periods: 1600-1807, 1808-1865, 1866-1920, and 1921 to the present. Each section is introduced by a historical overview, and each biographical entry includes a brief bibliography for further reading and research. This unique and very readable collection of biographies belongs in every public and personal library and deserves a wide audience of general readers from high school age through college and beyond.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Monkey s Voyage

The Monkey s Voyage

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Simanek, Donald, and John Holden. 2001. Science Askew: A Light-Hearted Look at the Scientific World. Taylor and Francis, New York. Simpson, George Gaylord. 1952. Probabilities of dispersal in ...

Author: Alan de Queiroz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465069767

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Throughout the world, closely related species are found on landmasses separated by wide stretches of ocean. What explains these far-flung distributions? Why are such species found where they are across the Earth? Since the discovery of plate tectonics, scientists have conjectured that plants and animals were scattered over the globe by riding pieces of ancient supercontinents as they broke up. In the past decade, however, that theory has foundered, as the genomic revolution has made reams of new data available. And the data has revealed an extraordinary, stranger-than-fiction story that has sparked a scientific upheaval. In The Monkey's Voyage, biologist Alan de Queiroz describes the radical new view of how fragmented distributions came into being: frogs and mammals rode on rafts and icebergs, tiny spiders drifted on storm winds, and plant seeds were carried in the plumage of sea-going birds to create the map of life we see today. In other words, these organisms were not simply constrained by continental fate; they were the makers of their own geographic destiny. And as de Queiroz shows, the effects of oceanic dispersal have been crucial in generating the diversity of life on Earth, from monkeys and guinea pigs in South America to beech trees and kiwi birds in New Zealand. By toppling the idea that the slow process of continental drift is the main force behind the odd distributions of organisms, this theory highlights the dynamic and unpredictable nature of the history of life. In the tradition of John McPhee's Basin and Range, The Monkey's Voyage is a beautifully told narrative that strikingly reveals the importance of contingency in history and the nature of scientific discovery.
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Catalogue

Catalogue

... Lonnie Lee , Science , Allen , Reynold Tatum , Arts , Allred , Joseph Henry , Arts , Andrews , Troy Monroe , Arts , Angel , Lewis , Arts , Applewhite , Blake Deans , Arts , Armfield , Roy Hanes , Science , Askew , Grady Daniel ...

Author: North Carolina. University

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ISBN: UOM:39015066602791

Category: Catalogs, College

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Bismuth and Thallium Cuprate Superconductors

Bismuth and Thallium Cuprate Superconductors

Science , 241 , 922 . ... Subramanian , M. A. , C. C. Torardi , J. C. Calabrese , J. Gopalakrishnan , K. J. Morrissey , T. R. Askew , R. B. Flippen , U. Chowdhry and A. W. ... T. R. Askew , R. B. Flippen , and A. W. Sleight ( 1988c ) .

Author: C. N. R. Rao

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0677259301

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

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Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter . New York : Humanities Press . Askew , David . 2001. " Oguma Eiji and the construction of the modern Japanese national identity , " Social Science Japan Journal 4 ( 1 ) : 111-16 . Askew , David .

Author: Bosco Yamashita

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 157181258X

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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In a path-breaking series of essays the contributors to this collection explore the development of anthropological research in Asia. The volume includes writings on Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Categories: Social Science

New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research

New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research

Noyes Development Corporation, Park Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.A. Askew, H. O. 1942: The course of the reactions occurring between serpentine and superphosphate. N.Z. Journal of Science and Technology B24; 128–34. Askew, H. O.; Chittenden ...

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Pesticides Documentation Bulletin

Pesticides Documentation Bulletin

22625 Anderson , DT Sydney Univ . , Australia ; School of Biological Sciences 22348 Anderson , N Commonwealth Scientific ... FM California University , Davis 22804 Askew , RR Manchester Univ . , England ; Dept. of Zoology 22254 Askew ...

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ISBN: OSU:32435070868955

Category: Agricultural pests

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Categories: Agricultural pests