Bad Science

Author : Ben Goldacre
ISBN : 9780007283194
Genre : Science
File Size : 27.5 MB
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Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.
Category: Science

Top Secret What 100 Brave Critics Say About Bad Science

Author : Jonathan Carter
ISBN : 5517262244
Genre :
File Size : 32.13 MB
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Creating Scientific Controversies

Author : David Harker
ISBN : 9781107069619
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 88.54 MB
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This is the first book-length introductory study of the concept of a created scientific controversy, providing a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis for students of philosophy of science, environmental and health sciences, and social and natural sciences.
Category: Political Science

Medicalizing Counselling

Author : Tom Strong
ISBN : 9783319566993
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 50.46 MB
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This book discusses how counselling, a profession known for diverse and innovative practices, has recently been influenced by scientific, marketplace, and administrative developments corresponding with a medicalized focus on psychiatric diagnoses and related evidence-based treatments. Tensions associated with this medicalized focus refer to competing logics and accountabilities regarding how to understand and address concerns brought to counselling. Tom Strong reviews such tensions as they relate to counsellors’ approaches to practice experienced as incompatible with a medicalized approach. The role of media and technology, therapy culture, and counsellor education, are examined with respect to medicalizing tensions that professionals and clients of counselling increasingly face. The book will interest readers who share concerns regarding the potential for a mental health monoculture grounded in the diagnose and treatment logic of medicalized counselling.
Category: Psychology

How To Fix Copyright

Author : William Patry
ISBN : 9780199912919
Genre : Law
File Size : 81.5 MB
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Do copyright laws directly cause people to create works they otherwise wouldn't create? Do those laws directly put substantial amounts of money into authors' pockets? Does culture depend on copyright? Are copyright laws a key driver of competitiveness and of the knowledge economy? These are the key questions William Patry addresses in How to Fix Copyright. We all share the goals of increasing creative works, ensuring authors can make a decent living, furthering culture and competitiveness and ensuring that knowledge is widely shared, but what role does copyright law actually play in making these things come true in the real world? Simply believing in lofty goals isn't enough. If we want our goals to come true, we must go beyond believing in them; we must ensure they come true, through empirical testing and adjustment. Patry argues that laws must be consistent with prevailing markets and technologies because technologies play a large (although not exclusive) role in creating consumer demand; markets then satisfy that demand. Patry discusses how copyright laws arose out of eighteenth-century markets and technology, the most important characteristic of which was artificial scarcity. Artificial scarcity was created by the existence of a small number gatekeepers, by relatively high barriers to entry, and by analog limitations on copying. Markets and technologies change, in a symbiotic way, Patry asserts. New technologies create new demand, requiring new business models. The new markets created by the Internet and digital tools are the greatest ever: Barriers to entry are low, costs of production and distribution are low, the reach is global, and large sums of money can be made off of a multitude of small transactions. Along with these new technologies and markets comes the democratization of creation; digital abundance is replacing analog artificial scarcity. The task of policymakers is to remake our copyright laws to fit our times: our copyright laws, based on the eighteenth century concept of physical copies, gatekeepers, and artificial scarcity, must be replaced with laws based on access not ownership of physical goods, creation by the masses and not by the few, and global rather than regional markets. Patry's view is that of a traditionalist who believes in the goals of copyright but insists that laws must match the times rather than fight against the present and the future.
Category: Law

Great Myths Of Child Development

Author : Stephen Hupp
ISBN : 9781118521243
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 73.63 MB
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Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latest evidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions about the developing child. Shatters the most commonly-held child development myths Reveals the science behind such topical issues as twin-telepathy, sex-prediction, and imaginary friends Covers hot-button issues like childhood vaccines, spankings, “time-outs,” and breastfeeding of older children Features numerous pop culture references and examples drawn from popular TV shows and movies, such as Duck Dynasty, Modern Family and Mad Men Points to a wealth of supplementary resources for interested parents—from evidence-based treatments and self-help books to relevant websites
Category: Psychology

Im Einklang Sein

Author : Wayne Dyer
ISBN : 9783426559093
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 60.38 MB
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Wie kann man seine wichtigsten Lebensbereiche durch die Kraft der Gedanken ausgewogener gestalten und miteinander in Einklang bringen? Das Gesetz der Balance bestimmt die Abläufe auf der Erde. Die Jahreszeiten, Elemente und das Tier- und Pflanzenreich – sie alle befinden sich in einem natürlichen Gleichgewicht. Die einzige Ausnahme stellen wir Menschen dar. Bestsellerautor Wayne Dyer zeigt neun Wege, um in Harmonie mit sich selbst und seiner Umwelt zu leben. Mit praktischen Anleitungen.
Category: Self-Help

Google Hacks

Author : Tara Calishain
ISBN : 3897213621
Genre : Computer software
File Size : 87.40 MB
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Category: Computer software

Wenn Es Hart Auf Hart Kommt

Author : Ben Horowitz
ISBN : 9783864702303
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31.37 MB
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Ein Unternehmen zu führen bedeutet, auch unangenehme Entscheidungen treffen und umsetzen zu müssen. Wie entlässt man Mitarbeiter? Wie degradiert man Freunde? Ist es in Ordnung, Personal von der Firma eines Freundes abzuwerben? "Wenn Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg angesichts des brutalen Innovationstempos im Tech-Business die Furcht überkommt, dann holt er sich Rat bei einem Mann: Ben Horowitz". Mit diesen Worten leitet das manager-magazin seinen Artikel zum "Buch des Monats" ein. Venture-Capital-Guru Horowitz ist im Silicon Valley eine Legende - er ist einer der erfolgreichsten, erfahrensten und bekanntesten Wagniskapital¬geber im Brennpunkt der IT-Industrie. Horowitz erklärt, wie eine Führungskraft mit schwierigen Situationen umgehen sollte, um aus einem Start-up ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen zu machen. Dabei gibt er praktisch umsetzbare Ratschläge für die schwierigen und unangenehmen Situationen im Leben eines Managers, die er mit eigenen Erfahrungen untermauert. Ein Buch aus der Praxis für die Praxis!
Category: Business & Economics