An amazing encyclopedia with a ground-breaking new visual approach to science, illustrated with jaw-dropping details of the natural world and the wonders of the Universe. Stunning computer-generated images pack the pages of this encyclopedia to reveal and explain spectacular aspects of the scientific world. Bursting with astonishing 3D images, Knowledge Encyclopedia Science! shows core science in stunning detail, from atomic particles and universal forces to life in all its diversity. Illustrated in colour throughout, this book includes essential information and quirky facts that will appeal to both curious children and interested adults. Easy-to-read, informative text encourages reading, and stunning artworks created with the latest CGI technology make it fun for families to learn something new on every page. Adopting an inventive approach to science that goes beyond the basic school curriculum, Knowledge Encyclopedia Science! interweaves core physics, chemistry, and biology topics with space exploration, life on Earth, and amazing views inside the human body, while chapters on materials and machines bring fundamental forces and chemical reactions to life. A perfect gift book for children aged 9 +, this science encyclopedia will become an indispensable homework aid for every household.
The family encyclopedia that shows you the world as you've never seen it before DK Knowledge Encyclopedia offers a fascinating and ground-breaking visual approach to learning about the wonders of our world. An encyclopedia like no other, the DK Knowledge Encyclopedia uses the latest CGI technology to help you explore everything you've ever wanted to know more about, covering space, Earth, nature, the human body, history and culture, and science and technology in incredible detail. From 3D images of the sun and the inside of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a model of Shakespeare's globe, this is an amazing visual introduction to every aspect of human knowledge. The DK Knowledge Encyclopedia makes tough subjects not only easy to follow, but utterly absorbing, making this an incredible reference book the whole family will return to time and again.
Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.
The dinosaur world as you've never seen it before Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! reveals jaw-dropping 3D dinosaur images which show each awe-inspiring creature in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the dinosaur world to life. This is the only dinosaur encyclopedia you'll ever need, covering all the main dinosaur groups as well as marine reptiles, pterosaurs and other prehistoric animals. An all-new library of amazing 3D dinosaur images allow you a closer look at your favourite dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Barosaurus, while new dinosaur facts and theories bring you up-to-date with the latest developments in the dinosaur world. Packed full of facts, charts, timelines and illustrations Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! explores the amazing dinosaur world bringing these prehistoric animals back to life.
Knowledge Encyclopedia Space! reveals jaw-dropping 3D images of planets, stars and much more. The perfect kids space book, packed with amazing space facts and NASA images revealing the wonders of the cosmos, from black holes to the big bang. See our universe in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the cosmos to life. Perfect for projects or kids interested in the wonders of space, covering every (known) inch of our solar system, galaxy and universe. Take a closer look at Jupiter with 3D images that show each space object in incredible detail or explore the millions of stars in the night's sky. Fully up-to-date with the latest stunning images from NASA and Hubble. Help your kids explore the wonders and mysteries of our universe with Knowledge Encyclopedia Space!
From the wings of the almighty albatross to the deadly facts of the great white shark, Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! transports you into the jaw-dropping, heart-thumping, pulse-racing world of the animal kingdom. Exploring everything from habitats and ecosystems to senses and respiration, Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! is easy to follow and full of fun facts for kids. Bursting with amazing 3D images, the animals are brought to life, from the tiniest of crustaceans to the mightiest of mammals, in a brand new, all-encompassing animal expedition. Knowledge Encyclopedia Animal! allows you to take a closer look at the ever-evolving world of your favourite animals and is perfect for children aged 9 and up. Get ready to bring the animal kingdom to rip-roaring life!
The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.
6th International Conference, KSEM 2013, Dalian, China, August 10-12, 2013, Proceedings
Author: Mingzheng Wang
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6 th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management, KSEM 2013, held in Dalian City, China, in August 2013. The 50 revised papers (33 regular papers, 18 short papers, and keynote and invited talks) were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions.