These concrete guidelines are all supplemented by an extensive index that forms a reference text of its own, with easy navigation—securing a place for the Survival Guide for Scientists on the shelves of scientific scholars and students ...
Author: Ad Lagendijk
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
During the course of Dutch physicist and Spinoza Prize–winner Ad Lagendijk’s long and influential career, he has published more than 300 articles, supervised over thirty doctoral dissertations, and given countless presentations and conference addresses. Over the years, his incisive consultations, tips, and rules for scientific study have proven themselves so beneficial to the emerging young scientists under his watch that he has been inundated with requests for a written version. Aimed primarily at undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in the natural sciences, Survival Guide for Scientists presents Lagendijk’s practical how-to advice on essential topics such as the foundations for writing scientific texts, presenting data and research information, and writing and reading collegial e-mails. Each section is organized by a collection of short rules, outlined and numbered in a logical order as self-explanatory pieces of information—allowing the reader the freedom to study any number of them in any desired order. These concrete guidelines are all supplemented by an extensive index that forms a reference text of its own, with easy navigation—securing a place for the Survival Guide for Scientists on the shelves of scientific scholars and students alike.
Whatever your scientific background may be, this book is the perfect accompaniment, to guide you at every stage of your career.
Author: Ratna Tantra
Publisher: Springer Nature
Research scientists play a pivotal role in society. Their passion for science will drive them forward, leading to new discoveries that will ultimately make the world a better place. Unfortunately, as the professional environment becomes more and more competitive, research scientists today cannot just rely on technical knowledge to carve successful careers. Besides technical skills, they will need to acquire other skills, such as how to communicate their science to the outside world. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists is a one-stop-shop that will help you to develop those core skills not often taught at school or university. The book has been written by an author with more than 20 years of scientific research experience (across different scientific disciplines). She has not only been a research scientist but also a writer, a consultant, a sole-trader and a project manager. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists takes on a holistic approach in order to help you pave the way for success. As such, it features practical guidelines on how to: • conduct your scientific research (how to: do literature review, design experiments, adopt best practice, ensure health and safety, etc.). • write and edit (reports, bid proposals, peer review publications, etc). • interact with the outside world (be a team leader, manage a project, network, deal with difficult people, do presentations, organise meetings, etc.). • look after your career (and get your dream job). • look after yourself (and how to manage stress). • look for a job (develop your CV, prepare for interviews, etc.). • become self-employed (and achieve business success). • deal with redundancy (and move forward in life, etc) Whatever your scientific background may be, this book is the perfect accompaniment, to guide you at every stage of your career.
This book is especially valuable for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environments.
Author: Jim Longuski
Publisher: AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics)
A former NASA engineer and astronautics professor offers down-to-earth advice and recommended reading on preparing for and surviving in science-related professions. This book is especially valuable for those who are attempting career transitions between the work place and academic environments.
It also provides possible solutions for these problems. All this is magnificently exemplified and documented, including personal experiences from the author and a touch of humor illustrated in the accompanying cartoons.
Author: Jose Luis Perez Velazquez
"Perez Velazquez has written a little gem that I advise reading to anyone persuing a scientific career, as well as for the general public interested in the sociological aspects of science. It alerts the reader about the rise of a new type of scientist, buried in bureaucracy and financial issues. In contrast to past generations, this "new scientist" is sadly left with minimal time to dedicate to creative work. It studies the consequences of this state of affairs, the problems associated with peer reviewing, the dilemma of funding innovative research, the nature of corporate academic culture and the trivialization of scientific achievement by grant agencies and universities. It also provides possible solutions for these problems. All this is magnificently exemplified and documented, including personal experiences from the author and a touch of humor illustrated in the accompanying cartoons. Despite the humor, it is a serious piece of work that would also be useful for the conscientious academic worried about the difficulties of the current research scene." Marina Frantseva, MD, PhD Jose Luis Perez Velazquez is a Spanish biochemist/biophysicist. He has a degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics. His research activities are mainly in the fields of the brain-behaviour relation at a high level of description, seeking principles of biological organisation. He worked as a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and was Professor at the University of Toronto, where he taught a graduate course on consciousness and self-awareness, which derived in part from his book The Brain-Behaviour Continuum (World Scientific). He also edited the book Coordinated Activity in the Brain (Springer), and edited special issues for The Journal of Biological Physics, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience and Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. Currently he is a Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute, where he continues to investigate a possible global principle, a scheme that combines theoretical studies and experimental observations, aimed at conceptualizing how consciousness arises from the organization of matter.
This book is the solution. Jenny Olive uses her wide experience of teaching and helping students to give you a clear and confident understanding of the core mathematics you need to start a science and engineering degree.
Author: Jenny Olive
This friendly and gentle self-help workbook covers mathematics essential for first-year undergraduate scientists and engineers. Mathematics underlies all science and engineering degrees. If your mathematics is not strong, you may have a problem. This book is the solution. Jenny Olive uses her wide experience of teaching and helping students to give you a clear and confident understanding of the core mathematics you need to start a science and engineering degree. Each topic is introduced very gently, starting with simple examples that really bring out the basics, then moving on to more challenging problems. The author takes time to give tricks of the trade and shortcuts, but is also careful to show you common errors and how to anticipate and avoid them. There are over 800 questions for you to do with full and detailed solutions given so that if you get stuck you can work through and see exactly where you have gone wrong. Topics covered include trigonometry and hyperbolic functions, sequences and series (with detailed help on binomial series), differentiation and integration, and complex numbers. This book is a fun and easy way to brush up your maths - either before you start on your university or college course, or while you are getting to grips with it. It's never too late!
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Author: Toly K
The iPad Applications for Scientists Survival Guide is a collection of 25 scientific applications, tested and highly recommended by the author. This guide will save you lots of time and money, by pointing you to the most useful, productive applications for scientists in many fields. Each application description contains: - Genre / Field - Price - Brief description - Link to the application in iTunes - Link to the free version, if available In addition to the full application list, all of the applications are separately organized by genre. Some of the applications included: - Numbers - iAnnotate PDF - Star Walk - File Browser - 3D Brain - Graphing Calculator - Printcentral - Family Drug Guide - MyNature Animal Tracks - Muscle and Bone Study
The inevitability of a future quake and the lack of preparation by both individuals and communities provided the impetus for this book.
Author: William Atkinson
Publisher: SIU Press
Scientists who specialize in the study of Mississippi Valley earthquakes say that the region is overdue for a powerful tremor that will cause major damage and undoubtedly some casualties. The inevitability of a future quake and the lack of preparation by both individuals and communities provided the impetus for this book. Atkinson brings together applicable information from many disciplines: history, geology and seismology, engineering, zoology, politics and community planning, economics, environmental science, sociology, and psychology and mental health to provide the most comprehensive perspective to date of the myriad impacts of a major earthquake on the Mississippi Valley. Atkinson addresses such basic questions as "What, actually, are earthquakes? How do they occur? Where are they likely to occur? Can they be predicted, perhaps even prevented?" He also addresses those steps that individuals can take to improve their chances for survival both during and after an earthquake.
This book provides a theoretical and practical foundation for the adaptation and tailoring of a universal management style into a specific, effective style with the power to produce the desired results.
Author: Melvin Silverman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Every organization, business, and manager is unique, and each demands an individually tailored management style. Supposedly universal management strategies must be tailored to suit the specific situations that each individual faces daily in the work environment. This book provides a theoretical and practical foundation for the adaptation and tailoring of a universal management style into a specific, effective style with the power to produce the desired results. It assists the manager, or would-be manager, in the development of a management style that meets the needs of any kind of business. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a typical problem followed by questions and answers about the presented challenges. The chapters also contain thought provoking one-sentence suggestions that can be immediately immplemented, enabling the reader to produce results and succeed in today's rapidly-evolving economic and technological environments. This work combines the best and latest in management theory with tested practical applications, making it a useful tool for managers not only in technically-orientated industries, but in any kind of company. Based upon the author's more than 25 years of experience in management consulting, writing, lecturing, and teaching, this work is designed to help readers handle the demanding responsibilities of technical management. It features important information in dealing with international firms, contracts, TQ, ISO 9000, and CAD management. It also provides essential details on personal liability and ethics in decision making, motivating employees, leadership, and creating teams. The Technical Manager's Handbook serves as a valuable, cross-method reference for engineers, scientists, researchers, and students who are or soon will be involved in technical management operations. Managers in quality assurance, manufacturing, administration, and computer manufacturing will also benefit from this volume's accessible and applicable exploration of pertinent issues.
“Scientists 4. find link between number of friends and physical activity in children,
” Medical Xpress, May 7, 2012, http://medicalxpress.com/news/201205-scientists-
link-friends-physical-children.html. 5. Janet Kornblum, “Study: 25% of ...
Author: Frank Miniter
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Do you know how to fight off an alligator? Throw a four-seam fastball? Mix the perfect martini? How about Ben Franklin’s 13 Rules of Improvement? Learn all this and more in the new expanded paperback edition of Frank Miniter’s New York Times bestseller The Ultimate Man’s Survival Guide. Broken into seven sections—survivor, provider, athlete, hero,romantic, cultured man, and philosopher—Miniter teaches guys the skills,attitudes, and philosophies they need to be the ultimate man.
What would you do? How would you direct your life differently? Come with me on an adventure and take a leap into understanding who you really are and always have been. There's so much to discover and this book takes you there.
Author: Laura Roseland
Ever wonder where we really come from? Why we are here? Theologians, scientists, and philosophers have all tried to explain and dictate the real quest of our reality here on Earth. Who is right? Who is wrong? Do you feel boxed in by definitions of who you think you are supposed to be according to historical or current culture? What if there was another way of looking at it? What if you were the only one here? What would you do? How would you direct your life differently? Come with me on an adventure and take a leap into understanding who you really are and always have been. There's so much to discover and this book takes you there. It was always supposed to be this simple.
Scientists have said for years that the world we inhabit exists as the result of
billions ofyears of adaptations, called “evolution.” These scientists argue that the
weight of the evidence surrounding evolution overwhelmingly prompts us to say
Author: Derek Penwell
Publisher: Chalice Press
The Mainliner's Survival Guide to the Post-Denominational World considers how the declining church should live into the hope of its legacy by living out the Gospel's radical nature with reckless abandon. In a world where the fastest growing religious self-designation among emerging generations is "none," the hope of the church may lie in worrying less about the survival of the church and aiming more toward living like Jesus.
Without including translations, it would have been foolish to write a conversation
guide. Why, then, have we written this unit? The aim of the unit is to provide a “
survival guide,” a basic tool, to be reviewed by upper-intermediate speakers who
Author: Ramón Ribes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Biomedical scientists are the most likely health care professionals to actually move to an English-speaking country to continue professional training and career-development. This book should help to apply for jobs, write résumés, face job interviews and settle into a new working environment in English. The practical approach of the units will boost the readers' self-confidence in their own English-capabilities. This book should help reducing the anticipated stress of having to learn important matters directly "on the job", and secure more efficient and productive communication from the start.
University of California San Francisco doctors and scientists have even proposed
regulating "sugar", as it can be "toxic" in large quantities. From my high school
science classes, I learned that "anything" in excess can be bad for you, but no
Author: Thomas Moyer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
For the English poet Rudyard Kipling, the city of San Francisco has only one drawback – ‘tis hard to leave. Author Thomas Moyer, a conservative by choice, couldn’t agree more as he calls The City by the Bay his home yet finds it quite different from the city he imagined it to be over a decade ago. In Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco, he takes readers into the dual facets of the Paris of the West --- the city with lush greenery, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean on one side and its band of hippies, drug addicts and liberals on one end. More than just a literary piece tackling the division of the world into being conservative or being liberal, this highly insightful work of Moyer is part travel guide, part personal memoir, and part political commentary. Like Group Captain Lionel Mandrake in Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War dark comedy, “Dr. Strangelove”, Moyer stays true to his ideals of doing the best he can under less-than-ideal condtions while most of the people around him are a bit crazy, weak willed, or downright odd. “To be clear then, just as Mandrake loved the world of Strangelove, I love this city. It’s my home here, now and forever. But I have some serious misgivings about San Francisco’s politics,” Moyer wrote in the introduction. “My intention in writing this book is to bring to light the good, the bad, and the wacky aspects of San Francisco. If you’re a conservative of any shade or degree who’s planning on visiting or moving to the city, or even the Bay Area, more generally, I’m going to be your tour guide on your trip down into the rabbit hole of San Francisco. And I’m going to show you how to manage to keep your conservative morals intact when surrounded on all sides by the exotic lunacy of this Strangelove-like world.” Moyer provides a conservative insider’s perspective into San Francisco in Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco —its people, culture, politics, and what it’s really like to be a “Mandrake” inside the most liberal city in America. More importantly, he shows conservative readers how he learned to stop worrying and love the city. Conservative Survival Guide to San Francisco is more than just a looking glass into the bipolarities of the cool grey city of love. It also takes into account the author’s experiences in the most liberal city in America and is meant to show a snapshot into the life of a conservative. At turns striking and original, this eruditely crafted piece is the ultimate guide to the rabbit hole that is San Francisco.
Professional scientists use models and analogies all the time to explain complex
concepts, so it's no wonder that models and analogies are used so often when
teaching A&P—they work! A model is a simplified version or description of ...
Author: Kevin T. Patton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Don’t be overwhelmed by the perils and pitfalls of learning A&P! Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition provides a quick and easy overview of tips, strategies, and key A&P content to make studying more productive, more fun, and less time-consuming. A perfect on-the-go reference, this handy guide is packed with colorful cartoons, A&P visuals, illustrated tables, and keen insights to help you prepare for even the most dangerous labs and exams. Joining this excellent adventure are two new survival skills chapters plus strategies for using digital resources effectively. Written by renowned author and educator Kevin Patton, this book makes it easier to survive and conquer A&P! Plan a Learning Strategy section helps you study more effectively by showing how to tailor your learning activities to suit your learning style. Part 2: Maps, Charts, and Shortcuts breaks the subject of A&P into six sections, so you can quickly find the information you need in an easy-to-read and understand format. Mnemonic devices and memorable analogies help you remember A&P concepts with ease. Specific test-taking strategies help you prepare for and pass exams. Instructions on how to read your A&P textbook lead to greater comprehension. Dozens of tables make it easy to access the A&P facts you need to remember on the skeletal system, muscles, nerves, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems, and more. NEW! Know the Language chapter focuses on strategies for mastering medical terminology. UPDATED information includes more on digital-based learning strategies, more examples, and additional study tips to develop skills in mastering pronunciation, dealing with test anxiety, using flashcards, and more. New analogies and tips help you make deeper connections between challenging A&P concepts and the real world, including What’s a Gradient?, Bone Names Have Meaning, Mnemonics to Help You Learn Bone Structures, and more. NEW! What to Do If You Get Lost chapter offers advice on getting back on track from Kevin Patton, whose enthusiasm, humor, and special insights have guided many students through the A&P wilderness. New cartoons and illustrated tables simplify facts and concepts relating to topics such as tissues, joint movements, regions of the brain, and more. New appendices on common abbreviations and word parts make it easy to look up prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and more.
They never bring guests to a shop (if it was not discussed before). I would call
these guides Interesting facts about Russia: Culture companions of guests who
know the city very well and who Russia gave birth to many great artists, scientists,
Author: Alexander Rodionov
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The goal of this book is to help people understand Russia better and to have a better experience while they are here. We wanted to write something that would help people fall in love with Russia, as much as we have, by sharing our experiences and funny stories about our life as an expat in St. Petersburg (Maya Krivchenia) and travel professional organizer (Alexander Rodionov). Russia is an exciting, interesting, and dynamic country, but sometimes the differences that people come across are extremely frustrating and confusing. Our goal is to explain some of Russias unique qualities so that our friends, clients, tourist, and all others can appreciate this amazing country. Hopefully this will help answer some of the many questions you already have about Russia while planning your trip. By traveling to Russia you will certainly have a unique experience and hopefully by reading this you will get to experience Russia to the fullest!
Having explained how to make a winch, Hero added these user instructions,
which are probably the first in human history: “If you want to move a great ...
Through most of history, scientists have documented their work for fellow
Author: Janet Van Wicklen
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents a comprehensive guide that includes advice on writing, editing and researching, plus a glossary and solutions to common problems encountered on the job.
Tips for Science Students Jeffrey R. Appling. CHAPTER 4 Powers and Roots The
world of science is riddled with shorthand notation . This is not done to confuse
outsiders , but rather to streamline discussions of complex ideas . The math that ...
Author: Jeffrey R. Appling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Algebra-based mathematics workbook designed to put science readers of all ages at ease with the math needed to understand science. Whether they need ample help or just a fast refresher, this approachable resource will help readers master the basics quickly and easily. In addition to a full range of mathematics topics, Math Survival Guide includes a chapter of invaluable study tips. Plus, the author gives advice on buying a computer and helps readers focus on the advantages and uses for a computer.