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The Resource Mother nature's two laws : ringmasters for circus earth : lessons on entropy, energy, critical thinking, and the practice of science, A.D. Kirwan, Jr

Mother nature's two laws : ringmasters for circus earth : lessons on entropy, energy, critical thinking, and the practice of science, A.D. Kirwan, Jr

Label
Mother nature's two laws : ringmasters for circus earth : lessons on entropy, energy, critical thinking, and the practice of science
Title
Mother nature's two laws
Title remainder
ringmasters for circus earth : lessons on entropy, energy, critical thinking, and the practice of science
Statement of responsibility
A.D. Kirwan, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every day brings a fresh barrage of bewildering claims about science and technology. How non-scientists tell the difference between the hyperbole and those developments that are important? With a modest amount of critical thinking, an understanding of how science is practiced, and a qualitative understanding of the two most sacred principles in science - the first and second laws of thermodynamics - anyone can make the distinction. Critical thinking and the practice of science are not emphasized in undergraduate science courses for non-scientists, while exposure to the first and second laws is
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirwan, A. D
Dewey number
536/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC311
LC item number
.K57 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thermodynamics
  • Entropy
  • Critical thinking
  • Technology
  • Global warming
  • SCIENCE
  • Critical thinking
  • Entropy
  • Global warming
  • Technology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamica
Label
Mother nature's two laws : ringmasters for circus earth : lessons on entropy, energy, critical thinking, and the practice of science, A.D. Kirwan, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Preface; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; 1. Mother Nature s Two Laws: What Are They and Why Must We Heed Them?; 2. The Faces of Energy; 3. The Faces of Entropy; 1. The Scientific Protocol and Critical Thinking; 2. E4: Energy, Entropy, Economics, Environment; 3. Global Warming?; 4. Circus Earth Follies, Critical Thinking, and the Scientific Protocol; Index
Control code
52742026
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281869678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52742026
Label
Mother nature's two laws : ringmasters for circus earth : lessons on entropy, energy, critical thinking, and the practice of science, A.D. Kirwan, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Preface; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; 1. Mother Nature s Two Laws: What Are They and Why Must We Heed Them?; 2. The Faces of Energy; 3. The Faces of Entropy; 1. The Scientific Protocol and Critical Thinking; 2. E4: Energy, Entropy, Economics, Environment; 3. Global Warming?; 4. Circus Earth Follies, Critical Thinking, and the Scientific Protocol; Index
Control code
52742026
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 173 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281869678
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52742026

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