Best Scientific Research Books
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1. American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI
Author: by Kate Winkler Dawson
G.P. Putnam's Sons
A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populaceA glorious book … A spirited defense of science … From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.
Los Angeles Times How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.
Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today’s so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect.
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn
Author: by Richard W. Hamming
A groundbreaking treatise by one of the great mathematicians of our time, who argues that highly effective thinking can be learned. What spurs on and inspires a great idea? Can we train ourselves to think in a way that will enable world-changing understandings and insights to emerge?
Richard Hamming said we can, and first inspired a generation of engineers, scientists, and researchers in 1986 with “You and Your Research”; an electrifying sermon on why some scientists do great work, why most don’t, why he did, and why you should, too.
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering is the full expression of what “You and Your Research” outlined. It’s a book about thinking; more specifically, a style of thinking by which great ideas are conceived. The book is filled with stories of great people performing mighty deeds-but they are not meant to simply be admired.
Instead, they are to be aspired to, learned from, and surpassed. Hamming consistently returns to Shannon’s information theory, Einstein’s relativity, Grace Hopper’s work on high-level programming, Kaiser’s work on digital fillers, and his own error-correcting codes. He also recounts a number of his spectacular failures as clear examples of what to avoid.
4. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers
Author: by Sönke Ahrens
The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and nonfiction writers to get more done, write intelligent texts and learn for the long run. It teaches you how to take smart notes and ensure they bring you and your projects forward.
The Take Smart Notes principle is based on established psychological insight and draws from a tried and tested note-taking-technique. This is the first comprehensive guide and description of this system in English, and not only does it explain how it works, but also why.
It suits students and academics in the social sciences and humanities, nonfiction writers and others who are in the business of reading, thinking and writing. Instead of wasting your time searching for notes, quotes or references, you can focus on what really counts: thinking, understanding and developing new ideas in writing.
It does not matter if you prefer taking notes with pen and paper or on a computer, be it Windows, Mac or Linux. And you can start right away.
5. The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Author: by Wayne C. Booth
With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every levelfrom first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and governmentlearn how to conduct effective and meaningful research.
Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C.Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique.
The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T.FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today.
Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem.
6. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)
Author: by Matt Ridley
Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader. Los Angeles Times In a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, arguing that the benefits of commerce, technology, innovation, and changewhat Ridley calls cultural evolutionwill inevitably increase human prosperity.
Fans of the works of Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel), Niall Ferguson (The Ascent of Money), and Thomas Friedman (The World Is Flat) will find much to ponder and enjoy in The Rational Optimist.
7. The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus
Author: by Richard Preston
The bestselling landmark account of the first emergence of the Ebola virus. Now a mini-series drama starring Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, Liam Cunningham, James D’Arcy, and Noah Emmerich on National Geographic. A highly infectious, deadly virus from the central African rain forest suddenly appears in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.There is no cure.
In a few days 90 percent of its victims are dead. A secret military SWAT team of soldiers and scientists is mobilized to stop the outbreak of this exotic “hot” virus. The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their “crashes” into the human race.
Shocking, frightening, and impossible to ignore, The Hot Zone proves that truth really is scarier than fiction.
8. Python Data Science Handbook: Essential Tools for Working with Data
Author: by Jake VanderPlas
For many researchers, Python is a first-class tool mainly because of its libraries for storing, manipulating, and gaining insight from data. Several resources exist for individual pieces of this data science stack, but only with the Python Data Science Handbook do you get them allIPython, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, and other related tools.
Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues: manipulating, transforming, and cleaning data; visualizing different types of data; and using data to build statistical or machine learning models.
Quite simply, this is the must-have reference for scientific computing in Python. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to use:IPython and Jupyter: provide computational environments for data scientists using PythonNumPy: includes the ndarray for efficient storage and manipulation of dense data arrays in PythonPandas: features the DataFrame for efficient storage and manipulation of labeled/columnar data in PythonMatplotlib: includes capabilities for a flexible range of data visualizations in PythonScikit-Learn: for efficient and clean Python implementations of the most important and established machine learning algorithms
9. The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life
Author: by Robert Becker
William Morrow Paperbacks
The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves.Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life.
But as exciting as Becker’s discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may be regenerated after they have been damaged, equally fascinating is the story of Becker’s struggle to do such original work. The Body Electric explores new pathways in our understanding of evolution, acupuncture, psychic phenomena, and healing.
10. The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Author: by Dan Green
February 2, 2015
Did the Universe start with a Big Bang? Is light a wave, a particle – or both? Are we the cause of global warming? Science has made it possible to comprehend the world we live in and the theoretical multiverses beyond, offering technological advances and extending the frontiers of knowledge.
Written in plain English, The Science Book presents 80 of the most trailblazing ideas in physics, chemistry, and biology. It is packed with short, pithy explanations that cut through the jargon, step-by-step diagrams that untangle knotty theories, classic quotes that make scientific discoveries memorable, and witty illustrations that enhance and play with our understanding of science.
Whatever your grasp of the subject, whether you’re a keen student or an armchair expert, you’ll find plenty to stimulate you within this book. Part of the popular “Big Ideas” series, The Science Book is the perfect way to explore this fascinating subject.
11. The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders
Author: by Rita Carter
This award-winning science book uses the latest findings from neuroscience research and brain-imaging technology to take you on a journey into the human brain. CGI illustrations and brain MRI scans reveal the brain’s anatomy in unprecedented detail. Step-by-step sequences unravel and simplify the complex processes of brain function, such as how nerves transmit signals, how memories are laid down and recalled, and how we register emotions.
The book answers fundamental and compelling questions about the brain: what does it mean to be conscious, what happens when we’re asleep, and are the brains of men and women different? This is an accessible and authoritative reference book to a fascinating part of the human body.
Thanks to improvements in scanning technology, our understanding of the brain is changing quickly. Now in its third edition, The Human Brain Book provides an up-to-date guide to one of science’s most exciting frontiers. With its coverage of more than 50 brain-related diseases and disorders-from strokes to brain tumors and schizophrenia-it is also an essential manual for students and healthcare professionals.
12. Understanding Research Methods: An Overview of the Essentials
Author: by Mildred L. Patten
A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math background.
The book is organized so that each concept is treated independently and can be used in any order without resulting in gaps in knowledgeallowing it to be easily and precisely adapted to any course. It uses lively examples on contemporary topics to stimulate students’ interest, and engages them by showing the relevance of research methods to their everyday lives.
Numerous case studies and end-of-section exercises help students master the material and encourage classroom discussion. The text is divided into short, independent topic sections, making it easy for you to adapt the material to your own teaching needs and customize assignments to the aspect of qualitative or quantitative methods under studyhelping to improve students’ comprehension and retention of difficult concepts.
13. How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
Author: by Matt Ridley
Building on his national bestseller The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley chronicles the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject. Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society.
Forget short-term symptoms like Donald Trump and Brexit, it is innovation that will shape the twenty-first century. Yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen alike. Matt Ridley argues that we need to see innovation as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan.
Innovation is crucially different from invention, because it is the turning of inventions into things of practical and affordable use to people. It speeds up in some sectors and slows down in others. It is always a collective, collaborative phenomenon, involving trial and error, not a matter of lonely genius.
14. Guía de Hábitos Inteligentes: 36 Pequeños Cambios de Vida que su Cerebro Agradecerá (Spanish Edition)
Author: by I. C. Robledo
La Gua de Hbitos Inteligentes es un xito de Ventas Internacional con ms de 500 Opiniones Cinco-Estrellas en Amazon y Goodreads, incluyendo traducciones en cuatro idiomas. Piense de Manera Ms Inteligente. Trabaje de Forma Ms Inteligente.Sea Ms Inteligente. Imagnese si hubiera un secreto que todas las personas inteligentes en el mundo estuvieran guardando.
Y que eso significara que ellos siempre tendran una ventaja. En realidad no hay un solo secreto.Existen muchos. Las personas inteligentes no mantienen estos secretos a propsito ms bien, a menudo estn demasiado ocupados ejecutando hbitos inteligentes para hablar de ellos.
Estos son hbitos poderosos que nos llevan a mejorar nuestras habilidades y a tener xito.Por muchos aos, I.C. Robledo, autor ms vendido de Amazon, ha estudiado las vidas de personas intelectualmente brillantes. L ha concluido que las personas inteligentes no nacen inteligentes.
En cambio, ellas adquieren hbitos que mantienen el cerebro en forma ptima. En el interior de este libro usted descubrir:Cmo el colocar artculos de la casa en lugares inesperados puede beneficiar su memoriaCmo realizar un experimento mental una herramienta usada frecuentemente por EinsteinPor qu ensear le ayuda a aprender, incluso si usted piensa que ya domina el materialCmo las personas inteligentes buscan profundamente por respuestas, examinando completamente los detallesPor qu los grandes pensadores documentan sus procesos de pensamientoSea ms inteligente haciendo pequeos cambios de vida con la Gua de Hbitos Inteligentes.
15. Design for How People Think: Using Brain Science to Build Better Products
Author: by PhD John Whalen
User experience doesn’t happen on a screen; it happens in the mind, and the experience is multidimensional and multisensory. This practical book will help you uncover critical insights about how your customers think so you can create products or services with an exceptional experience.
Corporate leaders, marketers, product owners, and designers will learn how cognitive processes from different brain regions form what we perceive as a singular experience. Author John Whalen shows you how anyone on your team can conduct “contextual interviews” to unlock insights.
You’ll then learn how to apply that knowledge to design brilliant experiences for your customers. Learn about the “six minds” of user experience and how each contributes to the perception of a singular experienceFind out how your teamwithout any specialized training in psychologycan uncover critical insights about your customers’ conscious and unconscious processesLearn how to immediately apply what you’ve learned to improve your products and servicesExplore practical examples of how the Fortune 100 used this system to build highly successful experiences