Science, Technology & Society

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The Last Refuge of the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel

The University of Arizona Press

When the University of Arizona announced plans to build observatories on Mt. Graham, atop the Pinaleño Mountains, the construction was seen as a potential threat to an isolated species found only on this sky island. The Mt. Graham red squirrel was declared "endangered" by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Legal action required the ...

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Mobile Learning

Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

Edited by Mohamed Ally
Athabasca University Press

Readers will discover how to design learning materials for delivery on mobile technology and become familiar with the best practices of other educators, trainers, and researchers in the field, as well as the most recent initiatives in mobile learning research.

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Emerging Technologies

From Hindsight to Foresight

Edited by Edna Einsiedel
UBC Press

Addresses the ethical, legal, and social dimensions of emerging technologies and assesses their social and policy implications.

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The Solar System Beyond Neptune

The University of Arizona Press

A new frontier in our solar system opened with the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and the extensive population of icy bodies orbiting beyond Neptune. Today the study of all of these bodies, collectively referred to as trans-Neptunian objects, reveals them to be frozen time capsules from the earliest epochs of solar system formation. This new ...

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Protostars and Planets V

The University of Arizona Press

Increasing discoveries of new planets beyond our solar system are invigorating the quest for new knowledge and understanding of the birth of stars and planets. This new volume in the Space Science Series, with 249 contributing authors, builds on the latest results from recent advances in ground and space-based astronomy and in numerical ...

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The Culture of Flushing

A Social and Legal History of Sewage

UBC Press

Iinvestigates and clarifies the murky evolution of waste treatment – in a time when community water quality can no longer be taken for granted.

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Science, Society, and the Search for Life in the Universe

The University of Arizona Press

Are we alone in the universe? As humans, are we unique or are we part of a greater cosmic existence? What is life's future on Earth and beyond? How does life begin and develop? These are age-old questions that have inspired wonder and controversy ever since the first people looked up into the sky. With today's technology, however, we are ...

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Meteorites and the Early Solar System II

The University of Arizona Press

They range in size from microscopic particles to masses of many tons. The geologic diversity of asteroids and other rocky bodies of the solar system are displayed in the enormous variety of textures and mineralogies observed in meteorites. The composition, chemistry, and mineralogy of primitive meteorites collectively provide evidence for ...

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The Last of the Great Observatories

The University of Arizona Press

The Spitzer Space Observatory, originally known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), is the last of the four "Great Observatories", which also include the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Developed over twenty years and dubbed the "Infrared Hubble", Spitzer was ...

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