With this new edition,Science and Technical Writingconfirms its position as the definitive style resource for thousands of established and aspiring technical writers. Here are just a few comments from reviews of the first edition: "If you are a technical or science writer or editor, you should own this book." --AMWA Journal, American Medical Writers Association "A must for all scientific and technical writers, editors, educators and students." --American Library Book Review "Authoritative, exhaustive and well-organized." --Library Journal Editor Philip Rubens has fully revised and updated his popular 1994 edition, with full, authoritative coverage of the techniques and technologies that have revolutionized electronic communications over the past eight years. His new Manual provides both professionals and would-be professionals with the latest style guidelines for the field - including information on the more complex issues facing the sci-tech writer: Designing on-screeninformation Working with linked and archived web sources Selecting infographics Writing Global English and using illustrations for non-native-speaking audiences And much more This is the most up-to-date guide to cover the entire range of scientific and technical writing in virtually every medium - an essential for writers, editors, publishers and anyone associated with the field!
Religion is a dominant force in the lives of many Americans. It animates, challenges, directs and shapes, as well, the legal, political, and scientific agendas of the new Age of Biotechnology. In a very real way, religion, biomedical technology and law are - epistemologically - different. Yet, they are equal vectors of force in defining reality and approaching an understanding of it. Indeed, all three share a synergetic relationship, for they seek to understand and improve the human condition.
This book strikes a rich balance between thorough analysis (in the body), anchored in sound references to religion, law and medical scientific analysis, and a strong scholarly direction in the end notes. It presents new insights into the decision-making processes of the new Age of Biotechnology and shows how religion, law and medical science interact in shaping, directing and informing the political processes.
This volume will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in the fields of religion and theology, philosophy, ethics, (family) law, science, medicine, political science and public policy, and gender studies. It will serve as a reference source and can be used in graduate and undergraduate courses in law, medicine and religion.
Evidence from the United States suggests that technological change is a key factor in understanding both medical expenditure growth and recent dramatic improvements in the health of people with serious illnesses. Yet little international research has examined how the causes and consequences of technological change in health care differ worldwide. Seeking to illuminate these issues, this volume documents how use of high-technology treatments for heart attack changed in fifteen developed countries over the 1980s and 1990s. Drawn from the collaborative effort of seventeen research teams in fifteen countries, it provides a cross-country analysis of microdata that illuminates the relationships between public policies toward health care, technology, costs, and health outcomes.
Biomedical Entanglements is an ethnographic study of the Giri people of Papua New Guinea, focusing on the indigenous population's interaction with modern medicine. In her fieldwork, Franziska A. Herbst follows the Giri people as they circulate within and around ethnographic sites that include a rural health center and an urban hospital. The study bridges medical anthropology and global health, exploring how the 'biomedical' is imbued with social meaning and how biomedicine affects Giri ways of life.
CONSIDER THIS YOUR CRYSTAL BALL!!! In the near future, information systems and smart devices will automate many jobs that exist today, changing the nature of skills that are in high demand. As social technologies play a more important role in value creation, skills such as social intelligence and new media literacy, among others, will become increasingly vital for anyone trying to make a decent living. Cloud computing has proven a critical tool to businesses-especially small businesses, for which it hits a particularly sweet spot. With cloud services, small businesses reap the benefits of not having to deploy physical infrastructure like file and e-mail servers, storage systems or shrink-wrapped software. This book will show, it's not a stretch to say that aside from a locally installed desktop operating system and browser (or increasingly, from a single mobile device) a lot of today's small business technology needs can be fulfilled almost completely with cloud-based offerings.
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