Browse by Subject: Science and Technology

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Contemporary Challenges in Medical Education: From Theory to Practice

While medical schools usually emphasize the teaching of advanced scientific fundamentals through a carefully planned, formal curriculum, few focus on the equally crucial “hidden curriculum” of professional attitudes, skills, and behaviors. This concise and practical guide helps teachers effectively prepare students for seldom-taught issues that arise daily in the practice of clinical medicine.

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Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments

Experience the excitement of the first moon landing on its 50th anniversary

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Born to Learn: Innovations in Early Childhood Studies

Born to Learn gives readers an inside look at the bright minds housed in the Center and their collaborative pursuits to provide children with the best possible start in life. Together, these researchers are innovating the field of early childhood studies not only in the United States, but abroad.

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Le Sang Noir: Brandon Ballengée

In 2010, artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée saw firsthand the largest environmental disaster in United States history—the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Within this book are his visual responses to the tragedy; locked in jars, suspended in alcohol, posed in petri dishes, Ballengée’s forms tell stories of species altered and obliterated. 

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Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home

In this one-of-a-kind memoir, Jack Clemons—a former lead engineer in support of NASA—takes readers behind the scenes and into the inner workings of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs during their most exciting years. Discover the people, the events, and the risks involved in one of the most important parts of space missions: bringing the astronauts back home to Earth.

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Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age

Science writer Willy Ley inspired Americans of all ages to imagine a future of interplanetary travel long before space shuttles existed. This is the first biography of an important public figure who predicted and boosted the rise of the Space Age, yet has been overlooked in the history of science.

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Microbes to Ecosystems: Charting Biodiversity through Informatics

In Microbes to Ecosystems, follow the scientists, researchers, and staff of the University of Florida’s Biodiversity Institute as they marshal unprecedented amounts of biological data to help us conserve species, adapt to climate change, and solve pressing environmental problems.

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Plugged In: Cybersecurity in the Modern Age

At the University of Florida some of the brightest minds in cybersecurity related fields have teamed together to form the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research. In Plugged In, we meet the men and women at the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research who have devoted their careers to studying and staying one step ahead of the bad guys.

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The Shark Attack Files: Investigating the World's Most Feared Predator

In 1958, a panel funded by the Office of Naval Research initiated the formation of the International Shark Attack File, the first comprehensive documentation of shark attacks on a global and historical level. Travel the globe with Burgess, the Sherlock Holmes of shark attacks, as he studies mauled remains and the scars of the lucky survivors.

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Waiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Waiting for Contact tells the story of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) movement, which emerged in 1959 as new technological developments turned what once was speculation into science: astronomers began using radio telescopes to listen for messages from space. Boosted by support from Frank Drake, Philip Morrison, and Carl Sagan, the SETI movement gained followers and continues to capture imaginations today