Archives for January, 2011

Yes, ScienceOnline 2011 is coming up next week already! My how time flies. Just as I did last year and in the tradition of Bora’s introductions of the various attendees for the upcoming ScienceOnline 2011 conference, I thought I’d once again list all the library people that are attending. I’m not going to try and…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow Present At The Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider by Amir Aczel Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming…

First of all, let me make this perfectly clear: Scott Rosenberg’s Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming, and Why It Matters is a seriously terrific book. If you’re a blogger, if you’re interested in the phenomenon of blogging or even if you’re just interested in where the media are headed, then you owe…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home by Dan Ariely…

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth by Irving Kirsch How Music Works: The Science and Psychology of Beautiful Sounds, From Beethoven to the Beatles and Beyond by John Powell The…

Research intelligence – Rip it up and start again David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks “Beginnings Are Always Messy”: Thoughts on Transliteracy and Inquiry from a Learning Advocate Student Blogging about Physics Follow-up: Transliteracy, Theory, and Scholarly Language Lib-Value Website Now Available The Rise of ‘Convergence’ Science How Will Students Communicate? Study: Labour market outcomes of…

I have a whole pile of science-y book reviews on two of my older blogs, here and here. Both of those blogs have now been largely superseded by or merged into this one. So I’m going to be slowly moving the relevant reviews over here. I’ll mostly be doing the posts one or two per…

I’ll be doing a session at the upcoming ScienceOnline 2011 conference on ebooks with David Dobbs, Tom Levenson and Carl Zimmer: Here’s the description: Sunday, 11.30-12.30 eBooks and the science community – Carl Zimmer, Tom Levenson, David Dobbs and John Dupuis Ebooks are by far the fastest growing sector of the publishing industry. The New…

A nice tutorial for all those Born Digital Natives out there who only know how to use the dagnabbit newfangled flibbergibbet iPadnicks and Kindlemawhoosits and Kobots. HOW TO OPERATE THE NEW PAPER BOOK YOU RECEIVED FOR CHRISTMAS: 1) Pick up book. Place in lap. 2) Open book. 3) Read the words. Voila! Just three easy…

Best Science Books 2010: Inc

Another list for your reading, gift giving and collection development pleasure. The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World by David Kirkpatrick MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier Where Good Ideas Come From: The…

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