Ver nderung

Author: Nino Tomaschek
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 383098670X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Getrieben durch technologischen Fortschritt sehen wir uns mit weitreichenden Veränderungsprozessen konfrontiert, die sich auf das alltägliche Leben, die Arbeits- und Wirtschaftswelt als auch auf gesellschaftliche Rahmenbedingungen auswirken. Digitalisierung und neue Technologien eröffnen Spielräume in der Gestaltung des Wirtschafts- und Arbeitslebens und ermöglichen neue Formen der Unternehmensfinanzierung. Anforderungen der Post-Wachstums-Ökonomie lassen ökologisch und sozial nachhaltig Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftskonzepte entstehen, während in einer globalisierten Welt vermehrt das Potential von Regionen und überregionaler Zusammenarbeit in den Fokus rückt. Der sechste Band der Reihe 'University - Society - Industry' beleuchtet in 10 Beiträgen intensiv das Metathema 'Veränderung' und untersucht Veränderungsprozesse aus unterschiedlichen interdisziplinären Blickwinkeln.

Relational Sociology

Author: Pierpaolo Donati
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135273081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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‘Simultaneous invention’ has become commonplace in the natural sciences, but is still virtually unknown within the sphere of social science. The convergence of two highly compatible versions of Critical Realism from two independent sources is a striking exception. Pierpaolo Donati’s Relational Sociology develops ‘upwards’ from sociology into a Realist meta-theory, unlike Roy Baskhar’s philosophy of science that works ‘downwards’ and ‘underlabours’ for the social sciences. This book systematically introduces Donati’s Relational Sociology to an English readership for the first time since he began to advance his approach thirty years ago. In this eagerly awaited book, Pierpaolo Donati shifts the focus of sociological theory onto the relational order at all levels. He argues that society is constituted by the relations people create with one another, their emergent properties and powers, and internal and external causal effects. Relational Sociology provides a distinctive variant upon the Realist theoretical conspectus, especially because of its ability to account for social integration. It will stimulate debate amongst realists themselves and, of course, with the adversaries of realism. It is a valuable new resource for students of social theory and practising social theorists.

Mind life and universe

Author: Lynn Margulis
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Coeditor Eduardo Punset-one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of the sciences- interviews an impressive collection of characters, drawing out their seldom-seen personalities. In Mind, Life and Universe, they describe in their own words the most important and fascinating aspects of their research. Frank and often irreverent, these interviews will keep even the most casual reader of science books rapt for hours. Can brain science explain feelings of happiness and despair? Is it true that chimpanzees are just like us when it comes to sexual innuendo? Is there any hard evidence that life exists anywhere other than on the Earth? Through Punset's skillful questioning, readers meet one scientist who spends her waking hours assuring the freedom of African primates, another passionate about his idea that his wife's choice of husband was determined when she was a fetus, and another who explains the evidence for more than the standard four dimensions of length, width, height, and time. In captivating conversations with such science luminaries as Richard Dawkins, Sheldon Glashow, Jane Goodall, James E. Lovelock, Lisa Randall, Robert Sapolski, Oliver Sacks, and E. O.Wilson, the editors reveal a unique, hidden world of intellectual interest, verve, and humor. Science enthusiasts and general readers alike will devour Mind, Life and Universe.

Luminous Fish

Author: Lynn Margulis
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1933392339
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the first story, "Conceits (Howard)," Ren studies chemistry and dates the monumentally self-absorbed Howard Fein, a medical student whose selfishness results in lifelong repercussions for Ren. Later, in "Gases (Raoul)," Ren has a toxic affair with fellow atmospheric chemist Raoul Gautier, who alternately accepts and rejects her advances. In "The Estimator (Georges)," readers meet Georges Standon, a space scientist haunted by the long-ago disappearance of his wife, Odile.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641079241
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen. »Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem« ist ein ebenso fundierter und lehrreicher wie unterhaltsamer und amüsanter Ausflug in die Naturwissenschaften, mit dem Bill Bryson das scheinbar Unmögliche vollbracht hat: das Wissen von der Welt in dreißig Kapitel zu packen, die auch für den normalen Leser ohne Vorkenntnisse verständlich sind. Das ideale Buch für alle, die unser Universum und unsere Geschichte endlich verstehen möchten – und dabei auch noch Spaß haben wollen!