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Beyond Imported MagicEssays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Eden Medina, Ivan da Costa Marques, and Christina Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027458
eISBN:
9780262325509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027458.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the ... More

Beyond Resource WarsScarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Beyond Resource Wars: Scarcity, Environmental Degradation, and International Cooperation

Shlomi Dinar (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014977
eISBN:
9780262295505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014977.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Common wisdom holds that the earth’s dwindling natural resources and increasing environmental degradation will inevitably lead to interstate conflict, and possibly even set off “resource wars.” Many ... More

Beyond the Big DitchPolitics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Ashley Carse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028110
eISBN:
9780262320467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028110.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the water that flows into and out from the Panama Canal to explain how global shipping is entangled with Panama’s cultural and physical landscapes. By following container ships as ... More

Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

Beyond the Tragedy in Global Fisheries

D. G. Webster

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029551
eISBN:
9780262329972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029551.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book delves into the evolution of marine fisheries governance from early times to the present, showing how responsive governance works—or fails to work—in settings ranging from small-scale ... More

Beyond VersusThe Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

James Tabery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027373
eISBN:
9780262324144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027373.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

If everyone now agrees that human traits arise not from nature or nurture but from the interaction of nature and nurture, then why does the “nature versus nurture” debate persist? In Beyond Versus, ... More

Big Ideas in MacroeconomicsA Nontechnical View

Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View

Kartik B. Athreya

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019736
eISBN:
9780262314404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019736.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In the wake of recent events, macroeconomics has come under intense scrutiny, often from non-economists. Yet because macroeconomics is now a highly technical undertaking, it will be very hard for ... More

Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Bilingual Competence and Bilingual Proficiency in Child Development

Norbert Francis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016391
eISBN:
9780262298384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016391.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

When two or more languages are part of a child’s world, we are presented with a rich opportunity to learn something about language in general and about how the mind works. This book examines the ... More

Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Bioethics in the Age of New Media

Joanna Zylinska

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262240567
eISBN:
9780262255141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262240567.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Bioethical dilemmas, including those over genetic screening, compulsory vaccination, and abortion, have been the subject of ongoing debates in the media, and among the public, professionals, and ... More

Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Biological Foundations and Origin of Syntax

Derek Bickerton and Eörs Szathmáry (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013567
eISBN:
9780262258586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013567.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Syntax is arguably the most human-specific aspect of language. Despite the proto-linguistic capacities of some animals, syntax appears to be the last major evolutionary transition in humans that has ... More

Biological Learning and ControlHow the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Biological Learning and Control: How the Brain Builds Representations, Predicts Events, and Makes Decisions

Reza Shadmehr and Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016964
eISBN:
9780262301282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016964.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This book presents a theoretical framework for understanding the regularity of the brain’s perceptions, its reactions to sensory stimuli, and its control of movements. The book offers an account of ... More

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