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Archaeological Chemistry by
Publication Date: 2008-04-22
The application of chemistry within archaeology is an important and fascinating area. It allows the archaeologist to answer such questions as "what is this artefact made of?", "where did it come from?" and "how has it been changed through burial in the ground?", providing pointers to the earliest history of mankind. Archaeological Chemistry begins with a brief description of the goals and history of archaeological science, and the place of chemistry within it. It sets out the most widely used analytical techniques in archaeology and compares them in the light of relevant applications. The book includes an analysis of several specific archaeological investigations in which chemistry has been employed in tracing the origins of or in preserving artefacts. The choice of these investigations conforms to themes based on analytical techniques, and includes chapters on obsidian, ceramics, glass, metals and resins. Finally, it suggests a future role for chemical and biochemical applications in archaeology. Archaeological Chemistry enables scientists to tackle the fundamental issues of chemical change in the archaeological materials, in order to advance the study of the past. It will prove an essential companion to students in archaeological science and chemistry, field and museum archaeologists, and all those involved in conserving human artefacts.
Clinical Chemistry by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
As with other volumes in the Diagnostic Standards of Care series, Clinical Chemistry focuses specifically on understanding potential problems and sources of error in management of the clinical chemistry testing procedures, how to anticipate and avoid such problems, and how to manage them if they occur. The discussions are concise, practical, specific, and problem-based so the book directly addresses the situations and issues faced by the clinical pathologist or other manager or staff member of the chemistry team. Discussion of each problem is augmented by a case discussion giving a real-world example of how the issue can occur and how it can be effectively dealt with by the manager. The goal is to support the pathologist, manager or technologist in providing the highest possible quality of care and effective, timely consultation to the clinical staff. Clinical Chemistry: Diagnostic Standards of Care features Comprehensive coverage of key issues in achieving quality in all areas of clinical chemistry Includes chapters dedicated to point of care testing, pediatric testing, laboratory information systems and EHR integration, and outreach testing Numerous case examples and discussions give real-world illustrations of how problems occur and how to avoid them Coverage includes perspectives from the lab manager's and administrator's view An emphasis on identifying established, evidence-based standards in clinical chemistry Examples of errors which compromise patient safety across all major areas of clinical chemistry Pocket-sized for portability "
Relevant Chemistry Education by
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
This book is aimed at chemistry teachers, teacher educators, chemistry education researchers, and all those who are interested in increasing the relevance of chemistry teaching and learning as well as students' perception of it. The book consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain issue related to the relevance of chemistry education. These chapters are based on a recently suggested model of the relevance of science education, encompassing individual, societal, and vocational relevance, its present and future implications, as well as its intrinsic and extrinsic aspects.
Take-Home Chemistry by
Publication Date: 2011-12-01
The author promises that students who conduct the labs in Take-Home Chemistry, as supplements to classroom instruction, will enhance higher-level thinking, improve process skills, and raise high-stakes test scores. Take-Home Chemistry is a useful tool for improving how students learn chemistry.
Teaching Chemistry - a Studybook by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
This book focuses on developing and updating prospective and practicing chemistry teachers' pedagogical content knowledge. The 11 chapters of the book discuss the most essential theories from general and science education, and in the second part of each of the chapters apply the theory to examples from the chemistry classroom. Key sentences, tasks for self-assessment, and suggestions for further reading are also included. The book is focused on many different issues a teacher of chemistry is concerned with. The chapters provide contemporary discussions of the chemistry curriculum, objectives and assessment, motivation, learning difficulties, linguistic issues, practical work, student active pedagogies, ICT, informal learning, continuous professional development, and teaching chemistry in developing environments.