Issue 56

Pantaneto Introductory Physics SeriesSeven titles in this series have just become available and can be ordered direct from the publishers here.


Mindboggling: Preliminaries to a science of the mind   by Roy Harris.  Do you have a mind?  Answers to this question have divided Western thinkers for centuries, and still do.  Mindboggling sets out to identify a nucleus of basic issues about the mind, and present the main arguments for and against in each case.  Targeted to a lay readership, each chapter discusses a different theory, myth or idea about the mind.  Anticipate wails from theorists whose theories have been given short shrift.  Mindboggling is available from Amazon (including Kindle), from Bookshops or direct from Publishers.


Science on Television by Bienvenido León.

The book is a clear and systematic guide to the narrative and rhetorical techniques used by science documentary filmmakers. The book is priced at £18.50, but for direct orders we are offering a 20% discount.  The book is also available on Amazon Kindle.


Motivating Science is a collection of articles from the first five years of The Pantaneto Forum.  We are offering a 20% discount for direct orders.  The book is also available on Amazon Kindle.


The proceedings of the Science Matters conference, which we reported in Issue 28, October 2007, have been published and are available from the publishers – World Scientific.


ISSN 1741-1572



The Decline of Unfettered Research, Andrew Odlyzko


Creating and undergraduate culture of science by integrating inquiry, project-based learning and research into the curriculum, Richard A. Niesenbaum


Science for Students with Visual Impairments: Teaching Suggestions and Policy Implications for Secondary Educators, David D. Kumar, Rangasamy Ramasamy and Greg P. Stefanich


The Cultivation Mode of Graduate Students: English Writing Ability of Scientific Papers on Mining Engineering, Haiying Shen, Shuming WEN and Chunlan Liao