Conceptual Change in Childhood

Author: Susan Carey
Publisher: Bradford Books
ISBN: 9780262530736
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Are children fundamentally different kinds of thinkers than adults? Or are the cognitive differences between young children and adults merely a matter of accumulation of knowledge? In this book, Susan Carey develops an alternative to these two ways of thinking about childhood cognition, putting forth the idea of conceptual change and its relation to the development of knowledge systems.Conceptual Change in Childhood is a case study of children's acquisition of biological knowledge between ages 4-10. Drawing on evidence from a variety of sources, Carey analyzes the ways that knowledge is restructured during this development, comparing them to the ways that knowledge is restructured by an adult learner, and to the ways that conceptual frameworks have shifted in the history of science. Susan Carey is Professor of Psychology at MIT.

Plants Are Living Things

Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778732334
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Describes the characteristics that make plants living things, discussing their cells; parts; and how they grow, make food, and clean the air.

Comprehension

Author: Walter Kintsch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629867
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In this landmark volume, Walter Kintsch presents a theory of human text comprehension that he has refined and developed over the past 20 years.

Janeway s Immunobiology 9th edition

Author: Kenneth Murphy
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1315533243
Format: PDF, ePub
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Janeway's Immunobiology is a textbook for students studying immunology at the undergraduate, graduate, and medical school levels. As an introductory text, all students will appreciate the book's clear writing and informative illustrations, and advanced students and working immunologists will appreciate its comprehensive scope and depth. Janeway's Immunobiology presents immunology from a consistent point of view throughoutÑthat of the hostÕs interaction with an environment full of microbes and pathogens. The Ninth Edition has been thoroughly revised bringing the content up-to-date with important developments in the field, especially in the topic of innate immunity.