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Book Review: An introduction to Scientific Research by E. Bright Wilson

An introduction to Scientific Research by E. Bright Wilson gives an overview of the modern scientific method. The book focuses more on experimental laboratories, useful formulas, and commonly used instruments than on social research. The book seeks to collect in one place the general principles, techniques, and guides for proper procedures. It is a necessary read for those interested in conducting hard-core research. The book is written through the eyes of a physical chemist and this helps to explain its detailed and hard scientific approach. The concepts offered in the book are valid and it is worth reading even if one is not working in a physical laboratory. It will provide an understanding for graduate students that may work in biology, medicine or other physical sciences.  It also provides a strong overview of pure science and some of the issues it faces. It moves into other concepts such as cost, morality, scientific literature, observation, cause and effect, hypoth

The Seaside Breeze of Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Wharf

The white sandy beach, buzzing boardwalk, fishing, concerts, golf, and redwood parks are just some of the history and activities that Santa Cruz has to offer. The boardwalk and wharf are main attractions for visitors who want to enjoy the ocean air. From renting boats to watching the high tide sea lions you will be amazed by this quaint yet broad tourist attraction. It is a place where history can come alive as three countries once owned this seaside paradise in an attempt to secure new resources.  Santa Cruz is a resort town of approximately 60,000 residents. It was colonized by the Spanish in 1791 and started the Santa Cruz Mission to convert the local natives. These small band natives have all disappeared in modern times. In 1866 it became a city and supplied gunpowder, agriculture, lime and lumber products. During the Spanish Colonization period Santa Cruz, Los Angeles and San Jose were the only cities in California. In 1820 Mexico became independent and took over the are

The Implementation of Critical Thinking Skills in Business Education

Research by Anderson and Reid (2013), delve into the issue of developing critical thinking skills among college students. These skills are particularly important for college of business graduates who may someday need to develop and implement their own strategies.   Such skills are also important in their daily lives as they make the hundreds of miniscule decisions that lead to career success.  Critical thinking can be defined as the use of cognitive skills or strategies that increase the likelihood of positive outcomes (Halpem, 1998). It may also be defined as the knowledge, skills and strategies that improve rational decision making, problem solving and improve creativity (Reid, 2009). Such skills afford people the opportunity think about the factors that go into making a decision and finding more rational conclusions.  A 2008 report of business colleges found that 87% had no critical thinking components (Devore, 2008). Likewise, business managers were also disappointed i

Wine Review: Santa Cristina's Toscana

Santa Cristina’s Toscana offers a dark ruby red wine that tastes of berries and flowers; touch of tobacco. Alcohol content, tannin levels, acidity and residual sugar is well balanced. There are legs on this wine. For a red wine, it is light tasting with a medium body making it versatile. You will not be disappointed by the quality and price of this affordable table wine. This wine is a bend of 60% Sangiovese and 40% Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah giving it an interesting taste to the palate. It pairs well with meat, steak, meat sauces, grilled foods, burgers, and other greasy and high tasting foods. Poignant cheeses, such as brie, would work well with this flavor. Santa Cristina is bottled on a hill near Tuscany near the town of Cortona. The winery is relatively new and established in 2006 under the tradition of an older wine. The first Santa Cristina was produced in 1946. The town of Cortona is ancient and was discussed in literature by people ranging from Herodotus to Dion