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2020.06.01

 

Chemist in My House

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Chemist in My House
Subtitle | Professor Kim Min-Kyung’s Story of Chemistry in our Lives
Author | Kim MInkyoung
Publisher | Humanist Publishing Group Inc.
Publication Date | 2019-03-08
ISBN | 9791160802160
No. of pages | 248
Dimensions | 150*220

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Ju-Won
Email | kjw2001@humanistbooks.com
Phone | +82-70-7842-9401

 

3. Book Intro

If you understand chemistry (theory), you can see chemistry (risk)!
Professor/walking chemistry encyclopedia Kim Min-Kyung’s story of chemistry
Issues and accidents caused by chemicals happen one after another in Korea, from humidifier sterilizers that led to heavy casualties, to pesticides found in eggs, and sanitary pads and mattresses containing carcinogens and radon… Terms such as “controversial,” “toxic chemicals,” and “detected” appear every day on internet portals and in newspapers, and parents struggle to choose the right products for their children. We live extremely close to chemicals throughout the day, from when we wake up in the morning to wash our faces and brush our teeth, until we go to bed at night. Chemicals are absolutely necessary in our lives, but how should we treat them if they can be a danger?
Chemist in My House is an essay-like book offering a friendly explanation about chemistry, which might ordinarily sound too complicated to understand. The book was inspired from the author’s lectures for humanities students, “Chemistry in Everyday Life”, at Hanyang University. She has become popular on social media as a “walking chemistry encyclopedia” and was selected by students as the “best teacher” every single year thanks to her outstanding teaching skills.
How should we approach people who don’t like or know well about chemistry and help them understand better? The answer is simple. We can explain the principles by using everyday chemicals as examples. All readers, including you, can live a safer life by becoming “the chemist in my house” through this book, while broadening your knowledge of chemistry, including neutralization reactions, osmosis, and global warming (climate change).


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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is About Science

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is About Science
Author | MID Science Trends Team
Publisher | MID
Publication Date | 2019-02-19
ISBN | 9791187601883
No. of pages | 232
Dimensions | 136*206

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Choi Jonghyun
Email | bookmid@naver.com
Phone | +82-10-9279-3448

 

3. Book Intro

When the Industrial Revolution first began, much of human labor was replaced by machine labor. And as another two revolutions, 2nd and 3rd stages proceeded, what requires human labor has decreased gradually. Yet, there is a more important difference between the third and fourth industrial revolutions. Even in the third industrial revolution or the information revolution, the production process was still controlled by humans. But in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, roles that have been reserved for humans might be replaced by machines.
In this Fourth Industrial Revolution, the most important abilities that humans should develop is ones that AI cannot replace at once. In response to wider and deeper knowledge to lead new inventions and discoveries, collaboration between experts is essential. Additionally, creativity and the critical thinking to set and solve problems on one's own are becoming more important. In the future, only people with abilities that cannot be replaced by AI will survive.
Like all industrial revolutions so far, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is, after all, a matter of science. Those who will lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution must be being studying and developing science and technology even right now. MID Science Trends Team thought it would be nice to share the story of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is created by science, from the perspective of science. To this end, MID has been working with leading scientific authors and experts since last summer to discuss the scientific issues that are the center of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and to organize them so that they can be easily understood by anyone.
This book contains the perspectives of scientific experts on to what extent artificial intelligence will replace what people can do, how convenient our lives will be in a city with new technology, and what capabilities are most needed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


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The Future of Study

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | The Future of Study
Subtitle | A New Study Method that Can Succeed In 10 Years
Author | Koo Bonkwon
Publisher | Hankyoreh Publishing Company
Publication Date | 2019-06-28
ISBN | 9791160402650
No. of pages | 252
Dimensions | 140*205

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Ko Woori
Email | woori@hanibook.co.kr
Phone | +82-2-6373-6712

 

3. Book Intro

In the future, robots and AI will change what we learn and teach. Koo Bon Kwon, a professional IT journalist and digital humanist who has been tracking the various phenomena of technological advancement, delves into the problems of future education. Is Korea's education system competitive in the global and macroscopic changes surrounding the educational environment? How can we deal with this rapidly changing environment, such as automatic machine translation, digital textbooks, and coding education? How can we develop skills that a machine cannot replace, such as creativity, critical thinking and collaboration?
Admission-oriented education in Korea has lined up students with the correct answers for a long time, but in the future, things will be different. "Hard skills" that can be replaced by machines, such as reading skills, typing and programming skills, mathematics skills, and machine control skills, will not included in future capabilities. Future education should be directed toward developing the attitudes and ability to accept change without fear of complexity and unpredictability. It should be aimed at developing "soft skills," such as creativity, critical thinking, self-control, and collaboration. This book looks at the roots of education in Korea, where soft skill have often been neglected because they're more difficult to score, and carefully considers what kind of educational environment should be created at home and at school in order to develop these skills. In addition,it explores ways to discover and develop soft skills unique to humans crossing over the boundary of humanities, philosophy, and science.
Our future is filled with uncertainty and volatility, so study targeting at short-term, and visible result, is more likely to fail. Only those who grasp what the fundamental, unchanging values will be in the uncertain future, and who constantly study to realize those, can have happiness. Advanced technology and an insecure future make us question the nature of study. We have to learn a new way of studying, looking forward 10 years, not merely focused on current test scores and college. This book will become the answer.


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Cross Science

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Cross Science
Author | Hong Sungook
Publisher | BOOK21
Publication Date | 2019-01-23
ISBN | 9788950979416
No. of pages | 356
Dimensions | 128*188

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Lee Yunkyung
Email | tynytoon@book21.com
Phone | +82-31-955-2119

 

3. Book Intro

This book discovers the issues of science and different perspectives hidden in modern classics and masterpieces, such as Dr. Strangelove, Ghost In the Shell, Frankenstein and Brave New World. Science is inextricably linked to our culture, and science is constantly intersecting with humanities in our daily lives. Rather than complex theories and formulas, there is an exciting feast of science to be found in culture.
This is the second book of the series Great Lectures that are Available Without Having to Go to Seoul National University. The series, which includes popular lectures selected by Seoul National University students and covers interdisciplinary contents, is also available through offline lectures and podcasts.


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It’s Difficult for Me to Understand Science, Too

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | It’s Difficult for Me to Understand Science, Too
Subtitle | A story about science told by the director of Seoul Science Center
Author | Yi Jeongmo
Publisher | Bartleby
Publication Date | 2018-01-05
ISBN | 9791196250515
No. of pages | 288

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Park Eunhee
Email | Bartlebypub@gmail.com
Phone | +82-2-2039-2701

 

3. Book Intro

Science can make your life pretty convenient.
Science exists in your daily lives!
Lee Jeongmo, the director of Seoul Science Center, saw something strange when he visited his mother's house. Her bed was at a diagonal angle.
"Mom, why did you put your bed like this?"
"Well, I found out that a vein of water was running right under this room, so I adjusted the position of my bed to avoid it."
"This house is twelve stories high. You don't need to worry about that. How did you find that out, anyway?"
Lee's mother learned about water witching from a culture class at the community service center, bought a fairly expensive water witching stick, and found a vein of water. He persuaded her to place the bed in the right direction, but she refused.
"Stop being stupid! You scientists don't know anything. Just leave it!" (p. 134)
Science solves the secrets of the world with avaricious curiosity and sincerity, but its achievements are hardly delivered to the public. There are still many people who believe that antibiotics are good for curing colds, microwaves create carcinogens, GMOs are harmful to the human body, and global warming is fake. Superstitions without scientific basis and unscientific frauds that provide false information about veins of water, germanium health bracelets, biorhythms, creative science, the power of the pyramids, and perpetual motion machines are rampant.
It's Difficult for Me to Understand Science, Too is a science book for beginners that narrows the gap between daily life and science. Lee tells readers that science is very useful for finding information on one's own, developing critical thinking skills, and solving practical problems. Those who have not dared to learn science, thinking that it will be too difficult for them, will be able to satisfy their curiosity with this book. By the time the last page is turned, readers will be able to feel that science is part of their daily lives and feel assured by the fact that it is always with them.


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Tremolo and Echo

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Tremolo and Echo
Subtitle | Physicist Kim Sangwook's Perspective on Space, the World and Us
Author | Kim Sangwook
Publisher | EAST-ASIA Publishing Co.
Publication Date | 2018-11-07
ISBN | 9788962622508
No. of pages | 272
Dimensions | 145*210

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Jo Yoona
Email | dongasiabook@naver.com
Phone | +82-70-4352-6761

 

3. Book Intro

From light, time and space, to atoms and electrons, and from the principles of least resistance, chaos, entropy, and quantum mechanics to simple harmonic oscillation, this book introduces various concepts from the field of physics. It guides the reader toward a new perspective on existence, life, death, relationships with others and beliefs about the universe thought the medium of "physics." The way a physicist views the world, as consisting of atoms, is similar to how a philosopher reads the epigrams of oriental philosophy. Where do the elements that make up existence begin? How should one contemplate death? What is the difference between myself and others? While the book does not offer a scientific answer to such questions, it offers a new perspective that only a physicist can introduce.


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Facing the Mirror of Mathematics

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Facing the Mirror of Mathematics
Subtitle | How Deep Can Humans Think
Author | Minhyong Kim
Publisher | Influential Inc.
Publication Date | 2018-08-03
ISBN | 9791186560785
No. of pages | 328
Dimensions | 130*197

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Jiyoung Park
Email | jiyoung.park@influential.co.kr
Phone | +82-2-6206-3218

 

3. Book Intro

Probability theory, invented in the 17th century, was once a complex mathematical theory that even experts could not understand. However, now anyone can read and understand probability, such as a "37% chance of rain." The intuition that emerged from observing the world is elaborately refined into a theory that is gradually and widely accepted by more people. The global mathematician Minhyong Kim, Professor of mathematics at Oxford University, says that as this process is repeated and accumulated over centuries, human thinking constantly expands, and this trend will accelerate. This means that, for us now, even the most complex modern mathematics theory will soon become a common sense for everyone.
Professor Minhyong Kim's new book, Facing the Mirror of Mathematics, contains seven lectures on the world of mathematics that have expanded human thinking. Through this book, you will encounter the essence of mathematical thinking, which is the basis for understanding every part of the world, from basic mathematical principles to information, the universe, and socio-cultural topics such as ethical judgments and meeting with the opposite sex. Based on over a year of lectures, including his various public lectures, this book contains a deep exploration and message about the mathematical thinking needed for our time. As you gradually warm up your brain by following the questions and answers in this book, as though sitting in a classroom, you will find yourself immersed in the fascinating world of mathematics. This book covers concepts that cross the boundary between physics and mathematics, such as thealgorithm of Gale-Shapley, the Nobel Prize winners for Economics, Arrow's impossibility theorem, and Euler's formula. Yet it is written in the language of common sense so that anyone can easily read it to the end.


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Regards to Disappearing Things

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Regards to Disappearing Things
Author | Yoon Shin Young
Publisher | MID
Publication Date | 2014-10-20
ISBN | 9791185104126
No. of pages | 348
Dimensions | 135*210

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Choi Jonghyun
Email | bookmid@naver.com
Phone | +82-10-9279-3448

 

3. Book Intro

A heartily and beautiful science book
Warm regards to disappearing things from disappearing things
When it comes to all living things, whatever species, another name of life is death, and the end and beginning of evolution is extinction. Disappearing lives also are interconnected and form a huge ecosystem. The death of one species is sometimes the seed of a new one, and a single life is a universe unto itself. Yoon Shin Young, a science journalist who writes literary science articles with a warm and emotional perspective, has written a book-length essay on things that are disappearing. Written in the form of a letter, the voices in this book is addressed to “you.”
A science essay that stimulates your intellectual curiosity across literature, biology and philosophy.
This book starts with biology but it soon adopts various disciplinary perspective, such as literature, philosophy, ecology and Chinese Confucianism. If someone discusses scientific knowledge without considering neighboring disciplines, it would only show half the picture. This is because science, like all other fields, does not exist alone without any socio-cultural context. As such, this book is not simple, but it is not difficult to understand. It is straightforward and clear.
Our earth and the world of animals are comprised of myriad of "links."
Considering the number of large mammals on earth, the population of humans is overwhelming. There has never been such a large proportion of topmost predators on the Earth. What does this mean and what will the fate of mankind be in the future? Find the answers in letters from extinct bats, extinct bees, extinct bees, even extinct Korean tigers, and in the messages to the human race from Neanderthals who once lived with our human ancestors.


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Robotic Age, Humanity’s Work

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Robotic Age, Humanity’s Work
Subtitle | A Guide to Life in the AI Age
Author | Koo Bonkwon
Publisher | ACROSS PUBLISHING COMPANY
Publication Date | 2015-11-20
ISBN | 9788997379767
No. of pages | 344
Dimensions | 152*225

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Park Minji
Email | minji@acrossbook.com
Phone | +82-70-8724-0876

 

3. Book Intro

Will my job survive the next ten years? Will a college degree be no longer necessary? Will I turn the steering wheel over to a self-driving car? What will I do if a robot becomes smarter than I am? AlphaGo's historic victory over Lee Sedol has left humanity with profound questions. What do we need to know in the age when human-created tools re-shuffle labor and knowledge and threaten humanity's place in the world?
Robotic Age, Humanity’s Work is essential reading for the AI era presented by a digital humanities scholar. Rather than proposing an enormous question about civilization, Koo Bonkwon, the author, asks specifically what type of reality humanity will face tomorrow. Koo offers a vivid map of the future, framed by ten small questions regarding self-driving cars, machine translation, education and occupation, labor and emotions, and others, for a macro perspective and practical guidance beyond the conventional fragmented approach to new technical information and emerging issues. This book will serve as an indicator to navigate the robotic age that is upon us.


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Darwin’s Garden

Chemist in My House

1. Publication Details

Title | Darwin’s Garden
Subtitle | The Theory of Evolution and the Blossoming of New Knowledge and Thought
Author | Jang Dayk
Publisher | BADA Publishing Co., Ltd.
Publication Date | 2017-01-10
ISBN | 9788955618822
No. of pages | 368
Dimensions | 152*223

 

2. Copyright Contact

Name | Kim Eunsu
Email | badabooks83@gmail.com
Phone | +82-10-5117-0253

 

3. Book Intro

The author introduces new knowledge and thoughts that have been derived from the theory of evolution and emphasizes that science will become anthropology of the 21st century.
Professor Jang Dayk's criticism, which was occasionally revealed in his previously written books Darwin's Study and Darwin's Table, has been materialized in this book and established as an independent theory. This book finalizes the trilogy of Darwin which provides new insights into our society at the forefront of knowledge.
Why do we need scientific anthropology? Is the true fusion of science and humanities possible?
In this book, Professor Jang Dayk reveals his aspect of a convergence scholar, a combination of an evolutionist scholar and a scientific philosopher, and answers the questions that we are facing now.
Part 1 presents evolutionary anthropology, which redefines humans from the viewpoint of evolution. Here, the theory of evolution extends beyond the discipline (biology) of animals and plants to theories that can embrace human beings (humanities) and artifacts (cultures).
Part 2, which can be the application of evolutionary anthropology, examines sociology, astronomy, religious studies, moral psychology, mind and body theories, and innovation theories and reveals new aspects of human nature from a different perspective from existing disciplines.


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