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Science and Society

Richard W. Grinnell

Part of Longman’s successful Topic’s Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies.

Science and Society features readings based on several compelling and provocative issues from a number of well-known writers. This reader is an ideal supplement to any course that focuses on writing about science-based subject matter.

Features

  • There are 33 readings, organized into 5 chapters.
  • Chapter themes include such topics as “Bodies and Genes,” “Science and Human Behavior,” and “Frontiers”.
  • Writers in this anthology include such well-known writers as George Orwell, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Sharon Begley, Elizabeth Kolbert, Natalie Angier, Peter Singer and others.
  • Readings touch on such provocative and engaging issues as: the evolutionary basis of ethics, the scientific explanation for love; the physics of time travel; the need for an armed defense of the environment; cloning and human genetics; and the connection between science, funding, and the falsification of data.
  • Chapter introductions, author headnotes, “Topics for Thought and Discussion” and “Suggestions for Writing” accompany each reading.
  • Longer writing and research assignments (“Connections”) are at the end of each chapter.

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Synopsis:

Part of Longman’s successful Topic’s Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies.

Synopsis:

Part of Longman's successful Topic's Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies. Provides information and discussion on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies. The evolutionary basis of ethics, the scientific explanation for love; the physics of time travel; the need for an armed defense of the environment; cloning and human genetics; and the connection between science, funding, and the falsification of data. General Interest

Table of Contents

1. What is Science?

Orwell, George. “What is Science?”

Thomas, Lewis. “Alchemy.”

Sagan, Carl. “Why We Need to Understand Science.”

The Onion. "Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms of Pseudoscience."

Gould, Stephen Jay. "Sex, Drugs, Disasters and the Extinction of the Dinosaurs."

Ehrenriech, Barbara. “Science, Lies, and the Ultimate Truth.”

Orenstein, Peggy. "Why Science Must Adapt to Women."

Krauss, Lawrence. "School Boards Want to 'Teach the Controversy.' What Controversy?"

“American Institute of Biological Sciences Ethics Statement.”

2. Science and Human Behavior

Angier, Natalie. "Of Altruism, Heroism and Nature's Gifts in the Face of Terror." Buss, David. “The Strategies of Human Mating.”

Sinha, Gunjan. "You Dirty Vole."

Smuts, Barbara. “Apes of Wrath.”

Zimmer, Carl. "Whose Life Would You Save?"

3. Bodies and Genes

Duncan, David Ewing. "DNA as Destiny."

Everett, Jenny. “My Little Brother on Drugs.”

Begley, Sharon. “Designer Babies.”

Singer, Peter. "The Year of the Clone?"

Kahn, Jennifer. "Stripped for Parts."

4. The Environment

Leopold, Aldo. “Thinking Like a Mountain.”

Kolbert, Elizabeth. "Ice Memory."

Kristof, Nicholas D. "Warm, Warmer, Warmest."

Rauch, Jonathan. “Will Frankenfood Save the Planet?”

Diamond, Jared. “Easter Island's End."

Weisman, Alan. "The Earth Without People."

5. Frontiers

Ferber, Dan. “The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robot.”

Hockenberry, John. "The Next Brainiacs."

Vlahos, James. "Will Drugs Make us Smarter?"de Grasse Tyson, Neil. “Launching the Right Stuff.”

Davies, Paul. “How to Build a Time Machine.”

Guterl, Fred. "Pondering the Future of the Future."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321318114
Author:
Grinnell, Richard W.
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Grinnell, Richard M.
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Science -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Longman Topics Series
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 in 204 gr

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Reference » Writing » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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Part of Longman’s successful Topic’s Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies.

"Synopsis" by , Part of Longman's successful Topic's Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies. Provides information and discussion on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies. The evolutionary basis of ethics, the scientific explanation for love; the physics of time travel; the need for an armed defense of the environment; cloning and human genetics; and the connection between science, funding, and the falsification of data. General Interest
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