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A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion without sacrificing the sophistication and richness of the subject.

Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack trace the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume II begins with the work of Sir Isaac Newton and ends with nanotechnology, bucky balls, and the patenting of genes.

Along the way, they discuss the specifics of scientific investigation and discovery. Among the many topics discussed are issues such as intellectual competition, gender and class, the economic exploitation of knowledge, and changing ideas about the environment and our relationship to it. Also included are more than 40 illustrations.

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ISBN:
9781551116662
Author:
Ede, Andrew
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Contributor:
Cormack, Lesley
Author:
Ede, Andrew
Subject:
History of Science-General
Publication Date:
20040731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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