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Communication, Technology and Cultural Change (05 Edition)
Communication, Technology and Cultural Change (05 Edition)
by Gary J. Krug
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With a foreword by Norman Denzin </p> <p></p> <p>Communication and the history of technology have invariably been examined in terms of artefacts and people. </p> <p></p> <p>Gary Krug argues that... (read more)

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Scientific Revolution (96 Edition)
Scientific Revolution (96 Edition)
by Steven Shapin
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"There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it." With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview. "Shapin's... (read more)

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Galileo, Science and the Church (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
Galileo, Science and the Church (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
by Jerome J Langford
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A penetrating account of the confrontation between Galileo and the Church of Rome... (read more)

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Interstate: Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989
Interstate: Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989
by Mark H Rose
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An expansion of the 1979 edition, which covered 1941-56, examining the recent shift of power in the politics of the interstate-and-defense system, from the national to the local level, and from scientific to political elites. Annotation c. Book News,... (read more)

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Last Train To Paradise
Last Train To Paradise
by Les Standiford
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Now in paperback, "Last Train to Paradise" is acclaimed novelist Standiford's fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad--one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken... (read more)

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History of Science in Society : From Philosophy To Utility, Volume II (04 - Old Edition)
History of Science in Society : From Philosophy To Utility, Volume II (04 - Old Edition)
by Andrew Ede
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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... (read more)

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The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
by John Gribbin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 617-623) and index.... (read more)

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The Scientific Renaissance 1450" 1630
The Scientific Renaissance 1450" 1630
by Marie Boas Hall
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Stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully presented, this study explores the early stages of the scientific revolution. A noted historian of science examines the Copernican revolution, the anatomical work of Vesalius, the work of ... (read more)

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Changing Order : Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice ((Rev)92 Edition)
Changing Order : Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice ((Rev)92 Edition)
by H. M. Collins
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Note to the 1992 EditionPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Mystery of Perception and Order2. The Idea of Replication3. Replicating the TEA-Laser: Maintaining Scientific Knowledge4. Detecting Gravitational Radiation: The Experimenter's Regress5.... (read more)

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Galileo's Commandment : an Anthology of Great Science Writing (97 Edition)
Galileo's Commandment : an Anthology of Great Science Writing (97 Edition)
by Edmund Blair Bolles
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Bolles has scoured the literature of science to build a treasury that is accessible and riveting, and therefore appealing to readers unfamiliar with science, yet erudite enough for the scientifically initiated to enjoy.... (read more)

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Science and Technology in Society (05 Edition)
Science and Technology in Society (05 Edition)
by Kleinman
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This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary... (read more)

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Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America (PB)
Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips: The Fate of Public Education in America (PB)
by Gene V. Glass
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We shape our tools and then they shape us. With these words, KennethBoulding captured one of the great truths of the modern world. In Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips, Gene V Glass analyzes how a few key technologicalinventions changed culture in... (read more)

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Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance (Studies in Comparative History)
Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance (Studies in Comparative History)
by Michael Adas
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Adas (history, Rutgers) examines the ways in which European perceptions of their scientific and technological superiority have since the 16th century shaped their interactions with non-Western peoples and cultures--cultures that they judge to... (read more)

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Natural Science in Western History Volume 2, (08 Edition)
Natural Science in Western History Volume 2, (08 Edition)
by Frederick Gregory
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Natural Science in Western History provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of western science from ancient times through the Enlightenment to the present. Author Frederick Gregory, past president of the History of Science Society, applies his... (read more)

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society (10TH 12 - Old Edition)
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Science, Technology, and Society (10TH 12 - Old Edition)
by thomas Easton
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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a... (read more)

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Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages (73 Edition)
Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages (73 Edition)
by Richard C. Dales
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Offers a comprehensive introduction to medieval science, presented in the context of an historical narrative.... (read more)

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History of Astronomy : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
History of Astronomy : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
by Michael Hoskin
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This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical... (read more)

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The Battle of Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate
The Battle of Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate
by Del Ratzsch
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Del Ratzsch examines the history of the creation-versus-evolution debate and critiques the entrenched positions that he argues merely impede progress toward the truth.... (read more)

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A Short History of Technology: From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1900
A Short History of Technology: From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1900
by T K Derry
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Highly readable survey relates technology to historical epochs from earliest times to the onset of the Industrial Revolution, and from mid-18th century to beginning of the 20th century. Food production, metalworking, building construction, early... (read more)

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Engineering in History (Dover Books on Engineering)
Engineering in History (Dover Books on Engineering)
by Richard Kirby
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Broad, nontechnical survey offers fascinating coverage of history's major technological advances: food-producing revolution, appearance of urban society, birth of Greek science, revolution in power, steam and the Industrial Revolution, electricity and... (read more)

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