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The domination of nature

Author: William Leiss
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1994.
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Scientists, social thinkers, public officials, and the public have been aroused by the recognition that failure to understand the destructive impact of industrial society and advanced technologies on the delicate balance of organic life in the global ecosystem may result in devastating problems for future generations. William Leiss argues that this global predicament must be understood in terms of deeply rooted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leiss, William, 1939-
Domination of nature.
Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994
(DLC) 94900223
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Leiss
ISBN: 9780773564794 0773564799
OCLC Number: 191818991
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 242 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface to the 1994 Reprint""; ""PART ONE: In Pursuit of an Idea: Historical Perspectives""; ""1 The Cunning of Unreason""; ""2 Mythical, Religious, and Philosophical Roots""; ""3 Francis Bacon""; ""4 The Seventeenth Century and After""; ""PART TWO: Science, Technology, and the Domination of Nature""; ""5 Science and Domination""; ""6 Science and Nature""; ""7 Technology and Domination""; ""8 The Liberation of Nature?""; ""Appendix�Technological Rationality: Marcuse and His Critics""; ""Notes and References""; ""List of Works Cited""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D"" ""E""""f""; ""g""; ""h""; ""i""; ""j""; ""k""; ""l""; ""m""; ""n""; ""o""; ""p""; ""q""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""; ""z""
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