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A people's history of science : miners, midwives, and "low mechanicks"

Author: Clifford D Conner
Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges popular beliefs that credit such figures as Galileo, Newton, and Einstein with bringing about modern science, explaining how everyday laborers participated in creating science and continue to do so today, in an account that also documents how the development of science affects ordinary people.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford D Conner
ISBN: 1560257482 : 9781560257486
OCLC Number: 62164511
Description: xiii, 554 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: What science? What history? What people? --
Prehistory: were hunter-gatherers stupid? --
What "Greek miracle"? --
Blue-water sailors and the navigational sciences --
Who were the revolutionaries in the scientific revolution? --
Who were the winners in the scientific revolution? --
The "union of capital and science" --
The scientific-industrial complex.
Responsibility: Clifford D. Conner.
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Showing how ordinary people participate in creating science, this text documents how the development of science has affected ordinary people, and how ordinary people have perceived that development.  Read more...

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