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Science and social change

Author: Jesse E Thornton
Publisher: Washington : The Brookings institution, 1939.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thornton, Jesse E. (Jesse Earl).
Science and social change.
Washington, The Brookings institution, 1939
(OCoLC)593675064
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse E Thornton
OCLC Number: 777837
Notes: "Readings ... arranged in such a way to reveal the interrelations of natural science, inventions, engineering, economics, and government, as well as to show some of the significant concepts with respect to each field."--Preface.
Description: xi, 577 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Science: its nature and significance. The nature of science ; The growth of science ; Method and function of science ; Broader relations of science --
pt. II. Invention, industrialism and business management. Science and invention ; Industrialism ; Some problems common to engineering and business management --
pt. III. Economic and social accompaniments of technology. General nature of the economic system ; Economic significance of mechanization ; Cycles and depressions ; Social trends ; Governmental change --
pt. IV. The outlook for a more satisfactory use of scientific knowledge.
Responsibility: compiled by Jesse E. Thornton.

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