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Science and the social good : nature, culture, and community, 1865-1965

Author: John P Herron
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Here, Herron explores the evolving internal and external forces influencing the design and purpose of American natural science by focusing on three representative scientists-geologist who purposefully considered the social outcomes of their work.
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Herron, John P., 1968-
Science and the social good.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009010768
(OCoLC)316736778
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Herron
ISBN: 9780199726165 0199726167
OCLC Number: 488599514
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 280 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction; Part I: Clarence King and the Mapping of the Western Landscape; 1. Paths of Science: The Maturation of a Public Ideal; 2. Vertical History: Using Mountains to Measure Men; Part II: Robert Marshall and the Redefinition of Progress; 3. True Places: Searching for Wild Nature in an Urban Age; 4. The Forest and the Trees: Natural Science and Social Justice; Part III: Rachel Carson and the Social Enterprise of American Biology; 5. The Biological Century: The Cultural Importance of Ecological Process; 6. Poetic Revolutions: The Search for Natural Harmony; Epilogue; Notes.
Responsibility: John P. Herron.

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Here, Herron explores the evolving internal and external forces influencing the design and purpose of American natural science by focusing on three representative scientists-geologist who purposefully considered the social outcomes of their work.

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overall he achieves a successful balance in recording both lives and times. Above all, his account provides a forceful reminder of the historical intersections of nature, science, and society. * Read more...

 
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