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Science in public : communication, culture, and credibility

Author: Jane Gregory; Steve Miller
Publisher: New York : Plenum Trade, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is an understanding of science important, and what are the issues involved in communicating it? Science in Public uniquely draws together the broad range of theory and practice of public understanding of science. In order to address these and other questions that face today's technological society, this book examines the history of communicating science from the eighteenth century through Michael Faraday and Thomas
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Gregory; Steve Miller
ISBN: 0306458608 9780306458606 0738203572 9780738203577
OCLC Number: 38478554
Description: x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The recent "Public Understanding of Science Movement" --
Science in public culture --
Popular science: friend or foe? --
Popularization, public understanding, and the public sphere --
Media issues in the public understanding of science --
Case studies in public science --
An ABC of risk: apples, beef, and comets --
Science in museums --
Initiatives and activities in the public understanding of science --
A protocol for science communication for the public understanding of science.
Responsibility: Jane Gregory and Steve Miller.
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