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Science : method and meaning

Author: Samuel Berder Rapport; Helen Wright
Publisher: [New York] : New York University Press, 1963.
Series: New York University library of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology provides an introductory sampler from the literature of science for the general reader. Topics addressed include the scientific method, the effects of science, and the parallels between science and the humanities.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rapport, Samuel Berder, 1903-
Science: method and meaning.
[New York] New York University Press, 1963
(OCoLC)685169830
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Berder Rapport; Helen Wright
OCLC Number: 517814
Description: 258 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Science and the scientist: A. The nature of scientific activity: The method of scientific investigation / T.H. Huxley --
The imperfections of science / Warren Weaver --
In the name of science / Martin Gardner --
B. Observation, hypothesis, experiment: How Agassiz taught me to see / Nathaniel Shaler --
The courtship of the scorpion / J. Henri Fabre --
Mysterious craters of the Carolina coast / Douglas Johnson --
Hypothesis / W.I.B. Beveridge --
The overthrow of the Phlogiston theory / James B. Conant --
Examples of experimental physiological investigation / Claude Bernard --
C. Discovery: Chance / W.I.B. Beveridge --
Chain discoveries / René Taton --
The act of discovery / John R. Baker --
Imagination creatix / John Livingston Loews --
The night prowler / Otto Loewi --
The miracle that saved the world / William L. Laurence --
2. Science and the world around us: The fourth adjustment / Harlow Shapley --
Science and the education of free men / Edmund W. Sinnott --
Science and sensibility / Jacob Bronowski --
A scientific society -the beginnings / Glenn T. Seaborg --
Science as a means of international understanding / Werner Karl Heisenberg --
Religion and science / Alfred North Whitehead.
Series Title: New York University library of science.
Responsibility: edited by Samuel Rapport and Helen Wright. Academic editorial adviser: George M. Murphy.

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This anthology provides an introductory sampler from the literature of science for the general reader. Topics addressed include the scientific method, the effects of science, and the parallels between science and the humanities.

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