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Scientific thought : in context

Author: K Lee Lerner; Brenda Wilmoth Lerner; Gale (Firm)
Publisher: Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, ©2009.
Series: In context (Gale (Firm)); Gale virtual reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.
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Scientific thought
(DLC) 2007051972
(OCoLC)185095537
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Lee Lerner; Brenda Wilmoth Lerner; Gale (Firm)
ISBN: 9781414410852 1414410859 9781410337696 1410337693
OCLC Number: 302290376
Description: 1 online resource (3 volumes (lxxxi, 1394 pages)) : illustrations.
Contents: v. 1. Astronomy and Cosmology: A Mechanistic Universe --
Astronomy and Cosmology: Big Bang Theory and Modern Cosmology --
Astronomy and Cosmology: Cosmology --
Astronomy and Cosmology: Geocentric and Heliocentric Models of the Universe --
Astronomy and Cosmology: Nucleosynthesis and Stellar Evolution Bind Humanity to the Cosmos --
Astronomy and Cosmology: Setting the Cosmic Calendar: Arguing the Age of the Cosmos and Earth --
Astronomy and Cosmology: Western and Non-Western Cultural Practices in Ancient Astronomy --
Astronomy and Space Science: Astronomy Emerges from Astrology --
Astronomy and Space Science: Black Holes --
Astronomy and Space Science: Galactic Astronomy --
Astronomy and Space Science: Pulsars, Quasars, and Distant Questions --
Astronomy and Space Science: Solar System --
Astronomy and Space Science: Space Exploration --
Astronomy and Space Science: Stellar Astronomy --
Astronomy and Space Science: The Telescope --
Biology: Botany --
Biology: Cell Biology --
Biology: Classification Systems --
Biology: Comparative Morphology: Studies of Structure and Function --
Biology: Concepts of Heredity and Change Prior to the Rise of Evolutionary Theory --
Biology: Developmental Biology --
Biology: Ecology --
Biology: Evolutionary Theory --
Biology: Genetics --
Biology: Genetics: DNA and the Genetic Code --
Biology: Genetics: DNA Evidence --
Biology: Genetics: The Human Genome --
Biology: Marine Biology --
Biology: Miller-Urey Experiment --
Biology: Ontogeny and Phylogeny --
Biology: Paleontology --
Biology: Sociobiology --
Biology: Zoology --
Biomedicine and Health: Antibiotics and Antiseptics --
Biomedicine and Health: Bacteriology --
Biomedicine and Health: Blood --
Biomedicine and Health: Cancer and Oncology --
Biomedicine and Health: Dissection and Vivisection --
Biomedicine and Health: Embryology --
Biomedicine and Health: Epidemiology --
Biomedicine and Health: Galen and Humoral Theory --
Biomedicine and Health: Hormonal Regulation of the Body --
Biomedicine and Health: Human Gross Anatomy --
Biomedicine and Health: Immunity and the Immune System --
Biomedicine and Health: Medical Imaging and Non-invasive Medicine --
Biomedicine and Health: Nutrition --
Biomedicine and Health: Organ Transplantation --
Biomedicine and Health: Physiology --
Biomedicine and Health: Prions and Koch's Postulates --
Biomedicine and Health: Psychology and Psychiatry --
Biomedicine and Health: Reproductive System --
Biomedicine and Health: Surgery --
Biomedicine and Health: The Brain and Nervous System --
Biomedicine and Health: The Cardiovascular System --
Biomedicine and Health: The Germ Theory of Disease --
Biomedicine and Health: Vaccines --
Biomedicine and Health: Virology --
Biotechnology and Cloning --
Biotechnology and the Manipulation of Genes. v. 2. Chemistry: Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life --
Chemistry: Chaos Theory --
Chemistry: Chemical Bonds --
Chemistry: Chemical Reactions and the Conservation of Mass and Energy --
Chemistry: Fermentation --
Chemistry: Fermentation: A Cultural Chemistry --
Chemistry: Molecular Structure and Stereochemistry --
Chemistry: Organic Chemistry --
Chemistry: States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases, and Plasma --
Chemistry: The Periodic Table --
Chemistry: The Practice of Alchemy --
Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence --
Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence and Economics: The Rise of Formalism and Behaviorism --
Computer Science: Information Science and the Rise of the Internet --
Computer Science: Microchip Technology --
Computer Science: The Computer --
Earth Science: Atmospheric Science --
Earth Science: Climate Change --
Earth Science: Exploration --
Earth Science: Geodesy --
Earth Science: Geography --
Earth Science: Geologic Ages and Dating Techniques --
Earth Science: Gradualism and Catastrophism --
Earth Science: Navigation --
Earth Science: Oceanography and Water Science --
Earth Science: Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory of Geology --
Mathematics: Calculus --
Mathematics: Foundations of Mathematics --
Mathematics: Measurement --
Mathematics: Probability and Statistics --
Mathematics: The Specialization of Mathematics --
Mathematics: Trigonometry --
Physics: Aristotelian Physics --
Physics: Articulation of Classical Physical Law --
Physics: Cosmic Rays --
Physics: Fundamental Forces and the Synthesis of Theory --
Physics: Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle --
Physics: Lasers --
Physics: Maxwell's Equations, Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum --
Physics: Microscopy --
Physics: Newtonian Physics --
Physics: Nuclear Physics --
Physics: Optics --
Physics: QED Gauge Theory and Renormalization --
Physics: Radioactivity --
Physics: Semiconductors --
Physics: Special and General Relativity --
Physics: Spectroscopy --
Physics: The Bohr Model --
Physics: The Inner World: The Search for Subatomic Particles --
Physics: The Quantum Hypothesis --
Physics: The Standard Model, String Theory, and Emerging Models of Fundamental Physics --
Physics: Thermodynamics --
Physics: Wave-Particle Duality --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Lysenkoism: A Study in the Dangers of Political Intrusions into Science --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Ockham's Razor --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Postmodernism and the "Science Wars" --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Professionalization --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Pseudoscience and Popular Misconceptions --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Research Funding and the Grant System --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Science Communications and Peer Review --
Science Philosophy and Practice: Scientific Academies, Institutes, Museums, and Societies --
Science Philosophy and Practice: The Formulation and Impact of Naturalism, Reductionism, Determinism, and Positivism --
Science Philosophy and Practice: The Scientific Method --
v. 3. Chronology --
Sources Consulted --
General Index.
Series Title: In context (Gale (Firm)); Gale virtual reference library.
Responsibility: K. Lee Lerner & Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors.

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Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

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