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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gregory Neil Derry
|Awards:||Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2000.|
|Description:||xi, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Exploring the frontiers of science: how new discoveries are made in the sciences --
Mental tactics: some distinctively scientific approaches to the world --
Larger questions: the context of science --
Common ground: some unifying concepts in the sciences.
|Responsibility:||Gregory N. Derry.|
[There is] no better contemporary book to convey the unity of science and at the same time to stimulate further study. Choice Part textbook, part manifesto, Derry's book offers both entertainment
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Nice current overview of the nature of science
This book is written for the general reader. It reviews the current philosophy of science. While it gives a passing nod to "science studies," it is in a more traditional school of understanding of science. The book gives good examples of where a change in the assumptions upon which observation is...
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