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What science is and how it works

Author: Gregory Neil Derry
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
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Introduces the reader to the process of scientific thinking. Starting with historical examples, this book leads readers through the events, experiments, blind alleys, and thoughts of scientists in  Read more...

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Derry, Gregory Neil, 1952-
What science is and how it works.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99017186
(OCoLC)40693869
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Neil Derry
ISBN: 1400811384 9781400811380 9781400823116 1400823110 1400801621 9781400801626
OCLC Number: 51453533
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2000
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 311 pages) : illustrations
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.

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2000 "[There is] no better contemporary book to convey the unity of science and at the same time to stimulate further study."--Choice "Part textbook, Read more...

 
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