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A history of science in society : from philosophy to utility

Author: Andrew Ede; Lesley B Cormack
Publisher: North York, Ontario ; Tonawanda, New York : University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [2017] 2017.
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"An update of the popular overview, A History of Science in Society traces the development of scientific thought throughout the ages. Beginning with the philosophy of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and proceeding through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and through to the present-day, the book presents key developments in scientific thought and theory. The new edition includes more material on  Read more...
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Ede, Andrew.
History of science in society.
North York, Ontario ; Tonawanda, New York : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017303190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ede; Lesley B Cormack
ISBN: 9781442635074 144263507X 9781442635029 1442635029
OCLC Number: 992234546
Awards: Commended for The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada 2018 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 437 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents: Introduction --
The origins of natural philosophy --
The Roman era and the rise of Islam --
The revival of natural philosophy in western Europe --
Science in the Renaissance : the courtly philosophers --
Scientific revolution : contested territory --
The enlightenment and enterprise --
Science and empire --
Entering the atomic age --
Science and war --
The death of certainty --
1957 : the year the world became a planet --
Man on the moon, microwave in the kitchen --
Science and new frontiers : potential and peril in the new millennium.
Responsibility: Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack.
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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and  Read more...

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