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Putting science in its place : geographies of scientific knowledge

Author: David N Livingstone
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003.
Series: Science.culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We are accustomed to thinking of science and its findings as universal. After all, one atom of carbon plus two of oxygen yields carbon dioxide in Amazonia as well as in Alaska; a scientist in Bombay can use the same materials and techniques to challenge the work of a scientist in New York; and of course the laws of gravity apply worldwide. Why, then, should the spaces where science is done matter at all? David N.  Read more...
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Livingstone, David N., 1953-
Putting science in its place.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003001355
(OCoLC)51722639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David N Livingstone
ISBN: 9780226487243 0226487245
OCLC Number: 615635581
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: A geography of science? --
Site : venues of science --
Region : cultures of science --
Circulation : movements of science --
Putting science in its place.
Series Title: Science.culture.
Responsibility: David N. Livingstone.

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Establishing the fundamental importance of geography in both the generation and the consumption of scientific knowledge, this work does so with historical examples of the many places where science  Read more...

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"In putting science in its place in a metaphorical as well as a literal sense, Livingstone is not attempting to 'unmask' or debunk science as 'nothing but' a social construct. He takes the enormous Read more...

 
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