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Scientific development and misconceptions through the ages : a reference guide

Author: Robert E Krebs
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People have always sought ways to explain the world around them and have often come up with incorrect answers. Science has grown through the correction of these mistakes. This reference examines the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Krebs
OCLC Number: 1064653087
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 286 pages :) illustrations.
Contents: Introduction Types of Beliefs Types of Misconceptions Background What Science Is What Science Is Not Medicine and Health Introduction Anatomy and Physiology The Circulatory System The Muscular/Skeletal and Nervous Systems Diseases: Causes, Treatments, and Cures Health and Preventive Medicine Alternative Medicine and Modern Medical Misconceptions Life Sciences Introduction Prehistory and Creation Myths Scientific Concepts and Creation Change Geology Time Evolution The Evolution of Humans Chemistry and Physics Ancient Development of the Uses of Fire and Tools The Foundations for the Sciences of Chemistry and Physics Alchemy The Renaissance of Chemistry and Physics The Golden Years of Chemistry and Physics Paricles, Complexity, Chaos, and Uncertainty Astrology, Astronomy, and Cosmology Introduction Definitions Astronomy, the Solar System, and the Universe Conservation, Ecology, and Environmentalism Introduction Definitions Conservation Ecology Environmentalism Other Environmental Issues Index
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