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Scientific perspectivism

Author: Ronald N Giere
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing distributor, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Many people assume that the claims of scientists are objective truths. This title argues that the acts of observing and theorizing are both matters of perspective - which makes scientific knowledge  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald N Giere
ISBN: 9780226292137 0226292134
OCLC Number: 902964215
Notes: Originally published: 2006
Description: 151 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. Lighting Principles --
Ch. 3. Lighting Calculations --
Ch. 4. Daylighting --
Ch. 5. Acoustics --
Ch. 6. The Thermal Environment --
Ch. 7. Thermal Calculations --
Ch. 8. Historic Review --
Ch. 9. ECS Design Intentions --
Ch. 10. Environmental Control Systems --
Ch. 11. Plumbing --
Ch. 12. Electricity --
Ch. 13. Fire Protection and Agress --
Ch. 14. Elevators and Escalators
Responsibility: Ronald N. Giere

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"Clear and engaging." - Peter Lipton, Science. "A wonderful volume: insightful, compact, and readable." - Evan Selinger, "Quarterly Review of Biology"

 
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