Golem at Large What You Should Know about Technology

ISBN-10: 0521012708
ISBN-13: 9780521012706
Edition: 2002
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Description: Using the same format as their previous volume, the authors demonstrate, in a series of case studies, that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in their first volume.

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Using the same format as their previous volume, the authors demonstrate, in a series of case studies, that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in their first volume.

Harry Collins is the Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise, and Science at Cardiff University, and a fellow of the British Academy.

Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction: the technological golem
A clean kill?: the role of Patriot in the Gulf War
The naked launch: assigning blame for the Challenger explosion
Crash!: nuclear fuel flasks and anti-misting kerosene on trial
The world according to Gold: disputes about the origins of oil
Tidings of comfort and joy: Seven Wise Men and the science of economics
The science of the lambs: Chernobyl and the Cumbrian sheepfarmers
ACTing UP: AIDS cures and lay expertise
Conclusion: the golem goes to work
References and further reading
Index

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