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Science, Technology and Society An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521583209

ISBN-13: 9780521583206

Edition: 1998

Authors: Martin Bridgstock, David Burch, John Forge, John Laurent, Ian Lowe

List price: $101.99
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Providing a comprehensive introduction to the human, social, and economic aspects of science and technology, this work examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from Australia and around the world.
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Book details

List price: $101.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/16/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 292
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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David Burch is the director of the Starpath School of Navigation and a recipient of the Institute ofNavigation's Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator. He has logged more than 70,000 sea miles including twelve transoceanic races. He is the author of nine books on marine navigation, including Emergency Navigation and Modern Marine Weather.

Introduction
The scientific community
Responsibility and the scientist
The rights and wrongs of science
Controversies regarding science and technology
The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain
Science, technology and the economy
Science, technology and economics
Science, technology and public policy
Science and technology in developing countries
Science, technology and the future