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History of Science in Society From Philosophy to Utility

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ISBN-10: 1442604468

ISBN-13: 9781442604469

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Lesley B. Cormack, Andrew Ede

List price: $54.95
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This bestselling book traces the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explores the links between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. For the new edition, the authors have reorganized several chapters and added a new chapter on science and war. The coverage of women in science is improved, and a new section on climate change now rounds out the end of the book. Other new features include timelines at the start of each chapter, new illustrations, and new maps—including maps of Renaissance Europe, Cook's voyages, the voyage of the HMS Beagle, and the First World War European theatre.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 3/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Andrew Ede is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alberta and the author of The Rise and Decline of Colloid Science in North America, 1900-1935: The Neglected Dimension and The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective.

The Origins of Natural Philosophy
The Roman Era and the Rise of Islam
The Revival of Natural Philosophy in Western Europe
Science in the Renaissance: The Courtly Philosophers
The Scientific Revolution: Contested Territory
The Enlightenment and Enterprise
Science and Empire
Entering the Atomic Age
Science and War
The Death of Certainty
1957 The Year the World Became a Planet
Man on the Moon, Microwave in the Kitchen
New Frontiers: Science and Choice in the New Millennium
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