A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition 3rd Edition

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A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition 3rd Edition

by Andrew Ede (Author), Lesley Cormack (Author)

ISBN10: 1442634995

ISBN13: 978-1442634992

A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition 3rd Edition

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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful.

 

New topics in this edition include astronomy and mathematics in ancient Mayan society, science and technology in ancient India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 55 colour maps and diagrams, and 8 colour plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students. A companion reader edited by the authors, A History of Science in Society: A Reader, is also available.

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title A History of Science in Society
subtitle From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition
authors Andrew Ede
publisher University of Toronto Press
publishedDate 2017
description "An update of the popular overview, A History of Science in Society traces the development of scientific thought throughout the ages. Beginning with the philosophy of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and proceeding through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and through to the present-day, the book presents key developments in scientific thought and theory. The new edition includes more material on non-Western science; new material on ethics, climate change, and corporate science in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; more than 90 illustrations; updated timelines; and study questions designed to guide students."--
pageCount 464
printType BOOK
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language en
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