9781851686810

History of Science : A Beginner's Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9781851686810

  • ISBN10:

    1851686819

  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2009
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

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Summary

Science makes the modern world go round, driving the economy, shaping politics, and influencing the food we eat, the films we watch, and the authorities we trust. Although we celebrate its eureka moments and are surrounded by its triumphs, science's past is littered with disagreements, doubts, and misfires, while new developments are increasingly mired in controversy.

Author Biography

Sean F. Johnston is Reader in History of Science and Technology at the University of Glasgow. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a prior career as a physicist and systems engineer.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Illustrationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Big ideas and compelling approachesp. 14
One damned revolution after another?p. 42
Spreading a seductive ideap. 79
Twentieth-century turnsp. 108
More than dead white European gentlemen?p. 160
Science, history and culture: evolving perspectivesp. 182
Further readingp. 202
Indexp. 206
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