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A History of Science in Society



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Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education
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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.

Author Biography

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. Lesley B. Cormack is Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta and the author of Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities, 1580-1620 and co-editor with Andrew Ede of A History of Science in Society: A Reader.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Origins of Natural Philosophyp. 1
The Roman Era and the Rise of Islamp. 29
The Revival of Natural Philosophy in Western Europep. 65
Science in the Renaissance: The Courtly Philosophersp. 91
The Scientific Revolution: Contested Territoryp. 129
The Enlightenment and Enterprisep. 165
Science and Empirep. 203
Entering the Atomic Agep. 241
Science and Warp. 271
The Death of Certaintyp. 295
1957 The Year the World Became a Planetp. 323
Man on the Moon, Microwave in the Kitchenp. 349
New Frontiers: Science and Choice in the New Millenniump. 379
Further Readingp. 397
Indexp. 409
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