9781442604520

A History of Science in Society: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present

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  • ISBN13:

    9781442604520

  • ISBN10:

    1442604522

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/12/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education
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Summary

A History of Science in Societyis a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack trace the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume II begins with the work of Sir Isaac Newton and ends with a new section on climate change. For this edition, a new chapter on the relationship between science and war has been added. The further readings section has been updated to reflect recent contributions to the field. Other new features include timelines at the end of each chapter, 40 upgraded illustrations, and new maps of Captain James Cook's voyages, the 2nd voyage of the Beagle, and the main war front during World War I.

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 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 me Moon, Microwave in the Kitchenp. 349
New Frontiers: Science and Choice in the New Millenniump. 379
Further Readingp. 397
Indexp. 405
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