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Science and Society (A Longman Topics Reader)



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Science and Society by Richard W. Grinnell focuses on the ways that science is working with, in, and on our twenty-first century lives. This reader gives students the opportunity to engage with particular and specific types of scientific discovery, as well as the opportunity to join writers and thinkers in a contemplation of the impact and importance of those discoveries to the ways in which we all live.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
What Is Science?p. 1
What Is Science?p. 3
Alchemyp. 7
Why We Need to Understand Sciencep. 11
Revolutionary New Insoles Combine Five Forms of Pseudosciencep. 19
Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaursp. 22
Science, Lies, and the Ultimate Truthp. 31
Why Science Must Adapt to Womenp. 34
School Boards Want to 'Teach the Controversy.' What Controversy?p. 42
Ethics Statementp. 45
What Is Science?: Exploring Connectionsp. 48
Science and Human Behaviorp. 49
Of Altruism, Heroism and Nature's Gifts in the Face of Terrorp. 50
The Strategies of Human Matingp. 55
You Dirty Volep. 70
Apes of Wrathp. 76
Whose Life Would You Save?p. 83
Science and Human Behavior: Exploring Connectionsp. 92
Bodies and Genesp. 93
DNA as Destinyp. 95
My Little Brother on Drugsp. 105
Designer Babiesp. 115
The Year of the Clone?p. 119
Stripped for Partsp. 122
Bodies and Genes: Making Connectionsp. 130
Science and the Environmentp. 131
Thinking Like a Mountainp. 132
Ice Memoryp. 135
Warm, Warmer, Warmestp. 149
Will Frankenfood Save the Planet?p. 152
Easter Island's Endp. 164
Earth Without Peoplep. 175
Science and the Environment: Making Connectionsp. 182
Frontiersp. 183
The Man Who Mistook His Girlfriend for a Robotp. 185
The Next Brainiacsp. 193
Will Drugs Make Us Smarter and Happier?p. 209
Launching the Right Stuffp. 218
How to Build a Time Machinep. 225
Pondering the Future's Futurep. 231
Frontiers: Making Connectionsp. 235
Creditsp. 237
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