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A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility

A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility (Hardback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesHistory of scienceScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: University of Toronto Press Publication Date: 12/08/2016 ISBN-13: 9781442635005  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 12/08/2016.  

Lesley B. Cormack is Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta. Andrew Ede is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alberta.

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