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- DescriptionA History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a n-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 kwledge and the desire to make that kwledge 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 BiographyAndrew 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.
- Author(s)Andrew Ede,Lesley Cormack
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication12/03/2012
- SubjectScience & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Out-of-print date17/02/2017
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight520 g
- Width179 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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