Exploration and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

Exploration and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

by Michael Sean Reidy, Gary Kroll, Erik M. Conway, Mark Largent
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576079856

ISBN-13: 9781576079850

Pub. Date: 12/21/2006

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

A simple question: Which came first, advances in navigation or successful voyages of discovery? A complicated answer: Both and neither. For more than four centuries, scientists and explorers have worked together—sometimes intentionally and sometimes not—in an ongoing, symbiotic partnership. When early explorers brought back exotic flora and

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A simple question: Which came first, advances in navigation or successful voyages of discovery? A complicated answer: Both and neither. For more than four centuries, scientists and explorers have worked together—sometimes intentionally and sometimes not—in an ongoing, symbiotic partnership. When early explorers brought back exotic flora and fauna from newly discovered lands, scientists were able to challenge ancient authorities for the first time. As a result, scientists not only invented new navigational tools to encourage exploration, but also created a new approach to studying nature, in which observations were more important than reason and authority.

The story of the relationship between science and exploration, analyzed here for the first time, is nothing less than the history of modern science and the expanding human universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576079850
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/21/2006
Series:
Science and Society Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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