Facts on File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society

by Rudi Volti
     
 

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Would a man have walked on the moon if the British had not escaped at Dunkirk during WWII? How did an elaborate meal for Charles II lead to the invention of the steam engine? The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society provides the answers to these and many more fascinating questions.

The three-volume Facts On File Encyclopedia of Science,

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Would a man have walked on the moon if the British had not escaped at Dunkirk during WWII? How did an elaborate meal for Charles II lead to the invention of the steam engine? The Facts On File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society provides the answers to these and many more fascinating questions.

The three-volume Facts On File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Society is a landmark publication for the emerging field of study known as STS. It is the only source that both explores specific and technologies and focuses on the historical and social dimensions behind each.

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This three-volume reference presents science and technology in the context of historical and social dimensions. It deals not only with theories, discoveries, artifacts, and systems that have stood the test of time, but also with those that have failed. Each of the approximately 900 detailed entries connects a scientific or technological subject with its social causes and consequences, identifying how such changes have modified our lives, and emphasizing how outcomes have been both positive and negative. Also covered are controversies and contemporary issues (such as extraterrestrial life, genetic screening, and mammography) and the roles they have played in scientific growth. Contains b&w illustrations and diagrams. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816034611
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Facts on File Science Library
Pages:
1158

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