Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction

Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction

by Martin Bridgstock, David Burch, John Forge, John Laurent
     
 

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It is broad and interdisciplinary, using examples from Australia and around the world. The authors present complex issues in an accessible and engaging form. Topics include ethics, responsibility and controversies in science; the relationship of science… See more details below

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It is broad and interdisciplinary, using examples from Australia and around the world. The authors present complex issues in an accessible and engaging form. Topics include ethics, responsibility and controversies in science; the relationship of science and technology to economics and public policy; the Industrial Revolution; science and technology in developing countries, and in the future. Invaluable for both students and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583206
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
1Introduction3
2The Scientific Community15
3Responsibility and the Scientist40
4The Rights and Wrongs of Science56
5Controversies Regarding Science and Technology83
6The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain111
7Science, Technology and the Economy132
8Science, Technology and Economic Theory159
9Science, Technology and Public Policy181
10Science, Technology and the Less-developed Countries206
11Science, Technology and the Future232
App. 1Surviving in the Information Jungle257
App. 2 Referencing263
Index268

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