Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction / Edition 1

Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction / Edition 1

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

ISBN-10: 0521587352

ISBN-13: 9780521587358

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from around the world. The authors present complex issues, including the responsibilities of scientists, ethical dilemmas and controversies, the

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from around the world. The authors present complex issues, including the responsibilities of scientists, ethical dilemmas and controversies, the Industrial Revolution, economic issues, public policy, and science and technology in developing countries. The book ends with a thoughtful and provocative look toward the future. It features extensive guides to further reading, as well as a useful section on information searching skills. This book will provoke, engage, inform and stimulate thoughtful discussion about culture, society and science. Broad and interdisciplinary, it will be of considerable value to both students and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521587358
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
490,520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The scientific community Martin Bridgstock; 3. Responsibility and the scientist John Forge; 4. The rights and wrongs of science Martin Bridgstock; 5. Controversies regarding science and technology Martin Bridgstock; 6. The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain John Forge; 7. Science, technology and the economy John Laurent; 8. Science, technology and economics Martin Bridgstock and David Burch; 9. Science, technology and public policy Ian Lowe; 10. Science and technology in developing countries David Burch; 11. Science, technology and the future Ian Lowe.

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