Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521587358
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 1,100,770
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Preface
1 Introduction 3
2 The Scientific Community 15
3 Responsibility and the Scientist 40
4 The Rights and Wrongs of Science 56
5 Controversies Regarding Science and Technology 83
6 The Industrial Revolution in Great Britain 111
7 Science, Technology and the Economy 132
8 Science, Technology and Economic Theory 159
9 Science, Technology and Public Policy 181
10 Science, Technology and the Less-developed Countries 206
11 Science, Technology and the Future 232
App. 1 Surviving in the Information Jungle 257
App. 2 Referencing 263
Index 268
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