Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction

Science, Technology and Society: An Introduction

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

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ISBN-10: 0521583209

ISBN-13: 9780521583206

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 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

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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

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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