The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology

The Golem at Large: What You Should Know about Technology

by Harry Collins, Trevor Pinch
     
 

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The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume.See more details below

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The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume.

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"Of the many impressive texts that use case studies to convey 'what you should know about technology', The Golem at Large is the clearest and simplest. The authors rework existing materials with great care to produce a valuable introduction to their topic that is accessible to anyone." Nature

"Their book is worthy of note not only for its clear analysis of how science can come up short when applied outside the laboratory but for its honest appraisal of the fallibility of technology's gatekeepers. But Collins and Pinch offer much more: a reasonable, surprisingly entertaining rebuttal of both Panglossian technophiles and Luddite technophobes." Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107688285
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2014
Series:
Canto Classics Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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