ISBN-10:
031330226X
ISBN-13:
9780313302268
Pub. Date:
02/28/1999
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Scientific Development And Misconceptions Through The Ages

Scientific Development And Misconceptions Through The Ages

by Robert E. Krebs

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ISBN-13: 9780313302268
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

ROBERT E. KREBS is the retired Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois Health Sciences Center. He is the author of The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements (Greenwood Press, 1998).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Types of Beliefs

Types of Misconceptions

Background

What Science Is

What Science Is Not

Medicine and Health

Introduction

Anatomy and Physiology

The Circulatory System

The Muscular/Skeletal and Nervous Systems

Diseases: Causes, Treatments, and Cures

Health and Preventive Medicine

Alternative Medicine and Modern Medical Misconceptions

Life Sciences

Introduction

Prehistory and Creation Myths

Scientific Concepts and Creation

Change

Geology

Time

Evolution

The Evolution of Humans

Chemistry and Physics

Ancient Development of the Uses of Fire and Tools

The Foundations for the Sciences of Chemistry and Physics

Alchemy

The Renaissance of Chemistry and Physics

The Golden Years of Chemistry and Physics

Paricles, Complexity, Chaos, and Uncertainty

Astrology, Astronomy, and Cosmology

Introduction

Definitions

Astronomy, the Solar System, and the Universe

Conservation, Ecology, and Environmentalism

Introduction

Definitions

Conservation

Ecology

Environmentalism

Other Environmental Issues

Index

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