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History of Science in Society : From the Scientific Revolution to the Present (Vol 2) (Paperback)

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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume I covers the origins of natural philosophy in the ancient world to the Scientific Revolution.

New topics in this edition include astronomy and mathematics in ancient Mayan society, science and technology in ancient India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 27 color maps and diagrams, and 4 color plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students. A companion reader edited by the authors, A History of Science in Society: A Reader, is also available.

Number of Pages: 429
Genre: Science, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education
Volume number: 2
Author: Andrew Ede & Lesley B. Cormack
Language: English
Street Date: September 29, 2016
TCIN: 52153030
UPC: 9781442635067
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-1992
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