A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Fourth Edition
In A History of Science in Society, 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.
The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook brings the narrative right up to the present day by incorporating the COVID-19 pandemic. The edition also adds content on Indigenous and non-western science as well as five new "Connections" case study features, including one on the scientist and poet Omar Khayyam. The text is accompanied by 100 images and maps and a colour insert showing off key moments in the history of science. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 480 pages
- Illustrations: 97
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationAndrew Ede is an adjunct professor in the Department of History and Sociology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Lesley B. Cormack is Principal and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
List of Connections Boxes
1. The Origins of Natural Philosophy
2. The Roman Era and the Rise of Islam
3. The Revival of Natural Philosophy in Western Europe
4. Science in the Renaissance: The Courtly Philosophers
5. The Scientific Revolution: Contested Territory
6. The Enlightenment and Enterprise
7. Science and Empire
8. Entering the Atomic Age
9. Science and War
10. The Death of Certainty
11. 1957: The Year the World Became a Planet
12. Man on the Moon, Microwave in the Kitchen
13. Science and New Frontiers: Potential and Peril in the New Millennium
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