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Science, Technology and Society
An Introduction

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Martin Bridgstock, John Forge, John Laurent, David Burch, Ian Lowe
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  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521583206

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  • This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from Australia and around the world. The authors present complex issues in an accessible and engaging form. Topics include the responsibilities of scientists, ethical dilemmas and controversies, the Industrial Revolution, economic issues, public policy, and science and technology in developing countries. The book ends with a thoughtful and provocative look towards the future. It includes extensive guides to further reading, as well as a useful section on information searching skills. This book will provoke, engage, inform and stimulate thoughtful discussion about culture, society and science. Broad and interdisciplinary, it will be of considerable value to students and teachers.

    • Most comprehensive introductory book
    • Interdisciplinary and not tied to any one viewpoint
    • Extensive further reading guides and useful section on information searching
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    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521583206
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 1 map 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Martin Bridgstock, Griffith University, Queensland

    David Burch, Griffith University, Queensland

    John Forge, Griffith University, Queensland

    John Laurent, Griffith University, Queensland

    Ian Lowe, Griffith University, Queensland

    Contributors

    Martin Bridgstock, John Forge, John Laurent, David Burch, Ian Lowe

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