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Science, Technology and Society
An Introduction
by Martin Bridgstock David Burch John Forge John Laurent Ian Lowe

RRP €74.65

Science, Technology and Society
An Introduction
by Author Name Martin Bridgstock, David Burch, John Forge, John Laurent, Ian Lowe

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List Price:74.65
Format: Hardback, 228 x 152 x 21mm, 292pp
Publication date: 16 Mar 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 9780521583206


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.


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.

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  • Illustrations: 7 b/w illus. 1 map 11 tables