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    DescriptionA History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack trace the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume I begins with a small group of philosophers in ancient Greece and ends with the work of Sir Isaac Newton. In this edition, the authors examine the robust intellectual exchange between East and West and provide new discussions of two women in science: Maria Merian and Maria Winkelmann. The further readings section has been updated to reflect recent contributions to the field. Other new features include timelines at the end of each chapter, 30 upgraded illustrations, and a map of Renaissance Europe.


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    Title
    A History of Science in Society: From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution v. 1
    Subtitle
    From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Ede, By (author) Lesley Cormack
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781442604490
    ISBN 10: 1442604492
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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 509
    B&T Approval Code: A50120000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037030
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    LC classification: Q125 .E364 2012
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    University of Toronto Press
    Imprint name
    University of Toronto Press
    Publication date
    12 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto
    Author Information
    Andrew Ede is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alberta and the author of The Rise and Decline of Colloid Science in North America, 1900-1935: The Neglected Dimension and The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective. Lesley B. Cormack is Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta and the author of Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities, 1580-1620 and co-editor with Andrew Ede of A History of Science in Society: A Reader.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Introduction 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 Further Reading Index