Science, Technology, and Society

Science, Technology, and Society : An Encyclopedia

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Emphasizing an interdisciplinary and international coverage of the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture, Science, Technology, and Society contains over 130 A to Z signed articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions and institutes worldwide. Each article is accompanied by a selected bibliography. Other features include extensive cross referencing throughout, a directory of contributors, and an extensive topical index.show more

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  • Hardback | 728 pages
  • 180.3 x 256.5 x 55.9mm | 1,428.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195141938
  • 9780195141931

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"Each article is accessible to the general reader and is accompanied by a bibliography of books, articles, and reports. The topical outline of articles will be useful to students looking for a research topic, and the index is well done.... Users wanting background information on current issues will find this resource a good place to start. Recommended for public libraries as well as undergraduate collections."--Library Journal"Overall, this is an excellent source for readers needing an overview of societal issues raised by science, technology, and medicine.... Recommended."--Choice"A wonderful, interdisciplinary collection....User-friendly....a remarkable and precious reference book that is essential for any academic library."--Yves Laberge, International Journal of Science Education "Each article is accessible to the general reader and is accompanied by a bibliography of books, articles, and reports. The topical outline of articles will be useful to students looking for a research topic, and the index is well done.... Users wanting background information on current issues will find this resource a good place to start. Recommended for public libraries as well as undergraduate collections."--Library Journal "Overall, this is an excellent source for readers needing an overview of societal issues raised by science, technology, and medicine.... Recommended."--Choice "A wonderful, interdisciplinary collection....User-friendly....a remarkable and precious reference book that is essential for any academic library."--Yves Laberge, International Journal of Science Education "Each article is accessible to the general reader and is accompanied by a bibliography of books, articles, and reports. The topical outline of articles will be useful to students looking for a research topic, and the index is well done.... Users wanting background information on current issues willfind this resource a good place to start. Recommended for public libraries as well as undergraduate collections."--Library Journal"Overall, this is an excellent source for readers needing an overview of societal issues raised by science, technology, and medicine.... Recommended."--Choice"A wonderful, interdisciplinary collection....User-friendly....a remarkable and precious reference book that is essential for any academic library."--Yves Laberge, International Journal of Science Education "Each articles is accessible to the general readerr and is accompanied by a bibliography of books, articles, and reports. The topical outline of articles will be useful to students looking for a research topic, and the index is well done.... Users wanting background information on current issueswill find this resource a good place to start. Recommended for public libraries as well as undergraduate collections."--Library Journal"Overall, this is an excellent source for readers needing an overview of societal issues raised by science, technology, and medicine.... Recommended."--Choice "Each articles is accessible to the general readerr and is accompanied by a bibliography of books, articles, and reports. The topical outline of articles will be useful to students looking for a research topic, and the index is well done.... Users wanting background information on current issues will find this resource a good place to start. Recommended for public libraries as well as undergraduate collections."--Library Journal "Overall, this is an excellent source for readers needing an overview of societal issues raised by science, technology, and medicine.... Recommended."--Choice "Each articles is accessible to the general readerr and is accompanied by a bibliography of books, articles, and reports. The topical outline of articles will be useful to students looking for a research topic, and the index is well done.... Users wanting background information on current issueswill find this resource a good place to start. Recommended for public libraries as well as undergraduate collections."--Library Journal"Overall, this is an excellent source for readers needing an overview of societal issues raised by science, technology, and medicine.... Recommended."--Choiceshow more

About Sal Restivo

Sal Restivo is Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute and President Emeritus of the Society for Social Studies of Science. His previous works include Comparative Studies in Science and Society (ed; 1974); The Social Relations of Physics, Mysticism, and Mathematics: Studies in Social Structure, Interests, and Ideas (1983); The Sociological Worldview (1991); Science, Society, and Values: Toward a Sociology of Objectivity (1994); Degrees of Compromise: Industrial Interests and Academic Values (2001).show more

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