Science and the Written Word: Science, Technology, and Society by Massa, Lou (En

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Science and the Written Word: Science, Technology, and Society by Massa, Lou (En

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In order to meet the growing scientific requirements of an increasingly complex society, it is essential for us to have an appreciation of the power and breadth of science.Science and the Written Word is a collection of interviews featuring some of the world’s greatest scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The interviews examine topics related to the nature of science and technology, making them more accessible to the general reader, and emphasize the relationship ofvarious scientific disciplines to one another. Through this book, readers learn from the “inside” how science is done, what motivates it, and why it is of importance to society as a whole. The book offers insights into scientific personalities and dispels common misconceptions regarding the popularimage of scientists.The interviews in this book examine standards of behavior and ethics and demonstrate the relationships between science and social values. They delve into topics such as the utility of science in application to war, the importance of science in the educational curriculum, cost benefits of fundamentalresearch in consideration of the national budget, and the public controversy of evolution versus intelligent design. Cumulatively, the discussions in this book give rise to an awareness of both the reality of science and technology and its profound impact upon the well being of society.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN-10 0199734321
ISBN-13 9780199734320
eBay Product ID (ePID) 121359432

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Format Trade Paperback
Publication Year 2011
Language English

Weight 9 Oz
Width 8.2in.
Height 0.4in.
Length 5.4in.

Additional Product Features
Number of Volumes 1 Vol.
Dewey Edition 22
Table of Content Jerome Karle: Introduction1. James Watson: “Genes Girls and Gamov”2. Dudley Herschbach: “Ben Franklin’s Scientific Amusements”3. Roald Hoffman: “The Same and Not the Same”4. Leon Lederman: “The God Particle”5. Gertrude Elion: “The Purine Path to Chemotherapy”6. Rosalyn Yalow: “The Discovery of Radioimmunoassay”7. Eugene Straus: “Rosalyn Yalow Nobel Laureate: Her Life and Work in Medicine”8. Lothar Shafer: “In Search of Divine Reality: Science as a Source for Inspiration”9. Mary Palevsky: “Atomic Fragments: A Daughter’s Questions”10. Paul Hoffman: “The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth”11. Ruth Lewin Sime: “Lise Meitner: a Life in Physics”12. Michael Riordan: “Crystal Fire: The Birth of the Information Age”Biographical Notes on the Interviewees, Author of the Introduction, and Host of SandWWNotes on SandWW in the context of CUNY-TV
Dewey Decimal 500
Age Level Trade
Copyright Date 2011
Author Paul David Numrich, Louis R. Massa
eBook Format Netlibrary
Lc Classification Number Br560.C4n86 2009eb
Lccn 2010-035566

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