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By Peter J. Bowler,Iwan Rhys Morus

ISBN-10: 0226068609

ISBN-13: 9780226068602

ISBN-10: 0226068617

ISBN-13: 9780226068619

The improvement of technology, in line with revered students Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our wisdom and regulate of the realm in ways in which affect-but also are affected by-society and tradition. In Making smooth Science, a textual content designed for introductory university classes within the background of technology and as a single-volume advent for the overall reader, Bowler and Morus discover either the historical past of technology itself and its effect on smooth thought.

Opening with an advent that explains advancements within the background of technology over the past 3 many years and the controversies those tasks have engendered, the ebook then proceeds in components. the 1st part considers key episodes within the improvement of recent technology, together with the clinical Revolution and person accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology. the second one part is an research of crucial subject matters stemming from the social family of science-the discoveries that strength society to reconsider its non secular, ethical, or philosophical values. Making smooth Science hence chronicles all significant advancements in clinical considering, from the progressive rules of the 17th century to the modern problems with evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and glossy cosmology.

Written through professional historians, this booklet will motivate scholars to determine the historical past of technology now not as a sequence of names and dates yet as an interconnected and complicated net of relationships among technology and smooth society. the 1st survey of its sort, Making smooth Science is a much-needed and available creation to the heritage of technological know-how, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike.

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