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Science and Society (A Longman Topics Reader)

Science and Society (A Longman Topics Reader)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780321318114
  • ISBN: 0321318110
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Longman

AUTHOR

Richard M. Grinnell

SUMMARY

Science and Society Richard W. Grinnell Part of Longman's successful Topic's Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies. Science and Societyfeatures readings based on several compelling and provocative issues from a number of well-known writers. This reader is an ideal supplement to any course that focuses on writing about science-based subject matter. Features There are 33 readings, organized into 5 chapters. Chapter themes include such topics as "Bodies and Genes," "Science and Human Behavior," and "Frontiers". Writers in this anthology include such well-known writers as George Orwell, Carl Sagan, Stephen Jay Gould, Sharon Begley, Elizabeth Kolbert, Natalie Angier, Peter Singer and others. Readings touch on such provocative and engaging issues as: the evolutionary basis of ethics, the scientific explanation for love; the physics of time travel; the need for an armed defense of the environment; cloning and human genetics; and the connection between science, funding, and the falsification of data. Chapter introductions, author headnotes, "Topics for Thought and Discussion" and "Suggestions for Writing" accompany each reading. Longer writing and research assignments ("Connections") are at the end of each chapter. Visit us at www.ablongman.comRichard M. Grinnell is the author of 'Science and Society (A Longman Topics Reader)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780321318114 and ISBN 0321318110.

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