Item #218219 Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues. Arthur Strahler.
Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues

Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues

Prometheus Books, (1992). First Edition. Hardcover. Item #218219
ISBN: 0879757248

409 pages. First edition (first printing). Corners bumped else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Errata slip pasted to dedication page. Inscribed by the author: 'For Steve -- with my warmest personal regards. Hope you will find a few items of interest in here. Art.' From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould.

Humanity reaps the many advantages of science while bemoaning the frequent misapplications and abuses of modern technology. Yet far too many of us admit to possessing little, if any, real knowledge of what scientists actually do, why they do it, or whether they should be otherwise occupied in more productive pursuits. Non-scientists need to appreciate the nature, purpose, and goals of science. Conversely, the narrow focus of many science enthusiasts fails to recognize that science cannot help but interact with sources of knowledge beyond its realm, placing scientific endeavors within a swirling caldron of competing knowledge claims. In Understanding Science, noted author and researcher Arthur N. Strahler, whose career in science spans more than half a century, fills this double void by offering insights into both the philosophy and the sociology of science.

Price: $40.00

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