From GMOs to WMD, science is controversial and unavoidable. This book charts its progress since prehistory and reveals its role in shaping our future. Drawing on intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Johnston offers a unique appraisal of both the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline. Science has become a driving force of the modern world. Based on its changeable past, where might it take us in the twenty-first century?
Chapter titles are: Introduction, Big ideas and compelling approaches, One damned revolution after another?, Spreading a seductive idea, Twentieth-century turns, More than dead white European gentlemen?, Science, history, and culture: evolving perspectives.
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