eBook Scientific Thought in Context, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414410859
  • ISBN-13: 9781414410852
  • DDC: 303.483
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1394 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009
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Overview

Scientific Thought in Context is a comprehensive guide to the history of science and serves as an authoritative bridge between science content and social issues. Cross-curricular in nature, Scientific Thought in Context supports both basic and advanced curriculums in biology, chemistry, general physical science, physics, and Earth science as well as history and the social sciences. It brings together original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and spurring critical thinking about the impact of science on society through the ages.

Topics include:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Biochemistry
  • Chaos Theory
  • The Computer
  • Cloning
  • The Discovery of the Structure of DNA and the Genetic Code
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Microchip Technologies
  • Newtonian Physics
  • Pseudoscience and Popular Misconceptions
  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • The Quantum Hypothesis
  • The Scientific Method
  • And many more

Features include:

  • 140 articles written by global experts
  • More than 400 color photographs, illustrations, maps, and tables that put the topics into context
  • "Words to Know" section within each entry that helps students to read in context without being overwhelmed by scientific terminology
  • Chronology that includes many of the most significant events in the history of scientific thought and advances of science
  • Extensive bibliographies with citations of books, periodicals, websites, and audio and visual materials
  • Comprehensive general index

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414402988 | ISBN-13: 9781414402987

Reviews

"While the primary audience is older high school/younger college students, literate and/or curious adults will profit from these pages, which go far to help readers make sense of how we came to know what we know about our world and ourselves. Strongly recommended for all public and academic libraries." --Library Journal, December 2008

— Library Journal

"The content is authoritative and provides a collection of entries on diverse scientific topics, especially as they relate to general science studies. The entries could be used easily in a ready-reference setting in libraries, or could be understood by anyone curious about science, inquiry, and springboards to critical thinking. The writing is clear and designed to encourage readers not to be intimidated by scientific terminoloty and research. This reference is highly recommended for high school, public, community college, and academic libraries."--ARBA, July 1, 2009

— Laura J. Bender

"This collection helps create a sense of relevance to science studied in high school and college and alerts students to the wide range of issues raised by pursuit of scientific advancement both historically and today. Highly recommended for high school, public and college libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, December 2008

— Michael F. Bemis

"While the primary audience is older high school/younger college students, literate and/or curious adults will profit from these pages, which go far to help readers make sense of how we came to know what we know about our world and ourselves. Strongly recommended for all public and academic libraries." --Library Journal, December 2008

— Michael F. Bemis

"Geared for beginning students (high school to early college), this resource would make a very nice addition to a general science collection. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers."--Choice, April 2009

— S. Markgren