A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume I covers the origins of natural philosophy in the ancient world to the Scientific Revolution.
New topics in this edition include astronomy and mathematics in ancient Mayan society, science and technology in ancient India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 27 colour maps and diagrams, and 4 colour plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students. A companion reader edited by the authors, A History of Science in Society: A Reader, is also available.
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About the Author
Lesley B. Cormack is Dean of Arts at the University of Alberta.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Connections Boxes
1. The Origins of Natural Philosophy
2. The Roman Era and the Rise of Islam
3. The Revival of Natural Philosophy in Western Europe
4. Science in the Renaissance: The Courtly Philosophers
5. Scientific Revolution: Contested Territory