Science Talk: Changing Notions of Science in American Culture (Paperback)Daniel Patrick Thurs (author)
Paperback 252 Pages / Published: 30/09/2008
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Discoveries in the sciences are occurring constantly contributing to the changing definition of the term 'science' itself. Daniel Patrick Thurs examines what these controversies say about how we understand science now and in the future. Drawing on his analysis of magazines, newspapers, journals and other forms of public discourse, Thurs describes how science-originally used as a synonym for general knowledge-became a term to distinguish particular subjects as elite forms of study accessible only to the highly educated.
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 221 x 150 x 18 mm
"There is much of value in Science Talk and Daniel Patrick Thurs should be commended for bringing to light the process whereby scientific controversies have evolved over time. It is an engaging study, one that will benefit all those interested in science and its place in American history."
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