by Carleton Washburne
Publisher: World Book Company 1921
A collection of about 2000 questions asked by children forms the foundation on which this book is built. Rather than decide what it is that children ought to know, or what knowledge could best be fitted into some educational theory, an attempt was made to find out what children want to know. The obvious way to discover this was to let them ask questions.
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by Catherine E. Snow, Kenne A. Dibner - National Academies Press
The book studies the role of science literacy in public support of science. It synthesizes the available research literature on science literacy, makes recommendations on the need to improve the understanding of scientific research in the US.
- National Academies Press
The book offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing on issues that are contentious in the public sphere.
by James Schombert - University of Oregon
A review of the foundations of modern science emphasizing the status of our current view of Nature. The text is an introduction to the philosophy used to explore the meaning of reality. It is a non-mathematical course with a modern perspective.
by Nicholas Rescher - University of Pittsburgh Press
Perfected science is but an idealization that provides a useful contrast to highlight the limited character of what we do and can attain. Rescher's discussion focuses on the question: what are the theoretical limits on science?