Publisher: Wikibooks 2010
This General Science book is aimed at GCSE students rather than university students. Although this text is set out using the English system, students from other nations will still find much of the material relevant. The subject is divided into modules.
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by James Burke, Jules Bergman, Isaac Asimov - NASA
Science and technology have had a major impact on society, and their impact is growing. The authors cover the impact of science on society from the time of man's first significant scientific invention to that of expected future scientific advances.
by Mikulas Teich - Open Book Publishers
Mikulas Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment.
by Brian Rappert, Michael J. Selgelid (eds) - ANU Press
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by Nicholas Rescher - University of Pittsburgh Press
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