Science for All Americans
by F. James Rutherford, Andrew Ahlgren
Publisher: Oxford University Press 1991
Number of pages: 272
This book is about science literacy. 'Science for All Americans' consists of a set of recommendations on what understandings and ways of thinking are essential for all citizens in a world shaped by science and technology ...
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