The Impact of Science on Society
by James Burke, Jules Bergman, Isaac Asimov
Publisher: NASA 1985
Number of pages: 98
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.
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