The Golem

Author: Harry M. Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107604656
Size: 71.31 MB
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Second edition of a very well received title which demystifies science and is highly readable on complex subjects.

The Golem At Large

Author: Harry Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107688280
Size: 71.64 MB
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The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume.

An Introduction To Science And Technology Studies

Author: Sergio Sismondo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144435888X
Size: 23.55 MB
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After presenting the broad historical background to the field, the book explores a variety of relevant topics, among them realism and social construction, discourse and rhetoric, objectivity, and the role of experiment and theory.

Inventing The Aids Virus

Author: Peter H. Duesberg
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9780895263995
Size: 12.79 MB
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Investigates the political and financial forces that have shaped AIDS research, including the growing dissension within scientific ranks, the power politics among virologists, and other controversial issues

Beyond Engineering

Author: Robert Pool
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198026723
Size: 60.53 MB
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The cotton gin created the conditions that led to the Civil War. Now, in Beyond Engineering, science writer Robert Pool turns the question around to examine how society shapes technology.

Changing Order

Author: Harry Collins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226113760
Size: 22.36 MB
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. Changing Order is a rich and entertaining book."—Isis "The book gives a vivid sense of the contingent nature of research and is generally a good read."—Augustine Brannigan, Nature "This provocative book is a review of [Collins's] work ...

Science In Society

Author: Massimiano Bucchi
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415322006
Size: 24.11 MB
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In this fascinating book, Massimiano Bucchi provides a much needed introduction to a rapidly growing subject area. This text brings theory alive and will be essential reading for all students of the sociology of science.

Dr Golem

Author: Harry Collins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226113692
Size: 27.12 MB
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The problem lies in its well-meaning clumsiness. Dr. Golem explores some of the mysteries and complexities of medicine while untangling the inherent conundrums of scientific research and highlighting its vagaries.