By Jerry S. Kidd, Renee A. Kidd
The influence society has at the development and recognition of latest technological know-how - and vice versa - is bigger than most folk imagine. for example, during the last 5 years, occasions point out that electorate' perspectives have helped switch the point of interest of the study and improvement performed by way of either the U.S. division of Agriculture and through the Environmental security enterprise. Likewise, citizen activities have inspired the course of the actions of agencies similar to the realm financial institution of their efforts to enhance agriculture and residing stipulations within the constructing international locations of the area. the recent "Science and Society" set not just highlights the "what" of technological know-how, but in addition the "why," the "how," and the "who." every one quantity offers an obtainable, authoritative view of the historical past and present kingdom of a selected factor. With a spotlight on humanizing technology, this set brings each one topic - from pollution to nuclear strength to typical medicinal drugs - to lifestyles by way of displaying scholars the entire elements that inspire learn and revealing how scientists compete and collaborate with one another.
By exploring the connections among technology and society, specifically in debatable parts, every one booklet illustrates either how society helps technology and the way technological know-how in go back helps society. every one quantity contains an creation supplying an summary of the subject, entire chapter-by-chapter insurance, dozens of black-and-white photos and line illustrations, a worthwhile index and word list, lists of web sites and proposals for extra studying that permit readers easy accessibility to specific info.