An Introduction to the History of Science
by Walter Libby
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company 1917
Number of pages: 289
This book is intended as a simple introduction, taking advantage of the interests of youth of from seventeen to twenty-two years of age (and their intellectual compeers) in order to direct their attention to the story of the development of the sciences.
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by Catherine E. Snow, Kenne A. Dibner - National Academies Press
The book studies the role of science literacy in public support of science. It synthesizes the available research literature on science literacy, makes recommendations on the need to improve the understanding of scientific research in the US.
by Todd Duncan - Science Integration Institute
This book invites readers to explore science as a useful guide in the search for meaning. Science is a powerful filter for figuring out how the world works and therefore for figuring out a context within which to make choices in everyday life.
by Henri Poincare - W. Scott
Henri Poincare wrote the essays in this book in 1905, the landmark period in physics after Maxwell and before special relativity. Not just the science, but the social attitudes of the day come through in this pleasant little book.
by Nicholas Rescher - University of Pittsburgh Press
Perfected science is but an idealization that provides a useful contrast to highlight the limited character of what we do and can attain. Rescher's discussion focuses on the question: what are the theoretical limits on science?