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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the human, social and economic aspects of science and technology. It examines a broad range of issues from a variety of perspectives, using examples and experiences from around the world. The authors present complex issues, including the responsibilities of scientists, ethical dilemmas and controversies, the Industrial Revolution, economic issues, public policy, and science and technology in developing countries. The book ends with a thoughtful and provocative look toward the future. It features extensive guides to further reading, as well as a useful section on information searching skills. This book will provoke, engage, inform and stimulate thoughtful discussion about culture, society and science. Broad and interdisciplinary, it will be of considerable value to both students and teachers.
In WHY vs WHYTM Nuclear Power, we pit two opposing activists & writers against each other, Barry Brook & Ian Lowe. They go head-to-head, each presenting 7 key reasons why you should say yes/no to nuclear power. After each author presents his arguments, his opponent tries to tear each of them apart, both in the book & on this website (with further rebuttals). For readers, we aim to leave nothing unanswered. Barry & Ian are good writers with strong, well-argued opinions. Who will you agree with? Will one of them change your mind? Read the book & find out. In WHY vs WHYTM, you get both sides, so you can decide for yourself... The books are also a great tool to help you convince others, people who don't see the light the way you do. Buy them a copy!