Science, Technology, And Society: An Encyclopedia
Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia
Emphasizing an interdisciplinary and international coverage of the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture, Science, Technology, and Society contains over 130 A to Z signed articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions and institutes worldwide. Each article is accompanied by a selected bibliography. Other features include extensive cross referencing throughout, a directory of contributors, and an extensive topical index.
From School Library Journal
Grade 10 Up–This volume examines the interrelationships among science, technology, cultural institutions, and more. Students will find accessible information on subjects of current interest as well as updates on the achievements and current state of various fields. Three overview essays on Science and Society, Technology and Society, and Medicine and Society offer context for the entries. Most of the clearly written articles will be accessible to general readers, although a few of the topics are somewhat esoteric. The encyclopedia is particularly useful for its essays on contemporary issues such as AIDS, cloning, access to health care, and abortion, and the focus on their cultural and societal impact. Broader topics such as Politics, Social Justice, and the Environment and...