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Gift Giving brings together 21 scholars from a variety of disciplines--including consumer behavior, communications, and sociology--who are dedicated to the understanding of what motivates gift selection, presentation, and incorporation of a gift into a person's life.
Is explaining science just an art, or can it be described, taught and learned? That is the question posed by this book. From extensive classroom observations, the authors give vivid descriptions of how teachers explain science to students, and provide their account with a sound theoretical basis.
Argues that the theory of evolution can demystify the miracles of life without devaluing our most cherished beliefs. In this book, the author explores every aspect of evolutionary thinking to show why it is so fundamental to our existence, and why it affirms - not threatens - our convictions about...
This edition of the sucessful Oxford Readings in Philosophy series contains the most important contributions to the recent debate on the philosophy of science. The contributers crystallize the often heated arguements of the last few decades, assessing the sceptical attitudes within the philosophy of science and the counter-challenges of the...
By Bruno Latour
The story of Aramis-the guided-transportation system intended for Paris-is told in this fictional account by several parties: an engineer and his professor; company executives and elected officials; a sociologist; and Aramis itself, who delivers a passionate plea on behalf of technological innovations that risk being abandoned by their makers.
Over the past fifteen years, feminist theory has raised a number of important questions about the content, practice, and traditional goals of science. This volume, the first in the Oxford Reading in Feminism series, collects together seventeen outstanding articles, reflections of the diversity and strengths of current feminist thinking about...
By David E. Nye
This text examines the continuing appeal of the "technological sublime" as a key to America's history, using as examples the natural sites, architectural forms and technological achievements that people have valued The sites considered include the Grand Canyon and the Brooklyn Bridge.
This collection of major, previously unpublished essays by leading Aristotelian scholars examines a wide range of major issues in the "Physics" and other related works. The contributors offer fresh approaches to Aristotle's work and important new interpretations of his thought.
Nobel laureate Roald Hoffman confronts some of the major ethical controversies in chemistry today. Expertly weaving together examples from the worlds of art, literature, and philosophy, Hoffmann illustrates his uniquely accessible dialectic about the creative activity of chemists.