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World Science Report 1998: English Version

Edited By: H Moore

UNESCO

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #85747 | ISBN: 9231034464
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Informative and thought-provoking, each essay describes how research and development are organised in a given region or group of countries and identifies and discusses emerging trends in research and science education, including region- or country-specific issues. Also available in French.


Contents

Introductory essay - the case for scientific literacy; status of world science. Part 1 Contemporary issues: the ethics of science - between humanism and modernity; megascience; geoscience and the environment - understanding human impacts on natural processes; land degradation; biodiversity; biotechnology and development; information technology; materials science and engineering; the gender dimension of science and technology.

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