In A History of Science in Society, Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume I covers the origins of natural philosophy in the ancient world to the scientific revolution. The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook adds content on non-Western science and a new "Connections" case study feature on the scientist and poet Omar Khayyam. The text is accompanied by over fifty images and maps that illustrate key developments in the history of science. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students.
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List of Connections
1. The Origins of Natural Philosophy
2. The Roman Era and the Rise of Islam
3. The Revival of Natural Philosophy in Western Europe
4. Science in the Renaissance: The Courtly Philosophers
5. The Scientific Revolution: Contested Territory
Andrew Ede is an adjunct professor in the Department of History and Sociology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Lesley B. Cormack is the Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.