Facts on File Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Society

This resource depicts the interaction between experimentation, change, and community. From canned food to compact discs, paper clips to penicillin, this resource reveals how scientific and technological advances depend more on societal needs and priorities than on the internal forces of the scientist/creator/discoverer. Enhanced by illustrations, diagrams, and a bibliography, coverage also details contemporary issues and controversies and what roles these have had in scientific growth.

Available in print: Q121 .V65 1999