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Gregory, Jane and Miller, Steve (1998) Science in public: communication, culture and credibility. Cambridge MA: Perseus .

Is an understanding of science important, and what are the issues involved in communicating it? Science in Public uniquely draws together the broad range of theory and practice of public understanding of science. In order to address these and other questions that face today's technological society, this book examines the history of communicating science from the eighteenth century through Michael Faraday and Thomas Huxley, and on to the present day. Detailed contemporary case studies offer insights into the communication and understanding of science. In Science in Public the ideas of sociologists and communications researchers rub shoulders with the expectations of politicians and the hopes of educators. The public is here, and so is science, in both their idealized and real-world guises. The book's scope is broad, as is the subject.


Item Type
Book
Date
1998
Call No
CA
Pages
X, 294
Publisher
Perseus
Place of Publication
Cambridge MA
ISBN
0-7382-0352-2
Keywords
natural science, physical science, communication, information dissemination
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 1339 (Available)

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