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Science Frontiers

Bringing the History of Science set's coverage into the 21st century, Science Frontiers: 1946-2001 discusses the most significant postwar scientific breakthroughs, the move toward increased specia… (See Below for Full Description)
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Bringing the History of Science set's coverage into the 21st century, Science Frontiers: 1946-2001 discusses the most significant postwar scientific breakthroughs, the move toward increased specialization in all scientific branches, and the great use of computers in research. Looking carefully at the vast array of unsolved problems in science and the new questions that arise from each discovery, this insightful volume takes a comprehensive look at science during the second half of the 20th century and addresses the question, "Where is science heading in the 21st century?"

Coverage includes:
  • Scientific trends in the late 20th century and the early years of the 21st century
  • Key scientists of the time—including physicists, astronomers, geologists, planetologists, and astrophysicists in the physical sciences; and geneticists, environmentalists, botanists, zoologists, and others in the biological sciences
  • The impact of warfare and the changes in our lives brought about by electronics and telecommunications
  • Increasing tensions between science and society, science and religion, and science and "quackery" in the second half of the 20th century
  • Recent developments in every area of science, from the human genome project to astrophysical breakthroughs
  • Scientific challenges to diseases as well as the development of resistant diseases, increased human longevity, and issues surrounding cloning and genetic engineering.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-4855-7
ISBN-10 081604855X
eBook ISBN 978-0-8160-6880-7
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series History of Science
Author Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser
Publication Date 6/1/2004
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications 63 black-and-white photographs and 11 line illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology. Sidebars.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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