Science in Society Readers
The Science in Society readers were written to provide a range of resource materials for class use. Each reader was about 60 pages long made up of articles from experts after extensive editing by the central team. Readers included tables of data, charts and graphs but relatively few pictures.
By the end of the project the readers included contributions from over 200 people: half teachers and half the many expert contributors including university lecturers, scientists, industrialists, doctors, religious leaders and journalists.
Each article contributes to a better understanding of the role of science in the everyday life of the 1980s.
The readers are:
A. Diseases and the doctor
B. Population and health (not yet available)
C. Medicine and care
G. Mineral resources
H. Industry: men, money and management
I. Industry: organization and obligation
J. Nature of science
K. Science and social development
L. Looking to the future
M. Engineering 1 (not yet available)
N. Engineering 2 (not yet available)
O. Engineering 3 (not yet available)
P. Defence and energy issue
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