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Product Description: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science. His ethnographic studies have revolutionized our understanding of areas as diverse as science, law, politics and religion. To facilitate a more realistic understanding of the world, Latour has introduced a radically fresh philosophical terminology and a new approach to social science, ‘Actor-Network Theory’...read more

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9780745650623 | Polity Pr, October 31, 2016, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science.

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9780745650630 | Reprint edition (Polity Pr, October 31, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Bruno Latour is among the most important figures in contemporary philosophy and social science.

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Product Description: Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups. The Limits of Knowledge provides an understanding of what pragmatist feminist theories look like in practice, combining insights from the work of American pragmatist John Dewey concerning experimental inquiry and transaction with arguments for situated knowledge rooted in contemporary feminism...read more

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9781438457819 | State Univ of New York Pr, August 1, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: The Limits of Knowledge provides an understanding of what pragmatist feminist theories look like in practice, combining insights from the work of American pragmatist John Dewey concerning experimental inquiry and transaction with arguments for situated knowledge rooted in contemporary feminism.

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9781438457802 | Reprint edition (State Univ of New York Pr, July 2, 2016), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Argues for a transactionally situated approach to science and medicine in order to meet the needs of marginalized groups.

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Product Description: Winner of the MN Book Award for Nonfiction. "Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger...read more

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9781571313539 | Milkweed Editions, May 17, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Winner of the MN Book Award for Nonfiction.

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Product Description: For decades, experts and the public have been at odds over the nature and magnitude of risks and how they should be mitigated through policy. Experts argue that the fears of the public are irrational, and that public policy should be based on sound science...read more

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9781138189263 | Routledge, April 20, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: For decades, experts and the public have been at odds over the nature and magnitude of risks and how they should be mitigated through policy.

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Product Description: The contentious history of the idea of the black hole—the most fascinating and bizarre celestial object in the heavens For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe...read more

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9780300210859 | Yale Univ Pr, April 28, 2015, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: The contentious history of the idea of the black hole—the most fascinating and bizarre celestial object in the heavens For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe.

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9780300219661 | Yale Univ Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The contentious history of the idea of the black hole—the most fascinating and bizarre celestial object in the heavens For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe.
9780395669082, titled "Insight Pocket Guides Nepal" | Apa Productions, June 1, 1993, cover price $9.95 | also contains Insight Pocket Guides Nepal

Science in the Public Sphere presents a broad yet detailed picture of the history of science popularization from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. Global in focus, it provides an original theoretical framework for analysing the political load of science as an instrument of cultural hegemony and giving a voice to expert and lay protagonists throughout history. Organised into a series of thematic chapters spanning diverse periods and places, this book covers subjects such as the representations of science in print, the media, classrooms and museums, orthodox and heterodox practices, the intersection of the history of science with the history of technology, and the ways in which public opinion and scientific expertise have influenced and shaped one another across the centuries. It concludes by introducing the "participatory turn" of the twenty-first century, a new paradigm of science popularization and a new way of understanding the construction of knowledge. Highly illustrated throughout and covering the recent historiographical scholarship on the subject, this book is valuable reading for students, historians, science communicators, and all those interested in the history of science and its relationship with the public sphere.

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9781138909519 | Routledge, March 24, 2016, cover price $150.00

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9781138909526 | Routledge, March 23, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Science in the Public Sphere presents a broad yet detailed picture of the history of science popularization from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought that only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a Creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of a book that in its original edition was called profound, extraordinary, provocative, mind-bending, and daring...read more

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9781616145514 | Prometheus Books, August 24, 2012, cover price $28.00

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9781633881426 | New edition (Prometheus Books, February 2, 2016), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought that only gods could achieve?

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Product Description: This is a new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Sociology series. Compiled by the editorial team behind the acclaimed International Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (Routledge, 2008), this four-volume ‘mini library’ provides an easy-to-use, one-stop collection of the best foundational and cutting-edge scholarship from the fast-growing―and increasingly important―scholarly domain that is the public communication of science...read more
By brian Trench (editor)

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9780415718042 | Routledge, December 23, 2015, cover price $1485.00 | About this edition: This is a new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Sociology series.

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Product Description: Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society. Scientific research is championed in relation to tackling environmental issues and diseases such as cancer and dementia, and science has made important contributions to today’s knowledge economies and knowledge societies...read more

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9780745662244 | 2 rev upd edition (Polity Pr, November 23, 2015), cover price $69.95 | About this edition: Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society.

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9780745662251 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, January 11, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Science occupies an ambiguous space in contemporary society.

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Product Description: Could all or part of our taken-as-established scientific conclusions, theories, experimental data, ontological commitments, and so forth have been significantly different? Science as It Could Have Been focuses on a crucial issue that contemporary science studies have often neglected: the issue of contingency within science...read more
By Andrew Pickering (editor)

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9780822944454 | Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, November 30, 2015, cover price $61.95 | About this edition: Could all or part of our taken-as-established scientific conclusions, theories, experimental data, ontological commitments, and so forth have been significantly different?

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Product Description: In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris — “the best popular science writer in the English language today” (Christian Science Monitor) — makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy...read more
By Fred Stella (narrator)

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9781501279799 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 11, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In his most important book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris — “the best popular science writer in the English language today” (Christian Science Monitor) — makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy.

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Product Description: Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good...read more
By Sang Hyun Kim (editor)

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9780226276496 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 2, 2015, cover price $105.00 | About this edition: Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good.

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9780226276526 | Univ of Chicago Pr, September 2, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good.

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Product Description: Worries about scientific objectivity seem never-ending. Social critics and philosophers of science have argued that invocations of objectivity are often little more than attempts to boost the status of a claim, while calls for value neutrality may be used to suppress otherwise valid dissenting positions...read more

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9780226241227 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 18, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Worries about scientific objectivity seem never-ending.

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9780226241364 | Univ of Chicago Pr, May 18, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Worries about scientific objectivity seem never-ending.

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Product Description: Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing...read more
By Linsey Mcgoey (editor)

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9780415718967 | Routledge, June 1, 2015, cover price $205.00 | About this edition: Once treated as the absence of knowledge, ignorance today has become a highly influential topic in its own right, commanding growing attention across the natural and social sciences where a wide range of scholars have begun to explore the social life and political issues involved in the distribution and strategic use of not knowing.

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Product Description: In Scientific Controversies, Dominque Raynaud shows how organized debates in the sciences help us establish or verify our knowledge of the world. If debates focus on form, scientific controversies are akin to public debates that can be understood within the framework of theories of conflict...read more
By Mario Bunge (foreword by)

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9781412855716 | Transaction Pub, April 8, 2015, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: In Scientific Controversies, Dominque Raynaud shows how organized debates in the sciences help us establish or verify our knowledge of the world.

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9780399505546, titled "Whole Child: A Sourcebook" | Putnam Pub Group, May 1, 1984, cover price $3.98 | also contains Whole Child: A Sourcebook | About this edition: An easy-to-use volume presents information on caring for a child from conception to school age and includes philosophic and practical essays on methods of childbirth and baby care, nutrition, single parenting, and other related topics

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Product Description: For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge. This process of change has to include a new commitment to knowledge creation and transmission and its role in a plural society...read more
By Silvio Funtowicz (editor)

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9781138796409 | Routledge, February 24, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge.

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Product Description: Debunks cherished theories of mainstream consensus and reveals the deeper mysteries of the science of the unseen • Reveals a new “Theory of Everything” to replace the standard model and complete our knowledge of Earth Science, anthropology, psychology, and spirituality • Explains the failings of the Big Bang, evolution, ice age theory, and global warming • Shows how the Freudian and Jungian theories of the unconscious have grossly misrepresented the spirit of man and the psyche of humanity What if science and society’s most darling theories, taught as fact, were 100% wrong? What if the anomalies that disprove these theories were covered up and distorted and any serious challenges brushed off as lunacy, hysteria, junk science, and dissension? In this primer in deprogramming, Susan B...read more

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9781591431985 | Bear & Co, April 2, 2015, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Debunks cherished theories of mainstream consensus and reveals the deeper mysteries of the science of the unseen • Reveals a new “Theory of Everything” to replace the standard model and complete our knowledge of Earth Science, anthropology, psychology, and spirituality • Explains the failings of the Big Bang, evolution, ice age theory, and global warming • Shows how the Freudian and Jungian theories of the unconscious have grossly misrepresented the spirit of man and the psyche of humanity What if science and society’s most darling theories, taught as fact, were 100% wrong?

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Product Description: From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland...read more

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9780143126331 | Reissue edition (Penguin USA, January 27, 2015), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From one of the world’s leading data scientists, a landmark tour of the new science of idea flow, offering revolutionary insights into the mysteries of collective intelligence and social influence If the Big Data revolution has a presiding genius, it is MIT’s Alex “Sandy” Pentland.

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Product Description: Scientism: The New Orthodoxy is a comprehensive philosophical overview of the question of scientism, discussing the role and place of science in the humanities, religion, and the social sciences.Clarifying and defining the key terms in play in discussions of scientism, this collection identifies the dimensions that differentiate science from scientism...read more

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9781472571106 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 15, 2015, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Scientism: The New Orthodoxy is a comprehensive philosophical overview of the question of scientism, discussing the role and place of science in the humanities, religion, and the social sciences.

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Product Description: Does science have limits? Where does order come from? Can we understand consciousness? Written by Nobel Laureate Leon N. Cooper, this book places pressing scientific questions in the broader context of how they relate to human experience...read more

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9781107043176 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 30, 2014, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Does science have limits?

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Product Description: Bruno Latour stirs things up. Latour began as a lover of science and technology, co-founder of actor-network theory, and philosopher of a modernity that had "never been modern." In the meantime he is regarded not just as one of the most intelligent and also popular exponents of science studies but also as a major innovator of the social sciences, an exemplary wanderer who walks the line between the sciences and the humanities...read more

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9780823263691 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Bruno Latour stirs things up.

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9780823263707 | Fordham Univ Pr, October 15, 2014, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Bruno Latour stirs things up.

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Product Description: This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today. Contributors explore the social and scientific repercussions of 'customizing' science to fit the needs and interests of various groups...read more
By Ulf Zackariasson (editor)

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9781137379603 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 23, 2014, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: This collection explores whether and how religious and secular worldviews and political ideologies held by scientists, citizens, decision-makers and politicians influence science as practiced and understood today.

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Product Description: Over the past thirty years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science. New emphasis has been given to complexity, networks, and patterns of organisation, leading to a novel kind of 'systemic' thinking...read more

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9781107011366 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 9, 2014, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Over the past thirty years, a new systemic conception of life has emerged at the forefront of science.

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Product Description: "This work explores the complex relationship between science and politics. More specifically, it focuses on the problem of scientism. Scientism is a deformation of science, which unnecessarily restricts the scope of scientific inquiry by placing a dogmatic faith in the method of the natural sciences...read more

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9781587314896 | St Augustine Pr Inc, June 30, 2016, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: "This work explores the complex relationship between science and politics.

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