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The Resource In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters, Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer

In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters, Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer

Label
In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters
Title
In defense of science
Title remainder
why scientific literacy matters
Statement of responsibility
Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer, authors of In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters. This book explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding of science, its methods, and its groundbreaking discoveries. The authors introduce the most basic scientific concepts in accessible and straightforward language. Along the way they debunk several misconceptions of science and scientists, and arrive at a view of science as an integral part of society, policy, and everyday life. The book begins with an introduction to science and its basic concepts, including a brief and entertaining history of science and scientific discoveries, before taking on current views of science in society. It surveys the many sources of our ideas of science, including pop culture, classics of literature, news media, and political discourse. Much of the information from these sources tends to mislead, and the only way to guard against such misinformation is to become scientifically literate, and promote scientific literacy in society. The book therefore delves into the reasons that so many people do not understand basic scientific principles and do not keep up with scientific breakthroughs, and finishes by examining the current state of science education. It includes many resources for further reading, and is presented in an engaging and entertaining way. It offers much food for thought for anyone concerned with science in today's world."--Back cover of book
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DLC
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Spellman, Frank R
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172
LC item number
.S64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Price-Bayer, Joni
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Information literacy
Label
In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters, Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What is science? -- 2. Why science? -- 3. Science in pop culture -- 4. Alternative sciences -- 5. Good science vs. "feel good" science -- 6. Science, politics, and religion -- 7. Please, no science! I hate math! -- 8. Science is hard work-too hard! -- 9. Science is only for nerds, geeks, and weirdos -- 10. Science education and science careers
Control code
20275752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 205 pages
Isbn
9781605907109
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn649827215
  • (OCoLC)649827215
Label
In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters, Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. What is science? -- 2. Why science? -- 3. Science in pop culture -- 4. Alternative sciences -- 5. Good science vs. "feel good" science -- 6. Science, politics, and religion -- 7. Please, no science! I hate math! -- 8. Science is hard work-too hard! -- 9. Science is only for nerds, geeks, and weirdos -- 10. Science education and science careers
Control code
20275752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 205 pages
Isbn
9781605907109
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn649827215
  • (OCoLC)649827215

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