In A History of Science in Society, Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful.
The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook brings the narrative right up to the present day by incorporating the COVID-19 pandemic. The edition also adds content on Indigenous and non-western science as well as five new "Connections" case study features, including one on the scientist and poet Omar Khayyam. The text is accompanied by 100 images and maps and a colour insert showing off key moments in the history of science. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students.
About the authors
Andrew Ede is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alberta and the author of The Rise and Decline of Colloid Science in North America, 1900-1935: The Neglected Dimension and The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective.
Lesley B. Cormack is Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Principal, UBC’s Okanagan campus and past dean of arts. Her research interests include history of geography in early modern England, images of empire, and the social context of the scientific revolution. She is the author of Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities, 1580-1620, co-author of A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, and co-editor of Mathematical Practitioners and the Transformation of Natural Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.
Other titles by Andrew Ede
A History of Science in Society, Volume I
From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Third Edition
A History of Science in Society, Volume II
From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, Third Edition
A History of Technology in Society
A History of Science in Society
From Philosophy to Utility, Fourth Edition
A History of Science in Society, 2nd Ed
From Philosophy to Utility