An introduction to science studies

the philosophical and social aspects of science and technology
  • 203 Pages
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Cambridge University Press , Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York
Science -- Philosophy, Technology -- Philosophy, Science -- Social aspects, Technology -- Social as
StatementJohn Ziman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQ175 .Z53 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 203 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2845754M
ISBN 100521259886
LC Control Number84007830

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