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Science,Technology, and Society
  • Format
  • Authored by: Katherine Cullen, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Pioneers In Science
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816054681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5468-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2005
  • Dewey Number: 509
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 192


Science, technology, and society is among the fastest-growing subjects taught on college campuses today. The study of the interactions of these three elements, STS looks at how science and technology affect society, both as individuals and as a whole. People in fields such as the media, the military, and biotechnology all benefit from the study of STS. From the development of the first atomic weapons to in vitro fertilization to cloning, Science, Technology, and Society looks at 10 pioneers who have changed the way society views science and technology forever. Each chapter contains relevant information on the scientist's childhood, research, discoveries, and lasting contributions to the field and concludes with a chronology and a list of print and Internet references specific to that individual.

Entries include:

  • Sir Frederick Banting
  • Rachel Carson
  • Marie Curie
  • Guglielmo Marconi
  • Kary Mullis
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Louis Pasteur
  • William Shockley
  • Patrick C. Steptoe
  • Ian Wilmut.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Appendixes. Glossary. Further reading. Chapter-specific chronologies. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

Katherine Cullen, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University. She has also taught science and trained teachers for Kaplan Educational Services. In 2002 she initiated and coordinated for undergraduate science majors a training program in biomedical research. Cullen acted as abridgement editor for four Schaum’s Easy Outlines: Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Beginning Chemistry.

Reviews and Awards

“...[a] concise, informative introduction.”

"...a fine addition to the library of any school or home where the study of science is valued."
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