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The Resource The creative moment : how science made itself alien to modern culture, Joseph Schwartz

The creative moment : how science made itself alien to modern culture, Joseph Schwartz

Label
The creative moment : how science made itself alien to modern culture
Title
The creative moment
Title remainder
how science made itself alien to modern culture
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking our present ignorance of science and technology as a symptom of profound cultural malaise, writer and physicist Joseph Schwartz offers a provocative and fascinating look back into the history of science to find out how it progressively lost touch with the rest of society. Acting as a sort of science critic, Schwartz examines a range of great "creative moments," from seventeenth-century Florence and Galileo (whose decision to describe his theories in mathematical language avoided trouble with the Church, but began the trend to number-worship in physics) to Cold Spring Harbor in 1946 and the invention of molecular biology, which ultimately fostered a way of thinking so restrictive that it may now be imperiling the search for an AIDS cure. Why Einstein's relativity theory is so famously arcane, when it ought not to be....Why the bomb-makers of Los Alamos allowed themselves to be manipulated by the military....Why physicists have come up with almost no new ideas since the 1920s....These are the kinds of questions The Creative Moment tackles and illuminates with a freshness and knowledgeability that is the hallmark of a truly new approach to understanding science and technology
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Joseph
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q172.5.C74
LC item number
S34 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability in science
  • Creative ability in technology
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
  • Wissenschaft
  • Entfremdung
  • Kultur
  • Geschichte (1623-1991)
Label
The creative moment : how science made itself alien to modern culture, Joseph Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-242) 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
Control code
24795080
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780060167882
Lccn
91059933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1459596
  • (OCoLC)24795080
Label
The creative moment : how science made itself alien to modern culture, Joseph Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-242) 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
Control code
24795080
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780060167882
Lccn
91059933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1459596
  • (OCoLC)24795080

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