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Title: Science In the Cause of Man
Author: Gerard Piel
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Hard Cover w/Jacket
Publication Year: 1961
Used Condition: tight binding, clean text, not price clipped, not ex-library, name of previous owner on end page, edge worn dust jacket protected in new archival Brodart cover
Synopsis (from dust jacket):
The distinguished publisher of Scientific American discusses the shibboleth of the "two cultures" in the light of the scientific revolution and science's historic role in the humanist tradition.
In general the book discusses the history of science, the role of technology, the problem of education, technical and public, the revolution in man's labor, the problem of disarmament, the dollars and cents of abundance and under-development, the problems of peace, population, resources, and survival. Mr. Piel's insights are spiced with wit and irony, and reflect the ideas of an informed man, a lively, original, and eager mind, and a generous public spirit reminiscent of the time when the Owl of Athens was the symbol of the highest humanist tradition.