By Jane Moriarty
October 19, 2001
Whether the accused is competent to stand trial, whether the plaintiff is competent to accuse, or whether a witness is competent to testify has had a long legal history. Such questions draw legal reasoning into areas of ethical reflection and scientific debate deeply rooted in the moral history of ...
By John Lankford
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This Encyclopedia traces the history of the oldest science from the ancient world to the space age in over 300 entries by leading experts....
By Robert Bud, Deborah Warner
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This authoritative reference covers 325 scientific instruments ranging from antiquity to the present, and from the mundane to the highly sophisticated. Entries explain how they work and trace their invention, development, distribution and use. Fully illustrated and complete with bibliographies, ...