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Science & Civic Life
Museums & Social Issues 4:1 Thematic Issue

ISBN 9781598748239
Published March 31, 2009 by Routledge
142 Pages

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Book Description

This book promotes the idea and the practice of a scientific culture in science museums, art museums, gardens, libraries, coffee houses, school meetings and social gatherings. It encourages common man to think about, use and sometimes contribute to science.

Table of Contents

1.Editor's Note2.Introduction: Exhibits are Not EnoughRobert Garfinkle3.Science in the Obama AdministrationTiffany Lohwater4.Engaging the Public in Public PolicyLarry Bell5.Mind the Gap: Science Museums as Sources of Civic InnovationAlison Kadlec6.Science and Technology Policy and Ethics:What Role Should Science Museums Play?Susanna Priest7.Historical Perspective on Participatory Approaches in Science and TechnologyMartin Lengwiler8.Making Peace with PlutoniumDoug Mercer9.Addressing Climate Change in the AdirondacksStephanie RatcliffeBook Review10.Learning Science in Informal Environments:People, Places, and PursuitsA Report from the National Research CouncilGeorge E. HeinEvent Review11.World Science Festival, New York CityEric SiegelResources12.Jeffrey Acquino

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