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Galileo in Pittsburgh

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674051034

Publication Date: 03/15/2010


168 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • What This Book Is About
  • I. Education
    • 1. Socialism in One (Indian) Nation
    • 2. David Koresh Middle School: Observations on Education in America
    • 3. The Computer in the Classroom
    • 4. Cosmic Censorship
  • II. The Environment
    • 5. The Greatest Chemical Engineer There Ever Was: A Cautionary Tale
    • 6. Galileo in Pittsburgh
    • 7. Bert’s Buick: A Conversation on Climate Change
    • 8. Sacrifice of the Lawn
  • III. Science?
    • 9. John Henry at NASA
    • 10. Total Information Awareness
    • 11. In and Out of Freud’s Shadow
    • 12. What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate
    • 13. Where Software Goes to Die
  • Suggested Reading
  • Index

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