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The Genesis of Technoscientific Revolutions

Rethinking the Nature and Nurture of Research

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674251854

Publication Date: 11/30/2021


248 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 photo, 20 illus.


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Technoscientific Method: Science, Technology, and Their Coevolution
    • 1.1. The Repositories of Technoscientific Knowledge: S and T
    • 1.2. The Growth of Technoscientific Knowledge: and
    • 1.3. Cycles of and : The Transistor and the Maser / Laser
    • 1.4. Recapitulation
  • 2.The Intricate Dance of Question-and-Answer Finding
    • 2.1. Networks of Questions and Answers: Q and A
    • 2.2. Finding New Questions and Answers: and Ȧ
    • 2.3. Cycles of and Ȧ: Special Relativity and the iPhone
    • 2.4. Recapitulation
  • 3. The Punctuated Equilibria of Knowledge Evolution: Surprise and Consolidation
    • 3.1. Paradigms as Mediators of Surprise and Consolidation
    • 3.2. Surprise Spawns Consolidation Spawns Surprise
    • 3.3. Cycles of Surprise and Consolidation: Artificial Lighting
    • 3.4. Recapitulation
  • 4. Guiding Principles for Nurturing Research
    • 4.1. Align Organization, Funding, and Governance for Research
    • 4.2. Embrace a Culture of Holistic Technoscientific Exploration
    • 4.3. Nurture People with Care and Accountability
    • 4.4. Recapitulation
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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