Controversies in Science and Technology v. 1; From Maize to Menopause

Controversies in Science and Technology v. 1; From Maize to Menopause


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Written for general readers, teachers, journalists, and policymakers, this volume explores four controversial topics in science and technology, with commentaries from scientists and experts in such fields as sociology, religion, law, ethics, and politics: Antibiotics on the Farm and in Our Food; Genetically Modified Crops and Gene Flow: the science of genetic modification, genetic diversity, agricultural biotech and the environment, corporate patents and farmers' rights; Women, Hormone Replacement Theory, and Menopause: the history of hormone replacement therapy, the medicalization of menopause, clinical practice; Smallpox, Bioterrorism, and Public Health: historical and medical overview of smallpox, the Emergency Health Powers Act, the war on bioterrorism, public resistance vs. cooperation.

About Author

Daniel Lee Kleinman is associate professor in the department of rural sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Politics on the Endless Frontier and editor of Science, Technology, and Democracy.

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  • ISBN13: 9780299203948
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780299203948
  • ISBN10: 0299203948

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