Science and Power by Federico Mayor

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Science is the most powerful tool of the twentieth century, but is its influence properly harnessed? As physicists explore the fundamental nature of matter and molecular biologists uncover the very nature of life, many people feel threatened. This book examines the often-difficult relationship between scientists, looks at the history of this relationship, where it stand today, and what needs to be done to ensure that science is used in the future for the greatest good of the greatest number.

By Federico Mayor and Augusto Forti with contributions by R. Daudel, F. Ferrarotti, G. Huber and A. King. Edited by Nigel Howkes. Preface by I.Prigogine.


About Federico Mayor

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Federico Mayor is outgoing Director General of UNESCO. Jerome Binde is Director of UNESCO's Analysis and Forecasting Office. Hawkes is a science correspondent for The Times newspaper in London. He has written several books for children.
Published May 1, 1995 by Unesco. 176 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math.