Intersections: Readings In The Sciences And Humanities

Paperback | November 8, 2004

bySteven Scott, Don Perkins, Erika Rothwell

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This collection crosses several boundaries: between genders, among countries, and between science and technology and the humanities. Over 50 essays deal with topics including biology, natural history, chemistry, computers, women’s issues, engineering, business, economics, technology, scientific ethics, language, communication, and manners and morals. Among the essays are both widely acknowledged classics and newer pieces by younger writers.

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This collection crosses several boundaries: between genders, among countries, and between science and technology and the humanities. Over 50 essays deal with topics including biology, natural history, chemistry, computers, women’s issues, engineering, business, economics, technology, scientific ethics, language, communication, and mann...

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This collection crosses several boundaries: between genders, among countries, and between science and technology and the humanities. Over 50 essays deal with topics including biology, natural history, chemistry, computers, women’s issues, engineering, business, economics, technology, scientific ethics, language, communication, and mann...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.85 inPublished:November 8, 2004Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131245279

ISBN - 13:9780131245273

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Table of Contents



Table of contents (alphabetical by author)


New readings are indicated in bold - 16 in total

1 de Balzac, Honore - The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee

2 Begley, Sharon - From Both Sides Now

3 Belsie, Laurent - The Short, Simple Human Genome Map

4 Carson, Rachel - A Fable for Tomorrow

5 Cuff, John Haslett - Eat Your Hearts Out Cinephiles, The Tube is Where It’s At

6 Darwin, Charles - Excerpt from The Origin of Species

7 Davies, Paul - Doomsday

8 Dillard, Annie - The Writing Life

9 Einstein, Albert - How I Created the Theory of Relativity

10 Furlong, Jan - Straight Talk at the Parakeet Café

11 Goodman, Alan - Bred in the Bone?

12 Gould, Stephen Jay - The Monster’s Human Nature

13 Hardison Jr., O.B. - Charles Darwin’s Tree of Life

14 Harris, Charles - Explaining Disasters

15 Heisenberg, Werner - What Is an Elementary Particle?

16 Ignatieff, Michael - Myth and Malevolence

17 Ingram, Jay - The Atom’s Image Problem

18 Kahn, Axel - Clone Mammals... Clone Man?

19 Karp, Walter - Why Johnny Can’t Think

20 Klass, Perri - India

21 Kuhn, Thomas S. - The Route to Normal Science

22 Lapham, Lewis H. - Sense and Sensibility

23 Leacock, Stephen - A, B, and C: The Human Element in Mathematics.

24 McConnell, Rick - Beginning to Understand the Beginning

25 Mitford, Jessica - Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain

26 Oates, Joyce Carol - State-of-the-Art Car: The Ferrari Testarossa

27 Orwell, George - Shooting an Elephant

28 Ozick, Cynthia - Crocodiled Moats in the Kingdom of Letters

29 Petroski, Henry - Lessons from Play; Lessons from Life

30 Pinker, Steven - Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

31 Pringle, Heather - The Way We Woo

32 Romano, John - Coming Home to Television

33 Rose, Hilary - Marie Curie and Mileva Einstein Maric

34 Ruskin, John - The English Villa - Principles of Composition

35 Sacks, Oliver - The Island of the Colorblind

36 Selzer, Richard - A Mask on the Face of Death

37 Suzuki, David - The Road from Rio

38 Swift, Jonathan - A Modest Proposal

39 Thoreau, Henry David - The Ponds from Walden

40 Turing, A.M. - Computing Machinery and Intelligence

41 Turkle, Sherry - Ghosts in the Machine

42 Visser, Margaret - Knife, Forks, Spoons

43 Wa, Gisday - The Address of the Chiefs

44 Watson, J.D. and Crick, F.H. - Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid

45 Wilmut et al, Ian - Viable Offspring Derived from Fetal and Adult Mammalian Cells

46 Wilson, Elizabeth - Bitten by the Space Bug

47 Winn, Marie - A Defense of Reading

48 Xi, Xu - Don’t Rock the Sampan

49 Zorpette, Glenn - How Iraq Reverse-Engineered the Bomb




Appendix A: Dene, Joyce - Waniska Nosim

Appendix B: Grekul, Lisa - Putting Self-Help Leviathans and Oracles to Sleep

Appendix C: Gust, Robert/Turner, Chris/Karl, Peter/Koehn, Scott - Detection of Landmines: A Technical Report for a Course in Mechanical Engineering

Alternative TOC 2 (Thematic)

Alternative TOC 3 (Stylistic/Rhetorical)

Glossary

Title Index

Date Index