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Science in Society: Some Perspectives

Ashok Jain (Editor) Subodh Mahanti (Editor) Yash Pal (Editor)
Synopsis Science in Society: Some Perspectives containing twenty-three articles views science as an integral part of social activity and not as an alienated sub-culture. A distinctive contribution of the book lies in bringing together distinguished specialists from areas as diverse as physics, earth science, philosophy, economics, law, information science, science policy, agriculture and modern biology. The subjects areas covered by the book are: Science and Spirituality; Excellence, Equity and Information Needs in Science Education; Science, Peace and Social Development; Challenge and excitement in Science; Intellectual Property Rights; and Alternative Paradigms of Development.
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About the authors

Ashok Jain

Dr. Ashok Jain, Director, NISTADS, New Delhi is a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Delhi. He has been associated with Kyoto University, Japan; Bristol University, England and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. Besides research papers in physics, Dr. Jain has to his credit several research papers and articles on the theme of Science, Technology and Development. He has been a member of Indian Council of Social Science Research and has served on various committees of the Commonwealth Science Council, UNESCO and other national and international agencies concerned with Management and Planning of S&T. He has been involved in S&T policy formulation exercises in several developing countries.

Subodh Mahanti

Dr. Subodh Mahanti didi his B.Sc. (Honours) from Burdwan University (1976) and M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu Univesity (BHU, 1978). He was awarded National Scolarship for studying his M.Sc. He was awarded BHU Medal for standing first in order of merit in M.Sc. He did his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (1982) from the Department of Chemistry, BHU and subsequently worked in Molecular Biology (1984-1988) at the Unit of Molecular Biology, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU. He worked in the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR). For the last 14 years he has been working in Vigyan Prasar. Besides his research papaers, he has written more than 300 popluar science articles. He has edited/authored/co-authored more than 20 books. Dr. Mahanti has been awarded FIE Foundation National Award (200), NCSTC National Award (2003), Delhi Hindi Academy Award (2006), Dr. Meghnad Saha Award (2005) and Atmaran Puraskar (2007) for his contributions in the field of science Popularisation. Dr. Mahanti is a Fellow of the NCSTC Network.

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Yash Pal

Prof. Yash Pal formerly Chairman, University Grants Commission, New Delhi has been General President of the 77th Indian Science Congress; Secretary, Department of Science and Technology and Director, Space Applications Centre is also well-known for his contributions in the field of particle physics and cosmic rays. Equally well-known are Prof. Yash Pal’s contributions in the field of science, communication and development.

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Bibliographic information

Title Science in Society: Some Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121204585
length xviii+405p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Reference