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Science, Values, and the American West brings together twenty intriguing perspectives on the impact of science and technology on the American West. Using the humanities as their guide, the writers in this volume look at the "taming" of the West through science and at the consequences of those efforts.
Several writers approach the topic through analysis of images of the West projected in nineteenth and twentieth century literature, both fiction and nonfiction. Others examine the extraordinary power of science to shape living things, objects, and landscapes toward particular visions of a better life. Several contributors look specifically at the issue of nuclear experimentation and nuclear waste disposal to discuss not only the consequences of science, but to challenge the very processes and procedures of science itself.
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Stephen Tchudi is professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he coordinates the interdisciplinary university seminars program and directs graduate programs in rhetoric and composition. He is author of some forty books for teachers, young people, and the general public, including The English/Language Arts Handbook: Classroom Strategies for Teachers Second Edition (coauthored with Susan Tchudi, Boynton/Cook, 1991). Tchudi is also past president of the National Council of Teachers of English and a member of the National Association for Science, Technology, and Society. He currently edits Halycon, an interdisciplinary humanities journal.
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Book Description Nevada Humanities Committee, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1890591009
Book Description Nevada Humanities Committee, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1890591009