"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so ...
"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in sociology." Joseph Ben-David, "New York Times Book Review" "The novelty of the approach, the erudition and elegance, and the unusual breadth of vision make this volume one of the most important contributions to sociology in general and to the sociology of science in particular. . . . Merton's Sociology of Science is a magisterial summary of the field." Yehuda Elkana, "American Journal of Sociology" "Merton's work provides a rich feast for any scientist concerned for a genuine understanding of his own professional self. And Merton's industry, integrity, and humility are permanent witnesses to that ethos which he has done so much to define and support." J. R. Ravetz, "American Scientist" "The essays not only exhibit a diverse and penetrating analysis and a deal of historical and contemporary examples, with concrete numerical data, but also make genuinely good reading because of the wit, the liveliness and the rich learning with which Merton writes." Philip Morrison, "Scientific American" "Merton's impact on sociology as a whole has been large, and his impact on the sociology of science has been so momentous that the title of the book is apt, because Merton's writings represent modern sociology of science more than any other single writer." Richard McClintock, "Contemporary Sociology ""
Fair. Jacket shows wear and large tears, Unmarked but exowner's inscription, Front cover hinge crack, Cover has wear, Good as reading copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Very Good Condition. Text appears to be clean. Cover has some wear and corner bumps. Spine is in very good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Education; ISBN: 0226520927. ISBN/EAN: 9780226520926. Inventory No: 1561038676.
Very Good/Very Good. 0226520919 Name stamp on top edge and inside front cover. A little spotting to fore edge and bottom edge. Dust jacket shelf rubbed and a little spotted, scratched in lower right corner of front panel.
Very Good. This is a collection of Merton's influential papers on the sociology of science; an introduction by the editor reviews the history of the field and Merton's seminal contribution to it (white cover with red & pink lettering has slight edge wear, creases on spine; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy; text is completely unmarked)
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