`The format of the book is attractive, and its argument provides a fairly accessible ... introductory exposition of topics in the history of science. But given the fairly technical level of the text, it is likely to appeal to scientists rather than to the nonscientists whose confusion about the relationship between science and technology the author has sought to clarify.' Nature
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About the Author
Keith Laidler is Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of the award-winning The World of Physical Chemistry (OUP, 1993).