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Harper Collins, New York - first edition ISBN:0060167882, 1992. Hardcover, 9½" x 6¼", with dust jacket. Ours is an ex-library copy in transparent protective covering, with usual stamps, stickers, barcode etc. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD price-clipped dj. Blue cloth-bound boards with silver type to spine, extensive Notes and Sources (35 pages), and Index. Taking our present ignorance of science and technology as a syptom of profound cultural malaise, writer and physicist Joseph Schwartz offers a provocative and fasconating look back into the history of science to find out how it progressively lost touch with the rest of society. He examines a range of "great moments" from the seventeenth century to Cold Spring Harbor in 1946, etc. He ponders, among many other questions, "Why physicists have come up with almost no new ideas since the 1920s?