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Bob Dylan, "Cold Irons Bound"

I'm beginning to hear voices and there's no one around
Well, I'm all used up and the fields have turned brown
I went to church on Sunday and she passed by
My love for her is taking such a long time to die

I'm waist deep, waist deep in the mist
It's almost like, almost like I don't exist
I'm twenty miles out of town, in cold irons bound

The walls of pride are high and wide
Can't see over to the other side
It's such a sad thing to see beauty decay
It's sadder still, to feel your heart torn away

One look at you and I'm out of control
Like the universe has swallowed me whole
I'm twenty miles out of town in Cold irons bound

There's too many people, too many to recall
I thought some of 'm were friends of mine; I was wrong about 'm all
Well, the road is rocky and the hillside's mud
Up over my head nothing but clouds of blood

I found my world, found my world in you
But your love just hasn't proved true
I'm twenty miles out of town in cold i…

History of Sci/Tech/Med in 200 Pages or Less...

The "science.culture" series is edited by Steven Shapin and published by the University of Chicago Press.

The titles are each around 200 pages (or less), and each is authored by an unquestioned leader in the field. Very accessible without being at all "dumbed down."

Here they are:
The Scientific Revolution, Steven Shapin, 1996Putting Science in Its Place, David Livingstone, 2003
Human-Built World, Thomas P. Hughes, 2004The Intelligibility of Nature, Peter Dear, 2006I suggest purchasing them at a local independent bookstore or through Powells (Shapin; Livingstone; Hughes; Dear).