Book ID: CBB000078974

Science in the 20th century (1997)


Krige, John G. (Editor)
Pestre, Dominique (Editor)

Harwood Academic

Publication Date: 1997
Physical Details: xxxv + 941 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Contents: Dennis, Michael Aaron: Historiography of science: An American perspective. Schaffer, Simon: What is science? W. Faulkner, E.A. Kerr: On seeing Brockenspectres: Sex and gender in twentieth-century science. Pestre, Dominique: Science, political power and the state. Bonneuil, Christophe: Crafting and disciplining the tropics: Plant science in the French colonies. Porter, Theodore M.: The management of society by numbers. Cohen, Yves: Scientific management and the production process. Cozzens, Susan E.: The discovery of growth: Statistical glimpses of 20th-century science. Pavitt, Keith: Academic research, technical change and government policy. Geiger, Roger L.: Science and the university: Patterns from the US experience in the 20th century. Mendelsohn, Everett: Science, scientists and the military. Carlson, W. Bernard: Innovation and the modern corporation: From heroic invention to industrial science. L. Galambos, J.L. Sturchio: The transformation of the pharmaceutical industry in the 20th century. Collett, John Peter: The history of electronics: From vacuum tubes to transistors. Berkhout, Frans: Science in public policy: A history of high-level radioactive waste management. Kevles, Daniel J.: From eugenics to genetic manipulation. Bensaude Vincent, Bernadette: In the name of science. K. Steinmüller: Science fiction and science in the 20th century. Kemp, Martin: Seeing and picturing: Visual representation in 20th-century science. Doel, Ronald E.: The earth sciences and geophysics. Kingsland, Sharon: Neo-Darwinism and natural history. Lawrence, Christopher: Clinical research. I. Löwy: Cancer: The century of the transformed cell. Moulin, Anne Marie: A science “dans le siecle”: Immunology or the science of boundaries. Abir-Am, Pnina G.: The molecular transformation of 20th-century biology. Kamminga, Harmke: Biochemistry, molecules and macromolecules. Furukawa, Yasu: Polymer chemistry. Nye, Mary Jo: Atomic and molecular science 1900-1960. Hoddeson, Lillian: Solid state science. Schweber, Silvan S.: From “elementary” to “fundamental” particles. Mahoney, Michael S.: Computer science: The search for a mathematical theory. Hufbauer, Karl: Astronomy. Dahan Dalmedico, Amy: Mathematics in the 20th century. Galison, Peter: Material culture, theoretical culture and delocalization. Gaudilliere, Jean-Paul: Biologists at work: Experimental practices in the 20th-century life sciences. Fitzgerald, Deborah: Mastering nature and yeoman: Agricultural science in the 20th century. P.J.T. Morris, A.S. Travis: The role of physical instrumentation in structural organic chemistry. Brenni, Paolo: Physics instruments in the 20th century. Edgerton, David: Science in the United Kingdom: A study in the nationalization of science. Krementsov, Nikolai: Russian science in the 20th century. Walker, Mark: 20th-century German science: Institutional innovation and adaptation. Owens, Larry: Science in the United States. Vessuri, Hebe M.C.: Science in Latin America. D. Raina, A. Jain: Big science and the university in India. Bartholomew, James R.: Science in 20th-century Japan. Krige, John: The politics of European scientific collaboration.

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