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Competing with the Soviets : science, technology, and the state in Cold War America

Author: Audra J Wolfe
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Series: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
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Examining the surrogate battlefield of scientific achievement in fields such as urban planning, biology, and economics, this title explains how defense-driven federal investments created vast  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audra J Wolfe
ISBN: 9781421407692 9781421407715 1421407698 142140771X
OCLC Number: 793339974
Description: viii, 166 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The atomic age --
The military-industrial complex --
Big science --
Hearts and minds and markets --
Science and the general welfare --
The race to the moon --
The end of consensus --
Cold War redux.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
Responsibility: Audra J. Wolfe.

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