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The establishment of science in America : 150 years of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Author: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; Michael M Sokal; Bruce V Lewenstein; American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1999.
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"This comprehensive history of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest and most significant general organization of scientists in America, provides a unique window on the development of science in the United States during the past 150 years."--BOOK JACKET. "The Establishment of Science in America traces the evolution of the role of scientists in American society, public attitudes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; Michael M Sokal; Bruce V Lewenstein; American Association for the Advancement of Science.
ISBN: 0813527058 9780813527055
OCLC Number: 40848516
Description: xiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Stephen Jay Gould --
Introduction: AAAS narrative history / Keith Benson, Jane Maienschein --
Creating a forum for science: AAAS in the nineteenth century / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt --
Promoting science in a new century: the middle years of the AAAS / Michael M. Sokal --
Shifting science from people to programs: AAAS in the Postwar years / Bruce V. Lewenstein --
The Arden House Statement --
Administrative Officers, 1848-1996 --
AAAS membership --
AAAS meetings and presidents.
Responsibility: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Michael M. Sokal, Bruce V. Lewenstein.

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A history of the American Association for the Advancement of Science providing insight into the development of science in the USA in the last 150 years. This work covers matters such as scientists'  Read more...

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