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Knowledge among men: eleven essays on science, culture, and society commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Smithson.

Author: James Smithson; Paul H Oehser; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: New York, Published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington [1966]
Series: Smithsonian annual, 1.
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Smithsonian Institution.
Knowledge among men: eleven essays on science, culture, and society commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Smithson.
New York, Published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington [1966]
(OCoLC)590694410
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Smithson; Paul H Oehser; Smithsonian Institution.
OCLC Number: 1175621
Description: 191 pages 24 cm.
Contents: The perfectibility of intellect, by J.S. Bruner.--History as the organization of man's memory, by H. Butterfield.--The value of art in an expanding world, by Sir K.M. Clark.--Conservation and man's environment, by I.M. Cowan.--On being a meter and a half long, by G.E. Hutchinson.--Biological and mental evolution, an exercise in analogy, by A. Koestler.--Anthropology: its achievements and future, by C. Lévi-Strauss.--Technics and the nature of man, by L. Mumford.--Physics and man's understanding, by R. Oppenheimer.--Intellectual values and the future, by S.E. Toulmin.--Knowledge and understanding of the physical universe as determinants of man's progress, by F.L. Whipple.
Series Title: Smithsonian annual, 1.
Responsibility: Introd. by S. Dillon Ripley. [Edited and with introds. by Paul H. Oehser].

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