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Master mechanics & wicked wizards : images of the American scientist as hero and villain from colonial times to the present

Author: Glen Scott Allen
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009.
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Offers an examination of how scientists have been portrayed in American culture. This work examines the stereotypes assigned to scientists for what they tell us about America's pride in its  Read more...

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Allen, Glen Scott, 1950-
Master mechanics & wicked wizards.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)607917846
Online version:
Allen, Glen Scott, 1950-
Master mechanics & wicked wizards.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)620851941
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Scott Allen
ISBN: 9781558497023 1558497021 9781558497030 155849703X
OCLC Number: 286422681
Description: 304 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Simon pure amateurs : American scientists of the early nineteenth century --
Sex and the single mad scientist : domesticating scientific passion in nineteenth-century American fiction --
A cabinet of wonders : selling American science in the nineteenth century --
The world of tomorrow : technocracy as utopia in the age of pulps --
The incredible shrinking scientist : how the heroes of Los Alamos became internationalist traitors --
Invaders with Ph. D.'s : aliens, commies, and eggheads in science fiction films of the 1950s --
Fallout : politics and paranoia after the bomb --
Rocket science : (their) Sputniks + (our) dudniks = NASA --
Tom Swift and the cosmic astronauts : pilots, pitchmen, warriors, or mechanics? --
America vs. the evil empire(s) : good astronauts, bad aliens, and the battle for the high frontier --
Looking backward : useful vs. wicked inventing in colonial America --
Déjà vu all over again : fear, funding, and ignorance in contemporary scientific "controversies."
Other Titles: Master mechanics and wicked wizards
Responsibility: Glen Scott Allen.

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