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The National Academy of Sciences : the first hundred years, 1863-1963

Author: Rexmond C Cochrane
Publisher: Washington : The Academy, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rexmond C Cochrane
ISBN: 0309025184 9780309025188
OCLC Number: 3205550
Description: xv, 694 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 1 The Academy's Antecedents; 3 2 Scientists and Scientific Organizations in Mid-Century America; 4 3 The Incorporation and Organization of the Academy; 5 4 The Government Calls upon the Academy; 6 5 Postbellum Years and the Crisis within the Academy; 7 6 The End of the Nineteenth Century; 8 7 The Academy Marks Its Semicentennial; 9 8 World War I and the Creation of the National Research Council; 10 9 The Research Council's Permanent Status and the Academy's New Home; 11 10 The Twenties: New Horizons in Science; 12 11 The Academy during the Great Depression; 13 12 The New Dealand the Science Advisory Board; 14 13 The Academy in World War II; 15 14 The Postwar Organization of Science; 16 15 The Years between the Wars; 17 16 The Academy in the Fifties--Beginnings of the Space Age; 18 17 Academy Centennial; 19 APPENDIX A Act of Incorporation: National Academy of Sciences; 20 APPENDIX B Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences at the Meeting Held for Organization in the Chapel of the New York University on the 22nd, 23rd,and 24th days of April 1863; 21 APPENDIX C Constitution and By-Laws of the National Academy of Sciences, Adopted January 1864; 22 APPENDIX D Members and Foreign Associates of theNational Academy of Sciences,1863-1963, and Year of Election*; 23 APPENDIX E Officers and Members of the Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1963; 24 APPENDIX F Executive Orders Defining the Duties and Functions of the National Research Council; 25 APPENDI X G Chairmen of the National Research Council; 26 APPENDIX H Executive Secretaries and Executive Officers of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council; 27 APPENDIX I Executive Orders Relating to the Science Advisory Board: Establishment, July 31, 1933; Appointment of Additional Members, May 28, 1934; and Continuation, July 15, 1935; 28 Name Index; 29 Subject Index
Other Titles: First hundred years, 1863-1963
Responsibility: by Rexmond C. Cochrane.
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