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Science and society in the twentieth century

Author: Wendy R Sherman; Trish Yourst Koontz
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
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Presents a comprehensive reference to understanding how the concepts and principles of science including biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science affected social, cultural, and political events of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy R Sherman; Trish Yourst Koontz
ISBN: 0313322147 9780313322143
OCLC Number: 55146235
Description: xx, 323 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Air-conditioning Improves Our Lives --
Steel and Construction of the Skyscraper --
Caruso's Gramophone Recording --
First Radio Transmission Across the Atlantic --
Second International Peace Conference of 1907: Second Hague Conference --
Oil Exploration --
Upton Sinclair's The jungle --
The Royal Disease --
Wright Brothers' Flight --
Model T Ford --
Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalysis --
North Pole Exploration --
Panama Canal Opens --
Triangle Shirtwaist Fire --
Edison's Talking Movies --
Hello, San Francisco? It's New York Calling --
A New Poison --
National Park Service Founded --
The Prohibition Movement --
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 --
The Titanic Sinks --
The Quantum Atomic Model Is Born --
Wegener Proposes the Theory of Continental Drift --
Holland Tunnel Constructed --
Golden Age of Amusement Parks --
The Birth of Television --
The Battle of Blair Mountain --
Mechanical Food Preservation --
The Power of Penicillin --
Traffic Lights Patented --
Antifreeze Keeps Motorists Moving --
The Tomb of King Tutankhamen --
Mead Pens Coming of Age in Samoa --
Big Bang Theory --
The Tennessee Valley Authority Formed. Hoover Dam Constructed --
The "Golden Era" of Radio --
Electric Guitars Appear on the Musical Scene --
Signals from Space --
Jet Engine Developed --
Radar Technology Put in Place --
Concerns over Air Pollution --
The Dust Bowl --
Electron Microscope Invented --
The Eugenics Program --
The Hindenburg Crashes --
Dobzhansky's Theories of Biology --
Exploring the Subatomic --
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster --
Fire at the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub --
Transistors Change the World of Communications --
The Manhattan Project --
Rubber Shortages --
The Green Revolution --
The Kinsey Report --
Dr. Spock's Baby Book --
Scuba Gear Opens the Oceans to Amateurs --
DNA as Life's Blueprint --
St. Lawrence Seaway Constructed --
Rock-and-Roll Music Moves America's Teenagers --
Sputnik Changes the Game --
Nuclear-powered Submarine Cruises the Depths --
Bikini Atoll Falls Prey to Nuclear Testing --
The Birth of Fast Food --
Polio Vaccine Brings Relief --
Highways to Cross the Country --
Double Helix Unraveled --
Versatile Laser Technology --
"Beam Me Up, Scotty" --
Integrated Circuits --
Helicopters in Vietnam --
Alaskan Oil Discovered and Tapped. Pesticide Use and Silent Spring --
Birth Control Pill Approved for Use --
Moon Landing --
A Mechanism for Continental Drift --
An Idea for Sustainable Development in California --
Star Wars and Cinematic Special Effects --
Microprocessors Invented --
Agent Orange Banned in Vietnam --
Recycling Movement Gains Momentum --
The Controversy over Saccharin --
"Test Tube Baby" Is Born --
Lessening the Environmental Impact of Automobiles --
"Lucy" Fossil Found in Ethiopia --
Restoration of the Statue of Liberty --
Video Games --
Fax Machines --
Star Wars Missile Defense System --
Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Accident --
The African Famine --
The AIDS Crisis --
Space Transportation System: The Space Shuttle --
Cold Fusion and the Nature of Science --
International Space Station --
O.J. Simpson Trial --
The Internet Connects the Globe --
Stealth Fighters in Desert Storm --
Earth Summit Held in Rio de Janeiro --
Dolly the Sheep Is Introduced to the World --
Cigarette Smoking Dangers Admitted --
Air Bags Required in Automobiles --
Human Genome Project.
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