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Science and the American century : readings from Isis

Author: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; David Kaiser
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Suitable for scholars and students of American history, and for scientists and others who want to better understand modern science and science in America, this title offers the significant  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; David Kaiser
ISBN: 9780226925141 0226925145
OCLC Number: 806993673
Notes: Collection of articles previously published in the journal Isis.
Description: vi, 476 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Local knowledge, environmental politics, and the founding of ecology in the United States : Stephen Forbes and "The lake as a microcosm" (1887) / Daniel W. Schneider --
The beauty and menace of the Japanese cherry trees : conflicting visions of American ecological independence / Philip J. Pauly --
Fabricating authenticity : modeling a whale at the American Museum of Natural History, 1906-1974 / Michael Rossi --
Nature's agents or agents of empire? : entomological workers and environmental change during the construction of the Panama Canal / Paul S. Sutter --
The fire ant wars : nature and science in the pesticide controversies of the late twentieth century / Joshua Blu Buhs --
Patenting the bomb : nuclear weapons, intellectual property, and technological control / Alex Wellerstein --
Nuclear democracy : political engagement, pedagogical reform, and particle physics in postwar America / David Kaiser --
Amateur scientists, the International Geophysical Year, and the ambitions of Fred Whipple / W. Patrick McCray --
"Industrial Versailles" : Eero Saarinen's corporate campuses for GM, IBM, and AT & T / Scott G. Knowles and Stuart W. Leslie --
Rethinking big science : modest, mezzo, grand science and the development of the Bevalac, 1971-1993 / Catherine Westfall --
Families made by science : Arnold Gesell and the technologies of modern child adoption / Ellen Herman --
Blind law and powerless science : the American Jewish Congress, the NAACP, and the scientific case against discrimination, 1945-1950 / John P. Jackson, Jr. --
Visions of a cure : visualization, clinical trials, and controversies in cardiac therapeutics, 1968-1998 / David S. Jones --
Making dollars out of DNA : the first major patent in biotechnology and the commercialization of molecular biology, 1974-1980 / Sally Smith Hughes --
The polonium brief : a hidden history of cancer, radiation, and the tobacco industry / Brianna Rego.
Other Titles: Isis (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Sally Gregory Kohlstedt and David Kaiser.


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