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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; David Kaiser
|Notes:||Collection of articles previously published in the journal Isis.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|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.|
This lively and diverse collection of essays chronicles how and why the twentieth century became a period of unprecedented American influence in science, technology, and medicine. Drawing our