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Science, Cold War and the American state : Lloyd V. Berkner and the balance of professional ideals

Author: Allan A Needell; National Air and Space Museum.
Publisher: Amsterdam : Harwood Academic ; Abingdon : Marston, 2000.
Series: Studies in the history of science, technology and medicine, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the relationship between the development of science and the development of military technology during the Cold War.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: Lloyd V Berkner; Lloyd V Berkner; Lloyd V Berkner; Lloyd V Berkner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan A Needell; National Air and Space Museum.
ISBN: 905702621X 9789057026218 9057026228 9789057026225
OCLC Number: 42955329
Notes: Published in association with the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Description: xi, 404 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Radio, Aviation, and the Origins of a Technocratic Vision --
Mr. Berkner in Washington --
Radio Science and World War II --
Science and Post-war Defense: 1945-49 --
Extending the Partnership: Applying Technocratic Ideas Outside of the Military --
Scientists, Project Troy, and the Direction of Cold War Strategic Planning --
Career Choices and the Korean War Panic of 1950 --
Continental Defense, Secrecy, and the Scientist's Role in National Security Planning --
Stretching the Coalition: Scientists and the Distant Early Warning Line --
Expanding Federal Support of Private Research: The Case of Radio Astronomy --
Berkner and the IGY --
IGY Satellites and the Launch of Sputnik --
Horizons or Limits.
Series Title: Studies in the history of science, technology and medicine, v. 10.
Responsibility: Allan A. Needell.
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"Carefully written and thoroughly researched, Needell's fine study adds a new dimension to our understanding of the relations between science, policy, and the state. Highly recommended.--R.E. Read more...

 
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