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Science under control : the French Academy of Sciences, 1795-1914

Author: Maurice P Crosland
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines French science in the 19th Century under the auspices of the French Academy of Sciences.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice P Crosland
ISBN: 0521413737 9780521413732
OCLC Number: 24213666
Description: xvii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Science in France; 2. The structure of the Academy; 3. The functioning of the Academy: some possible roles; 4. Science divided: the sections; 5. The Academicians; 6. Elections: 'green fever'; 7. Registration, judgement and reward; 8. The printed word; 9. The Academy under Government control; 10. Outsiders: the scientific fringe and the public; 11. The international context; 12. The control of the Academy of Science.
Responsibility: Maurice Crosland.
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