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Shaping biology : the National Science Foundation and American biological research, 1945-1975

Author: Toby A Appel
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.
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"In this NSF-funded study, Appel explores how the agency developed, how it worked, and what difference it made in shaping modern biology in the United States. Based on formerly untapped archival sources as well as on interviews of participants, and building upon prior historical literature, Shaping Biology covers new ground and raises significant issues for further research on postwar biology and on federal funding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toby A Appel
ISBN: 080186321X 9780801863219
OCLC Number: 43050289
Description: xii, 393 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Envisioning a Federal Patron for Biology --
Making a Place for Biology at the "Endless Frontier," 1945-1950 --
Fashioning a New Federal Patron for Biology, 1950-1952 --
Expanding and Experimenting in the 1950s --
Government Relations and Policy-making in the Cold War Era --
Competing Within a Pluralist Federal Funding System, 1952-1963 --
Funding Individuals and Institutions in the 1960s: Opportunities and Constraints --
Promoting Big Biology: Biotrons, Boats, and National Biological Laboratories --
Allocating Resources to a Divided Science: The "New" and the "Old" in Biology --
Forging New Directions after the Golden Age, 1968-1972 --
End of an Era, 1972-1975 --
Program Officers, 1951-1975, Division of Biological and Medical Sciences --
Members of Divisional and Advisory Committees, Biological and Medical Sciences, 1952-1972.
Responsibility: Toby A. Appel.
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