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From knowledge to power : the rise of the science empire in France, 1860-1939

Author: Harry W Paul
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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France has played a pivotal role in the development of modern science. Especially striking and controversial has been the way in which the state has organized scientific endeavor. From Knowledge to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry W Paul
ISBN: 0521265045 9780521265041
OCLC Number: 11523475
Description: ix, 415 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. From second empire to third republic: the great scientific mutation; 2. Fata morgana: positivism in nineteenth-century French biology; 3. Biology in the University: the success of marine biology leads but to paradigm lost; 4. The industrial connection of University science; 5. Science in agriculture: an increasing role in the new land of plenty; 6. Science in the catholic universities; 7. Scientific publication: the flood of monographs, books, and journals unleashed by the new research imperative in schools and societies; 8. Science funding in the twentieth century: laying the foundations of the science empire; 9. The denouement of the 1930s: a new scientific function for the state; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Harry W. Paul.
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