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Science and Technology in the Global Cold War.

Author: Naomi Oreskes; John Krige
Publisher: Cumberland : MIT Press, The, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. These changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also research in agriculture, biomedicine, computer science, ecology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oreskes, Naomi.
Science and Technology in the Global Cold War.
Cumberland : MIT Press, The, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Oreskes; John Krige
ISBN: 9780262326117 0262326116
OCLC Number: 1024283381
Description: 1 online resource (467 pages)

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The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. These changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also research in agriculture, biomedicine, computer science, ecology, meteorology, and other fields. This volume examines science and technology in the context of the Cold War, considering whether the new institutions and institutional arrangements that.

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