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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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Annotation Historians of the postwar transformation of science have focused largely on the physical sciences, especially the relation of science to the military funding agencies. In Shaping Biology, Toby A. Appel brings attention to the National Science Foundation and federal patronage of the biological sciences. Scientists by training, NSF biologists hoped in the 1950s that the new agency would become the federal  Read more...
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Appel, Toby A., 1945-
Shaping biology.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99089620
(OCoLC)43050289
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toby A Appel
ISBN: 0801873479 9780801873478 080186321X 9780801863219
OCLC Number: 51480820
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 393 pages)
Contents: Tables --
Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Envisioning a Federal Patron for Biology --
Chapter 1 --
Making a Place for Biology at the "Endless Frontier," 1945-1950 --
Chapter 2 --
Fashioning a New Federal Patron for Biology, 1950-1952 --
Chapter 3 --
Expanding and Experimenting in the 1950s --
Chapter 4 --
Government Relations and Policy-making in the Cold War Era --
Chapter 5 --
Competing within a Pluralist Federal Funding System, 1952-1963 --
Chapter 6 --
Funding Individuals and Institutions in the 1960s --
Chapter 7 --
Promoting Big Biology. Chapter 8 --
Allocating Resources to a Divided Science --
Chapter 9 --
Forging New Directions after the Golden Age, 1968-1972 --
Chapter 10 --
End of an Era, 1972-1975 --
Appendix A --
Program Officers, 1951-1975, Division of Biological and Medical Sciences --
Appendix B --
Members of Divisional and Advisory Committees, Biological and Medical Sciences, 1952-1972 --
Notes --
Note on NSF Primary Sources --
Index.
Responsibility: Toby A. Appel.
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