Launching Europe: An Ethnography of European Cooperation in Space Science

Launching Europe: An Ethnography of European Cooperation in Space Science

by Stacia E. Zabusky
     
 

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"An important contribution to the growing new subdiscipline of the anthropology of science."—David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"Stacia Zabusky has set herself the difficult task of describing how teams and individuals work together on highly complex and costly technical projects that require the dedicated cooperation of experts drawn from

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"An important contribution to the growing new subdiscipline of the anthropology of science."—David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"Stacia Zabusky has set herself the difficult task of describing how teams and individuals work together on highly complex and costly technical projects that require the dedicated cooperation of experts drawn from diverse national, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. Modern methods of managing such efforts are apparent, but how far have we actually come since the Tower of Babel? That question makes Zabusky's book so universal and interesting."—Martin Harwit, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Historical Studies in the Physical and Sociological Sciences
An amusing as well as a serious examination of a vital issue of international research cooperation.
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"An amusing as well as a serious examination of a vital issue of international research cooperation."Historical Studies in the Physical and Sociological Sciences

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ISBN-13:
9780691029726
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/17/1995
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.71(d)

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Stacia Zabusky has set herself the difficult task of describing how teams and individuals work together on highly complex and costly technical projects that require the dedicated cooperation of experts drawn from diverse national, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. Modern methods of managing such efforts are apparent, but how far have we actually come since the Tower of Babel? That question makes Zabusky's book so universal and interesting.
David Hess
An important contribution to the growing new subdiscipline of the anthropology of science.
David Hess, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Martin Harwit
Stacia Zabusky has set herself the difficult task of describing how teams and individuals work together on highly complex and costly technical projects that require the dedicated cooperation of experts drawn from diverse national, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. Modern methods of managing such efforts are apparent, but how far have we actually come since the Tower of Babel? That question makes Zabusky's book so universal and interesting.
Martin Harwit, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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