Prometheus Bound

Prometheus Bound

by John M. Ziman, John Ziman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521434300

ISBN-13: 9780521434300

Pub. Date: 03/01/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a trenchant analysis of the profound changes that are taking place in the whole scientific enterprise throughout the world. The author does not assume the reader has any technical knowledge of the natural sciences, their history, or politics, and addresses his book to everybody who is concerned about the future of science and its place in society.

Overview

This book is a trenchant analysis of the profound changes that are taking place in the whole scientific enterprise throughout the world. The author does not assume the reader has any technical knowledge of the natural sciences, their history, or politics, and addresses his book to everybody who is concerned about the future of science and its place in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521434300
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
289
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. What is happening to science?; 2. Scientific and technological progress; 3. Sophistication and collectivization; 4. Transition to a new regime; 5. Allocation of resources; 6. Institutional responses to change; 7. Scientific careers; 8. Science without frontiers; 9. Steering through the buzzword blizzard; Further reading.

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