Science International: A History of the International Council of Scientific Unions

Science International: A History of the International Council of Scientific Unions

by Frank Greenaway
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521580153

ISBN-13: 9780521580151

Pub. Date: 10/24/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This first history of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), an international arena for scientists which survived immense political, economic and social change in the 20th century, shows how scientists learned to collaborate through ICSU on great co-operative projects. These include the International Geophysical Year and the International Biological

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This first history of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), an international arena for scientists which survived immense political, economic and social change in the 20th century, shows how scientists learned to collaborate through ICSU on great co-operative projects. These include the International Geophysical Year and the International Biological Programme, as well as the creation of a global scientific organization directed to the study of the entire planet and prospects for the human race.

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ISBN-13:
9780521580151
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/24/1996
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; 1. International Association of Academies (1899–1914); 2. International Research Council (1919–1931); 3. ICSU: beginning and establishment; 4. ICSU development (1931–1939); 5. ICSU in wartime; 6. A new beginning (1945); 7. ICSU in a post-war world; 8. The free conduct of science; 9. Living machinery: officers and staff; 10. Growth: within science and outwards; 11. ICSU at mid-century; 12. The International Geophysical Year and its heritage; 13. Data and scientific information; 14. World projects and the environment; 15. ICSU and UNESCO; 16. Membership; 17. Ringberg (1985) to Visegrad (1990): self-examination; 18. The road to Rio and beyond; 19. ICSU at the end of a century; Appendices; Notes; Further reading; Index.

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