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
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

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
1International Association of Academies (1899-1914)1
2International Research Council (1919-1931)19
3ICSU: beginning and establishment33
4ICSU development (1931-1939)42
5ICSU in wartime60
6A new beginning (1945)71
7ICSU in a post-war world82
8The free conduct of science93
9Living machinery: officers and staff109
10Growth: within science and outwards127
11ICSU at mid century138
12The International Geophysical Year and its heritage149
13Data and scientific information160
14World projects and the environment172
15ICSU and UNESCO183
16Membership190
17Ringberg (1985) to Visegrad (1990): self-examination202
18The road to Rio and beyond212
19ICSU at the end of a century228
App. 1Acronyms233
App. 2Administration, management, history, finance237
Notes252
Further reading268
Index270

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