The Scientific Enterprise in America: Readings from Isis / Edition 1

The Scientific Enterprise in America: Readings from Isis / Edition 1

by Ronald L. Numbers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226608387

ISBN-13: 9780226608389

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals

This collection of sixteen essays on the history of science in America ranges chronologically from the early nineteenth century to the present. The essays reflect the ever-broadening scope of the discipline: from the pursuit of science in elite academic, industrial, and governmental settings to science at home and in the movies. Such timely issues as women and science…  See more details below

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This collection of sixteen essays on the history of science in America ranges chronologically from the early nineteenth century to the present. The essays reflect the ever-broadening scope of the discipline: from the pursuit of science in elite academic, industrial, and governmental settings to science at home and in the movies. Such timely issues as women and science, the ethics of science, and the bomb are examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226608389
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press Journals
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Science in American Society: A Generation of Historical Debate, with Headnote and Afterword2
The Process of Professionalization in America Science: The Emergent Period, 1820-186021
The Dilemmas of Science in the United States: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U.S. Coast Survey37
Parlors, Primers, and Public Schooling: Education for Science in Nineteenth-Century America61
Sources of Misconception on the Role of Science in the Nineteenth-Century American College83
The Ph.D. Machine: Building on the Collegiate Base98
"Women's Work" in Science, 1880-1910123
Mathematics and the Physical Sciences in America, 1880-1930141
The Development of High School Biology: New York City, 1900-1925160
Ionists in Industry: Physical Chemistry at General Electric, 1900-1915187
Cinematic Nature: Hollywood Technology, Popular Culture, and the American Museum of Natural History203
Political Animals: The Shaping of Biomedical Research Literature in Twentieth-Century America228
MIT and the Federal "Angel": Academic R & D and Federal-Private Cooperation before World War II247
Inventing a Climate of Opinion: Vannevar Bush and the Decision to Build the Bomb273
The National Science Foundation and the Debate over Postwar Research Policy, 1942-1945: A Political Interpretation of Science - The Endless Frontier297
Science as a Weapon in Kulturkampfe in the United States During and After World War II320
Appendix: Isis Articles on American Science, 1912-1995335
Contributors and Editors341

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