ISBN-10:
023111706X
ISBN-13:
9780231117067
Pub. Date:
11/23/2000
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
For Better or for Worse: The Marriage of Science and Government in the United States

For Better or for Worse: The Marriage of Science and Government in the United States

by Alfred Mann

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ISBN-13: 9780231117067
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2000
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alfred K. Mann, professor emeritus of high energy and particle physics at the University of Pennsylvania, worked on the Manhattan Project as a pre-doctorate and has first-hand experience with many of the scientists who developed the first atomic bomb. He received the Rossi prize in astrophysics for participating in the discovery of neutrinos in Supernova 1987A. His book Shadow of a Star tells the story of that discovery.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
List of Tables
xiii
Preface xv
Introduction
1(6)
Love at First Sight: 1939--1945
7(36)
Courtship: 1945--1955
43(56)
Marriage: 1955--1965
99(32)
End of the Honeymoon: 1965--1975
131(20)
Estrangement and Reconciliation: 1975--1985
151(28)
Golden Anniversary: 1985--1995
179(24)
The Future: 2000 and More
203(14)
Notes 217(4)
References 221(4)
Index 225

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A very substantial and significant contribution to the literature on American science and technology policy.

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