ISBN-10:
0521413737
ISBN-13:
9780521413732
Pub. Date:
03/12/1992
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Science under Control: The French Academy of Sciences, 1795-1914

Science under Control: The French Academy of Sciences, 1795-1914

by Maurice Crosland

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ISBN-13: 9780521413732
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/12/1992
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

1. Science in France; 2. The structure of the Academy; 3. The functioning of the Academy: some possible roles; 4. Science divided: the sections; 5. The Academicians; 6. Elections: 'green fever'; 7. Registration, judgement and reward; 8. The printed word; 9. The Academy under Government control; 10. Outsiders: the scientific fringe and the public; 11. The international context; 12. The control of the Academy of Science.

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