Science, Cold War and the American State: Lloyd v Berkner and the Balance of Professional Ideas (Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine)
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Science, Cold War and the American State

Lloyd v Berkner and the Balance of Professional Ideas (Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine)

By Allan A. Needell

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Format: Hardback, 418 pages
Other Information: 4 halftones, bibliography, index
Published In: Netherlands, 01 January 2000
This book illuminates how Berkner became a model that produced the scientist/advisor/policymaker that helped build post-war America. It does so by providing a detailed account of the personal and professional beliefs of one of the most influential figures in the American scientific community; a figure that helped define the political and social climates that existed in the United States during the Cold War.

Table of Contents

Radio, aviation and the origins of a technocratic vision; Mr. Berkner to Washington; radio science and World War II; science and post-war defence - extending the partnership, 1945-49; extending the partnership - applying technocratic ideas outside of the military; scientists, Project Troy, and the direction of Cold War strategic planning; career choices and the Korean War panic of 1950; continental defense, secrecy, and the scientists's role in national security planning; stretching the coalistion - scientists and the distant early warning line; expanding federal support of private research - the case of radio astronomy; Berkner and the IGY; IGY satellites and the launch of Sputnik; horizons and limits.

EAN: 9789057026218
ISBN: 905702621X
Publisher: Harwood Academic Publishers,The Netherlands
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 centimeters (0.71 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

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"Carefully written and thoroughly researched, Needell's fine study adds a new dimension to our understanding of the relations between science, policy, and the state. Highly recommended.--R.E. Bilstein, emeritus, University of Houston."

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