Science in the Twentieth Century
With over forty chapters, written by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume represents the best work in America, Europe, and Asia. Geographical diversity of the authors is reflected in the different perspectives devoted to the subject, and all major disciplinary developments are covered.
There are also sections concerning the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry, the importance of instrumentation, and the cultural influence of scientific modes of thought. Students and professionals will come to appreciate how, and why, science has developed - as with any other human activity, it is subject to the dynamics of society and politics.
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1 Sources of Different Categories of Engineering Knowledge
1 One Century of Science Fiction
Major Institutional Developments
3 Environmental Treaties Relating to Geophysics ISelectedI
1 Nobel Laureates in Structural Organic Chemistry
1 Number of British Nobel Prize Winners
1 The Top Contractors for OSRDSponsored Science in
1 Number of MScMAs and Ph Ds in the Natural Sciences Between
1 Some of the More Important European Organizations for Scientific
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