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Australian Science in the Making.

Home, Rod [Ed]

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press, 1990
ISBN 10: 0521396409 / ISBN 13: 9780521396400
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Titel: Australian Science in the Making.

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1990

Einband: Soft cover

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xxvii 413p card cover, many illustrations, very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 14671

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Inhaltsangabe: In this 1989 volume the Australian Academy of Science celebrates and assesses two centuries of Australian science. Authors with different fields of interest present a group of general surveys and case studies on the development of scientific understanding and research. Topics cover major historical phases in the development of Australian science, ranging from traditional Aboriginal conceptions of the workings of nature to the directions and priorities of the present day. Among issues the book addresses are the place of science in a colonial society, the relationship between science in isolated Australia and elsewhere, particularly Britain, the impact of war on the Australian scientific community and the shaping of contemporary scientific institutions, including their relationship to the industrial sector. The book is noteworthy for its broad coverage and confirms the place of science in Australia's cultural and institutional history. Australian Science in the Making is a central point of reference on the development and nature of Australian science and a starting point for future study and understanding.

Rezension: 'The book itself is a handsome and high quality production, combining some of the bulk and sheen of the coffee table volume with the compendious footnotes of the doctoral dissertation ? a book to savour.' Australian Book Review

'The (text) concentrates a usable reference to the memorable moments and characters involved in the colourful history of Australia's participation in the scientific world.' The Canberra Times

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