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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

The Surveillance Imperative

Geosciences during the Cold War and Beyond

Authors: Turchetti, S., Roberts, P.

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About this book

Surveillance is a key notion for understanding power and control in the modern world, but it has been curiously neglected by historians of science and technology. Using the overarching concept of the "surveillance imperative," this collection of essays offers a new window on the evolution of the environmental sciences during and after the Cold War.

About the authors

Matthew Adamson, McDaniel College, Hungary Soraya Boudia, University Paris-Est, Marne la Vallée, France Lino Camprubí, University Autónoma of Barcelona, Spain Roberto Cantoni, University of Manchester, UK James R. Fleming, Colby College, USA Sebastian Grevsmühl, UPMC, France Néstor Herran, UPMC, France Roger Launius, Smithsonian Institution, USA Robert Poole, University of Central Lancashire, UK Sam Robinson, CHSTM, University of Manchester, UK

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“Individual essays could be useful assigned reading in advanced university courses in history of science, technology, and the Cold War … . Academic historians and policy analysts will find in this text a trove of information about the remarkably expansive use of planetary science data during the Cold War and valuable context for the current, politically charged debate over big data surveillance that represents the legacy of these earlier programs.” (Lisa Ruth Rand, Quest, Vol. 23 (1), 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Turchetti, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • From the Ground Up: Uranium Surveillance and Atomic Energy in Western Europe

    Adamson, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 23-44

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  • Underground and Underwater: Oil Security in France and Britain during the Cold War

    Cantoni, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 45-66

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  • “Unscare” and Conceal: The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation and the Origin of International Radiation Monitoring

    Herran, Néstor

    Pages 69-84

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  • “In God We Trust, All Others We Monitor”: Seismology, Surveillance, and the Test Ban Negotiations

    Turchetti, Simone

    Pages 85-102

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eBook 66,99 €
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Hardcover 89,66 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 84,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-49407-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Surveillance Imperative
Book Subtitle
Geosciences during the Cold War and Beyond
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Simone Turchetti and Peder Roberts
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43874-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137438744
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43872-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49407-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations
Topics