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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Ocean Science and the British Cold War State

Authors: Robinson, Samuel A.

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  • Offers a detailed account of the role of ocean science in British Cold War politics
  • Explores the relationship between British politics and oceanography within the broader context of national politics and the drive to create international scientific collaborations
  • Looks beyond ocean science to broader questions of how science policy is shaped by and shapes the course of science and of politics  
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About this book

This book focuses on the activities of the scientific staff of the British National Institute of Oceanography during the Cold War. Revealing how issues such as intelligence gathering, environmental surveillance, the identification of ‘enemy science’, along with administrative practice informed and influenced the Institute’s Cold War program. In turn, this program helped shape decisions taken by Government, military and the civil service towards science in post-war Britain. This was not simply a case of government ministers choosing to patronize particular scientists, but a relationship between politics and science that profoundly impacted on the future of ocean science in Britain.

About the authors

Samuel A. Robinson completed a PhD in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Manchester, UK (2015) and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of York, UK, on an AHRC funded project: Unsettling Scientific Stories: Expertise, Narratives, and Future Histories.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Ocean Science and the British Cold War State

    Pages 1-33

    Robinson, Samuel A.

  • Oceanographers at War

    Pages 35-73

    Robinson, Samuel A.

  • De-mobbing Military Oceanography: Post-War Needs of British Science

    Pages 75-111

    Robinson, Samuel A.

  • Collaboration on Defence, Intelligence, and Internationalism During the 1950s

    Pages 113-151

    Robinson, Samuel A.

  • Oceanographers, Surveillance, and Defence Research

    Pages 153-185

    Robinson, Samuel A.

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Softcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ocean Science and the British Cold War State
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73096-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73096-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73095-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10314-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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