Science, Politics and the Public Good

Essays in Honour of Margaret Gowing

Authors: Rupke, Nicolaas A.

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An exploration of the relationship between scientific ideas, technology, government and politics, demonstrated by examples from the last 150 years, including the birth of the NHS, the Channel Tunnel, radiation protection, the atomic bomb and power, and nuclear power in the US and USSR.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Margaret Gowing: An Appreciation

    Pages 1-6

    Bullock, Lord

  • Science and Government: John Phillips (1800–74) and the Early Ordnance Geological Survey of Britain

    Pages 7-35

    Morrell, Jack

  • Science and the Public Good: George Biddell Airy (1801–92) and the Concept of a Scientific Civil Servant

    Pages 36-62

    Chapman, Allan

  • The Road to Albertopolis: Richard Owen (1804–92) and the Founding of the British Museum of Natural History

    Pages 63-89

    Rupke, Nicolaas A.

  • Sonar, Wireless Telegraphy and the Royal Navy: Scientific Development in a Military Context, 1890–1939

    Pages 90-118

    Hackmann, Willem

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science, Politics and the Public Good
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honour of Margaret Gowing
Authors
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Nicolaas A. Rupke
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-09514-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-09514-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-09516-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 260
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