National Military Establishments and the Advancement of Science and Technology

National Military Establishments and the Advancement of Science and Technology : Studies in 20th Century History

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Historical studies of the role of military agencies and considerations of military power in the promotion of science and technology have burgeoned since the early 1980s. Initially, such studies focused chiefly on the enormous expansion of physical research in the United States in the two decades following the Second World War. More recently it has become clear - and this collection of essays aims to contribute to that recognition - that a decisive influence of military factors upon the development of science and technology is by no means limited to the United States or to that one period. This collection considers a wide range of national military and scientific cultures: Argentina, Britain, France, USA, and, especially, Germany and Spain.
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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 165.6 x 242.8 x 26.7mm | 707.62g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • indices
  • 0792335414
  • 9780792335412

Table of contents

Britannic Overture. British Scientific Intellectuals and the Relations of Science, Technology and War; D.E.H. Edgerton. Mainly in Germany. Telephone Technology and its Interaction with Science and the Military, ca. 1900-1930; H. Kragh. Theoretical Physicists at War: An Eco-Biographical Study from the Sommerfeld School; M. Eckert. Mathematics and War: Germany, 1900-1945; H. Mehrtens. Three Latin Countries. On the Military and the Exact Sciences in France; L. Pyenson. Army and Science in Argentina: 1850-1950; E.L. Ortiz. Nuclear Energy in Spain: From Hiroshima to the Sixties; J. Ordonez, J.M. Sanchez-Ron. In the United States. The Tools of Science: Radio, Rockets, and the Science of Naval Warfare; B. Hevly. The Military Origins of the Space Sciences in the American V-2 Era; D.H. DeVorkin. Into Quantum Electronics: The Maser as "Gadget" of Cold-War America; P. Forman.
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