Science, Cold War and the American state Lloyd V. Berkner and the balance of professional ideals by Allan A. Needell

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Published by Harwood Academic, Smithsonian Institution in Amsterdam, Washington, D.C .

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Subjects:

  • Berkner, Lloyd V. -- 1905-,
  • Scientists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Scientists in government -- United States.,
  • Cold War.,
  • Scientists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Scientists in government -- United States.,
  • Research -- Political aspects -- United States.,
  • Science and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1953-1961.

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StatementAllan A. Needell.
GenreBiography.
SeriesStudies in the history of science, technology and medicine -- v. 10.
ContributionsNational Air and Space Museum.
The Physical Object
Pagination356 p. :
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18157919M
ISBN 10905702621X, 9057026228

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Allan A. Needell earned a B.A. in physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Yale University. From he served as associate historian at the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics, where he had responsibility for a federally funded project to investigate and recommend ways of identifying and preserving documents relating to 3/5(1).

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