Science in the Federal Government A History of Policies and Activities Synopsis
From the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the onset of World War II, Dupree shows how federal involvement in science centered on key national interests--geographical exploration and expansion, agriculture and conservation, medicine, public health, industry and the military. Dupree examines the roles and impact that individuals and institutions such as the Smithsonian and National Academy of Sciences have had on American science.
Science in the Federal Government A History of Policies and Activities Press Reviews
The qualities that made Science in the Federal Government exemplary in 1957 still do so today. The book demonstrates that the history of science can be done as an integral part of political and social history, that the history of institutions need not be narrow and dull if it includes the human dimension of personalities and elites and social relationships. It succeeds admirably in treating technical aspects of science without letting them dominate the central organizational and human themes. Dupree's achievement has been and still is reassuring and inspiring. * Isis *