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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 340–363.
Published: 23 September 2020
... and concerted international actions possible.3 Although developed for organiza- tions during and after the Cold War, science diplomacy is nothing new. In this paper, I argue that the newly established Belgian state, fashioning itself as a transnational hub for modern ideas, triggered the development...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
... of Science and Technology, ed. John Krige (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2019), 227 53. 4. Zuoyue Wang, Transnational Science during the Cold War, Isis 101 (2010): 367 77. WATAGH I N AND BRAZ I L I AN PHYS I CS , 1 9 3 4 1 9 4 9 | 249 part of the constitution of his identity as a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 209–216.
Published: 02 April 2020
... and manage enormous projects that brought together science, engineering, and the military, and they saved the world from fascism. The Lawrences and Wilsons subsequently leveraged this achievement and their wartime contacts as well as Cold War concern to further the esoteric knowledge that made it all...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 199–208.
Published: 02 April 2020
... need first to understand the details of the many programs that made up exploitation. Then, if we apply our understand- ing of science and technology in this period as deeply multinational (consider the recent volume on Cold War science and technology edited by John Krige and Naomi Oreskes2), we can get...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 259–299.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael J. Barany This paper accounts for the intercontinental elaboration of French mathematician Laurent Schwartz’s theory of distributions in the years immediately following World War II by tracing how mathematicians explained the theory to each other, advanced new interpretations, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 110–122.
Published: 01 February 2018
... that suggests the Cold War never really ended. Perhaps one of the most provocative question that McNeill and Engelke s study raises is whether our political, economic, and cultural institutions, which developed under the relative stability of Holocene conditions, can be flexible enough to adapt to the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 1–41.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., General Theory of Population Genetics: Synthesis in Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 20 (Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1955), 54 59. 5. William D. Hamilton, The Genetical Evolution of Social Behaviour. I Journal of Theoretical Biology 7, no.1 (1964a): 1...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 528–537.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Michael Ruse © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 Andrea Wulf , The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World ( New York : Knopf , 2016 ). xix + 473 pp. ISBN 978-0-385-35066-2 . $30 (hardcover). The Greatest Man Since the Deluge? BY MICHAEL...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (2): 243–251.
Published: 01 April 2016
... Environmental Age, 1960 1990. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2015. ix þ 234 pp., illus., index. ISBN: 978- 1-84893-509-9. $150.00 (hardcover). NAOMI ORESKES and JOHN KRIGE, eds. Science and Technology in the Global Cold War. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2014. ix þ 456 pp., illus., index. ISBN: 978-0-262-02795-3...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (1): 110–118.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., then World War I and the interwar period as Sciences in a World of Conflict then World War II and the Cold War, followed by a section on The Sciences of Our World and a brief concluding discussion. (It s a quibble, but I think Agar s chapter on the long 1960s should be included in his section on...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 805–815.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Howard Brick © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Fred Turner , The Democratic Surround: Multimedia & American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 . 365 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-0-226...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (4): 577–609.
Published: 01 September 2015
... atmospheric science meteorology government science Canada public administration cold-war science environmental science MATTHEW L. WALLACE* A Climate for Science Policy: Constructing Postwar Atmospheric Research in Canada, 1945 1970 ABSTRACT Led by the Meteorological Service of Canada, atmospheric...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (2): 340–347.
Published: 01 April 2015
... adopted by military planners of the Cold War era who sought to apply ecological insights when designing more effective attacks on the Soviet Union and other ideological foes. Hamblin describes the efforts of agencies like the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Agency, the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (1): 206–216.
Published: 01 February 2015
... were politically active on very different levels and in different ways, occupying opposite political and ideological fronts in the Cold War. In the summer of 1950, they clashed over how to handle the Russians and the inter- national control of nuclear weapons. Although he excused the domestic pol...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (1): 115–146.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Indonesia, where he had been a Japanese prisoner of war, was sent for a training period to the Institute of Plant Breeding at Svalo¨f by the Dutch government. There he started working in the chromosome laboratory headed by Levan. When Levan moved to Lund, Tjio, then based at the plant research station Aula...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (5): 435–469.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Germany and Great Britain established new research centers with supercomputers dedicated to climate research. In the United States, national research centers, facing a decline in nuclear weapons research due to the demise of the Cold War, were turning their computational resources to climate modeling...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (4): 364–412.
Published: 01 September 2014
... situations of the twentieth century and the politics of the Cold War.1 In his far-reaching analysis of post World War II American biophysics, Nicolas Rasmussen has outlined compar- ative institutional contexts for the growth of this field in the United States at the University of Chicago, University of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (3): 277–284.
Published: 01 June 2014
...David K. Hecht © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 David A. Kirby . Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema . : MIT Press , 2011 . xiv + 265 pp., illus., index. ISBN: 978-0-262-51870-3 . $16.95 (paper). Matthew Levin . Cold War University...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 April 2014
... spaceflight. While historians have expended great effort to understand the influence of the Cold War in explaining the U.S. space programs, we have done little to recognize that there is much more to the support for human spaceflight than just practicality and Realpolitik. There may be a deeply reli- gious...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (1): 90–98.
Published: 01 February 2014
... critiques of science, while emerging, still had to contend with the growing dominance of American science across numerous fields, with generous sources of funding from a range of Cold War institutions. The venue for Feynman s talk, Caltech, was itself in the midst of rapid transformation, and Feynman had...