The Future Is Now: Science and Technology Policy in America Since 1950
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BeschreibungPresents case studies that highlight crucial policy patterns, shifts in emphasis, and debates over future directions of US science and technology policy. This work demonstrates that biotechnology, robotics, nanotechnology, and information science have also become potent policy choices, impacting diverse areas of society.
PortraitAlan I Marcus (Mississippi State, MS) is professor of history and head of the history department at Mississippi State University and the author or coauthor of seven books, including Technology in America: A Brief History.
Amy Sue Bix (Ames, IA) is associate professor of history at Iowa State University and the author of Inventing Ourselves Out of Jobs?: America's Debate over Technological Unemployment, 1929-1981, as well as numerous articles in history of technology, medicine, and science.
Pressestimmen"In the past half century, science and technology policy have become part of general politics in the United States and vice versa. This book shows how and why they converged. It manages the feat of being a comprehensive introductory text and also a provocative analysis that will engage scholars and general readers alike."
Bern Dibner Professor of the History of Science and Technology
President, Society for the History of Technology Program
in Science, Technology, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author of Retooling: A Historian Confronts Technological Change
"From the Cold War to cold fusion and beyond, this highly readable and insightful primer describes how the government came to depend on scientists and technologists--and how scientists came to depend on the government."
Professor at Virginia Tech
Author of Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HUMANITY BOOKS
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2007
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten