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The Resource The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, martians, and marauding meteors, James T. Bennett, (electronic book)

The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, martians, and marauding meteors, James T. Bennett, (electronic book)

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The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, martians, and marauding meteors
Title
The doomsday lobby
Title remainder
hype and panic from Sputniks, martians, and marauding meteors
Statement of responsibility
James T. Bennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Federal patronage of science was never contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, but they did seek to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Art" by granting inventors patent rights. However, direct subvention to scientists and scientific organizations was not considered appropriate activity of the central government. In the 19th Century, American science was funded almost entirely through private investors. Since WWII, however, the federal government has become the primary patron of American science. From the race-to-space in the 1950s to current furor over global warmin
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Bennett, James T
Dewey number
338.973/06
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.U6
LC item number
B46 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Science and state
Label
The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, martians, and marauding meteors, James T. Bennett, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Doomsday Lobby; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview; Chapter 2: American Science before the Bomb; Chapter 3: Dr. Bush Fathers a Foundation; Chapter 4: Oh Sputnik! How the Educationists Prospered from a Russian Satellite; Chapter 5: To Mars! (But Why?); Chapter 6: The Chicken Littles of Big Science; or, Here Come the Killer Asteroids!; Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Only Way to Keep the Sky from Falling Is ... ; Index
Control code
SPR676697707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 205 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441966858
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The doomsday lobby : hype and panic from Sputniks, martians, and marauding meteors, James T. Bennett, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The Doomsday Lobby; Copyright; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview; Chapter 2: American Science before the Bomb; Chapter 3: Dr. Bush Fathers a Foundation; Chapter 4: Oh Sputnik! How the Educationists Prospered from a Russian Satellite; Chapter 5: To Mars! (But Why?); Chapter 6: The Chicken Littles of Big Science; or, Here Come the Killer Asteroids!; Chapter 7: Conclusion: The Only Way to Keep the Sky from Falling Is ... ; Index
Control code
SPR676697707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 205 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441966858
Specific material designation
remote

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