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Description - Australian Science in the Making by Roderick Weir Home

In this 1989 volume the Australian Academy of Science celebrates and assesses two centuries of Australian science. Authors with different fields of interest present a group of general surveys and case studies on the development of scientific understanding and research. Topics cover major historical phases in the development of Australian science, ranging from traditional Aboriginal conceptions of the workings of nature to the directions and priorities of the present day. Among issues the book addresses are the place of science in a colonial society, the relationship between science in isolated Australia and elsewhere, particularly Britain, the impact of war on the Australian scientific community and the shaping of contemporary scientific institutions, including their relationship to the industrial sector. The book is noteworthy for its broad coverage and confirms the place of science in Australia's cultural and institutional history. Australian Science in the Making is a central point of reference on the development and nature of Australian science and a starting point for future study and understanding.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521396400
ISBN-10: 0521396409
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 23mm)
Pages: 444
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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