A Fragile Power

A Fragile Power

Scientists and the State

eBook - 2014
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When the National Science Foundation funds research about the earth's crust and the Department of Energy supports studies on the disposal of nuclear wastes, what do they expect for their money? Most scientists believe that in such cases the government wants information for immediate use or directions for seeking future benefits from nature. Challenging this oversimplified view, Chandra Mukerji depicts a more complex interdependence between science and the state. She uses vivid examples from the heavily funded field of oceanography, particularly from recent work on seafloor hot springs and o.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781400860241
1400860245
Characteristics: 1 online resource (268 pages)

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