Ocean Science and the British Cold War State - Robinson, Samuel A.
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This book focuses on the activities of the scientific staff of the British National Institute of Oceanography during the Cold War. Revealing how issues such as intelligence gathering, environmental surveillance, the identification of 'enemy science', along with administrative practice informed and influenced the Institute's Cold War program. In turn, this program helped shape decisions taken by Government, military and the civil service towards science in post-war Britain . This was not simply a case of government ministers choosing to patronize particular scientists, but a relationship…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book focuses on the activities of the scientific staff of the British National Institute of Oceanography during the Cold War. Revealing how issues such as intelligence gathering, environmental surveillance, the identification of 'enemy science', along with administrative practice informed and influenced the Institute's Cold War program. In turn, this program helped shape decisions taken by Government, military and the civil service towards science in post-war Britain . This was not simply a case of government ministers choosing to patronize particular scientists, but a relationship between politics and science that profoundly impacted on the future of ocean science in Britain.
  • Produktdetails
  • Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer International Publishing / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-10314-9
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
  • Seitenzahl: 292
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. Dezember 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 210mm x 148mm x 15mm
  • Gewicht: 384g
  • ISBN-13: 9783030103149
  • ISBN-10: 3030103145
  • Artikelnr.: 56391966
Autorenporträt
Samuel A. Robinson completed a PhD in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Manchester, UK (2015) and is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of York, UK, on an AHRC funded project: Unsettling Scientific Stories: Expertise, Narratives, and Future Histories.
Inhaltsangabe
1 Introduction2 Oceanographers at War3 De-mobbing British Oceanography: The Post-War Needs of Science4 Collaboration for Defence, Intelligence and Internationalism5 Oceanographers and Surveillance6 'Militant Science': Behind Britain's 'Technocratic' Moment7 New Frontiers of Oceanology and 'Environmentalism'8 Conclusion

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"Ocean Science and the British Cold War State offers a valuable model for understanding how scientific networks are built, sustained, and dismantled and provides a welcome complement to U.S.-centric accounts of twentieth-century marine science." (Antony Adler, Isis, Vol. 110 (4), 2019)