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Beginnings of the Nobel Institution The Science Prizes, 1901-1915

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ISBN-10: 0521347475

ISBN-13: 9780521347471

Edition: N/A

Authors: Elisabeth T. Crawford

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The Nobel Prizes have long been the most prestigious awards in the world of science. Established according to the wishes expressed in the will of Alfred Nobel (1895), the annual awards began in 1901. The Nobel Archives preserve the detailed study of the inner workings of the prize committees, and the archival documents, available for historical research since 1974, open the door to important new scholarship in the history and sociology of the prizes. Elisabeth Crawford was one of the first to gain access to the Nobel Archives at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and in this book she analyzes the early history of the prizes in physics and chemistry. Crawford sets out in detail the story…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Precursors to the Nobel prizes in the sciences
Developments in Swedish and international science having a bearing on the Nobel institution
Implementing the will of Alfred Nobel, 1896-1900
An overview of the nominating system and its influence on the prize decisions
Networks at work in the prize selections: Arrhenius and Mittag-Leffler
Committee decision making
The prizes, the public, and the scientific community
Epilogue and conclusions
Appendixes
Provisions in the will of Alfred Nobel establishing the prizes
The statutes of the Nobel Foundation and the special regulations concerning the distribution of prizes from the Nobel Foundation by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Members of the Nobel Committees for Physics and Chemistry elected 1900-1915
Nobel prizewinners in physics and chemistry, 1901-1915
A note on sources and notes