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Australian Science in the Making

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ISBN-10: 0521396409

ISBN-13: 9780521396400

Edition: N/A

Authors: Roderick Weir Home

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The Australian Academy of Science celebrates and assesses two centuries of Australian science, as a contribution to the nation's bicentenary. Authors with wide-ranging fields of interest present a group of general surveys and case studies on the development of scientific understanding and research. Topics range 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 Australia and elsewhere, especially Britain; the impact of war on the Australian scientific institutions. Published in association with the Australian…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892

Introduction
Early Days
Aboriginal conceptions of the workings of nature
Philosophical travellers at the ends of the earth: Baudin, Peron and the Tasmanians
Cultural transmission: science and society to 1850
The long arm of London: Sir Roderick Murchison and imperial science in Australia
Support for the scientific enterprise, 1850-1900
Baron von Mueller: protege turned patron
Gorilla warfare in Melbourne: Halford, Huxley and 'Man's place in nature'
'Sweetness and light': industrial research in the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, 1855-1900<c>G. Bindon</c><f>Bindon, G.</f><c>D. P. Miller</c><f>Miller, D. P.</f><l>l</l><l>Part III</l>
Cancer, physics and society: interactions between the wars
Science on service, 1939-1945
Plant introduction in Australia
Research in the medical sciences: the road to national independence
Early years of Australian radio astronomy
Australian astronomy since the Second World War
The shaping of contemporary scientific institutions
Index