ERIC Number: ED058062
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Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Science in History, Volume 3: The Natural Sciences in Our Time.
Bernal, J. D.
This volume, the third of four, includes part six of the eight parts in the series. The author writes of a "second scientific revolution" in the twentieth century and states "for the first time in history science and scientists have been involved directly and overtly in the major economic, industrial, and military developments of their time." This involvement is written of in terms of monopoly and imperialism, science in socialist economies, science in the under-developed world, international cooperation, interaction of industry and science, and in terms of power requirements for society and automatic control of industrial operations. The progress of the physical and the biological sciences are traced separately. The development of atomic physics is given primary significance in the physical sciences. A major transformation in the biological sciences is attributed to the explanation of biological phenomena in atomic terms. (Author/TS)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Economic Factors, Modern History, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Science History, Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Social Influences, Technological Advancement, Technology
M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts ($3.95)
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