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Small Sciences

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the developments in the teaching of the so-called small sciences at Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. These small sciences include botany, zoology, geology, ... More


Washington and the World, 1989–92

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

in Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Recognizing that US taxpayers would not cover the entire SSC cost, the Bush Administration began trying to internationalize the laboratory by seeking large foreign contributions. But the only serious ... More


Making Science Indian

Arun Kumar

in Philanthropy and the Development of Modern India: In the Name of Nation

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198868637
eISBN:
9780191905117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868637.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Science and technology has been an important site of constituting the national-modern. Elites, especially the Tatas, led the way in founding institutions of scientific research and training across ... More


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