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Main Title Ivory bridges : connecting science and society /
Author Sonnert, Gerhard,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Holton, Gerald James.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48399075
ISBN 0262194716 (hc. : alk. paper); 9780262194716 (hc. : alk. paper)
Subjects Science--Social aspects ; Science and state ; Science--Societies, etc ; Wetenschap ; Sociale aspecten ; Overheidsbeleid ; Wetenschapsbeoefenaars ; Sciences--Aspect social ; Politique scientifique ; Sciences--Associations ; Naturwissenschaften ; Wissenschaftspolitik ; Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft ; USA
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  Q175.5.S87 2002 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/23/2013
Collation 227 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-221) and index.
Contents Notes
"According to a widespread stereotype, scientists occupy an ivory tower, isolated from other parts of society. To some extent this is true, and the resulting freedom to pursue curiosity-driven research has made possible extraordinary scientific advances. The spinoffs of "pure" science, however, have also had powerful impacts on society, and the potential for future impacts is even greater.". "The public, many policy makers, and many researchers have paid insufficient attention to the mechanisms for interchange between science and society that have developed since World War II. Ivory Bridges examines two such mechanisms: governmental science policy (often involving the participation of "scientist administrators") and scientists' voluntary public-interest associations."--BOOK JACKET.