January 26, 2009

Beyond Sputnik

Science and technology are responsible for many of the advances in modern living. However, science is not all about research and discovery of new facts or better understandings of the way things around us work. Public policy has a tremendous impact on science. Policy often determines what research is funded, which discoveries are permitted to be pursued and developed, and the direction that industry pursues in order to create new products which are economically viable. This textbook-like study provides in-depth case studies of a wide range of scientific topics, from cloning and stem cell research to the technologies involved in homeland security, demonstrating how policy issues have an effect on science and technology.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Beyond Sputnik: U.S. Science Policy in the 21st Century
Homer A. Neal, Tobin L. Smith, and Jennifer B. McCormick
Q 127 .U6 N398 2008