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By Naomi Oreskes

The chilly warfare interval observed a dramatic growth of state-funded technology and know-how learn. executive and army patronage formed chilly conflict technoscientific practices, enforcing tools that have been undertaking orientated, crew dependent, and topic to national-security regulations. those adjustments affected not only the hands race and the distance race but additionally study in agriculture, biomedicine, computing device technology, ecology, meteorology, and different fields. This quantity examines technological know-how and know-how within the context of the chilly warfare, contemplating even if the hot associations and institutional preparations that emerged globally limited technoscientific inquiry or provided higher possibilities for it. The participants locate that regardless of the specific technological know-how, and regardless of the political method during which that technological know-how used to be working, the data that was once produced bore a few relation to the pursuits of the geographical region. those ambitions diverse from country to country; guns examine was once emphasised within the usa and the Soviet Union, for instance, yet in France and China medical independence and self-reliance ruled. The participants additionally deliberate to what volume the adjustments to technological know-how and expertise practices during this period have been produced through the categorical politics, anxieties, and aspirations of the chilly War.

ContributorsElena Aronova, Erik M. Conway, Angela N. H. Creager, David Kaiser, John Krige, Naomi Oreskes, George Reisch, Sigrid Schmalzer, Sonja D. Schmid, Matthew Shindell, Asif A. Siddiqi, Zuoyue Wang, Benjamin Wilson

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