Science and Spectacle: The Work of Jodrell Bank in Postwar British Culture

Science and Spectacle: The Work of Jodrell Bank in Postwar British Culture

by John Agar

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Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers and a national identity could be built. The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope was once a symbol of British science and a much needed prestigious project for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, but it also raised questions regarding the proper role of universities as sites for scientific research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317743026
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 284
File size: 3 MB

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