AUTHORGalison, Peter / Hevly, Bruce, Eds.
TITLEBig Science: The Growth of Large Scale Research
PUBLISHERStanford University Press
CITYStanford, CA

Based on a workshop at Stanford University in 1988, this compilation about the origins and practice of large-scale research contains essays by scholars in the fields of history, physics, space science, and anthropology. The authors discuss various issues including the growth of academic research in the U.S. and abroad before, during, and after World War II. Management of research and development in academic, government, and industrial organizations is also examined. Two essays are of particular interest: one explores the wartime implosion program at Los Alamos (1943-1945), and the other addresses Du Pont's management of the Hanford nuclear weapons facility in Washington state. An extensive bibliography is included.

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