This is a collection of articles, lectures, and essays by a prominent American figure in science and science/technology policy - John Gibbons, who since 1992 has been Science Advisor to the President of the USA. From energy conservation to biotechnology to supercolliders to information technology, the text examines the complexities, conflicts, and compromises inherent in the interactions of science, technology, and government. Throughout these writings, which combine political and social insights with personal reflections, the reader is challenged to envision how we can continue to improve the world's quality of life while ensuring that quality can be maintained for the generations who will follow. It is intended for the general reader interested in science and the relationship between science and government, as well as physicists, science historians, engineers, and environmentalists.
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 691 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
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