Secret Science: Federal Control of American Science and Technology

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Price
$78.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
6.52 X 9.55 X 0.9 inches | 1.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780275944476

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About the Author

HERBERT N. FOERSTEL is Head of Branch Libraries and Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Library at the University of Maryland. He holds degrees from Hamilton College, Rutgers University, and Johns Hopkins University and is the author of Surveillance in the Stacks: The FBI's Library Awareness Program (Greenwood, 1991).

Reviews

"Foerstel's Surveillance in the Stacks (1991) was a science librarian's response to the FBI's "Library Awareness Program," in which the feds asked for records of "suspicious" foreign nationals consulting technical reference books. Here, the author expands his scope to examine the broader issue of governmental control of scientific research and publication in a free society . . . compelling for its detailed and extensively documented treatment of the damage done to science in the name of security. Required reading for anyone concerned with continued abuses of power by the military-industrial complex."-Kirkus Reviews
"A disturbing but interesting book . . . General; undergraduate; graduate; faculty."-Choice
"Foerstel argues convincingly that federal control of science and technology is both a serious threat to democracy and a profoundly ineffective way to organize the scientific enterprise."-Booklist
"Controversial and thought-provoking but well-supported and convincingly presented. Secret Science offers a fresh perspective on such issues as technology transfer, information control and management, government-industry cooperation and the global marketplace."-Sea Power
"The strength of this book lies in the extensive research that the author has conducted and synthesized. No one has brought the complex web of contemporary American information policy issues together in such an understandable construct. Historians, public policy analysts, archivists, librarians, and records managers seeking to democratize American national information policy need to read this book."-American Archivist
?A disturbing but interesting book . . . General; undergraduate; graduate; faculty.?-Choice
?Foerstel argues convincingly that federal control of science and technology is both a serious threat to democracy and a profoundly ineffective way to organize the scientific enterprise.?-Booklist
?Controversial and thought-provoking but well-supported and convincingly presented. Secret Science offers a fresh perspective on such issues as technology transfer, information control and management, government-industry cooperation and the global marketplace.?-Sea Power
?The strength of this book lies in the extensive research that the author has conducted and synthesized. No one has brought the complex web of contemporary American information policy issues together in such an understandable construct. Historians, public policy analysts, archivists, librarians, and records managers seeking to democratize American national information policy need to read this book.?-American Archivist
?Foerstel's Surveillance in the Stacks (1991) was a science librarian's response to the FBI's "Library Awareness Program," in which the feds asked for records of "suspicious" foreign nationals consulting technical reference books. Here, the author expands his scope to examine the broader issue of governmental control of scientific research and publication in a free society . . . compelling for its detailed and extensively documented treatment of the damage done to science in the name of security. Required reading for anyone concerned with continued abuses of power by the military-industrial complex.?-Kirkus Reviews