Science and the Navy : the History of the Office of Naval Research
- Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (159 pages).
- Princeton legacy library.
- Sapolsky, Harvey M.
- Addressing all those interested in the history of American science and concerned with its future, a leading scholar of public policy explains how and why the Office of Naval Research became the first federal agency to support a wide range of scientific work in universities. Harvey Sapolsky shows that the ONR functioned as a ""surrogate national science foundation"" between 1946 and 1950 and argues that its activities emerged not from any particularly enlightened position but largely from a bureaucratic accident. Once involved with basic research, however, the ONR challenged a Navy skeptical.
- United States. Office of Naval Research > History.
- United States. Office of Naval Research.
- Science and state > United States > History.
- Federal aid to research > United States > History.
- HISTORY > United States > 20th Century.
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING > Marine & Naval.
- TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING > Military Science.
- Federal aid to research.
- Science and state.
- United States.
- Publication date
- Princeton Legacy Library
- Cover; Contents.
- 9781400860920 (electronic bk.)
- 140086092X (electronic bk.)