Australian Science in the Making

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 1990 - Science - 444 pages
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In this 1989 volume the Australian Academy of Science celebrates and assesses two centuries of Australian science.
  

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Contents

Aboriginal conceptions of the workings of nature
1
Philosophical travellers at the ends of the earth Baudin Peron and the Tasmanians
23
Cultural transmission Science and society to 1850
45
Science in a colonial society
67
The long arm of London Sir Roderick Murchison and imperial science in Australia
69
Support for the scientific enterprise 18501900
102
Baron von Mueller Protege turned patron
133
Gorilla warfare in Melbourne Halford Huxley and Mans place in nature
153
Science on service 19391945
220
Plant introduction in Australia
252
Research in the medical sciences The road to national independence
277
Early years of Australian radio astronomy
308
Australian astronomy since the Second World War
345
The shaping of contemporary scientific institutions
374
Notes on Contributors
399
Index
403

Sweetness and light Industrial research in the Colonial Sugar Refining Company 18551900
170
Cancer physics and society Interactions between the wars
197

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