Useful knowledge : the American Philosophical Society millennium program

Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 1999. Hardcover. Hardcover large quarto; xxvi, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm. Orange-brown boards. No jacket. Personal library spine label, else fine. Item #88815
ISBN: 9780871692344

Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society; v. 234; Contents: The laws of nature / Steven Weinberg ; Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, discussant -- Our concepts of the cosmos: progress, prospects and mysteries / Martin J. Rees ; Freeman J. Dyson, discussant -- Mathematics and computing / Peter D. Lax ; Charles L. Fefferman, discussant -- Global warming: does science matter? / Richard M. Goody ; James G. Anderson, discussant -- The molecular biology of Huntington's Disease / Max F. Perutz ; Jerome Karle, discussant -- Scientists and the public: an ambivalent partnership / Paul L. Berg ; Harold T. Shapiro, discussant -- Cancer: the revolution and the challenge / Bert Vogelstein ; Alfred G. Knudson, Jr., discussant -- Wiring the brain: dynamic interplay between nature and nurture / Carla J. Shatz ; John E. Dowling, discussant -- A neuroscience of memory for the 21st century / Christopher Pittenger and Eric R. Kandel ; Vernon B. Mountcastle, discussant -- National sovereignty and human rights / Louis Henkin ; Kent Greenawalt, discussant -- Economics becomes a science--or does it? / Alan S. Blinder ; Andrew F. Brimmer, discussant -- A millennium of economics in twenty minutes: in pursuit of useful knowledge / William J. Baumol ; Joseph E. Stiglitz, discussant -- Population in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries / Joel E. Cohen ; Samuel H. Preston, discussant -- Reconstructing the past / John Elliott ; Anthony Grafton, discussant -- Art and architectural history in the twentieth century / Henry A. Millon ; David Freedberg, discussant -- More than one millennium: the perennial return of the history of religions / Wendy Doniger ; Hermann Hunger, discussant -- Singularity in an age of globalization / Marc Fumaroli ; Glen W. Bowersock, discussant -- One hundred years of the renaissance / Hanna Holborn Gray ; William J. Bouwsma, discussant -- Race and admission to universities / Derek Bok ; David Gardner, discussant -- Health care in a democratic society / Nancy Kassebaum Baker ; Francisco J. Ayala, discussant -- Culture and democracy in America / Sheldon Hackney ; John H. D'Arms, discussant. || Conference proceedings. Conference papers and proceedings. || From the library of Dr. Donald A. Glaser, inventor of the bubble chamber, with his signature and date. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1961; Search keyword DGLSR to see dozens of volumes from The Glaser Collection.

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