Browsing Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada: History, Research Activities and Publications

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Science - 638 pages
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Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada is designed to provide much-needed information about the intertwined relationship between science research and politics at the federal level in Canada. Social, economic, and political imperatives drive the direction and scope of the scientific and technical research conducted by federal agencies, but little is known about the knowledge base of government publications and the literature of Canadian science and technology.

Covering the federal departments of Agriculture, Environment (including the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Meteorological Service of Canada), Fisheries and Oceans, and Natural Resources (including the Canadian Forest Service, the Earth Sciences Section, and the Geological Survey of Canada) as well as the National Research Council and Industry Canada, Brian Wilks provides a historical background, list of publications, and description of activities for most of the major science initiatives undertaken at the federal level. He surveys a wide range of government documents and monographic and serial science collections used by both faculty and students. Written primarily for science librarians and students, this comprehensive monograph will prove an invaluable addition to any science library.

  

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Contents

THE SEARCH FOR SCIENCE POLICY
7
RESEARCH COUNCIL
27
Historical Background
42
THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
72
Research and Activities of the National Research Council
81
AGRICULTURE RESEARCH
137
Departmental Sources of the Publications
198
Wildlife Research
208
Geoscience Division of the Geological Survey of Canada
378
Continental Shelf
386
F Geophysical Research and Geophysical Surveys
424
Departmental Sources of the Publications
443
Climatological Studies
467
WATER RESEARCH AND SERVICES
509
Water Research
529
Oceanographic Studies
565

FISHERIES RESEARCH
258
Fisheries Research Activities in Canada
267
FORESTRY RESEARCH
314
EARTH SCIENCES RESEARCH
371
Departmental Sources of the Publications
589
Bibliography
601
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About the author (2004)

Brian Wilks is a librarian emeritus at the Steacie Science Library, York University.

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