Australian Science in the Making

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Cambridge University Press, 1988 - Science - 413 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
Baudin Peron and the Tasmanians
23
Support for the scientific enterprise 18501900
102
Protege turned patron
133
Interactions between the wars
197
Science on service 19391945
220
Plant introduction in Australia
252
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
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