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The Heavens and the Earth

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This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on published literature, archival sources in both the United States and Europe, interviews with many of the key participants, and important declassified material, such as the National Security Council's first policy paper on space, McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. 

Opening with a short account of Nikolai Kibalchich, a late nineteenth-century Russian rocketry theoretician, McDougall argues that the Soviet Union made its way into space first because it was the world's first "technocracy"-which he defines as "the institutionalisation of technological change for state purpose." He also explores the growth of a political economy of technology in both the Soviet Union and the United States.

There is a little shelf wear to the edges of the covers.  Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is sound.

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Author(s):
McDougall, Walter A.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x156x31
EAN-13:
9780801857485
Edition:
Johns Hopkins paperbacks Edition, 1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801857485
ISBN-13:
9780801857485
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
555
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Title:
The Heavens and the Earth

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This highly acclaimed study approaches the space race as a problem in comparative public policy. Drawing on published literature, archival sources in both the United States and Europe, interviews with many of the key participants, and important declassified material, such as the National Security Council's first policy paper on space, McDougall examines U.S., European, and Soviet space programs and their politics. 

Opening with a short account of Nikolai Kibalchich, a late nineteenth-century Russian rocketry theoretician, McDougall argues that the Soviet Union made its way into space first because it was the world's first "technocracy"-which he defines as "the institutionalisation of technological change for state purpose." He also explores the growth of a political economy of technology in both the Soviet Union and the United States.

There is a little shelf wear to the edges of the covers.  Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is sound.

Author(s):
McDougall, Walter A.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x156x31
EAN-13:
9780801857485
Edition:
Johns Hopkins paperbacks Edition, 1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801857485
ISBN-13:
9780801857485
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
555
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Title:
The Heavens and the Earth

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