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Science, Cold War and the American State by Allan A. Needell

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By Allan A. Needell

This booklet illuminates how Berkner grew to become a version that produced the scientist/advisor/policymaker that helped construct post-war the USA. It does so through delivering a close account of the private ideals of 1 of the main influential figures within the American clinical neighborhood; a determine that helped outline the political and social climates that existed within the usa in the course of the chilly conflict.

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Byrd's response, dated July 17, at once reveals Berkner's perseverance and his isolation from the more central part of the expedition. The Commander cabled: " Y o u r fine work in radio measurements will be valuable contribution to expedition's scientific data. As soon as Hanson succeeds in getting measurements of Heaviside layer on barrier which are of great importance at this time he w i l l be ready to cooperate with you on simultaneous fading records which should be very valuable. We are also preparing to cooperate on very short wave reception.

Berkner i n Washington R A D I O SCIENCE A N D THE N A T I O N ' S C A P I T A L In 1930, with the Byrd expedition behind him, Lloyd Berkner spent six weeks of accrued active duty flying Naval aircraft in Panama. Then he returned to Washington, D . C . , and immersed himself first in radio research and then—little by little—in organizing, coordinating, and planning cooperative research programs in that and related areas. Radio was an ideal point of entry into the world of modern science for someone with Berkner's training and utilitarian inclinations.

153-60. 21. Snyder and Bragaw, Achievement in Radio, pp. viii, 153. On Hanson and his career see Lida S. Hanson, The Story of Malcolm Hanson, privately published personal biography by his mother. (1946). 22. Whether the flight actually ever occurred has been the subject of considerable controversy; see Eugene Rodgers, Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica (Annapolis, M D : Naval Institute Press, 1990), pp. 7-8, 294. 23. Lisle A . Rose, Assault on Eternity: Richard E.

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