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Science, Technology, and National Socialism
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Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; 1. Scientists, engineers and national socialism Monika Renneberg and Mark Walker; 2. 'Keinerlei Untergang': German armaments engineers during the Second World War and in the service of victorious powers Andreas Heinmann-Gruder; 3. The guided missile and the Third Reich Michael Neufeld; 4. Self-mobilization or resistance?: aeronautical research and National Socialism Helmut Trishler; 5. Military technology and National Socialist ideology Ulrich Albrecht; 6. 'Area Research' and 'Spatial Planning' from the Weimar Republic to the German Federal Republic: creating a society with a spatial order under National Socialism Mechtild Rossler; 7. The ideological origins of institutes at the 'Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft' in National Socialist Germany Kristie MacRakis; 8. Biological research at universities and Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes in Nazi Germany Ute Deichmann and Benno Muller-Hill; 9. Pedagogy, professionalism, and politics: biology instruction during the Third Reich Sheila Weiss; 10. The whole and the community: scientific and political thought in the holistic psychology of Felix Krueger Ulfried Gueter; 11. Pascual Jordan: quantum mechanics, psychology, National Socialism M. Norton Wise; 12. The ideology of early particle accelerators: an association between psychology and power Maria Osietzki; 13. The 'Minerva' project: the accelerator laboratory at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute/Max Planck Institute of Chemistry: continuity in fundamental research Burghard Weiss; 14. The social system of mathematics and National Socialism: a survey Herbert Mehrtens; 15. The problem of anti-fascist resistance of 'Apolitical' German scholar Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze; 16. Irresponsible purity: the political and moral Structure of mathematical sciences in the National Socialist state Herbert Mehrtens.

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A comprehensive 1993 survey of the development of scientific disciplines and technical projects under National Socialism.

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"Overall the volume offers the best study available of the consequential interaction of science and technology with National Socialism in Germany." Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society "Here is a book that is timely and coherent. The editors are to be commended for bringing together chapters that speak to each other and explore similar questions. There is no doubt that these in part splendid essays will stimulate further discussion about what is modern about fascism." German Politics and Society "...Science, Technology and National Socialism is a particularly impressive collection of essays...the volume puts scientific mentalities and professional identities under the microscope." Roy Porter, TLS "This interesting and useful collection of sixteen essays covers a variety of technological projects and scientific developments during the National Socialist period in Germany...the book is well-researched and makes a valuable contribution to the history of science and technology under Nazism." J.D. Hunley, Technology and Culture "...totally absorbing..." The Guardian

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