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The Genesis of Technoscientific Revolutions

Rethinking the Nature and Nurture of Research

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$36.00 • £31.95 • €32.95

ISBN 9780674251854

Publication Date: 11/30/2021


248 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 photo, 20 illus.


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A useful contribution to the study of scientific method and should be of considerable interest to anyone interested in the history and/or the philosophy of science (and technology).The Complete Review

A deep examination of how discoveries and innovations have happened in history, and [it] comes up with a set of methods on nurturing research in public-funded institutions and corporate labs. It is a book that is at once dense and insightful, to be read as much by the shop floor scientist as the CEO, by policymakers as much as university professors.—Hari Pulakkat, Shaastra

Essential reading. By integrating the previous work of leading science and technology scholars, creating new terminology, concepts, and logical structures, and including concrete examples, these two eminent leaders make a compelling case for rethinking how we understand and nurture research to advance the public good.—Laura Diaz Anadon, Chaired Professor of Climate Change Policy, University of Cambridge

Enlightening and important. Narayanamurti and Tsao demolish long-accepted tenets of science and technology research by exposing flaws, misconceptions, and anachronisms, then propose a visionary new framework. Invaluable for anyone leading a research enterprise, recruiting talent, or devising new funding mechanisms.—Nancy Andrews, former Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine

A thought-provoking journey. By transcending widespread but limiting beliefs, The Genesis of Technoscientific Revolutions explores how to better understand research and unleash its potential. Highly recommended for all policy makers and leaders interested in improving the effectiveness of research and developing high-performing research institutions.—Qi-Kun Xue, Director of the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences

Highly accomplished researchers Narayanamurti and Tsao synthesize new and old ideas about how science and technology work together, sharing audacious insights that can improve research outcomes. This book will be a rewarding read for all who want to understand innovation and accelerate it.—John P. Holdren, former Science Advisor to President Obama and Senate-confirmed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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