Knowledge among men: eleven essays on science, culture, and society commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Smithson.

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Corporate author / creator:Smithsonian Institution
Imprint:New York, Published by Simon and Schuster in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington [1966]
Description:191 p. 24 cm.
Series:[Smithsonian annual, 1]
Subject:Smithson, James, -- 1765-1829
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Smithson, James, 1765-1829.
Oehser, Paul H. (Paul Henry), 1904-1996 ed.
Notes:Includes bibliographies.
Table of Contents:
  • The perfectibility of intellect, by J. S. Bruner
  • History as the organization of man's memory, by H. Butterfield
  • The value of art in an expanding world, by Sir K. M. Clark
  • Conservation and man's environment, by I. M. Cowan
  • On being a meter and a half long, by G. E. Hutchinson
  • Biological and mental evolution, an exercise in analogy, by A. Koestler
  • Anthropology: its achievements and future, by C. Lévi-Strauss
  • Technics and the nature of man, by L. Mumford
  • Physics and man's understanding, by R. Oppenheimer
  • Intellectual values and the future, by S. E. Toulmin
  • Knowledge and understanding of the physical universe as determinants of man's progress, by F. L. Whipple.