Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO 1945-2005

21 November 2006

UNESCO published a book dedicated to 60 years of science at UNESCO.

Sixty Years of Science at UNESCO 19452005 offers an inside perspective on the past six decades of this engagement. Written by historians and scientists from all over the world as well as by former and active staff members, the story is enriched by an historical analysis of the first 20 years of the Organizations action in science.

The volume traces through six parts the role played by UNESCO in the history of international science cooperation in an ever-changing world: I. Setting the Scene, 19451965; II. Basic Sciences and Engineering; III. Environmental Sciences; IV. Science and Society; V. Overviews and Analyses; and VI. Looking Ahead. It also features a list of chronological milestones set along the way.

Foreword by Kochiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO. Preface by M. S. Swaminathan. Editorial Committee: Jake Lamar, Brian Smith, Bruno de Padirac and Gail Archibald.

Section Coordinators: Patrick Petitjean, Vladimir Zharov, Gisbert Glaser and Jacques Richardson under the overall authority of Walter Erdelen assisted by L. Anathea Brooks.

Livre, 696 pages, illustrations, figures, tables, boxes, footnotes, bibliography, annexes, index

Format: 24 x 15,5 cm
2006, 92-3-104005-7
UNESCO Publishing (Paris)

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