Oceanographers and the Cold War
Why did Americans, Soviets, and their allies call science the “common language of mankind” in the 1950s? And why did the scientists who helped their armed services in the vast oceans gain notoriety as internationally-minded citizens of the world? Some of the most ambitious cooperative ventures in science took place amidst the grim backdrop of the Cold War.
Oceanographers and the Cold War, published first in 2005 (now available in paperback), was the first book to examine the study of the oceans during the Cold War era and explore the international focus of American oceanographers, taking into account the roles of the U.S. Navy, United States foreign policy, and scientists throughout the world.