Science in Sweden
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1739-1989

Tore Frängsmyr, ed.

1989, viii+291pp, Illus., ISBN 0-88135-092-3 L/C 89-5931, $45

Science in Sweden


“…a useful point of departure for any general study of the history of science in Sweden in the modern period. The chapters are topical, covering various aspects of the Academy’s growth, internal functioning, interaction with government and society, and the changing role of the scientific community. They are organized more or less chronologically, permitting the book to be read from beginning to end without historically dislocating the reader .. recommended for general collections as well as research libraries.” Scand. Stud.

“Mi è capitato recentemente di richiamare in Italia l’attenzione sull’importanza dell’evoluzione storica della scienza in Svezia. Mi pare che Science in Sweden giunga a confermare la validità di questo richiamo e soprattutto quanto scritto nel 1956 da Michael Roberts: ‘the man who finds Swedish history dull had better not read history at all.'”-Arch. Int. Hist. Sci.