on Atmospheric Sciences. Under the aegis of Robert Global Environmental Change: Interactions of Sci- White, the Weather Bureau became the Environmen- ence, Policy, and Politics in the United States. tal Sciences and Services Administration, indicative of Robert G. Fleagle. 1994. 264 pp. $59.95. Hardbound. the central role of weather and climate in environmen- Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-275-94477-8. tal issues. The importance of a third proposition in SEF is Publication of this splendid little book is timely. The beginning to emerge as a major consideration in compact between science and society drawn up 50 drawing up a new social compact between science years ago in the immediate post-World War II years by and society: Vannevar Bush's seminal Science—The Endless Fron- tier1 (SEF) is up for renewal. By describing the inter- Science can be effective in the national welfare action between the environmental sciences and public only as a member of a team, whether the policy, Fleagle has presented a case study that should conditions be peace or war. But without scien- help to illuminate the lively discussions now underway tific progress no amount of achievement in on the need for a new compact. His account has other directions can
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