The Cow-pat Agenda. "Fields of Discovery: Australia's CSIRO", by Brad Collis. [review]

dc.contributor.author Robin, Libby
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-08T01:43:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-08T01:43:24Z
dc.date.issued 2002-06
dc.description.abstract If you are looking for a rattling good yarn of national success that is, for a change, neither military nor sporting, "Fields of Discovery" is your book. Rich with Eureka moments, Brad Collis has created a great read. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is ‘an Australian icon’ according to the book’s front flap. It provides a framework for a national(ist) story with scientists as heroes. Science is a very important and distinctive aspect of Australian nationhood, but frequently sidelined by cultural historians. The challenge is to write an interesting narrative about ‘Big Science’, which is typically dominated by large teams of workers and labyrinthine administrative structures. Collis has grasped the nettle of the ‘human-sized narrative’ with great success. en
dc.identifier.citation Robin, Libby 2002. The Cow-pat Agenda. Review of "Fields of Discovery: Australia's CSIRO" by Brad Collis. 'Australian Book Review', No 242, June/July, 35-36. en
dc.identifier.issn 0155-2864
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1803
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Australian Book Review en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No 242 en
dc.subject Australian fiction en
dc.subject Book review en
dc.title The Cow-pat Agenda. "Fields of Discovery: Australia's CSIRO", by Brad Collis. [review] en
dc.type Article en
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