Science Policy: Problems and Trends; Soviet Science

In This Review

Science Policy: Problems and Trends

By Y. Sheinin
Progress, 1978
331 pp.

Soviet Science

By Zhores A. Medvedev
Norton, 1978
288 pp. $10.95

In his brief history of Soviet science, Medvedev, a biochemist now living in the West, dwells both on the achievements of the scientific community and the persistence of political intervention and direction. Science Policy presents the official line on how the Soviet government has adapted to and managed the scientific and technological revolution.