In This Review

Science Policy: Problems and Trends
Science Policy: Problems and Trends
By Y. Sheinin
Progress, 1978, 331 pp
Soviet Science
Soviet Science
By Zhores A. Medvedev
Norton, 1978, 288 pp

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.