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.