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Science  25 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5862, pp. 412-413
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150796

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Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty. Science, Liberalism, and Private Life. By Deborah R. Coen. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2007. 392 pp. $45, £28.50. ISBN 9780226111728.

Through the story of three generations of the Exner family, the author explores the interactions of science, culture, and society in during the rise and fall of Austrian liberalism.