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Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN 9780674335752

Publication Date: 10/30/2004

255 pages

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: A Life of Controversy
  • 1. The Shaping of a Scientific Politics: From the Royal Navy to the British Left, 1914–1945
  • 2. Laboratory Life and the Craft of Nuclear Physics, 1921–1947
  • 3. Corridors of Power: Operational Research and Atomic Weapons, 1936–1962
  • 4. Temptations of Theory, Strategies of Evidence: Investigating the Earth’s Magnetism, 1947–1952
  • 5. “Reading Ourselves into the Subject”: Geophysics and the Revival of Continental Drift, 1951–1965
  • 6. Scientific Leadership: Recognition, Organization, Policy, 1945–1974
  • Conclusion: Style and Character in a Scientific Life
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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