Gerald Holton

Gerald Holton is Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics, and Research Professor of History of Science, Harvard University.

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Cover: Victory and Vexation in Science: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and OthersVictory and Vexation in Science: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and OthersHolton, GeraldHARDCOVER05/30/2005$55.50
Cover: Einstein, History, and Other Passions: The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth CenturyEinstein, History, and Other Passions: The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth CenturyHolton, GeraldPAPERBACK09/15/2000$36.50
Cover: The Advancement of Science, and Its Burdens: With a New IntroductionThe Advancement of Science, and Its Burdens: With a New IntroductionHolton, GeraldPAPERBACK11/01/1998$37.50
Cover: The Scientific Imagination: With a New IntroductionThe Scientific Imagination: With a New IntroductionHolton, GeraldPAPERBACK11/01/1998$48.00
Cover: Science and Anti-ScienceScience and Anti-ScienceHolton, GeraldPAPERBACK08/19/1998$35.50
Cover: Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought: Kepler to Einstein, Revised EditionThematic Origins of Scientific Thought: Kepler to Einstein, Revised EditionHolton, GeraldPAPERBACK05/25/1988$57.00
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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane