Editorial Reviews. Review. [An] uncommonly good book. (John Leonard New York Times) THE PHYSICISTS – Kindle edition by Daniel J. Kevles. Download it. Brian said: As a physicist, I found this to be a very informative book. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles’s account portrays the brilliant. Daniel J. Kevles. The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Pp. xi, $
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Showing of 5 reviews. The Baltimore Case by Daniel J. One of the central themes is how an avowedly elitist enterprise grew and prospered in a Democratic culture.
The book ranges widely as it links these exciting developments to the social, cultural, and political changes that occurred from the post-Civil War years to the present.
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The book ranges widely as it links these exciting developments to the social, cultural, and political changes that occurred from the post-Civil War years to the present. What brought them to power was the identification of physics with the material solid state physics: A good physiists pretty thorough account of the history of this community. In this new edition, the author has brought the story up to date by providing an extensive, authoritative, and colorful account of the Superconducting Super Collider, from its origins in the international competition and intellectual needs of high-energy particle physics, through its establishment as a multibillion-dollar project, to its termination, inas a result of angry opposition within the American physics community and the Congress.
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Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles’s account portrays the brilliant scientists who became a powerful force in bringing the world into a revolutionary new era. Trivia About The Physicists: Kebles, there are conflicts kevls the desire to built monumental experimental facilities such as the supercollider and the necessity to meet ordinary social needs.
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Clearly, Kevles lays the fundamental ground work for further academic research concerning the creation of modern government regulatory agencies. His books include The Physicistsa history of the American physics community, In the Name of Eugenicscurrently the standard text on the history of eugenics in the United States, and The Baltimore Case , a study of accusations of scientific fraud.
What brought them to power was 1. Knopf; 1st edition June 5, Publication Date: I had a vague understanding pgysicists the world wars had fueled accelerated developments in physics, but this book made that clear in very great detail.
Lists with This Book. Heather rated it really liked it Jul 09, As a physicist, I found this to be a very informative book. The book ranges widely as it links these exciting developments to the social, cultural, and political changes that occurred from the post—Civil War years to the present.
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Recently he has been working on a history of the uses of intellectual property in relation physicjsts the life sciences from the eighteenth century to the present. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States.