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The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America

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Publisher Comments:

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. 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.

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. Throughout, Kevles keeps his eye on the central question of how an avowedly elitist enterprise grew and prospered in a democratic culture.

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, in 1993, as a result of angry opposition within the American physics community and the Congress.

Synopsis:

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. 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.

About the Author

Daniel Kevles is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and Law at Yale University.

Yale University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674666566
Author:
Kevles, Daniel J.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Kevles, Daniel J.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Science -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Physicists -- United States.
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Science -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19950303
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
537
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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. 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.
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