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Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)
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Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century (Hardback)

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Hardback 255 Pages / Published: 05/02/2004
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This is a lively and compact biography of P. M. S. Blackett, one of the most brilliant and controversial physicists of the twentieth century. Nobel laureate, leader of operational research during the Second World War, scientific advisor to the British government, President of the Royal Society, member of the House of Lords, Blackett was also denounced as a Stalinist apologist for opposing American and British development of atomic weapons, subjected to FBI surveillance, and named as a fellow traveler on George Orwell's infamous list.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674335738
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 641 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


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Twice I sat down and read it through from start to finish without getting up. On each occasion, I had the rare experience of encountering a book which I wished had been longer. Some of the credit belongs to Blackett as a profoundly interesting human being and it is easier to write an interesting book about an interesting person than about a boring one; some also certainly belongs to Professor Nye who has gained an easy and readable writing style.
This is an important study; it provides numerous fresh insights into the rich and multifaceted life and work of Blackett and hence will be of great interest to historians and scientists.

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