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The Resource Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex, Michael Hiltzik

Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex, Michael Hiltzik

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Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex
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Big science
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Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex
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Michael Hiltzik
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eng
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"The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, 'I'm going to be famous!' Ernest Orlando Lawrence's cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science,"--Novelist
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Big science
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The birth of Big Science can be traced to Berkeley, California, nearly nine decades ago, when a resourceful young scientist with a talent for physics and an even greater talent for promotion pondered his new invention and declared, “I’m going to be famous!” Ernest Orlando Lawrence’s cyclotron would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It would change our understanding of the basic building blocks of nature. It would help win World War II. Its influence would be felt in academia and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science
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contains biographical information
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OU/DLC
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  • 530.092
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
LC call number
QC787.C8
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H55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex
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Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex
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by Michael Hiltzik
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Ernest Lawrence, the cyclotron, and the birth of the military-industrial complex
Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex, Michael Hiltzik
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Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex, Michael Hiltzik
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-487) and index
Contents
A heroic time -- South Dakota boy -- "I'm going to be famous" -- Shims and sealing wax -- Oppie -- The deuton affair -- The cyclotron republic -- John Lawrence's mice -- Laureate -- Mr. Loomis -- "Ernest, are you ready?" -- The racetrack -- Oak Ridge -- The road to Trinity -- The postwar bonanza -- Oaths and loyalties -- The shadow of the Super -- Livermore -- The Oppenheimer affair -- The return of small science -- The "clean bomb" -- Element 103
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ocn900665460
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451675757
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(hc)
Lccn
2014017463
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illustration

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