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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Reflections in an Autobiographical Key”. You could not be signed in. His research interests have been primarily on the history of science in America, the interactions between science and society, and environmentalism.

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This is a very good and well written book about a truly remarkable community that flourished first in Europe and then emigrated en masse to the US around the time of WWII. One person found this helpful. Retrieved from ” https: This magnificent account of the coming of age physiicists physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Brian Lee rated it liked it Aug 07, I had a vague understanding that the world wars had fueled accelerated developments in physics, but this book made that clear in very great detail.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. I am enjoying it as much the second time as I did the first time in He was previously a professor of kevlee humanities at the California Institute of Technology, where he also served as faculty c Daniel J. Tom Jones rated it it was amazing Oct 29, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


There is, for example, Robert Oppenheimer and the ups and downs of his tumultuous career. The Code of Codes: Mulligan Science Book and Films. This book is about the Los Alamos generation physicists.

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Recently he has been working on a history of the uses of intellectual property in living organisms from the eighteenth century physicistw the present [15] and a co-authored history of the National Academy of Sciences. Karl Galle rated it really liked it Mar 07, Recently he has been physicixts on a history of the uses of intellectual property in relation to the life sciences from the eighteenth century to the present. Kevles’ research has focused primarily on the history of science in America and the interactions between science and society.

Vanessa Hamer rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Trivia About The Physicists: An excellent essay on sources provides an extended discussion on the numerous physiciists and personal interviews conducted by Kevles. The New York Review of Books. While this is fun to read, it is very broad and general.

Perhaps most interesting to me was the role of money and patronage in the advent of big physics.