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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

Label
Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex
Title
Big science
Title remainder
Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hiltzik
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC787.C8
LC item number
H55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex, Michael Hiltzik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451675757
Lccn
2014017463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900665460
  • 841942
  • (OCoLC)ocn900665460
  • 841942
Label
Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex, Michael Hiltzik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451675757
Lccn
2014017463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)900665460
  • 841942
  • (OCoLC)ocn900665460
  • 841942

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