The Resource Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy, Frank Close

Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy, Frank Close

Label
Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy
Title
Half-life
Title remainder
the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy
Statement of responsibility
Frank Close
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bruno Pontecorvo dedicated his career to hunting for the Higgs boson of his day-- the neutrino, a nearly massless particle considered essential to the process of nuclear fission. His work on the Manhattan project under Enrico Fermi confirmed his reputation as a brilliant physicist and helped usher in the nuclear age. He should have won a Nobel Prize, but late in the summer of 1950 he vanished. At the height of the Cold War, Pontecorvo had disappeared behind the Iron Curtain. In Half-Life, physicist and historian Frank Close offers a heretofore untold history of Pontecorvo's life, based on unprecedented access to his friends, family, and colleagues. With all the elements of a Cold War thriller-- classified atomic research, an infamous double agent, a kidnapping by Soviet operatives-- Half-Life is a history of particle physics at perhaps its most powerful: when it created the bomb
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Close, F. E
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC774.P66
LC item number
C56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pontekorvo, B.
  • Pontekorvo, B.
  • Nuclear physicists
  • Nuclear physicists
  • Spies
  • Spies
  • Nuclear physicists
  • Spies
  • Italy
  • Soviet Union
Label
Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy, Frank Close
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Official heading of subject personal name differs slightly in spelling from name on title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Midway on life's journey -- First half. From Pisa to Rome ; Slow neutrons and fast reactions : 1934-1936 ; Paris and politics : 1936-1940 ; The first escape : 1940 ; Neutrons for oil and war : 1940-1941 ; East and West : 1941-1942 ; The pile at Chalk River : 1943-1945 ; Physics in the open : 1945-1948 ; Maneuvers : 1945-1950 -- Interlude. West to East -- Half time. chain reaction : 1949-1950 ; From Abingdon-- to where? : 1950 ; The dear departed : 1950 ; The MI5 letters -- Second half. In dark woods ; Exile ; Resurrection ; Mr. Neutrino ; Private Bruno -- Afterllife. The right road lost
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages
Isbn
9780465069989
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014041019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897001600
  • 829721
  • (OCoLC)ocn897001600
  • 829721
Label
Half-life : the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy, Frank Close
Publication
Note
Official heading of subject personal name differs slightly in spelling from name on title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Midway on life's journey -- First half. From Pisa to Rome ; Slow neutrons and fast reactions : 1934-1936 ; Paris and politics : 1936-1940 ; The first escape : 1940 ; Neutrons for oil and war : 1940-1941 ; East and West : 1941-1942 ; The pile at Chalk River : 1943-1945 ; Physics in the open : 1945-1948 ; Maneuvers : 1945-1950 -- Interlude. West to East -- Half time. chain reaction : 1949-1950 ; From Abingdon-- to where? : 1950 ; The dear departed : 1950 ; The MI5 letters -- Second half. In dark woods ; Exile ; Resurrection ; Mr. Neutrino ; Private Bruno -- Afterllife. The right road lost
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages
Isbn
9780465069989
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014041019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)897001600
  • 829721
  • (OCoLC)ocn897001600
  • 829721

Library Locations

  • Arlington LibraryBorrow it
    135 N Washington Ave, Arlington, WA, 98223-1422, US
    48.193360 -122.118393
  • Brier LibraryBorrow it
    23303 Brier Rd, Brier, WA, 98036-8247, US
    47.787037 -122.273614
  • Camano Island LibraryBorrow it
    848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA, 98282-8770, US
    48.241210 -122.456128
  • Clinton LibraryBorrow it
    4781 Deer Lake Rd, Clinton, WA, 98236-0530, US
    47.978860 -122.358385
  • Coupeville LibraryBorrow it
    788 NW Alexander St, Coupeville, WA, 98239-0745, US
    48.219333 -122.688461
  • Darrington LibraryBorrow it
    1005 Cascade St, Darrington, WA, 98241-0025, US
    48.2546653 -121.6061872
  • Edmonds LibraryBorrow it
    650 Main St, Edmonds, WA, 98020-3056, US
    47.810102 -122.372921
  • Freeland LibraryBorrow it
    5495 Harbor Ave, Freeland, WA, 98249-1357, US
    48.011719 -122.523824
  • Granite Falls LibraryBorrow it
    815 E Galena St, Granite Falls, WA, 98252-8472, US
    48.082609 -121.9596561
  • Lake StevensBorrow it
    1804 Main St, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258-0217, US
    48.014012 -122.064432
  • Lakewood/Smokey Point LibraryBorrow it
    3411 169th Place NE, Arlington, WA, 98223, US
    48.1502268 -122.186305
  • Langley LibraryBorrow it
    104 2nd St, Langley, WA, 98260-0265, US
    48.040070 -122.406487
  • Lynnwood LibraryBorrow it
    19200 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036-5617, US
    47.824073 -122.293133
  • Mariner LibraryBorrow it
    520 128th St. SW Suites A9 & A10, Granite Falls, WA, 98204, US
    47.880604 -122.2417068
  • Marysville LibraryBorrow it
    6120 Grove St, Marysville, WA, 98270-4127, US
    48.063543 -122.147755
  • Mill Creek LibraryBorrow it
    15429 Bothell Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA, 98012-1212, US
    47.857655 -122.218219
  • Monroe LibraryBorrow it
    1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA, 98272-2035, US
    47.848817 -121.983236
  • Mountlake Terrace LibraryBorrow it
    23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043-4630, US
    47.787069 -122.311597
  • Mukilteo LibraryBorrow it
    4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA, 98275-4725, US
    47.905749 -122.297175
  • Oak Harbor LibraryBorrow it
    1000 SE Regatta Dr, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277-3091, US
    48.289869 -122.634562
  • Sno-Isle BookmobileBorrow it
  • Snohomish LibraryBorrow it
    311 Maple Ave., Snohomish, WA, 98290-2525, US
    47.915298 -122.088401
  • Stanwood LibraryBorrow it
    9701 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA, 98292-8097, US
    48.242376 -122.364280
  • Sultan LibraryBorrow it
    319 Main St, #100, Sultan, WA, 98294-0580, US
    47.862518 -121.816875
Processing Feedback ...