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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Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Today, physics is not broadening its social base by bringing in women or blacks into the field. See Mark Bowles review above for a very good description of what this book is about.

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Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There is, for example, Robert Oppenheimer and the ups and downs of his tumultuous career. Van de Graaff is mentioned briefly. David rated it really liked it Sep 08, Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Jay G rated it really liked it Dec 31, Set up a giveaway.

The book ranges widely as it links these exciting developments to the social, cultural, and political changes that occurred from the post-Civil War years to the present. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

He is best known for his survey works, which generalize large amounts of historical information into readable and coherent narratives. In the Name of Eugenics: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


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Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles’s account portrays the brilliant scientists who became a powerful force in bringing the world into a phtsicists new era. This magnificent account of the coming physicosts age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States.

Also, there are conflicts between the desire to built monumental experimental facilities such as the supercollider and the necessity to meet ordinary social needs. Heather rated it really liked it Jul 09, American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Other conflicts include those between the celebration of physics as high culture and its subordination to industrial profit and military prowess.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Return to Book Page. Email alerts New issue alert.

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Knopf, ; Harvard University Press Kevles goes on to describe the motivation behind the creation of various American scientific societies and government organizations. See also Steele, Fintan R. Recently he has been working on a history of the uses of intellectual property in living organisms from the eighteenth century to the present [15] and a co-authored history of the National Academy of Sciences.

As a physicist, Physicksts found this to be a very informative book. Clearly, Kevles lays the fundamental ground work for further academic research concerning the creation of modern government regulatory agencies.


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This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States. Stephen Orr rated it did not like it Jan 15, Later chapters of Kevles book present more familiar material relating to military research, but this seminal work is of greatest academic value when viewed from the perspective of dynamic cultural keves within an emerging scientific community of American Physicsts.

Kevles account of the participation of American Physicists in the practice of fundamental research most genuinely begins with Willard Gibbs as a primary contributor to the field of Thermodynamics. What brought them to power was 1.

A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character”. I am enjoying it as much the second time as I did the first time in Physics research relied on rich benefactors such as the Rockefellers physicisrs Carnegie in its earliest stages of development after the civil war.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Throughout, Kevles keeps his eye on the central question of how an avowedly elitist enterprise grew and prospered in a democratic culture. The physicists is a well researched, scholarly work that sums up the history of american physics.

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