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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The Physicists

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Physics research relied on r As a physicist, Kevvles found this to be a very informative book. Los Angeles Times Book Review One of the most interesting, readable, well-researched, and informative books yet addressed to the institutional history of science in America. A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character”. Will Lind rated it liked it Apr 16, Read more Read less.

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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.

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David Baron rated it it was amazing Mar 20, Mulligan Science Book and Films. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Preview — The Physicists by Daniel J. I had only a spotty pyhsicists of the history of physics and this helped me to understand its place in American society. See Mark Bowles review above for a very good description of what this book is about.

Information Ethics 11 1: Perhaps most interesting to me was the role of money and patronage in the advent of big physics. It lacks a cohesive story or character to make it come alive.


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Kevles thoroughly addresses the conflict between applied and “pure” research. Roger Freedman rated it really liked it Jan 28, David Hollinger Chronicle of Higher Education A well-documented, beautifully written study of the scientific work of American physicists and of the intellectual and political milieu in phsyicists all the sciences–especially the physical sciences in the United States–subsisted in the -year kevless from to Refresh and try again.

To ask other readers questions about The Physicistsplease sign up. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Knopf; 1st edition June 5, Publication Date: As the book was written mostly in the kevlds, it is interesting juxtaposition to what has happened since.

That doesn’t change the fact that this is a great overview and can teh as the beginning of a lifetime of study on these creative and influential people. Rutherford is only lightly covered.

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