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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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in thd, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Its a good read for those who are highly interested in the field, or those who can handle books of a more scholarly bent. David rated it really liked it Sep 08, In the Name of Eugenics: Kevles The New Yorker”. Thf your thoughts with other customers. I also enjoyed his take on the role of physicists in the larger society and how we have been viewed over the decades.


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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. As the book was written mostly in the 70s, it is interesting juxtaposition to what has happened since. Physics research relied on r As a physicist, I found this to be a very informative book.

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Mike White rated it liked it Nov 18, Paperbackpages. After this period the government began to fund more research, particularly for its war efforts and to support industry. Preview — The Physicists by Daniel J. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It is skewed a bit too heavily on CERN and other Big Science projects and does not delve into the little or progenitor physics. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? He is also a co-author of the textbook Inventing America: Join Our Mailing List: Information Ethics 11 1: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Kevles is perhaps a bit too uncritical of the physicists in this book.

From the first chapter I’m not sure i’m going to make it through it.

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Feb 19, Edward Fenner rated it really liked it Shelves: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The physicists is a well researched, scholarly work that sums up the history of american physicistss.


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Throughout his career, Kevles has brought the history of science and technology yhe a broad audience through his contributions to general readership publications. Kevles’ research has focused primarily on the history of science in America and the interactions between science and society.

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That doesn’t change the fact that this is a great overview and can serve as the beginning of a lifetime of study on these creative and influential people. Today, physics is not broadening its social base by bringing in women or blacks into the field.

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Perhaps most interesting to me was the role of money and patronage in the advent of big physics. Archived from the original on But who knows it might pick up. Knopf, ; Harvard University Press ,