A Bridge Not Attacked: Chemical Warfare Civilian Research During World War II

A Bridge Not Attacked: Chemical Warfare Civilian Research During World War II

by Harold Johnston
     
 

This book tells novel true stories concerning lightly talented civilian scientists, who were carrying out research on defense against poison gases in some unusual places during World War II. Most of these were graduate students, working under the direction of professors at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California (Berkeley).… See more details below

Overview

This book tells novel true stories concerning lightly talented civilian scientists, who were carrying out research on defense against poison gases in some unusual places during World War II. Most of these were graduate students, working under the direction of professors at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of California (Berkeley). The general reader will be able to follow these mostly non-technical accounts of the research and enjoy the many stories concerning the background and adventures of these university scientists, including their working together with army personnel on army bases. The first job was to make major improvements on gas masks. Later, most activities were done outdoors to assess the effects of terrain and meteorological conditions on the travel and dissipation of toxic gas clouds. Action took place in California, Florida, and the jungles of Panama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812381538
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
261
Sales rank:
1,122,318
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: National Defense Research Committee (NDRC)
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Hal1
Ch. 2Egbert53
Ch. 3Sam88
Ch. 4Withlacoochee128
Ch. 5Jungles159
Ch. 6Florida 1945196
Ch. 7Other Divisions of NDRC220
Ch. 8Principals and Contributors230
Index255

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