Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century / Edition 1

Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century / Edition 1

by G. Pascal Zachary
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262740222

ISBN-13: 9780262740227

Pub. Date: 06/11/1999

Publisher: MIT Press

As a young professor at MIT in the 1920s, Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) did seminal work on analog computing and was a cofounder of Raytheon, whose initial success was based on long-lasting radio tubes. But he is best known for his role in
Washington during World War II: as President Roosevelt's advisor, he organized the
Manhattan Project and oversaw the

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As a young professor at MIT in the 1920s, Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) did seminal work on analog computing and was a cofounder of Raytheon, whose initial success was based on long-lasting radio tubes. But he is best known for his role in
Washington during World War II: as President Roosevelt's advisor, he organized the
Manhattan Project and oversaw the work of 6,000 civilian scientists designing new weapons. His 1945 report "Science -- The Endless Frontier" spurred the creation of a system of public support for university research that endures to this day.Although he helped to give rise to the military-industrial complex, Bush was a skeptical observer of the interplay between science and politics. He warned against the dangers of an arms race and led a failed effort to halt testing of the hydrogen bomb. This balanced and gracefully written biography brings to life an American original and his times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262740227
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/11/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
1,173,728
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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