Linus Pauling: Scientist and Peacemaker

Linus Pauling: Scientist and Peacemaker

by Linus Pauling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870714899

ISBN-13: 9780870714894

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Oregon State Universtiy Press

One of the most brilliant scientists and most controversial individuals of the twentieth century, Linus Pauling was the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. This unique volume, first published to mark the centenary of Pauling's birth, gathers his words and those of his contemporaries and students, together with photographs, drawings, and reproductions from…  See more details below

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One of the most brilliant scientists and most controversial individuals of the twentieth century, Linus Pauling was the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. This unique volume, first published to mark the centenary of Pauling's birth, gathers his words and those of his contemporaries and students, together with photographs, drawings, and reproductions from the Pauling Papers.

Pauling was known for being outspoken and for leaping over scientific boundaries-from physics to chemistry to biology to medical research. This collection draws a vivid portrait of a remarkable man-scientist, humanist, and activist-highlighting his larger-than-life personality and his singular achievements.

As both scientist and citizen, Pauling was passionate and deeply thoughtful. He wrote The Nature of the Chemical Bond, one of the most cited sources in scientific history, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. He risked his reputation during the McCarthy years as a vocal opponent of Cold War policies and nuclear proliferation. As a result, he was vilified by the press, investigated by the FBI, and awarded the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize. In the 1970s, Pauling again gained international recognition, this time for his advocacy of megadoses of vitamin C as a cure for cancer and cold prevention.

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ISBN-13:
9780870714894
Publisher:
Oregon State Universtiy Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.35(w) x 10.33(h) x 1.01(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface     v
Acknowledgments     vi
Linus Pauling, The Man
The Roots of Genius   Tom Hager     2
A Pauling Chronology   Robert Paradowski     8
My Best Friend   Linus Pauling     21
Diary Excerpts   Linus Pauling     25
Interview with Dr. Linus Pauling   Wayne Reynolds     31
Summer Employment   Linus Pauling     56
Children of the Dawn   Linus Pauling     59
Linus Pauling, The Teacher   David P. Shoemaker     63
The Incident on the Cliff   Linus Pauling     71
Linus Pauling, The Science
The Scientific Contributions of Linus Pauling   Jack Dunitz     78
Early Years of Physical Chemistry at Caltech   Linus Pauling     98
The Original Manuscript for The Nature of the Chemical Bond   Linus Pauling     109
Modern Structural Chemistry: Nobel Lecture 1954   Linus Pauling     111
Pauling and Beadle   George Gray     119
Sickle-Cell Anemia   Bruno Strasser     127
How I Developed an Interest in the Question of the Nature of Life   Linus Pauling     134
TheDiscovery of the Alpha Helix   Linus Pauling     141
The Triple Helix   Thomas Hager     150
The Genesis of the Molecular Clock   Gregory J. Morgan     169
Orthomolecular Medicine Defined   Linus Pauling     177
"There Will Always Be Something Interesting"   Neil A. Campbell     184
Linus Pauling, The Peace Work
An Episode That Changed My Life   Linus Pauling     192
The Ultimate Decision   Linus Pauling     195
Meet the Press     201
Science and Peace, Nobel Lecture 1963   Linus Pauling     208
Man-An Irrational Animal   Linus Pauling     223
A World in Which Every Human Being Can Live a Good Life   Linus Pauling     227
Linus Pauling, Facets     229
Pauling Bibliography     258
Index     267

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