The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb / Edition 1

The Manhattan Project: Big Science and the Atom Bomb / Edition 1

by Jeff Hughes
     
 

The Manhattan Project, the allies' project during the Second World War to build the atomic bomb, did not represent a radical break in the development of twentieth-century science but rather an acceleration of developments already underway, according to Jeff Huges. Drawing on recent scholarship, Hughes offers a lively reinterpretation of these epic events and

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Overview

The Manhattan Project, the allies' project during the Second World War to build the atomic bomb, did not represent a radical break in the development of twentieth-century science but rather an acceleration of developments already underway, according to Jeff Huges. Drawing on recent scholarship, Hughes offers a lively reinterpretation of these epic events and considers the dramatic role the military and industry played in shaping not just the Manhattan Project, but the whole of twentieth-century science.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231131520
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Revolutions in Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,237,295
Product dimensions:
4.76(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IllustrationsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Big Science and the BombLong Before the Bomb: The Origins of Big ScienceScience, the Military and Industry: The Great War and AfterFrom Fission to Mission: The Origins of the Manhattan ProjectLos Alamos: Little Science on a Big Scale?Thin Man Becomes Fat Man: The Plutonium Implosion ProgrammeFrom Trinity to Victory: Making and Using the First Nuclear WeaponsAfter the Bomb: Big Science and National SecurityFrom Big Science to Megascience: The Age of the AcceleratorsThe Invention of 'Big Science': Large-Scale Science as Pathological ScienceDeath in Texas: The End of Megascience?Conclusions: The Myths of Big ScienceFurther Reading

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