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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231131526

ISBN-13: 9780231131520

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Sometime during the 20th century, science moved from small laboratories of individual researchers and a few colleagues or students, to vast complexes with hundreds and sometimes thousands of workers. Hughes (history of science and technology, U. of Manchester, UK) follows others by finding the fulcrum of the change in the British and American mission to develop

Overview

Sometime during the 20th century, science moved from small laboratories of individual researchers and a few colleagues or students, to vast complexes with hundreds and sometimes thousands of workers. Hughes (history of science and technology, U. of Manchester, UK) follows others by finding the fulcrum of the change in the British and American mission to develop nuclear weapons during World War II. He describes how the Manhattan Project was conducted at huge sites across the US from 1943 to 1945. He suggests further reading, but does not index his work. This book was originally published in 2002 by Icon Books (Duxford, Cambridge, UK). Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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
Product dimensions:
4.76(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of 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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