Patrick Blackett: Sailor, Scientist, Socialist

Patrick Blackett: Sailor, Scientist, Socialist

by Peter Hore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714653179

ISBN-13: 9780714653174

Pub. Date: 09/29/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This edited volume comprises a series of essays about Patrick Maynard Stewart Blackett, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, as well as a prominent figure in the Royal Navy and British politics.  See more details below

Overview

This edited volume comprises a series of essays about Patrick Maynard Stewart Blackett, one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, as well as a prominent figure in the Royal Navy and British politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653174
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/29/2002
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1Boy Blackett1
2The Selborne Scheme: The Education of the Boy15
3One of Fisher's Revolutions: The Education of the Navy38
4Blackett at Sea55
5The Midshipman and the Secret Gadget72
6Blackett at Cambridge97
7Preparations for War110
8Blackett and the Black Arts126
9A Clash of Cultures: The Case for Large Convoys138
10The Case against Area Bombing167
11The Father of Operational Research187
12Blackett and Nuclear Strategy201
13Blackett in India: Thinking Strategically about New Conflicts217
14A Physicist in the Corridors of Power269
15The Scientific Context of Blackett's achievements294
16The Reluctant Peer in Politics305
Notes on Contributors317
Index322

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