Patrick Blackett: Sailor, Scientist, Socialist

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714653174
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/29/2002
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Boy Blackett 1
2 The Selborne Scheme: The Education of the Boy 15
3 One of Fisher's Revolutions: The Education of the Navy 38
4 Blackett at Sea 55
5 The Midshipman and the Secret Gadget 72
6 Blackett at Cambridge 97
7 Preparations for War 110
8 Blackett and the Black Arts 126
9 A Clash of Cultures: The Case for Large Convoys 138
10 The Case against Area Bombing 167
11 The Father of Operational Research 187
12 Blackett and Nuclear Strategy 201
13 Blackett in India: Thinking Strategically about New Conflicts 217
14 A Physicist in the Corridors of Power 269
15 The Scientific Context of Blackett's achievements 294
16 The Reluctant Peer in Politics 305
Notes on Contributors 317
Index 322
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