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Scientists at war.

Wilfrid Eggleston (1901-86)

Scientists at war.

by Wilfrid Eggleston (1901-86)

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Published by Oxford University Press in Toronto, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National Research Council Canada.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD810.S2 E4 1950
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 291 p.
    Number of Pages291
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6072046M
    LC Control Number50011383
    OCLC/WorldCa541964

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As other reviewers have commented this book is far wider than just Hitler's scientists. It is a fascinating overview of early 20th Century science, particularly physics. It describes the personalities and the behaviour of individual scientists before the last world war leading up to the Nazi regime and its downfall/5(43).

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Lovecraft/5. Cal Poly History Professor Sarah Bridger released her latest book, “Scientists at War: The Ethics of Cold War Weapons Research.” The text offers readers an authoritative inside look into the moral dilemmas scientists faced during times of conflict.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Eggleston, Wilfrid. Scientists at war. Toronto, New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) When Hitler came to power in the s, Germany had led the world in science, mathematics, and technology for nearly four decades.

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Operation Paperclip was a secret program of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) largely carried out by special agents of Army CIC, in which more than 1, German scientists, engineers, and technicians, such as Wernher von Braun and his V-2 rocket team, were taken from Germany to the United States, for U.S.

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