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The Resource In the shadow of the bomb : Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the moral responsibility of the scientist, S.S. Schweber

In the shadow of the bomb : Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the moral responsibility of the scientist, S.S. Schweber

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In the shadow of the bomb : Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the moral responsibility of the scientist
Title
In the shadow of the bomb
Title remainder
Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the moral responsibility of the scientist
Statement of responsibility
S.S. Schweber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists - J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe - came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the United States dropped the bomb, and physicists were forced to contemplate disquieting questions about their roles and responsibilities. When the Cold War followed, they were confronted with political demands for their loyalty and McCarthyism's threats to academic freedom. By examining how Bethe and Oppenheimer - two men with similar backgrounds but divergent aspirations and characters - struggled with these moral dilemmas, one of our foremost historians of physics tells the story of modern physics, the development of atomic weapons, and the Cold War."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schweber, S. S.
Dewey number
172/.422
Index
index present
LC call number
QC774.O56
LC item number
S32 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton series in physics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oppenheimer, J. Robert
  • Bethe, Hans A.
  • Atomic bomb
  • Nuclear physicists
Label
In the shadow of the bomb : Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the moral responsibility of the scientist, S.S. Schweber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42682835
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780691049892
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99052225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
In the shadow of the bomb : Bethe, Oppenheimer, and the moral responsibility of the scientist, S.S. Schweber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42682835
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780691049892
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99052225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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