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The Resource Linus Pauling : a life in science and politics, Ted Goertzel and Ben Goertzel, with the assistance of Mildred Goertzel, Victor Goertzel, with original drawings by Gwen Goertzel

Linus Pauling : a life in science and politics, Ted Goertzel and Ben Goertzel, with the assistance of Mildred Goertzel, Victor Goertzel, with original drawings by Gwen Goertzel

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Linus Pauling : a life in science and politics
Title
Linus Pauling
Title remainder
a life in science and politics
Statement of responsibility
Ted Goertzel and Ben Goertzel, with the assistance of Mildred Goertzel, Victor Goertzel, with original drawings by Gwen Goertzel
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "One of the most important and controversial scientists and public figures of our time, Linus Pauling was, for many, a universal hero. He was the first Scientist ever to win two unshared Nobel Prizes - one for science and one for peace - and when he died on August 19, 1994, newspapers across the country carried front page stories detailing his extraordinary achievements." "This book, the first biography since his death, traces Pauling's long and exciting life. His brilliant insights in applying quantum mechanics to complex molecules, for which he was awarded his first Noble Prize, played a pivotal role in the development of the modern field of chemistry. He did more than any other scientist to establish the new science of molecular biology." "The book covers Pauling's fascinating personal life, from his boyhood on the Oregon frontier, throught the death of his father when Linus was nine, his rebellion against his mother who opposed his going to college, and his long and happy marriage to his college sweetheart, Ava Helen. By the time Pauling was in his twenties, he was already a world-famous scientist." "But he was also a committed political activist, willing to put aside his own research to work for what he felt was right. During World War II, he designed a new oxygen meter for airplanes and submarines and a synthetic blood plasma for medical emergencies. In the 1950s, he heroically fought against McCarthyism and successfully campaigned to stop nuclear testing. He paid a price scientifically for his activism, however. Denied a visa at a key point in his research on DNA, and therefore unable to profit from related research being conducted in England, he published an erroneous model just months before Crick and Watson released their findings."
  • "Based on interviews with Pauling's relatives and teachers going back to the 1960s, this book offers unprecedented access to his life. But it does not shy away from his faults. It chronicles his final controversial crusade against the medical establishment, in which he advocated vitamin C as a treatment for everything from the common cold to cancer. And it examines the conflicts at the Linus Pauling Institute, including his apparent betrayal of Arthur Robinson, a promising young scientist who was once his closest collaborator and disciple."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goertzel, Ted George
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q143.P25
LC item number
G64 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goertzel, Ben
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pauling, Linus
  • Scientists
  • Science
Label
Linus Pauling : a life in science and politics, Ted Goertzel and Ben Goertzel, with the assistance of Mildred Goertzel, Victor Goertzel, with original drawings by Gwen Goertzel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
32468382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465006724
Lccn
95009005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Linus Pauling : a life in science and politics, Ted Goertzel and Ben Goertzel, with the assistance of Mildred Goertzel, Victor Goertzel, with original drawings by Gwen Goertzel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
32468382
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465006724
Lccn
95009005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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