Physical Sciences and the Language of War,1939-1989: History of Modern Physical Science, Volume Three

Physical Sciences and the Language of War,1939-1989: History of Modern Physical Science, Volume Three




First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415937177
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter Galison is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University and a premier authority in the field. In 1997, he was named a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow; in 1999, he was a winner of the Max Planck Prize given by the Max Planck Gesellschaft and Humboldt Stiftung. His is author of numerous works, including, most recently, Picturing Science, Producing Art (Routledge, 1998) and The Architecture of Science (MIT, 1999). Michael Gordin and David Kaiser are both at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Fortun, Michael and Sylvan S. Schweber. "Scientists and the State: The Legacy of World War II." In Kostas Gavroglu, Jean Christianidis, and Efthymios Nicolaidis, eds., Trends in the Historiography of Science (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1994). Hales, Peter Bacon. "Construction." In Atomic Spaces: Living on the Manhattan Project (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997). Hoddeson, Lillian. "Mission Change in the Large Laboratory: The Los Alamos Implosion Program, 1943-1945." In Peter Galison and Bruce Hevly, eds., The Growth of Large-Scale Research (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992). Easlea, Brian. "The Fathering of the Monster: The Manhattan Project." In Fathering the Unthinkable: Masculinity, Scientists and the Nuclear Arms Race (London, UK: Pluto Press, 1983). Price, Matt. "Roots of Dissent: The Chicago Met Lab and the Origins of the Franck Report." Isis 86 (1995). Galison, Peter. "The Ontology of the Enemy: Norbert Wiener and the Cybernetic Vision." Critical Inquiry 21 (1994). Forman, Paul. "Behind Quantum Electronics: National Security as Basis for Physical Research in the United States, 1940-1960." Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 18 (1987). MacKenzie, Donald. "The Construction of Technical Facts." In Inventing Accuracy: A Historical Sociology of Nuclear Missile Guidance (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1990). Gusterson, Hugh. "Nuclear Weapons Testing: Scientific Experiment as Political Ritual." In Laura Nader, ed., Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge (New York, NY: Routledge, 1996). Kevles, Daniel J. "Preface, 1995: The Death of theSuperconducting Super Collider in the Life of American Physics." In The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1971).

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