Jasons The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

ISBN-10: 0143038478

ISBN-13: 9780143038474

Edition: Annotated 

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Description: The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the Defense Department cannot solve. Among many stunning innovations, they helped invent our electronic battlefield and Star Wars missile defense technology, and are now looking into ways to improve our intelligence gathering. Recounting the unknown story of these brilliant, stubbornly independent thinkers, Ann Finkbeiner takes advantage of her unprecedented access to this elite group to explore the uncertain bargains between science and politics. It is a story older than Faust and as timely as tomorrows headlines.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.70" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Ann Finkbeineris a freelance science writer who has written for Sciencemagazine and contributed to USA Todayand the New York Times Book Review. She runs the graduate program in science writing at Johns Hopkins University.

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