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Manhattan Project Big Science and the Atom Bomb

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ISBN-10: 0231131526

ISBN-13: 9780231131520

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jeff Hughes

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In the twentieth century, almost every aspect of science changed: it spread from insular universities to government, industry, and the military; new disciplines emerged, the boundaries between old ones blurred; and a dizzying array of new products and processes changed people's lives. But perhaps the greatest change was science's growth in scale, scope, and cost, as it was transformed from an activity in which small groups or individuals conducted experiments into "Big Science" -- a large-scale enterprise that is carried out by multidisciplinary and multinational groups of researchers, costs enormous sums, demands massive institutions of its own, and often represents a significant fraction…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/8/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

R. David Gustafson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Rock Valley College in Illinois and has also taught extensively at Rockford College and Beloit College. He is coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks, including Gustafson/Frisk/Hughes' COLLEGE ALGEBRA, Gustafson/Karr/Massey's BEGINNING ALGEBRA, INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: A COMBINED APPROACH, and the Tussy/Gustafson and Tussy/Gustafson/Koenig developmental mathematics series. His numerous professional honors include Rock Valley Teacher of the Year and Rockford's Outstanding Educator of the Year. He has been very active in AMATYC as a Midwest…    

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Big Science and the Bomb Long
Before the Bomb
The Origins of Big Science Science, the Military and Industry
The Great War and After From Fission to Mission
The Origins of the Manhattan Project Los Alamos
Little Science on a Big Scale? Thin Man Becomes Fat Man
The Plutonium Implosion Programme From Trinity to Victory
Making and Using the First Nuclear Weapons After the Bomb
Big Science and National Security From Big Science to Megascience
The Age of the Accelerators The Invention of 'Big Science'
Large-Scale Science as Pathological Science Death in Texas
The End of Megascience?
Conclusions
The Myths of Big Science
Further Reading