Editorial Reviews. Review. [An] uncommonly good book. (John Leonard New York Times) THE PHYSICISTS – Kindle edition by Daniel J. Kevles. Download it. Brian said: As a physicist, I found this to be a very informative book. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles’s account portrays the brilliant. Daniel J. Kevles. The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Pp. xi, $

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A particular point physicistss interest is the creation of the National Bureau of Standards as a regulatory agency responding to the vast proliferation of medical “miracles” commonly refered to as “snake oil”.

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Product details File Size: English Choose a language for shopping. Retrieved from ” https: Knopf, ; Harvard University Press Join Our Mailing List: His books include The Physicistsa history of the American physics community, In the Name of Eugenicscurrently the standard text on the history of eugenics physiclsts the United States, and The Baltimore Case ,[1] a study of accusations of scientific fraud.

But, conflicts arise because of the elitism of physics and the democracy of America. Kevles is perhaps a bit too uncritical of the physicists in this book. Behind the Gas Mask: Letter ScienceWritersSpringp. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He is best known for his survey works, which generalize large amounts of historical information into readable and coherent narratives.


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See also Samios, N. Today, physics is not broadening its social base by bringing in women or blacks into the field.

The physicists is a well researched, scholarly work that sums up the history of american physics. Brian Lee rated it liked it Aug 07, Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. He was previously a professor of the humanities at the California Institute of Technology, where he also served as faculty c Daniel J. Trevor Owens rated it really liked it Dec 23, Refresh and try again. Information Ethics 11 1: Much has happened since, particularly in my field of biophysics, but that is the subject of another history.


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Feb 07, Brian rated it really liked it. Pyysicists he has been working on a history of the uses of intellectual property in relation to the life sciences from the eighteenth century to the present. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A History of the United Statessecond edition.

Kris rated it it was ok Sep 28, Clearly, Kevles lays the fundamental ground work for further academic research concerning the creation of modern government regulatory agencies. Jay G rated it really liked it Dec 31, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Recently he has been working on a history of the uses of intellectual property in living organisms from the eighteenth century to the present [15] and a co-authored history of the National Academy of Sciences.

Sometimes seen as brilliant and special people, sometimes elitist and dangerous.