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Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-96

Author: Jack M Holl; Richard G Hewlett; Ruth Roy Harris
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English
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This accessibly written history takes the lab from its emergence out of the Manhattan Project and the University of Chicago "Met Labs" to the present. The book traces Argonne's constant concern with reactors, basic research, and its relationship with the midwestern science community and equally constant search for identity and mission as public and political priorities shifted.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack M Holl; Richard G Hewlett; Ruth Roy Harris
ISBN: 0252023412 9780252023415
OCLC Number: 36074441
Description: xxii, 644 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Alan Schriesheim --
1. Met Lab Days, 1940-46 --
2. A Troublesome Transition, 1946-48 --
3. Living in a Political World, 1949-52 --
4. The Reactor Laboratory, 1953-58 --
5. Accelerators and Basic Research, 1953-57 --
6. What Sort of Laboratory? 1957-61 --
7. Targeting Midwestern Science, 1961-67 --
8. New Research Priorities, 1967-72 --
9. Years of Crisis, Years of Challenge, 1973-77 --
10. The Multiprogram Laboratory, 1977-81 --
11. On the Brink, 1981-84 --
12. Challenging the Nuclear Option, 1984-94 --
13. New Paths to the Future, 1984-94 --
App. 1. Argonne National Laboratory Funding and Employment, 1979-94 --
App. 2. Budgets and Staffing of DOE Multipurpose Laboratories, 1995
Responsibility: Jack M. Holl ; with the assistance of Richard G. Hewlett and Ruth R. Harris ; foreword by Alan Schriesheim.

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This accessibly written history takes the lab from its emergence out of the Manhattan Project and the University of Chicago "Met Labs" to the present. The book traces Argonne's constant concern with reactors, basic research, and its relationship with the midwestern science community and equally constant search for identity and mission as public and political priorities shifted.

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