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|Named Person:||P M S Blackett, Baron Blackett; P M S Blackett, Baron Blackett|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mary Jo Nye
|Description:||x, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||A life of controversy --
The shaping of a scientific politics: from the royal navy to the British left, 1914-1945 --
Laboratory life and the craft of nuclear physics, 1921-1947 --
Corridors of power: operational research and atomic weapons, 1936-1962 --
Temptations of theory, strategies of evidence: investigating the earth's magnetism, 1947-1952 --
"Reading ourselves into the subject": geophysics and the revival of continental drift, 1951-1965 --
Scientific leadership: recognition, organization, policy, 1945-1974 --
Style and character in a scientific life.
|Responsibility:||Mary Jo Nye.|
Mary Jo Nye has written a concise scholarly biography of this remarkable man, giving the detailed background to his achievement while unsentimentally describing the traits that made him so