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Buried glory : portraits of Soviet scientists

Author: István Hargittai
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of the lives of twelve notable and celebrated Soviet scientists from the Cold War era, a time of great scientific achievement in the USSR.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: István Hargittai
ISBN: 9780199985593 0199985596
OCLC Number: 828057677
Description: xiii, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Nuclear physicists. Igor Tamm: exemplary consistency ; Yakov Zeldovich: Soviet Prometheus ; Andrei Sakharov: Soviet conscience --
Low-temperature physicists. Petr Kapitza: respected Centaur ; Lev Landau: genius & Evgenii Lifshits: more than Landau's pen ; Vitaly Ginzburg: amateur astronomer ; Alexei Abrikosov: "unmanageable" --
Chemists and chemical physicists. Nikolai Semenov: Mr. Chain Reaction ; Yulii Khariton: director of "Los Arzamas" ; Boris Belousov & Anatol Zhabotinsky: "impossible" reaction ; Aleksandr Kitaigorodskii: Soviet maverick ; Aleksandr Nesmeyanov: brilliant administrator and Soviet courtier.
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a significant contribution to the study of Soviet science; a wide audience of readers will benefit from this book ... Highly recommended. * N.M. Brooks, CHOICE *

 
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