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Buried glory : portraits of Soviet scientists

Author: István Hargittai
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: István Hargittai
ISBN: 9780199985593 0199985596
OCLC Number: 862091596
Description: pages cm
Contents: Contents ; Introduction ; Part I Nuclear Physicists ; Chapter 1 Igor Tamm: Exemplary Consistency ; Chapter 2 Yakov Zeldovich: Soviet Prometheus ; Chapter 3 Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Conscience ; Part II Low-temperature Physicists ; Chapter 4 Petr Kapitza: Respected Centaur ; Chapter 5 Lev Landau: Genius & Evgenii Lifshits: More than Landau's Pen ; Chapter 6 Vitaly Ginzburg: Amateur Astronomer ; Chapter 7 Alexei Abrikosov: <"Unmanageable>" ; Part III Chemists and Chemical Physicists ; Chapter 8 Nikolai Semenov: Mr. Chain Reaction ; Chapter 9 Yulii Khariton: Director of <"Los Arzamas>" ; Chapter 10 Boris Belousov & Anatol Zhabotinsky: <"Impossible>" Reaction ; Chapter 11 Aleksandr Kitaigorodskii: Soviet Maverick ; Chapter 12 Aleksandr Nesmeyanov: Brilliant Administrator and Soviet Courtier ; Epilogue ; Notes ; Biographical Names ; Some Notable Dates ; Select Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Istvan Hargittai.

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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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