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A chosen calling : Jews in science in the twentieth century

Author: Noah J Efron
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ; Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press, 2014.
Series: Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This provocative work will appeal to historians of science as well as scholars of religion, Jewish studies, and Zionism.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Efron, Noah J.
Chosen calling
(DLC) 2013036532
(OCoLC)858778267
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noah J Efron
ISBN: 9781421413822 1421413825
OCLC Number: 878117049
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Preface : a vanload of rabbis in the culture wars of Kentucky --
Introduction : "Ridiculously disproportionate"? --
"Holding high the torch of civilization" : American Jews and twentieth-century science --
"Second only to Communism" : making Soviet Jews and Soviet science --
"Making a land of experiments" : science and technology in Zionist imagination and enterprise --
Conclusion : when all worlds were new worlds.
Series Title: Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Other Titles: Jews in science in the twentieth century
Responsibility: Noah J. Efron.

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