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Hitler's scientists : science, war, and the devil's pact

Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Hitler's Scientists, British historian John Cornwell explores German scientific genius in the first half of the twentieth century and shows how Germany's early lead in the new physics led to the discovery of atomic fission, which in turn led the way to the atom bomb, and how the ideas of Darwinism were hijacked to create the lethal doctrine of racial cleansing.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Cornwell
ISBN: 0142004804 9780142004807 0670030759 9780670030750
OCLC Number: 57246544
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. 2003"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 535 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : understanding the Germans --
Hitler's scientific inheritance --
The new physics, 1918-1933 --
Nazi enthusiasm, compliance, and oppression, 1933-1939 --
The science of destruction and defence, 1933-1943 --
The Nazi atomic bomb, 1941-1945 --
Science in hell, 1942-1945 --
In Hitler's shadow --
Science from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.
Responsibility: John Cornwell.

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In Hitler's Scientists, British historian John Cornwell explores German scientific genius in the first half of the twentieth century and shows how Germany's early lead in the new physics led to the discovery of atomic fission, which in turn led the way to the atom bomb, and how the ideas of Darwinism were hijacked to create the lethal doctrine of racial cleansing.

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