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Of one mind : the collectivization of science

Author: J M Ziman
Publisher: Woodbury, NY : American Institute of Physics, ©1995.
Series: Masters of modern physics, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This superb collection by the eminent physicist and critic John Ziman, opens with an album of portraits of scientists at work and at play, in which "plaster saints" are turned charmingly and thoughtfully into "living people." You'll find deft sketches of some of the more striking figures in the gallery of modern physics - Albert Einstein, Freeman Dyson, Lev Landau, Mark Azbel, Andrei Sakharov." "We then take a
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: J M Ziman; John Ziman; J M Ziman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M Ziman
ISBN: 1563960656 9781563960659 1563963965 9781563963964
OCLC Number: 31077440
Description: xvii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: What Exactly Did He Discover? --
Portrait of a Disappointed Scientific Soul --
Landau and His School --
Separation: On the Refusenik Mark Azbel --
The Dark Side of Science --
Resolving Little Local Difficulties --
Serendipity --
Irreversibility --
A Billion Years a Week --
Processing Words and Thoughts --
The Eyes Have It --
Science in at Least Three Dimensions --
Pushing Back Frontiers --
or Redrawing Maps! --
What Is Your Specialty? --
A Natural Philosopher --
Out of the Parlor, into the Laboratory --
Devastating the Dissemblers --
Fudging the Facts --
Reconstructing the Reality of Scientific Growth --
What Shall We Look into Now? --
Expansionists and Restrictionists --
Scientists --
and Other People --
The Social Responsibility of Scientists: Basic Principles --
Social Responsibility in Victorian Science --
Rights and Responsibilities in Research --
Science Education for the Real World --
Conceptions of Science --
What Are the Options? --
Publish or Perish? --
Academic Science as a System of Markets --
The Collectivization of Science --
The Individual in a Collectivized Profession --
On Being a Physicist.
Series Title: Masters of modern physics, v. 15.
Responsibility: John Ziman.
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