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Radiant science, dark politics : a memoir of the nuclear age

Author: Martin David Kamen
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text portrays the life of the scientist, describes his contributions to pioneering atomic research, and examines the related House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Kamen, Martin D
Biography
Memoirs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kamen, Martin David, 1913-2002.
Radiant science, dark politics.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)780145653
Named Person: Martin David Kamen; Martin D Kamen; Martin David Kamen; Martin David Kamen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin David Kamen
ISBN: 9780520049291 0520049292
OCLC Number: 9830883
Description: xii, 348 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Beginnings --
College years --
Predoctoral years --
A time and place for Euphoria --
New vistas in photosynthesis --
Happy years --
The carbon 14 story --
Pearl Harbor and the Manhattan project --
Tragedy and transition again --
Postscripts on Lawrence and Oppenheimer --
A career builds under a cloud --
Times of discovery and dismay --
War with the establishment as science moves --The war is won.
Responsibility: Martin D. Kamen ; foreword by Edwin M. McMillan.

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This text portrays the life of the scientist, describes his contributions to pioneering atomic research, and examines the related House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation.

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