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Schonland : scientist and soldier

Author: Brian Austin; Basil Schonland, Sir
Publisher: Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972), who was a major contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth science, both in peace and war. It contains information drawn from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Basil Schonland, Sir; Basil Schonland, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Austin; Basil Schonland, Sir
ISBN: 0750305010 9780750305013
OCLC Number: 48431676
Description: xviii, 639 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sir Maurice Wilkes FREng FRS --
Early Years --
Rhodes to Cambridge --
For King and Country --
In Command --
From the Cavendish to Cape Town --
And Then There Was Lightning --
Enter Cockcroft --
The Wings Begin to Spread --
Two Chairs and the Bpi --
Bernard Price's Institute --
The SSS at War --
'Could I be of Service?' --
Soldiers and Civilians --
Montgomery's Scientist --
When Smuts Called --
Nationalists and Internationalists --
'Come over to Macedonia and Help Us' --
Cockcroft's Man --
Scientia Et Labore --
'Cometh the Hour' --
Harwell --
Fission But No Fusion --
Zeta and Windscale --
Captain and Not First Officer --
'For the Future Lies with You'.
Responsibility: Brian Austin.

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"Austin develops the multi-faceted tale of his achievements in vivid detail. . . this historical biography is a fine tribute to a legendary and inspiring figure in South African Science. It may also Read more...

 
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