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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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"Basil Schonland the physicist unravelled the mysteries of lightning. Schonland the soldier served as scientific advisor to two Generals, became Chancellor of his alma mater, and Superintendent of the Army Operational Research Group. Schonland the administrator was President of the CSIR and Director of Harwell. But who was this exceptional man?" "In this book Brian Austin has written not just a scientific biography,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Basil Schonland, Sir; 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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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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"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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