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Scientists against time

Author: James Phinney Baxter
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1946.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baxter, James Phinney, 1893-1975.
Scientists against time.
Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1946
(OCoLC)645392125
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Phinney Baxter
OCLC Number: 1084158
Notes: "An Atlantic monthly press book."
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1947.
Description: xv, 473 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: The race for superiority in new weapons in the Second World War. Organization saves time ; Science and strategy ; The seesaw of submarine warfare ; Naval warfare on and above the surface ; Amphibious warfare ; Air warfare ; Land warfare --
Part 2: New weapons and devices. The scientific front expands ; Radar and Loran ; Radar countermeasures ; Contributions to subsurface warfare ; New devices for air warfare ; Rockets ; Fire control ; Proximity fuzes ; Dukw and Weasel --
Part 3: Chemistry and the war. New explosives and propellants ; Why not gas? ; Smoke, incendiaries, and flame throwers --
Part 4: Military medicine. Antimalarials ; Blood and blood substitutes ; Penicillin ; Insecticides and rodenticides ; Aviation medicine --
Part 5: Men and machines. Selection and training ; Operations research and field service --
Part 6: The atomic bomb. Research to May 1, 1943 ; The triumph of the Manhattan District --
Epilogue --
Appendices.
Responsibility: by James Phinney Baxter 3rd.

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