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York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Overview
Works: 92 works in 195 publications in 3 languages and 5,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: JX1974.7, 327.174
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The advisors : Oppenheimer, Teller, and the superbomb by Herbert F York( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 1989 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move by Sanford A Lakoff( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March 1983, Ronald Reagan made one of the most controversial announcements of his presidency when he called on the nation's scientists and engineers to develop a defensive shield so impenetrable as to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete." This book provides the first comprehensive review and evaluation of the project launched to implement that announcement - the project officially known as the Strategic Defense Initiative and more popularly as "Star Wars." The authors - a political scientist and a physicist who has played a key role in developing military technologies - provide an intriguing account of how political rather than technical judgment led to the initial decision, and they explain the technical issues in terms accessible to nonspecialists. Judging SDI as "a classic example of misplaced faith in the promise of technological salvation," the authors examine the implications of the program for strategy, arms control, the unity of the Western alliance, its prospective economic impact, and the way the American political process has dealt with all these issues. Publisher's description
Race to oblivion; a participant's view of the arms race by Herbert F York( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making weapons, talking peace : a physicist's odyssey from Hiroshima to Geneva by Herbert F York( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms control : readings from Scientific American by Herbert F York( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling videnskabelige artikler om fusions- og fissionsvåbens historie og udvikling.Bogen indeholder teorier og tekniske beregninger på nedfald, forurening. Beskriver forsøgssprængninger, og hvilke tiltag der er for kontrol med udviklingen af B og C våben. Bogen forholder sig til våbenkapløbet, SALT aftalerne og A-energis fredelige udnyttelse
Does strategic defense breed offense? by Herbert F York( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CTBT and beyond by Herbert F York( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and the physicist by Herbert F York( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the way, you'll meet some of our greatest heros and villains - Lawrence, Oppenheimer, Weisskopf, Teller, General Groves, President Eisenhower, and a cast of hundreds - friends, colleagues, enemies, who for more than half a century, held the fate of the world in their hands
Historia de Baja California by Pablo L Martínez( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Lower California from prehistoric to modern times
The comprehensive nuclear test ban by Herbert F York( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countdown on the comprehensive test ban by Neil Joeck( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SALT I and the future of arms control and disarmament by Herbert F York( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proton angular distribution for 90 Mev neutron-proton scattering by James Hadley( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angular distribution of the recoil protons in neutron-proton scattering at 90 Mev has been measured for angles between 5{sup o} and 65{sup o} from the direction of the neutron beam. The neutrons were produced by stripping 190 Mev deuterons in a 1/2 inch Be target in the 184-inch F.M. cyclotron. R. Serber has calculated the neutron energy distribution; it has a peak at 90 Mev and a half width of 27 Mev. This distributiQn has been checked experimentally for the neutrons by Wilson Powell and by W.Chupp, E.Gardner, and T.B.Taylor for the protons also produced by stripping. The neutrons were collimated by a two-inch hole through 8 feet of concrete. Thin paraffin scatters of known hydrogen and carbon content were used; the number of protons arising from neutron-carbon and neutron-air reactions was determined by using pure carbon scatters and by making blank runs. The scatters were placed in the beam outside of the concrete shielding at a point approximately 52 feet from the cyclotron target. The scattered protons were detected by a telescope of four proportional counters used in coincidence, and set at a constant distance from the scatterer but at a varying angle from the neutron beam. A copper absorber was placed between the scatterer and the counters. The thickness of the absorber was adjusted for each angle so that only protons scattered by incident neutrons of energy greater than 66 Mev could be counted. It was found that the results did not depend on whether the absorber was placed in front of all four counters, or between the first two. The beam was monitored by placing a second one inch piece of paraffin in the neutron beam and measuring the protons scattered from it by means of two additional proportional counters. Fig. 1 is a plot of our results transposed into the center of mass system. Relative proton intensity per unit solid ang1e is plotted against cos [theta], where [theta] is the scattering angle in this system. The proton peak in the forward direction is expected on the basis of exchange force theory. The apparent symmetry about 90{sup o} would indicate that there are equal amounts of exchange and non-exchange scattering. The experiments are limited at present to [theta] ≤ 130{sup o} because of the miniumum energy a proton must have in order to be detected by our counting system. The data shown are in agreement within statistical error with points determined from some 200 cloud chamber pictures of knock-on protons taken by Wilson Powell's group. The errors indicated are twice the probably errors calculated on the basis of the counting statistics. The additional error is a somewhat arbitrary estimate of the possible size of systematic experimental errors. The possible sources of the latter are geometrical inaccuracies, changing coincidence efficiency with proton energy and counting rate, and effects due to stray neutrons. All of these errors would be functions of angle. Thus far, investigations of these factors has indicated that each is smaller than the statistical errors. A detailed report of this work will be made later after more data have been taken, and the sources of experimental error more thoroughly investigated
Progress in arms control? : Readings from Scientific American by Scientific American( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acceleration of stripped light nuclei in the 60-inch cyclotron( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protons and deuterons knocked out of nuclei by 90 Mev neutrons by Herbert F York( )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolute cross section for the reaction C¹²(n, 2n)C¹¹ at 90 MEV by Edwin M McMillan( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gamma ray spectrum from the absorption of [Pi] ⁻ mesons in hydrogen by Wolfgang K. H Panofsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

University in motion( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High energy photons from proton-nucleon collisions( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last move
Alternative Names
Herbert York Amerikaans natuurkundige

Herbert York amerikansk fysikar

Herbert York amerikansk fysiker

Herbert York physicien américain

Herbert York US-amerikanischer Physiker

York, Herb

York, Herb 1921-2009

York Herbert

York, Herbert 1921-2009

York, Herbert Frank.

York, Herbert Frank 1921-2009

Йорк, Герберт

هربرت یورک فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

ヨーク, ハーバート・F

Languages
English (127)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

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A shield in space? : technology, politics, and the strategic defense initiative : how the Reagan Administration set out to make nuclear weapons "impotent and obsolete" and succumbed to the fallacy of the last moveArms and the physicist