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J.D. Bernal : the sage of science

J.D. Bernal : the sage of science

Author: Andrew Brown
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Describes Desmond Bernal - or 'Sage', as he was known. An extraordinary man by any account - a brilliant scientist, a fervent Marxist, and a colourful, bohemian figure. This biography includes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: J D Bernal; J D Bernal
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Brown
ISBN: 0198515448 9780198515449
OCLC Number: 185180582
Description: 562 s., [16] plates -s. : illustrations
Contents: A long way to go --
Cambridge undergraduate --
Bohemian crystallographer --
Science fantasy --
The new kingdom --
Soviet pilgrims --
The shadow of the Hawks wings --
The entertainment of the scientist --
Scientist at war --
Bombing strategy --
Combined operations --
Overlord --
Lessons of war --
Rebuilding --
Central dogma --
Peace at any price? --
The physical basis of life --
History and the origins of life --
Marxist envoy --
Peacebroking --
Order and disorder --
Years of struggle.
Responsibility: Andrew Brown.
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Apart from taking its place as the best existing account of Bernal's life and work, Brown's book provides an inspiring introduction to the academic culture of the 1920s and 1930s, a period which to Read more...

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