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J.D. Bernal : the sage of science

Author: Andrew Brown
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st published as an Oxford University Press paperbackView all editions and formats
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Desmond Bernal - or 'Sage', as he was known, was an extraordinary man by any account - a brilliant scientist, a fervent Marxist, and a colourful, bohemian figure. This biography includes previously  Read more...

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Named Person: J D Bernal; J D Bernal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Brown
ISBN: 9780199205653 0199205655
OCLC Number: 954183226
Description: xiv, 562 p. : il. ; 20 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Abbreviations ; 1. A Long Way to Go ; 2. Cambridge Undergraduate ; 3. Bohemian Crystallographer ; 4. Science Fantasy ; 5. The New Kingdom ; 6. Soviet Pilgrims ; 7. The Shadow of the Hawk's Wings ; 8. The Entertainment of the Scientist ; 9. Scientist at War ; 10. Bombing Strategy ; 11. Combined Operations ; 12. Overlord ; 13. Lessons of War ; 14. Rebuilding ; 15. Central Dogma ; 16. Peace at Any Price? ; 17. The Physical Basis of Life ; 18. History and the Origins of Life ; 19. Marxist Envoy ; 20. Peacebroking ; 21. Order and Disorder ; 22. Years of Struggle ; Postscript ; Notes ; Index
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