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The Martians of science : five physicists who changed the twentieth century

Author: István Hargittai
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Theodore Von Kármán; Leo Szilard; Eugene Paul Wigner; John Von Neumann; Edward Teller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: István Hargittai
ISBN: 9780195365566 0195365569
OCLC Number: 487219659
Notes: Originally published: 2006
Description: xxiv, 313 s., [32] tavler : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Arrival and Departure ; 2. Turning Points in Germany ; 3. Second Transition: to the United States ; 4. To protect and defend: World War II ; 5. To Deter: Cold War ; 6. Being Martian ; Epilogue ; Greatness in Science ; Had They Lived ; Conclusion ; Appendix: Quotable Martians ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Annotated Name Index ; Subject Index
Responsibility: István Hargittai

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"What a story! Five brilliant Jewish-Hungarian kids burst out of the great secondary schools of Hungary, learn their physics in Germany, and give their all to America in WWII Istv n Hargittai, a Read more...

 
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