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The science matrix : the journey, travails, triumphs

Author: Frederick Seitz
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In these essays, Professor Seitz, President Emeritus of Rockefeller University, and one of the developers of modern semiconductor physics, investigates the role of science in modern society, its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008.
Science matrix.
New York : Springer-Verlag, ©1992
(OCoLC)555569390
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Seitz
ISBN: 0387976779 9780387976778 3540976779 9783540976776 0387985743 9780387985749
OCLC Number: 24219378
Description: xiii, 146 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1 The Brain Matrix: Our Window on the World (starting p. 1) --
2 Technology Without Modern Science (starting p. 7) --
3 Crucial Steps in the Evolution of Science (starting p. 17) --
4 The Divine Fire Crosses the Atlantic Ocean (starting p. 43) --
5 Basic Science in the Asian Countries (starting p. 67) --
6 The Future of Science (starting p. 71) --
7 The Next Million Years --
A Half Century Later (starting p. 83) --
8 A Physicist's View of Living Systems (starting p. 97) --
9 Nuclear Science: Promises and Perceptions (starting p. 109) --
10 Science, Technology and the Environment (starting p. 119) --
11 Fraud, Piracy and Priority in Science (starting p. 127) --
12 Big Science --
Small Science (starting p. 133) --
Name Index (starting p. 139) --
Subject Index (starting p. 143)
Responsibility: Frederick Seitz.

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