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Something incredibly wonderful happens Frank Oppenheimer and his astonishing Exploratorium

Author: K C Cole
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. Univ. of Chicago Press 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frank Oppenheimer, the younger brother of the physicist J Robert Oppenheimer used his own intellectual inquisitiveness to found the Exploratorium, a powerfully influential museum of human awareness  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Frank Oppenheimer; Frank Oppenheimer; Frank Oppenheimer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K C Cole
ISBN: 0226113477 9780226113470 9780226009360 022600936X
OCLC Number: 930804633
Description: XIV, 396, [8] Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: The world he came into --
Palace of delights --
A little royal family --
The uncle of the atom bomb --
Un-American --
Exile --
An intellectual desert and a library of experiments --
The world he made up --
A museum dedicated to awareness --
A decent respect for taste --
The man with the gold-rimmed glasses --
The sentimental fruits of science --
The anarch --
The world he made up --
Coda: living a fruitful life: speech to the 1960 graduating class of Pagosa Springs High School.
Other Titles: Frank Oppenheimer and his astonishing Exploratorium
Responsibility: K.C. Cole. Foreword by Murray Gell-Mann

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"By shunning a traditional biographical tapestry, K. C. Cole successfully, and at times movingly, limits her focus to Frank's infectious passion for science." (Nature)"

 
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