Editorial Reviews. Review. [An] uncommonly good book. (John Leonard New York Times) THE PHYSICISTS – Kindle edition by Daniel J. Kevles. Download it. Brian said: As a physicist, I found this to be a very informative book. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles’s account portrays the brilliant. Daniel J. Kevles. The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Pp. xi, $
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Sign In or Create an Account. A History of the United Statessecond edition. Jay G rated it really liked it Dec 31, Vanessa Hamer rated it it was amazing Dec 06, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He is best known for his survey works, which generalize large amounts of historical information into readable and coherent narratives. Sherman rated it it was amazing Jun 06, This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States.
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He was previously a professor of the humanities at the California Institute of Technology, where he also served as faculty c Daniel J.
His research interests have been primarily on the history of science in America, the interactions between science and society, and environmentalism. See also Samios, N. This is a long book 25 chapters which are not structured in such a way as to provide quick access to the main ideas of the book.
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What brought them to power was the identification of physics with the material solid state physics: Article PDF first page preview. Thanks for telling us about the problem. His books include The Physicists a history of the American physics community, In the Name of Eugenicscurrently the standard text on the history of eugenics in the United States and Britain,  and The Baltimore Case a study of accusations of scientific fraud.
David Hollinger Chronicle of Higher Education A well-documented, beautifully written study of the scientific work of American physicists and of the intellectual and political milieu in which all the sciences–especially the physical sciences in the United States–subsisted in the -year period from to Throughout his career, Kevles has brought the history of science and technology to a broad audience through his contributions to general readership publications.
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What brought them to power was 1. He is best known for his accessible and original interpretative histories of physics and eugenicsand for an extensive body of scholarship that ranges widely across the histories of the physical sciences, life sciences, and technology. Jennifer rated it liked it Aug 21, I had only a spotty knowledge of the history of physics and this helped me to understand its place in American society.
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This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States. Norton, ; 2nd edition, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There’s a problem loading this kegles right now. Mulligan Science Book and Films.
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I also enjoyed his take on the role of physicists in the larger society and how we have been viewed over the decades. The Physicists by Daniel J.
Throughout, Kevles keeps his eye on the central question of how an avowedly elitist enterprise grew and prospered in a democratic culture.