Book ID: CBB001451840

Buried Glory: Portraits of Soviet Scientists (2013)


Hargittai, István (Author)

Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xiii + 352 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Scientists -- Soviet Union -- Biography. Science -- Soviet Union. Science. Introduction -- Nuclear physicists. Igor Tamm: exemplary consistency ; Yakov Zeldovich: Soviet Prometheus ; Andrei Sakharov: Soviet conscience -- Low-temperature physicists. Petr Kapitza: respected Centaur ; Lev Landau: genius & Evgenii Lifshits: more than Landau's pen ; Vitaly Ginzburg: amateur astronomer ; Alexei Abrikosov: "unmanageable" -- Chemists and chemical physicists. Nikolai Semenov: Mr. Chain Reaction ; Yulii Khariton: director of "Los Arzamas" ; Boris Belousov & Anatol Zhabotinsky: "impossible" reaction ; Aleksandr Kitaigorodskii: Soviet maverick ; Aleksandr Nesmeyanov: brilliant administrator and Soviet courtier.

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Science and politics
Science and society
Borodin, Alexander
Hunter, Robert Fergus
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Lovell, Alfred Charles Bernard
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
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Soviet Union
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