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Author Hargittai, István.

Title Buried glory : portraits of Soviet scientists / Istvan Hargittai.

Publication Info. New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (369 pages) : illustrations, portraits
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Scientists -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Science -- Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hargittai, István. Buried glory : portraits of Soviet scientists. New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] xii, 352 pages 9780199985593 (DLC) 2013005419
ISBN 9780199985593 (alkaline paper)
9780199985609 (e-book)

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