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Science With a Vengeance

by DeVorkin, David H. A

  • ISBN: 9780387941370
  • ISBN10: 0387941371

Science With a Vengeance

by DeVorkin, David H. A

  • List Price: $84.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Publish date: 11/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780387941370
  • ISBN10: 0387941371
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Description: From the reviews:"This is the story of a select group of American scientists. In the aftermath of World War II they banded together, seized an opportunity, and set in motion events that culminated in what is known today as 'space science'...there is much to commend in this work to anyone interested in the evolution of American science in the 20th century. DeVorkin marshals an impressive amount of information, most of it drawn from primary sources, to explain the people and institutions that promoted scientific research with rockets..." --- Air & Space"Science with a Vengeance is a play on words for an exceptionally thorough, well-researched description of the origins of US space science. Young US scientists used Hitler's V-2 Vengeance weapon to conduct the first observations from high in the earth's atmosphere...Many photographs are from private collections...An easy-reading must for anyone interested in the early days of US rocket science." --- CHOICE"...Having secured boxcarloads of V-2 parts, the US military sought to determine their use and purpose, in part by a series of test firings of these wonder weapons...This exhaustively researched and lavishly illustrated volume...is an important contribution to the historical study of postwar American science." --- Physics Today"This is certain to become the standard work on its subject...impeccably researched...Anyone concerned with a deep analysis of the forces shaping contemporary science and technology would profit from reading this." --- S.R. Weart, AIP Center for History of Physics"...I learned a great deal from reading this...[it] recaptured the driving enthusiasm and spirit of the work as well as the exhilaration of our successes and the frustration of our failures....[DeVorkin] has distilled and interpreted a huge amount of raw material into an insightful and readable account...." --- James A. Van Allen, The University of Iowa
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9780387941370. Wraps (softcover). 1993. Springer. 404 pages. Very Good Plus condition.; Springer Study Edition; 9.90 X 7 X 1.10 inches; 404 pages.
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