Radiant Science Dark Politics

Portrays the life of the scientist, describes his contributions to pioneering atomic research, and examines the House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation of him

Author: Martin D. Kamen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520049292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Portrays the life of the scientist, describes his contributions to pioneering atomic research, and examines the House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation of him
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Radiant Science Dark Politics

A Memoir of the Nuclear Age Martin D. Kamen. Radiant Science , Dark Politics RADIANT SCIENCE , DARK POLITICS A Memoir of the Nuclear Front Cover.

Author: Martin D. Kamen

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520329683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1985.
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Beyond the Laboratory

Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America Peter J. Kuznick. 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 lucrative field ( Martin D. Kamen , Radiant Science , Dark Politics : A Memoir of the Nuclear Age [ Berkeley , Calif . , 1985 ] , 21 ) .

Author: Peter J. Kuznick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226465837

Category: History

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The debate over scientists' social responsibility is a topic of great controversy today. Peter J. Kuznick here traces the origin of that debate to the 1930s and places it in a context that forces a reevaluation of the relationship between science and politics in twentieth-century America. Kuznick reveals how an influential segment of the American scientific community during the Depression era underwent a profound transformation in its social values and political beliefs, replacing a once-pervasive conservatism and antipathy to political involvement with a new ethic of social reform.
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American Science in an Age of Anxiety

On Martin D. Kamen's turn to the NSF for funding after he was denied a grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health in 1954, see Kamen, Radiant Science, Dark Politics, 269, 274–75. 76. Kamen, Radiant Science, Dark Politics, 164; ...

Author: Jessica Wang

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807867105

Category: History

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No professional group in the United States benefited more from World War II than the scientific community. After the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, scientists enjoyed unprecedented public visibility and political influence as a new elite whose expertise now seemed critical to America's future. But as the United States grew committed to Cold War conflict with the Soviet Union and the ideology of anticommunism came to dominate American politics, scientists faced an increasingly vigorous regimen of security and loyalty clearances as well as the threat of intrusive investigations by the notorious House Committee on Un-American Activities and other government bodies. This book is the first major study of American scientists' encounters with Cold War anticommunism in the decade after World War II. By examining cases of individual scientists subjected to loyalty and security investigations, the organizational response of the scientific community to political attacks, and the relationships between Cold War ideology and postwar science policy, Jessica Wang demonstrates the stifling effects of anticommunist ideology on the politics of science. She exposes the deep divisions over the Cold War within the scientific community and provides a complex story of hard choices, a community in crisis, and roads not taken.
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Big Science

“kept me in a steady”: Martin Kamen, “Early History of Carbon-14,” Science 140, no. 3567 (May 10, 1963): pp. 584–90. they draped these: Kamen, Radiant Science, Dark Politics, p. 79. “almost driven”: Lawrence to Kruger, October 1, 1935, ...

Author: Michael Hiltzik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451676037

Category: History

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The epic story of how science went “big” and the forgotten genius who started it all—“entertaining, thoroughly researched…partly a biography, partly an account of the influence of Ernest Lawrence’s great idea, partly a short history of nuclear physics and the Bomb” (The Wall Street Journal). Since the 1930s, the scale of scientific endeavor has grown exponentially. The first particle accelerator could be held in its creator’s lap, while its successor grew to seventeen miles in circumference and cost ten billion dollars. We have invented the atomic bomb, put man on the moon, and probed the inner workings of nature at the scale of subatomic particles—all the result of Big Science, the model of industrial-scale research paid for by governments, departments of defense, and corporations that has driven the great scientific projects of our time. The birth of Big Science can be traced nearly nine decades ago in Berkeley, California, when a young scientist with a talent for physics declared, “I’m going to be famous!” His name was Ernest Orlando Lawrence. His invention, the cyclotron, would revolutionize nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact, which would be felt in academia, industry, and international politics. It was the beginning of Big Science. “An exciting book….A bright narrative that captures the wonder of nuclear physics without flying off into a physics Neverland….Big Science is an excellent summary of how physics became nuclear and changed the world” (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland). This is the “absorbing and expansive” (Los Angeles Times) story that is “important for understanding how science and politics entwine in the United States…with striking details and revealing quotations” (The New York Times Book Review).
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The Emerald Planet

Quotation from Kamen, M.D. (1985) Radiant science, dark politics. University of California Press, Berkeley. 13 A poignant account of Martin Kamen's life is given in his autobiography, Radiant science, dark politics (above, n.12).

Author: David Beerling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192529787

Category: Science

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Plants have profoundly moulded the Earth's climate and the evolutionary trajectory of life. Far from being 'silent witnesses to the passage of time', plants are dynamic components of our world, shaping the environment throughout history as much as that environment has shaped them. In The Emerald Planet, David Beerling puts plants centre stage, revealing the crucial role they have played in driving global changes in the environment, in recording hidden facets of Earth's history, and in helping us to predict its future. His account draws together evidence from fossil plants, from experiments with their living counterparts, and from computer models of the 'Earth System', to illuminate the history of our planet and its biodiversity. This new approach reveals how plummeting carbon dioxide levels removed a barrier to the evolution of the leaf; how plants played a starring role in pushing oxygen levels upwards, allowing spectacular giant insects to thrive in the Carboniferous; and it strengthens fascinating and contentious fossil evidence for an ancient hole in the ozone layer. Along the way, Beerling introduces a lively cast of pioneering scientists from Victorian times onwards whose discoveries provided the crucial background to these and the other puzzles. This understanding of our planet's past sheds a sobering light on our own climate-changing activities, and offers clues to what our climatic and ecological futures might look like. There could be no more important time to take a close look at plants, and to understand the history of the world through the stories they tell. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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Energy Abstracts for Policy Analysis

Better management , learning from foreign experience plus more governmental concern with safety are the main prescriptions . Most of the book contains a detailed history of the industry . 3265 Radiant science , dark politics : a memoir ...

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Disrupting Science

Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975 Kelly Moore. Israel, Barbara A., Eugenia Eng, ... Kamen, Martin D. Radiant Science, Dark Politics: A Memoir of the Nuclear Age. Berkeley and Los Angeles: ...

Author: Kelly Moore

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691162096

Category: History

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"Drawing extensively from archival sources and in-depth interviews, Kelly Moore examines the features of American science that made it an attractive target for protesters in the early cold war and Vietnam eras, including scientists' work in military research and activities perceived as environmentally harmful. She describes the intellectual traditions that protesters drew from - liberalism, moral individualism, and the New Left - and traces the rise and influence of scientist-led protest organizations such as Science for the People and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Moore shows how scientist protest activities disrupted basic assumptions about science and the ways scientific knowledge should be produced, and recast scientists' relationships to political and military institutions."--Jacket.
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