The World of Andrei Sakharov by Gennady Gorelik,Antonina W. Bouis

The World of Andrei Sakharov
  • Title : The World of Andrei Sakharov
  • Author : Gennady Gorelik,Antonina W. Bouis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195343748
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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How did Andrei Sakharov, a theoretical physicist and the acknowledged father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, become a human rights activist and the first Russian to win the Nobel Peace Prize? In his later years, Sakharov noted in his diary that he was "simply a man with an unusual fate." To understand this deceptively straightforward statement by an extraordinary man, The World of Andrei Sakharov, the first authoritative study of Andrei Sakharov as a scientist as well as a public figure, relies on previously inaccessible documents, recently declassified archives, and personal accounts by Sakharov's friends and colleagues to examine the real context of Sakharov's life. In the course of doing so, Gennady Gorelik answers a fascinating question, whether the Soviet hydrogen bomb was really fathered by Sakharov, or whether it was based on stolen American secrets. Gorelik concludes that while espionage did initiate the Soviet effort, the Russian hydrogen bomb was invented independently. Gorelik also elucidates the reasons that brought about the seemingly sudden transformation of the top-secret physicist into a public figure in 1968, when Sakharov's famous essay "Progress, Peaceful Coexistence, and Intellectual Freedom" was distributed in samizdat in the USSR and smuggled out to the West. Recently declassified documents show that Sakharov's metamorphosis was caused by professional concerns, particularly regarding the development of an anti-ballistic missile defense. An insider's view of how the upper echelons of the Soviet regime functioned had led Sakharov to the conclusion that the goals of peace, progress, and human rights were inextricably linked. His free thinking and free feeling were manifested in his hope that scientific thought and religious perception would find a profound synthesis in the future.


Encyclopedia of the Cold War by Ruud van Dijk,William Glenn Gray,Svetlana Savranskaya,Jeremi Suri,Qiang Zhai

Encyclopedia of the Cold War
  • Title : Encyclopedia of the Cold War
  • Author : Ruud van Dijk,William Glenn Gray,Svetlana Savranskaya,Jeremi Suri,Qiang Zhai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135923116
  • Pages : 1146
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  • Language : English
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Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945–1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.


Genius & Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht

Genius & Anxiety
  • Title : Genius & Anxiety
  • Author : Norman Lebrecht
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • ISBN Code : 1982134224
  • Pages : 464
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This lively chronicle of the years 1847­–1947—the century when the Jewish people changed how we see the world—is “[a] thrilling and tragic history…especially good on the ironies and chain-reaction intimacies that make a people and a past” (The Wall Street Journal). In a hundred-year period, a handful of men and women changed the world. Many of them are well known—Marx, Freud, Proust, Einstein, Kafka. Others have vanished from collective memory despite their enduring importance in our daily lives. Without Karl Landsteiner, for instance, there would be no blood transfusions or major surgery. Without Paul Ehrlich, no chemotherapy. Without Siegfried Marcus, no motor car. Without Rosalind Franklin, genetic science would look very different. Without Fritz Haber, there would not be enough food to sustain life on earth. What do these visionaries have in common? They all had Jewish origins. They all had a gift for thinking in wholly original, even earth-shattering ways. In 1847, the Jewish people made up less than 0.25% of the world’s population, and yet they saw what others could not. How? Why? Norman Lebrecht has devoted half of his life to pondering and researching the mindset of the Jewish intellectuals, writers, scientists, and thinkers who turned the tides of history and shaped the world today as we know it. In Genius & Anxiety, Lebrecht begins with the Communist Manifesto in 1847 and ends in 1947, when Israel was founded. This robust, magnificent, beautifully designed volume is “an urgent and moving history” (The Spectator, UK) and a celebration of Jewish genius and contribution.


Intelligentsia Science by Michael D. Gordin,Karl Hall,A. B. Kozhevnikov

Intelligentsia Science
  • Title : Intelligentsia Science
  • Author : Michael D. Gordin,Karl Hall,A. B. Kozhevnikov
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  • Pages : 294
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  • Language : English
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The newest annual volume of Osiris, Intelligentsia Science explores the transformations in science in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, from serfdom to Sputnik, as a series of developments in Russian culture. The contributors argue that it was the generation of the 1860s that transformed “intelligentsia” into a central notion of Russian popular discourse, cementing its association with revolutionary politics—and with science. Science became the cornerstone of the intelligentsia’s ideological and political projects, either as an alternative to socialism, or more often as its nominal raison d’être. The Russian century may in fact be over, but the interrelation of the intelligentsia and science to form “intelligentsia science” proves enduring.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
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New Dictionary of Scientific Biography by Noretta Koertge

New Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  • Title : New Dictionary of Scientific Biography
  • Author : Noretta Koertge
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 7
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  • Language : English
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Also available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the title Complete dictionary of scientific biography.


Foreign Affairs by N.A

Foreign Affairs
  • Title : Foreign Affairs
  • Author : N.A
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Идеи в России by Andrzej de Lazari,Justyna Kurczak

Идеи в России
  • Title : Идеи в России
  • Author : Andrzej de Lazari,Justyna Kurczak
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  • Pages : 646
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  • Language : English
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Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics by Carl Mitcham

Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics
  • Author : Carl Mitcham
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  • Pages : 2378
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  • Language : English
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This encyclopedia considers both the professional ethics of science and technology, and the social, ethical, and political issues raised by science and technology.


Reappraising Oppenheimer by Cathryn Carson,David A. Hollinger

Reappraising Oppenheimer
  • Title : Reappraising Oppenheimer
  • Author : Cathryn Carson,David A. Hollinger
  • Publisher : University of California Office for
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  • Pages : 413
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  • Language : English
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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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  • Pages : N.A
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Gandhi Marg by N.A

Gandhi Marg
  • Title : Gandhi Marg
  • Author : N.A
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Editorials on File by N.A

Editorials on File
  • Title : Editorials on File
  • Author : N.A
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Tech Engineering News by N.A

Tech Engineering News
  • Title : Tech Engineering News
  • Author : N.A
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Physics and Nuclear Arms Today by David Hafemeister,Barbara Goss Levi

Physics and Nuclear Arms Today
  • Title : Physics and Nuclear Arms Today
  • Author : David Hafemeister,Barbara Goss Levi
  • Publisher : American Institute of Physics
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 390
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  • Language : English
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Physics and Nuclear Arms Today is a collection of the best articles written about the arms race which appeared in Physics Today between 1976 and 1989. The articles explore a wide variety of topical issues such as the effects of nuclear weapons, nuclear testing, offensive strategic weapons, defensive SDI or Star Wars weapons, nuclear nonproliferation and the social responsibility of scientists as well as a wide selection of articles which chronicle the history of nuclear weaponry. The authors also represent a broad spectrum of well known names in the physics community including Andrei Sakharov, Sidney Drell, Wolfgang Panofsky, Edward Teller, Frank von Hippel, Victor Weiskopf, and Freeman Dyson. Of interest to physicists interested in arms control issues, nuclear weapons, and international relations; science and defense policy makers.


Matvei Petrovich Bronstein by Gennady Gorelik,Victor Ya. Frenkel

Matvei Petrovich Bronstein
  • Title : Matvei Petrovich Bronstein
  • Author : Gennady Gorelik,Victor Ya. Frenkel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 3034802005
  • Pages : 198
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  • Language : English
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The true history of physics can only be read in the life stories of those who made its progress possible. Matvei Bronstein was one of those for whom the vast territory of theoretical physics was as familiar as his own home: he worked in cosmology, nuclear physics, gravitation, semiconductors, atmospheric physics, quantum electrodynamics, astro physics and the relativistic quantum theory. Everyone who knew him was struck by his wide knowledge, far beyond the limits of his trade. This partly explains why his life was closely intertwined with the social, historical and scientific context of his time. One might doubt that during his short life Bronstein could have made truly weighty contributions to science and have become, in a sense, a symbol of his time. Unlike mathematicians and poets, physicists reach the peak of their careers after the age of thirty. His thirty years of life, however, proved enough to secure him a place in the Greater Soviet Encyclopedia. In 1967, in describing the first generation of physicists educated after the 1917 revolution, Igor Tamm referred to Bronstein as "an exceptionally brilliant and promising" theoretician [268].


Human Rights & American Diplomacy, 1975-77 by Judith F. Buncher

Human Rights & American Diplomacy, 1975-77
  • Title : Human Rights & American Diplomacy, 1975-77
  • Author : Judith F. Buncher
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  • Pages : 271
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  • Language : English
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Lincoln Review by N.A

Lincoln Review
  • Title : Lincoln Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Nation by N.A

The Nation
  • Title : The Nation
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Time 100 by Time-Life Books

Time 100
  • Title : Time 100
  • Author : Time-Life Books
  • Publisher : People Weekly
  • ISBN Code : 9781883013646
  • Pages : 170
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  • Language : English
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This book gives the top 100 people of the 20th century, and the top person from other centuries starting at the 11th century.


Time by N.A

Time
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  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Labor by N.A

Labor
  • Title : Labor
  • Author : N.A
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Congressional Record by United States. Congress

Congressional Record
  • Title : Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
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U.S. News & World Report by N.A

U.S. News & World Report
  • Title : U.S. News & World Report
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Newsweek by N.A

Newsweek
  • Title : Newsweek
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Zeldovich by R.A. Sunyaev

Zeldovich
  • Title : Zeldovich
  • Author : R.A. Sunyaev
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0203500164
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Ya. B. Zeldovich was certainly one of the greatest physicists and cosmologists of the 20th century. This volume presents reminiscences of this exemplary academician, providing biographical and historical insights from colleagues who knew him best. Zeldovich's achievements are outlined, including those in relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, the


EP News by N.A

EP News
  • Title : EP News
  • Author : N.A
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Encyclopedia of Russian History by James R. Millar

Encyclopedia of Russian History
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Russian History
  • Author : James R. Millar
  • Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN Code : 9780028656953
  • Pages : 1828
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  • Language : English
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Review: "This four-volume set features nearly 1,500 entries by experts on all aspects of Russian history, including important biographical figures, geographical areas, ethnographic groups, cultural landmarks, military campaigns, and social issues."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.


The Book Review by N.A

The Book Review
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Washington Report by N.A

Washington Report
  • Title : Washington Report
  • Author : N.A
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In the Shadow of the Bomb by Sidney David Drell

In the Shadow of the Bomb
  • Title : In the Shadow of the Bomb
  • Author : Sidney David Drell
  • Publisher : Masters of Modern Physics
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 358
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  • Language : English
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In the Shadow of the Bomb probes the theoretical constraints that underlie science policy questions, addresses past and developing themes in the arms control and national security debate, and discusses the underpinnings and morality of nuclear deterrence. It includes Drell's personal reminiscences of friends and colleagues, among them, Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, T.D. Lee, and Victor F. Weisskopf. Several essays are devoted to Andrei Sakharov, with whom Drell enjoyed a close friendship.


Variety's Complete Home Video Directory by N.A

Variety's Complete Home Video Directory
  • Title : Variety's Complete Home Video Directory
  • Author : N.A
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Memoirs by Андрей Сахаров

Memoirs
  • Title : Memoirs
  • Author : Андрей Сахаров
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 773
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  • Language : English
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The late Soviet physicist, activist, and Nobel laureate describes his upbringing, scientific work, rejection of Soviet repression, peace and human rights concerns, marriage and family, and persecution by the KGB


Travel & Leisure by N.A

Travel & Leisure
  • Title : Travel & Leisure
  • Author : N.A
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Summary Proceedings by World Bank

Summary Proceedings
  • Title : Summary Proceedings
  • Author : World Bank
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Comparative Politics by Lawrence C. Mayer,John H. Burnett,Suzanne Ogden

Comparative Politics
  • Title : Comparative Politics
  • Author : Lawrence C. Mayer,John H. Burnett,Suzanne Ogden
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  • Pages : 423
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  • Language : English
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This text combines theoretical and comparative introductions to each of the three major political worlds - Western democracies, modern autocracies, and less developed systems - with descriptions of structures, processes, events, and trends in a diverse array of nations.


Bulletin by N.A

Bulletin
  • Title : Bulletin
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Toward Freedom by N.A

Toward Freedom
  • Title : Toward Freedom
  • Author : N.A
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Chicago Tribune Index by N.A

Chicago Tribune Index
  • Title : Chicago Tribune Index
  • Author : N.A
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