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The Resource Judging Edward Teller : a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, István Hargittai

Judging Edward Teller : a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, István Hargittai

Label
Judging Edward Teller : a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century
Title
Judging Edward Teller
Title remainder
a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
István Hargittai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many people know Edward Teller as the "Father of the H-Bomb." His name tends to generate extreme views. To his supporters he was a hero of the Cold War. To his detractors he was evil personified. Between these extremes was the life of the real man. In this definitive and comprehensive biography, Hungarian scientist Istvan Hargittai, a personal acquaintance of Teller's, presents a balanced portrait of the multifaceted and enigmatic scientist against the backdrop of a turbulent period of history. Taking pains to avoid bias and preconceptions, Hargittai critically examines Teller's personality, family background, and the experiences that guided his actions--correcting many of the myths that others and Teller himself promulgated. Drawing for the first time on hitherto unknown archival material from Hungarian, American, and German sources, the author provides fresh insights that help the reader to understand Teller's motivations, his relationships with friends and foes, and his driven personality. In addition to this research and his own memories of Teller, Hargittai has interviewed for this book such prominent figures as Richard Garwin, Freeman Dyson, George A. Keyworth, and Wendy Teller (Edward Teller's daughter), among others" -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hargittai, István
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.T37
LC item number
H37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teller, Edward
  • Teller, Edward
  • Teller, Edward
  • Teller, Edward
  • Physicists
  • Scientists
  • Hungarian Americans
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Hungarian Americans
  • Physicists
  • Scientists
  • United States
  • Kernwapens
  • Waterstofbommen
  • Atomwaffe
  • Fysiker
  • Kärnvapen
Label
Judging Edward Teller : a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, István Hargittai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teller in Hungary: origins and background -- Germany: road to science -- Transitions -- Atomic bomb quest -- No calm before the storm -- Fathering the hydrogen bomb -- From worrier to warrior -- Double tragedy: Teller and Oppenheimer -- Fallout and test ban -- "A monomaniac with many manias" -- Warring the stars -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn635483717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
575 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781616142216
Lccn
2010022918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616142216
  • (OCoLC)635483717
Label
Judging Edward Teller : a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, István Hargittai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teller in Hungary: origins and background -- Germany: road to science -- Transitions -- Atomic bomb quest -- No calm before the storm -- Fathering the hydrogen bomb -- From worrier to warrior -- Double tragedy: Teller and Oppenheimer -- Fallout and test ban -- "A monomaniac with many manias" -- Warring the stars -- Final thoughts
Control code
ocn635483717
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
575 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781616142216
Lccn
2010022918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781616142216
  • (OCoLC)635483717

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