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The Resource The Jasons : the secret history of science's postwar elite, Ann Finkbeiner

The Jasons : the secret history of science's postwar elite, Ann Finkbeiner

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The Jasons : the secret history of science's postwar elite
Title
The Jasons
Title remainder
the secret history of science's postwar elite
Statement of responsibility
Ann Finkbeiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They call themselves Jason. Their group is a child of the Cold War, and they include scientific stars like Freeman Dyson and Murray Gell-Mann. They've inherited a mission from the Manhattan Project--to counsel the government on the military uses of pure science--and have gathered every summer since 1960 to solve classified problems for the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. Aside from a brief media firestorm during the Vietnam War, they've worked in secrecy with unparalleled freedom. The Jasons have been responsible for breakthroughs ranging from the electronic battlefield to the "Star Wars" missile defense technologies to the national system for predicting global climate. But their mission to keep a vigil over applied science has led them into both moral dilemmas and political stews. Here, science writer Finkbeiner reveals the critical advances--and the unintended consequences--of the Jasons' shadowy work as well as the personalities of the Jasons themselves.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finkbeiner, Ann K.
Dewey number
  • 509/.2273
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
Q141
LC item number
.F536 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • JASON Defense Advisory Group
  • JASON Defense Advisory Group
  • Scientists
  • Physicists
  • Group work in research
  • Research
  • Group work in research
  • Physicists
  • Research
  • Scientists
  • United States
  • Naturwissenschaftler
  • Wissenschaftspolitik
  • Rüstungspolitik
  • USA
  • Naturwissenschaftler
  • USA
  • science
Label
The Jasons : the secret history of science's postwar elite, Ann Finkbeiner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-291) 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
Introduction: Jasons -- The bombs -- Jason is born -- The glory years -- Heroes -- Villains -- Changes -- Matching -- Blue collars, white collars -- Whither Jason? -- Epilogue: Outcomes and updates
Control code
ocm61864772
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxx, 304 p.
Isbn
9780670034895
Lccn
2005043471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61864772
  • (OCoLC)61864772
Label
The Jasons : the secret history of science's postwar elite, Ann Finkbeiner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-291) 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
Introduction: Jasons -- The bombs -- Jason is born -- The glory years -- Heroes -- Villains -- Changes -- Matching -- Blue collars, white collars -- Whither Jason? -- Epilogue: Outcomes and updates
Control code
ocm61864772
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxx, 304 p.
Isbn
9780670034895
Lccn
2005043471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61864772
  • (OCoLC)61864772

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