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Leo Szilard: His Version of the Facts; Selected Recollections and Correspondence

Szilard, Leo, and Weart, Spencer R. (Editor) and Szilard, Gertrud Weiss (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0262191687 / ISBN 13: 9780262191685
Published by The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1978
Condition: Good Hardcover
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xxii, 244, [4] pages. Verso states Volume II All new materials expect that in the public domain copyright 1978. No earlier volume reference located. Footnotes. List of Documents. Note on the Text. Source Notes. Name Index. DJ taped to and over boards. DJ has substantial wear and rippling. The recollections in this volume are complemented by a selection of 122 historic documents, mostly from Szilard's hand. There are letters of the 1930s urging scientists to restrain publication of chain reaction research. These documents contain many ideas on the practical and moral relations between science and society. Overall the book offers a unique, intimate look into the heart of what may be the most crucial developments of the twentieth century. Leo Szilard (February 11, 1898 - May 30, 1964) was a Hungarian-born German and American physicist and inventor. He conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933, patented the idea of a nuclear reactor with Enrico Fermi in 1934, and in late 1939 wrote the letter for Albert Einstein's signature that resulted in the Manhattan Project that built the atomic bomb. Szilard was the first to recognize the connection between thermodynamics and Information theory. In addition to the nuclear reactor, Szilard submitted patent applications for a linear accelerator in 1928, and a cyclotron in 1929. He also conceived the idea of an electron microscope. Between 1926 and 1930, he worked with Einstein on the development of the Einstein refrigerator. In England he discovered a means of isotope separation known as the Szilard-Chalmers effect. Szilard worked with Enrico Fermi and Walter Zinn on means of creating a nuclear chain reaction. He was present when this was achieved on December 2, 1942. He worked for the Manhattan Project's Metallurgical Laboratory on aspects of nuclear reactor design. After the war, he invented the chemostat, discovered feedback inhibition, and was involved in the first cloning of a human cell. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Bookseller Inventory # 74762

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Title: Leo Szilard: His Version of the Facts; ...

Publisher: The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Heka (Photographer)

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: 1st Edition

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