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Cowan's memoir is an engaging eyewitness account of how science works and how scientists, as human beings, work as well. In discussing his career in nuclear physics from the 1940s into the 1980s, Cowan weaves in intriguing anecdotes about a large cast of distinguished scientists--all related in his wry, self-deprecating manner.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. v
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vi-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1: My Early Environment
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. 2: The World Outside Our Yard
  2. pp. 8-10
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  1. 3: Movies and Vaudeville
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. 4: Finding a Role
  2. pp. 13-15
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  1. 5: The Deepening Depression
  2. pp. 16-17
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  1. 6: My High School Years
  2. pp. 18-21
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  1. 7: Undergraduate Years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  2. pp. 22-24
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  1. 8: Entering a New World
  2. pp. 25-28
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  1. 9: Prologue to the Manhattan Project
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. 10: I Go to the “Met Lab”
  2. pp. 33-37
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  1. 11: My Visit to Oak Ridge
  2. pp. 38-40
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  1. 12: Nuclear Physics Research at Columbia University
  2. pp. 41-43
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  1. 13: I Go to Los Alamos
  2. pp. 52-56
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  1. 14: The Pittsburgh Years
  2. pp. 57-58
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  1. 15: I Return to Los Alamos
  2. pp. 59-61
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  1. 16: The Hydrogen Bomb
  2. pp. 62-65
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  1. 17: New Heavy Elements
  2. pp. 66-67
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  1. 18: Thermonuclear Testing,1954 –1955
  2. pp. 68-70
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  1. 19: Life at Los Alamos in the 1950s
  2. pp. 71-73
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  1. 20: The Nuclear Intelligence Community
  2. pp. 74-75
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  1. 21: The Oppenheimer Hearings
  2. pp. 76-77
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  1. 22: Los Alamos Becomes Privately Owned
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. 23: Banking at Los Alamos
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. 24: Poker and Theoretical Physics
  2. pp. 82-83
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  1. 25: Project Gnome: The Add-on Wheel Experiment
  2. pp. 84-87
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  1. 26: Duplicating Mike Neutron Exposure
  2. p. 88
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  1. 27: U.S.-U.K. Joint Working Group for Radiochemistry
  2. pp. 89-90
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  1. 28: International Symposium, Heavy Ion Physics, Dubna, Russia
  2. pp. 91-94
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  1. 29: A Trip to the North Pole
  2. pp. 100-103
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  1. 30: Down the Aleutian Islands to Amchitka
  2. pp. 104-105
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  1. 31: The Oklo Natural Reactor
  2. pp. 106-108
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  1. 32: Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  2. pp. 109-112
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  1. 33: The Solar Neutrino Program
  2. pp. 113-115
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  1. 34: Atmospheric Dynamics Around Antarctica
  2. pp. 116-122
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  1. 35: The White House Science Council
  2. pp. 123-128
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  1. 36: Simplicity and Complexity
  2. pp. 129-131
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  1. 37: The Santa Fe Institute:Its Intellectual Origins
  2. pp. 142-144
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  1. 38: SFI Becomes Operational
  2. pp. 145-149
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  1. 39: Behavioral Science
  2. pp. 150-152
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  1. 40: My Interest in Early Mental Development
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. 41: What Have I Learned?
  2. pp. 159-161
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  1. 42: What Lies Ahead?
  2. pp. 162-163
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  1. 43: Power and Complexity
  2. pp. 164-166
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 167-175
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 176
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780826348722
Related ISBN
9780826348708
MARC Record
OCLC
760158118
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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