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Author Hiltzik, Michael A.

Title Big science : Ernest Lawrence and the invention that launched the military-industrial complex / Michael Hiltzik.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  539.733 HILTZIK    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  539.733 HILTZIK    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  539.7 HIL    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  530.092 HILTZIK    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  530.092 HIL    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  539.7 HIL    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  530.092 HILTZIK    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  539.7 HILTZIK    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  B LAWRENCE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B LAWRENCE ERNEST H    Check Shelf
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description x, 512 pages, 24 unnumbered unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [447]-487) and index.
Contents A heroic time -- South Dakota boy -- "I'm going to be famous" -- Shims and sealing wax -- Oppie -- The deuton affair -- The cyclotron republic -- John Lawrence's mice -- Laureate -- Mr. Loomis -- "Ernest, are you ready?" -- The racetrack -- Oak Ridge -- The road to Trinity -- The postwar bonanza -- Oaths and loyalties -- The shadow of the Super -- Livermore -- The Oppenheimer affair -- The return of small science -- The "clean bomb" -- Element 103.
Summary From a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Los Angeles Times contributor, the untold story of how science went “big,” built the bombs that helped win World War II, and became dependent on government and industry—and the forgotten genius who started it all, Ernest Lawrence.
Subject Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Cyclotrons.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958. (OCoLC)fst00074979
Cyclotrons. (OCoLC)fst00886021
Physicists. (OCoLC)fst01063014
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Biographies.
ISBN 9781451675757 (hardcover)
1451675755 (hardcover)
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