The neutron's children : nuclear engineers and the shaping of identity (Book, 2012) [Macalester College]
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The neutron's children : nuclear engineers and the shaping of identity

The neutron's children : nuclear engineers and the shaping of identity

Author: Sean Johnston
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first nuclear engineers emerged from the Manhattan Project in the USA, UK and Canada, but remained hidden behind security for a further decade. Cosseted and cloistered by their governments, they worked to explore applications of atomic energy at a handful of national labs. This unique bottom-up history traces how the identities of these unusually voiceless experts - forming a uniquely state-managed discipline -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Johnston
ISBN: 9780199692118 0199692114
OCLC Number: 780482758
Description: xi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: PART A: GESTATION; PART B: INCUBATION; PART C: EMERGENCE; PART D: REPRESENTATIONS
Responsibility: Sean F. Johnston.

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This account tracks the Allied atomic energy experts who emerged from the Manhattan Project to explore optimistic but distinct paths in the USA, UK and Canada. Characterized successively as admired  Read more...
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The Neutron's Children is a piece of high quality research and scholarship which should be read by all those involved in the teaching and practice of nuclear engineering. * M.M.R Williams, Annals of Read more...

 
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