The Political Arena (1934-1961)
Collected Works Vol. 11
Volume editor Finn Aaserud
Normal Price: $290.00
Your Price: $261.00 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $29.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $13.05 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Political Arena (1934-1961) by Finn Aaserud
Book DescriptionPart I is devoted to Niels Bohr's mission to promote an 'open world' between nations, that is, full sharing of information in the scientific and technical, as well as in the cultural spheres the scientific and technical, as well as in the cultural spheres. He started his mission immediately upon escaping from Nazi-occupied Denmark in the autumn of 1943, when he realized that the bomb was on the way to becoming a reality. As he wrote in 1944, he considered that the existence of the atomic bomb 'would not only seem to necessitate but should also, due to the urgency of mutual confidence, facilitate' the realization of an open world. During the Second World War, while being actively involved in the Allied atomic bomb project, Bohr was able to obtain access to Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt to promote his view. After the war he continued his confidential approaches to the statesmen while publishing more generally oriented articles on the issue. Although Bohr put in as much work in appeals to the statesmen as in his other writings, they were not intended for publication. This has called for the inclusion of a greater number than in earlier volumes of the Collected Works of previously unpublished documents as well as a particularly extensive historical introduction written by the editor. The material adds up to a fascinating story of the political dedication and social responsibility of one of the major scientists of the twentieth century. Part II documents Bohr's other social and political activities, such as his long-time presidency in the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters and his promotion of the peaceful uses of atomic energy. Taking a broader approach than most of his other publications, these occasional writings, which are most often published versions of talks at public events, are particularly well suited to present Bohr to the general public, as a thinker as well as a person.
Buy Political Arena (1934-1961) book by Finn Aaserud from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780444513366
(260mm x 184mm x 40mm)
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Finn Aaserud
Love, Literature and the Quantum Atom, Hardback (July 2013)
This book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Niels Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention of the quantum theory of the atom.
Popularization and People (1911-1962), Hardback (November 2006)
Niels Bohr is generally regarded as one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century. This title documents Bohr as a person and his efforts to explain quantum physics and its implications to physicists and non-physicists alike. It contains Bohr's many writings about his predecessors, teachers and colleagues, family and friends.
Redirecting Science, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Finn Aaserud
A study for understanding the complex interconnections between basic science and its sources of economic support in the period between the two world wars.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Political Arena (1934-1961) book by Finn Aaserud and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Finn Aaserud
Finn Aaserud was educated in physics at the University of Oslo and in the history of science at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He was Associate Historian at the AIP Center for History of Physics in New York before becoming Director of the Niels Bohr Archive in Copenhagen in 1989.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.