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Scientists against time / by James Phinney Baxter 3rd.

Other records:
Author/Creator:
Baxter, James Phinney, 1893-1975.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
Boston : Little, Brown and Company, 1946.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 473 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Subjects:
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development.
Science -- United States -- History.
Scientists -- United States.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Boston.
Contents:
Part 1: The race for superiority in new weapons in the Second World War. Organization saves time ; Science and strategy ; The seesaw of submarine warfare ; Naval warfare on and above the surface ; Amphibious warfare ; Air warfare ; Land warfare
Part 2: New weapons and devices. The scientific front expands ; Radar and Loran ; Radar countermeasures ; Contributions to subsurface warfare ; New devices for air warfare ; Rockets ; Fire control ; Proximity fuzes ; Dukw and Weasel
Part 3: Chemistry and the war. New explosives and propellants ; Why not gas? ; Smoke, incendiaries, and flame throwers
Part 4: Military medicine. Antimalarials ; Blood and blood substitutes ; Penicillin ; Insecticides and rodenticides ; Aviation medicine
Part 5: Men and machines. Selection and training ; Operations research and field service
Part 6: The atomic bomb. Research to May 1, 1943 ; The triumph of the Manhattan District
Epilogue
Appendices.
Notes:
"An Atlantic monthly press book."
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1947.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Penn Provenance:
Zinman, Michael (donor) (Zinman copy)
Penn Chronology:
1946
Contributor:
Zinman Atomic Energy Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Other format:
Online version: Baxter, James Phinney, 1893-1975. Scientists against time.
OCLC:
1084158
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