Linus Pauling: A Life in Science and Politics

Linus Pauling: A Life in Science and Politics

By: Ben Goertzel (author), Ted Goertzel (author)Paperback

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One of the few unquestioned greats of twentieth-century science, Linus Pauling was the only person to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes--one in chemistry, for deciphering the quantum physics of large molecules, and one in peace, for helping to end nuclear bomb testing. His brilliance was allied with a certain stubbornness, and when he died in 1994, at the age of 93, he was embroiled in controversy regarding his advocacy of vitamin C as a treatment for cancer. Based on thirty years of interviews, this masterful biography is filled with insights into the life and work of this complex, fascinating man.

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About Author

Ted Goertzel is a professor of sociology at Rutgers University. His books include Turncoats and True Believers and Three Hundred Eminent Personalities. Ben Goertzel is a lecturer at the University of Western Australia. His books include The Structure of Intelligence, The Evolving Mind, Chaotic Logic, and From Complexity to Creativity.

Contents

* Introduction * End of Childhood, 19011913 * Dropout of the Class of 17, 19131922 * Hidden Patterns, 19221925 * An Extraordinarily Productive Scientific KOPF, 19261935 * Proteins, Politics, and Passports, 19351954 * Fallout, 19541960 * A Consistent Pro-Soviet Bias, 19601966 * Orthomolecular Medicine, 19661990 * Alone At Big Sur, 19911994

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/11/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780465006731
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780465006731
  • weight: 462
  • ISBN10: 0465006736

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