Schonland: Scientist and Soldier:  From lightning on the veld to nuclear power at Harwell: the life of Field Marshal Montgomery's scientific adviser

Schonland: Scientist and Soldier: From lightning on the veld to nuclear power at Harwell: the life of Field Marshal Montgomery's scientific adviser

By: Brian Austin (author)Hardback

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Schonland: Scientist and Soldier is a biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972). Schonland was a major contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth science, both in peace and war. This is not just a scientific biography, but a biography that tells much of a highly placed scientist and administrator, of the increasing engagement between science and the military, and of changing military-diplomatic relationships between Britain and South Africa. The author has drawn on a profusion of primary and secondary source material, from both South African and British archives, to produce a fine biography that is very readable and interesting.

Contents

1 Early Years. 2 Rhodes to Cambridge. 3 For King and Country. 4 In Command. 5 From the Cavendish to Cape Town. 6 And Then There Was Lightning. 7 Enter Cockroft. 8 The Wings Begin to Spread. 9 Two Chairs and the BPI. 10 Bernard Price's Institute. 11 The SSS at War. 12 "Could I Be of Service?". 13 Soldiers and Civillians. 14 Montgomery's Scientist. 15 When Smuts Called. 16 Nationalists and Internationalists. 17 "Come Over to Macedonia and Help Us". 18 Cockcroft's Man. 19 Scientia et Labore. 20 "Cometh the Hour". 21 Harwell. 22 Fission but not Fusion. 23 Zeta and Windscale. 24 Captain And Not First Officer. 25 "For the Future Lies With You". Notes and Sources. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780750305013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 639
  • ID: 9780750305013
  • weight: 1066
  • ISBN10: 0750305010

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