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Title Scientific research in World War II : what scientists did in the war / edited by Ad Maas and Hans Hooijmaijers

Publ Info London ; New York : Routledge, [2009]
 RWU Main Library  Q141 .S2935 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge studies in modern history ; 7
Note "This book is the result of the Scientific Research in World War II conference ... organized by Museum Boerhaave ... on 25 and 26 January 2007"--P. [1]
"Distinctive features of the volume include: ... a detailed study of The Netherlands during the German Occupation"--P. [i]
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : Ordinary scientists in extraordinary circumstances / Ad Maas -- The mobilization of science and science-based technology during the Second World War : a comparative history / Mark Walker -- To work or not to work in war research? : the case of the Italian physicist G.P.S. Occhialini during World War II / Leonardo Gariboldi -- Scientific research in the Second World War : the case for Bacinol, Dutch penicillin / Marlene Burns -- Preventing theft : the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory in wartime / Dirk van Delft -- Electron microscopy in Second World War Delft / Marian Fournier -- 'Splendid isolation'? : aviation medicine in World War II / Alexander von Lünen -- National Socialism, human genetics and eugenics in the Netherlands, 1940-1945 / Stephen Snelders -- The birth of a modern instrument and its development during World War II : electron microscopy in Germany from the 1930s to 1945 / Falk Müller -- Aerodynamic research at the Nationaal Luchtvaartlaboratorium (NLL) in Amsterdam under German occupation during World War II / Florian Schmaltz -- Masa Takeuchi and his involvement in the Japanese nuclear weapons research programme / Masakatsu Yamazaki -- The cyclotron and the war : construction of the 60-inch cyclotron in Japan / Keiko Nagase-Reimer -- Forging a new discipline : reflections on the wartime infrastructure for research and development in feedback control in the US, the UK, Germany and the USSR / Chris C. Bissell -- British cryptanalysis : the breaking of 'Fish' traffic / J.V. Field
LC subject Scientists -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Congresses
Scientists -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science -- Netherlands -- Congresses
Research -- History -- Congresses
Mesh Subject Science -- history
History, 20th Century
Research -- history
World War II
Add Author Maas, Ad, 1970-
Hooijmaijers, Hans
Museum Boerhaave
Alt Title What scientists did in the war
ISBN 9780710313409 (hbk.)
0710313403 (hbk.)