Edward Teller; The Real Dr Strangelove

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxv, [1], 469, [1] pages. List of Illustrations. Illustrations. Glossary of Characters. Appendix 1: The New Physics: the Path that Led to Quantum Mechanics. Appendix 2: Basic Information on the History of Fission. Appendix 3: The Sketch for the 'Super' that Evolved During the Berkeley Conference, Summer 1942. Notes and References. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Peter Goodchild CChem FRSC (born 18 August 1939) is a former BBC television editor, who notably edited Horizon and who initiated the popular 1980s BBC science series Q.E.D.. He joined the BBC's Horizon, becoming a producer from 1965-69. From 1969-76 he was Editor of Horizon, at the time the series was much in its heyday and essential viewing for many people. Under him, it won a BAFTA award (British Academy Television Awards) in 1972 and 1974 for Best Factual Series. He was executive producer of the BAFTA Award winning series Marie Curie (1977) and Oppenheimer (1980). In the story of Teller's life and career, told here in greater depth and detail than ever before, Goodchild unravels the web of harsh experiences, character flaws, and personal and professional frustrations that lay behind the paradox of Teller. Goodchild's biography draws on interviews with more than fifty of Teller's colleagues and friends. Their voices echo through the book, expressing admiration and contempt, affection and hatred, as we observe Teller's involvement in every stage of building the atomic bomb, and his subsequent pursuit of causes that drew the world deeper into the Cold War--as he provided the intellectual lead for politicians, the military, and presidents as they shaped Western policy. Goodchild interviewed Teller himself, and what emerges from this interview, is a clearer view of Teller's contradictions and controversies. Goodchild rescues Edward Teller from the caricatures that have described him. Goodchild shows us one of the most powerful scientist in all his enigmatic humanity. Condition: Very good / Very good.

Keywords: Edward Teller, Atomic Bomb, Atomic Energy, Hans Bethe, H-Bomb, Enrico Fermi, Klaus Fuchs, George Gamow, Ernest Lawrence, George Keyworth, Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, Robert Oppenheimer, Strategic Defense, SDI, Lewis Strauss, Lowell Wood, Herbert

ISBN: 0674016696

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