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5.0 out of 5 stars It deserves more than 5 crowns., 3 Mar 1999
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This review is from: The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Paperback)
I think the book deserves more crowns than other 5-crowns popular science books. Certainly the best non-fiction I have ever read.
Rhodes covers the development of physics in the first half of the 20th century. The balance among the technical, history and humanity aspects are gracefully done. Rather than containing only dry science, the book is punctuated with personal stories of the scientists, which make an even more interesting read.
The late Richard Feynman once remarked that no physics was done during that few years in the 40's, it was all engineering. Nevertheless, one cannot help noticing that the needs of national defence(and the space program) fueled many scientific advancements. This I think is rather sad for science.
The last chapter serves as a warning to human race. We now know more, but are we any wiser? In this age of cloning and genetic engineering, we should be extra careful.
I read this book in my A-level and cited it in my university applications. I received 7 offers out of 8!
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