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  • Five Days in August by Michael D. Gordin
    Five Days in August (English, Hardback) Michael D. Gordin

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Presenting a different interpretation, this book also details how Americans generated a new story about the origins of the bomb after surrender: that the United States knew in advance that the bomb would end the war.

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  • Five Days in August by Michael D. Gordin
    Five Days in August (English, Paperback) Michael D. Gordin

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the Japanese were by the attack, and that not only had...

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  • Utopia/Dystopia by Michael D. Gordin
    Utopia/Dystopia (English, Paperback) Michael D. Gordin

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. This title offers a fresh approach to these ideas.

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  • Red Cloud at Dawn by Michael D Gordin
    Red Cloud at Dawn (English, Paperback) Michael D Gordin

    Explores the covert process through which nations develop and hide their weapons programs and how other states detect nuclear proliferation, examining the role of intelligence in arms development and political decision-making.

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  • A Well-Ordered Thing by Michael D. Gordin
    A Well-Ordered Thing (English, Paperback) Michael D. Gordin

    Dmitrii Mendeleev (1834?1907) is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements. Generally, little else has been known about him. A Well-Ordered Thing is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev that draws a multifaceted portrait of his life for the first time. As Michael Gordin reveals, Mendeleev was not only a luminary in the history of science, he was also...

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  • The Pseudoscience Wars by Michael D. Gordin
    The Pseudoscience Wars (English, Paperback) Michael D. Gordin

    Resurrects the largely forgotten figure of Velikovsky and uses his strange career and surprisingly influential writings to explore the changing definitions of the line that separates legitimate scientific inquiry from what is deemed bunk and to show how vital this question remains to us today.

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  • Scientific Babel by Michael D Gordin
    Scientific Babel (English, Hardback) Michael D Gordin

    English is the language of science today. No matter which languages you know, if you want your work seen, studied, and cited, you need to publish in English. But that hasn't always been the case. Though there was a time when Latin dominated the field, for centuries science has been a polyglot enterprise, conducted in a number of languages whose importance waxed and waned over time?until the rise...

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