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Serving the Reich Download ´ 102 Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball Philip Ball È 2 Free download Cape Nazi interference in his research; Heisenberg and others argued that they had deliberately delayed production of the atomic bombMixing history science and biography Serving the Reich is a gripping exploration of moral choices under a totalitarian regime Here are human dilemmas failures to take responsibility three lives caught between the idealistic goals of science and a tyrannical ideolo. There is much to think about in this book and much that could have been added Detailed data about funding levels and distributions comparison between actual spending levels in the US and Germany on nuclear fission research during WW II are missing though the levels are compared and the intra Germany distribution of research spending is also missing Scientific research I expect follows the money as it cannot be done without funding though hot areas may also draw funding to them

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Serving the Reich Download ´ 102 Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball Philip Ball È 2 Free download Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any ‘Jewish ideas’ many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime Among them were three world renowned physicistsMax Planck pioneer of uantum theory regarded it as his moral duty to carry on under the regimePeter Debye a. I m sorry that I m not able to rate this book highly It is well researched addresses an important topic and made me think a lot about things that have been and things that currently are But it just isn t that well written such a shameHistorical books whether fact or fiction can suffer from the need to introduce a multitude of characters that can be hard to tell apart due to the fact that we are concentrating on what they did rather than who they were I found this a particular problem in the first half of Hilary Mantel s Wolf Hall compounded by the fact that they all seemed to be called Thomas In this particular instance we are following what happened in the world of German physics throughout the 1920s 30s and 40s There were a lot of very eminent physicists about in Germany in that time doing very clever things that even as a chemist I struggle to understand all of And while many Planck Haber Debye Heisenberg Einstein Schrodinger are famous enough in the world of science the multitude of additional figures who I had not previously heard of made it rather difficult over the course of the book to tell one s Laue from one s Weizsacker from one s Franck and to remember who had done said or intended what In a book that discusses the actions of these people under the Nazi regime including to what extent they might have sympathised with the removal of Jews from the field of science being able to remember who s who is a matter of great import Even a section of short profiles as an appendix would have been a useful reference pointAn additional problem is that there is no clear signal to the reader at the beginning of the book or even throughout the early chapters what the line of the story is going to be The old adage of non fiction writing say what you are going to say say it say what you have said has gone out of the window here Chapters launch into topics without a clear indication of where they are going jumping around the chronology revisiting figures and events at different points in the text ultimately causing a great deal of confusion I m not one to put down a non fiction book as there is always something to learn this book indeed has much to offer but I can imagine a less persistent reader particularly one without a science background giving upThat is such a shame because as I said this is an important subject and Ball has clearly done his research very well The subject is important for many reasons Firstly because it illustrates the importance of science particularly physics in World War II The development of the atomic bomb was of crucial import in the development and final ending of the war and it could so easily have been the other side who got there first Secondly it is important because it examines the actions of the Nazi party in excising Jewish scientists from scientific practice and the extent to which the remaining scientific community may have colluded with resisted or ignored this process The important thing for me is that it is so hard to judge in retrospect These people cannot be judged against our own current standards with our benefit of hindsight and the greater freedom in our culture I m speaking as a pretty gobby UK citizen to speak out against authority Ball actually does a very good job of presenting different sides of the argument but leaving it to the reader to come to their own conclusion I can say that this leads to very good book group discussions Finally this book makes the point that what happened in the German physics community in that period cannot be seen as a contained thing a product of its time and place that would not happen again Rather the point is that science while it presents itself as objective free from political interference free from bias is inextricably linked with society Science is performed by people and people are influenced by other people by ideology by their private motivations by fears and dreams Science can never be free from that which is important to remember Tehanu very eminent physicists about in Germany in that time doing A Tradition of Victory very clever things that even as a chemist I struggle to understand all of And while many Planck Haber Debye Heisenberg Einstein Schrodinger are famous enough in the world of science the multitude of additional figures who I had not previously heard of made it rather difficult over the course of the book to tell one s Laue from one s Weizsacker from one s Franck and to remember who had done said or intended what In a book that discusses the actions of these people under the Nazi regime including to what extent they might have sympathised with the removal of Jews from the field of science being able to remember who s who is a matter of great import Even a section of short profiles as an appendix would have been a useful reference pointAn additional problem is that there is no clear signal to the reader at the beginning of the book or even throughout the early chapters what the line of the story is going to be The old adage of non fiction writing say what you are going to say say it say what you have said has gone out of the window here Chapters launch into topics without a clear indication of where they are going jumping around the chronology revisiting figures and events at different points in the text ultimately causing a great deal of confusion I m not one to put down a non fiction book as there is always something to learn this book indeed has much to offer but I can imagine a less persistent reader particularly one without a science background giving upThat is such a shame because as I said this is an important subject and Ball has clearly done his research Monstruos como nosotros Historias de freaks colosos y prodigios very well The subject is important for many reasons Firstly because it illustrates the importance of science particularly physics in World War II The development of the atomic bomb was of crucial import in the development and final ending of the war and it could so easily have been the other side who got there first Secondly it is important because it examines the actions of the Nazi party in excising Jewish scientists from scientific practice and the extent to which the remaining scientific community may have colluded with resisted or ignored this process The important thing for me is that it is so hard to judge in retrospect These people cannot be judged against our own current standards with our benefit of hindsight and the greater freedom in our culture I m speaking as a pretty gobby UK citizen to speak out against authority Ball actually does a Drunken Fireworks very good job of presenting different sides of the argument but leaving it to the reader to come to their own conclusion I can say that this leads to Angels Flight very good book group discussions Finally this book makes the point that what happened in the German physics community in that period cannot be seen as a contained thing a product of its time and place that would not happen again Rather the point is that science while it presents itself as objective free from political interference free from bias is inextricably linked with society Science is performed by people and people are influenced by other people by ideology by their private motivations by fears and dreams Science can never be free from that which is important to remember

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Serving the Reich Download ´ 102 Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball Philip Ball È 2 Free download Dutch physicist rose to run the Reich’s most important research institute before leaving for the United States in 1940Werner Heisenberg discovered the Uncertainty Principle and became the leading figure in Germany’s race for the atomic bombAfter the war most scientists in Germany maintained they had been apolitical or even resisted the regime Debye claimed that he had gone to America to es. A nuanced essay on a subject of great relevance Ball is less sparkling a historian of science than he is a science popularizer But he s certainly a thoughtful one and the book in review is important I didn t learn much reading it that I wasn t aware of already but I was encouraged to a subtler and critical reading of the facts than I d previously done For that kudos to the author


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Subtitled ‘the struggle for the soul of physics’ Philip Ball’s book takes us deep into the conflicted and conflicting stories of how German physicists responded to the growing power of the Nazis their attitude to Jews and their response

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Philip Ball È 2 Free download Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball I'm sorry that I'm not able to rate this book highly It is well researched addresses an important topic and made me think a lot about things that have been and things that currently are But it just isn't that well written such a shameHistorical books whether fact or fiction can suffer from the need to introduce a multitude of chara

  3. says: Read & download Serving the Reich Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball Philip Ball È 2 Free download

    Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Philip Ball È 2 Free download The book is uite interesting and its aim is to write a definitive account on the situation of three major figures in both uantum Physics and Germany Both Plack and Heisenberg are studied extensively in other books and magazines but it's the first time I've read an account on Debye as well probably because he's on

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    Philip Ball È 2 Free download Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich I thoroughly enjoyed Philip Ball’s book Serving the Reich – The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler It examines the relationship between science and politics through the lens of the actions of Peter Debye Max Planck and Werner

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Philip Ball È 2 Free download Read & download Serving the Reich A nuanced essay on a subject of great relevance Ball is less sparkling a historian of science than he is a science popularizer But he's certainly a thoughtful one and the book in review is important I didn't learn much reading it that

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Never really got into to this i found the decision to jump back and forth in time in Chapters a bit of an irritation when maybe a straight linear telling of the events would have been a better choice Also the constant uarreling and back and f

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Philip Ball È 2 Free download Read & download Serving the Reich Not rated because I may pick it up again later in my life The topic is interesting but the writing is really academic and I can't push through it right now

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    Read & download Serving the Reich Philip Ball È 2 Free download Read á PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Philip Ball An interesting analysis of the morals and implications of the physists who worked during the Third Reich years Philip Ball takes us on a journey through the life's and times of these scientists what they did and the legacy of their work In the end he shows us that there are no simple answers or easy explanations and that we must str

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    Read & download Serving the Reich (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Philip Ball È 2 Free download There is much to think about in this book and much that could have been added Detailed data about funding levels and distributions comparison between actual spending levels in the US and Germany on nuclear fission research during WW II are missing though the levels are compared and the intra Germany distribution of research spending is also

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) Serving the Reich Really interesting read about the place of science and scientists in politics; gives perspectives of 3 people who under normal circumstances would have been seen as exceptional scientists and they were but were compromise

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Serving the Reich
  • Philip Ball
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 9781847922489