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              Books by Robert P. Crease

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              World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement

              World in the Balance: The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crease, Robert P.

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              Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. Crease traces the evolution of this international system from the use of flutes to measure distance in the dynasties of ancient China and figurines to weigh gold in West Africa to the creation... of the French metric and British imperial systems.
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              ISBN 9780393343540
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2012
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Science Policy Up Close
               

              Science Policy Up Close (Hardback)

              By Marburger, John H., III; Edited by Crease, Robert P.

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              In a career that included Presidential Science Advisor to George W. Bush, John Marburger stood on the front line of battles that pulled science deep into the political arena. Science controversies, he discovered, are never just about science. As his reflections show, science can ...no longer be shielded from public scrutiny and government supervision.
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              ISBN 9780674417090
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

              The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority (Hardback)

              By Crease, Robert P.

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              A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority.

              ISBN 9780393292435
              Released NZ 25 Apr 2019
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life
               

              J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life (Paperback, New edition)

              By Pais, the late Abraham ); With Crease, Robert P.

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              The award-winning biographer of Albert Einstein now offers an illuminating portrait of another eminent colleague, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics. 40 illustrations.

              ISBN 9780195327120
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2007
              Publisher Oxford University Press
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              Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1972
               

              Making Physics: A Biography of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1946-1972 (Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Crease, Robert P.

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              This text tells the stories of Brookhaven National Laboratory's scientists and their research, which has included detailed descriptions of the structure of the nucleus, early attempts at radiotherapy for inoperable tumours, and studies of strange particles.

              ISBN 9780226120195
              Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

              The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty (Hardback)

              By Crease, Robert P.; Goldhaber, Alfred Scharff

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              The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.

              ISBN 9780393067927
              Released NZ 3 Nov 2014
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

              The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crease, Robert P.; Goldhaber, Alfred Scharff

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              The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.

              ISBN 9780393351927
              Released NZ 21 Dec 2015
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences
                

              Hermeneutics and the Natural Sciences (Hardback, Reprinted from MAN AND WORLD, 30:3, 1997)

              Edited by Crease, Robert P.

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              This volume attests to the world-wide development of a hermeneutical approach to the natural sciences, and as Robert Crease's introductory essay makes plain, the authors share the commitment of hermeneutical philosophy to the priority of meaning over technique.

              ISBN 9780792348108
              Publisher Springer
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority
                

              The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

              By Crease, Robert P.; Narrator Ross, Jonathan Todd

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              A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority. When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? In The Workshop and the... World, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure - the workshop - and the role of 10 of the world's greatest thinkers in shaping it. At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and Rene Descartes were the first to articulate the worldly authority of science, while writers such as Mary Shelley and Auguste Comte told cautionary tales of divorcing science from the humanities. The provocative leaders and thinkers Kemal Ataturk and Hannah Arendt addressed the relationship between the scientific community and the public in in times of deep distrust. As today's politicians and government officials increasingly accuse scientists of dishonesty, conspiracy, and even hoaxes, engaged citizens can't help but wonder how we got to this level of distrust and how we can emerge from it. This book tells dramatic stories of individuals who confronted fierce opposition - and sometimes risked their lives - in describing the proper authority of science, and it examines how ignorance and misuse of science constitute the preeminent threat to human life and culture. An essential, timely exploration of what it means to practice science for the common good as well as the danger of political action divorced from science, The Workshop and the World helps us understand both the origins of our current moment of great anti-science rhetoric and what we can do to help keep the modern world from falling apart.
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              ISBN 9781978691667
              Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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              The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics
                

              The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Crease, Robert P.; Mann, Charles C.

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              The Second Creation is a dramatic--and human--chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of ""unification"" (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally ...to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrodinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Steven Weinberg, and many others. They provide the definitive and highly entertaining story of the development of modern physics, and the human story of the physicists who set out to find the ""theory of everything."" The Second Creation tells the story of some of the most talented and idiosyncratic people in the world--many times in their own words. Crease and Mann conducted hundreds of interviews to capture the thinking and the personalities as well as the science. The authors make this complex subject matter clear and absorbing.
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              ISBN 9780813521770
              Publisher Rutgers University Press
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