Schonland: Scientist and Soldier: From lightning on the veld to nuclear power at Harwell: the life of Field Marshal Montgomery's scientific adviser

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CRC Press, Jul 13, 2001 - Science - 639 pages
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Schonland: Scientist and Soldier is a biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972). Schonland was a major contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth science, both in peace and war. This is not just a scientific biography, but a biography that tells much of a highly placed scientist and administrator, of the increasing engagement between science and the military, and of changing military-diplomatic relationships between Britain and South Africa. The author has drawn on a profusion of primary and secondary source material, from both South African and British archives, to produce a fine biography that is very readable and interesting.
  

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Contents

EARLY YEARS
1
RHODES TO CAMBRIDGE
11
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
26
IN COMMAND
39
FROM THE CAVENDISH TO CAPE TOWN
53
AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHTNING
71
ENTER COCKCROFT
90
THE WINGS BEGIN TO SPREAD
110
WHEN SMUTS CALLED
302
NATIONALISTS AND INTERNATIONALISTS
338
COME OVER TO MACEDONIA AND HELP US
364
COCKCROFTS MAN
380
SCIENTIA ET LABORE
395
COMETH THE HOUR
431
HARWELL
449
FISSION BUT NO FUSION
466

TWO CHAIRS AND THE BPI
132
BERNARD PRICES INSTITUTE
151
THE SSS AT WAR
170
COULD I BE OF SERVICE?
204
SOLDIERS AND CIVILIANS
229
MONTGOMERYS SCIENTIST
264
ZETA AND WINDSCALE
492
CAPTAIN AND NOT THE FIRST OFFICER
522
FOR THE FUTURE LIES WITH YOU
549
NOTES AND SOURCES
580
INDEX
621
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