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Joseph Rotblat

Un libro in lingua di Martin Underwood edito da Intl Specialized Book Service Inc, 2009

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Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat was a scientist and peace activist of the post-WWII period. After resigning from the Manhattan Project due to reasons of conscience, he became one of the world's leading researchers into the biological effects of radiation. He helped found The Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995. Underwood, who worked under Rotblat at St. Bartholomew's Medical College in the 1970s, here describes Rotblat's personal background, details his scientific achievements and his efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, and summarizes his views on the moral responsibilities of the scientist. About 60 pages of appendices collect articles and press releases, and conference statements, papers, and speeches given by Rotblat, including his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Underwood is a researcher for BP. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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