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For Science, King and Country

The Life and Legacy of Henry Moseley

Even in his lifetime, Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (1887-1915), was widely regarded as the most promising British physicist of his generation, and his early death prompted a reassessment of the role that scientists might play in war. For Science, King and Country charts his brief career, military service, and lasting influence in a field of science that is still rapidly developing.
Composed of essays by eleven scholars who explore Moseley’s life, work, and legacy, For Science, King and Country speaks to both historians and scientists and draws on a wealth of newly discovered archival material, artifacts, and interpretations. Together, it presents a comprehensive account of a young scientist whose brief but meteoric career led the way to a new understanding of nature and has shaped the future of chemistry and physics ever since.

328 pages | 80 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4

History: Military History

Physical Sciences: History and Philosophy of Physical Sciences

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"Like many commemorative events of the Great War, this collective volume demonstrates that memory is not always celebratory and provides historians with opportunities to revisit heroic vignettes. Thanks to the heterogeneous backgrounds of the various contributors, this biographical volume is a welcome complement to the standard biography by John Heilbron (1974). . . . It opens up broad new perspectives on the relations between physics and chemistry in the early twentieth century."


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