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Schwartz, David N. 1956-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 48 publications in 3 languages and 3,076 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QC16.F46, 530.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David N Schwartz
The last man who knew everything : the life and times of Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age by David N Schwartz( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved a milestone in human history: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi, the father of the nuclear age. But as David N. Schwartz shows in this groundbreaking biography, Fermi's impact goes well beyond this epochal event. With his theory of beta decay and his development of quantum statistics, Fermi revolutionized modern physics. Straddling the classical and quantum ages, equally at ease with elegant mathematics and grubby experiments, Fermi truly was the last man who knew everything--at least about physics. In [this book], Schwartz draws from newly discovered archival material and exclusive interviews with those who knew Fermi to reveal the complex figure behind these historic contributions. A reluctant member of the Italian Fascist party, Fermi escaped to New York when Mussolini promulgated a series of anti-Semitic laws that put his wife, Laura, at risk. A citizen of an Axis power at the heart of the US government's most secret war effort, the Manhattan Project, he became one of its leading lights. A less-than-ideal father and husband, he was nevertheless one of history's greatest scientific mentors and teachers. He was also a deep thinker, as perspicacious about extraterrestrial life as he was about quantum field theory. The Last Man Who Knew Everything brings Fermi's brilliant, complex genius to life in a profound and consuming read."--Dust jacket flap
Ballistic missile defense by Ashton B Carter( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NATO's nuclear dilemmas by David N Schwartz( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sikkerhedspolitik om kernevåben; Medlemslandenes tillidstab; Reaktion på missiler i Europa, Storbritannien, Frankrig, Vesttyskland, Sovjetunionen m.fl.; Norstadplanen, mobile mellemdistanceraketter; Den multilaterale styrke; Fleksibelt response og Den Atomare Planlægningsgruppe; Langdistancemissiler og våbenkontrol
Hedley Bull on arms control by Hedley Bull( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last man who knew everything : the life and times of Enrico Fermi, father of the nuclear age by David N Schwartz( Recording )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at ease with theory and experiment, Fermi truly knew everything, at least about physics. But he was also a complex figure who was a part of both the Italian Fascist Party and the Manhattan Project, and a less-than-ideal father and husband who nevertheless remained one of history's greatest mentors. Based on new archival material and exclusive interviews, David N. Schwartz lays bare the enigmatic life of a colossus of twentieth century physics
Hedley Bull on Arms Control by Robert O?Neill( )

1 edition published in 1987 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. policy and NATO's strategic dilemma by David N Schwartz( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Enrico Fermi : l'ultimo uomo che sapeva tutto by David N Schwartz( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Technology, strategy, and politics of SDI( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Amerikanske eksperter skriver om de teknologiske, strategiske og poltitske aspekter af SDI-projektet. Bogen er opdelt i 5 hovedafsnit: 1)Are Ballistic Missile Defenses necessary? Three Perspectives. 2)Point Defenses: Halfway House or Strategic misdirection? 3)SDI ad the Atlantic Alliance: Strategy and Political Issues. 4) Soviet Strategic Policy and the Impact of SDI. 5) SDI and Arms Control: Compatible or Conflictual?
Fever of hospitalized patients by David N Schwartz( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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