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J.D. Bernal

A Life in Science and Politics

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Published by Verso .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • History of science,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science And Civilization,
  • Scientists,
  • Science,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Political,
  • Scientists - General,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBrenda Swann (Editor), Francis Aprahamian (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8624456M
    ISBN 101859848540
    ISBN 109781859848548

    J D Bernal: A Life in Science and Politics is a collection of essays about the crowded life of this famous crystallographer, Marxist and political activist. Most of the essays are by authors who knew Bernal, who lived from to , but few of them can approach the drama and descriptive power of Bernal’s own essay entitled “D-day. J. D. Bernal. AKA John Desmond Bernal. X-ray crystallography. Birthplace: Tipperary, Ireland Location of death: London, England Cause of death: unspecified Remains: B. J. D. Bernal conducted important early work in X-ray crystallography and molecular biology, detailing the structures of proteins and the nucleic acids, and establishing that X Born:

    J.D. Bernal: The Sage of Science. Andrew Brown, a medical radiologist and science historian, has compiled an excellent biography, of the brilliant crystallographer, J. Desmond Bernal () (the nickname Sage was acquired at Cambridge, according to Perutz, “because he knew everything, from physics to the history of art”). Science and industry in the nineteenth century, by J. D Bernal and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

    J.D. Bernal, widely known as Sage since his undergraduate days at Cambridge, was a visionary scientist who was the first to see that the new subject of X-ray crystallography could be applied to the study of life. His pioneering work at Cambridge in the s laid the foundation of molecular biology. He was one of the most influential and /5(4). J. D. Bernal: The Sage of Science, by Andrew Brown. - book suggestion. Booklist for J.D. Bernal. In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and .


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J.D. Bernal Average rating: ratings 35 reviews 32 distinct works • Similar authors The World, the Flesh & the Devil: An Enquiry into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul/5.

J.D. Bernal has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. J.D. Bernal’s most popular book is On History. J.D. Bernal, known as "Sage," was an extraordinary man and multifaceted character. A scientist of dazzling intellectual ability and a leading figure in the development of X-ray crystallography, he was a polymath, a fervent Marxist, and much admired by: J.

Bernal's monumental work, Science in History, was the first full attempt to analyse the reciprocal relations of science and society throughout history, from the perfection of the flint hand-axe to the hydrogen this remarkable study he illustrates the impetus given to (and the limitations placed upon) discovery and invention by pastoral, agricultural, feudal, capitalist, and Cited by: Product Information.

An eminent molecular physicist and path-breaking crystallographer, an eloquent and prescient writer on the social implications of science, an early foe of pseudo-scientific racism and an indefatigable campaigner for peace and civil rights: as a scientist and a Communist intellectual, J.D.

Bernal was caught up in many of the dramas of the twentieth century. J. Bernal's important and ambitious work, The Social Function of Science, was first published in January As the subtitle -What Science Does, What Science Could Do - suggests it is in two parts.

Both have eight chapters. Part 1: What Science Does: Introductory, Historical, The Existing Organization of Scientific Research in Britain, Science in Education, The Efficiency of Scientific Author: J.

Bernal. Primary Sources J. J.D. Bernal book. John Desmond Bernal (always known as J. Bernal) was born in Nenagh, Ireland, on 10th May He was educated at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. In Bernal joined the Communist y influenced by the work of John Haldane, the two men joined Julian Huxley, John Cockcroft and sixteen other British scientists on a.

Bernal's monumental work, Science in History, was the first full attempt to analyse the reciprocal relations of science and society throughout history, from the perfection of the flint hand-axe to the hydrogen this remarkable study he illustrates the impetus given to (and the limitations placed upon) discovery and invention by pastoral, agricultural, feudal, capitalist, and.

J. Bernal's monumental work, Science in History, was the first full attempt to analyse the reciprocal relations of science and society throughout history, from the perfection of the flint hand-axe to the hydrogen this remarkable study he illustrates the impetus given to (and the limitations placed upon) discovery and invention by pastoral, agricultural, feudal, capitalist, and Brand: Faber and Faber.

John Desmond Bernal, (bornNenagh, County Tipperary, Ire.—died Sept. 15,London, Eng.), physicist known for his studies of the atomic structure of solid compounds, during which he made major contributions to X-ray crystallography.

Following graduation from the University of Cambridge (), Bernal did research under William Bragg at the Davy-Faraday Laboratory in. J.D. Bernal, widely known as Sage since his undergraduate days at Cambridge, was a visionary scientist who was the first to see that the new subject of X-ray crystallography could be applied to the study of life.

His pioneering work at Cambridge in the s laid the foundation of molecular biology. Immediately download the J. Bernal summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching J.

J.D. Bernal, widely known as Sage since his undergraduate days at Cambridge, was a visionary scientist who was the first to see that the new subject of X-ray crystallography could be applied to the study of life.

His pioneering work at Cambridge in the s laid the foundation of molecular biology. He was one of the most influential and brilliant scientists of his time, inspiring many. Bernal's monumental work Science in History is the first full-scale attempt to analyze the relationship between science and society throughout history, from the perfection of the first flint hand ax to the construction of the hydrogen bomb.

An eminent molecular physicist and path-breaking crystallographer, an eloquent and prescient writer on the social implications of science, an early foe of pseudo-scientific racism and an indefatigable campaigner for peace and civil rights: as a scientist and a Communist intellectual, J.D.

Bernal was caught up in many of the dramas of the twentieth century. Looking for books by J.D. Bernal. See all books authored by J.D.

Bernal, including A history of classical physics: From antiquity to the quantum, and Science In History, and more on About The World, the Flesh and the Devil. Written by the pioneering scientist, theorist and activist J. Bernal, this futuristic essay explores the radical changes to human bodies and intelligence that science may bring about, and suggests the impact of these developments on society.

Andrew Brown’s J.D. Bernal: The Sage of Science is better at satisfying biographical than historical curiosity. It is not the first book based on the Bernal Archive, now in the Cambridge University Library, but it gives us more of the facts than all its predecessors, even without those contained in the six boxes of love-letters which, when.

The World, the Flesh and the Devil: An Enquiry Into the Future of the Three Enemies of the Rational Soul by J.D. Bernal. My rating: 3 of 5 stars When I saw Verso’s reissue of this book in the library, I picked it up because I vaguely recalled that it had informed Grant Morrison’s work around the turn of the millennium, such as The Invisibles, which I recently re-read.

J.D. Bernal, widely known as Sage since his undergraduate days at Cambridge, was a visionary scientist who was the first to see that the new subject of X-ray crystallography could be applied to the study of life.

His pioneering work at Cambridge in the s laid the foundation of molecular : OUP Oxford. The Social Function of Science. J. D. Bernal; Bernal, looking back at the book 25 years after its publication, emphasized that such needs implied more systematic thinking about science itself Cited by: 6.About this book.

J. D. Bernal, known as 'Sage', was an extraordinary man and multifaceted character. A scientist of dazzling intellectual ability and a leading figure in the development of X-ray crystallography, he was a polymath, a fervent Marxist, and much admired worldwide.Slide # 9 HistCite Collection of 8, papers citing J.D.

Bernal The collection of papers citing JD Bernal sorted chronologically In the previous slides we have limited our analysis to Bernal’s book. Slide #9 provides a brief view of the overall citation record for J.D.

Bernal’s scientific work.