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Author Efron, Noah J., author

Title A chosen calling : Jews in science in the twentieth century / Noah J. Efron
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press ; Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press, 2014
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Series Medicine, science, and religion in historical context
Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Contents Preface : a vanload of rabbis in the culture wars of Kentucky -- Introduction : "Ridiculously disproportionate"? -- "Holding high the torch of civilization" : American Jews and twentieth-century science -- "Second only to Communism" : making Soviet Jews and Soviet science -- "Making a land of experiments" : science and technology in Zionist imagination and enterprise -- Conclusion : when all worlds were new worlds
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Jewish scientists -- Social aspects -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish scientists -- Social aspects -- Russia -- History -- 20th century.
Jewish scientists -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- Palestine -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Jews -- Russia -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Judaism and science.
Science -- Social aspects.
Palestine -- Civilization -- Jewish influences
Russia -- Civilization -- Jewish influences
United States -- Civilization -- Jewish influences.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1421413825 (electronic bk.)
9781421413822 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Jews in science in the twentieth century