AUTHORGoertzel, Ted / Goertzel, Ben
TITLELinus Pauling: A Life in Science and Politics
PUBLISHERBasic Books
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1995
ISBN0-465-00672-8


This biography of Linus Pauling describes the scientist’s personal and professional history. It incorporates simple scientific explanations of his renowned work in quantum physics, molecular theory, and chemical biology. Pauling's activities in opposing nuclear testing in the late 1950s and the senate hearings that they initiated are also discussed. The authors celebrate Pauling with praise and reflections from relatives, teachers, and neighbors. However, they also criticize the controversial scientist, whose championing of vitamin-C to cure health ailments tarnished his reputation in the scientific world. The extensive biography includes excerpts from personal letters as well as diagrams that accompany scientific explanations.


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