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The Quantum Exodus: Jewish Fugitives, the Atomic Bomb, and the Holocaust Hardcover – March 21, 2012

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"[A] well-researched book...[A] well-written account of one of the most important eras in modern history. Highly recommended." --CHOICE


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Gordon Fraser was for many years the in-house editor at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva. His books on popular science and scientists include Cosmic Anger, a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim Nobel scientist, and Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror. He is also the editor of The New Physics for the 21st Century and The Particle Century. After undergraduate studies at Imperial College, London, he went on to a PhD in theoretical particle physics, and has worked as a research scientist as well as a journalist. He lives in France.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199592152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199592159
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.2 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,947,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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http://gordonfrasertheauthor.co.uk/

.... biographies, archives and arrogance

Archives are the raw material for biographers to mine and refine. So, as a biographer who was not allowed to do this, I have a grudge.

Abdus Salam (1926-1996) shared the Nobel Physics Prize in 1979 and is Pakistan's only Nobel laureate. However as a member of the Ahmadi sect, he was excommunicated in his home country and his many achievements are scorned and derided there. His tombstone has even been daubed and defaced.

Spurned by his nation, Salam became instead a scientist for the world, founding the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, to foster science in the developing world. So much for the blurb. What about the archives?

To help future biographers, Salam's papers were carefully catalogued by the British National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists. 10,000 items in 350 boxes were transferred to ICTP.

However when I was writing Cosmic Anger - Abdus Salam, the First Muslim Nobel Scientist (Oxford University Press, 2008, Kindle and paperback 2012), the ICTP Director at the time blocked access to these archives. Apart from arrogance, no clear reason emerged. Nevertheless, with the help of the carefully-compiled archive catalogue, the triumph and tragedy of Salam's life still managed to fill a book, which includes my grouch up front, in full.

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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Lee Hadden on April 3, 2012
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I agree with the other reviewers. I want to read the book, and it looks like it is very good, but $31.00 for a Kindle edition is just too expensive. I'll have to wait for used paper copies to show up at much cheaper prices.
It is a shame the publishers restrict the author's contact with readers by demanding so much for access. I wonder if they really will make more with higher prices by selling to fewer people. I would suspect they would sell three times the amount of copies by reducing the Kindle price by 1/3, but then, it's not quantum science! Its called greed. And I'm sure not even the author is benefiting from the outragous price for the electronic version.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B. T. Weddleton on April 3, 2012
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Ditto to another reviewer. All reviews (WSJ, NYT, ...) tell me I should read it. It is in my areas of interest. But it is too expensive. Books, even electronic books are pricing themselves out of existence. $34 or $31 is a significant chunk of change for a teacher. (Or any of we, the 99%.)
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6 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 5, 2012
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Who can afford over $31.00 for the e-book let alone the hardcover price?!? I can't believe how e-books are going up in price when they cost so little to make. Very sad! Hope my library has it. I would gladly pay $12.00 but $31 plus is taking food off my table and gas out of my tank!
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