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The politics of excellence : behind the Nobel Prize in science

Author: Robert Marc Friedman
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Marc Friedman
ISBN: 0716731037 9780716731030
OCLC Number: 46793099
Description: xv, 379 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Legendary Excellence --
Permanent Battles Will Surely be Waged for Every Prize --
The Stupidest Use of a Bequest That I Can Imagine! --
Coming Apart at the Seams --
Sympathy for an Area Closely Connected with My Own Specialty --
Each Nobel Prize Can Be Likened to a Swedish Flag --
Has the Swedish Academy of Sciences ... Seen Nothing, Heard Nothing, and Understood Nothing? --
Should the Nobel Prize Be Awarded in Wartime? --
While the Sores Are Still Dripping Blood! --
Small Popes in Uppsala --
Einstein Must Never Get a Nobel Prize --
To Sit on a Nobel Committee Is Like Sitting on Quicksand --
Clamor in the Academy --
Don't Shoot the Piano Player, He's Doing the Best He Can --
It Can Happen That Pure Pettiness Enters --
One Ought to Think the Matter Over Twice --
Scandalous Traffic --
Dazzling Dialects --
Completely Lacking an Unambiguous, Objective Standard --
The Knights Templar.
Responsibility: Robert Marc Friedman.
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