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With Stars in Their Eyes

The Extraordinary Lives and Enduring Genius of Aden and Marjorie Meinel

James B. Breckinridge & Alec M. Pridgeon

With Stars in Their Eyes

With Stars in Their Eyes

The Extraordinary Lives and Enduring Genius of Aden and Marjorie Meinel

With Stars in Their Eyes

 

The incredible story of the Meinels has never been told nor have their accomplishments and contributions ever been adequately recounted in one publication. This book is an effort to redress that oversight using interviews from those who knew them best, their own prodigious body of work including an unpublished autobiography, and documentation in Presidential libraries as well as universities and the National Archives.


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Beschrijving With Stars in Their Eyes

This book details the lives of two married geniuses, Aden and Marjorie Meinel, who helped to pioneer modern optics and solar energy in the U.S.

Aden B. Meinel and Marjorie P. Meinel stood at the confluence of several overarching technological developments during their lifetimes, including postwar aerial surveillance by spy planes and satellites, solar energy, the evolution of telescope design, interdisciplinary optics, and photonics. Yet, their incredible stories and their long list of scientific contributions have never been adequately recognized in one place. In this book, James Breckinridge and Alec M. Pridgeon correct this
oversight by sharing the story of this powerful duo.

The book follows their lives and covers large scientific developments between World War II to the Cold War. James B. Breckinridge, a previous advisee and later colleague to the Meinels, and historian and scientist Alec M. Pridgeon collected more than 200 hours of oral interviews with those who worked closely with the Meinels and some who built their careers around the findings made possible by their work. The book shares and analyzes the work done by the Meinels, and it also includes incredible
insights from an unpublished Meinel autobiography.


ISBN
9780190915674
Pagina's
528
Verschijnt
NUR
910
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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