The Resource Something incredibly wonderful happens : an intimate biography of Frank Oppenheimer, K.C. Cole

Something incredibly wonderful happens : an intimate biography of Frank Oppenheimer, K.C. Cole

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Something incredibly wonderful happens : an intimate biography of Frank Oppenheimer
Title
Something incredibly wonderful happens
Title remainder
an intimate biography of Frank Oppenheimer
Statement of responsibility
K.C. Cole
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a young man Frank Oppenheimer followed in his famous brother's footsteps--growing up in a privileged Manhattan household, becoming a physicist, working on the atomic bomb. Tragically, Frank and Robert both had their careers destroyed by the Red Scare, but their paths diverged. While Robert died an almost ruined man, Frank came into his own, emerging from ten years of exile on a Colorado ranch to create not just a multimillion dollar institution but also a revolution that was felt all over the world. His Exploratorium was a "museum of human awareness" that combined art and science while it encouraged play, experimentation, and a sense of joy and wonder; its success inspired a transformation in museums around the globe. K. C. Cole--a friend and colleague of Frank's for many years--has written a very personal story of the man whose irrepressible spirit would inspire so many.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cole, K. C
Dewey number
  • 530.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.O618
LC item number
C65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Oppenheimer, Frank
  • Physicists
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Something incredibly wonderful happens : an intimate biography of Frank Oppenheimer, K.C. Cole
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 371-383) and index
Contents
Palace of delights -- A little royal family -- The uncle of the atom bomb -- Un-American -- Exile -- An intellectual desert-- and a library of experiments -- A museum dedicated to awareness -- A decent respect for taste -- The man with the gold-rimmed glasses -- The sentimental fruits of science -- The anarch -- The world he made up
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 396 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036943092
Label
Something incredibly wonderful happens : an intimate biography of Frank Oppenheimer, K.C. Cole
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 371-383) and index
Contents
Palace of delights -- A little royal family -- The uncle of the atom bomb -- Un-American -- Exile -- An intellectual desert-- and a library of experiments -- A museum dedicated to awareness -- A decent respect for taste -- The man with the gold-rimmed glasses -- The sentimental fruits of science -- The anarch -- The world he made up
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 396 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036943092

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