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The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey

Matthew Shindell


This biography of the Nobel Prize winning chemist Harold C. Urey (1893-1981) follows the famous scientist through his orthodox religious upbringing as a member of the German Baptist Brethren (Dunker) church, his education at the University of Montana and the University of California, Berkeley, his wartime work in the chemical industry during World War I, his postgraduate work at Niels Bohr's Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, his scientific work on deuterium that won him the Nobel Prize, his work on the Manhattan Project during World War II, his turn to isotope geochemistry, and his contributio ... More

Keywords: 20th-century science, science and religion, cold war science, biography, chemistry, planetary science, space exploration, Church of the Brethren, Manhattan Project, Project Apollo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226662084
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226662114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew Shindell, author
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum