TITLE

Technology and World Advancement

AUTHOR(S)
Blackett, P. M. S.
PUB. DATE
November 1957
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Nov1957, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p323
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Speech
ABSTRACT
The article presents a speech by P. M. S. Blackett, nuclear physicist and president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, delivered at the association's 1957 meeting in Dublin, Ireland. He discusses issues about wealth of science and technology, the advancement of technology, and the scientists and engineers collective achievements.
ACCESSION #
21386714

 

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