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The Nobel Prize

A History Of Genius, Controversy, And Prestige

By Burton Feldman

Founded one hundred years ago by the inventor of dynamite, the Nobel Prize is the world's most celebrated and controversial honor. It grants its winners instant celebrity and acclaim for "service to mankind," despite accusations that it is too trendy, arbitrary, and narrow-minded. In examining both its fame and notoriety, Burton Feldman opens up the Nobel institution and process: how it originated, how it works, and how it is influenced by outside pressures (political, moral, personal and academic). The Nobel Prize is an extraordinary work that never fails to surprise, provoke, and entertain.

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Format: Book
Author: Feldman, Burton
Title: The Nobel prize : a history of genius, controversy, and prestige / Burton Feldman.
Publisher Date: New York : Arcade Pub., c2000.
Subject: Nobel Prizes -- History
Isbn: 155970537X (alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Feldman, Burton
Title: The Nobel prize : a history of genius, controversy, and prestige / Burton Feldman.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Arcade Pub., c2000.
Description: xi, 489 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Nobel Prizes -- History
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-469) and index.
Contents: The founding father -- Nobel Prize invents itself -- The Nobel Prize in Literature -- The Nobel Prize and the sciences -- The Nobel Prize in Physics -- The Nobel Prize in Chemistry -- The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine -- The Peace Prize -- The Economics Memorial Prize -- Conclusion -- Chronology of prizes -- Appendix A: Value of prizes -- Appendix B: Prizes by nation -- Appendix C: Women laureates -- Appendix D: Family laureates -- Appendix E: Jewish laureates.
LCCN: 00042002
ISBN: 155970537X (alk. paper)
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