Noted for his discoveries in the field of heterocyclic chemistry, Rolf Huisgen "invented" numerous reactions, including the 2 + 3 dipolar cycloaddition. In this book, he tells of rebuilding the famous Munich laboratory from rubble after its destruction due to the bombings of Munich in WorldWar II. Huisgen's philosophies of life and science are discussed in detail in various essays, ranging from such topics as women in science to tradition in academia. Many photographs depict both the professional as well as the personal side of this renowned scientist.
Publisher's Weekly Review:
"This surprisingly rich sequel to Nathanson's The Dirty Dozen begins with OSS Maj. John Reisman switching from the European to the Pacific theater and parachuting into Burma to try to prevent conflict between two of America's allies, the Kachin tribesmen and the Kuomintang of bordering China. Conflicts and the peculiarly shifting Asian alliances comprise this book's themespolitics that, as history shows, resulted in still more turmoil in postwar Asia. Reisman's assignment leads him from Burma to China, where he learns of treachery among warlords and secret collaboration with the Japanese. Then it takes him to Vietnam and an unusual arrangement with the young Ho Chi Minh. In addition to action a-plenty, the narrative contains richly textured portrayals of the intersecting cultures and the sophisticated relationship of politics to this (or any) war. Assiduously researched, Nathanson's accomplished novel is an outstanding read. 35,000 first printing. (September 16) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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|| New York N.Y., U.S.A. :Viking,1987
484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm