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By Joseph P. Bassi

Scroll via an inventory of the newest significant clinical discoveries and also you may well locate an unforeseen commonality—Boulder, Colorado. as soon as a Wild West urban tucked the place the Rocky Mountains meet the good Plains, it's now domestic to a couple of the largest names in technology. learn facilities, together with the nationwide middle for Atmospheric examine, nationwide Institute of criteria and know-how, and the nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric management, are dependent there, whereas IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Ball Aerospace could come to live along a dynamic start-up community.

A medical Peak chronicles Boulder’s meteoric upward push to finally turn into “America’s Smartest urban” and a pacesetter in house and atmospheric sciences. in precisely 20 years following international struggle II, a tenacious crew of researchers, supported via teams from neighborhood citizenry to the kingdom of Colorado, controlled to persuade the USA executive and a few of the world’s medical pioneers to make Boulder a middle of the hot area age. Joseph P. Bassi introduces us to the characters, from electorate to scientists, and the combo of politics, ardour, and sheer success at first of Boulder’s transformation from “Scientific Siberia” to the study mecca it's today.

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