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  • Feynman's Rainbowby Leonard Mlodinow

    Grand Central Publishing 2003; US$ 9.99

    For a young physicist struggling to find his place in the world, the relationship that would most profoundly influence his life was with his mentor, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Newtonby I. Bernard Cohen; George E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    In this volume a team of distinguished contributors examines all the main aspects of Newton's thought. more...

  • The Man Who Changed Everythingby Basil Mahon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 15.95

    This is the first biography in twenty years of James Clerk Maxwell, one of the greatest scientists of our time and yet a man relatively unknown to the wider public. Approaching science with a freshness unbound by convention or previous expectations, he produced some of the most original scientific thinking of the nineteenth century — and his... more...

  • My Einsteinby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating volume, today?s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson alike.Contributors... more...

  • Enrico Fermiby Dan Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 31.99

    A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose work led to the discovery of nuclear fission, the basis of nuclear power and the atom bomb. more...

  • Ernest Rutherfordby J. L. Heilbron

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    An engaging biography that captures the excitement of the early days of nuclear physics, Ernest Rutherford tells the story of the down-to-earth New Zealander who became one of the foremost pioneers of subatomic physics. Rutherford's achievements were numerous and included: * Inventing a detector for electromagnetic waves * Discovering the existence... more...

  • Yoshio Nishinaby Dong-Won Kim

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 109.95

    Yoshio Nishina not only made a great contribution to the emergence of a research network that produced two Nobel prize winners, but he also raised the overall level of physics in Japan. Focusing on his roles as researcher, teacher, and statesman of science, Yoshio Nishina: Father of Modern Physics in Japan analyzes Nishina's position in and his contributions... more...

  • Introduction To Molecular Beams Gas Dynamicsby Giovanni Sanna; Giuseppe Tomassetti

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 189.00

    Introduction to Molecular Beams Gas Dynamics is devoted to the theory and phenomenology of supersonic molecular beams. The book describes the main physical idea and mathematical methods of the gas dynamics of molecular beams, while the detailed derivation of results and equations is accompanied by an explanation of their physical meaning. The phenomenology... more...

  • Oppenheimer And The Manhattan Projectby Cynthia C Kelly

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 107.00

    2004 marked the centennial of the birth of J Robert Oppenheimer, and brought historians and scholars, former students, nuclear physicists, and politicians together to celebrate this event. Oppenheimer's life and work became central to 20th century history as he spearheaded the development of the atomic bomb that ended World War II. This book provides... more...

  • Physicsby Katherine Cullen

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95

    Defined as the scientific study of matter and energy, physics explains how all matter behaves. Separated into modern and classical physics, the study attracts both experimental and theoretical physicists. From the discovery of the process of nuclear fission to an explanation of the nature of light, from the theory of special relativity to advancements... more...