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Physicists; Biography

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  • Gerhard Herzbergby Boris Stoicheff

    NRC Research Press 2002; US$ 49.95

    Gerhard Herzberg (1904-1999) was one of the greatest scientists of the last century. Born and educated in Germany, he started his research just as the exciting discovery of quantum mechanics began unraveling the mysteries of the microscopic world. Herzberg chose to study spectroscopy, the light emitted and absorbed by atoms and molecules, which has... more...

  • Great Physicistsby William H. Cropper

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman,... more...

  • Against the Tideby L.C Woods

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 109.95

    In Against the Tide: An Autobiographical Account of a Professional Outsider, Leslie Woods relates the fascinating story of his life from fisherman's son in New Zealand to head of the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. After starting at a trade school, he won a scholarship to a university, then joined the RNZAF, and later became a fighter... more...

  • Physicists of Irelandby Mark McCartney; Andrew Whitaker

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 99.95

    Demonstrating the strength of tradition in Ireland, Physicists of Ireland: Passion and Precision is a collection of essays on leading figures from the history of physics in Ireland. It includes physicists born outside of Ireland who carried out significant work in Ireland as well as those who had strong Irish roots but carried out their work outside... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Jeremy Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Albert Einstein , part of Oxford's ongoing series Oxford Scientists , is an insightful and entertaining biography of a man whose scientific intuition was so powerful that almost everything he touched in physics turned to gold. Bernstein explains major theories and breakthroughs, and traces the paths that brought Einstein to his discoveries, such... more...

  • Galileo Galileiby James MacLachlan

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    Galileo Galilei tells the story of the famous mathematician and the work he did to change the way we see the world. Although he was censored and imprisoned for his radical ideas about the motion of the earth, he persisted in his pursuit of scientific truths to bestow upon future generations the inspiration to challenge conventional views. His theories... more...

  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    Isaac Newton , a volume in the ongoing Oxford Portraits in Science series, explores the life of the famed English mathematician and natural philosopher considered by many to be the greatest scientist that ever lived. Readers will learn about Newton's greatest accomplishments, such as the discoveries of gravity and the color spectrum and the development... more...

  • Martians of Scienceby Istvan Hargittai

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    Hargittai tells the story of five remarkable Hungarians: Wigner won a Nobel Prize in theoretical physics; Szilard was the first to see that a chain reaction based on neutrons was possible, initiated the Manhattan Project, but left physics to try to restrict nuclear arms; von Neumann could solve difficult problems in his head and developed the modern... more...

  • Wave Scattering By Small Bodies Of Arbitrary Shapesby Alexander G Ramm

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 96.00

    This book presents analytical formulas which allow one to calculate the S-matrix for the acoustic and electromagnetic wave scattering by small bodies or arbitrary shapes with arbitrary accuracy. Equations for the self-consistent field in media consisting of many small bodies are derived. Applications of these results to ultrasound mammography and electrical... more...

  • A Physicist Remembersby Richard J Weiss

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 59.00

    A Physicist Remembers traces the effort to measure electron charge, spin, and momentum density on atoms and solids and to compare experiment with theory. Since the complexity of electron arrangements leads to subtle property changes in atoms, molecules and solids, theory and experiment have generally differed by about 1%. The Sagamore conferences have... more...