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  • Non-diffracting Wavesby Herná; Hugo E. ndez-Figueroa; Michel Zamboni-Rached; Erasmo Recami

    Wiley 2013; US$ 190.00

    This continuation and extension of the successful book "Localized Waves" by the same editors brings together leading researchers in non-diffractive waves to cover the most important results in their field and as such is the first to present the current state. The well-balanced presentation of theory and experiments guides readers through the background... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Einsteinby Gary Moring

    DK Publishing 1999; US$ 16.95

    You're no idiot of course. You know that Albert Einstein came up with the famous "E=mc" equation and that his hair looked like it had survived a nuclear test blast. But when it comes to understanding his theories and how they changed the world--well, youre no Einstein. Dont go nuclear yet! The Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Einstein shows how... more...

  • Joy Of The Search For Knowledge, Theby C Y Wong; S Y Lo; J S I Lo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 38.00

    This invaluable collection of essays pays tribute to Dan Tsui, 1998 Nobel laureate in Physics. It paints a portrait of his outstanding personal attributes through the eyes of his friends and relatives. In addition, it provides a record of the environment which accompanied him in his search for knowledge. This book, capturing Dan Tsui's experience and... more...

  • Zeldovichby R.A. Sunyaev

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 159.95

    Ya. B. Zeldovich was certainly one of the greatest physicists and cosmologists of the 20th century. This volume presents reminiscences of this exemplary academician, providing biographical and historical insights from colleagues who knew him best. Zeldovich's achievements are outlined, including those in relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, the... more...

  • 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 2000; US$ 14.99

    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... 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...

  • Hydrodynamic Fluctuations in Fluids and Fluid Mixturesby Jose M. Ortiz de Zarate; Jan V. Sengers

    Elsevier Science 2006; US$ 99.95

    This book deals with density, temperature, velocity and concentration fluctuations in fluids and fluid mixtures. The book first reviews thermal fluctuations in equilibrium fluids on the basis of fluctuating hydrodynamics. It then shows how the method of fluctuating hydrodynamics can be extended to deal with hydrodynamic fluctuations when the system... more...

  • Albert Einsteinby Jeremy Bernstein

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Albert Einstein did not impress his first teachers. They found him a dreamy child without an especially promising future. But some time in his early years he developed what he called "wonder" about the world. Later in life, he remembered two instances from his childhood--his fascination at age five with a compass and his introduction to the lucidity... more...