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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- CRC Press 2000; US$ 109.95
Growing up. University days. Learning to fly. Flying about New Zealand. On active service. Rehabilitation. Kiwi at Oxford. Research and lecturing. University of New South Wales. University of Oxford. Struggles in research. The Tokamak fiasco. Ebb tide. more...
- CRC Press 2003; US$ 99.95
William Petty 1623-1687, by Norman McMillan Robert Boyle 1627-1691, by Duncan Thorburn Burns William Molyneaux 1656-1698, by Patrick Wayman and Norman McMillan Nicholas Callan 1799-1864, by Niall McKeith William Parsons, Earl of Rosse 1800-1867, by Bob Strunz Humphrey Lloyd 1800-1881, by James O'Hara Thomas Grubb 1800-1878 and Howard Grubb 1844-1931by... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 18.99
Part of the "Oxford's Lives and Legacies" series, this book presents a portrait of Isaac Newton and the times in which he lived. It also sheds light on Newton's later life as master of the mint in London, where he managed to convict and hang the arch criminal William Chaloner, and his presidency of the Royal Society. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99
How did Andrei Sakharov, a theoretical physicist and the acknowledged father of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, become a human rights activist and the first Russian to win the Nobel Peace Prize? This study of Andrei Sakharov as a scientist as well as a public figure aims to examine the real context of Sakharov's life. more...