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  • The Correspondence of Michael Faraday, Volume 3by F. James

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1996; US$ 159.00

    Michael Faraday was without doubt one of the most important scientists of the nineteenth century; His discoveries of electromagnetic rotation and electromagnetic induction laid the foundations of the modern electricity industry. Almost 75% of the letters in Volume 3 were previously unpublished. During this period he discovered the magneto-optical effect... more...

  • The Correspondence of Michael Faraday, Volume 4by F. James

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2008; US$ 159.00

    This volume includes 70% of previously unpublished letters of Michael Farday spanning half of the 1850s and most of 1860. Topics include Faraday's work on regelation, the transmission of light through gold and his appointment by Emperor Napoleon III to be a Commander of the Legion of Honour. more...

  • Einstein's Physicsby Ta-Pei Cheng

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    Many regard Albert Einstein as the greatest physicist since Newton. What exactly did he do that is so important in physics? We provide an introduction to his physics at a level accessible to an undergraduate physics student. All equations are worked out in detail from the beginning. Einstein's doctoral thesis and his Brownian motion paper were... more...

  • Genius in the Shadowsby William Lanouette; Bela Silard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Well-known names such as Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Edward Teller are usually those that surround the creation of the atom bomb. One name that is rarely mentioned is Leo Szilard, known in scientific circles as ?father of the atom bomb.? The man who first developed the idea of harnessing energy from nuclear chain reactions,... more...

  • Laura Bassi and Science in 18th Century Europeby Monique Frize

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book presents the extraordinary story of a Bolognese woman of the settecento. Laura Maria Caterina Bassi (1711-1778) defended 49 Theses at the University of Bologna on April 17, 1732 and was awarded a doctoral degree on May 12 of the same year. Three weeks before her defense, she was made a member of the Academy of Sciences in Bologna. On June... more...

  • Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstamby Alexander Pechenkin

    Springer 2013; US$ 109.00

    This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925, describes his contributions to both physics and technology, as well as discussing the scientific community which formed around him, usually called the Mandelstam school. MandelstamÔ??s life story is thereby... more...

  • Practical Pneumaticsby Chris Stacey

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 40.95

    Pneumatic power is ideal for the ever increasing range of 'light' applications in which a cheap, clean, adaptable source of power is needed. Used in conjunction with microprocessor control it forms the basis of manufacturing automation from basic conveying and handling lines to complex robotic assembly systems. Training courses and books aimed at the... more...

  • The Physics of Microdropletsby Jean Berthier; Ken Brakke

    Wiley 2012; US$ 149.00

    The Physics of Microdroplets gives the reader the theoretical and numerical tools to understand, explain, calculate, and predict the often nonintuitive observed behavior of droplets in microsystems. Microdrops and interfaces are now a common feature in most fluidic microsystems, from biology, to biotechnology, materials science, 3D-microelectronics,... more...

  • Haphazard Realityby H.B.G. Casimir

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 45.00

    Casimir, himself a famous physician, studied and worked with three great physicists of the twentieth century: Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli and Paul Ehrenfest. In his autobiography, the brilliant theoretician lets the reader witness the revolution that led to quantum physics, whose influence on modern society turned out to be many times larger than the... more...

  • Against the Tideby L.C Woods

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 104.95

    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...