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  • J.J. Thompson And The Discovery Of The Electronby E. A. Davis; Isabel Falconer

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 194.95

    This historical survey of the discovery of the electron has been published to coincide with the centenary of the discovery. The text maps the life and achievements of J.J. Thomson, with particular focus on his ideas and experiments leading to the discovery. It describes Thomson's early years and education. It then considers his career at Cambridge,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    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 US$ 11.17

    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 discoveries... 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...

  • 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...

  • Enrico Fermiby Dan Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    This compelling biography traces Fermi's education in Italy, his meteoric career in the scientific world, his escape from fascism to America, and the ingenious experiments he devised and conducted at the University of Rome, Columbia University, and the Los Alamos laboratory. more...

  • Ernest Rutherfordby J. L. Heilbron

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    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 more...

  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    In this fast-paced, colorful biography, Gale E. Christianson paints an engaging portrait of Isaac Newton, from his student days at Cambridge, where he devoured the works of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, and taught himself mathematics; to his two miraculous years at home in Woolsthorpe Manor, where he fled when plague threatened Cambridge, a remarkably... more...

  • The World of Andrei Sakharovby Gennady Gorelik; Antonina W. Bouis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    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? In his later years, Sakharov noted in his diary that he was "simply a man with an unusual fate." To understand this deceptively straightforward statement by an... more...

  • Einsteinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson?s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection... more...