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  • Modern Vacuum Physicsby Austin Chambers

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 132.95

    Modern Vacuum Physics presents the principles and practices of vacuum science and technology along with a number of applications in research and industrial production. The first half of the book builds a foundation in gases and vapors under rarefied conditions, The second half presents examples of the analysis of representative systems and describes... more...

  • Gender and Boyle's Law of Gasesby Elizabeth Potter

    Indiana University Press 2001; US$ 15.15

    Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases Elizabeth Potter Re-examines the assumptions and experimental evidence behind Boyle's Law. Boyle's Law, which describes the relation between the pressure and volume of a gas, was worked out by Robert Boyle in the mid-1600s. His experiments are still... more...

  • Nevill Mottby E. A. Davis

    CRC Press 1998; US$ 92.95

    Sir Nevill Mott was Britain's last Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics. This is a tribute to the life and work of Nobel Laureate Nevill Mott, a hugely admired and appreciated man, and one of this countries greatest ever scientists. It includes contributions from over 80 of his friends, family and colleagues, full of anecdotes and appreciations for... more...

  • 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

    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$ 29.95

    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...

  • Enrico Fermiby Dan Cooper

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 31.99

    A biography of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose work led to the discovery of nuclear fission, the basis of nuclear power and the atom bomb. more...

  • Ernest Rutherfordby J. L. Heilbron

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    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. Rutherford's achievements were numerous and included: * Inventing a detector for electromagnetic waves * Discovering the existence... more...

  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 16.99

    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...