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  • 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... 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Isaac Newtonby Gale E. Christianson

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 31.99 US$ 27.51

    Isaac Newton , a volume in the ongoing Oxford Portraits in Science series, explores the life of the famed English mathematician and natural philosopher considered by many to be the greatest scientist that ever lived. Readers will learn about Newton's greatest accomplishments, such as the discoveries of gravity and the color spectrum and the development... 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...

  • Physicsby Katherine Cullen

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95

    Defined as the scientific study of matter and energy, physics explains how all matter behaves. Separated into modern and classical physics, the study attracts both experimental and theoretical physicists. From the discovery of the process of nuclear fission to an explanation of the nature of light, from the theory of special relativity to advancements... more...