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  • Zeldovichby R.A. Sunyaev

    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...

  • 28th International Symposium on Shock Wavesby Konstantinos Kontis

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 399.00

    The University of Manchester hosted the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves between 17 and 22 July 2011. The International Symposium on Shock Waves first took place in 1957 in Boston and has since become an internationally acclaimed series of meetings for the wider Shock Wave Community. The ISSW28 focused on the following areas: Blast Waves,... more...

  • Achieving the Rareby I-Juliana Christy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 29.00

    Robert F Christy was a fascinating physicist who was one of the key players in some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century.He was one of Oppenheimer's students, whom Oppenheimer hailed as “one of the best in the world.” He was a co-creator of the world's first nuclear reactor and the first atom bombs, of which the... more...

  • The Adventurous Life of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, Physicist (1903-1966)by Edoardo Amaldi; Saverio Braccini; Antonio Ereditato; Paola Scampoli

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 49.95

    The physicist Friedrich Houtermans (1903-1966) was an essential promoter and proponent of the development of physics in Berne. He introduced a number of activities in the field of elementary particles, with a special focus on the physics of cosmic rays, and important contributions in applied physics. This biography of Houtermans was written by Edoardo... more...

  • Albert Einstein: Gentle Geniusby Don Herweck

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2007; US$ 8.99

    Albert Einstein is probably the most influential scientist and greatest physicist of the twentieth century. He revolutionized our ideas about time and space, and he is best known for his theory of relativity and his equation E=mc2, which explains the relationship between energy and mass. By age 30, he was considered by many to be one of the world?s... more...

  • Albert Einstein, The Human Sideby Albert Einstein; Helen Dukas; Banesh Hoffmann; Ze'ev Rosenkranz

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 16.95

    Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker who asked whether Einstein believed... more...

  • Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kidsby Jerome Pohlen

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 13.99

    Best known for his general theory of relativity and the famous equation linking mass and energy, E = mc˛, Albert Einstein had a lasting impact on the world of science, the extent of which is illuminated?along with his fascinating life and unique personality?in this lively history. In addition to learning all about Einstein?s important contributions... more...

  • Assessment of Safety and Risk with a Microscopic Model of Detonationby C.-O. Leiber

    Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 285.00

    This unique book is a store of less well-known explosion and detonation phenomena, including also data and experiences related to safety risks. It highlights the shortcomings of the current engineering codes based on a classical plane wave model of the phenomenon, and why these tools must fail. For the first time all the explosion phenomena are described... more...

  • Asymptotic Perturbation Theory of Wavesby Lev Ostrovsky

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 71.00

    This book is an introduction to the perturbation theory for linear and nonlinear waves in dispersive and dissipative media. The main focus is on the direct asymptotic method which is based on the asymptotic expansion of the solution in series of one or more small parameters and demanding finiteness of the perturbations; this results in slow variation... more...

  • The Bethe-Peierls Correspondenceby Sabine Lee

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book contains the correspondence between Hans Bethe and Rudolf Peierls, two first-rate scientists who made important contributions to 20th century physics. The document collection is of great significance for our understanding of 20th century physics, but it also illustrates many interesting political and social aspects such as the life of émigré... more...