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  • 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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Yoshio Nishinaby Dong-Won Kim

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 109.95

    Yoshio Nishina not only made a great contribution to the emergence of a research network that produced two Nobel prize winners, but he also raised the overall level of physics in Japan. Focusing on his roles as researcher, teacher, and statesman of science, Yoshio Nishina: Father of Modern Physics in Japan analyzes Nishina's position in and his contributions... 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...

  • Introduction To Molecular Beams Gas Dynamicsby Giovanni Sanna; Giuseppe Tomassetti

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 116.00

    Introduction to Molecular Beams Gas Dynamics is devoted to the theory and phenomenology of supersonic molecular beams. The book describes the main physical idea and mathematical methods of the gas dynamics of molecular beams, while the detailed derivation of results and equations is accompanied by an explanation of their physical meaning. The phenomenology... more...

  • Oppenheimer And The Manhattan Projectby Cynthia C Kelly

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 31.00

    2004 marked the centennial of the birth of J Robert Oppenheimer, and brought historians and scholars, former students, nuclear physicists, and politicians together to celebrate this event. Oppenheimer's life and work became central to 20th century history as he spearheaded the development of the atomic bomb that ended World War II. This book provides... 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...

  • 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...

  • Introduction to Wave Scattering, Localization and Mesoscopic Phenomenaby Ping Sheng

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 289.00

    to Wave Scattering, Localization and Mesoscopic Phenomena Second Edition With 72 Figures 123 ProfessorPingSheng Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Department of Physics Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong E-mail: sheng@ust. hk Series Editors: ProfessorRobertHull Professor Jürgen Parisi ¨ University of Virginia Universitat Oldenburg, Fachbereich... more...

  • Hydrodynamics of Free Surface Flowsby Jean-Michel Hervouet

    Wiley 2007; US$ 165.00

    A definitive guide for accurate state-of-the-art modelling of free surface flows Understanding the dynamics of free surface flows is the starting point of many environmental studies, impact studies, and waterworks design. Typical applications, once the flows are known, are water quality, dam impact and safety, pollutant control, and sediment transport.... more...