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- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 259.00
Prolific instrument maker Rudolph Koenig built, in 19th century Paris, one of the more influential scientific workshops in the history of acoustics. This book provides a detail portrait of his vibrant atelier, a place of construction, commerce and experiment. more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 49.99
This biography of the theoretical physicist Arnold Sommerfeld (1868-1951) is to a large extent based on primary source material. It chronicles the rise of atomic and quantum physics within the social and political context of the first half of the 20th century. more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 149.00
Enriched by unpublished correspondence and other fresh archival material, this is the first biography of Jules Janssen, the father of French astrophysics and the founder of Meudon Observatory, whose remarkable story tells of travel and dedication to science. more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00
Involving electricity, elasticity, thermodynamics and crystallography, several scientific traditions and approaches and leading physicists, the history of piezoelectricity provides an advantageous perspective on late nineteenth century physics and its development. The beginnings of piezoelectricity, the first history of the subject, exhaustively examines... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00
This translation is a collection of memoirs recounting an interesting but largely still dark era of Soviet astronomy. The arrangement of the essays is determined primarily by the time when radio astronomy studies began at the institutions involved. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 49.99
This book offers a lively survey of the forty-year history of string theory, focusing on how what has been called both a 'theory of everything' and a 'theory of nothing' came to exist, and how it came to occupy its present position in physics. more...
- Springer Milan 2007; US$ 29.95
"Le bolle stavano turbinando tutto intorno a me e massaggiavano il mio corpo ... Mentre me la godevo in questo fantastico bagno di bolle, i miei occhi si fecero pesanti e mi lasciaii trasportare in un dormiveglia sublimamente estatico". Così inizia l?incontro di Alfie con una vasca da bagno eccezionale e rivelatrice, acquistata da un vicino misterioso... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95
Messier?s catalog of 109 "non-stellar" objects is a classic astronomy guide. In 1995, British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore published his own catalog of 109 further objects. This book discusses Moore and his objects, and it describes how to find them. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00
Camille Flammarion (1842-1925) began his career at 16 as a human computer under the great mathematician U. J. J. Le Verrier at the Paris Observatory. He soon tired of the drudgery; he was drawn to more romantic vistas, and at 19 wrote a book on an idea that he was to make his own?the habitability of other worlds. There followed a career as France?s... more...