Books by Robert P. Crease

Released: Oct. 13, 2014

"Always entertaining and meticulously composed, this book will reorient your relationship with the quantum."
A history of some of the most "forceful, imaginative, and insightful" minds in quantum theory and how the world became entranced by their scientific language. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Scientific history that looks beyond the facts and figures to their influence on everyday life."
A look at how weights and measures evolved over the ages, and their importance as a social bond. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1999

"Instead, Crease provides a well written, more narrowly focused account of the research and community of Brookhaven suitable for those interested in studying the heyday of big physics. (77 b&w photos, 5 maps, 12 illustrations, not seen)"
A detailed, technical account of the first 25 years of Brookhaven National Laboratory, describing not only the evolution of several groundbreaking projects, but also the personalities and politics that helped shape this community of scientists. Read full book review >
Released: May 21, 1998

"An extremely readable memoir by a man who was on the frontiers of physics for half a century."
One of the creators of the atomic bomb recalls its building and its effect both on its targets and on the world at large. Read full book review >