This well-known author and scientist again succeeds admirably in accomplishing what he set out to do -- ""...to give the...

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BIOGRAPHY OF PHYSICS

This well-known author and scientist again succeeds admirably in accomplishing what he set out to do -- ""...to give the reader the feeling of what physics is, and what kind of people physicists air."" Thus, in eight well integrated chapters he provides a straightforward introduction to the great names, the significant discoveries and major areas of investigation today that make up the history of modern physics. Filled with detail, including unusual personal anecdotes of scientists he has worked with like Rutherford, Bohr, and Einstein, yet broadly focused on the works and lives of the masters from Archimides to Farmi, Gamov makes no concession to journalistic popularization. This is a serious introduction to physics, the problems it has solved and is facing, for the student and layman who want and can take more than a cursory orientation.

Pub Date: July 5, 1961

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Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1961