Search Results: "Gino Segrè"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2007

"Segrè effectively combines science history with the personal lives of the conference participants, offering an enlightening look at a key event in modern science and those who took part in it."
The story of a 1932 meeting at the Niels Bohr's Copenhagen Institute that brought together some 40 physicists, among them the founders of quantum mechanics. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"An exuberant dual biography that integrates developments in quantum physics, cosmology and genetics since the 1920s with the lives of these two scientists."
Segrè (Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics, 2007, etc.) explores the extraordinary lives and scientific accomplishments of two far-from-ordinary men, Max Delbrück and George Gamow. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2002

"Fine work on the ultimate hot topic."
The National Science Foundation's former director of theoretical physics aims to do for the subject of temperature what Elvis did for rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A vivid retelling of events that still shape our lives today."
The first English-language biography of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Enrico Fermi (1901-1954), a highly respected figure in both of the author's families. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Veers close to the category of family memoir as public therapy, but at bottom a thoughtful account of life with a father who found the behavior of atomic particles far easier to comprehend than the emotional life of his son. (Author tour)"
The son of a Nobel laureate and Manhattan Project collaborator meditates on the inspirations and disappointments of a difficult relationship. Read full book review >

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THE FAMILY by Mario Puzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"The old, black magic just isn't here. The Family is Godfather Lite. Eminently skippable."
The late (1920-99) Puzo's last novel, completed by his companion Gino, is historical fiction, about the 15th-century Borgia clan—a book on which Puzo had worked sporadically since 1983. Read full book review >

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GOAD OF HONOR by Stephen P. Byers
Released: July 13, 2012

"An intricately drawn family saga."
Family ties are both a curse and a blessing in the latest novel from Byers (Bent Coin, 2012, etc). Read full book review >

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THEY ALWAYS WIN by Anthony M. Pesare
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2011

"An often intriguing, if overlong, tale of a cop returning to his old neighborhood."
In Pesare's debut crime novel, an intelligenceofficer works with a mobster to try to bring down organized crime in the suburbs of Providence, R.I., and Boston. Read full book review >