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Cremona Violins: A Physicist's Quest for the Secrets of Stradivari(With DVD-ROM)

by KAMESHWAR C WALI

Cremona violins occupy a unique and storied place in violin history. This book contains a brief account of that history — the rise and fall of the Cremonese art of violin making that dominated over two centuries....


The Fundamental Constants: A Mystery of Physics

by Harald Fritzsch & GREGORY STODOLSKY

The speed of light, the fine structure constant, and Newton's constant of gravity — these are just three among the many physical constants that define our picture of the world. Where do they come from? Are...


50 Math and Science Games for Leadership

by CHARLES SOON HOCK PNG & YING ZHEN ANG

Did you like Math or Science in school? Have you played games that stimulated your thought processes for Math and Science? Trying to be creative in your Math, Science or leadership class? Can leadership be taught?...


A Passion for Discovery

by PETER G O FREUND

This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, these stories cluster around some general themes having to do with the interaction between scientists, and with...


Playing with Planets

by GERARD 'T HOOFT & SASKIA 'T HOOFT

If you think the future is a mystery, think again. With a solid foothold in realism, an extraordinary insight into scientific and technological developments, and a dry sense of humor, Nobel laureate Professor...


Our Place in the Universe

by NORMAN K GLENDENNING

Our Place in the Universe tells the story of our world, formation of the first galaxies and stars formed from great clouds containing the primordial elements made in the first few minutes; birth of stars, their...


Find a Hotter Place!: A History of Nuclear Astrophysics

by LUDWIK M CELNIKIER

Find a hotter place! is the insightful story of the tortured path that led to our current understanding of how the elements in the Universe came to be. This is a story which began in Greek Antiquity, with the...


Fundamental Forces of Nature: The Story of Gauge Fields

by KERSON HUANG

Gauge fields are the messengers carrying signals between elementary particles, enabling them to interact with each other. Originating at the level of quarks, these basic interactions percolate upwards, through...


The Enigma of Ferment: From the Philosopher's Stone to the First Biochemical Nobel Prize

by ULF LAGERKVIST

This popular account of the history of ferment takes the reader on a fascinating journey from its obscure origins in medieval medicine and alchemy to the modern concept of the enzyme. During the 19th century,...


Beyond the Moon: A Conversational, Common Sense Guide to Understanding the Tides

by JAMES GREIG MCCULLY

Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration,...


Voyage Through Time: Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize

by AHMED H ZEWAIL

From a beginning in an Egyptian delta town and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through time — his own life and the split-second world...


Pioneers of Microbiology and the Nobel Prize

by ULF LAGERKVIST

We are swamped with information and each day seems to bring new discoveries that must be considered. Never before in the history of science have so many scientists been as active as today. It has become a major...


Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics

by MARTINUS J G VELTMAN

This book provides a comprehensive overview of modern particle physics accessible to anyone with a true passion for wanting to know how the universe works. We are introduced to the known particles of the world...


The Nobel Prize: The First 100 Years

by NILS RINGERTZ & AGNETA WALLIN LEVINOVITZ

The Nobel Prize, as founded in Alfred Nobel's will, was the first truly international prize. There is no other award with the same global scope and mission. The Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology...


Under the Microscope: A Brief History of Microscopy

by WILLIAM J CROFT

This is a brief history of the development of microscopy, from the use of beads and water droplets in ancient Greece, through the simple magnifying glass, to the modern compound microscope. The technology and...


An Outline of Scientific Writing: For Researchers with English as a Foreign Language

by Jen Tsi Yang

This book is aimed at researchers who need to write clear and understandable manuscripts in English. Today, English is the official language of international conferences and most important publications in science...


An Elementary Primer for Gauge Theory

by K Moriyasu

Gauge theory is now recognized as one of the most revolutionary discoveries in physics since the development of quantum mechanics. This primer explains how and why gauge theory has dramatically changed our view...


Tabibito (The Traveler)

by Hideki Yukawa & R YOSHIDA

This is Yukawa's autobiography of his early years, written in Japanese when he was fifty years old. It describes his family background and the education and experience, both social and intellectual, that helped...


Quarks: Frontiers in Elementary Particle Physics

by Yoichiro Nambu

The book explains in a precise and complete manner how elementary particle physics has evolved over the past 50 years. The historical development of the ideas that have shaped our thinking about the ultimate...


Saving America's Beaches: The Causes of and Solutions to Beach Erosion

by SCOTT L DOUGLASS

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how “works of man” have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can...