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REMINISCENCES: A JOURNEY THROUGH PARTICLE PHYSICS: A Journey through Particle Physics

by Adrian Melissinos

A personal recount in areas of particle physics and related fields as a research physicist for over 50 years, Adrian Melissinos' insights into the ways that general research was carried out, as well as the evolution...


HISTORY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES: PORTUGAL AND EAST ASIA IV - EUROPE AND CHINA: SCIENCE AND THE ARTS IN THE 17TH AND 18TH CENTURIES: Portugal and East

by Luís| Saraiva

Missionaries, and in particular the Portuguese Assistancy of the Society of Jesus, played a fundamental role in the dissemination of Western scientific knowledge in East Asia. They also brought to Europe a deeper...


MORE AND DIFFERENT: NOTES FROM A THOUGHTFUL CURMUDGEON

by PHILIP W ANDERSON

Named a Top Five Book of 2012 by Physics Today, USA.

Philip Anderson was educated at University High School in Urbana, Illinois, at Harvard (BS 1943, PhD 1949), and further educated at Bell Laboratories, where...


NOBEL PRIZES AND LIFE SCIENCES

by ERLING NORRBY

The Nobel Prizes in natural sciences have developed to become a unique measure of scientific excellence. Using archival documents, which have been released (50 years secrecy) for scholarly work, the author expertly...


BCS: 50 YEARS

by DIMITRI FELDMAN & LEON N COOPER

Named a Top Five Book of 2011 by Physics Today, USA.

The BCS theory of superconductivity developed in 1957 by Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer has been remarkably successful in explaining the properties of superconductors....


THE POETRY OF PHYSICS AND THE PHYSICS OF POETRY

by ROBERT K LOGAN

This is a textbook for a survey course in physics taught without mathematics, that also takes into account the social impact and influences from the arts and society. It combines physics, literature, history...


DID TIME BEGIN? WILL TIME END? MAYBE THE BIG BANG NEVER OCCURRED: Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred

by PAUL H FRAMPTON

Although everyone is familiar with the concept of time in everyday life and has probably given thought to the question of how time began, recent scientific developments in this field have not been accessible...


HOW PHYSICS CONFRONTS REALITY: EINSTEIN WAS CORRECT, BUT BOHR WON THE GAME

by ROGER G NEWTON

This book recalls, for nonscientific readers, the history of quantum mechanics, the main points of its interpretation, and Einstein's objections to it, together with the responses engendered by his arguments....


WHEN THE SCIENTIST PRESENTS: AN AUDIO AND VIDEO GUIDE TO SCIENCE TALKS (WITH DVD-ROM)

by JEAN-LUC LEBRUN

This book looks at the presenting scientist from a novel angle: the presenter-host. When scientists give a talk, the audience ("guests") expects the title of the talk to determine presentation content, they...


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....


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...


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...


SILWOOD CIRCLE, THE: A HISTORY OF ECOLOGY AND THE MAKING OF SCIENTIFIC CAREERS IN LATE TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN

by HANNAH GAY

This is an original and wide-ranging account of the careers of a close-knit group of highly influential ecologists working in Britain from the late 1960s onwards. The book can also be read as a history of some...


BEATING THE ODDS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF E A MILNE: The Life and Times of E A Milne

by MEG WESTON-SMITH

E A Milne was one of the giants of 20th century astrophysics and cosmology. His bold ideas, underpinned by his Christianity, sparked controversy — he believed two time scales operate in the universe.

Struggling...


QUANTUM ADVENTURE, THE: DOES GOD PLAY DICE?

by ANN BRESLIN & ALEX MONTWILL

Quantum theory revolutionized physics at the beginning of the last century. Einstein was one of its originators, but as the implications of the theory emerged, he began to have doubts. Are the most basic physical...


The Hidden Face of God

by Gerald L. Schroeder

In a timely fusion of science and faith, the scientist and popular writer Gerald L. Schroeder explains why cutting-edge scientific theories point to a great plan underlying the universe.


SCIENCE RESEARCH WRITING FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH

by HILARY GLASMAN-DEAL

This book is designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English. It can also be used by English speakers and is a practical, user-friendly book intended as a...


LET THERE BE LIGHT: THE STORY OF LIGHT FROM ATOMS TO GALAXIES

by ALEX MONTWILL & JEAN-PIERRE GALAUP

This book is the first of its kind to devote itself at this level to the key role played by light and electromagnetic radiation in the universe. Readers are introduced to philosophical hypotheses such as the...