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Plasma Research at the Limit: From the International Space Station to Applications on Earth(With DVD-ROM)

by VLADIMR E FORTOV & GREGOR MORFILL

This book looks behind the scenes at the Plasma Crystal laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS) to see how science and research is carried out on the first physical science laboratory in space. As...


Cosmic Paradoxes

by Julio A Gonzalo

Beginning with the famous Olber's paradox, a number of cosmological paradoxes, such as the missing mass, dark energy, and the baryon-to-photon ratio, have been and are today the subject of many scientific controversies....


Dispelling the Darkness: Voyage in the Malay Archipelago and the Discovery of Evolution by Wallace and Darwin

by JOHN VAN WYHE

“The facts of variability, of the struggle for existence, of adaptation to conditions, were notorious enough; but none of us had suspected that the road to the heart of the species problem lay through them,...


Léon Rosenfeld: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century

by ANJA SKAAR JACOBSEN

Léon Rosenfeld (1904–1974) was a remarkable, many-sided physicist of exceptional erudition. He was at the center of modern physics and was well-known as Niels Bohr's close collaborator and spokesman. Besides...


From Stars to Stalagmites: How Everything Connects

by PAUL S BRATERMAN

Feynman once selected, as the single most important statement in science, that everything is made of atoms. It follows that the properties of everything depend on how these atoms are joined together, giving...


The Periodic Table and a Missed Nobel Prize

by ULF LAGERKVIST & ERLING NORRBY

In a relatively brief but masterful recounting, Professor Ulf Lagerkvist traces the origins and seminal developments in the field of chemistry, highlighting the discoveries and personalities of the individuals...


Under the Spell of Landau: When Theoretical Physics was Shaping Destinies

by MIKHAIL SHIFMAN

This invaluable collection of memoirs and reviews on scientific activities of the most prominent theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau School — Landau, Migdal, Zeldovich, Smorodinsky, Ter-Martirosyan,...


Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis: A Technologist's Search for a Black Swan

by GEORGE H MILEY

Life at the Center of the Energy Crisis: A Technologist's Search for a Black Swan describes the story of the author's work and struggles in the field of energy research. The author's experience in the field...


A Journey with Fred Hoyle

by NALIN CHANDRA WICKRAMASINGHE & KAMALA WICKRAMASINGHE

This is the story of the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th century science. The journey begins in Sri Lanka, the author's native country, with his childhood acquaintance...


Fifty Years of Nuclear BCS: Pairing in Finite Systems

by RICARDO AMERICO BROGLIA & Vladimir Zelevinsky

This unique volume reviews more than fifty years of theoretical and experimental developments of the concept that properties of atomic nuclei up to a great extent are defined by the pair correlations of nuclear...


Science Sifting: Tools for Innovation in Science and Technology

by RODNEY R DIETERT & JANICE M DIETERT

Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden...


Andrei Sakharov: Quarks and the Structure of Matter

by HARRY J LIPKIN

In 1980, the Cold War was in full bloom. The Soviet father of the hydrogen bomb and Nobel Peace Laureate turned dissident physicist, Andrei Sakharov, had been exiled to Gorki by the Soviet authorities. Called...


Reminiscences: 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

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...


Adventures in Cosmology: Application of Total Innovation Management in China's SMEs' Study

by DAVID L GOODSTEIN

This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with “Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish” and ends with “The First Supermassive Black...


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...


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....


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...