The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics / Edition 1

The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics / Edition 1

by Robert P Crease, Charles C Mann, Charles C. Mann, Charles C. Mann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813521777

ISBN-13: 9780813521770

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


The Second Creation is a dramatic--and human--chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of "unification" (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck…  See more details below

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The Second Creation is a dramatic--and human--chronicle of scientific investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. Robert Crease and Charles Mann take the reader on a fascinating journey in search of "unification" (a description of how matter behaves that can apply equally to everything) with brilliant scientists such as Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Erwin Schrödinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, Steven Weinberg, and many others. They provide the definitive and highly entertaining story of the development of modern physics, and the human story of the physicists who set out to find the "theory of everything."

The Second Creation tells the story of some of the most talented and idiosyncratic people in the world--many times in their own words. Crease and Mann conducted hundreds of interviews to capture the thinking and the personalities as well as the science. The authors make this complex subject matter clear and absorbing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813521770
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
788,833
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)

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