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

The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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

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The Second Creation is the intimate story of the decades-long scientific quest for unification, a theory that draws together all matter and energy, from the hottest supernovas to the whirring fragments of the atom. Based on scores of in-depth interviews with such brilliant scient...ists as Max Planck, Erwin Schrodinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, and Steven Weinberg, Robert Crease and Charles Mann vividly portray the tense, exciting world of investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. In telling the richly human story of the two generations of scientists who set out to find the theory of everything, the authors recount a sweeping saga that moves from the early days of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr arguing in a Copenhagen park to the vast, mile-long atom smashers of today. The Second Creation is a definitive group portrait of twentieth-century physics.Robert P. Crease is an associate professor of philosophy at SUNY--Stony Brook. Award-winning science writer Charles C. Mann is a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly and Science magazine. His most recent book is Noah's Choice.
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ISBN 9780813521770
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780813521770
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Imprint Rutgers University Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Crease, Robert P.
By Mann, Charles C.
Category History Of Science
Physics
Number of Pages 496
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 539.09
Weight 728g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Physics - History, Grand unified theories (Nuclear physics) -, Grand unified theories (Nuclear physics)
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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