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The life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking

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An edition of Great physicists (2001)

Great physicists

The life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking

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Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics.

William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, and Stephen Hawking. We meet scientists--all geniuses--who could be gregarious, aloof, unpretentious, friendly, dogged, imperious, generous to colleagues or contentious rivals.

As Cropper captures their personalities, he also offers vivid portraits of their great moments of discovery, their bitter feuds, their relations with family and friends, their religious beliefs and education...

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Great Physicists
2007, Oxford University Press
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Great Physicists: The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking
July 2, 2004, Oxford University Press, USA
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Great physicists: The life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking
November 15, 2001, Oxford University Press
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First Sentence

"Legend has it that a young, ambitious, and at that moment frustrated mathematics professor climbed to the top of the bell tower in Pisa one day, perhaps in 1591, with a bag of ebony and lead balls."

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Library of Congress
QC15.C76 2001, QC15 .C76 2001

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Open Library
OL7389275M
ISBN 10
0195137485
ISBN 13
9780195137484
LCCN
2001021611
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163137
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2604194

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