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Portraits of discovery : profiles in scientific genius

Author: George Greenstein
Publisher: New York : John Wiley, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the lives of ten scientists to reveal the sources of their genius.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenstein, George, 1940-
Portraits of discovery.
New York : John Wiley, c1998
(OCoLC)605179930
Online version:
Greenstein, George, 1940-
Portraits of discovery.
New York : John Wiley, c1998
(OCoLC)608481591
Named Person: Annie Jump Cannon; Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin; George Gamow; Homi Jehangir Bhabha; Luis Alvarez; Richard Phillips Feynman; Martin L Perl; Margaret J Geller; John Huchra
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Greenstein
ISBN: 0471191388 9780471191384
OCLC Number: 36461649
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The ladies of observatory hill : Annie Jump Cannon and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin --
The bulldog : Ludwig Boltzmann and the second law of thermodynamics --
The magician : George Gamow --
A gentleman of the old school : Homi Bhabha and the development of science in India --
Luie's gadgets : Luis Alvarez and the extinction of the dinosaurs --
All genius and all buffoon : Richard Feynman --
Big science : Martin Perl and the world of high energy physics --
Our address in the universe : Margaret Geller and John Huchra.
Responsibility: George Greenstein.
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Profiles the lives of ten scientists to reveal the sources of their genius.

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