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The discoveries

Author: Alan P Lightman
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan P Lightman
ISBN: 0375421688 9780375421686
OCLC Number: 1078509637
Description: xviii, 553 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The quantum --
On the theory of the energy distribution law of the normal spectrum / Max Planck --
2. Hormones --
The mechanism of pancreatic secretion / William Bayliss and Ernest Starling --
3. The particle nature of light --
On a heuristic point of view concerning the production and transformation of light / Albert Einstein --
4. Special relativity --
On the electrodynamics of moving bodies / Albert Einstein --
5. The nucleus of the atom --
The scattering of [alpha] and [beta] particles by matter and the structure of the atom / Ernest Rutherford --
6. The size of the cosmos --
Periods of 25 variable stars in the small Magellanic cloud / Henrietta Leavitt --
7. The arrangement of atoms in solid matter --
Interference phenomena with Rontgen Rays / W. Friedrich, P. Knipping and M. von Laue --
8. The quantum atom --
On the constitution of atoms and molecules / Niels Bohr --
9. The means of communication between nerves --
On the humoral transmission of the action of the cardiac nerve / Otto Loewi --
10. The uncertainty principle --
On the physical content of quantum kinematics and mechanics / Werner Heisenberg --
11. The chemical bond --
The shared-electron chemical bond / Linus Pauling --
12. The expansion of the universe --
A relation between distance and radial velocity among extra-galactic nebulae / Edwin Hubble --
13. Antibiotics --
On the antibacterial action of cultures of a penicillium, with special reference to their use in the isolation of B. Influenzae / Alexander Fleming --
14. The means of production of energy in living organisms --
The role of citric acid in intermediate metabolism in animal tissues / Hans Krebs and W. A. Johnson --
15. Nuclear fission --
Concerning the existence of alkaline earth metals resulting from neutron irradiation of uranium / Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann --
Disintegration of uranium by neutrons : a new type of nuclear reaction / Lise Meitner and Otto Frisch --
16. The movability of genes --
Mutable loci in maize / Barbara McClintock --
17. The structure of DNA --
Molecular structure of nucleic acids / James D. Watson and Francis H. C. Crick --
Molecular configuration in sodium thymonucleate / Rosalind E. Franklin and R. G. Gosling --
18. The structure of proteins --
Structure of haemoglobin / Max F. Perutz, M. G. Rossmann, Ann F. Cullis, Hilary Muirhead, Georg Will and A. C. T. North --
19. Radio waves from the big bang --
A measurement of excess antenna temperature at 4080 Mc/s / Arno A. Penzias and Robert W. Wilson --
Cosmic black-body radiation / Robert H. Dicke, P. James E. Peebles, Peter G. Roll and David T. Wilkinson --
20. A unified theory of forces --
A model of leptons / Steven Weinberg --
21. Quarks : a tiniest essence of matter --
Observed behavior of highly inelastic electron-proton scattering / M. Breidenbach, J. I. Friedman, H. W. Kendall, E. D. Bloom, D. H. Coward, H. DeStaebler, J. Drees, L. W. Mo and R. E. Taylor --
22. The creation of altered forms of life --
Biochemical methods for inserting new genetic information into DNA of Simian virus 40 / David A. Jackson, Robert H. Symons and Paul Berg.
Responsibility: Alan Lightman.

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