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Knowledge and wonder : the natural world as man knows it

Author: Victor Frederick Weisskopf
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Written expressly for the general reader and beginning science student, the book describes our present scientific understanding of natural phenomena and the universality of that understanding and its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Frederick Weisskopf
ISBN: 0262230984 9780262230988 9780262730525 0262730529
OCLC Number: 5286108
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Our place in space --
Our place in time --
Two forces of nature --
Atoms --
The quantum --
Chemistry --
The quantum ladder --
Life --
Evolution.
Responsibility: Victor F. Weisskopf.

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"Weisskopf reviews, in depth, though with amazing succinctness and lucidity, the basic concepts of force, the nature of electricity, light, the atom, quanta, the nucleus, wave mechanics, Read more...

 
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