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Voyage through time : walks of life to the Nobel Prize

Author: Ahmed H Zewail
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a beginning in an Egyptian delta town and the port of Alexandriato the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takesus on a voyage through time — his own life and the split-secondworld of the femtosecond. In this endearing exposé of his life andwork until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, he draws lessonsfrom his life story so far, and he meditates on the impact which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Zewail, Ahmed H.
Voyage through time.
Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002332902
(OCoLC)49555417
Named Person: Ahmed H Zewail; Ahmed H Zewail; Ahmed H Zewail
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmed H Zewail
ISBN: 9812564470 9789812564474 9781617974939 1617974935 9781617972461 1617972460
OCLC Number: 60716282
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: First steps : on the banks of the Nile --
The gate to science : the Alexandria years --
The American encounter : Independence in Philadelphia --
California gold : from Berkeley to Pasadena --
The invisible atom : close-up at Caltech --
The race against time : six millennia to femtotime --
Time and matter : the femtouniverse in perspective --
On the road to Stockholm : festivities and fairy tales --
A personal vision : the world of the have-nots --
Walks to the future : my hope for Egypt and America --
Epilogue : success, is there a formula?
Responsibility: Ahmed Zewail.

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