to Home Page
  « BACK | REVIEWS | SITE MENU | HOME »Other Subjects:    
Books: Biographies
Marie Curie

by Susan Quinn

From Publishers Weekly: Quinn presents here a carefully researched, well-rounded study of Curie (1867-1934), the physicist credited with isolating radium. Born Marie Sklodowska in Poland, she left her home to study in Paris, where she met and married physics professor Pierre... Read more»
Enrico Fermi
Fermi Remembered

by James W. Cronin

Amazon: Nobel laureate and scientific luminary Enrico Fermi (1901-54) was a pioneering nuclear physicist whose contributions to the field were numerous, profound, and lasting. Best known for his involvement with the Manhattan Project and his work at Los Alamos that led to the first self-sustained nuclear... Read more»
Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness

by John S. Rigden

From Publishers Weekly: The year 2005 will be the centenary of Einstein's annus mirabilis, when he published the five papers that marked him as one of the greatest scientists of all time. Washington University professor Rigden sits readers down in front of his white board and explains what... Read more»
Edward Teller
Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics

by Edward Teller & Judith Shoolery

Amazon: One of the great scientists of the 20th century recounts a brilliant life spanning 10 decades in his simply titled autobiography, Memoirs. Edward Teller came to the United States from Hungary in 1935 and found a place... Read more»
The Curies : A Biography of the Most Controversial Family in Science

by Denis Brian

Amazon: For two generations, the Curie family conducted key early research on radiation, discovering radium and laying the groundwork for the development of the A-bomb. Their work earned them a slew of Nobel Prizes... Read more»
The Road from Los Alamos

by Hans Albrecht Bethe

From Book News, Inc.: These essays (non-technical), written since the end of WWII by the eminent physicist and outspoken advocate of nuclear disarmament, focus on weapons research, arms control, and nuclear power (of which he approves) and include reflections on friends and colleagues as well as a summary of Bethe's own... Read more»

Open Alphabetical MenuSEARCH AMAZON:  Top of Page

.::© - all rights reserved ::.