"Here is a book I wish I had when taking physics my senior year in high school!" -Book Report A lively illumination of modern physics' marquee players, featuring: Albert Einstein Max Planck Ernest Rutherford Niels Bohr Werner Heisenberg Richard Feynman Murray Gell-Mann "Brennan has a knack for explaining difficult technicalities simply. His essays give a useful summary of twentieth-century science." -Financial Times "Highly recommended to expert and layperson alike." -Choice
Table of Contents
Isaac Newton. Albert Einstein. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck. Ernest Rutherford. Niels Henrik David Bohr. Werner Karl Heisenberg. Richard Phillips Feynman. Murray Gell-Mann. Epilogue: The Why of Physics. Chronology of Physics. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
Richard P. Brennan is a veteran science writer and editor whose previous books include Levitating Trains and Kamikaze Genes (Wiley) and The Automobile: Technology and Society. Mr. Brennan has served as a consultant to Lockheed, the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the National Academy of Sciences.