Book #52354

The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics

Robert P. Crease, Charles C. Mann
Book #52354 The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics. Robert P. Crease, Charles C. Mann.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher: New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1986.
ISBN: 0025214403

Near Fine condition with mild wear to the board edges in alike dust-jacket.

The Second Creation is a landmark book that examines the revolutionary work done in twentieth century physics by a generation of physicists who, with the help of new technologies, overturned many of the long-held assumptions of their predecessors. These physicists, many of whom were born in the first half of the twentieth century, developed new ways of thinking about the universe and its origins, and created theories that are still being tested and developed today. The book is organized into four parts, each focusing on a different group of physicists: the quantum theorists, the relativists, the theorists of chaos, and the string theorists. It provides a comprehensive and fascinating overview of their work and the ways in which their theories have changed our understanding of the universe.; 8vo ; 480 pages; FSA.

Price: $45.00