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The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 3

The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 3

1st Edition

Ernest Rutherford
February 07, 2017

This is the third of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. The final volume,...

The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 1

The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 1

1st Edition

Ernest Rutherford
January 27, 2017

This is the first of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. Volume one, first...

The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 2

The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 2

1st Edition

Ernest Rutherford
January 27, 2017

This is the second of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford’s scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his scientific work and personal recollections by friends and colleagues. Volume two, first...

Science in the Changing World bound with Science at Your Service

Science in the Changing World bound with Science at Your Service

1st Edition

Various
May 20, 2016

Science in the Changing World, first published in 1933, contains a series of broadcasted presentations on the relationship between science and the development of European civilisation in the first half of the 20th century. Specifically, each talk attempts to reflect the crisis through which the...

Scientists as Writers

Scientists as Writers

1st Edition

James Harrison
May 20, 2016

In the endless debate about the Two Cultures no book until this attempted to provide a selection of scientific writing on specific themes to stimulate students of arts subjects into discussion and writing about the nature of science and its relationship with the rest of life. This book is...

World Chaos: The Responsibility of Science

World Chaos: The Responsibility of Science

1st Edition

William McDougall
May 20, 2016

This book, first published 1931, examines the attitudes surrounding the natural sciences at the time of writing, and contends that an unreflective belief in the power of science, and especially in humanity’s capacity to turn such knowledge to noble ends, could lead to catastrophic results for human...

Niels Bohr: Physics and the World

Niels Bohr: Physics and the World

1st Edition

Herman Feshbach, Tetsuo Matsui, Alexandra Oleson
May 17, 2016

Containing the proceedings of the symposium held by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Niels Bohr, this collection was first published in 1988. More than any other individual, Bohr was responsible for the development of quantum mechanics...

The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

1st Edition

Herbert Dingle, Sir Oliver Lodge
April 24, 2016

The Special Theory of Relativity: Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of length, and thus will appeal to students of physics who wish to think through Einstein’s...

Scientific Progress

Scientific Progress

1st Edition

James Jeans, William Bragg, E.V. Appleton, E. Mellanby, J.B.S. Haldane, Julian S. Huxley, James Jeans
February 28, 2016

First published in 1936, this volume contains six of the Halley Stewart Lectures – originally founded "For Research towards the Christian Ideal in All Social Life" – by some of the greatest of English scientists of the mid-20th century, each a leading authority in his respective field: cosmology,...

Science Advances

Science Advances

1st Edition

J.B.S. Haldane
February 28, 2016

This book offers an overview of a huge range of scientific achievements in the 20th century, specifically in the field of applied science. The majority of the essays originally appeared in papers and journals such as the Daily Worker, New Statesman and Nation, Science and Society and Nature....

Einstein The Searcher: His Work Explained from Dialogues with Einstein

Einstein The Searcher: His Work Explained from Dialogues with Einstein

1st Edition

Alexander Moszkowski
February 28, 2016

This volume, first published in 1921, presents a series of portraits of Einstein, thus offering glimpses in the character and private reflections of the man who changed the course of modern science. Intended neither as a biography, nor as a résumé of Einsteinian physics, Einstein: The Searcher...

Recent Developments in Atomic Theory

Recent Developments in Atomic Theory

1st Edition

Leo Graetz
February 28, 2016

Into the short compass of this book Professor Graetz has succeeded in compressing an eminently readable survey of the directions in which the atomic theory, as accepted in the nineteenth century, has been extended by the remarkable and almost revolutionary physical investigations and discoveries of...

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