10 PHYSICISTS WHO TRANSFORMED ... Book
Rhodri Evans and Brian Clegg
Physics is not only an exploration of the most profound questions about the universe, its practical applications have also transformed our everyday lives. The authors present a chronological list of those seen as the top ten, most significant physicists--Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Marie Curie, Rutherford, Einstein, Bohr, Dirac, and Feynman--to trace and explain the most significant advances in physics over more than 400 years. Some of these physicists are household names, others less well known, but each has made an exgtraordinary contribution to human knowledge. Evans and Clegg examine not only the scientific breakthroughs made by these scientists, but also their often fascinating lives--Curie laboriously sorting through tons of pitchblende to isolate radium, Bohr's frustration at Einstein's attempts to undermine quantum theory--helping to make the sicence more accessible. 5X8 P/B, 258 pp., Illus.