AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXVIII, No. 2, Fall 1996

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON THE HISTORY OF PHYSICS

A supplement to the Newsletters of
The Center for History of Physics/Niels Bohr Library

Compiled by Stephen G. Brush, University of Maryland
and the staff of the Niels Bohr Library

BOOKS

For a complete list of published books and journals on the history of physics, visit http://www.aip.org/history/web-news.htm#bib.

This list is the third of an annual series. It includes books on the history of modern physics and related topics (including astronomy, geophysics, and physics in medicine) published in 1997 or later. (See earlier lists for details on how the list is prepared.)

Permission is hereby granted to copy freely all or part of this list for any educational purpose. More extensive versions of this and the other previous lists are available on the Center's Web site at: www.aip.org/history/web-news.htm#bib.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

About this Bibliography

INDEX......please search our web site at www.aip.org/history/s-indx.htm

All our bibliographies for all years can be searched on our Web site. Visit www.aip.org/history/s-indx.htm and type your search in the search box. To search one year's bibliography only for, say, Einstein, enter: [Einstein AND "Fall 1999"]


[back to top] PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Gould, Carol C.; Cohen, Robert S. (eds.) Artifacts, representations and social practice. Essays for Marx Wartofsky. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 154) xiv + 562 pp., name index. Boston: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-2481-1 (hc) $195.

"Changes in the concepts of space and time brought about by relativity" by John Stachel, 141-162.

Maudlin, Tim. Quantum non-locality and relativity. Metaphysical intimations of modern physics. xi + 255 pp., bibl., index. Blackwell, 1994. ISBN 0-631-18609-3 (hc) $62.95.

On the work of J. S. Bell, D. Bohm and others.

Pera, Marcello. The discourses of science. xi + 250 pp., notes, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN 0-226-65617-9 (hc) $29.95. Examples include Galileo and the steady state vs. big bang cosmologies.

Plaass, Peter. Kant's theory of natural science. Translation, Introduction and Commentary by Alfred E. and Maria G. Miller with an Introductory Essay by Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. (Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, 159) xvi + 367 pp., bibl., glossary, index. Boston: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-2750-0 (hc) $105.

Poggi, Stefano; Bossi, Maurizio (eds.) Romanticism in science: Science in Europe, 1790-1840. (Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, 152) xv + 245 pp., index. Boston: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-2236-x (hc) $107.00

"Romanticism and Dutch scientists" [Simon Speyert van der Eyk, Gerrit Moll, and others] by H. A. M. Snelders, 175-188.

Salmon, Wesley and Wolters, Gereon (eds.) Logic, language, and the structure of scientific theories. Proceedings of the Carnap-Reichenbach Centennial, University of Konstanz, 21-24 May 1991. x + 363 pp., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press/Konstanz: Universitätsverlag Konstanz GMBH, 1994. ISBN 0-8229-3740-9 (hc) $59.95.

"Einstein, Kant, and the origins of logical empiricism" by Don Howard, 45-105; "Comment: Einstein's disenchantment" by Thomas Oberdan, 107-118; "Reichenbach on quantum mechanics" by Itamar Pitowsky, 195-210.

Sarkar, Sahotra (ed.) Science and philosophy in the twentieth century: Basic works of logical empiricism. 6 vols., xix + 412, xix + 404, xviii + 403, xix + 354, xviii + 415, xviii + 377 pp. New York: Garland, 1996. ISBN 0-8153-2262-3, 0-8153-2263-1, 0-8153-2264-X, 0-8153-2265-8, 0-8153-2266-6, 0-8153-2267-4 (hc) $440.

Vol. 1 reprints papers on philosophy of physics by P. Bridgman, R. Carnap, P. Duhem, A. Einstein, H. Poincaré, H. Reichenbach, B. Russell, M. Schlick. Vol. 4 reprints papers on philosophy of physics by P. Frank, A. Grünbaum, C. G. Hempel, H. Reichenbach.

Stapleton, Timothy J. (ed.) The question of hermeneutics: Essays in honor of Joseph J. Kockelmans. x + 469 pp., notes, index. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-2911-2 (hc) $117.

"Being and knowing in modern physical science" by Pierre Kerszberg, 337-361; "Galileo,, Luther, and the hermeneutics of natural science" by Patrick A. Heelan, 363-375.

Weinert, Friedel (ed.) Laws of nature. Essays on the philosophical, scientific and historical dimensions. x + 422 pp., fns, refs., index. New York: de Gruyter, 1995. ISBN 3-11-013918-9 (pb) $38.70.

"Laws and experiment" by Allan Franklin, 191-207; "The origins of scientific 'law'" by Jane E. Ruby, 289-315; "The amalgamation of a concept - laws of nature in the new sciences [17th century physics]" by Friedrich Steinle, 316-368; "Theory bound and unbound: Superstrings and experiment" by Peter Galison, 369-408.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Clinton, William J.; Gore, Albert J. Science in the national interest. 31 pp. Washington, DC: Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, August 1994.

Presents 9 case histories showing that basic research frequently has led to practical benefits; examples include the Global Positioning System (resulting from attempts to test General Relativity), the ozone hole (geophysics), and medical diagnostics by magnetic resonance imagery (nuclear physics).

Ferrone, Vincenzo. The intellectual roots of the Italian Enlightenment: Newtonian science, religion, and politics in the early eighteenth century. Translated by Sue Brotherton from Scienza natura religione (1982). xiii + 396 pp., notes, bibl., index. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1995. ISBN 0-391-03848-6 (hc) $60.

On Galileo, Newton, Celestino Galiani.

Gross, Paul R.; Levitt, Norman Higher superstition: The academic feft and its quarrels with science. ix + 314 pp., notes, bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8018-4766-4 (hc) $25.95.

A biologist and a mathematician criticize Bruno Latour on science, Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer on Hobbes v. Boyle, Stanley Aronowitz on modern physics, Steven Best and N. Katherine Hayles on chaos theory, Sandra Harding's feminist view of physics, and many others.

Jasanoff, Sheila; Markle, Gerald E.; Petersen, James C.; Pinch, Trevor (eds.) Handbook of science and technology studies. xv + 820 pp., bibl., index. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1995. ISBN 0-8039-4021-1 (hc) $85.

Collection of review articles on the sociology of science and technology, and related topics. Applied physics figures prominently in the chapter "Science, Technology, and the military" by W. A. Smith, 598-626, but physics is rarely mentioned in the rest of the book.

MacLean, Gerald (ed.) Culture and society in the Stuart Restoration: Literature, Drama, History. xvi + 292 pp., fns., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-41605-1 (hc) $59.95.

""Is he like other men?" The meaning of the Principia Mathematica [of Isaac Newton], and the author as idol" by Robert Iliffe, 159-176.

Meyenn, Karl von (ed.) Quantenmechanik und Weimarer Republik. x + 405 pp., illus., bibl. Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1994. ISBN 3-528-08938-5 (hc) DM 60.

"Ist die Quantentheorie milieubedingt?" by K. v. Meyenn, 3-58; "Weimarer Kultur, Kausalität und Quantentheorie 1918-1927" by Paul Forman, 61-179; "Kausalität, Anschaulichkeit und Individualität" by P. Forman, 181-200; "Weimarer Kultur und Quantenkausalität" by John Hendry, 201-230; reprints of articles by A. Einstein, P. Frank, W. Heisenberg, W. Pauli, M. Planck, E. Schrödinger; "Literaturverzeichnis," 347-405.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC POLICY

Golden, William T. Impacts of the early Cold War on the formulation of U. S. science policy. Selected memoranda of William T. Golden, October 1950-April 1951. Edited with an appreciation by William A. Blanpied. xliv + 97 pp., chronologies. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995. (pb) $14.95.

Includes conversations with Oliver E. Buckley, Vannevar Bush, Lee DuBridge, J. Robert Oppenheimer, I. I. Rabi.

Guston, David; Keniston, Kenneth (eds.) The fragile contract. University science and the federal government. xiv + 244 pp., index. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994. ISBN 0-262-07161-4 (hc) $37.50. ISBN 0-262-57107-2 (pb) $17.95.

"On doing one's damnedest: The evolution of trust in scientific findings" by Gerald Holton, 59-81.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND THE MILITARY; ATOMIC WEAPONS

Alperovitz, Gar. Atomic diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam; The use of the atomic bomb and the American confrontation with Soviet power. 2d ed. xii + 402 pp., notes, bibl., index. Boulder, CO: Pluto/Westview, 1994. ISBN 0-7543-0948 (hc) $69.95.

Alperovitz, Gar. The decision to use the atomic bomb, and the architecture of an American myth. xiv + 848 pp., notes, index. New York: Knopf, 1995. ISBN 0-679-44331-2 (hc) $32.50.

Bernstein, Jeremy. Hitler's uranium club. The secret recordings at Farm Hall. Introduction by David Cassidy. xxx + 427 pp., bibl., index. New York: AIP Press, 1996. ISBN 1-56396-258-6 (hc) $34.95.

Conversations at the end of World War II, on the German atomic energy project, among W. Gerlach, O. Hahn, W. Heisenberg, M. v. Laue, C. F. v. Weizsäcker and others.

Boyer, Paul. By the bomb's early light. American thought and culture at the dawn of the atomic age. xxii + 442 pp., notes, index. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8078-4480-2 (pb) $16.95. Reprint of the 1985 edition with a new preface.

Cathcart, Brian. Test of greatness. Britain's struggle for the atomic bomb. xvi + 301 pp., notes, bibl., index. London: Murray, 1994. ISBN 0-7195-5225-7 (hc) $32.18.

On Charles Adams, John Challens, Edward Hourse, John McEnhill, Ieuwan Maddock, Bill Moyce, Leonard Tyte.

Dawidoff, Nicholas. The catcher was a spy: The mysterious life of Moe Berg. 453 pp., plates, notes, index. New York: Pantheon, l994. ISBN 0-679-41566-1 (hc) $24. ISBN 0-679-76289-2 (pb) $13.

Includes the plot to kidnap or kill W. Heisenberg in 1944.

Fermi, Rachel; Samra, Esther. Picturing the bomb. Photographs from the secret world of the Manhattan Project. Introduction by Richard Rhodes. 232 pp., illus., glossary, bibl., index. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995. ISBN 0-8109-3735-2 (hc) $40.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. Alsos. With a new introduction by David Cassidy. xxxviii + 259 pp., New York: AIP Press, 1996. ISBN 1-56396-415-5 (pb) $29.95. First published 1947.

Lifton, Robert Jay; Mitchell, Greg. Hiroshima in America: Fifty years of denial. xviii + 425 pp., notes, index. New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1995. ISBN 0-399-14072-7 (hc) $27.50.

O'Neill, Dan. The firecracker boys. 388 pp., illus., maps, bibl. refs., index. New York: St. Martin's, 1994. ISBN 0-312-11086-3 (hc) $24.95.

On the controversy ca. 1960 about the proposed use of nuclear explosives to make a harbor at Cape Thompson, Alaska.

Takaki, Ronald. Hiroshima. Why America dropped the atomic bomb. 194 pp., notes, illus., index. New York: Little Brown, 1995. ISBN 0-316-83122-0 (hc) $19.95.

Udall, Stewart L. The myths of August: A personal exploration of our tragic cold war affair with the atom. xii + 399 pp. New York: Pantheon, 1994. ISBN 0-679-43364-3. $25.

In 1979, as a lawyer in private practice, Udall represented widows of Navajo uranium miners who dug the ore for early atomic bombs; most of the men had died of lung cancer.

Walker, Mark. Nazi science: Myth, truth, and the German atomic bomb. viii + 325 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Plenum, 1995. ISBN 0-306-44941-2 (hc) $28.95.

On B. Bohr, A. Einstein, S. Goudsmit, O. Hahn, W. Heisenber, M. v. Laue, P. Lenard, M. Planck, S. Stark, C. F. v. Weizsäcker.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - ENERGY, EFFECTS ON ENVIRONMENT

Yaroshinskaya, Alla. Chernobyl: The forbidden truth. Translated by Michèle Kahn and Julia Sallabank. Foreword by John Gofman. xviii + 136 pp., maps., illus. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995. ISBN 0-8032-4912-8 (hc) $17.95. ISBN 0-8032-9910-9 (pb) $10.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND LITERATURE

Haynes, Roslynn D. From Faust to Strangelove: Representations of the scientist in Western literature. xii + 417 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8018-4801-6 (hc) $55.

References to Einstein and Newton.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND LANGUAGE

Montgomery, Scott L. The scientific voice. xiv + 459 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Guilford Press, 1996. ISBN 1-57230-016-7 (hc) $40. ISBN 1-57230-019-1 (pb) $19.95.

"Expanding the Earth: Seeing and naming the skies: The case of the Moon," 196-293.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND RELIGION

Morrison, Roy D., II. Science, theology and the transcendental horizon. xxiii + 460 pp., bibl., index. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1994. ISBN 1-55540-678-5 (hc) $59.95. ISBN 1-55540-679-3 (pb) $39.95.

Includes comments on writings of N. Bohr, A. Einstein, W. Heisenberg.

Porter, Spencer K. Remembering Galileo. 204 pp., notes, bibl., index. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1995. ISBN 0-8191-9962-1 (hc) $48.50. ISBN 0-8191-9963-X (pb) $29.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Cohen, I. Bernard. Interactions: Some contacts between the natural sciences and the social sciences. xx + 204 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994. ISBN 0-262-53124 (pb) $16.95.

Influences of physics on social thought, economics.


[back to top] THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

Ash, Mitchell G.; Söllner, Alfons (eds.) Forced migration and scientific change: Emigré German-speaking scientists and scholars after 1933. xviii + 301 pp., fns., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-49741-8 (hc) $59.95.

"Physics, life, and contingency: Born, Schrödinger and Weyl in exile" by Skúli Sigurdsson, 48-70; "Emigration from country and discipline: The journey of a German physicist [James Franck] into American photosynthesis research" by Alan D. Beyerchen, 71-85.

Glen, William (ed.) The mass-extinction debates. How science works in a crisis. xiv + 370 pp., bibl., index. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8047-2285-4 (hc) $49.50. ISBN 0-8047-2286-2 (pb) $17.95.

"What the impact/volcanism/mass-extinction debates are about" by W. Glen, 7-38; "How science works in the mass-extinction debates" by W. Glen, 39-91; "The impact hypothesis and popular science: Conditions and consequences of interdisciplinary debate" by Elisabeth S. Clemens, 92-120; other articles by and interviews with scientists involved in the debates.

Rossiter, Margaret W. Women scientists in America. Before affirmative action, 1940-1972. xviii + 584 pp., tables, notes, bibl. essay, index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-8018-4893-8 (hc) $35.95.


[back to top] SCIENCE EDUCATION

Bishop, George. Eight hundred years of physics teaching. ix + 237 pp., notes, index. North Waltham, Eng.: Fisher Miller, 1994. ISBN 1-899077-00-6 (pb)

Jennison, Brenda; Ogborn, Jon (eds.) Wonder and delight: Essays in science education in honour of the life and work of Eric Rogers, 1902-1990. xv + 238 pp., illus., refs. Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0-7503-0315-8 (hc) $29.90.

"Teaching about the nature of science through history" by Joan Solomon, 31-42; "Early astronomy and physics education" by Maurice Ebison, 115-124.

Matthews, Michael R. Science teaching. The role of history and philosophy of science. xvi + 287 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Routledge, 1994. ISBN 0-415-90282-7 (hc) $65.00 ISBN 0-415-90899-7 (pb) $19.95.

Includes examples for the history of physics such as Galileo's analysis of pendulum motion.


[back to top] INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE: UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Belhoste, Bruno; Dalmedico, Amy Dahan; Picon, Antoine (eds.) La formation polytechnicienne, 1794-1994. ix + 469 pp., notes, index. Paris: Dunod, 1994. ISBN 2-10-002060-9 (hc) $55.64.

"Le rôle de Laplace à l'École Polytechnique" by R. Hahn, 45-57; "Mécanique rationnelle et mécanique des machines" by K. Chatzis, 95-108; "La physique en souffrance. 1850-1914" by M. Atten, 217-243; "Le renouveau de la recherche à l'École Polytechnique et le laboratoire de Louis Leprince-Ringuet (1936-1965)" by D. Pestre, 333-356.

Broughton, R. Peter. Looking up: A history of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. xiv + 288 pp., illus., map, index. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1994. ISBN 1-55002-208-3 (hc) $34.95.

Pilcher, V. Ennis. Early science and the first century of physics at Union College, 1795-1895. xiii + 114 pp., illus., bibl., index. Schenectady, NY: Union College, 1994. ISBN 0-9643133-0-8 (hc) $25.

Sturdy, David J. Science and social status: The members of the Académie des Sciences, 1660-1750. xvi + 461 pp., fns., apps., bibl., index. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press, 1995. ISBN 0-85115-395-X (hc) $117.

Warner, Brian. Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, 1820-1831. The founding of a colonial observatory. Incorporating a biography of Fearon Fallows. xii + 241 pp., illus., notes, index. ISBN 0-7923-3527-9 (hc) $119.

On J. Barrow, T. Henderson, J. Herschel, T. Maclear, E. Troughton.
Weiss, Burghard. Grossforschung in Berlin. Geschichte des Hahn-Meitner Instituts. 494 pp., fns., bibl., index. Frankfurt & New York: Campus Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-593-35133-1 (pb) $71.

On W. Cartellieri, W. Haack, O. Hahn, M. v. Laue, L. Meitner, W. Paul, W. Stein, G. Stoltenberg, F.-J. Strauss, J. Tibertius, K.-E. Zimen.


[back to top] HISTORY

Norton, Mary Beth (ed.) The American Historical Association's Guide to historical literature. 3rd ed. 2 vols., xxv + 2027 pp., bibls., indexes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-505727-9 (hc) $150.

"Science, technology and medicine" by Robert DeKosky, 77-121.


[back to top] HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Ashall, Frank Remarkable discoveries! xii + 278 pp., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-43317-7 (hc) $24.95.

Popular account of discoveries of Maxwell, Einstein, etc.

Crombie, Alistair. Styles of scientific thinking in the European tradition. The history of argument and explanation especially in the mathematical and biomedical sciences and arts. 3 vols. xxxi + 2456 pp., notes, bibl. index. London: Duckworth, 1994; Jaffrey, NH: Focus Publishing. ISBN 0-7156-2439-7 (hc) $270.

Chapter 11 discusses R. Boyle, R. Descartes, R. Hooke, E. Mariotte, G. W. v. Leibniz, I. Newton, B. Pascal.

Dear, Peter. Discipline and experience: The mathematical way in the Scientific Revolution. xii + 290 pp., notes, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN 0-226-13943-3 (hc) $60. ISBN 0-226-13944-1 (pb) $24.

On C. Clavius, R. Descartes, G. Galilei, I. Newton, B. Pascal.

Des Chene, Dennis. Physiologia. Natural philosophy in late Aristotelian and Cartesian thought. xiii + 426 pp., fns, bibl., index. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8014-3072-0 (hc) $42.50.

Galison, Peter; Hevly, Bruce (eds.) Big science: The growth of large scale research. xi + 329 pp., illus. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8047-2335-4 (pb) $22.50. Reprint of the 1992 ed.

Gill, Mary Louise; Lennox, James G. (eds.) Self-Motion: From Aristotle to Newton. xxi + 367 pp., index, bibl. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-691-03235-1 (hc) $45.

"Natural motion and its causes: Newton on the 'vis insita' of bodies" by J. E. McGuire, 305-329.

Hall, A. Rupert. Science and society: Historical essays on the relations of science, technology, and medicine. x + 324 pp., index. Aldershot, Eng.: Variorum, 1994. ISBN 0-86078-400-2 (hc) $87.95.

Reprints of 15 previously-published essays including "Isaac Newton's steamer" and other articles on 17th-century science.

Heck, J. G. (ed.) Heck's pictorial archive of nature and science. xviii + 174 pp., illus., index. New York: Dover, 1994. ISBN 0-486-28291-0 (pb) $14.95. Reprinted from Iconographic Encyclopedia of Science, Literature, and Art, 1851.

Includes 14 plates of physics illustrations.

Horowitz, Tamara; Janis, Allen I. (eds.) Scientific failure. 210 pp., notes, reds. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994. ISBN 0-8476-7806-7 (hc) $42.50.

"The frustrated state of non-equilibrium statistical physics" by James V. Maher, 19-28; "The classical failure to account for electromagnetic arrows of time" by Frank Arntzenius, 29-48.

Hunter, Michael. Science and the shape of orthodoxy: Intellectual change in late seventeenth-century Britain. xii + 345 pp., fns, index. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell Press, 1995. ISBN 0-8115-594-4 (hc) $89.

Olson, Richard. Science deified & science defied. The historical significance of science in Western culture. Vol. 2: From the early modern age through the early romantic era, ca. 1640 to ca. 1820. xi + 445 pp., bibl. essay, index. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1995. ISBN 0-520-20167-1 (pb) $17. Reprint of the 1990 ed.

Ross, Dorothy (ed.) Modernist impulses in the human sciences, 1870-1930. xii + 379 pp., notes, index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8018-4744-3 (hc) $58. ISBN 0-8018-4745-1 (pb) $18.95.

"The death of the object: Fin de siècle philosophy of physics" by T. M. Porter, 128-151.

Schäfer, Lothar; Ströker, Elisabeth (eds.) Naturauffassungen in Philosophie, Wissenschaft, Technik. Band 2. Renaissance und frühe Neuzeit. 282 pp., bibl., name index. Freuburg & Munich: Alber, 1994. ISBN 3-495-47772-1 (hc) DM 68.

"Das Naturverständnis Johannes Keplers" by Ulrich Hoyer, 101-138; "'Neutrale Bewegung' beim jungen Galilei" by Michael Wolff, 139-148; "Das Naturverständnis bei Galilei" by Klaus Fischer, 149-163; "Descartes' Auffassung der Natur zwischen Physik und Metaphysik" by Wolfgang Reid, 185-216; "Passive Materie und bewegende Kraft: Newtons Philosophie der Natur" by Martin Carrier, 217-241; "'Ich bin der Apostel und Märtyrer der Engländer gewesen': Die Repräsentation Newtons durch Voltaire" by Renate Wahsner, 243-271.

Schlagel, Richard H. From myth to modern mind: A study of the origins and growth of scientific thought. Vol. 2: Copernicus through quantum mechanics. xiii + 580 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Peter Lang, 1996. ISBN 0-8204-2699-7 (pb) $45.95.

Serres, Michel (ed.) A history of scientific thought: Elements of a history of science. Translated from the French ed. (1989) by Isabelle Stengers. viii + 760 pp., illus., chronology, notes, bibl., index. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995. ISBN 0-631-17739-6 (hc) $100.

"The Galileo affair" by I. Stengers, 280-314; "Refraction and Cartesian 'forgetfulness'" by Michel Authier, 315-343; "Manufacturing truth: The development of industrial research" [geophysics at the Schlumberger company] by Geof Bowker, 583-610; "[Frédéric] Joliot [-Curie]: History and physics mixed together" by Bruno Latour, 611-635; "The invention of the computer" by Pierre Lévy, 636-663.

Spangenberg, Ray; Moser, Diane K. The history of science from 1946 to the 1990s. xvi + 176 pp., illus., chronology, bibl., index. New York: Facts on File, 1994. ISBN 0-8160-2743-9 (hc) $18.95.

"For grades 7-12"

Steffens, Henry (ed.) Topical essays for teachers. 136 pp., notes, bibl. Seattle: History of Science Society, 1995. (pb) $8. Order from Office of the Executive Secretary, History of Science Society, University of Washington DR-05, Seattle, WA 98195.

"Big science: Atomic bomb research and the beginnings of high energy physics" by Stanley Goldberg, 71-110.

Thackray, Arnold (ed.) Constructing knowledge in the history of science. (Osiris, second series, vol. 10) viii + 253 pp., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN 0-226-79376-1 (hc) $39. ISBN 0-226-79378-1 (pb) $25.

"Scientists [especially physicists] as historians" by Stephen G. Brush, 215-231.

Wise, M. Norton (ed.) The values of precision. viii + 372 pp., notes, illus., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-691-03759-0 (hc) $49.50.

The history of precise measurements in physics is discussed in several articles, especially those by G. J. N. Gooday, K. M. Olesko, S. Schaffer, G. Sweetnam.


[back to top] HISTORY OF PHYSICS

Barbour, Julian; Pfister, Herbert (eds.) Mach's principle: From Newton's bucket to quantum gravity. (Einstein Studies, vol. 6) vii + 536 pp., refs., index. Boston: Birkhäuser, 1995. ISBN 0-8176-3823-7 (hc) $64.50.

"Mach's principle before Einstein" by J. D. Norton, 9-57; "Einstein's formulations of Mach's principle" by Carl Hoefer, 67-90; translations from papers by Hans Reissner, Erwin Schrödinger and others; "Weber's law and Mach's principle" by André K. T. Assis, 159-171; "General relativity as a perfectly Machian theory" by J. B. Barbour, 214-236; technical expositions of modern theories and experiments.

Brown, Laurie M.; Pais, Abraham; Pippard, Brian (eds.) Twentieth century physics. 3 vols. xviii + 2059 + 15 + 13 + 61 + 86 pp., illus., refs., indexes. Bristol, UK and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing; New York: American Institute of Physics Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56396-314-0 (hc) $375.

"Physics in 1900" by B. Pippard, 3-41; "Introducing atoms and their nuclei" by A. Pais, 43-141; "Quanta and quantum mechanics" by Helmut Rechenberg, 143-248; "History of relativity" by John Stachel, 249-356; "Nuclear forces, mesons, and isospin symmetry" by L. M. Brown, 357-419; "Solid-state structure analysis" by William Cochrane, 421-519; "Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics (in equilibrium)" by Cyril Domb, 521-584; "Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics or the vagaries of time evolution" by Max Dresden, 585-633; "Elementary particle physics in the second half of the twentieth century" by Val P. Fitch and Jonathan L. Rosner, 635-794; "Fluid mechanics" by James Lighthill, 795-912; "Superfluids and superconductors" by A. J. Leggett, 913-966; "Vibrations and spin waves in crystals" by R. A. Cowley and B. Pippard, 967-1022; "Atomic and molecular physics" by Ugo Fano, 1023-1110; "Magnetism" by K. W. H. Stevens, 1111-1181; "Nuclear dynamics" by David M. Brink, 1183-1232; "Units, standards and constants" by Arlie Bailey, 1233-1278; "Electrons in solids" by B. Pippard, 1279-1383; "A history of optical and optoelectronic physics in the twentieth century" by R. G. W. Brown and E. R. Pike, 1385-1504; "Physics of materials" by Robert W. Cahn, 1505-1564; "Electron-beam instruments" by T. Mulvey, 1565-1591; "Soft matter: birth and growth of concepts" by P. G. de Gennes, 1593-1615; "Plasma physics in the twentieth century" by Richard F. Post, 1617-1690; "Astrophysics and cosmology" by Malcolm S. Longair, 1691-1821; "Computer-generated physics" by Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, 1823-1853; "Medical physics" by John R. Mallard, 1855-1941; "Geophysics" by S. G. Brush and C. S. Gillmor, 1943-2016; "Reflections on twentieth century physics: three essays" by Philip Anderson, Steven Weinberg, and John Ziman, 2017-2059.

Buchwald, Jed Z. (ed.) Scientific practice. Theories and stories of doing physics. xiii + 398 pp., notes, refs., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN 0-226-07889-2 (hc) $65.00. ISBN 0-226-07890-6 (pb) $24.95.

"Context and constraints" by Peter L. Galison, 13-41; "Beyond constraint: The temporality of practice and the historicity of knowledge" by Andrew Pickering, 42-55; "Experimenting in the natural sciences: A philosophical approach" by Hans Radder, 56-86; "Scientific practice: The view from the table top" by Brian S. Baigrie, 87-122; "Following scientists through society? Yes, but at arms length!" by Yves Gingras, 123-148; "Why [Heinrich] Hertz was right about cathode rays" by Jed Z. Buchwald, 151-169; "Is the identification of experimental error contextually dependent? The case of Kaufmann's experiment and its varied reception" by Giora Hon, 170-223; "Scientific conclusions and philosophical arguments: An inessential tension" by Margaret Morrison, 224-256; "Where experiments end: Tabletop trials in Victorian astronomy" by Simon Schaffer, 257-299; "The sturdy Protestants of science: [Joseph] Larmor, [Frederick] Trouton, and the Earth's motion through the ether" by Andrew Warwick, 300-343.

Davies, Paul. About time. Einstein's unfinished revolution. 316 pp., notes, index. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995. ISBN 0-671-79964-9 (hc) $24.

Gavroglu, Kostas; Stachel, John; Wartofsky, Marx W. (eds.) Physics, philosophy, and the scientific community: Essays in the philosophy and history of the natural sciences and mathematics in honor of Robert S. Cohen. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 163) xxviii + 383 pp., frotnis., figs., bibls. Boston: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-2991 (hc) $136.

"Experiment vis-a-vis theory in superconductivity research: The case of Bernd Matthias" by Joan Lisa Bromberg, 1-10; "Philosophy and the birth of quantum theory" by Catherine Chevalley, 11-37 [on N. Bohr]; "Some reminiscences of Robert Cohen's physics department [at Boston University]" by Dean S. Edmonds, 47-72; "Einstein in the land of Nobel: An episode in the interplay of science, politics, epistemology and popular culture" by Aant Elzinga, 73-103; "Did they just misunderstand each other? Logical empiricists and Bohr's complemtarity argument" by Ulrich Röseberg, 105-123; "Physics, community and the crisis in physical theory [after quantum mechanics]" by Sylvan S. Schweber, 125-152; "Michael Polanyi and the history of science" by Gerald Holton, 205-223.

Gribbin, John. Schrödinger's kittens and the search for reality: Solving the quantum mysteries. ix + 261 pp., bibl., index. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1995. ISBN 0-316-32838-3 (hc) $23.95. ISBN 0-316-32819-7 (pb) $12.95.

Hoffmann, Dieter; Swinne, Edgar. Über die Geschichte der "technische Physik" in Deutschland und den Begründer ihrer wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Georg Gehlhoff. 65 pp., illus., index. notes. Berlin: ERS, 1994. ISBN 3-928577-18-2 (pb) DM 19.20.

On Georg Gehlhoff (1882-1931), founder of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für technische Physik.

Holton, Gerald. Einstein, history, and other passions. The rebellion against science at the end of the twentieth century. xii + 240 pp., illus., notes, index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN 0-201-40716-7 (pb) $14.00. An earlier version was published by AIP Press in 1995.

Kox, A. J. and Siegel, Daniel M. (eds.) No truth except in the details. Essays in honor of Martin J. Klein. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 167) xxi + 375 pp., notes, name index. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-7923-3195-8 (hc)

"The last experiment of Henry Cavendish" by Russell McCormmach, 1-30; "Reading mathematics, constructing physics: Fourier and his readers, 1822-1850" by Elizabeth Garber, 31-54; "Electromagnetic energy and the early history of the energy principle" by Ole Knudsen, 55-78; "Through the looking-glass, and what Maxwell found there" by Peter M. Harman, 79-93; "Electric discharge in rarefied gases: The dominion of experiment. Faraday. [Julius] Plücker. [Wilhelm] Hittorf" by Erwin N. Hiebert, 95-134; "Gibbs andf the energeticists" by Robert J. Deltete, 135-169; "Heinrich Hertz's attempt to generate a novel account of evaporation" by Jed Z. Buchwald, 171-189; "Einstein, specific heats, and residual rays: The history of a retracted paper" by A. J. Kox, 245-257; "From periphery to center: Einstein's path from Bern to Berlin (1902-1914)" by Robert Schulmann, 259-271; "Text and context in Maxwell's electromagnetic theory" by Daniel M. Siegel, 281-297; "Prediction and theory evaluation in physics and astronomy" by Stephen G. Brush, 299-318; "The power of the word" by Abraham Pais, 319-332; "The Seventh Solvay Conference: Nuclear physics at the crossroads" by Roger H. Stuewer, 333-362; "List of publications of Martin J. Klein," 363-367.

Lines, Malcolm E. On the shoulders of giants. vii + 288 pp., illus., index. Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0-7503-0104-X (hc) $90. ISBN 0-7503-0103-1 (pb) $30.

Popular history of the applications of mathematics to physics -- geometry and space, musical harmony, Newton's laws of motion, chaos and weather, group theory, etc.

Meadows, A. J.; Hancock-Beaulieu, M. M. (eds.) Front page physics: A century of physics in the news. vii " 221 pp., chronologies. Bristol, Eng.: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0-85274-310-6 (hc) $60.00.

Extracts from The Times (London) and The Observatory.

Miller, Arthur I. Early quantum electrodynamics: A sourcebook. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-56891-9 (pb) $24.95. Reprint of the 1994 ed.

Patterson, H. Wade; Thomas, Ralph H. (eds.) The history of accelerator radiological protection: Personal and professional memoirs. Kent, UK: Nuclear Technology Publishing, 1994. xiv + 445 pp., index. ISBN 1-870965-31-0 (hc) $60.

Speyer, Edward. Six Roads from Newton: Great Discoveries in Physics. xi + 196 pp., notes, index. New York: Wiley, 1994. ISBN 0-471-30503-0. $19.95.

Newton's laws, waves, fields, probability, relativity, quantum.

Stehle, Philip. Order, chaos, order. The transition from classical to quantum physics. xiv + 322 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-19-507513-7 (hc) $59.95. ISBN 0-19-508473-X (pb) $25.95.

Tokaty, G. A. A history and philosophy of fluid mechanics. ix + 241 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Dover, 1994. ISBN 0-486-68103-3 (pb) $8.95. Reprint of 1971 ed.

Vizgin, Vladimir P. Unified field theories in the first third of the 20th century. Translated from Russian by J. B. Barbour. xix + 335 pp., notes, bibl. Boston: Birkhäuser, 1994. ISBN 0-8176-2679-4 (hc) $159.

Discusses theories of A. Einstein, D. Hilbert, T. F. E. Kaluza, J. C. Maxwell, G. Mie, H. Weyl.

Wertheim, Margaret. Pythagoras's trousers: God, physics, and the gender wars. viii + 280 pp., bibl., index. New York: Times Books, 1995. ISBN 0-8129-2200-x (hc) $23.

History of physics from ancient Greece to the present, with emphasis on the problems of women in science. Discusses Émilie du Châtelet, Marie Curie, R. Descartes, A. Einstein, J. Kepler, Lise Meitner, I. Newton, Emmy Noether.

Wick, David. The infamous boundary. Seven decades of controversy in quantum physics. With a mathematical appendix by William Farris. xiii + 244 pp., fns., bibl. Boston: Birkhäuser, 1995. ISBN 0-8176-3785-0 (hc) $49.50.


[back to top] HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND SPACE SCIENCES

Bonnet, Roger M.; Manno, Vittorio. International cooperation in space: The example of the European Space Agency. 163 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-674-45835-4 (hc) $39.95

Brush, Stephen G. Nebulous Earth: The origin of the solar system and the core of the Earth from [P. S. de ] Laplace to [Harold] Jeffreys. (A History of Modern Planetary Physics, vol. 1) xii + 312 pp., fns., ref. list, index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-44171-4 (hc) $54.95. With chapters co-authored by S. K. Banerjee, C. W. F. Everitt, Elizabeth Garber.

Also discusses the work of W. Herschel, J. C. Maxwell, H. Poincaré.

Doel, Ronald E. Solar system astronomy in America. Communities, patronage, and interdisciplinary science, 1920-1960. xiv + 280 pp., illus., fns, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-41573-X (hc) $59.95.

Discusses H. S. Brown, G. P. Kuiper, H. N. Russell, H. Shapley, O. Struve, H. C. Urey, F. L. Whipple.

Hufbauer, Karl. Exploring the Sun: Solar science since Galileo. xv + 370 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-4599-8 (pb) $30. Reprint of the 1991 edition.

Kolb, Rocky. Blind watchers of the sky. The people and ideas that shaped our view of the universe. xii + 338 pp., bibl., index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN 0-201-48992-9 (hc) $25.

Launius, Roger D. NASA: A history of the U. S. civil space program. ix + 276 pp., notes, index. Malabar, FL: Krieger, 1994. ISBN 0-685-72587-1 (hc) $17.50. ISBN 0-89464-727-X (pb) $12.50.

Leverington, David. A history of astronomy, from 1890 to the present. xii + 389 pp., illus., index. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-540-19915-2 (pb) $32.00

Moore, Patrick. The great astronomical revolution, 1543-1687, and the Space Age epilogue. 258 pp., illus., index. Concord, MA: Paul Publishers Consortium, 1994. ISBN 1-898563-18-7 (hc) $34.95. ISBN 1-898563-19-5 (pb) $18.95. Revision of Watchers of the Skies (1973).

Motz, Lloyd; Weaver, Jefferson Hane. The story of astronomy. viii + 387 pp., bibl., index. New York: Plenum, 1995. ISBN 0-306-45090-9 (hc) $28.95.

Taton, René; Wilson, Curtis (eds.) Planetary astronomy from the Renaissance to the rise of astrophysics. Part B. The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. xiii + 281 pp., illus., facsims., maps, ports., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-35168-5 (hc) $69.95.

Includes celestial mechanics, work of A.-C. Clairaut, L. Euler, Galileo, F. Flamsteed, E. Halley, C. Huygens, J. Kepler, J. L. Lagrange, P. S. de Laplace, I. Newton. Authors are E. J. Aiton, S. L. Chapin, E. G. Forbes, M. Hoskin, J. Laskar, Y. Kozai, B. G. Marsden, B. Morandi, F. Schmeidler, O. Sheynin, A. Van Helden, C. W. Waff, C. Wilson.


[back to top] HISTORY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Bowker, Geoffrey C. Science on the run: information management and industrial geophysics at Schlumberger, 1920-1940. viii + 191 pp., notes, bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994. ISBN 0-262-02367-9 (hc) $27.50

Brekke, Asgeir; Egeland, Alv. The Northern Lights: Their heritage and science. 168 pp., illus., bibl. Oslo: Grondahl Dreyer, 1994. ISBN 82-504-2105-1 (hc) $72.86.

Brush, Stephen G. Transmuted past: The age of the Earth and the Evolution of the elements from [Charles] Lyell to [C. C.] Patterson. x + 134 pp., fns., ref. list, index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-55213-3 (hc) $44.95.

Greenberg, John L. The problem of the Earth's shape from Newton to Clairaut. The rise of mathematical science in 18th century Paris and the fall of "normal" science. xviii + 781 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-38541-5 (hc) $89.95.

Nebeker, Frederik. Calculating the weather: Meteorology in the 20th century. vii + 255 pp., illus., notes, index. San Diego: Academic Press, 1995. ISBN 0-12-515175-6 (hc) $64.95.

On Vilhelm Bjerknes, Carl-Gustaf-Rossby, William Napier Shaw, Philip D. Thompson, John von Neumann.

Schröder, Wilfried; Colacino, Michele (eds.) Global change and history of geophysics. Papers from a symposium of the Interdivisional Commission on History of the IAGA, Boulder, CO, 1995. 291 pp., illus., refs. Bremen-Rönnebeck, Germany: Science Edition, 1996. ISSN 0179-5658 (pb) $25.

"The prime mover of volcanoes -- History of a concept (in the "Western" science)" by G. P. Gregori and W. Dong, 12-75; "The historical observations of the geomagnetic field in Italy: The discovery of Father [Francesca Maria] Denza survey (1875-1883). A preliminary report" by L. Cafarello, A. Meloni, Anna De Santis and M. Basso Ricci, 76-88; "Spectra of solar-terrestrial proxies (auroras, tree rings, varves, ice cores) and a proposed astrochronology of the last 15,000 years" by Rhodes W. Fairbridge, 89-112; "Johann Kiessling (1839-1905) und die Erforschung atmosphärisch-optischer Erscheinungen" by W. Schröder and K. H. Wiederkehr, 116-134; "Helmholtz undf die Geodätische Assoziation" by Herbert Hörz, 137-154; "Auroral and magnetic effects of high altitude nuclear explosions in the magnetically conjugate region near Western Samoa" by P. A. McNoe, 161-172; "Italian thematic cartography of climatological concern" by Piero Angelucci, 180-193; "Viewpoints in archaeoastronomy: An invitation to the archaeology of Earth's science" by Giovanni P. Gregori and Lucia G. Gregori, 228-288.

Vogel, Shawna. Naked Earth: The new geophysics. 217 pp., index. New York: Dutton, 1995. ISBN 0-525-93771-4 (hc) $21.95.

Popular history of geophysics since about 1960.


[back to top] HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

Sasaki, Chikara; Sugiura, Mitsuo; Dauben, Joseph (eds.) The intersection of history and mathematics. x + 257 pp. Boston: Birkhäuser Verlag, 1994. ISBN 0-8176-5029-6 (hc) $79.00

"The birth of Maxwell's electro-magnetic field equations" by William J. Ellison, 25-38.


[back to top] HISTORY OF INSTRUMENTS

Hankins, Thomas L.; Silverman, Robert J. Instruments and the imagination. xiv + 337 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-691-02997-0 (hc) $39.50.


[back to top] COLLECTED BIOGRAPHIES OF SCIENTISTS (3 or more scientists)

Brian, Denis. Genius talk. Conversations with Nobel scientists and other luminaries. xii + 423 pp., refs., index. New York: Plenum Pub. Co., 1995. ISBN 0-306-45089-5 (hc) $28.95.

H. Bethe, P. A. M. Dirac, R. Feynman, R. Jastrow, L. Pauling, A. Penzias, A. Schawlow, C. Townes, H. Urey, V. Weisskopf and others.

Brockman, John. The third culture. 413 pp., bibl., index. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. ISBN 0-684-80359-3 (hc) $27.50.

Interviews with P. Davies, M. Gell-Mann, A. Guth, M. Rees, L. Smolin and others.

Mattson, James; Simon, Merrill. The pioneers of NMR and magnetic resonance in medicine. The story of MRI. xxxi + 838 pp., notes, portr., index. Jericho, NY: Dean Books [for Bar-Ilan University Press], 1996. ISBN 09619243-1-4 (hc) $75.

Chapters on F. Bloch, N. Bloembergen, R. V. Damadian, R. R. Ernst, E. L. Hahn, P. C. Lauterbur, E. M. Purcell, I. I. Rabi, N. Ramsey.

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 65. vii + 405 pp., illus., notes, bibls., cum. index for vols. 1-65. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1994. ISBN 0-309-05037-5 (hc) $59.

"Charles Stark Draper, October 2, 1901-July 25, 1987" by Robert A. Duffy, 123-158; "Joseph Edward Mayer, February 5, 1904-October 15, 1983" by Bruno H. Zimm, 211-220; "Philip McCord Morse, August 6, 1903-September 5, 1985" by Herman Feshbach, 243-255.

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 66. vii + 393 pp., illus., bibls., com. index for vols. 1-66. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995. ISBN 0-309-5037-5 (hc) $79.

"Seth Carlo Chandler, Jr., September 16, 1846-December 31, 1913" by W. E. Carter and M. S. Carter, 45-79; "Jule Gregory Charney, January 1, 1917-June 16, 1981" by Norman A. Phillips, 81-113; "Eugene Feenberg, October 6, 1906-November 7, 1977" by George Pake, 115-129; "Louis George Henyey, February 3, 1910-February 18, 1970" by Peter H. Bodenheimer, 169-189; "Joseph Oakland Hirschfelder, May 27, 1911-March 30, 1990" by R. Byron Bird, Charles F. Curtiss and Phillip R. Certain, 191-205; "Henry Primakoff, February 12, 1914-July 25, 1983" by S. P. Rosen, 267-286.

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 68. vii + 449 pp., illus., bibls., cum. index to vols. 1-68. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995. ISBN 0-309-05238-6 (hc) $79.

"Walter M. Elsasser, March 20, 1904-October 14, 1991" by Harry Rubin, 103-165; "Arthur S. King, January 18, 1876-April 17, 1957" by Robert B. King, 181-193; "William Bradford Shockley, February 13, 1910-August 12, 1989" by John L. Moll, 305-323; "Harold Clayton Urey, April 29, 1893-January 5, 1981" by James R. Arnold, Jacob Bigeleisen and Clyde A. Hutchinson, Jr., 363-411; "Jerrold P. Zacharias, January 23, 1905-July 16, 1986" by Norman F. Ramsey, 435-449.

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 69. vii + 428 pp., illus., bibls., cum. index to vols. 1-69. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1995. ISBN 0-309-05346-3 (hc) $79.

"Solomon J. Buchsbaum, December 4, 1924-March 8, 1993" by Kenneth G. McKay, 15-25; "William Francis Giauque, May 12, 1895-March 28, 1982" by Kenneth S. Pitzer and David A. Shirley, 39-57; "Bernard Haurwitz, August 14, 1905-February 22, 1986" by Julius London, 87-112; "Nicholas Ulrich Mayall, May 9, 1906-January 5, 1993" by Donald E. Osterbrock, 189-212; "Edwin Battison McMillan, September 18, 1907-September 8, 1991" by J. David Jackson and W. K. H. Panofsky, 215-240; "Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, November 15, 1888-August 21, 1957" by William A. Nierenberg, 339-374.

Pycior, Helena M.; Slack, Nancy G.; Abir-Am, Pnina G. (eds.) Creative couples in the sciences. xi + 369 pp., illus., notes, index. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8135-2187-4 (hc) $50. ISBN 0-8135-2188-2 (pb) $18.95.

"Pierre Curie and "his eminent collaborator Mme Curie": Complementary partners" by H. M. Pycior, 39-56; "Star scientists in a Nobelist family: Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie" by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, 57-71; "Dispelling the myth of the able assistant: Margaret and William Huggins at work in the Tulse Hill Observatory" by Barbara J. Becker, 98-111; "Kathleen and Thomas Lonsdale: Forty-three years of spiritual and scientific life together" by Maureen M. Julian, 170-181; "Albert Einstein and Mileva Maric: A collaboration that failed to develop" by John Stachel, 207-219; "Patterns of collaboration in turn-of-the-century astronomy: The Campbells and the Maunders" [William Wallace Campbell, Elizabeth Ballard Campbell, Edwin Walter Maunder, Annie Russell Maunder] by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie, 254-266; other articles include brief remarks on Helen and Frank Hogg.


[back to top] INDIVIDUAL BIOGRAPHIES AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF SCIENTISTS; ANALYSES OF A SCIENTIST'S WORK

[Adams, John Couch] Harrison, Hilda M. Voyager in time and space: The life of John Couch Adams, Cambridge astronomer. xii + 282 pp. ISBN 0-86332-918-7 (hc) $45.

Includes G. B. Airy, J. Challis, U. LeVerrier.

[Alembert, Jean Le Rond d'] Le Ru, Véronique. Jean Le Rond d'Alembert philosophe. 312 pp., bibl., index. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 1994. ISBN 2-7116-1212-0 (pb) 198 F.

[Bache, Alexander Dallas] Slotten, Hugh Richard. Patronage, practice, and the culture of American science: Alexander Dallas Bache and the U. S. Coast Survey. xi + 228 pp., illus., bibl., refs., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-43395-9 (hc) $44.95.

[Barnard, Edward Emerson] Sheehan, William. The immortal fire within. The life and work of Edward Emerson Barnard. xiv + 429 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-44489-6 (hc) $49.95.

[Boltzmann, Ludwig] Blackmore, John. Ludwig Boltzmann. His later life and philosophy, 1900-1906. Book Two: The Philosopher. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 174) xv + 315 pp., notes, bibl., name index. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-7923-3464-7 (hc) $130.

[Boyle, Robert] Hunter, Michael (ed.) Robert Boyle, by himself and his friends -- with a fragment of William Wotton's lost Life of Boyle. cvii + 188 pp., notes, bibl., index. Brookfield, VT: Pickering & Chatto, 1994. ISBN 1-85196-085-6 (hc) $75.

[Boyle, Robert] Sargent, Rose-Mary. The diffident naturalist. Robert Boyle and the philosophy of experiment. xii + 355 pp., notes, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN 0-226-73495-1 (hc) $65. ISBN 0-226-73497-8 (pb) $26.

[Clavius, Christoph] Lattis, James M. Between Copernicus and Galileo. Christoph Clavius and the collapse of Ptolemaic cosmology. xix + 293 pp., notes, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN 0-226-46927-1 (hc) $54.00. ISBN 0-226-46929-8 (pb) $22.50

[Curie, Marie] Quinn, Susan. Marie Curie, A life. 509 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley-Longman, 1996. ISBN 0-201-88794-0 (pb) $16. Reprint of the 1995 (hc) edition published by Simon & Schuster.

[Descartes, René] Gaukroger, Stephen. Descartes: An intellectual biography. xx + 499 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-823994-7 (hc) $35.

[Einstein, Albert] Kantha, Sachi Sri. An Einstein dictionary. xxvi + 299 pp., bibl., index. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1996. ISBN 0-313-28350-8 (hc) $75.

[Franklin, Benjamin] Cohen, I. Bernard. Benjamin Franklin's science. xii + 273 pp., notes index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-674-06659-6 (pb) $17.95. Reprint of the 1990 edition.

[Frenkel, Yakov Ilich] Frenkel, Victor Ya. Yakov Ilich Frenkel. His work, life and letters. Translated from Russian by Alexander S. Silbergleit. viii + 323 pp., ports., notes, index. Boston: Birkhäuser, 1996. ISBN 0-8176-2741-3 (hc).

[Galileo Galilei] Drake, Stillman. Galileo at work: His scientific biography. xxiii + 536 pp., biog. app., notes, index. New York: Dover Publications, 1995. ISBN 0-486-28631-2 (pb) $14.95. Reprint of the 1978 ed.

[Galileo Galilei] Feldhay, Rivka. Galileo and the Church. Political Inquisition or Critical Dialogue? viii + 303 pp., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-34468-9 (hc) $54.95.

[Galileo Galilei] Reston, James, Jr. Galileo: A life. xiii + 319 pp., bibl., index. New York: HarperCollins, 1994. ISBN 0-06-016378-x (hc) $25.

[Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von] Stephenson, R. H. Goethe's conception of knowledge and science. ix + 117 pp., notes, index. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-7486-0538-X (hc) $69.50.

Includes his relation to Newton's optics.

[Hubble, Edwin P.] Christiansen, Gale E. Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae. x + 420 pp., notes, index. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1995. ISBN 0-374-14660-8 (hc) $27.50.

Also discusses W. S. Adams, W. Baade, M. Humason, H. Shapley, V. M. Slipher, A. von Maanen.

[Kant, Immanuel] Plaass, Peter. Kant's theory of natural science. Translation, Introduction and Commentary by Alfred E. and Maria G. Miller with an Introductory Essay by Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker. (Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science, 159) xvi + 367 pp., bibl., glossary, index. Boston: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-2750-0 (hc) $105.

[Kepler, Johannes] Stephenson, Bruce. Kepler's physical astronomy. 216 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-691-03652-7 (pb) $14.95. Reprint of the 1987 edition.

[Klein, Oskar] Lindström, Ulf (ed.) The Oskar Klein centenary. Proceedings of the Symposium, Stockholm, 19-21 September 1994. xiv + 210 pp. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1995. ISBN 981-02-2332-3 (hc) $59.

"Glimpses of Oskar Klein as scientist and thinkers" by A. Pais, 1-21; "Oskar Klein - from his life and physics" by S. Deser, 49-59; "Oskar Klein and the molecules" by I. Fischer-Hjalmars, 72-82; "Oskar Klein and gauge theory" by D. Gross, 94-111; list of publications.

[Lanczos, Cornelius] Brown, J. David; Chu, Moody T.; Ellison, Donald C.; Plemmons, Robert J. (eds.) Proceedings of the Cornelius Lanczos International Centenary Conference [Raleigh, NC, 1993]. lxv + 644 pp., illus., refs., index. Philadelphia: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 1994. ISBN 0-89871-339-0 (pb) $78.50.

"Cornelius Lanczos: A biographical essay" by Barbara Gellai, xxi-xlvii; "Lanczos's early contributions to relativity and his relationship with Einstein" by John Stachel, 201-221; list of publications.

[Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von] Jolley, Nicholas (ed.) The Cambridge companion to Leibniz. xi + 500 pp., figs., bibl., notes, index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-36588-0 (hc) $59.95. ISBN 0-521-36769-7 (pb) $18.95.

"Leibniz: Physics and philosophy" by Daniel Garber, 270-352.

[London, Fritz] Gavroglu, Kostas. Fritz London: A scientific biography. xxiv + 299 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-43273-1 (hc) $69.95.

Also discusses M. Born, S. N. Bose, A. Einstein, W. Heitler, M. v. Laue, H. London, E. Schrödinger, F. E. Simon, L. Tisza.

[Magnus, Gustav] Hoffmann, Dieter (ed.) Gustav Magnus und sein Haus. 133 pp., illus., fns., name index. Stuttgart: Verlag für Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik, 1995. ISBN 3-928186-26-4 (hc).

Essays on his life and work by Christine Becker, Markus Ecke, Horst Kant, Peter Kühn, Falk Riess, Wolfgang Schreier, S. L. Wolff.

[Marshak, Robert Eugene] Sudarshan, E. C. G. (ed.) A gift of prophecy. Essays in celebration of the life of Robert Eugene Marshak. x + 571 pp. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1995. ISBN 981-02-2075-8 (hc) $109.

Mostly technical papers with several brief comments on Marshak by J. M. Gracia-Bondia and others, and an autobiographical banquet talk by Marshak.

[Meitner, Lise] Sime, Ruth Lewin. Lise Meitner: A life in physics. xiii + 526 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. ISBN 0-520-08906-5 (hc) $34.95.

[Newton, Isaac] Brackenridge, J. Bruce. The key to Newton's dynamics: The Kepler problem and the Principia. With English translations from the Latin by Mary Ann Rossi. xiii + 299 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. ISBN 0-520-20065-9 (hc) $50. ISBN 0-520-20217 (pb) $19.95.

[Newton, Isaac] Chandrasekhar, S. Newton's Principia for the common reader. xxiii + 595 pp., New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-851744-0 (hc) $135.

[Newton, Isaac] De Gandt, François. Force and geometry in Newton's Principia. Translated from French by Curtis Wilson. xiv + 297 pp., notes, bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-691-03367-6 (hc) $49.50.

[Newton, Isaac] Hall, A. Rupert. All was light: An introduction to Newton's Opticks. vi + 252 pp., bibl., index. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-851798-X (pb) $22.95.

[Perkins, D. H.] Cashmore, R. J.; Myatt, G. (eds.) Perkins Conference. Meeting in honour of the retirement of Professor D. H. Perkins, Oxford, 11-13 July 1993. xi + 204 pp. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1994. ISBN 981-02-1561-4 (hc) $74.

"The early days of cosmic rays" by P. H. Fowler, 1-23; "The emulsion technique and its continued use" by J. Sacton, 24-43; other review lectures on particle physics.

[Priestley, Joseph] Bazerman, Charles Constructing experience. viii + 267 pp., bibl., index. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-8093-1906-3 (hc) $34.95

"Inclusions, exclusions, and conclusions: Choices on a road to a reading of Priestley's History and Present State of Electricity," 91-103.

[Salam, Abdus] Ali, A.; Ellis, J.; Randjbar, S. (eds.) Salamfestschrift. A collection of talks from the Conference on Highlights of Particles and Condensed Matter Physics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 8-12 March 1993. xiii + 614 pp. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1994. ISBN 981-02-1421-9 (hc) $137.

Includes recollections by L. O'Raifeartaigh, T. W. B. Kibble and others.

[Segrè, Emilio] Segre, Claudio G. Atoms, bombs, and Eskimo kisses: A memoir of father and son. xi + 287 pp., illus., notes. New York: Viking Penguin, 1995. ISBN 0-670-86307-6 (hc) $23.95.

[Tomonaga, Sin-itiri] Matsui, Makinosuke (ed.) Sin-itiro Tomonaga: Life of a Japanese physicist. Translated from Japanese by C. Fujimoto and T. Sano. English version edited and annotated by Hiroshi Ezawa. vii + 338 pp., plates, notes, name index. Tokyo: MYU, 1995. ISBN 4-943995-06-3 (hc) $50.

[Weber, Wilhelm Eduard] Assis, André Koch Torres. Weber's electrodynamics. xiv + 274 pp., bibl., index. Boston: Kluwer, 1994. ISBN 0-7923-3137-0 (hc) $125.


[back to top] COLLECTED WORKS OF SCIENTISTS (including unpublished papers)

[Bell, John S.] Bell, M.; Gottfried, K.; Veltman, M. (eds.) Quantum mechanics, high energy physics and accelerators. Selected papers of John S. Bell (with commentary). xvii + 933 pp., illus. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1995. ISBN 981-02-2115-0 (hc) $109.

Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude. Atoms in electromagnetic fields. xiv + 670 pp., illus. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1994. ISBN 98 10212429 (hc) $108. ISBN 98 10212437 (pb) $53.

Reprint of 39 technical papers, with comments.

[Dirac, P. A. M.] Dalitz, R. H. The collected works of P. A. M. Dirac 1924-1948. xxiii + 1310 pp., bibl. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-36231-8 (hc) $250.

[Einstein, Albert] Klein, M. J.; Kox, A. J.; Renn, Jürgen; Schulmann, Robert (eds.) The collected papers of Albert Einstein. Vol. 4. The Swiss Years: Writings, 1912-1924. xxii + 715 pp., notes, bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-691-03705-1 (hc) $85.

Includes 3 previously-unpublished manuscripts on relativity.

[Einstein, Albert] The collected papers of Albert Einstein. Vol. 5: The Swiss years: Correspondence, 1902-1914. Translated by Anna Beck; Don Howard, consultant. xxii + 384 pp. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-691-00099-9 (pb) $29.95.

Includes correspondence with M. Besso, P. Ehrenfest, M. Grossmann, C. Habicht, M. Laue, J. Laub, E. Löwenthal, H. A. Lorentz, J. Perrin, M. v. Smoluchowski, A. Sommerfeld, J. Stark, W. Wien.

[Einstein, Albert] Kox, A. J.; Klein, Martin J.; Schulmann, Robert (eds.) The collected papers of Albert Einstein. Vol. 6. The Berlin years: Writings, 1914-1917. xv + 626 pp., fns., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-691-01086-2 (hc) $85.

Includes articles on general relativity, molecular currents (with W. J. de Haas), quantum theory; and a popular book on relativity.

Faddeev, I. D. 40 years in mathematical physics. x + 471 pp. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1995. ISBN 981-02-2198-3 (hc). ISBN 981-02-2199-1 (pb) $44.

"30 years in mathematical physics," 3-28 (autobiographical article published in 1988); reprints of technical papers.

[Franklin, Benjamin]. Oberg, Barbara (ed.) The Papers of Benjamin Franklin. Vol. 31: November 1, 1779 through February 29, 1780. lxv + 620 pp., illus., fns., index. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-300-06109-9 (hc) $70.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Collected works. Vol. 12, Scientific studies, edited and translated by Douglas Miller. xxi + 344 pp., illus., notes, index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-691-04347-7 (pb) $16.95. Reprint of the 1988 ed.

Part VII, Physics, pp. 155-302, includes theory of color.

Hooft, G. 't. Under the spell of the gauge principle. xi + 683 pp., index. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1994. ISBN 981-02-1308-5 (hc) $109. ISBN 981-02-1309-3 (pb) $61.

[Laplace, Pierre Simon] Hahn, Roger A new calendar of the correspondence of Pierre Simon Laplace. iii + 123 pp., index. Berkeley, CA: Office for the History of Science and Technology, University of California, 1994. ISBN 0-918102-20-0 (pb) $10.00.

Mott, N. F.; Alexandrov, A. S. Sir Nevill Mott -- 65 years in physics. vii + 743 pp. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1995. ISBN 981-02-2237-8 (hc) $99. ISBN 981-0202252-1 (pb) $51.

Reprint of 44 papers with brief comments by Mott.

Schröder, Wilfried. Sunspot cycles and auroral activity (the problem of short and long term variability in solar-terrestrial relationships). 122 pp, illus. Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany: The author, 1996. ISSN 0179-5658 (pb) $20. Order from W. Schröder, Hechelstr. 8, D-28777 Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany.

Townes, Charles Hard. A life in physics: Bell Telephone Laboratories and World War II, Columbia University and the laser, MIT and government service, California and research in astrophysics. xxiv + 691 pp., index. Berkeley: University of California, Regional Oral History Office, 1994. $113.

Introduction by A. L. Schawlow; interviews by Suzanne B. Riess (in 1991-92).


[back to top] TEXTS, LECTURES, AND POPULAR WRITINGS BY SCIENTISTS

Bailyn, Martin. A survey of thermodynamics. xiv + 657 pp., index. New York: AIP Press, 1994. ISBN 0-88318-797-3 (hc) $65.

Historically-oriented text on thermodynamics & statistical mechanics.

Bohm, David. Thought as a system. Transcription of a seminar held in Ojai, California from 31 November 2 December 1990, edited by Bohm. xviii + 250 pp., index. New York: Routledge, 1995. ISBN 0-415-11980-4 (hc) $55. ISBN 0-415-11030-0 (pb) $16.95.

Boltzmann, Ludwig. Lectures on gas theory. Translated from German, with introduction and notes, by S. G. Brush. ix + 490 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Dover Publications, 1995. ISBN 0-486-68455-5 (pb) $12.95. Reprint of the 1964 edition.

Branscomb, Lewis M. Confessions of a technophile. xiv + 258 pp., illus., index. Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1996. ISBN 1-56396-118-0 (hc) $29.95.

Collection of revised/previously published essays.

Cornwell, John C. (ed.) Nature's imagination: The frontiers of scientific vision. xii + 212 pp., refs., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-851775-0 (hc) $25.

"The scientist as rebel" by Freeman Dyson, 1-11; "Must mathematical physics be reductionist?" by Roger Penrose, 12-26; "Theories of everything" by John D. Barrow, 45-63.

Dressler, Alan. Voyage to the great attractor: Exploring intergalactic space. xi + 355 pp., illus., glossary, index. New York: Knopf, 1994. ISBN 0-394-58899-1 (hc) $25.

On the "seven samurai" -- Dressler, Sandra Faber, Donald Lynden-Bell, Roberto Terlevich, Roger Davies, Gary Wegner and David Burstein and their research.

Feynman, Richard P.; Morinigo, Fernando B.; Wagner, William G. Feynman lectures on gravitation. Edited by Brian Fatfield. With a Foreword by John Preskill and Kip S. Thorne. xl + 232 pp., bibl., index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-62734-5 (hc) $60.25.

Feynman, Richard P. The art of Richard P. Feynman: Images by a curious character. Compiled by Michelle Feynman. 173 pp., illus., 7 color plates. Basel: G + B Science Publishers SA/G + B Arts International, 1995. ISBN 2-88449-047-7 (hc) $65.

Glashow, Sheldon. From alchemy to quarks. The study of physics as a liberal art. xxvi + 692 pp., illus., glossary, index. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks-Cole, 1994. ISBN 0-534-16656-3 (hc) $60.75.

Historically-oriented text for a physics course for non-science majors.

Helmholtz, Hermann von. Science and culture: Popular and philosophical essays, edited by David Cahan. xviii + 418 pp., illus., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. ISBN 0-226-32658-6 (hc) $52. ISBN 0-226-32659-4 (pb) $17.95.

Hobson, Art. Physics: Concepts and connections. xix + 530 pp., illus., problems, glossaries, index. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1995. ISBN 0-02-354841-X (hc) $58.

Historically-oriented text.

Townes, Charles H. Making waves. xi + 211 pp., index. Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56396-334.5 (hc) $29.95.

Reprint of 15 essays and lectures.

York, Herbert F. Arms and the physicist. xiii + 295 pp., notes, index. New York: AIP Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56396-099-0 (hc) $29.95.

17 essays, most of them previously published.
Ziman, John. Of one mind: The collectivation of science. xvii + 407 pp., index. Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56396-065-6 (hc) $29.95.

Reprint of essays and reviews.


[back to top] REFERENCE WORKS: ENCYCLOPEDIAS, HANDBOOKS, etc.

Macey, Samuel L. (ed.) Encyclopedia of time. xxiv + 699 pp., index. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0-8153-06515-6 (hc) $125.

Includes a few short historical articles on time in astronomy and physics.


[back to top] BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

Daintith, John; Mitchell, Sara; Tootill, Elizabeth; Djertsen, Derek (eds). Biographical encyclopedia of scientists. 2nd ed. 2 vols. 1075 pp., chronology, bibl., index. Colchester, VT: IOP Publishing, 1994. ISBN 0-7503-0287-9 (hc) $105.

Lang, Harry G.; Meath-Lang, Bonnie. Deaf persons in the arts and sciences. A biographical dictionary. xvii + 425 pp., illus., index. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995. ISBN 0-313-29170-5 (hc) $69.50.

Includes 5 physicists/electrical scientists and 5 astronomers.

McMurray, Emily J. (ed.) Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists. 4 vols. xxxi + 2397 pp., indexes. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1995. ISBN 0-8103-9181-3 (hc) $295.

Includes brief biographies of about 250 physicists, 60 astronomers, 20 geophysicists.

Who's who in science in Europe. A biographical guide to science, technology, agriculture and medicine. 9th ed. 2 vols., viii + 2084 pp. New York: Stockton Press, 1995. ISBN 1-56159-132-7 (hc) $950.

Williams, Trevor (ed.) Collins biographical dictionary of scientists. 4th ed. xviii + 602 pp., apps., anniversaries, index. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. ISBN 0-00-470109-7 (hc) $40.


[back to top] BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND GUIDES

Norton, Mary Beth (ed.) The American Historical Association's Guide to historical literature. 3rd ed. 2 vols., xxv + 2027 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-505727-9 (hc) $150.

"Science, technology and medicine" by Robert DeKosky, 77-121.


[back to top] DIRECTORIES OF INSTITUTIONS: LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES

Steinke, Cynthia A. (ed.) History of science and technology. A sampler of centers of collections of distinctions. x + 124 pp., illus. Binghamton, NY: Haworth, 1995. ISBN 1-560-24721-5 (pb) $24.95. Reprinted from Science and Technology Libraries, vol. 14, no. 4 (1994).


[back to top] MANUSCRIPTS AND ARCHIVES

U. S. Library of Congress. National union catalog of manuscript collections, Catalog 1993. lxxiii + 268 pp. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 1994. ISSN 0090-0094 (hc) $110.

Summaries of collections of Nicholas E. Golovin (1912-1969), Carl E. Howe (1898-), Fred Terry Rogers (1914-1956), Lloyd William Taylor (1893-1948), H. Guyford Stever (1916-). To be used with the Index 1991-1993 (next item).

U. S. Library of Congress. National union catalog of manuscript collections. Index 1991-1993. Compiled and edited by the NUCMUC Team, Special Materials Cataloging Division. viii + 766 pp., Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Cataloging Distribution Service, 1994. ISSN 0090-0094 (hc).


[back to top] ORAL HISTORY

Moyal, Ann (comp.) Portraits in science. v + 203 pp., portrs., notes. National Library of Australia, 1994. ISBN 0-642-10616-9 (pb) $29.21.

Interviews with Harvey Messel, Mark Oliphant, Alfred Wardward (Ted) Ringwood, (John) Paul Wild, and others.


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