AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXX, No. 2, Fall 1998

 

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 fifth 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

Bitbol, Michel. Schroedinger's philosophy of quantum mechanics. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 188) xi + 285 pp., illus., biogr refs., index. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996. ISBN 0-7923-4266-6. $117.

Cushing, James T. Philosophical concepts in physics: The historical relation between philosophy and scientific theories. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-57071-91 (hc) $69.95. ISBN 0-521-57823-X (pb) $34.95.

Hermann, Grete. Les Fondements philosophiques de la M‚canique Quantique. Introduction, presentation, postface. Critique par L. Soler, traduit par A. Schneel; L. Soler, Preface de B. d'Espagnat. Paris: Vrin, 1996. ISBN 2711612589 (hc) $29.60.

Mainzer, Klaus. Symmetries of nature. A handbook for philosophy of nature and science. xiii + 683 pp. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1996. ISBN 3-11-012990-6 (hc) $260.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Crombie, A. C. Science, art, and nature in medieval and modern thought. xv + 516 pp., illus., biogr refs., index. London: Hambledon Press, 1996 (address in USA: PO Box 162, Rio Grande, OH 45674) ISBN 1-852850671(hc) $70.

Dolby, R.G.A. Uncertain knowledge: An image of science for a changing world. xi + 365 pp., append., refs., index. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-56004-7 (hc) $64.95.

Fantoli, Annibale. Galileo for Copernicanism and for the Church. Translated by George Coyne, S. J. 2nd edition. Vatican City: Vatican Observatory Pubs., 1996. ISBN 0-268-01032-3 (pb) $22.95.

Gieser, Suzanne. Den innersta Kärnan: Djuppsykologi och Kvantfysik: Wolfgang Paulis Dialog med C. G. Jung. ix + 450 pp. Uppsala Universitet: Institutionen for idé-och lärdomshistoria Skrifter, 15 (1996) ISBN 9150611402 (hc) $122.19.

Heller, Michael. The new physics and a new theology. Translated by George V. Coyne, S.J.; T. M. Sierotowicz. 103 pp., notes. Vatican City/Notre Dame, IN: Vatican Observatory Pubs./University of Notre Dame Press, 1996. ISBN 0-268-01479-5 $9.

Hooykaas, R. Robert Boyle: A study in science and Christian belief. xxiv + 131 pp. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997. ISBN 0-7618-0708-X (hc) $36.50.

Lenoir, Timothy. Instituting science: The cultural production of scientific disciplines. xiii + 353 pp., illus., notes, index. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8047-2642-6 (hc) $55; ISBN 0-8047-2925-5 (pb) $24.95.

Stefan, V. (ed.) Essays on physics and society in honor of Victor Frederick Weisskopf by the international community of physicists. 245 pp. New York, NY: AIP Press, 1997. ISBN 1-56396-386-8 (hc) $65.95.


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

Bird, Kai; Lifschultz, Lawrence, eds. Hiroshima's shadow: Writing on the denial of history and the Smithsonian controversey. lxxvii + 548 pp., illus. Stony Creek, CT: Pamphleteer's Press, 1998. ISBN 0-96-30587-38 $39.95.

Essays on A-bomb by J. Rotblatt et al.; section on Enola Gay exhibit.

Botti, Timothy J. Ace in the hole: Why the United States did not use nuclear weapons in the Cold War, 1945 to 1965. xi + 311 pp., biogr. refs., index. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. ISBN 0313299765 (hc) $59.95.

Hein, Laura; Selden, Mark (eds.) Living with the bomb: American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age. ix + 300 pp., illus., refs., index. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 1997. ISBN 1563249677 (pb) $19.95 ISBN 1563249669 (hc) $62.95.

Lee, Bruce. Marching Orders: The untold story of WW II. xiv + 608 pp., illus., refs., index. New York: Crown 1995. Reprinted by Random House 1997 ISBN 0-517-19606-9 (hc) $7.99.

Why U.S. dropped atom bomb.

Zimmerman, David. Top secret exchange. The Tizard mission and the scientific war. xii + 252 pp., plates, illus., bibl., refs., index. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-7735-1401-5 $20.38.


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

Cohn, Steven Mark. Too cheap to meter: An economic and philosophical analysis of the nuclear dream. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1997. ISBN 0-7914-3389-7 (hc) $65.50. ISBN 0-7914-3390-0 (pb) $21.95.


[back to top] SCIENCE & LANGUAGE

Chambers, Douglas. The reinvention of the world: English writing, 1650-1750. x + 218 pp., maps, biogr. refs., index. London: Arnold, 1996. ISBN 0-340-66242-5 (hc) $49.95. ISBN 0-340-58478-5 (pb) $16.95.

Impact of physics on literature

Gaither, Carl C.; Cavazos-Gaither, Alma E. (comps.) Physically speaking. A dictionary of quotations on physics and astronomy. xii + 492 pp., bibl., index. Bristol, UK and Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0-7503-0470-7 (pb) $39.


[back to top] THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

Beretta, Marco; Frangsmyr, Tore (eds.) Siderius nuncius and Stella Polaris. The scientific relations between Italy and Sweden in early modern history. iv + 168 pp., illus. Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 1997. ISBN 0-88135-188-1 $39.95.

National Science Board. Science & Engineering Indicators -- 1996. Various pagination. Fns, tables, apps. index. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996 (NSB 96-21). (pb) $54.


[back to top] INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE

Beauchamp, K. G. Exhibiting electricity. London: Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1997. IEEE History of Technology Series, v. 21. xii + 337 pp., illus., bibl. refs., index. ISBN 0-85296-895-7 (hc) $85.

Brian, Eric,; Demeulenaere-Douyere, Christiane. Histoire et m‚moire de l'Acad‚mie des Sciences. Guide de Recherche. Paris, London, New York: Edition Lavoisier-Tec. & Doc., 1996. ISBN 2-7430-0148-8 (pb) $55.79.

Krige, J. (ed.) History of CERN, vol. III. xvi + 658, illus., notes, refs, name index, thematic subject index. New York, Amsterdam: North-Holland Elsevier Science B. V., 1997. ISBN 0-444-89655-4 (hc) $234.50.

Holl, Jack M. Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-1996. 644 pp. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997. ISBN 0-252-02341-2 $29.95.

Josephson, Paul R. New Atlantis revisited: Akademgorodok, the Siberian city of science. xxii + 351 pp., illus., notes, index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-04454-6 (hc) $39.50.


[back to top] HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Dear, Peter (ed.) The scientific enterprise in early modern Europe. 348 pp., illus, map, refs. Readings from Isis. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN 0-226-13946-8 (hc) $37.50 ISBN 0-226-13947-6 (pb) $17.95.

Good, Gregory A. ed. Sciences of the Earth. An encyclopedia of events, people, and phenomena. 2 vols., 700 pp. Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1998. ISBN 0-8153-0062-X (hc) $150.

Krige, John; Pestre, Dominique (eds.) Science in the twentieth century. xxxv + 941 pp., illus, bibl. refs., index. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997. ISBN 90-5702-172-2 (hc) $120.

Laidler, Keith J. To light such a candle: Chapters in the history of science and technology. xii + 384 pp., biblio, notes, index. Oxford, New York, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-850056-4 (hc) $50.00.

Numbers, Ronald L.; Rosenberg, Charles E. (eds.) The scientific enterprise in America: Readings from Isis. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1996. ISBN 0-226-60837-9 (hc) $35. ISBN 0-226-60838-7 (pb) $17.95.

Includes "Mathematics and the physical sciences in America, 1800-1930" by John W. Servos, 141-159, and "Inventing a climate of opinion: Vannevar Bush and the decision to build the bomb" by Stanley Goldberg, 273-296.

Prigogine, Ilya. The end of certainty: time, chaos and the new laws of nature. In collaboration with Stenger, Isabelle. ix + 228 pp., illus, bibl., refs., index. New York: Free Press, 1997. ISBN: 0-6848-3705-6 $24.

Soederqvist, Thomas (ed.) The historiography of contemporary science and technology. xii + 264 pp., bibl., refs., index. Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers (Gordon & Breach Publishing Group) 1997. ISBN 3-7186-5906-9 (hc) $52.

Waast, Roland et al. (eds). Les sciences hors d'occident au XXe siecle. 20th century science, Beyond the Metropolis. 7 vols. Paris: Orstrom Editions, 1995-96. ISBN 2-7099-1294-5.

[See also Flikin and Diacu and Holmes under HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY.]


[back to top] HISTORY OF PHYSICS

Allday, Jonathan. Quarks, leptons and the big bang. xi + 315 pp., illus, appendices, index. Bristol, UK: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1998. ISBN 0-7503-0461-8 (hc) $98 ISNB 0-07503-0462-6 (pb) $29.50.

Anderson, John D. A history of aerodynamics and its impact on flying machines. xii + 478 pp., illus., appendices, refs., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-45435-2 (hc) $90.

Brey, Wallace S. (ed.) Magnetic resonance in perspective: Highlights of a quarter century. xix + 681 pp., illus. biogr. refs, index. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1996. ISBN 0121331458 $59.95.

Reprints of 55 articles from Journal of Magnetic Resonance 1970-1990.

Cline, David B. (ed.) Weak neutral currents: The discovery of the electroweak force. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley 1997. ISBN 0-201-93347-0 (hc) $69.89.

Reprints of published research papers.

Crease, Robert P.; Mann, Charles C. The second creation. Makers of the revolution in 20th-century physics. Revised edition with a new foreword by Timothy Ferris. xi + 484 pp., illus., notes, glossary, index. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8135-2177-7 (pb) $21.95.

Dahl, P. F. Flash of the cathode rays: A history of J. J. Thomson's electron. xvii + 526 pp. illus, notes, bibl., name index, subject index. Bristol, UK; Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0-7503-0453-7 (hc) $49.50.

Davis, E. A. (ed.) Science in the making: Scientific development as chronicled by historic papers in the Philosophical Magazine, with commentaries and illustrations. Vol. 2 (1851-1900). Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1997. ISBN 0-7484-0642-5 (hc) $115.

Davis, E. A.; Falconer, Isobel J. J. J. Thomson and the discovery of the electron. xxvii + 243 pp., illus., biogr refs., index. Basingstoke, UK: Taylor & Francis, 1997. ISBN 0-7484-0720-0 (pb) $29.95 ISBN 0-7484-0696-4 (hc) $85.

Fitch, Val L.; Marlow, Daniel R.; Dementi, Margit A. E. (eds.) Critical problems in physics. Proceedings of a Conference celebrating the 250th anniversary of Princeton University. Princeton, New Jersey, October 31, November 1, November 2, 1996. xvi + 308 pp., illus., refs. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-05785-0 (hc) $69.50 ISBN 0-691-05784-2 (pb) $24.95.

Fraser, Gordon. The Quark Machines. How Europe fought the particle physics war. viii + 210 pp., illus, bibl., index. Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0-7503-0447-2 (pb) $20.

Fritzsch, Harald. An equation that changed the world: Newton, Einstein, and the theory of relativity. Transl. by Karin Heusch. 279 pp. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN 0-226-26558-7 (pb) $15.95.

Galison, Peter. Image and logic: A material culture of microphysics. xxv + 984 pp., fns., illus., appendices, refs., index. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN 0-226-27916-2 (hc) $90. ISBN 0-226-27917-0 (pb) $34.95.

"Microphysics" names the assortment of entities studied through chambers and counters without imposing our later classification.

Giuliani, Giuseppe (ed.) Il nuovo cimento: Novant'anni di fisica in Italia, 1855-1944. Padua: Gioliardica Pavese, 1996. ISBN 88-7830-224-4 $16.75.

Harper, Eamon; Anderson, David (eds.). The George Gamow Symposium. Proceedings of a symposium held at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, April 12, 1996. 157 pp., illus., bibl., index, append. San Francisco, CA: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 1996. ISBN 1-886733-49-X. $44.

Hoddeson, Lillian; Brown, Laurie M.; Riordan, Michael; Dresden, Max (eds.) The rise of the standard model. A history of particle physics from 1964 to 1979. xxx + 714 pp., index (notes in chapters). New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-57082-4 (hc) $80. ISBN 0-521-57816-7 (pb) $34.95.

Hoffmann, Dieter et al. (eds). The emergence of modern physics. 529 pp. Pavia, Italy: Universita degli studi di Pavia, 1996. ISBN 88-7830-246-5 (pb) Italian Lira 35,000.

Hooft, Gerard 't. In search of the ultimate building blocks. xiii + 191 pp., illus., glossary, index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-55083-1 (hc) $39.95. ISBN 0-521-57883-3 (pb) $14.95.

Popularization of particle physics since 1970.

Kanz, Kai Torstein. Nationalismus und internationale zusammenarbeit in den Naturwissenschaften. Die Deutsch-Französischen Wissenschaftsbeziehungen zwischen Revolution und Restauration, 1789-1832. Mit einer Bibliographie der übersetzungen naturwissenschaftlicher Werke. viii + 352 pp., notes, index. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner, 1997. ISBN 3-515-07079-6 (pb) $71.65.

Lightman, A. Great ideas in physics, 2nd ed. xiv + 268 pp., illus., refs., index. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN 0-07-038048-1 (pb) $33.

Mann, A.; Revzen, M. (eds.) The dilemma of [A.] Einstein, [B.] Podolsky and [N.] Rosen -- 60 years later. (Annals of the Israel Physical Society, v. 12). xi + 314 pp., illus., refs. Proceedings of symposium at Haifa, Israel, March 1995. Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0-7503-0394-8 (hc) $150.

Michette, Alan; Pfauntsch, Slawka (eds.) X-rays: The first hundred years. xi + 262 pp., illus., refs., index. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. ISBN 0-471-96502-2 (hc) $69.95.

Miller, Arthur I. Albert Einstein's Special theory of relativity. Emergence (1905) and early interpretation. 496 pp. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1997. ISBN 0-387-94870-8 (hc) $39.

Corrected reprint of the 1981 edition.

O'Raifeartaigh, Lochlainn. The dawning of gauge theory. ix + 249 pp., bibl., refs., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-02978-4 (hc) $69.50. ISBN 0-691-02977-6 (pb) $29.95.

Reprints of 14 papers, 1918-1955, with commentaries.

Paquette, Leo A. (ed-in-chief) Encyclopedia of nuclear magnetic resonance. 8 vols., 6223 pp., illus, bibl., refs., indexes. Chichester, NY: Wiley, 1996 ISBN 0-471-93871-8 $4,500.

Includes historical material.

Purrington, Robert D. Physics in the nineteenth century. xvii + 249 pp., illus., bibl., refs., index. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8135-2441-5 (hc) $55. ISBN 0-8135-2442-3 (pb) $22.

Riordan, Michael; Hoddeson, Lillian. Crystal fire: The birth of the information age. x + 352 pp., illus., bibl. refs., index. New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. ISBN 0-393-04124-7. (hc) $27.50.

Invention of Transistor, etc.

Springford, Michael (ed.) Electron. A centenary volume. xii + 330 pp., illus., bibl., refs., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-56130-2 (hc) $49.95.

Stachel, John, ed. Einstein's miraculous year: five papers that changed the face of physics. Edited and introduction by John Stachel with assistance of Trevor Lipscombe, Alice Calaprice, and Sam Elworth. Foreword by Roger Penrose. xv + 198 pp., illus., bibl. refs. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1998. $19.95. ISBN 0691-05938-1.

Tucci, Pasquale (ed.) Atti del XVI Congresso Nazionale di Storia della Fisica e dell'Astronomia, Centro Volta, Villa Olmo, Como, 24-25 Maggio 1997. 715 pp., notes. Como: Gruppo di Lavoro per le Celebrazioni Voltiane, 1996.

Ullmann, Dieter. Chladni und die Entwicklung der Akustik von 1750-1860. 237 pp., illus., bibl., refs., index. Basel: Birkhauser Verlag, 1996. ISBN 3764353988 (hc) $64.90.

Vailati, Ezio (ed.) [G.W.] Leibniz and [S.] Clarke: A study of their correspondence. xii + 250 pp., bibl., refs., index. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. $45.

Weissert, T.P. The genesis of simulation and dynamics. Pursuing the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam problem. xi + 176 pp., bibl., refs., index. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1997. ISBN 0-387-98237-X (pb) $29.


[back to top] HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY, & SPACE SCIENCE

Bhathal, Ragbir S. Australian astronomers. Achievements at the frontiers of astronomy. vii + 236 pp. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 1996. ISBN 0-642-10666-5 (pb) $15.33.

Bianchini, Francesco. Observations concerning the planet Venus. Translation of this historic document from 1728 by Sally Beaumont, assisted by Peter Fay. iv + 172 pp., illus., index. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN: 3-540-19980-2 (hc) $98.

Croswell, Ken. Planet quest. The epic discovery of alien solar systems. xi + 324 pp., plates, illus., index. New York: Free Press, 1997. ISBN 0-684-83252-6 (hc) $25.

Diacu, Florin; Holmes, Philip. Celestial encounters. The origins of chaos and stability. xv + 233 pp., illus., endnotes, bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-691-02743-9 (hc) $24.95.

Partly historical. Discusses work of H. Poincaré, A. N. Kolmogorov.

Filkin, David. Stephen Hawking's universe. The cosmos explained. xv + 288 pp., col., illus., index. New York: Basic Books (Harper Collins), 1997. ISBN 0-465-08199-1 (hc) $30.

Popular history of astronomy and cosmology.

Guth, Alan H. The inflationary universe. The quest for a new theory of cosmic origins. Forward by Alan Lightman. xv + 358 pp., illus, bibl., index. Reading, MA: Helix/Addison-Wesley, 1997. ISBN 0-201-14942-7 (hc) $25.

Haynes, Raymond; Haynes, Roslynn; Malin, David; McGee, Richard (eds) Explorers of the southern sky: A history of Australian astronomy. xiii + 527 pp., illus, refs., indexes. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-36575-9 (hc) $95.00.

Hentschel, Klaus. The Einstein Tower. An intertexture of dynamic construction, relativity theory, and astronomy. Translated by Ann M. Hentschel. xv + 226 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-08047-2824-0 (hc). $45.

Hoyt, William Graves. Lowell and Mars. xv + 376 pp. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8165-0514-4 (pb) $24.95.

Reprint of 1976 ed.

Madders, Kevin. A new Force at a new frontier. Europe's development in the space field in the light of its main actors, policies, law and activities from its beginnings up to the present. xxiv + 604 pp., illus., maps, refs. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-57096-4 (hc) $150.

Mammana, Dennis; McCarthy, Donald W. Other suns, other worlds? 227 pp., illus, index. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. ISBN 0-312-14021-5 $24.95.

The search for extrasolar planetary systems.

Rees, Martin. Before the beginning: Our universe and others. Forward by Hawking, Stephen. 291 pp., bibl., refs., index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997 ISBN 0-201-15142-1 (hc) $25.

Schorn, Ronald A. Planetary Astronomy: From ancient times to the third millenium. College Station: TX, Texas A&M Univ. Press, 1998. ISBN 0890968071.

Focus on 20th century.

Seamans, Robert C., Jr. Aiming at targets. The autobiography of Robert C. Seamans, Jr. ix + 285 pp., apps., index. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1996 (NASA-SP-4106). ISBN 0-16-048907-5 (hc) $25.

Also Charles Stark Draper, T. Keith Glennan.

Swerdlow, N.M., The Babylonian theory of the planets. 246 pp. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-691-01196-6 (hc) $39.50.

Wilson, Robert. Astronomy through the ages: The story of the human attempt to understand the universe. xv + 302 pp., illus., glossary, bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-05836-9 (hc) $29.95.

[See also Tucci under HISTORY OF PHYSICS]


[back to top] HISTORY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Alvarez, Walter. T. Rex and the crater of doom. xii + 185 pp., illus., map, biogr refs., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-01630-5 (hc) $24.95.

On the work of Luis W. Alvarez, Frank Asaro, William Lowrie, Jan Smit.

Deacon, Margaret. Scientists and the Sea 1650-1900. A study of marine science. 2nd ed. xl + 459 pp., illus., bibl., index. Brookfield, VT: Ashgate, 1997. ISBN 1-85928-352-7 (hc) $84.95.

Fleming, James Rodger. Historical essays on meteorology, 1919-1995. The Diamond Anniversary History Volume of the American Meteorological Society. Boston: American Meteorology Society, 1996. ISBN 1-878220-17-9 (hc) $60.

Gillmor, C. Stewart; Speiter, John R. (eds.) Discovery of the magnetosphere. (History of Geophysics, vol. 7). Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 1997. ISBN 0-87590-288x (hc) $55.

Rudwick, Martin J. S. Georges Cuvier, Fossil bones and geological catastrophies. xvi + 301 pp., illus., further reading bibliographies, append., index. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN 0-226-73106-5 (hc) $34.95.

Sarjeant, William A. S. Geologists and the history of geology: An international bibliography from the origins to 1978. Supplement 2 (1985-1993). 3 vols. xxxiv + 2317 pp., indexes. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Co., 1996. ISBN 0-89464-880-2 (hc) $365.

Schroeder, Wilfried; Treder, Hans-Juergen (eds.) The Earth and the Cosmos (The Legacy of Hans Ertel). 382 pp., illus., facs. [Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany] Science Edition, Interdivisional Commission on History of IAGA and History Commission of the German Geophysical Society, 1998. (Mitteilungen des Arbeitskreises Geschichte der Geophysik der DGG, 17. Jahrgang, 1998, Heft 1-2; IAGA-IDCH Newsletter No. 26). ISSN: 0179-5658.

Reprints of biographical articles, selected papers, recollections by Ertel's friends and colleagues.

Schroeder, Wilfried (ed.) Geomagnetism and aeronomy with special historical case studies. 359 pp., refs., fns., illus. [Bremen-Roennebeck, Germany] Science Edition, Interdivisional Commission on History of IAGA/Historical Commission of the German Geophysical Society, 1997. ISSN 0179-5658.

Papers presented at IAGA Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, August 1997. Includes papers on contribution of geophysics to the change from classical to modern physics circa 1900 by W. Schroeder and K. H. Wiederkehr; on Aikitu Tanakadate and his electromagnetic declinometer by H. Yoshida; history of geophysical sciences in Istanbul since 1600 by F. Oscep and N. Orbay; international cooperation for observation of solar activity, by S. Dumont, M.-J. Martres and S. De'barbat; solar-terrestrial studies in Slovakia by A. Prigancova'; Marconi and climatological research in Italy by M. Colacino and M. R. Valensise; Bjerknes' concept of hydrodynamic weather prediction by K.-H. Bernhardt; H. von Helmholtz and meteorology by H. Hoerz; research on cloud-formation by K. H. Wiederkehr; "Internationale Gradmessungsunternehmen " before 1900, by H. Laitko; W. Heisenberg's worldview by H. Hoerz; activity of the island of Vulcano by L. G. Gregori; Restoro d'Arezzo and earth science in the Middle Ages, by G. P. Gegori and L. G. Gregori.


[back to top] HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

Guillen, Michael. Five equations that changed the world. The power and poetry of mathematics. viii + 277 pp., index. New York: Hyperion, 1996. ISBN 0-7868-8187-9 (pb) $13.95; ISBN 0-7868-6103-7. (hc) $22.95.

Reprint of the 1995 edition. The equations are those of D. Bernoulli, R. Clausius, A. Einstein, M. Faraday, I. Newton

Von Neumann, John. Mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics. xii + 445 pp. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-691-02893-1 (pb) $24.95.

Reprint of 1955 edition. ISBN 0-691-08003-8 (hc) $69.50.


[back to top] HISTORY OF INSTRUMENTS

Bud, Robert; Warner, Deborah, eds. Instruments of science: An historical encyclopedia. xxv + 709 pp., illus, bibl. refs., index. Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1998 ISBN 0-8153-1561-9 (hc) $138.

Chapman, Allan. Astronomical instruments and their uses. Tycho Brahe to William Lassell. xi + various paging, illus, refs., index. Aldershot (Hampshire): Ashgate Publishing Limited, 1996. ISBN 0-86078-584-X (hc) $94.95.

Reprint of 17 articles.

Turner, Gerald L'E. Scientific instruments, 1500-1900: An introduction. 144 pp. + biblio, notes. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1998. ISBN 0-85667-491-5 (hc) $40.


[back to top] HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Gluckman, Albert Gerard. The invention and evolution of the electrotechnology to transmit electrical signals without wires. 2nd edition. 256 pp., index. Washington, DC: Washington Academy of Science, 1996. ISBN 0-9607222-5-4 (pb) $30.

Annotated bibliography of 17th, 18th & 19th century experimental studies of electrostatic induction, elecromagnetic wave propagation and related topics.

Hurst, D. G. et al. Canada enters the nuclear age. A technical history of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited. xiv + 434 pp., illust., fns., index. Montreal: Published for Atomic Energy of Canada Limited by McGill-Queens University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-7735-1601-8 (hc) $65.

Seitz, F. and Einspruch, N.G. Electronic genie: The tangled history of silicon. 281 pp. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1998. ISBN 0-252-02383-8 (hc) $34.95.


[back to top] COLLECTED BIOGRAPHIES (3 or more Scientists)

Ambrose, Susan; Dunkle, Kristin L.; Lazarus, Barbara B.; Nair, Indira; Harkus, Deborah. Journeys of women in science and engineering. No universal constants. Foward by Lilli Hornig. xxii + 461 pp., illus., indexes. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997. ISBN 1-56639-527-5 (hc) $59.95.

Bernstein, Jeremy. A theory for everything. viii + 320 pp., index. Copernicus/Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN 0-387-94700-0 (hc) $25.

Collection of essays, some previously published, on A. Einstein, N. Bohr, M. Curie, W. Heisenberg, L. Pauling, J. Schwinger, E. Segrè.

Gates, Barbara T.; Shteir, Ann B. (eds). Natural eloquence: Women reinscribe science. xiii + 280 pp., illus, bibl., index. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997. ISBN 0-299-15480-7 (hc) $45.00. ISBN 0-299-15484-X (pb) $17.95.

Lakhtakia, A. (ed.) Models and modelers of hydrogen: Thales, Thomson, Rutherford, Bohr, Sommerfeld, Goudsmit, Heisenberg, Schroedinger, Dirac, Sallhofer. xv + 424 pp., notes. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1996. ISBN 981-02-2302-1 (hc) $58.

Meyenn, Karl von. Die Grossen Physiker. 2 vols. 562 + 528 pp., notes, bibl., indexes. Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 1997. ISBN 3-406-41151-7 (hc) $73.97.

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 72. vii + 386 pp., illus., bibls. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997. ISBN 0-309-05788-4 (hc) $79.

Includes memoirs of: S. Chandrasekhar by E. N. Parker, Lee A. DuBridge by J. Greenstein, Leo Goldberg by L. H. Aller, M. S. Livingston by E. D. Courant, H. Stommel by C. Wunsch

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 73. vii + 379 pp., illus., bibls. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997. ISBN 0-309-06-086-9 (hc) $79.

Includes memoirs of: Charles G. Abbot by D. DeVorkin, Carl D. Anderson by W. Pickering, Walker Bleakney by G. Reynolds, Rodney L. Cool by R. Adair, Carson D. Jeffries by W. Knight, J. Reynolds, E. Harris, and A. Portis.

National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biographical Memoirs, vol. 74. vii + 388 pp., illus., bibls. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997. ISBN 0-309-0631-1 (hc) $79.

Includes memoirs of: Albert F. Birch by T. J. Ahrens, Gregory Breit by M. Hull, Scott E. Forbush by J. A. Van Allen, Ross Gunn by P. H. Abelson, David Harker by H. A. Hauptman, James L. Hoard by R. E. Hughes, Joseph Kaplan by W. W. Kellogg and C. A. Barth, Alfred O. C. Nier by J. H. Reynolds, Clair C. Patterson by G. R. Tilton, E. P. Wigner by F. Seitz, E. Vogt, and A. M. Weinberg.

Rayner-Canham, Marelene F.; Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W. (eds.) A devotion to their science. Pioneer women of radioactivity. xiv + 307 pp., illus., endnotes, index. Philadelphia, PA: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1997. ISBN 0-7735-1608-5 (hc) $55. ISBN 0-7735-1642-5 (pb) $19.95.

Articles on Marie Curie, Ellen Gleditsch, Irène Joliot-Curie, Lise Meitner, and others.

Royal Society of London. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 43. London: The Royal Society, 1997. 541 pp., illus., bibl. (incl. some on microfiche), index to vols. 37-43. ISBN 0-85403-5168 (hc) $121.

Including D. R. Bates by A. Dalgarno, D. J. Bohm by B. J. Hiley, I. Lehmann by B. A. Bolt, R. A. Lyttleton by H. Bondi, H. Stommel

Tobias, Cornelius; Tobias, Ida. People and particles. vi + 230 pp., illus., fns, index. San Francisco: San Francisco Press, 1997. ISBN 0-911302-75-1 (hc) $25.

on E. O. Lawrence, J. H. Lawrence and other scientists at Berkeley.


[back to top] INDIVIDUAL BIOGRAPHIES & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES; analysis of scientist's work

[Bassi, Laura] Ceranski, Beate. 'Und sie furchtet such vor niemandem': Die Physikerin Laura Bassi (1711-1778). 291 pp. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 1996. ISBN 3-593-35600-7 (pb) $26.40.

[Boyle, Robert] Hooykaas, R. Robert Boyle: A study in science and christian belief. With a forward by John Hedley Brooke and Michael Hunter. xxiv + 131 pp., notes, name index. Lanham, New York, Oxford: University Press of America, Inc., co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario. 1997. ISBN 0-7618-0708x-x (hc) $36.50.

[Bush, Vannevar] Zachary, G. Pascal. Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, engineer of the American Century. viii + 518 pp., plates, endnotes, list of sources, index. New York: Free Press, 1997. ISBN 0-684-8281-9 (hc) $32.50.

[Chadwick, Sir James] Brown, Andrew. The neutron and the bomb: A biography of Sir James Chadwick. xiv + 384 pp., illus., append., index. Oxford, New York, Tokyo: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-19-853992-4 (hc) $35.00.

[Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan] Wali, K.C. S. Chandrasekhar: The man behind the legend. 223 pp., River Edge, NJ: Imperial College Press (World Scientific), 1997. ISBN 1-86094-038-2 (hc) $34.

[Copernius, Nicholas] Pepe, Luigi (ed.) Copernico e la questione Copernicano in Italia dal XVI al XIX secolo. Firenze, Italy: L. S. Olschki, 1996. ISBN 8822243927 (pb) $32.36.

[Curie, Marie] Pasachoff, Naomi. Marie Curie and the science of radioactivity. 112 pp., photos. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996 (paper 1997). ISBN: 0-19-512011-6 (pb) $11.95 ISBN 0-19-509214-7 (Library edition) $20.

Juvenile.

[Dirac, Paul] Pais, Abraham; Jacob, Maurice; Olive, David. I., Atiyah, Michael F. Paul Dirac: The man and his work. Peter Goddard (ed.), Memorial address by Stephen Hawking. xv + 124 pp., illus., refs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-521-58382-9 (hc) $19.95

[Einstein, Albert] Bernstein, Jeremy. Albert Einstein and the frontiers of physics. 192 pp., photos. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996 (paper 1997). ISBN 0-19-512029-9 (pb) $12.95. ISBN 0-509275-9 (Library edition) $20.

Juvenile.

[Eucken, Arnold] Becke-Geohring, Margot; Eucken, Margaret. Arnold Eucken: Chemiker, Physiker, Hochschullehrer: Glanzvolle Wissenschaft in zerbrechender Zeit. 106 pp., illus., ports, notes. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3540600833 $17.34.

[for suppl. list]

[Feynman, Richard] Gribbin, John and Mary. Richard Feynman. A life in science. xvii + 301 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York, NY: Dutton (Penguin), 1997. ISBN 0-525-94124-X $24.95.

[Haber, Fritz] Szöllösi-Janze. Fritz Haber 1868-1934: Eine Biographie. viii + 928. illus., bibl. refs., append., name index, institutional index. Munich: Verlag C. H. Beck, 1998. ISBN 3-406-43548-3 (hc) $

[Hawking, Stephen] White, Michael; Gribbin, John. Stephen Hawking. A life in science. ix + 304 pp. New York: Penguin Putnam/Plume,1997. ISBN 0-452-26988-1 (pb) $12.95.

[Henry, Joseph] Moyer, Albert E. Joseph Henry: The rise of an American scientist. xii + 348 pp., endnotes, index. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997. ISBN 1-56098-776-6 (hc) $45.

[Hertz, Heinrich] Baird, D.; Hughes, R.I.G.; Nordmann, A. (eds). Heinrich Hertz: Classical physicist, modern philosopher. 318 pp. Hingham, MA: Kluwer Academic, 1998. ISBN 0-7923-4653-X (hc) $128.00.

[Hund, Friedrich] Schroeder, Manfred (ed.) Hundert Jahre Friedrich Hund: Ein Rueckblick auf das Wirken eines bedeutenden Physikers. (Nachrichten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Goettingen, mathematisch-physikalische Klasse) Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996.

[Kramers, Hendrik Anthony] Haar, D. Master of modern physics: The scientific contributions of H. A. Kramers. vii + 296 pp., bibl. refs., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-691-02141-4 (hc) $39.50.

[Laplace, Pierre-Simon] Gillispie, Charles Coulston, with Robert Fox and Ivor Grattan-Guiness. Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A life in exact science. xii + 322 pp., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-01185-0 (hc) $49.50.

[Lavoisier, Antoine] Holmes, Frederic Lawrence. Antoine Lavoisier--The next crucial year, or the sources of his quantitative method in chemistry. vii + 184 pp., illus., append., notes., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-691-01687-9 (hc) $35.00.

[Lemâitre, Georges] Stoffel, Jean-Francois (ed.) Mgr. Georges Lemâitre Savant et croyant. Actes du colloque commemoratif du centième anniversaire de sa naissance, le 4 novembre 1994. Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre Interfacultaire d'Etude en Histoire des Sciences, 1996. ISBN 2-930175-02 (pb) $37.74.

[Liebig, Justus von] Brock, William H. Justus von Liebig: The chemical gatekeeper. xv + 374 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, U.K., New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-521-56224-4 (hc) $79.95.

[Loschmidt, Josef] Fleischhacker, W.; Schönfeld, T. Pioneering ideas for the physical and chemical sciences: Josef Loschmidt's contributions and modern developments in structural organic chemistry, atomistics, and statistical mechanics. ix + 332 pp., illus., refs., append., notes., index. New York and London: Plenum Press, 1997. ISBN 0-306-45684-2 (hc) $110 (US & Canada), $132 Foreign price.

[Meitner, Lise] Rife, Patricia. Lise Meitner and the dawn of the nuclear age. Boston MA: Birkhauser, 1998. ISBN 0-8176-3732-X $44.50.

[Pauli, Wolfgang] Laurikainen, K. V. The message of the atoms. Essay on Wolfgang Pauli and the unspeakable. ix + 203 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN 3-540-61754-X (hc) $49.

[Pauling, Linus] Krishnamurthy, Ramesh S.; Mead, Clifford S.; Nye, Mary Jo, eds. The Pauling Symposium: A discourse on the art of biography (proceedings of a conference, Corvallis, Feb. 28-March 2, 1995). xvii + 242 pp., plates, notes, refs. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Libraries, 1996. ISBN 0-9629082-2-3 (hc) $25.

In addition to papers by Pauling's biographers (T. Hager, R. J. Paradowski, T. Goertzel), recollections by students and colleagues, there are essays on writings the biographies of scientists, including S. S. Schweber on Hans Bethe.

[Szilard, Leo] Grandy, David A. Leo Szilard: Science as a mode of being. xiii + 189 pp., notes, bio., index. Lanham, NY, London, UK: University Press of America, 1996. ISBN 0-7618-0308-4 (hc) $39.50.

[Whitworth, Sir Joseph] Atkinson, Norman. Sir Joseph Whitworth: 'The world's best mechanician.' xiv + 338 pp., illus., bibl., notes, refs., append., index. Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Glouchestershire: Sutton Publishing Limited, 1996. ISBN 0-7509-1211-1 (hc), ISBN 0-7509-1648-6 (pb) $24.64.


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

Bethe, Hans A. Selected works of Hans A. Bethe (with commentary). River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1997. 605 pp. ISBN 981-02-2876-7 (hc) $68.

[Bohr, Niels] Kalckar, J. (ed) Bohr, Niels. Collected Works. Vol. 7, Foundations of Quantum Physics II (1933-1962), New York: Elsevier Science, 1996. ISBN 0-444-89892-1 (hc) $344 (subs. price $299).

Includes selected correspondence.

[Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan] Selected papers of S. Chandrasekhar, Vol. 7: The non-radial oscillations of stars in general relativity and other writings. viii + 295 pp., illus. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN 0-226-10103-7 (hc) $99.

Euler, Leonard. Commentationes Astronomicae: Mechanicae at Astronomicae ad Physicam Cosmicam Pertinentes. Edited by Eric J. Aiton. (Leonhardi Euleri Opera Omnia, Series 2, vol. 31). Basel: Birkhauser Verlag, 1996. ISBN 3-7643-1459-1 (hc) $148.50.

Flamsteed, John. The correspondence of John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal. Vol. 2: 1682-1703. Complied by E. G. Forbes; L. Murdin; and F. Willmoth (eds). The second volume of three volumes of John Flamsteed's correspondence, contains letters Flamsteed wrote and received from June 1682 to spring of 1703. 128 pp., notes, index. Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Physics, 1997. ISBN 0-7503-0391-3 (hc) $280.

Lighthill, J. Collected Papers of Sir James Lighthill, edited by M. Yousuff Hussaini. 4 vols., various pagination, total 2688 pp., illus., refs. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-19-509222-8 (hc) $395.

Peierls, Rudolf. Selected Scientific Papers of Sir Rudolf Peierls (with commentary), edited by R. H. Dalitz and Sir Rudolf Peierls. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific,1997. ISBN 981-02-2692-6 (hc) $150. ISBN 981-02-2693-4 (pb) $77.

Schroedinger, Erwin. The interpretation of quantum mechanics. Dublin seminars (1947-1955) and other unpublished essays, edited by Michel Bitbol. vi + 151 pp., illus, bibl., refs. Woodbridge, CT: Ox Bow Press, 1996. ISBN 1-881987-08-6 (hc) $55. ISBN 1-881987-09-4 (pb) $30.

Spitzer, Lyman, Jr.; Ostriker, Jeremiah P. (eds). Dreams, stars, and electrons. Selected writings of Lyman Spitzer, Jr. xvi + 537 pp., refs., list of pubs., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-03702-7 (hc) $99.50. ISBN 0-691-02797-8 (pb) $39.50.

Wigner, Eugene Paul. The Collected Works of Eugene Paul Wigner, edited by A. S. Wightman. Part A. The scientific papers, Vol. III: Foundations of quantum mechanics. Springer-Verlag, 1997. ISBN 3-540-57293-7 (hc) $179.

Wigner, Eugene Paul. The Collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner, edited by A. S. Wightman. Part A. The scientific papers, Vol. IV: Physical chemistry, solid state physics. Springer-Verlag, 1997. ISBN 3-540-56985-5 (hc) $169.


[back to top] TEXT, LECTURES & POPULAR WRITING BY SCIENTISTS

De Gennes, Pierre Gilles. Soft interfaces. The 1994 Dirac Memorial Lecture. x + 117 pp., illus., refs. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. ISBN 9-521-56417-4 (hc) $19.95.

Dyson, Freeman. Imagined worlds. 216 pp., bibl., notes, index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-674-53908-7 (hc) $22.

Ekspong, G. (ed.) Nobel lectures in physics 1991-1995. ix + 221 pp., bibl. River Edge, NJ: World Scientific, 1997. ISBN 981-02-2677-2 (hc) $38 ISBN 981-02-2678-0 (pb) $20.

P.-G. de Gennes, G. Charpak, R. A. Hulse, J. H. Taylor Jr., B. N. Brockhouse, M. Perl, F. Reines

Feynman, Richard P. Feynman lectures on computation, edited by Anthony J. G. Hey; Robin W. Allen. xiv + 303 pp., illus., refs., index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN 0-201-48991-0 (hc) $39.75.

"Afterword: Memories of Richard Feynman" by Hey, 284-293.

Feynman, Richard P. Six not so easy pieces. Einstein's relativity, symmetry and space-time. Originally prepared for publication by Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands; new introduction by Roger Penrose. xxvii + 152 pp, illus, refs., index. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1997. ISBN 0-201-15025-5 (hc) $25. ISBN 0-201-15026-3 (hc with 6 CDs) $49.95.

Hawking, Stephen W. The Cambridge lectures: Life works. xii + 176 pp., 4 sound cassettes, illus, index. New York: Penguin USA. ISBN 078710678 $24.95.

Hawking, Stephen. The illustrated "A brief history of time." 248 pp., illus, index. New York: Bantam, 1996. ISBN 0-553-10374-1 (hc) $37.50.

Updated and expanded edition of A brief history of time (1988).

Hess, David J. Science studies. An advanced introduction. vii + 196 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: New York Univ. Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8147-3563-0 (hc) $50. ISBN 0-8147-3564-9 (pb) $16.95.

Humboldt, Alexander von. Cosmos: A sketch of the physical description of the universe, Volume I. Translated by E. C. Otté. Introduction by Nicolaas A. Rupke. xlii + 375 pp. ISBN 0-8018-5502-0, (pb) $15.95.

Humboldt, Alexander von. Cosmos: A sketch of the physical description of the universe, Volume II, Translation by Michael Pettelbach, Introduction by Nicolaas A. Rupke. xlvii + 367 pp., notes, index. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8018-5503-9 (pb) $15.95.

Koga, Toyoki. A recollection of physics of the 20th century. 2nd edition. ix + 73 pp., refs. Privately printed and distributed by the author (18800 Florida Street, No. 353, Huntington Beach, CA 92648), 1997.

Park, David. The fire within the eye. A Historical essay on the nature and meaning of light. xiii + 377 pp., plates, illus., bibl., refs., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. ISBN 0-691-04332-9 (hc) $29.95.

Peierls, Rudolf E. Atomic histories. xvii + 378 pp., index. New York, NY: AIP Press, 1996 (now distributed by Springer-Verlag). ISBN 1-56396-243-8 (hc) $32.95.

Collection of previously-published non-technical essays, on the atomic bomb, N. Bohr, O. R. Frisch, W. Heisenberg, J. R. Oppenheimer, W. Pauli, R. Rutherford


[back to top] BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES

Greenstein, George. Portraits of discovery. Profiles in scientific genius. vii + 232 pp., illus, index. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997. ISBN 0471191388 (pb) $24.95.

Random House Webster's Dictionary of Scientists. lvi + 552 pp., appendices. New York: Random House, 1997. ISBN 0-375-70057-9 (pb) $18.

Reprint of The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (London, UK: Helicon, 1996).

Shearer, Benjamin F.; Shearer, Barbara S. (eds.) Notable women in the physical sciences. A biographical dictionary. xi + 479 pp., illus., bibl., refs., index. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. ISBN 0-313-29303-1 $49.95.

Yount, Lisa. Twentieth-century women scientists. xvii + 123 pp. New York: Facts on File, 1996. ISBN 0816031738 (hc) $17.95.


[back to top] BIBLIOGRAPHIES & GUIDES

Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey, with Kerry Lynne Meek. Women and Science: An annotated Bibliography. x + 556 pp., index. New York: Garland Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0-8153-0929-5 (hc) $99.00.


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