Book ID: CBB000033690

Physicists look back: Studies in the history of physics (1990)

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Roche, John (Editor)


Hilger


Publication Date: 1990
Physical Details: xii + 393 pp.; illus.; notes; index

Description Contents: Shaw, Dennis F.: A physicist looks at the resources of research libraries. Weart, Spencer R.: Preserving and making known the history of physics: The American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics. DeVorkin, David H.: Interviewing physicists and astronomers: Methods of oral history. Krige, John: Some methodological problems in writing the history of CERN. Kurti, N.: Reflections of an amateur “historian of science”. Stansfield, Ronald G.: Could we repeat it? French, A.P.: The role of history in physics teaching. Davies, Brian: Historians and physics teachers: Partnerships for packages. Roche, John J.: A critical study of the vector potential. Leadstone, Stuart: The photoelectric effect--a suitable case for surgery? Boyle, Charles: Physics and society. Gee, Brian: On attending to the instrument maker in physics history. Lipson, H.: Reflexions on crystals: Instrumentation for crystal-structure determination. Unwin, D.J.: From research to development: The early development of mechanical parts of electron probe instruments. Hughes, David W.: Meteors and meteor showers: An historical perspective, 1686-1950. Meadows, A.J.: Solar variability and terrestrial weather. Walshaw, C. Desmond: The early history of atmospheric ozone. Beynon, W.J. Granville: Inospheric research--some personal recollections. Llewellyn-Jones, F.: The origns of ionisation and plasma physics. Josephson, B.D.: The history of the discovery of weakly coupled superconductors.


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Review Alessandro, B. (1991) Review of "Physicists look back: Studies in the history of physics". Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza (pp. 399-403). unapi

Review Crawford, E. (1992) Review of "Physicists look back: Studies in the history of physics". British Journal for the History of Science (pp. 290-91). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Krige, John G.
Meadows, Arthur Jack
Pestre, Dominique
Pippard, Brian
Meadows, A. J.
Brock, William H.
Publishers
Institute of Physics Publishing
Ossolineum
Elsevier
Smithsonian Institution Press
Trinity College Dublin
Kluwer Academic
Concepts
Science
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Physics
African Americans and science
Human genetics
People
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Newton, Isaac
Finsch, Otto
Steinbeck, John Ernst
Ricketts, Edward Flanders
Bacon, Roger
Places
British Isles
North America: United States; Canada
Europe
Americas: prehistory
Times
20th century
Renaissance
19th century
Medieval
Early modern
Institutions
Human Genome Project
Yenching University (Beijing, China)
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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