Book ID: CBB000033690

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


Roche, John (Editor)


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.
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