Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam : A Life in Physics (Paperback)

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The autobiography of one of the twentiethcenturys foremost physicists describes his career in science, chronicles the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century, and profiles some of the brilliant scientists with whom he has workedincluding Fermi, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Feynman, and others. Reprint. *Author: Wheeler, John Archibald/ Ford, Kenneth W. *Subtitle: A Life in Physics *Publication Date: 2000/02/01 *Number of Pages: 380 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393319910
SKU 30551196
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0393319911
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 1.25T
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"Being so smart, one would think Wheeler would have difficulty writing a memoir that could reach the masses without being, well, boring....[H]owever...not only is our man brilliant, he knows how to write a sharp and charming memoir....He is a teacher and with his exciting new book, he teaches the reader about his life, science, and our unending thirst for knowledge."
"Part history, part physics lecture, it's a highbrow hoot."
"Readers may not agree with Wheeler's blindered Yankee patriotism, but he is certainly an important scientist and has an impact on history. He is a consummately American physicist whose wide-ranging career spans much of a disturbing century in which the United States emerged as the dominant world power. People who wish to understand the dynamics behind this emergence will find this book worthwhile reading."
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Annotation Wheeler's fascinating life brings the reader face to face with the central characters and discoveries of modern physics. The first American to learn of the discovery of nuclear fission, he later coined the term "black hole," led a renaissance in gravitation physics, and helped transform Princeton University into a mecca for physicists.
Editors Note He studied with Niels Bohr, taught Richard Feynman, and boned up on relativity with his friend and colleague Albert Einstein. John Archibald Wheeler's fascinating life brings us face to face with the central characters and discoveries of modern physics. He was the first American to learn of the discovery of nuclear fission, coined the term "black hole," led a renaissance in gravitation physics, and helped to build Princeton University into a mecca for physicists. From nuclear physics to quantum theory to relativity and gravitation, Wheeler's work has set the trajectory of research for half a century. His career has brought him into contact with the most brilliant minds of his field; Fermi, Bethe, Rabi, Teller, Oppenheimer, and Wigner are among those he's called colleague and friend. In this rich autobiography, Wheeler reveals in colorful detail the excitement of each discovery, the character of each colleague, and the underlying passion for knowledge that drives him still.
Editors Note 2 The autobiography of one of the foremost physicists decribes his career in science, and chronicles the great scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
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