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  1. Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science (20 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Fields of Force

    The Development of a World View from Faraday to Einstein.

    By William Berkson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    This book describes the picture of reality given by Newton, and the development of the later picture of reality given by field theory. In telling this story, the author explains what problem each scientist faced, and how the process of solving them led to new discoveries. By this method he gives...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

    By Max Born

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    In this collection of informal reminiscences, first published in 1975, Max Born has written an extraordinarily vivid account of his life and work, originally intended for his family. Ranging from his time at the University of Göttingen, where Born had his first real motivation for a professional...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Century of Science 1851-1951

    Edited by Herbert Dingle

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    First published in 1951 to coincide with the British Festival, this book explores the developments in science which had occurred since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Covering the full range of scientific development which had emerged in that time – from fundamental physics to evolution and genetics,...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Niels Bohr: Physics and the World

    Edited by Herman Feshbach, Tetsuo Matsui, Alexandra Oleson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Containing the proceedings of the symposium held by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Niels Bohr, this collection was first published in 1988. More than any other individual, Bohr was responsible for the development of quantum mechanics...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Recent Developments in Atomic Theory

    By Leo Graetz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Into the short compass of this book Professor Graetz has succeeded in compressing an eminently readable survey of the directions in which the atomic theory, as accepted in the nineteenth century, has been extended by the remarkable and almost revolutionary physical investigations and discoveries of...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Scientists as Writers

    Edited by James Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    In the endless debate about the Two Cultures no book until this attempted to provide a selection of scientific writing on specific themes to stimulate students of arts subjects into discussion and writing about the nature of science and its relationship with the rest of life. This book is...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. World Chaos

    The Responsibility of Science

    By William McDougall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    This book, first published 1931, examines the attitudes surrounding the natural sciences at the time of writing, and contends that an unreflective belief in the power of science, and especially in humanity’s capacity to turn such knowledge to noble ends, could lead to catastrophic results for human...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields

    By Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    First published in1966, here is presented a comprehensive overview of one of the most elusive scientific speculations by the pre-eminent genius of the 20th century. The theory is viewed by some scientists with deep suspicion, by others with optimism, but all agree that it represents an extreme...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Einstein The Searcher

    His Work Explained from Dialogues with Einstein

    By Alexander Moszkowski

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    This volume, first published in 1921, presents a series of portraits of Einstein, thus offering glimpses in the character and private reflections of the man who changed the course of modern science. Intended neither as a biography, nor as a résumé of Einsteinian physics, Einstein: The Searcher...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Believing in Russia - Religious Policy after Communism
    By Geraldine Fagan
    To Be Published April 29th 2014
  2. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History
    Edited by Norman G. Owen
    To Be Published May 7th 2014
  3. My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate
    By Max Born
    To Be Published May 8th 2014
  4. A Century of Science 1851-1951
    Edited by Herbert Dingle
    To Be Published May 8th 2014
  5. Atomic Theories
    By F.H. Loring
    To Be Published May 8th 2014

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