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Moments in the Life of a Scientist (Paperback)
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Moments in the Life of a Scientist (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 31/07/2008
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During recent decades, our vision of the world of physics - from the subatomic world to the cosmos - has undergone a profound evolution. In this book, one of the scientists who contributed to this development narrates the story of his life and his work. Bruno Rossi gives a close insight into his experiences as a scientist, the motivation which gave direction to his research, and the significance of the results of his experimental work. Rossi was involved at the beginning of very significant stages in relatively recent physics, and recounts how it was at first hand in cosmic rays, high energy physics and space research. He conveys a sense of participation in the excitement of his research, and also an involvement in his life. He writes evocatively of the places where he worked in Italy and America, and gives an insight into the life of a Jewish family living in fascist Italy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521070157
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...a fascinating document, not only for those of us who have also worked with cosmic rays but for everyone with an interest in the history of 20th-century physics." Science
"For anyone interested in the origins of cosmic ray or space research, this book is a must. It is the personal chronicle of one of the leaders of these fields and contains material that would be hard to come by elsewhere. I think, however, that it would be even more valuable for the lay person to read this book; it sets out clearly how science is done by one of the masters of the trade, and the better this is understood, the better for all of us. I highly recommend this book." American Journal of Physics
"Rossi's book should be interesting reading for those who have an interest in more than the principles and formulas of physics; this, one hopes, includes the vast majority of the practitioners and teachers of physics." V. V. Raman, The Physics Teacher
"In this delightful book Bruno Rossi talks in a warm and personal way about his many scientific discoveries, worldwide travels, and interactions with other scientists. The reader will be fascinated by the many exciting stories and anecdotes, which at times are humorous and sometimes read like a thriller." Walter H.G. Lewin, Foundations of Physics

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