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Here is the intensely personal and often humorous autobiography of one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation, Sir Rudolf Peierls. Born in Germany in 1907, Peierls was indeed a bird of passage," whose career of fifty-five years took him to leading centers of physics--including Munich, Leipzig, Zurich, Copenhagen, Cambridge, Manchester, Oxford, and J. Robert Oppenheimer's Los Alamos. Peierls was a major participant in the revolutionary development of quantum mechanics in the 1920s and 1930s, working with some of the pioneers and, as he puts it, "some of the great characters" in this field.
Originally published in 1985.
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"[This] fascinating autobiography not only attests to [Peierls's] having been in on the most important scientific developments since the mid-1920s--in brief, the quantum revolution--but his lively account of the events of this period, and of its main actors, their contributions, and--with respect and sympathy--their quirks, provides a significant contribution to the scientific history of our time." --Bernard T. Feld, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
"Anybody with some interest in the way scientists live, feel and think, should read this book. They will be richly rewarded and entertained." --Victor Weisskopf, London Times Higher Education Supplement
"He knew everyone in the small pre-war physics world, and stories of his many friends are told delightfully." --Sir Nevill Mott, Physics Bulletin
"This is an excellent book with far more in it than I can mention here, which I wholeheartedly recommend." --David Hall, Scope
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Descrizione libro Princeton Princeton University Press 1985, 1985. FIRST EDITION 8vo. hardback with dust jacket. 350pp. with b/w illustrations. Previous owners' bookplate to title page. Dust jacket has been price- clipped. Small amount of loss, missing corner to ffep and page facing half title. Slight soiling to dust jacket spine. VG/VG. .FOR FURTHER DESCRIPTION, PLEASE ENQUIRE. NEW TITLE TO OUR SHOP STOCK (Shelf 200) ISBN: 0691083908 ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. Codice libro della libreria 44521
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1985. Wraps. Condizione libro: Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Textblock is extremely clean and tight; minimal edge and spine wear; 350pp., including index. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria SJ3441
Descrizione libro Princeton U Press, Princeton, Nj, 1985. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket. Recollections of a Physicist; 0691083908. Codice libro della libreria 72905
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0691083908 350 pp. Hardcover. Personal and humorous autobiography of one of the most distinguished theoretical physicists of his generation, Sir Rudolf Peierls. Very light shelf wear to dust jacket, otherwise almost new. 8vo, 2 lbs. Princeton University Press, 1985. Codice libro della libreria SKU1000719
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0691083908
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910839024.0
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, (Princeton), 1985. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear on the foot. Codice libro della libreria 106926
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1985. Hard Cover Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition First Printing. Clean in sound binding. Near fine with neat former owners name on free endpaper in near fine faintly scuffed dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 053631
Descrizione libro Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985., 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition. xii, 350 pp, 1 leaf; 27 illus. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 979
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1985. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020691083908