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Physics in the 20th Century

"Now in paperback, this widely acclaimed book -- named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 1999 -- documents the ways in which physicists have revolutionized modern life over the past 100 years. Curt Suplee explains the astonishing experiments and achievements of such innovators as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, and Richard Feynmann, and offers extraordinary illustrations that focus mainly on the remarkable images -- from the atomic to the cosmic scale -- made possible by the instruments of advanced physics. Also included are photographs of experimental equipment -- massive particle colliders are beautiful in their own right -- and pioneering inventions. This stunning volume is sponsored by the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics."

--From the publisher.