Curt Suplee

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.

Selected Works

Popular Science
"a lively, compact, beautifully illustrated and eminently readable exposition of the amazing scope of modern plasma physics." Curtis Callen, Professor of Physics, Princeton University
"The most comprehensible authoritative survey of all physics for unscientific readers.... The thrill of intellectual adventure is palpable in the book..."
--The New York Times
"Suplee ... does an excellent job of elucidating complex theories such as relativity and chaos."
--Publishers Weekly
"Living, breathing" science information that encourages readers to explore their everyday existence"
--School Library Journal
"Magnificent ... updates Curt Suplee's coffee table classic with 21st-century answers to many of the most common science questions, and quite a few uncommon ones."