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TitleGuerrilla Science : Survival Strategies of a Cuban Physicist
Author(s)Altshuler, Ernesto
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionX, 147 p. 71 illus., 50 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteFull of drama, dedication, and humor, this book narrates the author???s often frustrating experiences working as an experimental physicist in Cuba after the disintegration of the so-called socialist block. Lacking finance and infrastructure, faced with makeshift equipment, unpredictable supplies, and unreliable IT, Altshuler tells how he and his students overcame numerous challenges to make novel and interesting contributions to several fields of science. Along the way, he explains the science - from studies of ant colonies to superconductivity - either qualitatively or quantitatively, but always at a level fully understandable to an undergraduate student of natural sciences or engineering. An even wider audience, however, may skip the technical sections without missing the essence. With numerous anecdotes, photographs and the author???s own delightful cartoons, the book tells a remarkable, and often amusing story of how successful science can be performed against all odds
Keyword(s)1. CONDENSED MATTER 2. CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Entomology 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. LIFE SCIENCES 8. PHYSICS 9. Popular Life Sciences 10. Popular Science in Physics 11. Science???Social aspects 12. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
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