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1 Lojek, Bo William Shockley: The Will to Think I11806 2021 eBook  
2 Wiescher, Michael Arthur E. Haas - The Hidden Pioneer of Quantum Mechanics I11781 2021 eBook  
3 Talbot, Chris Boris Hessen: Physics and Philosophy in the Soviet Union, 1927???1931 I11764 2021 eBook  
4 Likharev, Konstantin K Essential Quotes for Scientists and Engineers I11619 2021 eBook  
5 S??nchez, Francisco The Rise of Astrophysics in Modern Spain I11615 2021 eBook  
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TitleWilliam Shockley: The Will to Think
Author(s)Lojek, Bo
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionX, 224 p. 161 illus., 60 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book takes a fresh look at the work, thoughts, and life of 1956 Nobel Prize winner William B. Shockley. It reconstructs Shockley???s upbringing, his patriotic achievements during World War II, his contribution to semiconductor physics ??? culminating with the epoch-making invention of the transistor ??? and his views on the social issues of his time. The author???s unparalleled access to Shockley???s personal documents provides insight into a colorful, yet controversial, man, and also sheds light on the attitudes of other prominent scientists of that era. Shockley was not only an outstanding scientist in his own right but also a fiercely independent thinker in perpetual search of the truth. His contributions to the field known today as microelectronics are enormous and unmatched. This book explores the critical facets of Shockley???s life, replete with never-before-published photos and excerpts from his private correspondence and personal notebooks. The book also delves into Shockley???s views on genetics and human intelligence. It tells the story of a man beset by an unrelenting rationality, slandered by the popular media, and ultimately alienated by his peers. It discusses his controversial, although sometimes prescient, ideas regarding human genetics, putting these into the context of modern research findings. Today, William Shockley is perhaps just as enigmatic as his work and accomplishments. The author presents a convincing argument that Shockley still has much to say about the issues of our age, and many of his ideas deserve evaluation in the public forum
ISBN,Price9783030659585
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 3. Demography 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Electrical and Electronic Engineering 7. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 8. Evolutionary genetics 9. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10. Physicists???Biography 11. POPULATION 12. Population and Demography 13. Science???History 14. SEMICONDUCTORS
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TitleArthur E. Haas - The Hidden Pioneer of Quantum Mechanics : A Biography
Author(s)Wiescher, Michael
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXVII, 560 p. 181 illus., 114 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book highlights the personal and scientific struggles of Arthur Erich Haas (1884-1941), an Austrian Physicist from a wealthy Jewish middle-class family, whose remarkable accomplishments in a politically hostile but scientifically rewarding environment deserve greater recognition. Haas was a fellow student of both Lise Meitner and Erwin Schr??dinger and was also one of the last doctoral students of Ludwig Boltzmann. Following Boltzmann's suicide, Haas was forced to submit a more independent doctoral thesis in which he postulated new approaches in early quantum theory, actually introducing the idea of the Bohr radius before Niels Bohr. It is the lost story of a trailblazer in the fields of quantum mechanics and cosmology, a herald of nuclear energy and applications of modern science. This biography of Haas is based on new and previously unpublished family records and archived material from the Vienna Academy of Science and the University of Notre Dame, which the author has collected over many years. From his analysis of the letters, documents, and photos that rested for nearly a century in family attics and academic archives, Michael Wiescher provides a unique and detailed insight into the life of a gifted Jewish physicist during the first half of the twentieth century. It also sheds light on the scientific developments and thinking of the time. It appeals not only to historians and physicists, but also general readers. All appreciate the record of Haas??? interactions with many of the key figures who helped to found modern physics
ISBN,Price9783030806064
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology 6. History of Physics and Astronomy 7. Jewish History 8. Judaism???History 9. Physicists???Biography 10. Physics???History 11. QUANTUM PHYSICS 12. SCIENCE
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TitleBoris Hessen: Physics and Philosophy in the Soviet Union, 1927???1931 : Neglected Debates on Emergence and Reduction
Author(s)Talbot, Chris;Pattison, Olga
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionIX, 169 p. 7 illus., 1 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents key works of Boris Hessen, outstanding Soviet philosopher of science, available here in English for the first time. Quality translations are accompanied by an editors' introduction and annotations. Boris Hessen is known in history of science circles for his ???Social and Economic Roots of Newton???s Principia??? presented in London (1931), which inspired new approaches in the West. As a philosopher and a physicist, he was tasked with developing a Marxist approach to science in the 1920s. He studied the history of physics to clarify issues such as reductionism and causality as they applied to new developments. With the philosophers called the ???Dialecticians???, his debates with the opposing ???Mechanists??? on the issue of emergence are still worth studying and largely ignored in the many recent works on this subject. Taken as a whole, the book is a goldmine of insights into both the foundations of physics and Soviet history
ISBN,Price9783030700454
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Europe, Eastern???History 6. Foundations of Physics and Cosmology 7. History of Physics and Astronomy 8. Marxian school of sociology 9. Marxist Sociology 10. PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS 11. Physicists???Biography 12. Physics???History 13. Physics???Philosophy 14. Russia???History 15. Russian, Soviet, and East European History 16. SCIENCE 17. Soviet Union???History
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TitleEssential Quotes for Scientists and Engineers
Author(s)Likharev, Konstantin K
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionX, 239 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book brings together about 2,500 quotations on various topics of interest to scientists and engineers, including students of STEM disciplines. Careful curation of the material by the editor provides the reader with far greater value than can be obtained by searching the internet. The quotes have been selected for various attributes including: importance of topic, depth of insight, and - not least - wit, with many of them satisfying all these criteria. To make sequential reading of the quotes more engaging, they are grouped into broad topical sections, and the entries within each section are organized thematically, forming a quasi-continuous narrative thread. The text and authorship of each quote have been carefully verified, and the most popular cases of misquotation and misattribution are noted. The book represents a valuable resource for those writing science and engineering articles as well as being a joy to read in its own right
ISBN,Price9783030633325
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 6. Philosophical Foundations of Physics and Astronomy 7. Physicists???Biography 8. Physics???Philosophy 9. POETRY 10. Poetry and Poetics 11. Science???History
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TitleThe Rise of Astrophysics in Modern Spain : From Dictatorship to Democracy
Author(s)S??nchez, Francisco
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2021.
DescriptionXIX, 296 p. 92 illus., 70 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book describes the unlikely development of astrophysics in Spain, set against the final decade of Franco???s rule and the country???s transition to democracy. The author, Founding Director of Spain???s Instituto de Astrof??sica de Canarias, gives a firsthand account of his own and others??? odyssey in establishing the field in Franco???s Spain, showing how in a mere half-century, Spain was able to transform from a scientific backwater to a world player in astronomy and astrophysics. The book is a behind-the-scenes, warts-and-all depiction of how Big Science gets done, showing the motivations???sometimes as entertaining as they are infuriating???that drive scientific institutions and the scientists who work for them. Many astronomers, both professional and amateur, and historians know of the great scientific work being done in Spain, but there is very little published information available about the complex story underlying it. This English edition now makes that story accessible for the lay reader. With its casual, yet captivating narrative, the book is a rare and inspiring contribution to the history of astrophysics, science policy, education and outreach
ISBN,Price9783030664268
Keyword(s)1. Astronomers???Biography 2. ASTROPHYSICS 3. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. History of Physics and Astronomy 7. Physicists???Biography 8. Physics???History
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