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Victory and Vexation in Science

Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Others

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HARDCOVER

$55.50 • £44.95 • €50.00

ISBN 9780674015197

Publication Date: 05/30/2005

Short

244 pages

6 x 9 inches

5 halftones, 4 line illustrations

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Gerald Holton is the dean of Einstein scholars.—Dennis Overbye, The New York Times

In Victory and Vexation in Science, Gerald Holton, a physicist and historian of science at Harvard University, provides a series of illuminating historical and biographical essays on science and scientists in the twentieth century. This thought-provoking book mixes reminiscence with scholarly reflection, drawing on Holton’s deep knowledge of scientists and their intellectual, religious and social engagements.—Daniel J. Kevles, Nature

Gerald Holton has moved as no one else in our time from a truly distinguished life in science to the effect of manners, morals, and much else in the world, on scientific discovery. This is a most engaging book and an indispensable guide.—John Kenneth Galbraith

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