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This is a remarkable book that takes a lucid and detailed romp through the most important discoveries in physics and biology in the 20th century. Read morePublished on April 11, 2009 by Michael H. Fox
Despite the book contains the original papers for the most important discoveries in the 20th-Century science, they are not the best contents in the book. Read morePublished on May 11, 2008 by Carles A.
Lightman is a physicist, first and foremost. This is evident in his handling and interpretation of the physical sciences in this collection, as compared with the biological... Read morePublished on November 28, 2007 by Mark Rishniw
Lightman is one of those increasing number of people who have confounded C. P. Snow's description of two cultures, one scientific, one literary which know nothing of each other and... Read morePublished on August 14, 2007 by Shalom Freedman
I thought that this was a good format to introduce some complex papers by introducing each one in layman's terms first. Read morePublished on May 13, 2007 by William D. Tompkins
The chapter intros, where we got to "meet" the important scientists, were always interesting, but the papers were boring, as I predicted they would be. Read morePublished on August 22, 2006 by kohoutekdriver8