Boojums All the Way through
Communicating Science in a Prosaic Age
By (author) N. David Mermin
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Boojums All the Way through by N. David Mermin
Book DescriptionBoojums All the Way Through is a collection of essays that deals in a variety of ways with the problem of communicating modern physics to both physicists and non-physicists. The author is Professor David Mermin, a well-known theoretical physicist, who recently won the first Julius Edgar Lileinfeld prize of the American Physical Society 'for his remarkable clarity and wit as a lecturer to nonspecialists on difficult subjects'. David Mermin's wry humour is clearly apparent in most of these articles, but even those that are more serious are characterized by a liveliness and commitment to finding startlingly simple ways of presenting ideas that are traditionally regarded as complex. This book will appeal to physicists at all levels, to mathematicians, scientists and engineers, and indeed to anyone who enjoys reading non-technical accounts of new ways of looking at modern science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521382311
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This is a collection of essays that deals in a variety of ways with the problem of communicating modern physics to both physicists and non-physicists. The book should appeal to physicists, mathematicians and engineers, and to anyone who enjoys reading non-technical accounts of modern science.
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