Journals Higher Education
Important We hope you are enjoying our new website. More information about the changes



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 01 July 1999

208 Pages | 13 halftones, 2 line drawings


ISBN: 9780195122688

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AE)

How the Laser Happened

Adventures of a Scientist

Charles H. Townes

  • Tells the insider story of the discoveries and ideas that led to the creation of the laser
  • Shows how scientific insights can build and shape the technologies uopn which our society depends
  • Details the conversations, friendships, institutional benefits, and large-scale political issues that influence the process of scientific discovery