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Published: 01 July 1999

208 Pages | 13 halftones, 2 line drawings


ISBN: 9780195122688

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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