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Published: 29 October 2015

256 Pages | Between 20-30 black and white images and line drawings


ISBN: 9780198746850

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Physics: a short history from quintessence to quarks

John L. Heilbron

  • An engaging narrative, describing and explaining the transformations undergone by physics during its 2,500 years of development from its origins in Ancient Greece to its current worldwide cultivation
  • Explores the emergence of "physics" as a distinct field of study and its changing relations with mathematics, experiment, technology, ethics, and the societies that have supported it
  • Discusses the limits of our knowledge, and the questions physics has yet to answer