Front Page Physics: A Century of Physics in the News, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Front Page Physics

A Century of Physics in the News, 1st Edition

Edited by A.J Meadows, M.M Hancock-Beaulieu

CRC Press

677 pages | 256 B/W Illus.

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From the beginning of the newspaper industry, scientific developments, research and results have been reported in the press, and, more than once, hit the headlines. Presented in language that can be understood by all, journalists have tirelessly detailed all exciting, humorous and major developments in all areas of science. In this book, ten decades of newspaper article clippings on physical science have been compiled and placed in context with explanatory commentaries. Each decade is preceded with a calendar of events giving the reader a chronologcial overview as to the content.

This book will undoubtedly fascinate, surprise and amuse, whether read from cover to cover or simply dipped into at random.

Reviews

"… very different from the usual run of popular science books … Fascinating to read first hand about 'the mystery of radium', the triumph of the general theory of relativity, or the first observations of the cosmic background radiation."

The Good Book Guide

"… an intriguing and very readable look back …"

Hazel Muir, New Scientist

"novel and entertaining"

Endeavour, Short Notices 1995

"The collection is an enjoyable read and yet provides a good account of the history of modern physics."

N Sadanand, Choice

ry different from the usual run of popular science books … Fascinating to read first hand about 'the mystery of radium', the triumph of the general theory of relativity, or the first observations of the cosmic background radiation."

The Good Book Guide

"… an intriguing and very readable look back …"

Hazel Muir, New Scientist

"novel and entertaining"

Endeavour, Short Notices 1995

"The collection is an enjoyable read and yet provides a good account of the history of modern physics."

N Sadanand, Choice

"splendidly produced book"

Frank Anstis, School Science Review

idly produced book"

Frank Anstis, School Science Review

"… an enjoyable journey into the development of physics, society and science writing."

Steve Allman, Physics Education

n enjoyable journey into the development of physics, society and science writing."

Steve Allman, Physics Education

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1890s. 1900s. 1910s. 1920s. 1930s. 1940s. 1950s. 1960s. 1970s. 1980s.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics