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Pions to Quarks: Particle Physics in the 1950s
By Lillian Hoddeson (editor), Laurie M. Brown (editor), Max Dresden (editor) and May West (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date January 29, 2009
Pages 734
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521100731
ISBN-10 0521100739
Dimensions 1.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 2.28 lbs.
Original list price $89.99
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Editors Laurie Brown, Max Dresden and Lillian Hoddeson have assembled a prestigious group of physicists and historians of science to present a broadly balanced picture of this exciting scientific era that witnessed the coming of age of particle physics and its development into 'big science'. The historical studies and analyses provided in the volume are unique in their scope and level of detail. Major topics and developments addressed include the important experiments and their theoretical explanations, the design and construction of scientific instruments and the establishment of major research centres - especially the national laboratories that played a key role in the transformation of particle physics into 'big science'. These essays also range from sociological analyses of the particle physics subculture and the political aspects of research funding to discussions of symmetry and axiomatic field theory.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780521309844
 
With Paul Slade | from Cambridge Univ Pr (June 1, 1989); titled "Pions to Quarks: Particle Physics in the 1950's"
9780521309844 | details & prices | List price $99.99
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About: Editors Laurie Brown, Max Dresden and Lillian Hoddeson have assembled a prestigious group of physicists and historians of science to present a broadly balanced picture of this exciting scientific era that witnessed the coming of age of particle physics and its development into 'big science'.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780521100731
 
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With May West (other contributor) | 1 edition from Cambridge Univ Pr (January 29, 2009); titled "Pions to Quarks: Particle Physics in the 1950s"
9780521100731 | details & prices | 734 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.28 lbs | List price $89.99
About: Editors Laurie Brown, Max Dresden and Lillian Hoddeson have assembled a prestigious group of physicists and historians of science to present a broadly balanced picture of this exciting scientific era that witnessed the coming of age of particle physics and its development into 'big science'.

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