"Signora Amaldi, a well-known writer on scientific subjects ..., has given what is possibly the best available popular account of recent research into the structure of the atom, its binding forces and the nature of sub-atomic particles. Several of her chapters on these abstruse subjects are miracles of exposition ..."
You will learn why we believe in neutrons, neutrinos, and all the rest.
"Weisskopf's aim is merely to sow the seed -- wonder, the seed of knowledge -- and he is eminently successful."
"My best book." (Victor Weisskopf)
"It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk behind a facade of order, -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order."
Interesting, nicely illustrated, non-technical stories about a number of organic molecules.
Here is where you get the right ideas about thermodynamics and entropy from a story that is beautifully told and fun to read.
Another classic. No one explains it more clearly.
A densely written book that explores the important and subtle aspects of catalysis.
An outstanding introduction to the concepts of biochemistry.
"The marine chronometer is a glorious and fascinating object, but it is not a simple one, and its explanation calls for a writer as skilled with words as the watchmakers were with their tools: happily just such a writer has been found in Dava Sobel." Patrick O'Brian.Click to see pictures of John Harrison's clocks.