A Tale Of Two Continents

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ISBN : 9780691012438
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A Tale of Two Continents

"People like myself, who truly feel at home in several countries, are not strictly at home anywhere," writes Abraham Pais, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, near the beginning of this engrossing chronicle of his life on two continents. The author of an immensely popular biography of Einstein, Subtle Is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a general audience. His "tale" describes his period of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (he ended the war in a Gestapo prison) and his life in America, particularly at the newly organized Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, then directed by the brilliant and controversial physicist Robert Oppenheimer. Pais tells fascinating stories about Oppenheimer, Einstein, Bohr, Sakharov, Dirac, Heisenberg, and von Neumann, as well as about nonscientists like Chaim Weizmann, George Kennan, Erwin Panofsky, and Pablo Casals. His enthusiasm about science and life in general pervades a book that is partly a memoir, partly a travel commentary, and partly a history of science.

Specifications of A Tale of Two Continents

GENERAL
AuthorAbraham Pais
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst
ISBN-100691012431
ISBN-139780691012438
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Number Of Pages520
Publication Date1997-04-14
DIMENSIONS
Height10 inch.
Length1.75 inch.
Width6.5 inch.
Weight2.15 pounds.

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