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A Passion For Discovery [Paperback]

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This fascinating book assembles human stories about physicists and mathematicians. Remarkably, these stories cluster around some general themes having to do with the interaction between scientists, and with the impact of historic events such as the advent of fascism and communism in the twentieth century on scientists behavior. Briefly, but lucidly, some of the beautiful science that brought these scientists together in the first place is explained.

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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   221
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 14, 2007
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  9812772146  
ISBN13  9789812772145  

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More About Peter Freund

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Beyond his well-known scientific papers and books, Peter Freund, a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Chicago, has published fiction in literary magazines, "Exquisite Corpse" and "ACM," among others. He is the author of "A Passion for Discovery," a book of general interest about the human side of doing science and of the short story collection "West of West End." A native of Timisoara, Romania, Freund completed his undergraduate studies in his hometown. In his student days he participated in an anti-Soviet demonstration, was arrested and placed before an armored firing squad. They obviously did not fire. A few years later, he managed to leave Romania. After living in Austria and Switzerland, Freund moved to the US. He lives in Chicago.

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"A passion for discovery" --Good book, bad aftertaste  Oct 31, 2008
In his book, Peter Friend represents Albert Einstein as a fallible human being. The author, of course, is eligible for his opinion if it based on the facts. But here it is based on the rumors about Einstein-Nordstrom interaction and others. At the same time, Peter disregards the readily available documents that contradict his assertions. No passion for discovery can justify disseminating warped data, especially concerning the great man.

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