The New York Times Book of Physics and Astronomy: More Than 100 Years of Covering the Expanding Universe

Category: Book
By (author): Dean, Cornelia
Foreword By: Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Subject:  SCIENCE / Physics / General
Publisher: Sterling
Published: September 2013
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 2.00in
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From The Publisher*From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always prided itself on its award-winning science coverage, and these 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by former science editor Cornelia Dean, they feature such esteemed and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers as Malcolm W. Browne on teleporting, antimatter atoms, and the physics of traffic jams; James Glanz on string theory; George Johnson on quantum physics; William L. Laurence on Bohr and Einstein; Dennis Overbye on the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson; Walter Sullivan on the colliding beam machine; and more.
From The Publisher*From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times! These 125 articles from the award-winning paper's archives-selected by former science editor Cornelia Dean and featuring a range of esteemed writers-cover more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries.
Review Quote*"A compilation of New York Times science articles from the past century-plus . . . It is a treat to have a taste of those heady years of announcements and discoveries. Highly recommended for all science collections." -Library Journal
Biographical NoteCornelia Dean is a science writer for the New York Times, where she writes mostly about environmental issues and science policy, and a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. From January 1997 until June 2003, Dean was science editor of the Times; during her tenure staff members twice won the Pulitzer Prize (and came in as finalists three times), the Polk Award, and the Lasker Award for public service, among many other honors. Dean's first book, Against the Tide: The Battle for America's Beaches (Columbia University Press) was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second book, Am I Making Myself Clear?, was published by Harvard University Press in 2009. She is currently working on a book about the misuse of scientific information in American public life.