By Elaina Vitale, Librarian
It is a pleasure to highlight a selection of recent books whose authors used NBLA resources in their writing. The following books were published in 2014-2015 and their authors referenced our photo, oral history, archival or book collections in their research. Some are popular nonfiction titles while others are academic monographs. A few researchers were supported by our Grants-in-Aid, which support research in the history of the physical sciences either remotely or using our collections in person. It’s exciting for us to see our collections come to life in these published works!
A selection of 2014-2015 titles researched in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives
Aaserud, Finn and Helge Kragh, eds. One hundred years of the Bohr Atom: Proceedings from a conference. Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2015.
Brown, Brandon. Planck: Driven by vision, broken by war. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Close, Frank. Half-life: the divided life of Bruno Pontecorvo, physicist or spy. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
Crease, Robert P. and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber. The quantum moment: how Planck, Bohr, Einstein and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Ford, Kenneth W. Building the H Bomb: a personal history. Singapore: World Scientific, 2015.
Gavroglou, Kōstas, ed. History of Artificial Cold, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Issues. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014.
Gordin, Michael D. Scientific Babel: How science was done before and after global English. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Halpern, Paul. Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How two great minds battled quantum randomness to create a unified theory of physics. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
Hecht, David. Storytelling and science: rewriting Oppenheimer in the nuclear age. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.
Hentschel, Klaus. Visual cultures in science and technology: a comparative history. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Huber, Josef Georg. Walther Gerlach (1889-1979) und sein Weg zum erfolgreichen Experimentalphysiker bis etwa 1925. Augsburg: Dr. Edwin Rauner Verlag, 2015.
Kölbl-Ebert, Martina. From local patriotism to a planetary perspective. Surrey: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2015.
Körner, Henning. Mathematik Neue Wege. Braunschweig: Schroedel, 2014.
Kragh, Helge. Masters of the universe: Conversations with cosmologists of the past. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Lindner, Sigrid Annemarie. Walther Meissner (1882 – 1974): Physiker und Institutsgründer. Ressourcenmobilisierung in drei politischen Systemen. Augsburg, Bay Rauner: Erwin, 2014.
Nelson, Craig. The age of radiance: the epic rise and dramatic fall of the atomic era. New York: Scribner, 2014.
Paul, Richard and Steven Moss. We could not fail: the first African Americans in the space program. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015.
Schirach, Richard von. Die Nacht der Physiker: Heisenberg, Hahn, Weitzsäcker und die deutsche Bombe. Reinbek: Rowohlt Taschenbuch, 2014.
Swaby, Rachel. Headstrong: 52 women who changed science—and the world. New York: Broadway Books, 2015.