New York Oxford: Oxford University Press / A Solomon Press Book, 1998. Brian Silver. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Small 4to (10 1/4" x 7 1/2"), black cloth with blue lettering on spine over off-white textured boards, illustrated with numerous B&W diagrams, blue-black photographic dust jacket (unclipped), xviii + 534 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #2013
Brian Silver, who died 1997 just before his book was published, was Professor of Chemistry at the Technion of Israel.
Working in the lively clarifying tradition of Jacob Bronowski, Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Sagan, and Brian Greene, Silver "writes with extraordinary grace and sparkling wit--and with a comprehensiveness unparalleled in scientific writing. From the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the mind-bending theories of Einstein and Heisenberg; from plate tectonics to particle physics; from the origin of life to universal entropy; from biology to cosmology, Silver takes the reader on a guided tour not only of the history of science but of the very nature of scientific inquiry and its role in our society."--jacket.
Superior Condition: tight, bright, without annotations or underlining, Previous owner's presentation on free front endpaper. A clean 1" tear at the top of the dj at the spine.