The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080110493, 9781483185484

The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library Selected Readings in Physics

Authors: Albert Rosenfeld
Editors: D. ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483185484
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 470
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Description

The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir is a biography on the life of Irving Langmuir. The book was created to complement the volume entitled “The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir”. This selection was created to introduce the person and his works. Special attention has been given to Langmuir’s early life and family background.
The text begins with an account of the person’s child seen from the mother’s perspective. Such an account was taken from the family’s documents. These documents are in the form of letters, diaries, photograph albums, newspaper clippings, and genealogical studies. A brief history about the formation of General Electric Company is also covered. A great part of the book relates the life of Langmuir as a father and as a scientist. Among his inventions is using dry ice for cloud seeding. One of his greatest achievements is receiving a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The book is directed to the general public.

Table of Contents


Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

List of Principal Sources

Appendix I

Appendix II

Index

Details

No. of pages:
470
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1966
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483185484

About the Author

Albert Rosenfeld

About the Editor

D. ter Haar

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