AUTHORParry, Albert
TITLEPeter Kapitsa on Life and Science
PUBLISHERThe Macmillan Company
CITYToronto, Canada
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This book contains essays, speeches, and interviews by one of the Soviet Union’s most prominent physicists, Peter Kapitsa. The introduction reviews Kapitsa’s life and contributions to science. The first four essays examine Benjamin Franklin and his work with electricity, early Russian chemist Mikhail Lomonosov, Ernest Rutherford and his work on radioactivity, and French physicist Paul Langevin. Kapitsa's other essays cover such topics as science and technology; theory, experimentation, and practice in science; the organization of scientific work; and the Soviets' Institute of Problems of Physics, of which he was the director. The last section consists of two interviews with Kapitsa conducted by journalists and published in Moscow in 1965 and 1967.

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