By Emilio Segrè
“[A] readable, soaking up, attention-grabbing autobiography... A beneficial contribution by means of somebody who witnessed the improvement of a lot of contemporary nuclear physics. Segrè’s description of the ancient neutron experiments played in Rome in the course of the mid-1930s via Enrico Fermi’s staff, of which Segrè used to be a member, is of inestimable worth.” — Glenn T. Seaborg, Physics Today
“A brain regularly in movement is Emilio Segrè’s account — released 4 years after his demise in 1989 — of his own existence and his lifestyles in physics... it's soaking up, relocating in locations and regularly revealing. Segrè famous in his preface, ‘I haven't sought to exhibit manners and tact I by no means had, and i've attempted to regard myself no larger than anyone else.’ He ably succeeded in those purposes.” — Daniel J. Kevles, Nature
“For normal readers with an curiosity within the historical past of nuclear physics, Segrè... is likely one of the such a lot personable witnesses.” — Publishers Weekly
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