Great Breakthroughs in 20th-Century Science, Including the Original Papers
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375713453, 553pp.
Publication Date: November 14, 2006
"Engaging. . . . Masterly. . . . Intimate. . . . [Lightman's] enjoyment of the material shines through." –The Washington Post
“Lightman's map of 20th century science beautifully conveys the human drama of discovery.” –American Scientist
“An intriguing mix of the famous and unfamiliar.” –The Boston Globe
"Lightman's introductions to the discoveries are, collectively, an outstanding primer on the development of science in the twentieth century.”–The Nation