A biography of Lev Landau, one of the greatest Soviet theoretical physicists, whose career was cut short by a catastrophic car accident in 1962 and who was still only sixty when he died six years later. He won the Nobel Prize 'for pioneering work on the theory of the condensed state of matter, particularly liquid helium'. But the book shows that Landau's characterisation of himself as 'one of the last of the universal men of theoretical physics' was fully justified. Clearly and concisely it describes his achievements in all areas of theoretical physics from hydrodynamics to the quantum theory of fields. Attention is also paid to his genius as a teacher and mentor of young scientists, and throughout the book the true humanity of the man is evident
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Book Description Pergamon Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0080230768 Good; Hardcover; Withdrawn library copy with the standard library markings; Covers are still glossy with sun-fading to the spine; Library stamps to the endpapers; Text pages are clean & unmarked; Good binding with a straight spine; This book will be stored and delivered in a sturdy cardboard box with foam padding; Medium Format (8.5 9.75 tall); Orange covers with photo of Landau, and title in white lettering; 1980, Pergamon Publishing Press; 226 pages; "Landau," by Anna Mikhailovna Livanova. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-U06DA14001046