From Lodestone to Supermagnets

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This easily accessible description charts the historical development of magnetism -- dating back some three thousand years. A. P. Guimarães starts with the Greeks, with the first records of magnetism, and ends with hard disks and magnetic resonance imaging. Nowadays every electric and electronic device involves the use of magnets, such that magnetic devices, including magnetic media and recording equipment, represent a world market of over 100 billion dollars each year.
Enjoyable reading for graduates, physics students, libraries, public libraries, school libraries, those interested in the natural sciences, lay readers, historians of physics.

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This elegantly written book makes the topic accessible to interested readers without a scientific background. The popular science author, A. P. Guimarães, traces the history of magnets from their Greek origins to today's supermagnets. Throughout, he emphasizes the history of scientific ideas and magnetism, relating them to the general development of science as a whole, and shows how magnets play a significant role in modern life.

"Guimarães captures beautifully our romance with magnets. And in this, clear, readable book also shows us how trying to understand magnetic forces gave us the capability of manipulating with ease the electric and magnetic fields that make the modern electronic world."
—Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate 1981

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Alberto P. Guimarães obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, and is a specialist in magnetism. Currently professor of physics at the Brazilian Center for Physical Research (CBPF) in Rio de Janeiro, he has been active in popularizing science for many years, for example as founder and one of the directors of the publishing house responsible for the magazine "Ciência Hoje" and its equivalent for children, "Ciência Hoje das Crianças" for the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC).

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