Stock Image

Laser The Inventor, The Nobel Laureate, and the Thirty-Year Patent War

Taylor, Nick

25 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0684835150 / ISBN 13: 9780684835150
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2000
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From S. Howlett-West Books (Member ABAA) (Modesto, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 6, 1997 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 25.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The inner hinges of the book are slightly loose. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "In 1957 Gordon Gould, then an obscure physicist and perennial graduate student, conceived one of the revolutionary inventions of the twentieth century - the laser. But before he could submit a patent application, a prominent professor of physics whose office was next door to Gould's filed his own laser patent claims.". Bookseller Inventory # 27364

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Laser The Inventor, The Nobel Laureate, and ...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.

About this title

Synopsis:

An account of the man who successfully proved that he had invented the laser recalls Gordon Gould's thirty-year battle with the U.S. Patent Office to claim this important legacy, in an inside look at the American patent process. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author:

Nick Taylor is the author or coauthor of eight books, including the national bestseller John Glenn: A Memoir, and numerous articles for magazines, including Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

S. Howlett-West Books was established in 1996, but the owner, Stephanie has been in the book business for over 25 years. Besides her full time work as a book dealer/compiler of price guides, she writes articles on the subject of Science Fiction for several trade magazines. She is a collector and reader of first edition science fiction in her spare time.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

S. Howlett-West Books
2109 Spring Oak Ct
Modesto, CA, 95355 (209)491-2365 email: showlettwestbooks@sbcglobal.net
owner: Stephanie Howlett-West

Gladly accepting checks,
money orders and VISA,
MASTERCARD,AMEX, DISCOVER and Pay Pal . Two week returns for any reason with prior notification.
Email preferred, or leave message on answering machine. We check messages at least twice a day. Always buying individual titles or collections.
Please contact us for details.


Shipping Terms:

Media Mail shipping is $5.00 for the first book & 2.00 for each additional book, or Priority rate shipping or Fed Ex for $7.00 for the first book & $2.50 for each additional title. All books mailed with care and in most cases will include automatic delivery confirmation for tracking ability.
International customers charged at cost.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Cash PayPal