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The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is the history of physics.


Six Superlative Sources

· The American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics. Numerous exhibits, resources and links.

· Cohen, I. Bernard. The Birth of a New Physics, rev. ed. (Norton, 1991).

· Kragh, Helge. Quantum Generations: A History of Physics in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press, 2002).

· Purrington, Robert D. Physics in the Nineteenth Century (Rutgers University Press, 1997).

· Segrè, Emilio. From X-Rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries (W.H. Freeman, 1984).

· Weaver, Jefferson H., ed. The World of Physics: A Small Library of the Literature of Physics from Antiquity to the Present. 3 vols. (Simon and Schuster, 1987).

Other Excellent Sources

· Fowler, Michael. Galileo and Einstein (University of Virginia). Lecture Notes by a physics professor about the history of physics, from the Greeks to Einstein.

· Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (University of California Press, 1969-present). A professional journal, mostly about physics history. Formerly titled Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences.

· Holton, Gerald, and Stephen Brush. Physics, the Human Adventure: From Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond (Rutgers University Press, 2001).

· Physics in Perspective (Birkhäuser Verlag, 1998-present). A journal on a more popular level.

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