The Resource Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Jacques Badoz ; translated by Axel Reisinger

Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Jacques Badoz ; translated by Axel Reisinger

Label
Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery
Title
Fragile objects
Title remainder
soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery
Statement of responsibility
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Jacques Badoz ; translated by Axel Reisinger
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"After he received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1991, students, schools, and science clubs throughout the French-speaking world invited Pierre-Gilles de Gennes to lecture about his work in science, about the work of a scientist, and about the role of science in the modern world. This absorbing and beautifully written book emerged from those lectures and from the lively discussions, probing questions, and spontaneous replies that followed."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Gennes, Pierre-Gilles de
Dewey number
530
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC171.2
LC item number
.G4613 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Badoz, J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matter
  • Surfaces (Physics)
  • Research
  • Education
Target audience
adult
Label
Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Jacques Badoz ; translated by Axel Reisinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Fragile objects
  • Profession: Research scientist
  • Discovery
  • A positive science
  • The Environment
  • A pedagogy for the real world
  • The imperialism of mathematics
  • A little oxygen
  • New banners
  • Preface: School Stories
  • The Indian boot and Mr. Goodyear
  • The noodle soup
  • The tubeless siphon and the runaway boat
  • The Egyptian scribe, arabic gum, and Chinese ink
  • Liquid crystals and the school of fish
  • On the Surface of things: Wetting and dewetting
  • Bubbles and foams
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 189 p.
Isbn
9780387947747
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96017039
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34576821
  • CARL034576821
Label
Fragile objects : soft matter, hard science, and the thrill of discovery, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Jacques Badoz ; translated by Axel Reisinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Fragile objects
  • Profession: Research scientist
  • Discovery
  • A positive science
  • The Environment
  • A pedagogy for the real world
  • The imperialism of mathematics
  • A little oxygen
  • New banners
  • Preface: School Stories
  • The Indian boot and Mr. Goodyear
  • The noodle soup
  • The tubeless siphon and the runaway boat
  • The Egyptian scribe, arabic gum, and Chinese ink
  • Liquid crystals and the school of fish
  • On the Surface of things: Wetting and dewetting
  • Bubbles and foams
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 189 p.
Isbn
9780387947747
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
96017039
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34576821
  • CARL034576821

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